Monday, August 15, 2011

Gumball Machine Treat Box

Gumball Machine Treat Box
Have you ever visualized a project and then had it work out exactly like you pictured? It is rare that this happens for me, but with this little Gumball Machine Treat Box it did. 

I love how cute it came out. I plan on putting this idea up on my shelf till Valentine's Day and making a bunch of them for my daughters' classes. They actually come together pretty easily. The final project height is 5.25 inches and it holds about 1/2 cup of gobstoppers.

Cartridges: Cricut (Wrap It UP, Plantin Schoolbook, Cindy Loo)
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Be My Valentine)
Ink: ColorBox
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives (Zip Dry), Glue Dots, Stampin' UP! (Sticky Strip)
Buttons: Favorite Findings
Scissors: Fiskars
Twine: The Twinery (Pink and White)
Brad: Queen & Co.
Transparency: Staples
Tools: Paper Piercer, Needle
Candy: Wonka (Everlasting Gobstopper)

The Clear Globe of the Gumball Machine
"Bag" cut on page 80 of Plantin SchoolBook cut at 6.25 inches with the "Tall Ball" function selected.
** Because you are cutting transparency you need to have your pressure set to max and your blade depth set to 6**

The Red Patterned Lid of the Gumball Machine
"Bag" cut on page 80 of Plantin SchoolBook cut at 6.25 inches with the "Tall Ball" function selected.
**Be sure to return your cut settings to normal to avoid tearing the paper**

The Base of the Gumball Machine
"FlwrPtBx" cut on page 75 of Cindy Loo cut 3.5 inches.

Face of Gumball Machine (Quarter Slot, Spinner, and Candy Ejection Point)
"Gumball" cut on page 44 of Wrap It Up cat at 5 inches with the "Tag" function selected.


  1. This is really awesome - thanks for sharing!

  2. WOW!! Love this project very cool!! TFS

  3. This is just freakin' adorable, CarrieAnne!
    I love this creation... so darling!

    And just wanted to say how much I've also been enjoying all your latest Cricut publications! Congrats on them all... and I imagine that I'll be seeing this fabulous creation in an issue as well one day soon ;)

  4. Awesome project! I just love it. So creative.

  5. This is just such a cute idea! I have some blog awards for you at Feel free to take one or all of them...and don't worry about all the "rules". Just grab them and go! You deserve it!


  6. Oh my, so glad I found you, gorgeous blog! Fabulous projects! Happy to be a new follower!


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