Hi everyone! This is Laura Russell sharing with you today's Sizzix Tutorial. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a "sweet" gumball gift tag to go with a long tube filled with gumballs, perfect for giving! I wanted to make the round glass portion of the gumball machine look clear instead of the same color as the rest of the machine, so I'll be showing you just how I did that.
I rolled it all through my Big Shot die cutting machine.
Next I used the smaller round piece to trace onto the center of my gumball machine, then I cut out the red round portion with scissors.
Then I held the same red round piece up to some clear plastic packaging that came with one of my dies, and cut the plastic a little bit bigger than the red piece.
I glued the plastic "glass" to the back of the gumball machine. There was a little bit of excess plastic poking out from the back, so I trimmed that with my scissors.
Next I took some metallic silver paper and ran it through the Big Shot with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that comes with the Gumball Machine Sizzix Bigz die. To emboss using Textured Impressions in the Big Shot machine, open the Extended Multipurpose Platform to Tab 1, layer one Standard Cutting Pad, the folder closed with your desired paper inside and then the second Standard Cutting Pad. I cut out the embossed 5 cents oval and the door at the bottom where the gumballs come out. I glued on the door, but not the 5 cents oval quite yet.
Next I took a hole punch and punched out a handful of small circles in various colors for my gumballs. I glued them onto the front of the plastic so you wouldn't see the adhesive. Then I glued on the 5 cents sign to the middle of the plastic portion of the machine.
Isn't it darling?!
I punched a hole in the top of the gumball machine, strung some Baker's twine through the hole, and tied it onto the top of a plastic tube filled with gumballs.
This would make a great birthday party favor, cute valentine treats, or just a fun surprise for friends and family!
Other Supplies Used:
- Red cardstock + cardstock in various rainbow colors
- Clear plastic packaging
- Silver paper
- Hole punch
- Baker's twine
- Plastic tube