Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Gumball Machines

Valentine's Day treats for the teacher at Nicholas' school. I made 40 of these for Teacher Appreciation and delivered them yesterday. Boy did they love 'em! It's so fun to be the one doing all the cute things for them!!

I did basically the same thing as I did for the Halloween Treat Cups using a trap door to open them so you don't have to tear it apart to get the candy.

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Accessories: Treat Cups, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch,Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, White Organza Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Skittles Candy
Real Red cardstock cut 8-1/2" x 3"
Whisper White cardstock cut 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"
Basic Black cardstock cut 2-5/8" x 3-7/8"
Basic Black cardstock cut 2" x 2-1/2"
Basic Black Round Tab Punch. Punch with 1/4" hole and insert ribbon

1. Stamp the gumball machine in Real Red ink.
2. Layer it on the Basic Black cardstock.
3. Punch the circle with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch through both layers of cardstock. Trace the opening onto the Real Red cardstock for placement and punch a hole in the front of the card.
5. Apply Mini Glue Dots to the Treat cup between the cup and the cardstock (on the front rim of the cup) to secure it to the paper.
6. Layer onto the Real Red card with Mini Glue Dots in the top corners bottom corners and below the Treat Cup. Be sure you have them on the very top outside corner so you have room to slide the trap door in.
7. Slide the trap door between the red and black cardstock layers.
8. Fill with candy.


  1. These are sooo creative ..I love them :)

  2. Now, this is absolutely brilliant! Definitely gonna CASE this one for Stamp Camp ..... I so appreciate what you are doing with this blog! Celia

  3. Those are adorable!! Thanks for sharing your directions.

  4. So cute, what a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  5. This is the best! The last thing you want to see is your beautiful effort being ripped up to shreds, just to get to the candy!! How rude. This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing your idea. This will be filed in my brain for my next mass treat frenzy.

  6. Becky I absolutely LOVE your blog. I was sad when I read about the problems you were having with hackers and that you were considering quiting the blog....I almost burst into tears in a panic. Did I mention that I LOVE your blog? ha ha ha
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with the cyber world...what would we do without you? I hope all these teachers appreciate all your hard work on their behalf. I also hope many of them are customers....who wouldn't want to make all the fun things you share and help support the cause???

  7. You are just the bomb Becky. I love this idea. So cute! You are amazing with the creativity. Let some rub off on me girlfriend.

  8. These are really cute and fun. Thanks for sharing!
    Kristi in Vegas :)

  9. These are just wonderful! I love them! You are such an inspiration!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to post the instructions!

    Big hugs!

  10. Super cute! Thank you for the how to of the trap door. Very cool.

  11. Becky, these are absolutely adorable! I am sure that the teachers will love these. Thank you for your kind comment on my SCS post.

  12. Wow, I can't believe you made so many of them!! Must've been a lot of work, but I'm sure they all thought they were fabulous! :)

  13. A trap door?!?!?! You seriously ROCK!

  14. Your blog is pure genius! I am bookmarking it right now. I love all these fun and cute ideas. :)

  15. Thank you for the instructions!!!