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

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Questions and Comments

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OMG!!!! Soooooo cute! And lucky me - I have the stamp set and some Halloween paper. Must run to the store and get some cups and candy. Just love the card!!!!!
Barbara  |  Thu Oct 6, 2011 at 8:12 AM
JERILEE  |  Sun Oct 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM
Clever & cute...looks like I could do it...that's what makes it truly lovely! thank you!
Kardluver  |  Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM
Hi Lydia! Great card and wonderful job on the tutorial!! (BTW, the heart cup is still available also.)
Deb  |  Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 6:37 PM
What a cute card and amazingly I had the same paper to use! The directions are easy to follow. I am in the process of making 12 of them... LOTS of prep time for that many, lol; have 5 completely done so far. I will be mailing them in 6x9 padded envelopes, and postage should be $1.71 each as their odd shape bumps them up to the parcel rate. Weight on mine including envelope is 1.7 ounces.
Karen B  |  Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 9:21 AM
Thank you for this tutorial. I had the pleasure of making ten of these and filled them with candy corn M&M's. They were well received.
Your instructions were very clear.
Kay  |  Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 4:38 PM
VERY CUTE!!! I love it!
Pauline  |  Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM
Love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing..I gotta go now and make this!
Jen Mamo  |  Mon Sep 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! I think I'm going to try making these; your tutorial made it easy to follow. Thanks again!
Patrice  |  Wed Oct 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

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