Are you like me, and can’t get enough coffee? Or pumpkins? Or…pumpkin coffee? Well, then this project is for you! I am ready to treat someone to some coffee with this darling little gift box, perfect for a gift card or a little treat for your friends. It’s a great time to scoop up some Fall colored card stock this month at CutCardStock, and use them for a project just like this.
With these types of boxes, you don’t need any special die cut, except for whatever design you want on the front. All you need is skill in folding paper! I started with the Basis White card stock, and cut a sheet at 4″ by 6.5″.
I do like to use a score board to make crisp folding lines, but a pencil will work well to mark it also. Make the fold lines at 1″, 3″, 4″ and 6″ on the long side, and 1″ on the short side. Then, trim in on each line on the short side, as shown with the black dotted lines.
Next, fold up on your remaining fold lines on the Basis White paper, and glue the side panels in on the sides. Let this box dry.
I’m using a coffee to go die cut shape from my stash – a coffee cup shape from any collection, electronic or SVG cut will work also. I’ve cut 2 cups in the Basis White paper, and 2 lids from the Vanilla Bean Brown paper. My next cut is the coffee sleeve – do this by cutting a strip of Canvas Textured Adobo Orange card stock down the middle of the die cut area.
I love the part where we embellish the cups! I used a basic white acrylic paint to make the cute polka dots here. Simply dip the end of a dowel (or a pencil eraser) in paint. I applied this straight up and down on the Adobo Orange coffee sleeves and let dry. Don’t worry if they aren’t evenly spaced.
Black and white gel pens are great to have to embellish projects and give them a finished look. I’ve added detail around the cups, on the lid and the edge of the cup.
Now for the filler, I’ve used a shredding scissors and cut Adobo Orange and Vanilla Bean Brown in small strips. Crunch them up when you’re done and save money on buying filler for baskets! Yay!!
The project is finished off with some button and twine embellishments, and now you’re ready to fill your treat box! This size fits a small mini size candy bar and a cookie if you want.
As quickly as this project comes together, you can make several of these in a short time – and have a variety of colors to choose from with the golds, browns and oranges on sale at CutCardStock. If you enjoyed this project, I’d love to hear from you below. Thanks!