Hello friends and thank you for requesting the HOW TO video for my Valentine cups.  I must tell you that this little box is an oldie but a goodie, there is nothing new about it.  However, I did add a handle to the box which instantly changed the look of the box.  Now you can make a box or turn that cute easy box into a paper cup.

Here are the instructions:

I started with an 8-1/2 X 11 piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock

 

The first thing I did was to cut the cardstock in half at 5-1/2″

 

Next, I place the 5-1/2 side on the 6 1/2″ mark on my trimmer and cut off 2 inches.  Your piece is  now 5-1/2″ X 6-1/2″

 

When I cut the 2″ piece off, I didn’t want to waste it so I cut that piece in half at 1″.  Now you have two cup handles.

 

 

Place one end of the handle back into your trimmer at the 1/2″ mark and score

 

 

Fold the cardstock up at the scoreline and add tear and tape to the tab you created.  Then add another piece of tear and tape to the top of the strip as shown.  Set aside.

 

 

Next, cut your choice of Designer Series Paper at 2″ X 9″

 

 

Place tear and tape at both ends.  Make sure that the tape goes on the side of the paper that you DO NOT want to show on your project.  Set aside.

 

 

Now to make the box.  

To make your score lines start by placing the 5-1/2″ side at the top of your trimmer and score at 1-1/2″.  Turn your cardstock around so you can score the other side at 1-1/2″ also.  It should look like this

Place the cardstock back in the trimmer with the 6-1/2″ side at the top and score at 2-1/2″.  Now slide your cardstock over to the 4″ mark and score again.  Your piece will now look like this.  

 

 

You will now cut two tabs.  On the 2-1/2″ and 4″ score line you will cut up to the 1-1/2″ score line.  Do that to both sides and then add your tear and tape as shown.

 

Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape and fold one side of the box up like this and then do the same on the other side.

 

 

Your box is done.  

You are now ready to embellish your box.  The first thing I did was to add the handle. You will want to run your bone folder over the 1″ by 5-1/2″ cardstock piece to make it curve.  Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape that you placed on the tab.  Add the tab end of the cardstock strip to the side and bottom of your box.

Then remove the protective paper from the second piece of tear and tape that you placed at the top of the strip, and tuck the top end into the box between the flaps.

Now you are ready to wrap the DSP around the cup, I start by removing the protective paper from the tear and tape on one end only.  I place that end right in the middle of the back of the cup.  Next, I wrap the DSP around the box burnishing each edge as I round each corner.  Go all the way around the cup until you meet up where you started.  Adhere.

Below are my embellishments and a piece of scrap white cardstock.  Just use any scrap to stamp your sentiment on. I used Lovely Lipstick ink.  Framelits cut out the DSP heart.  You can find all of the product that I used in the product list below. 

I added ribbon, pearls, and a little flower just to doll up my project a bit more.  Now all you need to do is fill your cup as desired.

You will notice in the video that I used a variety of candy to fill the cups.  I did that to show you that so many different candies fit in this cup.  

You certainly can make this cup for any occasion.  So don’t get stuck on ONLY VALENTINES, try a birthday cup or a baby favor.  Show me your ideas.  I would love to see them.

I will be giving these cups to all who order from me this month. I handed one out yesterday and she LOVED it.  I will hand out more today.  Hopefully, my customers are all thrilled with their special little gift.

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Please let me know if you have questions or if you need my assistance placing an order.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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