Friday, July 31, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July Blog Hop - Keurig K-Cup Holder

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the MFP Blog post. The winners will be announced on AUGUST 15, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP Blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday, August 14, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.


Let's get started !!

It's the last day of our hop, and I've got another project and tutorial for you.  I have made several of these cute K-Cup holders for gifts, but this is the first Christmas one I have made.



Supplies needed for the basic holder are minimal:


Colored cardstock
Patterned paper
Large dies (in this case Spellbinders Labels 8)
Small circle die (Spellbinders 1 5/8")
K-Cups




Other supplies (not shown):

Paper trimmer
Scor-Buddy (or other scoring tool)
Scor-Tape
Adhesive runner
Die-cutting machine
Scissors




Cut two panels from the colored cardstock -- one at 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and the other at 4 3/8" x 6 3/8".

Score on all four sides of both panels at 1"







Using the circle die, cut two holes in the smaller panel.  These will hold your cups.





Using your scissors, cut tabs at both ends of both panels.  If you notch the tabs, they will fold in more easily.






Attach Scor-tape to the tabs and form the two sections into boxes.  The section with the holes will fit inside the other one.  Your box section is now completed.






Using the label dies, cut two pieces -- a full one for the back and a partial one for the front.  As you can see, the front section is just slightly bigger than half of the back sectioin.







Using the next smaller die, cut the patterned paper in a similar manner.









Adhere the patterned paper panels to the cardstock.








Slice off the bottom of both panels to flatten the edge and bring the patterned paper even with the bottom of the panels.







Adhere Scor-tape to both long edges of the larger box insert.








Adhere the larger panel to the back of the box insert and the smaller panel to the front.







Re-insert the smaller box and your box is complete.  Now you can embellish as you desire.







I added some poinsettias and holly as well as a bow.  After cutting the fancy label and sponging on some ink, I stamped a sentiment and used this piece as a backdrop for the large poinsettia.


Here is the box from to top so that you can see the K-Cups.


I hope you have enjoyed this week's bit of Christmas in July.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.


Here's the Design Team members celebrating Christmas in July.

 Karen
Kren
Lois  (that's me)
Marilynn
MFP Stamp Shop 


Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Stamps:  Poinsettia Blooms
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Cardstock:  MFP Stamp Shop Deep Scarlet, Snow Storm Smooth
Patterned Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Christmas Poinsettia Craft Pack
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels 8, Circle Nestabilities (SM), A2 Devine Eleoquence die, Cottage Kutz Winterland die (holly), Copic markers, Sponge applicator, Ribbon (from MFP Stamp Shop Christmas Poinsettia Craft Pack), Twinings of London Christmas Tea K-Cups

8 comments:

Kren Kurts said...

What a great gift for those coffee lovers with exotic machines. TFS! kReN

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a fabulous idea and since I have K cups in my pantry at all times, I could make quick gifts to friends that use them! Thanks for the idea- yours is fabulous!

Stampsnob. said...

Oh so beautiful What a treasure to receive this gift..........Lis

stamping sue said...

clever idea! and if you leave out the holes it reminds me of a napkin holder my grandmother had. thanks for the memories.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Vickie Y said...

I love this! Going to create for each of my daughters!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh many thanks for this lovely tutorial Lois
want to make similar like this
I love your color choice too
so bright and beautifully made
but to bad I dont have this DIES from spellbinders label 8
also sad I cant follow your lovely tutorial
great project Lois

Terri Winske said...

What an adorable gift idea! Thank you for the detailed instructions - I can see me making lots of these for gifts. I like your choice of patterned paper and the poinsettias.

loulou said...

Gorgeous creation. Thank you very much for the tutorial . I really love your beautiful poinsettias.