Monday, September 21, 2009

Sweet Treats Flower

Here's a project we did at yesterday's stamp club. I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Treats Cups, by I didn't like that to get that candy out, you'd have to destroy your card. So, knowing that I had seen some kind, wonderful soul had already come up with the "trap door" solution, I followed suit.

This card is an 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" Night of Navy base, folded in half. There's a 4" x 4" Taken with Teal layer on the inside front cover. The trick is to put glue on three sides leaving one side free from glue for the "trap door" to be inserted. Next, take your 1-3/4" punch and punch from the top as far in as it will go. I found that you can use your punch for this since the flower petals hang off the card a little bit. Some of the other images need the circle to be closer to the center, so you'll need to use the Circle Scissor Plus for proper circle placement. Stamp your petals onto Whisper White cardstock. You can have as many petals as you'd like. I've used eight petals here. I used an extra square of Night of Navy cardstock and after punching a 1-3/4" circle in the center, I glued the petals around the circle. I started with the petals in the 3, 6, 9 and 12 spots like on a clock. I used a Dimensional to put the last four petals on in-between the petals already glued. The Sweet Treats cups have adhesive already on the back, so just peel off the paper and then you can stick your flower on the front of the card. Now that you have your flower in place, you can punch a 3/4" half circle through the front of your card. Insert your 3-5/8" x 3-5/8" Taken with Teal trap door between the front of the card and the inside layer. Mark a dot with your pencil where you want your pull ribbon to go. Punch a 1/8" circle and thread your ribbon through. Tie the ribbon together using Linen Thread. I used a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out using the Modern Label Punch. Of course, that needed Dimensionals too. Ha ha! Love those Dimensionals! Finally, open the card and pull out the trap door to fill the Sweet Treats cup with your favorite candy. Here I wanted the yellow center to my flower, so I used Skittles. Shucks, I had to buy two bags just to have enough yellow Skittles - what to do with all those other colors... A dilemma for sure!! I'll just have to work on that. I hope you enjoy playing with these Sweet Treats Cups, I know I did!!

Until next time...

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1 comment:

Phyllis said...

That is gorgeous!!!!