Around the holidays, I try to make everyone in my life feel appreciated...even if it's with just a tiny gift.  These easy gift boxes hold two K-cups each, require only a few simple tools to construct, and make the perfect small gift for neighbors and co-workers.


Start with a full sheet of Wild Cherry Pop Tones Cardstock.  Holding it in portrait orientation, score the cardstock at 1.5" and 7" (indicated by arrows on the left in the photograph above).  Then turn the cardstock ninety degrees and score it at 0.5", 3", 4.5", and 7" (indicated by arrows on top in the photograph above).


Trim out tiny triangles from the areas surrounding the score lines indicated above to form tabs.  Then, following the score lines, trim off the rectangular areas in the upper- and lower-right sides of the cardstock as shown above.  Finally, punch or die-cut two 1.75" circles in the second rectangular area of the middle row.


Crease the score lines well, folding the tabs inward as shown.  To create the final 3D box, add Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the side tabs and long, skinny center tab and press to hold.


To decorate the box, die-cut a sentiment and shadow layer from Sour Apple and Wild Cherry Pop Tones Cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  Side panels can be made by trimming Sour Apple cardstock to 2.375" x 5.375", 1.375" x 5.375", and 1.375" x 2.375" (x2) and patterned paper to 2.25" x 5.25", 1.25" x 5.25", and 2.25" x 1.25" (x2).


Stamp holiday or coffee-themed images onto Neenah Solar White Classic Crest cardstock with alcohol-friendly ink and color them with Copic markers.  Copic markers R24, R27, R29, and R59 coordinate well with the Wild Cherry cardstock, while YG21, YG23, YG25, and YG63 coordinate well with the Sour Apple cardstock.


Decorate the gift boxes as shown, using tape runner to adhere the layered side panels and foam tabs to pop both the image and sentiment up for added dimension.


This variation uses the same color combination, but Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the mat layers and Wild Cherry Pop Tones cardstock for the sentiment.  (I've also reversed the coloring in my image.)

I hope you enjoyed this small holiday gift idea and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that red, green, and white cardstocks are on sale this month!


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