Sunday, March 28, 2010

Functional Gumball Machine Card!!!! FREE TEMPLATE!!! Video Instructions too!



I could not be more excited about this project!  On the Cricut Messageboards someone saw a functioning gumball machine, but the instructions were about $6, so I figured I could make one too.  I have no idea how mine compares, but I'm happy with it!

I spent hours upon hours playing around with different ways to make the machine.  Finally, I decided to create a template that you can print and use.  It works wonderfully, and the cutting is super easy.  You do not have to have anything fancy to use it, but you will require a Sweet Treat cup from Stampin' Up.  

When you download the free template you'll also get a list of supplies, and some things to have prepared to make the project.  The full instructions are on the two part video.  I tried writing them all out, but parts just didn't make sense without the visual.  Enjoy!

I'd love your comments and I'd be honored if you'd subscribe to my Youtube channel or follow my blog :)

Here's the link to the template and supply list. 

Here's the two part instructions on video!

Part One


Part Two

69 comments:

SherriC. said...

You did a great job..... I will definatly be trying this!!!! thanks for the great directions!!!

SweetSassyDiva said...

Really a great job! i just couldn't figure out the mechanism :) Now I just need some treat cups! I have been following your blog before so no problem there! :)

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

AndreaA said...

OMgosh, you did a great job on the gumball machine.
I wish I had some treat cups.
I would love to try and do this to put in my Grandbabies Easter baskets with mini M&M's.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I am already a follwer of your blog.
By the way I loved you post on your craft room and what to little cuties you have.

Meg said...

Thank you SO much for the template and the fantastic videos. You have a very calming voice, BTW. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! Love this card and you did an excellent job. Great job on the video as well.

Angie said...

Awesome! Thanks for taking your time and creative talents to share this with everyone. Also, the cake slice you knitted for your little girl is so sweet!

Camille said...

So nice of you to share these terrific instructions.

Alicia Garcia said...

I am just completely BLOWN AWAY! You are just SO quick, talented, and clever! Thank you for taking teh time to figure this out and share it with all of us. I hope I will one day be able to make something to benefit you too! <3
LOVE IT!

Heidi said...

Awesome videos! Great job. You are so detail-oriented too. I love it. Thank you for figuring it out and posting. I can't wait to make a bunch for birthday cards.

Chrissy's Creations said...

Talk about CUTE!!!! Love it!

piggypages said...

thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! soooo much for sharing! You're sooo talented!

Jacki920 said...

Love it Amber you did an awesome job and you explained it all so well tfs and all the hard work you put into it!!!

Tanya said...

now that my jaw is off the floor, I can say WOW!!!! I never would have figured this out... i need some scor-tape and I will be creating these too

ddair said...

Awesome project! You created a super video. This is really a cute card. I do not know if I would even have the patience to make one but I'm glad you did! Great job. tfs
Diania

BrandiLynn said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!11 You rock!!!!!! I woulda NEVER figured this out!!!

Donna said...

This is wonderful! You perfected the original without ever seeing the instructions! I am amazed!

Dreama said...

These are great videos with perfect instructions. Thanks for sharing. I'm now a follower.

BaltimoreScrapGirl said...

Thank you so much, this was adorable! I'm not this talented.

Sheila said...

WOW! how cute! Thanks for all your time and hard work....now I just need some sweet treat cups!!

Mostos said...

Wow... just WOW!!! I know you said on the Cricut MB that you were going to figure this out and you did!!! Super quick too! Thank you soo soo much for sharing this with us. :)

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

Wow...... You are the best. What an awesome card and you figured it out. TFS.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! That is all I can say!!! I loved your tutorial.. nice and slow and thorough.... Simply amazing!!!
TinaB

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 29, 2010. Thanks again.

♥MizSusan♥ said...

Super great, clear, easy to follow - many thanks

paperscribe said...

Shared creativity like this is the best...thanks so much!!

Cheryl said...

I'm not sure I have words to say how amazing I think you are. I'm totally blown away by your engineering of this. Thank you so much for the videos. I could not re-create this without them.

KimS said...

You did an AWESOME job with this!!!!!! Thanks sooooooo much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

This is AWESOME!!! GREAT instructions!!

ylm

Beth said...

Bless you for figuring this out and providing it FREE to other paper crafters. You truly are in love with your craft and please know that MANY, MANY, MANY crafters appreciate the time and effort you put into this.

Thank you again! You are a gem!

Beth said...

I hope you don't mind...I posted your blog link to a private Stampin' Up! forum. Your sharing from the heart is PRICELESS!

perky12 said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TEMPLATE, THAT IS SO NEAT.

ArchivingAngel said...

Hello~ I am new to your blog. This is truly fantastic! You did a wonderful job.
Thanks for the free template as well.
I am going to be posting about it on my blog making sure to give you all the credit of course. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all. You are an inspiration!
TRULY AMAZING...
Happy Crafting!

Jena said...

Hi Amber!! Love your blog and all I can say about the gum ball machine card is OMG! Cute, Cute, Cute! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Adorable Amber, and FABULOUS video! So professional and easy to follow! You're a pro! Love this! xxD

Trisha said...

I just discovered you. This is absolutely wonderful! Gotta try this right away! Thanks!

stampsalot said...

This is a super project and perfect for just about anyone. Thanks for the time you put into making it easy for all of us to understand.

donna said...

This is a wonderful tutorial and template. Thank you so much. Can't wait to give it a try.

SweetSassyDiva said...

well if anyone needs stampin' up supplies, let me know. I guess blame it on the SU gumball stamp set and this workable gumball machine. I joined Stampin' Up!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Whitney said...

This is the greatest idea. I can't wait to try this. I just bought my kids some Jelly Bellies for Easter and this would make a great card to give them. Thanks for all the work of creating the template. I was told about your blog from another online friend and I will be following you from now on. Great job!!

Whitney

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jennifer Campbell said...

Wow, this is just amazing!!! thanks again for sharing it with all of us!!! I am following you now!!! Can't wait to come back and check out all your other things!

Laura said...

I will follow anyone who goes to this much trouble to figure something out, and then shares her results for FREE! Kudos to you & thanks!
Laura

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Visit my blog
http://cricutcard-iologist.blogspot.com

mshady said...

Amazing project. I saw it when you first posted and had not had time to try it out. I just completed it and I must say that your directions and calming voice pulled me through. I hope the second time will be easier for me. :) My daughter loved the card when I gave it to her with her favorite tic tacs in it.
Thank you soooooo very much.
MShady

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic and I mean FANTASTIC!! tutorial and the awesome template. You made my day. I will be signing on to follow you around. What a talent you are. This site was posted by one of the wonderful crafting ladies on the PCCrafter message board. I am so happy she has been following you and shared this link.

Debbie aka doodlingdebbie

piggypages said...

thank you so much

you're awesome!

Anonymous said...

((((Amber))).... I made it and your tutorial is fantastic. I had everyting prepped and ready to go and just watched along with your tutorial and now my grand daughter has one fantastic birthdya card thanks to all of your hard work and talent. I can't thank you enough. Bless your giving heart!!

Debbie aka DoodlingDebbie

Anonymous said...

fabulous! thank you for sharing. The mechanism is clever.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I made my own candy dispenser and it works!! :<) I am so excited! Thank you so very much for the wonderful videos and template - I will be posting of this awesome project to my blog this coming week and will link to you!

What fun that was! Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lisa said...

YOU ROCK... TFS!

Danelle said...

OMGness! I love this!! Great project and awesome video! Thanks!!

M scrap et stamps said...
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M scrap et stamps said...

Fabulous video ! Thanks very much for sharing !!

valita said...

fantastic! thanks for taking the time to share your talents :) Valita

Kali said...

I LOVE this and can't wait to try it. Where do you get treat cups?

xosparklesxo said...

The treat cups are from Stampin' Up.

Anonymous said...

where can I get the sweet treat cup ( the plastic transparent piece)? Im from Spain and ive asked in some places but noone knows. can i buy it by internet? please help me! thank you =)

Staying Crafty said...

The only place I know of that makes them is Stampin' Up. I'm not sure if they ship directly to Spain - but here is their main page. http://stampinup.com/

Anonymous said...

I asked and they not ship to Spain =(
in Europe the only places they ship are UK, France and Germany.
Does something occur to you for where/how can I get them?
thank you =)

Staying Crafty said...

I don't really know what to tell you. As far as I know they are made especially for that company. The company uses demonstrators to sell their products. Maybe you could locate one and see if they will have it delivered to them and then ship it to you or something. I'm sure it would be expensive that way - but being that I don't manufacture them or anything, I don't know what else to suggest.

Kadie in Arizona said...

Amber: Thank you for visiting my blog today. I couldn't help but take a peek at your blog and came across this AMAZING video you did on the gumball machine....WOW. You are ONE SUPER TALENTED lady. Thanks for sharing with us. I will for sure be back to visit your blog often!

Kimberly said...

So Cooooool!!! i just ordered some cups and will try this for sure...thank you so much for sharing and for posting on my blog. I'm going to be a follower for sure and if you would like to return the favour that would be great. I'm soo new to blogging..i could use all the help and tips that i can get. again thank you. canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

scrappinC said...

I really like this idea, I will have to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some really awesome ideas.

http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

Carina said...

Wow that is a Great Card, I am now a Follower
Carina
http://paperjunkiemama.blogspot.com/

Caliana said...

That is absolutely awesome. I can wait to try this. thanks so much for sharing.

Connie said...

You are just the cutest and smartest little gal! Thank you for a great project! Oh and the Wilton Truffle candy molds will work as a substitute for the SU ones. You can get those at any craft store.

cal8007 said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful and easy to follow tutorial. And especially thanks for the instructions and the template.

Hugs!

Carmen

Misty said...

You are so talented! Great video and instructions. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Misty

http://geydascreations.weebly.com/cricut-cut-projects.html

msk said...

thank you bunches, I can't wait to make one

Qadirah said...

I just came across your tutorial. Fantastic job! I am now a follower.