Treat Cup Slider

by Cindy Elam

Create a card with a treat cup that slides to open.


  • One 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for card base
  • One 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock for mat
  • One 3 3/4" x 5"piece of pattern paper for background
  • One 2" x 4" piece of cardstock for slider
  • Scraps of cardstock to decorate card front and for pull-tab
  • Brad or ribbon for pull tab
  • Embellishments, as desired
  • Treat cup (Stampin’ Up!® round treat cup used here)
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Wicked Cool used here) and acrylic block, if needed
  • Ink
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade
  • Scissors
  • 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Round tab punch
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Pencil


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4 1/4" x 11" cardstock at 5 1/2" and fold to form card base.

  2. Step 2

    Adhere 3 3/4" x 5" pattern paper to 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock mat.

  3. Step 3

    On front of card base, determine treat cup placement and punch with 1 3/4" circle punch.

  4. Step 4

    Fasten background/mat to card front with temporary adhesive.

  5. On inside of card, trace punched circle onto back side of mat.

  6. Step 5

    Remove background/mat and punch with 1 3/4" circle punch, aligning with marked circle.

  7. Step 6

    Using 1/8" sticky tape around top of flange on treat cup, adhere to the underside of the background/mat. Only treat cup will poke through opening.

    Don’t remove the backing from the adhesive on the treat cup.

  8. Step 7

    Apply 1/4" sticky tape to the underside of the mat, as shown (top to bottom on both sides of the treat cup, top to bottom along other long edge, across bottom, and short space between tapes at top). Be sure to leave the opening for the slider above the treat cup.

  9. Remove adhesive backing from sticky strips only (not treat cup), center and adhere to card front.

  10. Step 8

    Use corner rounder on two corners (short end) of 2" x 4" slider. Stamp image or greeting on slider, if desired

  11. Step 9

    Punch round tab from scrap cardstock.

  12. Fasten brad through one half of tab before folding and attaching to slider with sticky tape.

    Attach tab to slider first, then punch hole and tie ribbon through hole for pulling.

  13. Step 10

    Decorate front as desired, then slip slider into opening at top between card base and mat. Fill with goodies from inside and slide closed.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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So cute! Thanks so much for the video, I learn best by seeing how something is done.
Rosie  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM
Where do you buy the treat cups? Cute idea and could be used for all holidays - even birthdays.
Sandy Wells  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM
Hi Sandy! The treat cups are made by Stampin' up! smile
Lydia  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Love it! and love your doesn't hurt that my only granddaughter is named 'Lydia', as well! I started her stamping when she was 2. I strapped her in her highchair with a large bib on, gave her stamps and washable ink pads and let her go to town. She still loves it and will love making these awesome cards for her friends. Thank you!
Mary  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 1:35 PM
what a wonderful halloween card. your directions are so great.
marlene geiger  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 2:16 PM
So adorable and easy. I think this would work so well for any holiday.
Christi Hicks  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Love the card with the treat cup Lydia!
Where can I find treat cups? Is that the proper name?
Thanks very much!
Evelyne Moran  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Hi Evelyne! The Treat cups are available from Stampin' Up! smile
Lydia  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 4:03 PM
Love this Lydia! Will the treat cups from SU work for this? I will order some Saturday if they will!
Kathy  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 4:34 PM
Sorry, Lydia. I didn't realize there was a page two on this and you already answered my question!!
Kathy  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM
I like that you put the lace on flat side up. That way, it looks like jack-o'lantern faces. smile
Shala  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Hi Cindy what a great idea and as Margaret said it can be used any time
craft addict  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM
Awesome tutorial, tfs. Nice card.
tonda baldwin  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM
The Tutorial was great! I cannot wait to try this out. Thank you again.
PS: Are there other cup shapes?
dori  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 8:24 PM
Hi Dori! There was a heart shaped cup, but it's retired. You might be able to find one in our ISO forum smile
Lydia  |  Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 8:34 PM
The decorated slider could also have a second life as a bookmark. What fun!
Mary in Wausau  |  Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 7:55 AM
Thanks for the great idea for using my treat cups!
Pat B  |  Sun Oct 2, 2011 at 4:30 PM
I love it!!!! This is adorable and would make an awesome valentine card too...
Terri  |  Mon Oct 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM
Love this! Can't wait to try it.
ME Welch  |  Mon Oct 3, 2011 at 2:11 PM
TFS, I had so much fun making one for my grandaughter. Great instructions. Now I just need to fill it.
Linea Rue  |  Tue Oct 4, 2011 at 8:18 PM

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