I've been focusing on fun card ideas using Game Spinner Hands over the past few days, and I've saved the best for last! At Leadership, Amy Storrie showed us how to combine the Game Spinner Hands with Sweet Treat Cups—Too Cool!
Aren't they Too Cute?!! She created a card stock divider inside the Treat Cups, then put different colors of Mini M&Ms in each section! Not only does the Spinner move to help you decide what color, but the Treat Cup also moves, so that you can access the correct color of M&Ms from the back.
Now that I'm featuring this on my blog, I wish I had all of my supplies easily accessible so I could photograph the exact steps to make this cute project. But, I'm half in my old stamp room and half in my new. I even have Amy's presentation on video, but I'm not allowed to feature it on my blog—too bad! Instead, I'll just have to point you in the right direction by giving you a "guess-torial" and we'll hope for the best!
Sweet Treat Cup Spinner "Guess-Torial"
- Card stock is approximately 3×6", folded in half. Emboss if desired.
- Punch a 1-3/4" Circle in the center of one side.
- On the other side, you'll want to punch an access hole to get the Ms out. Use a 1/2" Circle Punch. You may need a little trial & error on this, especially since I don't have a picture for you.
- For the scallop ring trim, punch a 1-3/4" Circle in DSP, then center that hole inside the Scallop Circle and punch.
- Punch a 1/2" Circle from DSP and adhere to the center of the top of the Treat Cup (this will hide the brad prongs). Then, poke a hole through the Cup with a Paper Piercer and add the Game Spinner. If you want the spinner to spin freely, make sure it is loosely secured.
- Create dividers from strips of chipboard (use the backing piece from your Designer Paper pack). You'll need two strips that are 1-5/8 x 3/4", slit in the center at 13/16", and slid together to create and "X."
- Add dividers to the Treat Cup, fill with Mini M&Ms, then position the cup inside the punched circle hole. DO NOT ADHERE the Treat Cup—you want this to spin freely in order to access the different colors of M&Ms.
- Close the back of the piece, and secure the two corners with Mini Colored Brads.
- Slide a smaller piece of card stock in between the folded piece to create a pull tab (this will hold the candy in place until you want to access it through the back hole.
Hope that helps! Someday…I will have my photo area all set up and I'll be able to do a whole video tutorial! Unfortunately, that's not today. Let me know how your project turns out!
Here's another bright and cheery Treat Cup card that Amy had on display. I don't think this one has an access door on it, because I don't think the 1-3/4" Circle Punch would be able to be centered that far from the edge. However, if the whole flower piece were removable (like if it were Velcro'd on), there could be a trap door. I can't say since she didn't demonstrate this one.
If you are interested in creating an access door that works on a card, there's a great tutorial from Froggie Stamps: Sweet Treat Cup Card.
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