Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet Surprise Cards

How to assemble the candy cup in your new Sweet Surprises Card

When assembled based on the instructions in your kit, your candy cup will be attached to the inside of your card and show through the front of your card. HOWEVER, I did not attach the cups to the inside of cards because I wanted the recipient to be able to eat the candy without destroying the card. Below I show you what I did instead.

First remove the white protective circle to expose the adhesive on your candy cup and place it on the front of the card. Fill your candy cup.  Do not over-fill!  Candy should not exceed the top of the cup.  

Next I used the center chipboard circle from the punch out as a backing to the cup. I taped the circle to the back of the cup. I then punched a 2" scallop punch of white that I stamped "Open Me" on.

Attach the chipboard shape to the outside of the card using dots or glue. The chipboard shape will reinforce the candy cup. Attach the flag with 3D foam tape.

You are now ready to attach the large sticker on the inside of the card.  

Some of the stickers I used to decorate other cards so it left the center of the sticker blank. I punched a 1 1/4" circle of white cardstock to put in the middle of the sticker for the inside. I stamped my additional sentiments or images here to help fill in the look of the card.

Complete your cards using the photo instructions included in your kit. You will have extra stickers. I used 3D foam tape to add them to various places on the cards as well as on the envelopes.

The last thing you will need to do is add the ribbon. Thread it through the flap and the card front to secure it closed.

Here are all the cards closed and open. Note the 1st card is done the way the instructions had intended with the cup on the INSIDE of the card. 

Click on the image to zoom in. Thank you for looking!


  1. Fantastic idea! So glad you shared that nifty trick.

  2. Great idea with containers and such cute cards!

  3. Wow, these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.