I've always wanted a stamp set with a gumball machine in it. Stampin' Up! used to have one, but I missed out on getting it. Stampin' Up!'s Something Sweet stamp set is just as cute as can be! What is fun, too, is that you can use the Sweet Treat Cups in them, too!
Usually with sketches, my cards come together pretty quickly. This one took a while. I think because the focal panel was SO big. I'm anxious to see what the other Stamping 411 Operators came up with this week! And…what you all do with it playing along. You can add your card to Mr. Linky on the Stamping 411 site!
I didn't want to use a red base for my gumball machine, so decided to make it Brocade Blue and Crushed Curry. After I stamped it, I cut it out, then adhered it to some Welcome Neighbor Designer Paper. I stamped "that was so sweet of you" directly on the Designer Paper in Basic Black. The Designer Paper was adhered to a layer of Melon Mambo, and then the layer of Crushed Curry cardstock. I wrapped the Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon to the back of the Crushed Curry layer. Then stamped Thanks so Much from Happy Thoughts in Basic Black and punched with the 1 1/4 circle punch. It is layered on a punched 1 3/8 circle of Brocade Blue. I added a Summer Sun Corduroy Button brad to the center and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The gumballs I used Brocade Blue, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry for the colors and punched them out with the 1/2 circle punch.
I love the bright colors and how it ended up, even though it took me longer than normal. I hope you check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they have done this week!
We are getting BLASTED with snow! We've had at least six inches so far and expected anywhere from 8 to 12 inches. I was out with the snowblower twice already and my hubby just did it again. I'm glad we don't have anywhere to go this weekend! We can stay in nice and warm!