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Tutorial Tuesday: VIA Coffee Holder

Are you following me on Pinterest yet??  If not, please do!  There's a bunch of amazing goodness there!  One of which, is an extremely popular pin---my VIA Coffee Holder.

I enjoy trying new things and one day, while wondering the aisles of my local Target, I stumbled upon these new little packages of coffee, called "VIA".  It's by Starbucks and they are instant coffee singles.  Whhaaat!!?  Naturally, (because I'm a victim of marketing) I bought some.  Then I thought, These are so cute!  I want to do something with them and my Coffee Cafe Suite!  After that, my VIA Coffee Holder/Folder (whatever you want to call it) was born.


I imagine you can see why this is not just my most re-pinned pin, but it's pretty popular on Pinterest, in general.  Woot!

Now, my friends, I will show you how to make your own with my Tutorial Tuesday!

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Cardstock (3-1/2" x 11" and 4" x 1/2")
Directions:
  • Once you've cut your cardstock to the proper dimensions, you'll simply need to score it in all the right places.
  • Place the large piece (11" side up) against the top of of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Score at 1-3/4", 6-1/2", and 6-3/4".
  • Use the Bone Folder to make good, hard creases in your cardstock.  It helps the folder/holder keep its shape much nicer.  And it just looks more professional.
  • Place the small piece (4" side towards the top) against the top of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Score at 1/2" and 3-1/2".  Use the Bone Folder to crease those lines.
  • Use a bit of strong adhesive (I recommend the Tear and Tape Adhesive #138995) to adhere the strip ends to the middle of the holder.  (This is what holds your VIA Singles in place.  This holder will hold three of them.)
  • Embellish the way you want and if you choose, add a small adhesive Velcro dot to keep the flap in place.
Here's a look at the inside so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about for the strip that holds the coffee singles in place.


I also made a template that may help you with your scoring.  It's not to scale, but you get the idea!


If you want a little inspiration for how to decorate your Coffee Holders/Folders here are a few more ideas to help you out!  







Have fun and share your designs with me, too!




Comments

  1. how did you create the coffee rings?

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    1. The coffee ring design is actually Stampin' Up!'s Coffee Break Designer Series Paper! Isn't it beautiful!?

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    2. Yes it is. I'm hoping Santa puts that under my tree, Hee, Hee.

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    3. Santa can shop 24/7 by clicking my link above! ;) AND, if Santa uses this Hostess Code at checkout (F9B3P3X4) I'll send Santa an extra FREE Gift, too!!!

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