‘Hug in a Mug’ Hot Chocolate Treat Box
by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator
Real Red Cardstock + scrap - #102482
Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper - #144617
Whisper White Cardstock + scraps - #100730
Archival Black Ink Pad - #140931
Real Red Ink Pad - #126949
Mini Glue Dots - #103683
Tear & Tape Adhesive - #138995
Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430
Paper Piecing Tool - #126189
Bone folder - #102300
Simply Scored Scoring Tool - #122334
Stampin’ Trimmer - #126889
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - #143263
Magnetic Platform - #130658
Stitched Shapes Framelits - #145372
1 ½” Circle Punch - #138299
Paper Snips - #103579
Quilted Christmas ¼” Ribbon - #144620
Hug in a Mug - #144933
Real Red Cardstock – Cover – 3 ¾” x 10 – scored at 5 ¼” x 6
Real Red Cardstock – Box – 3 ½” x 9 ½” – scored at 3 ¾”, 4 ½”, 8 ¼”, & 9” LONG side, ¾” SHORT side. Fold on scored lines.
Cut as indicated in the photo. Place adhesive on the very left flap and adhere to the right side. Place adhesive on the bottom flap and adhere box shut by first folding in the sides and then the back and lastly the front.
Place plenty of Tear & Tape on the back of the box and adhere it to the bottom of the long side of the upper flap as shown in the photo.
Whisper White Cardstock – upper flap – 3 ½” x 3 ¾”; box front – 2 ½” x 3 ½”
Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper – upper flap – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”; box front – 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
(adhere these together and place on the proper panels)
On the inside of the upper flap, stamp the little ‘burst’ stamp in Real Red Ink.
Stamp the saying for the outside of the box from Hug in a Mug on Whisper White Cardstock in Archival Black Ink. Cut out and mat with Real Red Cardstock; place on the front of box. Stamp the mug and decorate. Fussy cut the mug and add a Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. Place on the front near the saying. Stamp the ‘sending warm thoughts’ saying on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock in Archival Black Ink. Punch it out with a 1 ½” Circle Punch.
Use the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and make a ‘sandwich’ in this order: Magnetic Platform, a standard cutting pad, Real
Red Cardstock, and second circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and then the other standard cutting pad. Run this
‘sandwich’ through the machine. Attach the two pieces together with several Mini Glue Dots and then adhere only the bottom half of the circle to the box.
Place a packet of hot chocolate and a candy cane inside. I had to fold down the package of hot chocolate a small amount on
top so it did not interfere with the upper flap closing properly. Tie a piece of Quilted Christmas ¼” Ribbon around the box and make a bow.
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