Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card

Spellbinders APG DOM Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace September Club Kit

Hello, Friends!  I’m bouncing back from a lovely Labor Day weekend with this Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card.  This is the Spellbinders September 2022 Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, and it’s super duper adorable!

What is it about gumball machines that makes them so irresistible?   I have such fond memories of getting a penny to put in the coin slot when I was a little girl.  Out would pop 3 brightly colored gumballs.  If you were having a lucky day, you might even get a ring!  When my oldest granddaughter and I worked together on this cute card for her dad’s birthday party this weekend, we had so much fun sharing those memories. Her dad loved the card, too!

Making the Shaker Element

Spellbinders APG DOM September 2022 Gumball Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Although the die set comes with a “gumball” insert, Sophie and I decided that a buttons and sequins shaker card would be more fun.  Here’s how we did it.

  • First, cut 2 gumball machine bodies with the cut out die in the center.  One should be from metallic cardstock.  The other can be whatever scrap paper you have in your stash.
  • Adhere clear cardstock (acetate) over the back of gumball window on each die cut.  Trim away any overhang.
  • Now die cut the accents and detail pieces for the gumball machine from silver metallic cardstock. Adhere these as seen in the photo.
  • Next, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the red metallic gumball machine.  Fill this opening with your buttons and sequins mix.
  • Finally, line up and adhere the 2nd gumball machine base over the foam tape and press in place.

If  you’d like to see more examples made with this cute die, you can check out the tutorial on Becca’s blog.

You can find a linked supply  list below this post.

I’ll be back with a Throwback Thursday tutorial later this week.

Hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Did you do any crafting?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





7 thoughts on “Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card

  1. Glenda Buster

    This makes a great male card! It sounds like you and granddaughter had a wonderful time creating together.

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh Kathy …your adorable gumball machine card is just …adorable! Luv the retro look! And it brings back great memories of me working in my gr’fathers hometown shoe store with his shoe repair shop in the back corner!!! But up front of the store was a tall gumball machine! Luved that thing …but for the life of me I can’t remember how many gumballs I would get for a penny!!! Lol! Thanks for sharing your creation and the fond memories! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Martie Rollin

    While not usually a fan of shaker cards, this one is an exception. This gumball card is so cute!! I’ve seen a tutorial on the standing version of this die and it was very interesting…an “elegant” version in white and gold. I think bright colors are better for this theme. Cute! Best part is spending time with your granddaughter…and sharing all the creative fun of crafting together…that kind of joy has value beyond measure!!

  4. karenladd

    What fun to use buttons for the gumballs. I also remember loving gumball machines, and even bought a tabletop one when our kids were small. Of course, it was hard keeping them from eating all the gumballs right away!

  5. Isabel Gonzalez

    I’ve seen a few cards made with this die already, and by far, I love yours the best!!! You really gave it that nostalgic feel and brought it to life. Thank you, my sweet friend for all of your inspiration!!!. I finished a mini album, and started a new one for my daughter who is supposed to have a baby boy next month. I also worked on a birthday card yesterday. God bless you always, my dear!! Hugs

  6. Cynthia Pryor

    How fun that your granddaughter was able to help you make this card! I’m still working on your Cosy Winter card kit from last year! It’s keeping me with cool thoughts in the hot weather!

  7. MaryH

    Cute as a button! Nice touch with button coming out of the slot and coin embellishments. Hope you and your family had a great holiday. Looking forward to Thursday.

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