Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sweet Treat Cup With A Sliding Door

I've been having fun exploring all the possibilities of things you can do with the new Treat Cups, but the one thing that kept bothering me is the recipient would have to rip the thing apart to eat the candy. So today I got busy and came up with a solution... for this one at least.

My 3x3 card with sliding door, to remove the candy without tearing the thing apart!
You will need:
1. Cut cardstock to 3" x 6" and folded in half for the base of the card.
2. Slider door cardstock is 2" x 2-5/8" Punch a Round Tab and fold it in half, stamp with Sweet Treats from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
3. Stamped and cut out image from Sweet centers stamp set. Punch center with 1-3/4" Circle Punch.
4. Treat cup
5. Attach Round Tab to the edge of the slider door.
6. Place 4 Mini Glue Dots to the rim of the Treat cup facing the focal image, NOT THE BACK WHERE THE PEEL AND STICK PAPER IS. Insert Treat Cup into the punched hole of the main image.
YOU WILL NOT BE REMOVING THE PEEL AND STICK PAPER AT ALL FOR THIS PROJECT.
7. Turn the main image over, place 4 Mini Glue Dots on the very edge of all 4 corners of the main image.
8. Lay the slider door on top just to see that the Mini Glue Dots are not in the way of the movement of the door, but do not attach.

9. Lay the main image on top of the card and trace the circle opening onto the card base.
10. Punch with 1-3/4" hole. Depending on where you place the image (mine is towards the top) the punch may not reach all the way. It is off such a fraction that it doesn't seem to show or matter to the function of the project.
11. Carefully place the image with Treat Cup attached on to the card base. NOTE: It is more important to align your image so that it is straight then it is to cover the hole exactly.
12. Fill with Candy
13. Insert the slider door between the image and the card base.
14. Embellish with a Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon and enjoy!


42 comments :

  1. Oh Becky this is so adorable and clever. I was thinking about the sweet treats cups and how you could retrieve the treats without damaging the card. I was thinking of embossing a piece of tinfoil and placing in the back but your idea of a sliding door is perfect.
    See, another fabulous idea by Becky; do you sleep?

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  2. That is just the most fantastic idea!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I will most definitely be using it. Have a lovely weekend!!

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  3. Becky, thanks so much for the tutorial on this! I have not used this set yet, but I will be trying this really soon...love your blog!

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  4. This will definitely make the card more "valuable"! What a great idea -- going to try it right now!

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  5. This is such a great idea. I love it.

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  6. Becky, this is so cute and clever!
    I definitely will be making one. TFS

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  7. Becky, one more time: You are amazing!
    This is an excelent and fabulous idea and thank you for sharing it with us.
    What do you eat? You're so creative!!!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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  8. Very cute and clever idea Becky. I must remember this if we get the treat cups in Australia. TFS

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  9. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing this cool trick.

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  10. Becky! What a great idea! I LOVE it!

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  11. Becky, this is BRILLIANT!!! Thanks so much for all your great ideas & for sharing with all.

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  12. This is such a great idea and looks so professional. Thanks for another winning tutorial. You're amazing.

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a creative idea. Becky, you are truly the best!!!

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  14. OMG - you have "saved" me! I've had sweet centers for 'a while' now but haven't even mounted it!! Since seeing your idea . . . I'm ready to try it out! Thanks so much, Becky - you ROCK!
    Kay

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  15. YEAH...I was going to sit and play with this concept today and now you saved me the bother! Love this!
    Thansk
    Sue

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  16. So clever! Now the card doesn't have to be ruined to get to the goodies! TFS!

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  17. AWESOME idea Becky! I just mounted this set yesterday so will have to try it :-)

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  18. Thanks for the tut!! I wondered how someone would get into it. I have not bought any for that reason. Now I can.

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  19. So cool! I love your take on this solution. Cheryl

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  20. WOW! Thanks Becky! I love your ideas!

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  21. Great tutorial, Becky! I was just trying to think of a way to do this as well, and I think I'm gonna case your idea :) Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Great idea. Thanks for the instructions. I've thought the same thing about the treat cups. I also saw one where the used the preferation tool and made an X in the back so you could get to the candy, but I like the sliding door idea better.

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  23. What a great idea and as I read everyone's posts..I think we are all going to CASE your idea of the slider door, very clever!! Thanks so much!!

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  24. How wonderful!! I knew there had to be a way to share the candy inside. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

    Elise

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  25. Becky, thank you for the wonderful idea! I love the idea of these, but was resisting them for that very reason. Thanks to your tutorial, I may have to add them to my wish list, darn it! :-)

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  26. Oh my goodness! Awesome solution Becky! You are so smart!! ;)

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  27. You Rock! This is so fun and creative.

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  28. Love this cute little card and love the idea with the tab pull. I saw the idea on this man's blog and can't remember his name now. I thought it was so cool! Thanks for all your wonderful cards and ideas!
    YOU ROCK!
    Kristi

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  29. thanks for the great instructions!!! This is the best tutorial I have seen for this!! THANK YOU!!!! Off to do this right now! ;o)

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  30. Great idea! Now why didin't I think of that. THanks for sharing it with us. I so love checking in on your blog to see what you've come up with!

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  31. Fabulous Idea!!!
    Thanks!

    **Sony**

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  32. Becky, this was the BEST idea I've seen in quite a while! So clever, and just so stinkin' cute!! I used your directions and turned it into a full size card and I can't wait to make more!!!

    Thanks again for sharing your great ideas!!

    Katye (in CdA)

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  33. thank you thank you thank you for sharing... this will be perfect for my niece's birthday-- she turns 5... and for all the Halloween cards I'm doing for my nieces & nephews.

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  34. I am truly impressed with your work! You are very talented! Thank you so much for sharing! I have 7 grandchildren and another on the way, I so enjoy making them little things for different holidays.
    Diana from WVa

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  35. I have found your website - by accident - just to say what a lovely lovely website - I found you by searching for cupcake boxes - and still not too sure what these stamps are that you use - I am going to come back and spend more time on here - how lovely that someone spends so much time giving tuition such as this - I am in the UK - not sure if we "do" this here - all looks very fascinating - and have NO idea what a treat cup is - what a great stocking filler - or great tree treats - I so wish I had time to do these crafts. Never did find the cupcake boxes!!

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  36. I know it's been a while since this was posted, but I was wondering where you get the treat cups to use with these. Maybe I missed that.

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  37. Great idea! I've done a "hinged" door before stuck down with a sticker, but I love this way. I'm about to do a sweet treats cup card for my niece, think I'm going to be using this idea ... thank you!

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  38. Hello Becky, TFS. quick question where did you purchase the plastic part where u store the candy?

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  39. thanks for this great tutorial. I plan on giving it a try this afternoon.

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