Love You a Latte Treat Cups

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Today I have a Valentine's Day treat holder project that I would like to share with you.  I came across this idea in late 2013 on Inking Idaho's blog and fell in love with it.  I made several of these for co-workers at Christmas and they all seemed to enjoy their treat cups.  Then again maybe it was because of the candy inside that they enjoyed them. Hmmmmmm......
To create my project I used these cute little 4oz coffee cups and matching lids that I purchased here.  My straws are nothing more than a coffee stir stick cut down to size.  With cups and lids in hand I printed out the template for the wrappers from here.  I will say that for the band that goes around the cup I did cut mine just a smidge longer than the template.
To cover the lid I cut 2" circles using the Cricut cartridge George, but obviously anything that cuts a 2" circle will work.  I then laid my lid upside down and traced the opening for the straw on the backside of my circle.  Then using my Crop A Dile II I punched a hole for the straw.
The tag on my coffee cup is from the Cricut cartridge Love You a Latte which I opted to print 'n cut rather than piece together.
For the carrier use a sturdy piece of 12" x 12" paper. 
  • Cut one piece 4" x 6 3/4"  Score all 4 sides at 1"
  • Cut along two opposite sides of the score lines up to where they intersect and then snip the corners diagonally.
  • Now assemble the box.
  • To add more stability cut a piece of chipboard 2" x 4 1/2" and set aside
To create the handle, using that same 12" x 12" paper:
  • Cut a 1 7/8" x 11" piece.  Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/2" and 9 1/2" 
  • Fold in half and glue together down to the score lines for the 'flaps'
  • Use an oval or circle punch to make a hole for carrying
  • Set aside
Use remaining paper to cover the piece of chipboard you cut.  Glue the chipboard to the bottom of the box.  Then glue the handle to the piece of chipboard. 
As you can see I didn't really decorate my carrier, but I did use one of the cute mice from the Morning Coffee file from Marjorie Ann Designs on each side.
The stamps that I used on my lids and my candies are all from Jaded Blossom.  I used several different stamp sets including: 
Funny Mail (revamped) for the lips
Science, Hello and Wizard Candies
And now I'm off to enter this into the following challenge:
Jaded Blossom - Valentine Treats - Ends February 28th

DL Art - Thankful Thursday Valentine's Day - Ends February 10th


Melissa said...

Love this idea! Thanks for playing along at Jaded Blossom's Challenge :)

teachdanz said...

LOVE this!! and thanks for the great tutorial too :-)

BugBites said...

Adorable. Love these little cups. TFS with us at Jaded Blossom this month.

Joan Smith said...

OMG Your treat cup holder is adorable..gosh what a fun idea you totally have outdone yourself!!

Crystal said...

This is a really great treat box! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Challenge!

Crystal said...

this is a really great treat! I love the cups! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Challenge!

Michelle said...

this is adorable ! of course i love the kiss marks on the top of the cups tooo cute !!! thanks so much for joining in the Jaded Blossom Challenge this month !!!

Michelle ~ JB Owner

Leanne Garner said...

Oh my! Who wouldn't love to receive this??!!! I know I would be thrilled! Super cute! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom challenge this month! Hugs, Leanne

Cindy said...

This is such a SWEET treat, AWESOME job!!! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom challenge this month! :)

Jamie said...

Love this! Thanks for joining the challenge!

Sara Bottomlee said...

These are awesome! Love all the detail! Thanks for joining in challenge this month!!!

GiGi said...

This is so cute and would make such a wonderful gift! Thanks for playing along at Jaded Blossom!

Candace Pelfrey said...

EEK! This is freaking adorable!! I love the cute mouse. Thanks so much for joining us over at Jaded Blossom for the monthly challenge!
JB Owner