Friday, 2 September 2011

A Nice Cup Of Chai!

Morning everyone.
I have a cute little project to show you today and...
drum roll please...    a mini tutorial!

I made this for our new challenge at Totally Papercrafts, where the lovely Sarah is hosting this week's theme of...

Not A Card

My favourite challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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I bought this new drink a few weeks ago and, when my DD said she'd like to try it, I remembered I had some paper cups in the cupboard and came up with this little gift for her. 
I also wanted to play with this lush Bo Bunny paper. This is out of stock at Crafty Emmas right now, but check out all her other gorgeous new papers - Prima, Fancy Pants, My Mind's Eye... don't hang around though,  these lovelies go quickly!

This is really easy to make and if you give it a try I would love to know how you get on.

Supplies - 
1 piece card for the box 270mm x 185mm
1 piece card for the cup holder insert  205mm x 122mm
1 piece card for the handle 168mm x 152mm
2 paper cups (the base of my cups had a diameter of approx 55mm)

Box - score at 50mm on all sides. 
Snip into corners as shown, tape or glue and fold up into box.

Tip - I use DS tape and run a pritt stick over it. This not only makes it stick better but also makes it slide a little,so it can be lined up perfectly.

Cup holder insert -    score at 20mm all the way round.
Cut 2 circles for the cups - I used a 60mm diameter nestie die.
Snip into sides as shown, tape/glue and fold up as box.

 Handle -  cut an oval shape, in the top, for the handle - I used a small nestie.
And these are the pieces you should have.
 I decorated the handle piece with my DP before putting it into the box and stapling them together at the bottom.

Then you can decorate as you like. 
I placed the tea in small cello bags, inside the cups.

I'm already planning another one of these - 
I'm thinking Christmas papers, hot chocolate, and marshmallows!!

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Supplies - 
DP - Bo Bunny, Timepiece Collection.
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Circle and scalloped circle nesties
Buttons and black pearls from Crafty Emmas
Ribbon and twine from my stash.


Stressed Stamper said...

Blimey you are either up early like me cos I never sleep a whole night through without waking or you were up late...fantastic posting and tutorial hun - great idea...
Have a good Friday
Sarah x

Cathy said...

Stunning Caroline, and thanks for the tut .. I must try this.
Cathy xx

Victoria said...

absolutely gorgeous x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Chrissy said...

Lovely papers Caroline, a great project, such a fabulous idea and wonderful gift.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Lee said...

A Gorgeous project as always i love it.I have a problem with measurements and can only do inches rofl.Hope you are well.Hugs xxx

Rene said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Perfect colors!
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Sue said...

Hi hun
as ever a stunning project, fabulous idea,gorgeous papers, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Craftyanny said...

Fab little gift Caroline.
Thanks for the tut too
Anne x

Nannieflash said...

Fantastic idea love the colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at5 TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation Caroline ! You are just so clever at making cool stuff ! thanks for the tut too ,,, I wish we had a coffee shop here so I could make one :-)

Lols x x x

Marion E. said...

Sweetie!!! This is wonderful and I will go and give it a try!!! I love the papers and how you made this clear and easy step by step!
Thanks hun
Big hug

Ails said...

Superb project. Love the latte holder and can see it doing well in a Christmas theme too. x

Leah the Orange said...

i LOVE this, and i am SO glad you shared the template with us, because i would love to try making some for the holidays! GORGEOUS, and now i'm craving some chai. :) thanks for playing along at Charisma this week!