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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Morning Cup Weekend Project

This was a very fun project.  I made it with a friend in mind.  I introduced her to "Dirty Chai".  What is Dirty Chai you ask?  It's coffee, Chai tea and a bit of sweetener (regular or sugar-less), that's it!  And it's SO good!

And now you want to know how to make this holder, don't you?  Well, it's your lucky day.  Just read a little further.  All the instructions and measurements are here!
The base of this holder is a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut 7-1/8" x 5".  Score on the long side at 3-1/4".  Turn and score on the other end at 3-1/4".  Decorate as desired.  For mine I printed out some "Well Worn" decorative paper from the download.  I used the new "Lace Ribbon" border punch.  I used the large oval scallop and an oval scallop punch.  The words were done on the computer using an size 18 pt font.  

The tea pot and cup comes from the "Morning Cup" set.  I stamped them on Very Vanilla card stock and colored them in with markers and a blender pen.  I taped them in place on top of the card stock and then I added the pearls.

The inside was mad using a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut 2-3/8" x 4-5/8".  Score on each end at 1/4" and 3/4", working on the long side.  Turn and score the bottom at 1/4 and 3/4".  Fold all of the score lines.  Looking at the bottom corners you will see where lines intersect and form squares or rectangles.  You will be cutting most of these away.  You want to save one on each end to fold in.  It's difficult to describe which one it is but when you are looking at the bottom of the piece, the 1/4" scored part is the piece you will be adding glue on so it sticks to the inside of the holder.  That 1/2" layer that you scored at 3/4" is the bottom part of the holder.  To the right and left on that are the tabs you will create and keep.  You will be clipping inward across one vertical score line and stopping when you get to the next.  You will do this on the other side of the 1/2" spot to form the tabs.  If you are having trouble visualizing this, just find a small box and open it up and look at how the tabs fold inward.  You will then see which lines to clip and to cut away.
Ok, once the holder is formed you can decorate it as desired.  On mine I added some Pacific Point card stock and some more of the decorative paper I printed.  The words again are done on the computer and printed out using size 14 pt font.  I just trimmed it down and then layered it on some Pacific Point card stock.  Once I got everything taped in place I glued the holder on.  I don't recommend using tape unless you are using the Red Line tape.  You need something that is very sticky when it comes to tape.  I prefer to glue these in place that way I know it's going to stay.  Once the glue set up I added the coffees, teas and sugars.  It's SO good that I know the gal I'm giving this too is going to want another cup!!!

Have fun with this Weekend Project!  I have over 150 Weekend Projects on my blog.  Click here to see more!

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