Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card
(inside: have a happy day!)
I made gumball machine shaker cards for my kids for Valentine’s day, and the “gumballs” are mini m&m’s. This fun card design was made with the “Snow Globe Gumball Machine” die set from Creek Bank Creations. As the product title suggests, this one set contains elements to create either a snow globe or a gumball machine. (Their video tutorial shows how this shaker card was made.)
The m&m’s are fun to shake, but they are also yummy to eat! When you open the card, you will find a zip strip that enables you to tear open the panel behind the gumball machine to get to the candy. How fun is that?! Creek Bank Creations has a zip strip die, but I already owned the “Essential Sentiment Rip Strips Die-namics” die set by My Favorite Things so I used that one instead. I stamped “open” on the strip using a stamp from the “Push Here” set from Lawn Fawn.
To cut the acetate for the shaker window, I used a die from the “Standard Circles Small” set from Spellbinders. I used pre-cut self adhesive foam rings from Creekbank Creations to create the shaker “resevoir” but forgot that I needed a double layer for each card to accomodate the thickness of the m&m’s and had not ordered enough. I ended up cutting my own foam rings for the last card from foam sheets with a die from the “Stitched Circle Ring Die Set” – both also from Creek Bank Creations. (I used a Copic Marker (C7) to color the edges of the foam so it blended in from the side.)
The red on red heart paper is from the “Happy Anniversary” digital paper pack by PrtSkinDigital that I purchased on Etsy. The light gray card stock is Bazzill Tiara, and the dark gray is from the “Cool Waters” pack by Recollections. I also used silver mirror card stock by Gift Boutique.
The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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10 thoughts on “Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card”
Too cute for words. You are such a rock star at this kind of creating.
So cute! Such a neat design with many details. They are going to love this!
This is just adorable! I’m afraid I don’t have near your patience to try something like this – so much work on it! Thanks for sharing!
OH MY GOSH!!! This is soooo cute. Great idea to actually have M&M’s in the shaker with an easy way to get them out without ruining the card.
What a fabulous idea. I love the idea of having a shaker with edible contents.
Amazing! This is absolutely adorable. You are totally creative and share the best card projects. Thanks for the inspiration.
Oh these are going to be well appreciated. Great shaker design and yummy treat too.
What a cool shaker card. I love how you added the zip strip so candy can be eaten without breaking up the card. You make amazing cards Lisa.
Lisa, this is amazing! I love that you have M&M’s as the shaker elements and that you can get to them, without totally ruining the card, to enjoy. Beautiful work.
Stop it! What will they think of next?! This shaker card is the most amazing one I’ve ever seen, Lisa! You look like you have a lot of self-discipline, but if I made that it would be a handful for me, two tiny candies for the snow globe candy machine, a handful for me, two tiny candies for the . . .! No pun intended, but this is a real treat to look at!! Hugs, Darnell