I was hesitant to play around with the Sweet Treat Cups. I had to sketch, visualize, and become a paper architect while working with them. I think they would work better if the adhesive was on the opposite side from where it is (does that make sense?). They just take some playing with. But, once you get playing & creating with these cups, they are super fun…and the possibilities are endless.
I had an idea in my head for a while as to how I wanted Ethan’s school valentines to look like. And I had to use the gumball machine images from the Something Sweet stamp set. Not wanting to send gumballs to school in his valentines, I had to come up with another idea. Yep! I splurged and ordered some personalized M&M’s. How cool! I even ordered colors to coordinate with my project:)
All I have to say is, “Thank goodness I only had to create for a Kindergarten size classroom!”. They were time consuming, but soooo worth it! Ethan loves them too. The card measures 3″ x 3.5″ and is just the perfect size for a kiddo to pass out at school.
Here are the personalized M&M’s. There are 3 Ethan’s in his class so my Ethan is now known as “Ethan A”. I didn’t want a sentiment on the front of the card, so the other two M&M’s say “Happy Feb 14th” and “V-Day treats4U”. I do have to admit that a handful of the M&M’s were smeared and not printed perfectly.
How do I get to those M&M’s? The Whisper White cardstock tag at the top of the card has two purposes…..it reveals a sweet sentiment and opens a circle on the back of the valentine card. The Whisper White cardstock tag does not come out all the way. I created it to stop at a certain point.
Above is a back view with the Whisper White tag inside the card (not pulled up). I used my 3/4″ Circle Punch to create the whole.
Above picture is Whisper White tag pulled half way up
Above picture is Whisper White tag pulled all the way up till it stops. You now have an open circle that exposes your treat.
ALL SUPPLIES STAMPIN’ UP!:
STAMPS: Occasions Mini Catalog Something Sweet stamp set
PAPER: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock
INK: Pretty in Pink and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads.
ACCESSORIES: 1/4″ Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Sweet Treat Cups; Bold Brights Brads assortment; Soft Subtles Brads assortment; 1-3/4′, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ Circle Punches; Big Shot Die-cutting machine; SU! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Crop-A-Dile Tool.