Thursday, October 30, 2014

MCT ~ Thrifty Thursday

Good morning! Today is Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative Time with Emma and the design team! This is when we use up our scraps, left overs or use a recycled item. Well as I have said before I have a ton so scraps and I try my hardest to look there first before I pull out on full sheet of paper.
So with all that said I found these adorable milk cartons at Michael's on clearance! You get 9 per package and for $2.09. Bargain! You not only get the cartons but a wrap, a sticker and they already has adhesive to assemble. Well I decided I wasn't going to use the sticker because I have all these AMAZING stamps and dies from My Creative Time. So I pulled out my Bunch of Fun Circles Dies and the stamp set, Trick or Treat. I thought these would super simple and fast to reproduce. Best part I was able to create 39 little containers using scraps! Yes ~ I have that many scrap pieces of paper that I was able to do them all! Sad right? Anyway, for all of my son's teachers , past and present, I used the Stitched Fun Ticket Dies and Just Tag to personalize theirs. For the kids, we can't do that ~ so it went pretty fast! Oh my little clothespins are also Recollections and on clearance and those were only .59 or .89 cents for 8. Best part is they coordinate with the milk cartons! So not only did I use scraps but I thought I was pretty thrifty money wise, plus tons of time saved! Just stuffed these with loads of candy and done!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI and Stash
Ink ~ VersaFine and Archival
Recollections milk cartons and clothespins

Make sure you see Emma's and the design teams projects by clicking here.

That is it for me today! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!


  1. These gift boxes are wonderful! Love the paper colors and the simple sentiment band and the clothes pin is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Holy Halloween Goblin Treat Boxes!! Girl you totally outdid yourself.....Gosh you really did one Wicked Awesome Creative Job how you put everything together and what a Michael's find...WOW!!! Great Way you used Miss Emma's goodies....All of them look FABOOLOUS!! YOU totally ROCK!!

  3. Wow, these are awesome, Kim! Fabulous find, and you dressed them up so cutely! LOVE!!!

  4. Kim, your little milk cartons are fabulous! I love that you were able to use up scraps, yeah! My bin is overloaded with them to and it always feels good when I can use some up! I love the fun little clothespins and the cute sentiments! Super cute and I am sure they will all love them!
    I am hoping to stop into Michael's today...hope our store has those kind of bargains. I think I will grab some for next year..I know Arya and I will be doing class treats again:)
    Have a great is getting colder each day here to :( It is only suppose to be 37 degrees on Friday..have to bundle everyone up:( Happy Halloween..hope Ryan has fun!
    Sherrie K

  5. So super cute, love your milk cartons!!!

  6. These are great favor boxes. I am looking to do something similar for Thanksgiving. :)
    gsunshine11 @ tampabay dot rr dot com

  7. These are awesome my sweet friend! I bought those same clothespins and have yet to use them (oh well, maybe next year). What wonderful bargains you that! You dressed these cute little treat boxes up so perfectly, I love them!

  8. Not only were the cartons a great deal but you were able to copy them with scraps. You made how many??? go! Fabulous job!
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  9. What a great deal and fabulous project! Thank You for sharing.

  10. I wished i'de find something like this over here!! You did an amazing job on dressing them up!! I love the cute little clothespins!!!
    Awesome job,sweet friend!!

  11. These are so super AWESOME!!!!!!
    LOVE them to pieces!