I promised y'all a tutorial in my last post about my craft fair displays and bestsellers, and here it is! This is a totally cute holder for two hot cocoa packets and a Treat Tube of M&M's or mini marshmallows on the side. I took a picture of each step, so there are a lot of pictures, but don't be intimidated. This is actually a really easy project.
To begin, you'll need the following:
For my Christmas version, I used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Old Olive patterned papers from the Merry Little Christmas pack, and the Merry Cafe stamp set and coordinating Coffee Cup Framelits.
The sizes for the cover decor are 3.25 x 4.5 inches patterned paper piece, and 3.5 x 4.75 inches cardstock mat. if you want to decorate the inside cover, use the same measurements.
We start with the scoring:
You can put the Simply Scored away as we are finished with it. Then we do a little bit of easy cutting. Below, you can see what needs to be trimmed out and cut away from the main piece. You can also see the extra little flap piece we scored, and where it gets attached.
Now we need to make the holder for the Treat Tube. This is done the same way many of my previous tutorials for items with pens attached are created. If you've never done it before, get ready to learn a nifty new trick!
Nifty, huh? Worth the little pesky scoring measurement that allows it to fit just snugly enough not to fall out, but still slide easily. Now we turn out attention to the other half of the holder, which will be the box area for the hot chocolate packets.
That's all there is to it! Decorate as desired, with fall papers, candy corn and hot cider packets for autumn, chai tea packs and vials of honey or sugar sprinkle--the sky's the limit when it comes to both the Treat Tubes and the nice boxy space for warm drink mixes.
Use this tutorial in good health, and I wish you the best whether you're making it for a craft fair, your neighbors, teacher friends or church family. Happy Stampin'!