Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apple Delights Keurig k-cup Holder with Newton's Nook Designs

Hello!  With the lovely autumn weather arriving I have been craving all kinds of apples products - including cider, especially since Newton's Nook Designs' 'Apple Delights' set came out recently:

I have seen lots of folks make these cute Keurig k-cup holders as gifts so I figured I would try my hand at it when I spied this at the grocery store:

I figured it was a sign.  I am not a coffee drinker (I know, 'GASP!' right?) but I am all over hot cider, tea and hot cocoa).  I actually decided make two holders and attach them back-to-back (I found the symmetry visually appealing).  To make a double k-cup holder, you will need the following supplies:

  • Newton's Nook Designs' 'Apple Delights' stamp set 
  • two slices of 7" by 10" cardstock for the base
  • four slices of 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" patterned paper for the four sides
  • two slices of  1 1/4" x 3 3/4" patterned paper (if you wish to decorate the handles)
  • 1 3/4" circle punch
  • oval punch for handle
  • Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
  • Copic Markers of choice (I used R24, R27 & R29 for the apple)
  • stylus or something to score with
  • scissors
  • scrappy tape or super sticky tape adhesive
  • k-cups
  • other embellishments as desired

First you take the 7"x10" piece of cardstock and holding it with the 7" side across, score 1 1/2" from each side, leaving you a 4" space in the middle.  Then turn the cardstock 90 degrees so that the 10" side is horizontal and score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".  Cut each of these scores to where they intersect with the 1 1/2" score lines in the other direction and cut out sections at the the four corners entirely, like this:

(I think you can click on the above picture for a larger image if this is difficult for you to read).  The solid lines indicate a cut and dotted lines indicate scoring.  Once everything is scored and cut and the corners are removed it should look like this:

The holes are punched in the center rectangle above that thin 1/2" strip.  I punched a few 1 3/4" circles from a piece of scrap paper to help me determine where I wanted to position the holes and made tiny markings to help facilitate punching in the correct location, then punched them out:

Remember - the above steps need to be repeated for each of the two cardstock bases when making a double holder.  Next, I punched a scrap piece of paper in an oval shape as well to help me determine where I wanted the handle to be placed (the horizontal line helped me make sure the oval wasn't crooked):

Since I am making a double holder I matched up the handle I just punched with the second piece of 7" x 10" piece of cardstock and traced the hole where the handle was so they line up when they were attached back to back at the end:

After that I attached the patterned paper slices to the fronts and handles of each of the holders (it is easier to do when you are working with flat pieces of cardstock, before adhering all the flaps):

Next, use your scrappy tape or another adhesive to assemble each holder - the little 1/2" flap will be folded onto the base under the handle, and it should look like this:

Attach these two holders back to back, and adhere the remaining two slices of 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" patterned paper to the two sides:

Then all you have left to do is embellish it as you choose and fill it with k-cups!  VOILA!

I'd like to thank my friends Lori and Diane who inspired me with their creations.  I hope mine will inspire you to make one of your own!  If you do, I hope you will come back with a link to show me.

Additional Challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall (did you know Simon Says Stamp also carries Newton's Nook Designs?  They do!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

~ Crafty Math Chick


Hamutal Shafrir said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Emma Williams said...

Great step by step tutorial and fabulous project, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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