As you know, I love to make treat holders. This is the 3D swap I made for OnStage, in the hopes of getting some neat projects in return! This particular project was inspired by Pootles, as well as someone asking for a K-cup packaging idea on Splitcoast.
Stamp: Cup of Christmas, Pop of Petals
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Golden Glitz Delicata, Pigment sprinkles
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Fluid 100 watercolor, Wrapped in Plaid specialty 6×6 DSP
Accessories: 4-petal flower punch, Cup of Cheer dies, Layering Circles dies, Metallic pearls, Gold 1/4″ shimmer ribbon (from the Christmastime is Here suite)
I added a little stand to hold the K-cup in place. It also serves to hide some of the tabs at the bottom of the box. 🙂
The decorations were created by first adding color to Fluid 100 watercolor paper with our pigment sprinkles. I stuck to Melon Mambo sprinkles, and tried to use areas that had variations in color. I wanted to add in Daffodil Delight for the variation in color. However, I found it was hard to control how much color is being applied when combining two colors. I ended up with dark orange when combining the two colors, while I wanted something closer to Cherry Cobbler, with spots of yellow. Oh, well.
I wanted just a little bit of detail to the petals, as well as some glitz. Golden Glitz Delicata ink was just the right touch. (Sorry, the ink pad and refill has already sold out.) Color your watercolor paper, then punch out the flowers.
I made boxes in Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce. I added a tag stamped in the opposite color. The poinsettias are finished with a trio of gold pearls.
The box starts with cardstock measuring 6-3/4″ x 10″. With the 6-3/4″ edge at the top of the Simply Scored, score at 2-1/4″ and 4-1/2″. With the 10″ side at the top of the Simply Scored, score at 2-1/4″, 4-1/2″, 6-3/4″, and 9″.
After you cut, your piece will look like this. I also show you where I put my Tear n Tape.
Now is a good time to add your DSP. You will need 2″ x 2″ (4) for the sides, and 3/4″ x 2″ (3) plus 2″ x 2″ for the top. Since I was working with 6″ x 6″ DSP, I cut the front and two sides from a 6″ x 2″ piece and kept them in order. I did similar with the DSP for the top (6″ x 3/4″, cut into 3 pieces).
I like to add the DSP to the front panel first, using the middle piece of the three “contiguous pattern” pieces.
Flip the cardstock over, then add the sides. The left hand DSP piece goes on the panel to the right (in this view).
Then, the DSP on the right goes on the left side.
The final piece goes in the center, and becomes the back of the box.
Next, I decorate the top
and top sides.
To assemble the holder, remove the liner for the tabs on the bottom section. Carefully line up with the
The insert for the K-cup measures 2-3/16″ x 3-3/16″, scored at 1″ from each end along the longer side. I use the third smallest circle to cut a circle in the middle panel.
Putting it all together:
(You will see a switch to the other color of box…)
Remove the Tear n Tape liner from the tabs for the bottom of the box.
Carefully line up with the bottom of the sides. The front will be a flap that folds down.
Remove the Tear n Tape liner for the tops of the boxes. Carefully close up the front of the box, then the top.
Wrap the sides around the box, lining up with the tabs with exposed adhesive.
This ensures that the top is not too snug. Most of the time, you could just line up the sides with the tabs and be fine.
Fold insert, and place into holder.
To finish decorating the top, I added Gold 1/4″ shimmer ribbon (from the Christmastime is Here suite, I hope it’s still available, it’s so pretty!). The ribbon is adhered with a couple of Glue Dots, then added to the box with a dimensional.
Add in your K-cup, and gift it!