Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Fold Sweet Treat Cup Card

One of the hidden gems in the Annual Catalog is the Sweet Treat Cup.  These little cups come in a pack of 12 ready to add to fun projects!  I've used them for punch art bunnies filled with M&M's, on top of boxes filled with confetti and on the front of cards for some added flair.  The possibilities for these fun little additions are endless.
The card shown can be done in either a portrait or landscape orientation. The fox and baby cards are done in landscape and the heart card done in portrait.  
No matter which direction you want your card you will need similar ingredients.  You will need a piece of 5 1/2" X 11" base card stock scored at 4" and 8".
The inside panel measures 5 1/4" X 3 3/4". 
You will need two pieces of Designer Series Paper, one measuring 1/2" X 5 1/2" and the other measuring 2 1/2" X 5 1/2".  You can also use a piece of washi tape, ribbon or strip of card stock.

The 2 1/2" X 5 1/2" piece of  DSP goes on the first inside flap.

I'm sure you are wondering how to get the sweet treat cup and DSP lined up with the front so it slides through, right?!  Good news, I did a video!  You can watch it below for those of you who are visual learners like me.  If you like written instructions, I will do my best!

Place your piece of 2 1/2"X 5 1/2" DSP on your first inside flap.  You want to make sure that the edges on top and bottom are about equal.  Also make sure that your DSP has the side you want showing up.  Gently fold over the top piece of your card.  With the card pinched together keeping that DSP in place, reach under it and lift it up carefully along with the top flap.  With the DSP in place you want to use your 1 3/4" punch to punch out both the card stock and DSP layer simultaneously.  You can punch on either side or in the midde, wherever you want your cup to sit.  I did mine towards the side.  Once you have your circles punched you can let go of the layers.  Now when you assemble your card, it will line up perfectly!  
For the next part you want to liberally apply adhesive to the back of your DSP piece.  Remove the paper strip on the Sweet Treat Cup.  Now looking at the inside of your card, you want to place the DSP panel with the adhesive side up over your punched circle in your front flap card stock.  Then drop in your Sweet Treat Cup filled with confetti.  Now fold up your card gently.  Push all around the Sweet Treat Cup on the front to adhere the DSP layer.  When you open your card it will be like magic!  Everything will layer in place perfectly.  Now you can finish decorating your card!  

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