Easter Milk Cartons: FREE Download & Video Tutorial

March 24, 2010

in Altered Stuff,Digital Downloads,Tutorials,Videos

EDIT Fri 3/26: OK so the file download should now work - bad news is that it's just an SVG file - so you Silhouette users out there won't be able to use it :( I am trying to see if there is way for me to create a GSD file for you guys too - if anyone knows of software that will allow me to do this, please let me know. Thanks!



OK I'm pretty excited about this one! :)

So, I found that I really like the Sizzix Milk Carton die in the latest SU catalog - but it was pretty pricey & from what I heard, the actual finished milk carton was pretty small. I wanted to see if I could create a cut file that would allow me to create my own milk cartons. Since I now have Sure Cuts a Lot software, I figured it was worth a shot to create an SVG file. I found a "sample" milk carton at the local grocery store in the candy aisle (was full of Reeses candy!) - I ripped it apart & used it as my template.

These are great for spring & Easter - but I am totally going to use these throughout the year for all Holidays. You can stuff these with almost anything - and since it's a digital cut file, you can cut it in whatever color cardstock or paper you'd like!

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They are super fun to stamp on & embellish...

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I put together a video to show you how to assemble this milk carton once it's cut. Even better, I'm offering you all a FREE download of my SVG file so you can make these for yourself. :)

You will need a digital cutter (such as a Cricut) and some die cutting software on your computer (such as SCAL - which is what I use). See updated info at the top for Silhouette users - as of right now, I don't think an SVG file will work for you. I'm workin' on it...

I am also providing a guide to where you need to score this milk carton. This is a PDF file that you can download & view on your computer to see where the score lines are. (it's not that pretty, sorry. haha.)

Anyway, onto the download & video. To download, just right click below & choose "save file as". You can save to your computer & then import into SCAL. (look for an option to Import-->SVG file) NOTE: after the program was loaded, I sized the shape to the size that I wanted. Mine was roughly 7.5" x 8.25" or so. You haveĀ  to play with it a bit to figure out how you'd like it sized.

Download File: Milk Carton SVG File

Download File: Milk Carton Scoring Guide (PDF format - requires Adobe Reader)

And here's the video below, or watch at YouTube. Please comment if you have any questions. Thanks!



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Elaine Minor February 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Hi Kerry, First let me say that I love your blog. I got the Cricut Expression for Christmas along with the gypsy and I’m learning how to do many things. Can you tell me how you cut this with the cricut. As I stated, I’m a newbie and I didn’t know how to do the SVG Files. I would love to do these for Valentine’s Day for my daughter’s preschool. Thanks so much!!

Lucy April 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

Thanks so much for sharing this. I just made the cutest Easter gifts for the little girls in my family. I saw the milk carton from SU too and was about to try making a sgv file. You saved me so much time :-)

Morrigan May 10, 2011 at 3:58 am

What a great idea. I think I might try to make one. Thanks for the tutorial :) )

Amy May 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I too loved the milk carton from SU. I am glad I showed restraint. I can not wait to download your file and cut away. i am a new owner of scal. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

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