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Sweet Treat Card Tutorial February 4, 2010

I received a list from my son’s kindergarten class with all of his peers names for Valentine cards.  Somehow 2 more kids showed up since the school group picture was sent home.  Since I had to make 2 more Valentine’s, I put together this tutorial for you on how I made my Sweet Treat Cup Valentines  (with the tag that stops).  I’m a bit thorough, so there are lots of pictures below.  It will be picture followed by the directions for that above picture.


Sweet Treat Cup

3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock (Pretty in Pink used in this tutorial)

2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square piece of cardstock (Real Red used in this tutorial)

2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of cardstock (Whisper White used in this tutorial)

1-3/4″ Circle Punch

3/4″ Circle Punch

Hobby Blade and Setting Mat from Mat Pack

Paper cutter with scoring blade

Ruler & Pencil

Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive


With the 3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock, score long side at 3-1/2″ and 7″.  Score the short side at 1/4″ and 3-1/4″.  For simple creating purposes, I have numbered the sections on the piece of cardstock…this will help you while creating.

Cut away 1/4″ scored pieces from sections 2 and 3.  Leave the 1/4″ scored pieces on section 1.

Cut angles to the 1/4″ scored pieces left on section 1.  This is done so these tabs can be tucked within the card in the final step.

Like the picture states, you will need to use your Hobby Blade and Setting Mat to cut a 2″ opening on the score line between section 2 and 3. 

Using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, you need to punch a circle to section 1.  I punched this circle more towards the edge and just a tad off centered (this is necessary when using a punch, so later punching works with the paper size).

This is how your 3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock should look at this point.  Section 1 is the cardfront.  Section 2 is the back of the card.  Section 3 gets folded inside and will not be seen when assembled (this is where the Sweet Treat Cup adheres to).

Fold section 3 inside.  Then fold section 1 on top of that (tri-fold).  Using a pencil, mark  your circle from section 1 onto section 3.  Punch out with your 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. 

This is how your 3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock should look at this point.  With the dimensions used, you would never be able to use a punch to section 3 if the circle was perfectly centered.  It’s off a tad, but you can’t notice….unless a ruler is pulled out.  I’m sure you won’t encounter that.

Place cardstock piece in position above.  You will need your 3/4″ Circle Punch now to create the small hole where you gain access to the Sweet Treat Cup contents.

You need to slide your 3/4″ Circle Punch through the 2″ cut opening all the way till it stops.  Punch out a circle to section 2. 

This is how your 3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock should look at this point.

With the 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of cardstock, you will need to make some cuts shown in the picture above.  You will need to cut away 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ sections from both sides to one end of the piece of cardstock.  These notches are what prevents the tag from pulling all the way out.  They become “stoppers” so to say.

Here are all of the pieces you need to finish the card at this point.

Place the 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square piece of cardstock on section 2, along the score line centered.  I marked my piece of cardstock so I could keep track of which side is to be aligned on the score line.  This is important so your circles line up.  Holding the pieces in place with your hands (or use some Dotto if you need to…so you can rub off adhesive), flip over.

 Using a pencil, mark  your circle onto the Real Red square piece of cardstock. 

Punch out using your 3/4″ Circle Punch.  You want the circles to align perfectly.

Slide the tag into the 2″ opening as shown in the above picture. 

Slide this tag all the way till it stops at the notches.  Make sure it’s centered.  Holding the pieces in place with your hands (or use some Dotto if you need to…so you can rub off adhesive), flip over.

Using a pencil, mark  your circle onto the Whisper White tag cardstock piece.   Punch out using your 3/4″ Circle Punch.

This is how your pieces of cardstock should look at this point.  You are now done punching, and it’s time for assembling.

Attach your Sweet Treat cup to the circle on section 3. 

Adhere the 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square cardstock piece to section 3.  This piece keeps the contents in the Sweet Treat Cup. The circle gives you access to the contents. 

Slide the tag back into the 2″ opening (make sure all circles align).  If they don’t by this point, try flipping over your tag….this is why I mark my pieces so I know which sides go where.

Tri-fold your card closed.  Bring section 3 in first followed by section 1.

 Tuck in the 1/4″ tabs on section 1 to the inside of the card.

Sticking the tip of your Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive between the layers, apply some adhesive to the tabs that a tucked in and apply pressure (wipe away any that may seep out while applying pressure).  You will also want to make sure your tag functions—-because if you apply too much adhesive, it may seep inward and cause your tag to adhere to the inside of the card—-preventing you from being able to pull on tag.

This is what your cardfront looks like when assembled.  When the tag is downward (not pulled up), you have a circle that is closed on the back of the card.

When the tag is upward (pulled up), you have a circle that is opened on the back of the card.  You now have access to the Sweet Treat Cup contents.  You take what you need and then push the tag back down to close your opening.   Stamp and embellish as desired. 


tutorial requested October 16, 2007

Filed under: tutorial — mjalbright @ 2:47 am

I attended a SU! Regional Seminar in Virginia Beach earlier this year.  I have to give full credit to SU!’s creative design team who demo’d how to make this type of card.  I must tell ya…This was a Wow! card for me.  I instantly fell in love with it & decided to make some for my convention swaps (see my swap here).  

I have had some requests on how to create this card.  So, I’m presenting to you my first tutorial:)

1.  Gather up suppliesScor-Pal & Fiskars Paper Cutter; desired cardstocks and stamps/inks you choose to use; sticky strip; adhesive. 

pop-up stand alone step 1 -supplies

(For my sample: Sherbert Ribbon Originals; jumbo pewter eyelets; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Crop-A-Dile; Linen Thread; Hodgepodge Hardware-pewter; Fire Rhinestone Brad; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Scallop Punch, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon; Brayer; Pick a Petal stamp set; Short & Sweet stamp set; Fall Flowers DSP; Really Rust, Soft Sky, and Old Olive ink; CS same as ink and Confetti White.)

Card base = 4-1/4″ x 11″

Inside tag = 2-1/2″ x 5″    with matting = 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″

 2.  First series of scoring (on 1″, 5-1/2″, and 10″ lines).

pop-up stand alone step 2 -score

3.  Move piece of CS to 1/4″ mark

pop-up stand alone step 3 - move

4.  Start second series of scoring (on 3″, 4″, 7-1/2″, and 8-1/2″ lines)

pop-up stand alone step 4 - score


1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 7-1/4″, 8-1/4″, AND 10″

5.  Cut on 5-1/2″ scored line (middle) 5/8″ in from both sides with either a Fiskars paper cutter or with a hobby blade.

pop-up stand alone step 5 - cut you can cut slit larger if using embellishments that have a lot of dimension (click here for pop-up stand alone step 6 – cut).

7.  Assemble your card base and inside tag by sliding tag into cut slit.  Apply sticky strip to end 1″ sections (more the better).

pop-up stand alone step 7 - assemble

8.  Attach one of the 1″ sections to tag (make sure tag is centered in your cut slit)

pop-up stand alone step 8 - assemble 

9.  attach other side to tag…and your card/base is finished and you can create & stamp to your likings.

 pop-up stand alone step 9 - assemble

Here is my finished sample:

pick a petal pop-up stand alone card  (I had to make the middle cut slit larger on this sample).

Upclose pic of my flower– Embossing Resist to petals.  Stamped first with Linen BG on Fall Flowers DSP.  Stamped petals with Versamark ink & applied Crystal Clear EP.  Used Brayer to cover with desired inks.  Wiped off excess ink.  I love these petals.

pick a petal pop-up stand alone card details

Here is a pic of the card flat (not pulled open and how it would look when received/mailed).

pick a petal pop-up stand alone closed I decorated part of the bottom with paper-piercing and a very thin strip of DSP that is only seen when the card is in the “not-opened” position.  Once card is pulled open, this part disappears and is on the card base. 

Whhhhhhheeaaa!!!!  Finally all done.  If you have any questions, please let me know.