I used the Gumball Greetings & Nothing Better Than Stamp Sets to create this card to share with you today. This Stamp Set and Dies are in the January to June Mini-Catalog along with the accessories to go along with it. My inspiration for this birthday card is my great-nephew who loves chocolate and who’s grandmother puts M&M’s into her red gumball machine for him. He will love this card.

Let’s Get Started

  1. Fold your card base in half on the score line, burnish with Bone Folder.
  2. Using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, emboss your Real Red panel and adhere to card base with Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the cookie from the Nothing Better Than Stamp Set in Soft Suede onto the Basic White 3-3/8” x 4-7/8” panel leaving room for the chocolate. Now stamp the chocolate stamp in Early Espresso Ink onto the stamp panel.
  4. Using the Stampin Cut & Emboss machine, cut out the die pieces for your gumball machine. I recommend that you use the double-sided adhesive sheet on the back side of half your real red cardstock (the 2-1/2” x 5-1/2” piece). Now cut out the trim for gumball machine on the adhesive side and adhere to gumball machine.
  5. Decide where you want your shaker dome to be on the stamped white panel and cut it out with the circle die(keep this circle). Remove the tape backing from the top part of shaker dome and insert the dome into the back side of panel. Apply adhesive tape to all 4 sides of the back of this white panel.
  6. I made M&M’s for my gumball machine. There is a Frosted Beads Assortment that looks like gumballs, add some into the shaker dome.
  7. Remove the tape backing from the back of shaker dome and put the circle piece you cut out of panel on the back of dome to close it up. Now carefully place this onto the card front, remember you’ve already put the adhesive on the sides.
  8. Adhere remaining pieces of gumball machine parts to machine. I attached the handle with a small Dimensional or use a glue dot.
  9. Stamp you greeting from the Gumball Greetings Stamp Set on Basic White in Real Red Ink. Cut out with a Rectangle Die. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals.
  10. Apply a Black Matte Dot to gumball handle.
  11. Card Inside – Stamp greeting from Happiest of Birthday’s Stamp Set on Basic White Cardstock in Real Red Ink. Stamp tiny gumball machine in Granny Apple Green ink on bottom corner. Adhere panel to card inside.
  12. Stamp the bottom envelope corner with the tiny gumball machine in Real Red ink.

And now you have a beautiful and fun card to brighten someone’s day.

Happy Stamping!


Card Recipe


  • Real Red: 4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”,  4-1/8” x 5-3/8”,   2-1/2” x 5-1/2” or scraps
  • Basic White: 3-3/8” x 4-7/8”,   4 x 5-1/4” (inside),  1-1/2” x 2” scrap
  • Silver Foil: 1-1/2” x 2”

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Gumball Greetings, Nothing Better Than, Happiest of Birthdays
  • Dies: Gumball Machine Dies, Stitched Rectangle
  • Cardstock/Paper: Real Red, Basic White, Silver Foil Basic White Envelope
  • Stampin Pads: Real Red, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green
  • Embellishments: Matte Black Dots, Frosted Beads Assortment
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals, Tear N Tape, Stampin Seal, Glue Dot
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus, Clear Blocks in assorted sizes, Bone Folder

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