Pull-Up Treats

by Beate Johns

Create a cover for your treats. When you pull on the ribbon on top of the cover, the treat will appear.


  • 6" x 7" piece of cardstock for candy cover
  • 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of cardstock for belly band (optional)
  • Scoring tool
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Ribbon (about 30" needed)
  • Big Hershey™ bar
  • Stamps
  • Scissors
  • Ink
  • Hole punch
  • Additional cardstock for decoration
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score 6" x 7" piece of cardstock at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on the 6" side.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp or wheel entire cardstock front.

  3. Step 3

    Score cardstock for the belly band at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Decorate the front of belly band.

  5. Step 5

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to the 1/2" strip on front cover.

  6. Step 6

    Turn cardstock cover so the inside is facing up and add Sticky Strip™ to the bottom of the 2 3/4" wide outer panel.

  7. Step 7

    Remove the red liner from the adhesive. Fold the thin glue tab, then the 2 3/4" panel over the middle panel to create a pouch.

  8. Step 8

    Punch a hole/slot in the middle of top part of your pouch. Choose your punch according to the ribbon size being used.

  9. Step 9

    Finish decorating the pouch. Here, the belly band was adhered to the pounch, then ribbon and additional stamped images were added.

    (For a close up of the heart and instructions on how it was colored, please check in my gallery.)

  10. Step 10

    Thread the ribbon through the hole on top of the pouch. Make sure the ribbon is the same length on both sides.

  11. Step 11

    Center the candy bar between the ribbon ends, on top of the ribbon running through both holes.

  12. Step 12

    Push the candy bar all the way into the pouch.

  13. Step 13

    Tie the ribbon and the Pull Treat Pouch is done.
    Simply pull the ribbon (no need to untie) and the candy will appear.



    Make a pouch for different sized candy
    Measure the width of your candy. Add an inch to it. That will be your pouch front. You will need 2 x pouch front inches plus 1/2" for glue tab.
    Measure the length of your candy. Add 2 1/4" to the length.

    Alternate treat ideas
    Other Chocolate Bars
    Hot Chocolate Mix

    Leave it open
    Leave out step six and leave the bottom of your pouch open.

Your Turn

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

Questions and Comments

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

I was looking for a unique idea for goody bags for my children's birthday party on Friday and I opened my Weekly Inkling and voila!!! Thank you so much for this fabulous idea. I think these little pouches are very versatile for all ages and genders. AWESOME! I can't wait to begin.
RL  |  Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM
Your work is lovely, and thanks for sharing so many great projects/ideas!
I have one question, however: what is the exact process/sequence of embossing TWICE over the same area (without using a clear stamp to see through)???
Thanks for the additional info!
Michelle  |  Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Emboss your image like usual. Then, while the embossing powder is still hot, add more embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat again. If you aren't fast enough and the EP doesn't stick anymore, just heat your image again and pour over powder immediately after that.
beate  |  Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 1:15 PM
can use omething else than a slot punch? i dont have one buhuuu
nina  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM

You can use any hole punch. The hole just has to be big enough for your ribbon to fit through.
beate  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 2:56 PM
Too darn cute! You are so creative and talented! I'm gonna make these for a shower favor w/personalized candy bar inside!

Great idea Beate! Love ya!
Diana  |  Thu Feb 7, 2008 at 12:34 PM
So beautiful. I can't wait to try this.
Cyndi  |  Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 1:22 PM
Do you punch the slot both in front and back of the pouch?
Cindy  |  Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Yes! You punch through both the front and the back.
Beate  |  Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 2:38 PM
Thank you for a great idea! I look forward to doing this project at my upcoming Stamp/Birthday Party!
joyfulstamper  |  Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 6:47 AM
I just love doing these, they are great. Where can someone purchase that punch??? Ive been all over looking for it and cant find it anywhere. Thanks for such a great idea!
kari  |  Tue Apr 1, 2008 at 4:34 PM
I received one as a gift as was so impressed!! I love it!! I also wonder where to purchase the punch?????? I'm not familiar with that type. Thanks in advance
dianne rich  |  Fri May 30, 2008 at 8:44 AM
The punch is called Horizontal slot punch and is sold by Stampin' Up!
beate  |  Fri May 30, 2008 at 8:46 AM
Thank you sooooo much! I'm thinking of using these for wedding favours! smile
teatree  |  Wed Sep 3, 2008 at 8:12 AM
Where do I find the oval size hole punch
Rosa Ferrell  |  Sun Mar 8, 2009 at 2:20 PM
Beautiful!!! I love stamps, punch, papers...
Patty Delgado  |  Fri May 22, 2009 at 5:40 AM
Thank you very much for the ownderful tutorial! What a wonderful project!
Elena  |  Tue Jul 7, 2009 at 7:04 AM
VortFeery  |  Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 9:22 AM
Это не из википедии текст случайно?
VortFeery  |  Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM
Those are lovely. I was thinking what a nice gift pouch for a book mark that would make as well. Love your choice of colours.
Jen  |  Fri Aug 6, 2010 at 5:56 PM

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