If you are an avid coffee drinker like me, you may look forward to the delicious holiday drinks and the seasonal red coffee cups making an appearance this time of year. For my project today, I have created a festive coffee 'to go' cup card. These cute cards would be great for gift cards!
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If you want to create a tapered looked to your coffee cup, along the bottom (open end) measure a little bit in on both sides of the card. For my card I marked a point 1/4 inches from each side on the bottom. From you mark on the bottom of the card, you are going to cut up up to the top corner on an angle.
Once you cut your angles on both side, the bottom of the card will measure smaller than the top. You can ink the edges of the card and round the bottom corners if you wish! Set your base aside
To make you coffee cup lids, you will make the following cuts to your cardstock:
Two at 3 3/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches
Two at 4 1/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches
With the cardstock measuring 3 3/4 by 1 3/4 inches similar to the cup you want to trim the short side on an angle. I measured 1/4 inches one of the long sides and cut on an angle. The picture below shows what it will look like. Repeat with the second piece.
To create a finished look to the card from front and back, I like to take the two angled lid pieces and tape them together. Again you can ink the edges.
For the two pieces measuring 4 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches, round the corners (I used a 1/4 inch corner rounder on mine).
Take one of your narrow pieces and tape it on top of the other lid piece. You can see the shape of the cup and lid coming together.
Tape the front half of your lid to the front of you card at the top (fold end). You will still have one of the 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 cardstock left. This will be taped to the back of your card. Line it up with the portion on the front. You can leave off the back part of the cup if you are not picky about a pretty backside!
Grab some pretty holiday paper, or craft cardstock and create a sleeve for you cup. Mine is about 2 inches high. I inked the paper, taped it down to the front portion of my card and trimmed off the excess. I also added another to the back of the card. The front and back are both pretty to look at!
Once you have all that, decorate your card as desired.
Here is another example of the coffee to go cup, this one using Hot Cocoa Phoebe. The original post for this card is here. There are so many fun ways to decorate your coffee cup!
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Have a wonderful and crafty day!