Monday, April 1, 2013

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Pun Fun!

Are you ready for some silly craftiness this morning?   From Millan.Net

What better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than with some puns!  Now, I don't normally go for puns...a house full of three boys has cured me of that...but one thing that comes to mind when I think of them are cute gift ideas.  And since the end of school is coming (believe me, it will be here before you know it!), I thought I'd get a head start on some teacher gifts.

I knew I wanted to use one of the many boxes on the Artiste cartridge.  I chose the milk carton after being inspired by photos from this party.  I couldn't resist a good old milk and cookie theme!

Here is what I came up with:

Stamps: Distressed Backgrounds
Inks: Saddle, Indian Corn Blue
Papers: White Daisy, Saddle, Indian Corn Blue cardstock, transparency sheet
Accessories: Hook and Loop Dots
Tools: Artiste, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

The carton is found on page 46 in the Artiste handbook, under the 3D Object.  I used the Fit to Page feature and it cut out at 5.25".  I used the Center Point feature to cut out a circle in the front panel.  Can you believe I've never used that feature before now?!?  The Saddle band is 1.75" x 12".  I stamped the burlap stamp from the Distressed Backgrounds set in Saddle ink and attached it around the carton.  (I scored and adhered each side as I went so not to cause any buckling.) Then I used a craft knife to cut out the band covering the window.  The scalloped circle is found on page 31 in the Art Philosophy handbook, under Layer.  I cut this out at 2.25" to frame the window.  The window is covered by a small piece of transparency sheet attached to the inside of the carton.  I also traced the top flaps onto Saddle cardstock to accent to top of the carton.

So where's the pun?  Here is a shot of the other sides of the carton:

See?  Pun-y!   From Millan.Net
I created the sentiment and the Nutrition Facts on my computer.  I used the Center Point feature to cut around the "Smart Cookie".  (Why have I never used this before now??)  The Nutrition Facts were just something I had seen floating around somewhere, but according to my boys it "totally looks like the real thing!"
So what can you create this week to go with our Heart 2 Heart challenge?  Be sure to stop by the H2H blog and see the other Design Team's creations...they're a hoot!
Just remember a few of the guidelines for playing along:
Heart2Heart Challenges Guidelines:
  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Pun Fun!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.

Oh, and those cookies in the carton?  I know they won't still be good by the end of May...
From Millan.Net
 But it was a good excuse to make a few dozen!  From Millan.Net


  1. very cute idea, for a lucky teacher, with fresh cookies of course ;)

  2. Angela, that is just too stinkin' cute! LOVE the nutrition facts - so creative!

  3. Love your carton of home-made goodness--the "nutrition fact-sheet" is priceless, and I love that your boys addressed the gift by hand. THanks for stopping by my blog.



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