Hello sweet crafty friends. Today is the first Wednesday of September, which means it is time for another Simply Crafts with my amazing and talented friend Pam of Simply-Pam. If you are new to this, Pam and I take turns choosing a cut from a Cricut cartridge and make something with it. This month it was my turn to choose and I chose the gumball machine from the Sweethearts cartridge.
I made this card for my husband, in fact I have wanted to make it for him since I got the cartridge but never got around to it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. To make a long story short, he hid my engagement ring inside a gumball machine (in his personal office) over 10 years ago. Little did he know that I was a sucker for gumball machines. Well I got the ring, he proposed and everytime I see a gumball machine I think of him 'my sweet love!'
For my card, I used twice as many gumballs to make it look more full, half of them are colored cardstock and the other half were cut on white cardstock and I colored them in with my Copics. I also added a piece of acetate to the front of the gumball machine to make it look more realistic.
Well, I hope that you make sure to drop by Pam's blog and see what awesome project she came up with using this cut. I know it will be AMAZING. Click HERE to go to Pam's blog.
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - You Had Me at Chocolate
Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine
DCWV patterned paper