Hi! Jen Tapler here again – I’m back as promised with a closer look at the gift packaging I created for my Custom Baby Gift I shared with you on Wednesday. One of my favorite ways to create gift packaging is to use a hybrid template with papers and embellishments that coordinate with the gift. For this project, I used the same Oh Baby digi kit by Mari Koegelenberg that I used to create the iron-on for my onesie along with the Milk Carton Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff. If you’ve never used a hybrid template before, Kelleigh posted an awesome tutorial a few days ago that gives step-by-step instructions from downloading and opening the files on your computer to printing.
To make the milk carton shown here, follow Kelleigh’s template instructions, print and cut out with a good pair of sharp scissors. Use some type of scoring blade along the scoring lines and fold. Your template will now look like this:
Using double-sided tape on the side flap, assemble the box.
Once the sides of the box are assembled and the bottom flaps have been folded in according to the instructions included with the download, use more double-sided tape on the inside of the top front and back to adhere the top. Gently push the sides in as you pinch the front and back together.
As an added creative touch to my gift, I thought it would be cute to put the onesie inside a cleaned out baby food jar, wrapped with a band of coordinating digi paper and placed inside the milk carton. I felt it just sort of brought the whole thing together!!
To embellish my carton, I chose to first cut out a window in the front of the carton using my rectangle Nestabilities dies in my Big Shot machine (you will want to do this before assembling the carton). I also decided to print and cut out one of the star embellishments in the Oh Baby kit and attach to the front of the carton using 3-dimensional adhesive. For the tag, I stamped the Congrats sentiment from the Practically Perfect stamp set from Verve and cut out with my Trio of Tags Nestabilities dies, also in my Big Shot. I added some ribbon and a button and the carton is done!!