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A Cup of Tea & A Nice Slice of Cake…

Hello & Welcome to my ‘extra’ post this month which is a customer request for a tutorial on how to make the tea-cup & cake box which I made with the exquisite Floral Chalkboard Collection…


You will need: Patterned A4 Cardstock (I used Bohemian Dreams)

Floral Chalkboard Collection

Glue, Super-Strong Sticky Tape, Candi-Fix Foam Pads

Stardust Stickles



These are the dimensions for the base. The cake box basically consists of 4 shapes – 2 10.3cm x 7cm rectangles, 1 10.3cm x 10.3cm x 7cm triangle & 1 7cm x 7cm square.

You only need 3 tabs with this box & they measure 1cm in width.

The dashed-lines are where you will score & crease.


These are the dimensions for the lid. This time you need 2 10.8cm x 4cm rectangles, 1 10.8cm x 10.8cm x 7.4cm triangle & 1 4cm x 7.4cm rectangle.

The tabs are still 1cm in width & the dashed lines are for scoring & creasing.

I made the template by drawing the triangle first, then adding the end panel followed by the 2 side panels.


The topping for the lid is made by drawing a triangle measuring 10.8cm x 10.8cm x 7.4cm.

I then die-cut a scallop-edge border 3 times, stuck it under the triangle & cut to fit, then used this to draw around as the final template.


Once you have drawn around & then cut out your shapes onto card, use the same templates to do the same with your choice of papers.

Glue the paper to the back of the card & leave to dry completely.


The tea-cup has 2 basic shapes: 6 3.4cm x 5.4cm rectangles with rounded ends &  1 6-sided hexagon – each side measuring 3.4cms.

There are 6 tabs which measure 0.5cm in width.

Dashed lines are where you will score & crease.

The handle is made from a hand drawn design & you will need 2 of these with a 0.5cm tab as shown.


Again, use the templates to draw & cut around your choice of paper, then glue in place, glue the 2 handle pieces together but don’t glue the tabs together & leave to dry completely.


Now that your pieces are completely dry you can score & fold.


Using the tape along the tabs, attach the pointed end of the box first.


You can now attach the end & the base is complete.


Repeat with the lid.


Both parts are ready to be embellished.


Place the handle on the inside of one of the sides of the cup to determine where it will be placed.

Draw a feint line with pencil along the 2 edges.


Bend the tabs on the handle. This will make it easier to assemble once they’re inside of the cup.


Use a craft knife or scalpel to cut slits where the pencil lines are on the cup.

Score & crease the tabs all around the cup edges.

Push the flattened flaps of the handle through, open back out & glue into place.


Working your way around the cup, use tape to secure each tab.


Your cup is ready to embellish.


I put a strip of paper across the middle of each side of the cup, then cut the excess away.


Continue to add strips all the way around the cup.

You can now do as much or as little to embellish the cup using the matching die-cut sentiments, flowers, bows & candi.

I also added some highlights with the Stickles.


With the cake box I added 2 strips of paper along the bottom edge of the lid.


After gluing the topping to the lid, I cut a slightly smaller triangle & attached it using the foam pads.

Again, do whatever your imagination likes to finish the cake box.


I hope this tutorial has been helpful & will inspire you to make them – they’re so versatile as they can be used a gift boxes, favour boxes or home décor.

If you make 8 of the cake boxes, you can put them together to make a centrepiece…

So, until next time,

Take Care & Happy Crafting,



  1. sam 'boom' harrison

    3rd February 2017 - 12:10 pm

    Brilliant, clear instructions, guess what I’m gonna be doin next time I get into my craft room lol, thanks Pip xx

    • phillipalewis

      7th February 2017 - 11:30 am

      Thank you Sam & have fun xxx

  2. Heather

    3rd February 2017 - 1:16 pm

    Oh wow… that is so clever! I love the little tea cup and would love to try it out. Thanks for the tutorial Phillipa xx

    • phillipalewis

      7th February 2017 - 11:32 am

      Thank you Heather, I hope you will try it & share some pics xxx

  3. Lisa Shaw

    3rd February 2017 - 1:22 pm

    I live the little cake boxes, Phillipa. Feeling inspired to try make one. X

    • phillipalewis

      7th February 2017 - 11:33 am

      Thank you Lisa. Please make one, would love to see how you get on xxx

  4. Jennifer Kray

    4th February 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Wow Phillipa!
    You should sell your templates – I don’t think even I could recreate that!
    Absolutely marvelous! <3 xx

    • phillipalewis

      7th February 2017 - 11:34 am

      Thank you Jen & of course you could xxx

  5. Sue Smith

    8th February 2017 - 5:20 pm

    Wow! Love the center piece Phillipa! xXx

    • phillipalewis

      21st February 2017 - 3:45 pm

      Thank You Sue xxx.

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