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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bubble Gum Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends!
Today is my day to post at 
If you pop over there you'll be able to see my
tutorial on how to make the cute little 
"enamel dots" that I used on this card.
There are lots of ways to use them and I will
be posting more examples in future posts.
For the card today, I decided that I wanted to make a
shaker card.  Shaker cards are all the rage now and I 
had to try one out too.
I came up with the idea of the gum ball machine.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pictures along the way
to make a tutorial for this card.
Maybe I'll do that in the future for another post.
I used the enamel dots as gum balls for this card.
And, yes, that is a quarter in the slot on the machine.
I'm dating myself, but I remember when these machines 
took a penny to get a gum ball.
I also decided to put some "gum balls" inside the 
card too.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
Now hop over to 
to see how you can make some of these
enamel dots for your own use.
And be sure to come back again for 
more ideas for using them.
Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Rachelle Christensen said...

My kids would love this! You are so talented! Wish i could come make cards with you!

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE the gumballs! What a darling card, Kristie. (Yeah.. I remember the penny gumballs, too!)