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Sunday 15 January 2012

Inspired by a chocolate advent calendar!

I had been thinking for a while about ways of using the Stampin' Up Treat Cups. I heard about using a slider to make the treats inside retrievable, and was planning to do this too, but I wondered if there was another way. I had just given the children each a chocolate advent calendar and these have a foil under each flap which you tear open to remove the choccies. I decided to reverse the idea and place foil over the back and make a hole inside the front of the card through which to grab the sweeties.

Here is a quick card to show the stages of the basic idea.

I used papers and element stickers from Basic Grey's Picadilly collection.
The stamps and punch are from Stampin' Up

First of all I filled the treat cup with sweets, revealed the self adhesive tape on the back and covered the whole thing with foil, and trimmed to the edges of the circle.

I punched the circle into the top centre of the card after covering with patterned papers. Then I also punched the centre from the large flower sticker. The sticker was laid over the treat cup and then with extra DST it was all stuck down onto the card over the hole cut earlier.
This is the view from inside the card.

The treat cup flower was decorated with the stem and leaf stamp from the stamp set. I added more stickers from the element sheet either side of the main flower.

Having lots of fun with these treat cups, both hearts and circles.
Thanks for looking. What do you think?


  1. Fab idea - love the adaptation to get the sweeties :)

  2. Looks wonderful, love the card AND the treats ;) xxx


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