I made this card a few weeks ago for the STARZ meeting.  It was my project demonstration and share.  sweet-treat-halloweenI needed to show a project using the Sweet Treat cups from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I really like these little cups – I have many in progress projects with these little cups – ideas I have had and started on but they aren’t yet finished.   But this one was finished for the STARZ meeting.  It is mostly a copied idea from a Demonstrator named Mike – yes he is a man and there are quite a few male Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  Men are quite creative and Mike came up with this awesome idea that created a “trap door” (now I’m not sure that is what he called it) so that you can get out the candy without tearing up the card.

So notice on the front of the card the Basic Black card stock with the EEK circle that actually slides into a pocket created by the stamped image from the Sweet Centers stamp set and the Sweet Treat cup.  To let the candy out you pull up the tag.

sweet-treat-halloween2Here is a view of the inside of the card when the tag is pulled up.  The circle is opened and the candy falls out!

Then you can refill it and close it back up.  Isn’t it a clever idea?

The punch I used is the 1-3/4″ Circle punch which is exactly the right size for the Sweet Treat cups.  For the front of my card I have several layers – the card base Pumpkin Pie, then Old Olive card stock, then the Cast-A-Spell Designer Series paper.  The punch will only punch through one layer at a time.  So I punch the card base first – slide the punch in as far as it will go.  Then add the next layer line up your punch with the previous circle and punch again.  Then do the next layer.

When adding the Sweet Treat cup you have two layers of card stock – one is Basic Black with the hole punched out of the center.  Adhere the Sweet Treat cup to this one – remove the backing on the edge of the cup to reveal the adhesive.  Then adhere the stamped Whisper White cards tock (again with the hole punched out of the center) over the sweet treat cup.  The EEK is the piece that was punched from the center of this layer.  When adhering the cup piece to the front of the card put adhesive only on the two sides and the bottom so you don’t close up the pocket.

This was a fun card to make!

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