SpringWatch 2018 – Oliver’s Painted Mother’s Flair Milk Carton Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 – Oliver’s Painted Mother’s Flair Milk Carton Tutorial

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – A MOTHER’S FLAIR STAMP SET – details on how to enter at the bottom

Oh I do love to make boxes for my boys, and love it just as much when I see them making their own creations. Oliver recently came into my office while I was prepping projects for this series and he asked me to make him a box full of love (too precious!) and this is what we came up with.

He wasn’t shy about me using pink (it was already on my desk) and he went and chose the pattern of paper from the Painted With Love set.

He has a great eye for colours and detail and while he’s still 6 and loves the hearts and flowers thing, he also likes the stylish.

I decided to put my spin on it and used a stamp from the A Mother’s Flair set. I’m his Mother after all….!

Finished with a PootleLoop of lovely Tinsel Trim and a Binder Clip on top, he was very proud of the box that I made for him. And I am too!

So who else crafts with small children?

S xx

Cardstock – 8-1/4 x 11-3/4″ (21 x 29.7cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2.75, 5.5, 8.25, 11″ (7, 14, 21, 28cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2.75, 5.5, 7.75″ (7, 14, 20cm)

DSP Panels – 4 of 2.5 x 2.5″ (6.5 x 6.5cm) and 2 of 2 x 2.5″ (5.5 x 6.5cm)

Size when finished – 2.75″ (7cm)

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  1. Great project again lovely colour choices great job Oliver well done

  2. What a special project with help from assistant Oliver, gorgeous!!

  3. wow – just lovely! Great that Oliver was able to help too! x

  4. Anne Lumsden says:

    How adorable is Oliver!!! Try to get my Grand Daughter into it, but she is more happy just to sketch and colour in on plain paper. Still, I encourage her with paper folding and die cutting.

  5. Harriett Goddard says:

    Such a special box,it’s a keeper!

  6. I really love these milk cartons, very unusual.

  7. Corinne van Bruggen says:

    What a lovely milkbox. Thank you Oliver for the idee.
    And also lovely DSP.
    xx from the Netherlands

  8. Angela Jaymes says:

    Perfect little box from Oliver. Just enough colour to make it stand out.
    Angela. x

  9. Dagmar Mosler says:

    So beautiful! He choose well!

  10. Irma Hueber says:

    What a creative boy. Thanks Oliver.

  11. Carmen Sawers says:

    This is lovely. Good choices, Oliver!

  12. Love the paper used in these

  13. Love the colours of this milk carton beautiful stamp set x

  14. Beautiful, well done Oliver and of course ‘Mum’. Love to craft with my daughters- spent a lovely evening recently with our version of spinning the colour caddy (eyes closed & pointing to inks & then 1 random stamp set) & made out own beautiful DSP x

  15. Alexis Smith says:

    Another beautiful project! Oliver has inherited your flair Sam! Xx

  16. Cilla Simms says:

    Love the Box, and the papers used ❤️

  17. Very sweet box you both made, always love a milk carton style. My son used to craft with me, he’s almost 12 now, and only comes in my room to see what I’m making and not to help. But I loved it when he would make things!

  18. Camilla Fisher says:

    Another gorgeous project. I just love those binding clips!

  19. O I do love that paper will have to get some,love the box an stamp set ,well done Oliver ,You both will have to do another onexx

  20. Aww, how sweet ‘a box full of love.’ Warms a mother’s heart. Oliver sounds like a special little boy, who must love hugs 🙂

  21. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely project and papers.

  22. Love this “Painted with love” paper and a well done box . . . Oliver might offer it to you for Valentine’s Day!!!

  23. Cute box, love the paper

  24. Absolute adorable!
    Well done Oliver

  25. Lisa Sylvia says:

    So sweet, love that he’s even interested. Love the boxes. Gorgeous.

  26. Love it


    I love the colours purple and gold, reminds me of my visit to Norman Hartnell with my Mother

  28. Jean Hobbs says:

    I craft a lot with children & am always amazed at how they can develop your ideas. Well done Oliver & hope he keeps inspiring & encouraging Mum. A lovely idea.

  29. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    Your little boy sounds like a darling…. You are a lucky mum…. 🙂
    My boy used to scrap when he was younger, but now he is 14….you imagine he has stuff to do with his friends….. 😀
    That’s a nice size for a milk box and I love the colors of the project (definitely I love that paper) Just want to say It’s sad they didn’t make this beautiful stamp set in French and other language.
    Thank you Sam to share the video of that lovely box full of love….

  30. Geraldine says:

    Great project and lovely papers.

  31. Another wonderful project. You are making it very difficult for me to decide which to use for Valentine gifts. It may just depend on the size of what I’m giving my sweeties. Thanks for another great video and project.

  32. alison gibson says:

    i thought the designer paper was a little too much in your face for me, but the more i see you using it the more i like it and i really like the loop of tinsel very nice project.

  33. Bette barnes says:

    love your videos. So inspiring.

  34. Kathy Swift says:

    What lovely colours.

  35. Love it and love that your son likes to help. TFS

  36. Oh Oliver, what a lovely idea ;>) Lovely idea, lovely box. What more is there to say. Thank you Sam for sharing.

  37. Harriett Goddard says:

    Just made 7 of these for a group of friends! What a fantastic present as I was able to fit so much in!!

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