Ten Timmie Treats

One of the main goals of Creative Treats Club is to create treat packages to give to people in need. I will use the all funds raised from workshops and card sales to buys gift cards to include in the treat packages.

Over time, as this little social enterprise grows, the amount of each gift card will increase. My first big goal (in the year leading up to my 58th birthday in July 2021) is to be able to treat at least one person each day to at least $58.

But my first little goal is to use my own funds to treat at least 56 people to at least $5.60 by my 56th birthday.

This is my first set of 10 treat packages. I am still figuring out what I will put into the cups along with the gift cards. The small size is a bit smaller than I thought. Perhaps a Tim Horton’s Peppermint tea sachet along with a little packages sweet of some type. I will try out medium sized cups for my next batch of 10 treat packages.

To make them, I took apart a cup to use as a template to cut out paper to wrap the cup.

I then used that paper template to trace the other cup wrappers. I put a piece of 2-sided tape along each end edge of each wrapper.

To adhere each wrapper to a cup, I lined the wrapper up before removing the backing from the first tape, then wrapped almost all the way around before removing the second tape backing to finish securing the wrapper.

I made the gift card holders and lid decorations using a Stampin’ Up stamp set and the new 2019 In Colours (ink and the 6×6 DSP paper packs). The wrapping paper was some donated old (non-Stampin’ Up) 23×23 paper that seems to coordinate well with the new ink colours.

I used my Side Kick to cut the circles. It is so handy for cutting smaller dies, especially at the cottage where I don’t have my regular sized die cutting machine.

I coloured the stamped images using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the greenery and a Wink of Stella brush pen and ink for the birds and flowers. Blender pens are slither great option for colouring if you don’t yet have coloured markers or pencils in the colour you want.

I forgot my circle punch at home to make a thumb opening at the top of each gift card holder. I will try to remember to punch the half circles at home before so give them away.

I plan to give them to Interval House of Ottawa

Please contact me if you would like to host or attend a card or treat package workshop at your home or mine.

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