Peek-a-Boo Treat Holder

by Beate Johns

This treat holder designed by Vickie Maduzia is a quick and a cute way to give away small treats.


  • 3 1/4" x 9 1/4" piece of cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Small chocolate treat
  • Circle punch
  • Glue dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Corner rounder optional
  • Cardstock, stamps, ink and embellishments to decorate


  1. Step 1

    Score the cardstock at 3", 3 3/8", 6 3/8" and 6 3/4".

  2. Step 2

    Stamp or wheel outer panels.

  3. Step 3

    Prefold all scored lines.

  4. Step 4 (Optional)

    Add scallops to a small strip of matching cardstock with a corner rounder or decorative scissors.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere scalloped strip to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" panel. This is the front of the treat holder.

    Decorate the front.

  6. Step 6 (Optional)

    For a frame for the window, adhere it to the other outer panel now.

  7. Step 7

    Center the circle punch over the frame and punch out window.

    This was eyeballed, but you can use this trick for perfect punch placement out every time:
    Punch a circle from a Post-It™ Note. Stick the circle where the window should be. Now line up the circle punch over the Post-It™ Note circle and punch out.

  8. Step 8

    Adhere the chocolate treat with a glue dot in the center panel. Make sure it will show through the window.

  9. Step 9

    Use dimensionals to adhere the window panel over the treat. Here, two dimensionals were stacked on top of each other.

  10. Step 10

    Embellish completed treat holder.



  1. Use Patterned Paper
    Use patterned paper instead of cardstock.

    Full Front
    Make your treat holder front as long as the back. For that start with a 3 1/4" x 9 3/4" piece of cardstock. The scoring placement will stay the same.

    Close it up
    Add magnetic closures or Velcro dots on the inside if you'd like the treat holder to stay closed.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Peek-a-Boo Treat Holder. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thank you for this treat holder. It is just what I needed to complete my stamp club project this week! So cute!
Mary Lou  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 7:49 AM
How cute is that!! Now I have a good excuse to go out and buy some chocolate today smile
Thanks, Beate!
sleepyinseattle  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 8:19 AM
What a great idea! I can see a small York Peppermint Pattie in there with the sentiment "Thanks a mint!" on the outside. Then, it could be given to our volunteer leaders as a reminder that we do value their dedication.
sharon529  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 8:23 AM
OMG!!! Love it!! So cute!
Laurie  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 9:06 AM
This is darling and yummy at the same time!! Thanks for the fab tutorial, Beate!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 9:30 AM
Great. Just the excuse I need to go find CUTE CHOCOLATE! LOL!

Absolutely DARLING!
Lisa (crazycatstamper)  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Could someone tell me what a "dimensional" is? I love this idea - super for grandchildren without overwhelming with tons of candy. Thanks!
Ribbongrass  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM
So cute! This will be great for handing out the little marshmallow bunnies I bought! Thanks!
braundk  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM
A "dimensional" is like a double sided foam tape...
Sherley  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Great project Beate...very can be decorated to suit any occasion.
Sharon529 - i love the "thanks a mint" idea!
Sherley  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:28 AM
Another incredible project, girlie !!! Way to go !! LOVE IT smile
Corinne  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM
What a great project. This one came right on time for a small Easter treats for my 6 yo class.
Thanks a lot, Beate!!!!!
Sabrina  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 3:30 PM
I wonder how this can be done with the peppermint patties with the scallop punches on it...maybe I'll feel adventurous later.
kimberlee  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 4:04 PM
Started to make something similar using Sizziz shamrock die - going to try this way with the window being a shamrock for St Patrick's Day. Thanks for the information!
Kathy  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 4:35 PM
Hi Beate, loved your treat holder. It's so cute I,m curious about the corner rounder. You said in your tutorial that you "add scallops with a corner rounder or decorative scissors." I understand the decorative scissors, but can you make scallops with the corner rounder?
Genie  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 7:12 PM
See if this helps with the scallops from the corner rounder.
Sue  |  Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 7:48 PM
Great project! I used designer paper for the front and back panels instead of stamping. I loosely tied a ribbon through the middle and around the front to hold it together. Just slide it down to open.
Kim  |  Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM
What a cute are a very talented lady. Have a blessed Easter!!!
Missi  |  Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 7:17 PM
I love the scallops on the treat holder, but how do you use a corner rounder to create them?
Melodye  |  Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 9:42 PM
Can't wait to make these for my grandchildren and the neighbor cute is this?!!
Charlene  |  Fri Mar 14, 2008 at 5:16 AM

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