Gather and Gobble

Hooray for Turkey Day! While I’ll be going out to eat this Thanksgiving, I still wanted to share this idea for saving your spot at the table: This cute little gobbler uses the SU! Treat Cups (116802) and a few different punches to hold a tasty treat: Pull the slider and out they come so you can re-use it year after year!

I gave a talk in church a few weeks ago on Gratitude and the question I asked at the beginning of the talk was this:

I’ve been trying to be more specific in my prayers for those things I take for granted: Being able to breathe and smell, a hot water heater, contact lenses, chapstick, the internet, scissors, my local library, public school, etc. etc. The list is long, but think about what you are doing right now and what blessing you aren’t even considering that allows you to do it? If you had to gather or hunt for your food every meal, you wouldn’t be sitting here reading my blog! Gather to Gobble AND give Gratitude to God this Thanksgiving!

Sweet Treat Cups and Sunflowers

The Sweet Treat Cups (pg 170 of current catalog) from Stampin’ Up! are really fun to play with…and even more fun to give/receive! I was trying to come up with a different way to use them without having to destroy a card to get to the treats, and came up with this design that has a flap:

You can just pull the cover out the left side to get to the sunflowers (or any other treat you fill it with).  I promised my Stamp Club members that I would share the dimensions and instructions for this card, and I’m finally making good on the promise! The dimensions/colors are given for this particular card, but go ahead and get crazy using your own colors 🙂

Step 1:  Cut Daffodil Delight card (8.5″x5.5″folded to create card), Melon Mambo card stock layer (5.5″x3.5″), Tempting Turquoise card stock (8 1/4″x 2 3/4″~scored at 2 2/4″ and 5.5″) and another Turquoise and white card stock 2 1/4″ square. Also punch a Turquoise Round Tab Punch to use on the slider.

Step 2: Stamp the greeting in Early Espresso Ink on the Melon Mambo card stock and run it through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.

 Step 3: Fold the Turquoise card stock and punch a hole with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch in the center square and one side  (HINT: glue a punched circle from a different color in the center to ensure perfect 
placement, then flip your punch over so you can see the circle and punch it out.)
Step 4: Apply sticky strip along the edges as shown…stay as close to the edge as possible! Remove red cover and fold so both holes are together with one open edge.
Step 5: Adhere the Sweet Treat Cup to the front, as shown below. Affix the round tab punch to the edge of the remaining Turquoise square and slide it behind the cup, between the card stock circles.
Step 6: Wrap Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon around polka-dot Melon Mambo layer and adhere to front of card. Glue the Turquoise flap (the piece I’m holding, above) to the front of the card over the layers. Punch out a 1 3/4″ circle from the White card stock square and stamp the petals (from the Something Sweet stamp set on page 56 of current SU! Idea Book & Catalog) around the opening with Daffodil Delight classic ink and adhere it around the sweet treat cup. 
Slide the cover open, fill the cup with your favorite treats, slide it closed and give it away!