Monday, October 10, 2011

Treat Cups: How to Get at the Contents

Do you like to send treats for Halloween? Stampin'UP!'s Treat Cups make a great container for a few goodies. They have an adhesive ring base to hold them to the card, but that can also make it difficult to get at the contents. Keep reading to see one solution.

First: a few words about the Treat Cups. They are available in both round and heart shape and they are designed to work with the 1-3/4" circle punch and Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch. Stampin'UP! does a nice job of supporting their punch designs with coordinating stamp sets.

Something Sweet

Sweet Centers

Sweet Snowglobe


These sets do a nice job of covering the Holidays. Aren't they just the cutest? Look at all the different shapes you can make: a hot air balloon, gum ball machine, flowers, a snow globe and a baby rattle. Ok, now the creative juices are flowing, I'm thinking porthole on a ship, a bug's head . . .
Now, imagine what you could put in these shapes. The snow globe could hold glitter or mica flakes. The Baby rattle could hold beads. And the Hot Air Balloon and Hearts could hold all kids of goodies! Check out this cute SnowMan and SunFlower. At $2.95 for a box of 12 this has definite possibilities! And speaking of possibilities, I have a list of over 50 different things you can use for fillers and ideas for ways to use them. Send me an email if you'd like the list - just ask for the Treat Cup Fillers List.
Now lets talk about using them. The simplest, easiest way is to:
  • stamp the image on a card 
  • fill the Treat Cup with the goodies
  • peel off the protective ring from the adhesive
  • stick the ring to the card.
Imagine getting this in the mail from your friend. "Sweet!, Looks good enough to eat", you say. But . . . you can't access the goodies without destroying the card.

Here is one solution to getting at the contents: make a secret trap door on the back of the card. This will involve making layers on the card. This series of photos shows you a card made with the Delicate Doilies Stamp Set. I found a package of erasers whose colors seemed to coordinate with Stampin'UP!'s Melon Mambo, Concord Grape and Daffodil Delight. ( I love how well Stampin'UP!'s colors coordinate with today's fashion colors! - just like the colors of the M&M's here)

Anyway, one eraser fit just perfectly inside a round Treat Cup. The easy access is with an extra piece on the back, held on with a brad, that rotates out of the way to allow access to the contents. Now I didn't want the brad legs to show through on the front of the card so thats where the layers come in, they hide the brad legs.
Card made with Treat Cups and Delicate Doilies Stamp SetCard made with Treat Cups and Delicate Doilies Stamp Set

I'm glad there were lots of erasers in the package because I have 4 little nieces that would just love to get this card. Actually I'll bet they'd love to actually MAKE the cards too!

Cooking and crafting with kids is a great adult child bonding experience. And Stampin'UP! offers many products to support strengthening family relationships
  • The Treat Cups are one Example
  • If you like to give home made cookies, be sure to check out the new Cookie Press Stamps.
  • Also be sure to check out the new Long Cellophane Bags found on page 11 in the Holiday Mini Catalog
  • And there are lots of stamp sets that kids just love: we have some great Halloween Stamps as well as stamps sets with ponies, and monsters and bulldozers . . .
You can see them all on the on-line catalog or contact me for a your own catalog.

You can shop for these and any other Stampin'UP! product HERE
I appreciate your business, be sure to let me know if you have any questions about any product OR how to use the product.

Happy Stamping

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