Winter Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog Hop

Hello crafty (and coffee loving) friends,

Welcome to the Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!  I'm part of the design team with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps, a super sponsor of this hop.  There you will find inspiration from the entire design team.  You have the opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to the C&S store by visiting and commenting on the Crackerbox & Suzy blog.  To start at the beginning of the 2018 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click HERE.

I am sharing an easy and fun papercrafting project - I call it a K-cup holder, however I'm sure there are other similarly sized items (such as a 4 0z espresso cup) that could be used.  I only had K cups on hand and thought they would be perfect to illustrate the concept

Here's a picture tutorial showing how I created this project.

I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of 110 lb kraft cardstock and trimmed it into a 3" x 11" strip.  (note:  I accidentally cut this piece to 3.5" x 11" so it is a bit larger than my original)

Then I scored this strip in 4 places, at 3/4", 3 1/4", 4" and 6 1/2"

Next I die cut a circle (1 1/2" die) between the 34" and 3 1/4" scored lines

Next I partially folded the cardstock as shown, bringing the bottom edge (near die cut) up to meet the last scored line in the Misti.  I put a bar magnet to hold it in place and used the pile of coffee beans (the orientation I'm pointing to since this is a two stamp set) to stamp in 3 places using Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake ink.

I added scor-tape to the small flap that will be adhered to the "back" of the project.

Before removing the liner from the tape I folded the cardstock flat down on my mat, then folded the back over top of the flap.  Hopefully this picture makes sense of what I mean

when unfolded now the basic frame is made

I laid the finished project next to my one in progress to show where I die cut the top of the "back" panel with an edger die (all products listed at bottom of post).  Even though I had already glued the bottom together I was still able to just run the top through my die cut machine by folding the piece flat again temporarily.  now I'm laying the patterned paper down (already die cut with a stitched rectangle die) to determine where to cut it.

now you see what it looks like after being die cut

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The rest is simple to explain.  I die cut a snowflake out of metallic teal cardstock, then layered my sentiment after stamping it onto vellum with the same CP ink, quickly adding clear embossing powder and heat setting it.  I die cut the vellum with an oval die and glued on using some Ranger multi matte medium.

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  1. Awesome idea. What a nice special gift.

  2. Great design for coffee lovers! Awesome project, I love the k cup carrier!

  3. teresa, this is such a CUTE idea! I'm a totally k-cup girl so I especially love this!

  4. Great K cup holder and I love the big snowflake die.

  5. Wonderful idea and it looks beautiful.
    Thank you for all the instructions.

  6. What a great idea for a gift of a k cup! Maura

  7. Fantastic! Love this design! What a great way to present a gift of coffee... beautiful!

  8. Thanks for the great tutorial and photos of your project.

  9. Wow, I really appreciate your tutorial and all the steps, thank you. This creation is so unique!

  10. love it!
    its so very nice!
    thanks for tutorial!

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  12. Super creative and fun, and a perfect coffee lovers project.

  13. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea fora k cup holder. Looks like I need it made into Christmas ornaments for the family!

  14. So fun! Thanks for the tutorial step-outs too. :) Thanks for hopping with us! :)


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