Sunday, 13 August 2017

Coffee Cup Treat Box

Hello, Crafters.

Earlier today, I posted video no 303 Coffee Cup Treat Holder. I first saw the idea on Pinterest by Cards and a Cuppa and also by Chic'n'scratch. 

Although the basic idea is the same for all three of us, we have all made our boxes in totally different ways! 

It's such a quick and easy project, and can be achieved quite easily without a Big Shot Machine. The shapes I've stamped have corresponding Framelits to die cut them, but it would be very easy to cut the shapes out freehand, because all the shapes are fairly basic shapes.

There wasn't much room to play with the size of the box, because it had to fit behind the coffee cup! When I'd made my first box I popped two Ferrero Rocher Chocolates inside, but I did need to give them a gentle push! 
 
Needless to say, this meant they weren't easy to retrieve from inside the box when I wanted to take them out! I gave the box a gentle flick by way of encouragement but I was too gentle! 

I tried again and exerted a bit more force and chocolate number one exited the box - that was the easy one! I tried to flick chocolate number two but this was the obstinate one! I tried a harder flick but no joy, so I tried a much harder flick! 

This time the chocolate exited the box so quickly, it knocked over my near-empty bottle of Stampin' Mist which I had sitting on my desk!

Obviously, this was a serious design fault that needed remedying. Hence the idea of the ribbon, which turned out to be not only practical but pretty, too! 

If you look at the bottom of the coffee cups, you can see where I cut a straight line across to stop the cup rocking from side to side! This is a great little project and I hope you give it a go! 

I wish you all a happy Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

4 comments:

  1. While I am not a coffee drinker, I absolutely love what you've done with this project; it's just delightful Jan. And it really IS a cute set, isn't it? It's just delightful watching you on video like this ... it's like being in your classroom! So real! I always come away inspired, no matter what! Such a cute little treat box to share! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm not a coffee drinker either! Many thanks for your very kind wrds about my "classroom"! This was definitely a nice easy project! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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    1. Thanks, Jack. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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