Friday, February 21, 2014

Coffee In A Box

I think I've said it before, I don't drink coffee, it's not for me.  I do like the way coffee beans smell but once you brew it, it's lost all appeal to me.  Ironically I'm a fan of Starbucks and go frequently, but I get chai tea, or a vanilla bean frappachino :)   But you might like coffee, if you don't you probably know somebody who does.  It appears stange, I know, that I'm creating a project for coffee lovers when I'm not one.  Well let's dive into the evolution of this project.......Dan's office has a Keurig Coffee maker, they have to bring their own coffee but have unlimited use of the machine :)  I'm sure many offices have Keurigs, you might have one at home.  I asked Dan if he wanted to take Valentine's to work, (knowing he wouldn't want to).  He said no :)  It's cool.  I already had this idea brewing (ha haa) so even though he was against the "co worker Valentine's" I went ahead with my vision!
These sweet boxes hold 2 or 3 (depending on what size you make) little k cups of coffee.  SWEET!!!! The DSP slides right off and you have coffee!  Isn't that the cutest!!!??!!  I love it.  It was so easy to make too!!  The box (pattern and dimensions below) is just your standard box.  No lid, no fancy cutting, just a basic box. The DSP just wraps around.  I didn't score it, just wrapped it around, that's it!  Don't wrap too tight or it won't slide on and off so easily.
Now if you wanted you could jazz up the inside with some shredded paper or tissue paper and then put the k cups on top.  I thought of that, but it just never happened.  I used the Retro Fresh DSP, which I LOVE!  This DSP is so fun!!  The colors, patterns I love it all!!  Trust me, if you don't have it you need it!  The catalog doesn't do it justice, this DSP is amazing!!!!  
For the little tag I pulled out my Perfect Blend stamp set, because when making a project involving coffee you. must. use. this. set.  The greetings are perfect and there's a coffee cup, it doesn't get better!  I used my markers to color the greeting and my blender pen to shade the coffee cup.  Love it!!!!  How fun are those colors in the DSP by the way!!!  I'll be the first to tell you I'm NOT, never have been, a fan of Tangerine Tango.  With this DSP I love it!!  Outside this's my least favorite color, and you will probably never see it. 
Back to the box though, I know you want to know how to make it.  Here's the pattern and dimensions.  Two score lines in each direction, cut tabs and glue.  That's it!!!!!!  I've listed dimensions for both the 2 cup box and 3 cup box.  My lines are not accurate on the diagram.  When you score, the horizontal lines will be much more evenly placed.  I just needed the journaling room :)  I know you understand.  Dimensions are all in inches by the way.  Have fun making your coffee boxes! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

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