I just got a Keurig for Christmas and I don't know how I ever managed without it! To say I "love" it is hardly an overstatement. I really am enjoying it and I love to discover new k-cup flavors of coffee and tea, chai and hot chocolate. Even just having hot water practically instantaneously has been so handy.
Anyhoo, I got to thinking that k-cups make a great gift, and a little sampler pack would be a perfect pick-me-up for a co-worker or a student. So I designed a little compartmentalized box that holds four k-cups--enjoy this free photo tutorial, and leave me a comment if you're a fellow coffee or tea fanatic!
To begin, you'll need an 8.25 inch square piece of cardstock. Either 8.5x11 or 12x12 work for this project, so no worries there! Score your 8.25 inch square at 2 inches and 6.25 inches, then rotate it 90 degrees and score it again at 2 and 6.25.
We're just creating your basic box here. Snip as shown below and use Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots or other strong box-making-worthy adhesive to adhere.
Score them at .5 inches and 4.75 inches. Then, at the 2 and 5/8 inch mark, make a little depression or mark with your scoring tool, just to show you the exact middle of the strip. This will be where you make a slit with your paper snips, about halfway through the strip.
Once you have both of those strips scored and the slits made, you will combine them into one piece, fitting them together via the slits--shown below. The little flaps you created on either end are how it will attach to the box.
Sweet, huh? And way easier than you'd think! It's also extremely sturdy with the reinforcement of the dividers. You can actually use that technique for making a compartmentalized box quickly and easily for any size box--just add one inch to the width of your box, for a half-inch flap on either side.
I hope you enjoyed the free tutorial today! Thanks for joining me for another installment in my "Best of Boxes" blog series. You can find all of the supplies and papers and the marvelous new Simply Scored board I use in my tutorials at www.lyssa.stampinup.net I'd be very happy to help you with any papercrafting needs!