Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I like Coffee.... I like tea...
I've seen these coffee cards around online lately so I knew I had to try to figure out how to make one myself... and I love how it turned out so much I used it as a project for my last stamp-a-stack! Here's the measurements: Outside of cup is 4" x 9", folded in half to be 4.5" tall x 4" wide. After it's folded you cut the two sides in, starting about 1/2" from each side on the bottom and angling out to the top corners. I made a template so I could just re-trace it to make multiples. Glue the two sides shut just alone the edges to make it a pocket. I used the liquid mono multi adhesive that comes in the little green bottle since it makes a nice thin line of glue.
As you can see the inside of the cup slides open to reveal a message, or place to write one. This piece on my card is about 3" wide by 5" tall, and again I angled the sides in .. about a half inch from each side. To make the top, I used two pieces of cardstock that were white. The first one is 1" tall x 4 1/4" wide. I rounded the top two corners to look like a coffee lid. Then I added another one, glued right along the bottom of the first that is 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide... just to give it that coffee lid look.. it's a little hard to see in the photo because it's white!
To make the wrap, I used a piece of soft suede cardstock that was 2" tall by 4" wide and put it through the paper crimper. I added a piece of polka-dotted ribbon in cherry cobbler to accent it with some color. Then I stamped a cup from the set Tea Shoppe that is in the current occasions mini catalog! added How perfect does it work? So cute!