Open Sesame

Stampin up sweet treats door 1

Today's card is the work of Guest Stamper Mike Funke, my friend and Stampin' Pretty Pal (part of my Stampin' Up! downline).  Demonstrators are very enthusiastic about the Sweet Centers stamp set (116521) and new Sweet Treat Cups (116802).  Both will be available Sept. 1 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  However, inquiring minds want to know . . . is there a way to get the candy out without decimating the card? 

Mike contemplated this dilemma and came up with a clever way to keep the card neatly intact and allow easy access to the sweet treasures. Upon seeing his technique,  I immediately dubbed it "Open Sesame."  CLICK HERE for Mike's step by step tutorial.

Stampin up sweet treats door 3
Adorable ghosties waiting inside . . . .
Stampin up sweet treats door 2
Open Sesame! Thanks for sharing your clever idea, Mike.

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  1. A trap door!! Brilliant!! From one of those “inquiring minds”, I thank you.

  2. That is too cleaver. Really love the card.
    Great Job Mike. Thanks for Sharing

  3. That is too cleaver. Really love the card.
    Great Job Mike. Thanks for Sharing

  4. this is so fun – what a fun surprise for the recipient!

  5. Love that you don’t have to destroy the beautiful card to get the goodies!

  6. I definitely love this idea – thanks for sharing it with us!
    Marti Crapo

  7. Cheryl McAskill

    OMG! Sooooo Cute! Thanks!!

  8. this idea is sooooo clever. I love it! TFS

  9. Thank you so much for sharing … it is a great idea and especially if you want to make the card and don’t have a candy supply! Thanks again

  10. Fantastic idea! Thanks Mike and Mary for sharing this ingenious dispensing trick!

  11. This is the best thing I’ve seen with these cups! Mike, you’re a genius! Just one more thing that makes me smack my forehead & say “why didn’t I think of that?”

  12. Mike is just SOOOO clever isn’t he? Way to go Mike!

  13. That is so VERY clever!!!!! And totally cute as well.

    Wow, ingenuity runs in the “family”…


  14. Mary, I come here often for a dose of stamping mojo and today you led me to another great blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and now for introducing Mike to us! LOVE his stuff!!

  15. O-M-G!!

    That is too adorable! A real wowy! Gotta give that one a try!

  16. OHGosh!!!! Mary – this is adorable! Way to go Mike!

  17. How fun and functional!

  18. That is the coolest thing since M ‘n M’s!!! I will be promoting your tutorial… as I make tons of them. Mike, your the best!

  19. What a clever way to save your card! I love it!

  20. Absolutely brilliant!!

  21. Mike and Mary…M and M…What a clever way to “release” the candy! Super job, Mike!

  22. Oh my. What a wonderful way to use the cups. I LOVE IT!

    Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  23. oops that’s what I get for not proofreading. That was suppose to be totally case!

  24. Wow what a clever idea Mike…Love it. Mary went to the link for the tutorial and it isn’t there. I searched his site but cannot find it….Okay Mike fess up….want to see that tutorial so I can total CASE it!!!

  25. Great creation Mike! I love the way you figured out how to get the candy out. Clever!

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