Gum-ball Machine Cards

These gum-ball machine cards feature the Spellbinders AMAZING PAPER GRACE DIE OF THE MONTH MEMBERSHIP for Sep 22.

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Today, I am sharing three fun pop-up cards I have created each for completely different seasons or occasions. This die creates a vignette Gum-ball machine which has layers of depth. But of course you can fold it completely flat and mail it in a regular envelope. With each layer you can add elements of your choice. That’s when the idea of creating it for different seasons came from as I could add anything between those layers.

Gum-ball Machine card trio created using the APG DIE OF THE MONTH FOR SEP 22

Valentine’s Day Gum-ball Machine Card

My first card is for Valentine’s Day. Just by creating this Gum-ball machine is pinks and shimmery white combination already gives this card a valentine feel. I also added a cute little gnome I created with the Gnome Tree Die set. And the sentiment says “I Chews You” which is a fun one.

I only have 4 layers in this one. The back is a solid layer without a window cut out. The layer before it has pink and white gum-balls. There’s this pink gnome spreading his arms as if it’s going to hug you on the third layer and the foremost layer is just a cut out window where I added an acetate so it looks like glass.

Fall Gum-ball Machine Card

It was so easy to create this card in fall theme. I created the gum-ball machine with orange, gold and white combination. Then I stamped and colored the pumpkins with Stamp of the month for Sep 22 and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I also cut out some leaves in browns and oranges using some of the spellbinders previous release dies.

This one has 5 layers. All the way to the back is a solid layer where I added some large pumpkins and leaves with liquid glue. Then in each layer I added other pumpkins with the help of some acetate strips so the pumpkins are floating between the windows.

The foremost layer is just the window with acetate so you can see through. The sentiment says “One In A Million”.

Winter Gum-ball Machine Card

My last but my most favorite card is this winter Gum-ball one. I Created this one in two shades of blues and holographic silver combination. For the elements inside, I stamped the smaller gnome from the Stamp of the month for Sep 22 and colored it in shades of blues. I cut out a bunch of snowflakes using an old spellbinders die set that was one of the large die of the month club.

This one also has 5 layers and each layers has the floating snowflakes added with acetate strip. Then there’s this cute gnome. The foremost layer is again just an acetate window.

The sentiment says “One In A Million”.

All three cards have very different vibe to them. I loved the cutesy look of the Valentine’s Day one. The warmth of the Fall one has such a festive feel and the cool shimmery Winter one has this sparkly snowfall going on it the background.

Which one is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments below.

Hope you find this post inspiring. You are appreciated for sticking to the end of this post.

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Thankful Gnome Fall Card

Gnomes are cute and fun even on a Thankful Fall Card.

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Today I am sharing a cute Gnome card I have created using the Spellbinders Stamp and Die of the month for Sep 22.

Step By Step Instructions to create the fall gnome card

  • Stamp the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink which is alcohol friendly ink and die cut the images using the coordinating dies.
  • Color the images in your choice of color combination with Copic Markers. I picked Blue-green, Orange and grey.
  • Emboss a panel of white card-stock. I used The Embossing folder of the month for Sep 22.
  • Die cut three circles in relatively matching colors. I took two patten papers in orange and blue-green from my stash.
  • Adhere the embossed piece with liquid glue directly of a A2 card-base. I wanted my card in a landscape style with the fold on top.
  • Add the circles in the lower portion of the embossed panel aligning the bottoms.
  • Arrange the gnome, pumpkins and the wheelbarrow with foam tape.
  • Embellish with some gems for extra interest.
  • Stamp the sentiment and cut it into a strip with the ends trimmed off at an angle. Adhere that with foam tape underneath the gnome.

Here are some more photos in different angle.

Here’s one that shows the closeup of the card where you can see the dimension.

Hope you find this inspiring. Thanks for stopping by.

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Here is the card I created using the previous month’s stamp of the month.

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The Flower Challenge Reminder #69

It’s midway through June already and I am here sharing an inspiration as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #69. Our theme this month is “Yellow and Blue”

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Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It’s been hot here in New York. And I am not a huge fan of hot weather. I hadn’t been feeling so great and I’ve had very busy few weeks. I even missed the inspiration post for this challenge on the 4th of the month.

But here I am with my idea of using “yellow and blue” on this card.


The main focus of my card today is this blue flower today. This is a digital stamp called Truly Inspire by Joy Clair Stamps. Instead of coloring this flower in reds or yellows, I decided to go with the theme and color the whole flower in shades of blue.

I used Copic colors in B01, B02, B04 and B06 and added a little highlights with white gel pen. You can hardly see the highlights in photos. But trust me they’re there.


The other day I had ordered the Abstract Art stamp set from MFTstamps. This stamp set has several paint brush stroke like stamps. I stamped a few towards the bottom on a piece of Bristol smooth card-stock with Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Sunshine. This took care of the yellow from the theme.

I also added a sprinkle of gold embossing powder before the ink dried completely and then heat set it to melt the embossing powder. The point was to cover some parts of the brushstrokes with gold.


This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I received it as my subscription for their card kit this month which has some fun birthday sentiments. It is called Happiest Wishes. I stamped “Happy Birthday to someone special “ on the bottom right of the panel with Ranger Archival ink in black.

I then matted the background panel with blue card-stock and added it using foam tape on my card-base. Propped up the blue flower and finally added some iridescent blue jewels in three groups to complete my card.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through my process of creating this fun inspiration for our Flower Challenge this month.


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