I found an adorable tea box. But I don’t drink tea. But I love hot cocoa. So I changed the tea box to a cocoa container. Now I just needed to decide what products to use. My Mom loves lavender and purple. So I decided to start there. I choose Wisteria Wonder Cardstock as my Base.
Being a demo, I try whenever possible to use Current Stampin’ Up! stamps and products. But…sometimes its hard. What do you do when need a stamp that can be used to create an overall pattern? I went thru my stash and oh, my goodness! I had a stamp set on my shelf from last year that I had never used. Lucky me! It is also in the new catalog. So I have my cardstock and my stamp. It’s Artistically Asian.
How to create the Cocoa Container:
- Cut a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock 5.75″ by 8.5″
- Stamp a random pattern, filling in all of one side ( I used Wisteria Wonder ink)
- Score at .5″ on the short side
- Score on the long side at 3.5″, 4″, 7.5″ and 8″
- Fold on all the score lines away from the inked side and burnish with a bone folder.
- Cut away the little squares at the 2 outside corners. This will be the bottom of your box.
- Now cut from the edge of the cardstock up to the .5″ scoreline to make tabs.
- With a strong adhesive glue the tab along the side to the back panel.
- Glue the bottom flaps together.
- Now take the narrow sides at the top and pinch together pushing the sides into the box.
- Tuck a Cocoa Packet inside the box and wrap a ribbon around the top. Tying it with a knot.
- Now die cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using the Stitched Square Die.
- Next using your Wisteria Wonder ink and the stamp you used on your Cocoa Container, stamp around the outside of the square.
- Using a Darker color, stamp the sentiment in the middle. I used Elegant Eggplant.