Saturday, February 8, 2014

Coffee Cup Tutorial from Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop ( SAB )

Hello Everybody!!!
First of all, I apologize for the delay in getting you the tutorial.  It was a crazy week.  ok let's get to it.  As shown on our first Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop I made a cute Coffee Cup Holder.
I know you have probably seen them all over other Stampin' Up! blogs.  My friend Cathy Fluellen gave me one a couple of weeks ago when we met for lunch.  I loved them so much I ordered the mini coffee cups and lids from here.  Cathy also shared where she got the original tutorial ( Becky from Inking Idaho).  Now here is my tutorial:
Start out with a sheet of cardstock (I used Pool Party) measuring 4" x 6 3/4" then score all 4 sides at 1" like shown below:
Then cut as shown in picture above. 
I added stick strip to the center of the two edges and
 then the two ends of the box go onto the stick strip.
(make sense?) Then you just assemble the box.
Next is the handle:  I cut a strip of Pool Party measuring 1 3/4" x 11"
Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/2" and 9 1/2" fold in half and add some stick strip to the two flaps on the bottom (these will secure to the box).
to make the handle I used the 1 1/4" circle punch (you can use oval or scallop)
Now its time to decorate your box with your choice of dsp
(I used 133521 Sweet Sorbet DSP, The DSP Pack you get free when you spend $50 or more)
you will need:
2 pieces of DSP measuring 4 1/2" x 3/4"
2 pieces of DSP measuring 1 3/4" x 3/4" attach to your box, add some ribbon or other embellishment or make a tag & attach to box.
for the two mini coffee cups I cut out two strips of the same Sweet Sorbet DSP but used the back side color, measuring 7 1/2" x 1" and attach with sticky strip around coffee cups
(you will need to adjust the paper to fit the coffee cups).  And now to fill them up with chocolate!!
Hope you liked my first tutorial!!! = )
Thank you again Cathy for my cute gift and idea!
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's a Sale-a-Bration... Blog Hop = )

Hello Stampers!!!
Thank you for joining us on our Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop.  If you've just joined us you've come from... the ohh so talented Tanya Ham's Blog, hope you enjoyed her creation!  As you know we are in Sale-a-Bration mode in my house.  I love all the neat things that are in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog remember it runs through March 31, 2014.  Hope you like my projects for today:

First up is this cute card made with the
Banner Blast Stamp Set and Punch

I know you've seen them all over other
Stampin' Up Blogs well now I got them = )
Mini Coffee Cups! aren't they adorable???
they could be filled with chocolate kisses or anything else (but I prefer chocolate)
They come in there own special holder! if you need the 
instructions let me know and I will post them next week.

Stamp Set: Banner Blast Wood 133551
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Sale-a-Bration:  DSP from Good as Gold Card Kit 133512
Ink: Black Stazon
Misc: White taffeta and Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine from Good as Gold Card Kit
Sale-a-Bration Free items with each $50 purchase: Good as Gold Card Kit 133512 Banner Punch 133519

Don't forget when you spend a minimum of $150, you will also receive Hostess Rewards! More FREE PRODUCTS!! Get together with some friends or family, and you can all benefit!  

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today's project! ~ Francis Santos

Head on over to Barb's Blog by clicking on the next button = ) 

Francis Santos (you are here)
Diana Gibbs