Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mini Coffee Cups

Hi Stampers!

These little coffee cup treat holders are all the rage on many papercrafters' blogs and the Stampin' Up! boards.  Of course, you know I HAD to try my hand at them :)


 
The first photo is the second project I did.  I actually like it somewhat better, so I'm going to use that as my Advanced Papercrafters class project in January.  I got the dimensions and idea from Becky Roberts' Inking Idaho blog.
 
The second photo idea came from Donna Wicks on the Stampin' Connection board on the SU! demonstrator website.  This is the tutorial I'm going to attempt to walk you through :)
 
You'll need a 5" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored at 1 1/2" inches on all four sides, plus score again at 3" at each end of the 11" length.  Next, snip both score lines on the shorter sides, crossing over the 1 1/2" score lines.  Then snip down to the 3" score lines and cut off both outside corner squares:
 
 
Assemble your box using Sticky Strip to hold the inside flaps down firmly:
 

 
For the handle, cut a strip of cardstock 1 1/4" x 12" and punch along the 12" edges using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.
 
 
The mini coffee cups are "taster" cups that I bought online at The WEBstaurant Store.  They were out of the plain white ones when I ordered, so I got the printed ones.  It doesn't really matter, because they're white inside and the price was the same :)
 
To cover the cups, I did find a template on another demo's website, but it was a little "off" so that was driving me batty.  I decided to cut apart two cups to make my own templates instead.  This actually turned out to be better, because the templates from the cups themselves are much firmer and easier to trace around.  Winning!
 
 
Next, I used my templates to trace around and cut out DSP to cover my mini cups.  For the cup lid, I used the third circle from the center of my Circles Framelits to cut out a "topper":
 


 






 
Finally, I decorated my holder using DSP cut into strips to cover the sides.  You'll need 2 each of 1 1/4" x 4 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 1 3/4".
 
I hope you enjoy this tutorial!  Shoot me a comment.  I always love to hear your feedback!
 
Happy stampin'!




 
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  1. Are these cups the 4oz cups? That's what came up under mini coffee cups.

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