PPA 35 Got Milk?

Stampin up milk carton bigz die trio easter card

Got milk?  The star of today's Pals Paper Arts "Anything But a Card" project
(PPA35) is the
Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton (Occasions Mini, p. 23), a
Stampin' Up! exclusive.  This sweet box is just the nugget you need for sharing Easter treats.

Are you ready to play this week's Pals

Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA35)?  Everyone is invited
to participate in this week's "Anything But a Card" challenge (using any brand of products).  Check out the PPA Design Team's 3-D inspiration samples and share your creation
on the Pals Paper Arts
challenge blog. 

Stampin up milk carton birdhouse easter

I have seen this little birdhouse everywhere in the "blogosphere" (to the point I can't pin down the original designer to credit).  It shows the versatility of this cute mini milk carton.  The assembled carton is approximately 1 5/8" wide x 1 5/8" deep x 3 1/4" high.  I have approximately 10 Hershey's Kisses tucked inside.

Stampin up eggcoutrements milk carton birdhouse

The "roof" can go either direction, depending on how you fold the top.  The border stamp from Eggcoutrements and my Scallop Edge Punch constructed delightful "shingles."

Stampin up eggcoutrements milk carton die easter card

The milk carton struts its stuff with this standard version, highlighted by images from the Stampin' Up! Eggcoutrements stamp set (Occasions Mini).  I paper snipped the pink basket on the tag for a little  color pizzazz.

Stampin up extra large fancy flower punch easter card

A quick, coordinated card wraps up this trio.  I thought the bunny made a whimsical flower center.  Faux stitching was added using a Paper-Piercing Tool and White Signo Gel Pen. 

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Stampin up milk carton birdhouse cropped BIRDHOUSE:

Stamp Set:  Eggcoutrements (Occasions Mini:  Wood-Mount 115164, Clear-Mount 118556), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Kraft (102125), Pretty in Pink (100459), Old Olive, (100702) Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper (115687)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die (117310, Occasions Mini), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Extra Large Two-Step Bird (117191, Occasions Mini), Word Window Punch (105090), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Edge Punch (112091)
The Perfect Touch:  Window Sheets (Clear Medium,114323, Polka Dot pattern is retired), Styled Silver Library Clip (112580 Clips Assortment), Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109032), Stampin' Dimensional (104430, under bird's wing)


Stamp Set:  Eggcoutrements (Occasions Mini:  Wood-Mount 115164, Clear-Mount 118556)
Paper:  Pretty in Pink (100459), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Melon Mambo
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die (117310, Occasions Mini), Big
Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Small Tag Punch (108264), 1 1/4" Square Punch (104400), Scallop Square Punch (112081), Paper Snips (103579)

The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117292, Occasions Mini)


Stamp Set:  Eggcoutrements (Occasions Mini:  Wood-Mount 115164, Clear-Mount 118556), Well Scripted (Occasions Mini:  Wood-Mount 117072), Clear-Mount (118601)
Paper:  Kraft (102125), Melon Mambo Textured (108693, Assorted In Colors),  Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656), Old Olive (102277, bunny on envelope)
Cool Tools:  Extra large Fancy Flower (118073, Occasions Mini), 1" (109046) and 1 1/4" (104403) Circle Punches, Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Stampin' Up! Mat Pack (105826)
The Perfect Touch:  Pretty in Pink Brad (106954, Soft Subtles Brads), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), White Signo Gel Pen (105021), Whisper White Mini Square Envelope (107309)
Eggcoutrements stampin pretty


  1. Thankyou for sharing the good work, Mary. I love your gorgeous little birdie house and couldn’t wait to get started on making them. These are going to be great for many, many occasions and are so versatile. Thankyou.

  2. These are gorgous little bird houses… by the time I get to make one easter will be over, perhaps they can double as mothers day gifts too.
    Thanks for your wonderful ideas and colour combinations.

  3. love love love the mini birdhouse. what a treat for the recipient! just darling!

  4. Arlene Williams

    Mary, your creations are beautiful! I love the color combo you used. TFS!
    Hugs, Arlene

  5. OMG! Which one do I choose? I love them all, Mary! Love the Melon Mambo combined with the Kraft and Old Olive! So fun and so, so cute! As always, your creations are so inspiring!

  6. Mary this is fantastic. So so pretty. 🙂

  7. Very cute! I love the versatility with so many options. Nice colors too!

  8. so cute!! great colors!:) love the roof on that birdhouse!!:)

  9. Those little houses are cute! I love the shingles you created. Super fun project, Mary!

  10. Very sweet tweets and bunny!

  11. These projects are so sweet! Love that fancy roof and I am such a fan of faux stitching – anything so I don’t have to thread that needle 🙂

  12. Adorable… I esp love that roof on the bird house. Hugs,

  13. Cute, oh so cute! You are going to make someone’s day brighter with your wonderful treats and packaging!

  14. Very cute! Love the bunny head!

  15. Wow! So adorable and what a perfect color combo! Bravo!

  16. Mary, hands down, the cutest Easter project I’ve seen this year! I love that birdhouse!!!

  17. Melissa Young

    I love these! How adorable!

  18. marie-th?r?se

    vraiment magnifique et couleurs tendre au plaisir Marie-th?r?se de France

  19. Colleen Kramer

    Fun, fun, fun! What a happy spring combo!

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