Sep 032009

Tuesday was my twin granddaughters’ birthday.  It was so fun to have them and my newest granddaughter visit in August.  I received an email from my DDIL that the girls had a wonderful birthday but that their first day of Kindergarten was a bit of a disappointment.  For whatever reason, they were under the impression “that on their first day of Kindergarten they would leave knowing how to read”.  Too funny!


While they were here we did a couple of craft projects.  We played with this new SU! set, “Sweet Centers”.  So I thought it would be fun to make their birthday cards using it and the new little “Sweet Treat Cups”, too.


This is such a cute idea from SU!  And of course, whenever chocolate is involved, I’m there to give it a try!  The centers could be filled with other goodies such as crafting supplies… buttons, brads, eyelets, etc..  But, why would you?!?  LOL

One problem I ran into was that the weight distribution (top heavy) prevented the cards from standing up.  So to counter balance the sweet filled cups, I added a large heavy brad on the bottom inside of each card.  This did the trick and added another pretty element for the girls.


Happy Crafting, everyone!!



Stamps: SU! “Sweet Centers”, “Look Who’s Turning” and “Alphabet Attitude Numbers” (retired)

Papers: SU! Cameo Coral and Whisper White; DCWV Glitter Mat Stack and Scalloped Cardstock Stack

Inks: SU! Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel

Accessories: SU! Twill Ribbon, Sweet Treat Cups and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch; K&Co. Fancy Brads; Rhinestones; M&M’s

25 Responses to “Double the Fun”

  1. OMGosh … these cards are adorable!! LOVE the sweet treat cup balloons … very creative!! You do know that this beautiful card will be torn to shreads to get to those M&M’s don’t you!!! LOL!!! Fantastic job!!

  2. This is very cute! I’m sure they were thrilled! 🙂
    Isn’t it funny the ideas children get in their heads? LOL!

  3. Wow, Susan, these are too, too cute! What fun to have double the blessing. TFS!

  4. Those are so cute and I also love any kind of chocolate so I will help you eat it up. I’ll bet you’re missing those beautiful twins now but how fun to have had them for such a great visit. Happy long weekend. Pat

  5. These are adorable Susan. What fun little cards, I bet they loved them! SOunds like kindergarden is going to be fun for them!

  6. Susan, I ordered this set and the little cups but haven’t had a chance to play with them…you have inspired me to get busy. Going to see our grand-angels next month.

  7. Outstanding! The twins will love them!!

  8. Oh my gosh! These are so adorable! I love the colors! Happy Birthday Twins!!!

  9. Too cute that they thought they would learn to read in one day — mighty ambitious, I’d say! lol

    Your cards are soooo “sweet,” Susan! Great idea to add the large brad to keep them from falling over. I’m sure those choco-flowers were a BIG hit –not only are they darling, but who wouldn’t like receiving chocolate as a bonus?! tfs

  10. Oh, love this darling card and love the story about your DGD’s first day at kindergarten. LOL!!!

  11. Too cute that your granddaughters thought they would read in one day. The cards are as cute as your granddaughters.

  12. Your kindergarten story is too cute LOL I can’t believe your precious DGD’s are 5 already! Time flies!!
    I love these little treat cups for cards. The children were probably delighted with the candy inside:)
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  13. How darling! I just love the rhinestone accent, too!

  14. Hi dear,you know to many time ago i love your blog, somedays ago i put an award for you in my blog, i dont know if you saw it…hugs..Laura.

  15. What cute cards Susan! I love the colors, I have this set & I’m constantly looking for ideas, thanks for sharing!

  16. Awww that is just too cute, they will just Love these!

  17. That is too cute! My DD’s have always loved to read and it sounds like your little girls will be the same way. What a “sweet” card!

  18. You get double the fun with twin granddaughters, Susan! These are so cute and fun and m&ms, no less! I love your story about them thinking they should be able to read after the first day.

  19. These are sooo cute, Susan…and thanks for the brad tip!!

  20. Susan, your little twin grand daughters are so adorable and I know that they loved their birthday cards which are by the way, spectatular!

  21. Well these are so cute Susan, but I bet the cuteness of the card didn’t last when they saw all that yummy chocolate! Perfect sweetness all around for a 5 year old!

  22. These are just adorable! And I love your solution for the top heavy cards! Very cool…I have ended up working with top fold cards only for that very reason, but sometimes, this solution would be better! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I have been wondering what these looked like IRL. Love the brad idea. Super job and I am sure they loved them.

  24. Oh, how fun! I’m sure they loved them! 🙂

  25. […] year these treat cups were used for their birthday cards, […]

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