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Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #13

Today I wanted to start looking at all of the wonderful things you can make with cutting machines. I am the very proud owner of the Silhouette Cameo and a Cricut machine and in all honesty I really don’t use them enough so I am going to be doing some Sunday posts looking at all of the projects you can create with these amazing machines.

This week I have been creating lots of Valentines themed projects so to keep up with the Lurrrveee theme I have made a gumball machine and decorated it for Valentines Day!

This project is fairly simple once you find where all the pieces need to go. Hopefully this tutorial will help a little!


2 x 12 x 12″ Cardstock
12 X 12 ” Paper – My Minds Eye –  Love Me
Nesting Dies – Butterfly, Heart, Scalloped Heart

The Steps

Step 1
Using your Silhouette software you need to sort the images into what is cut from Cardstock and what is cut from patterned paper.  When you get the file, it will not all be on the page as you can see.  I have placed below  two pages to be cut from cardstock.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #1 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #2

Step 2
Next you need to cut these images from patterned paper.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #3

Step 3
Starting with these two pieces you need to attach them together to create this box shape.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #4 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #5

Step 4
Next you need to piece the second part together as shown below.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #6 Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #7

Step 5
You now simply need to tuck the in at the top to make the box stonger and fold the bottom to create the drawer. You will then end up with this:

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #8

Step 6
Next comes the fun part when the gumball machine can be decorated.  I added all of the patterned paper and then added a strip of ribbon around the lid.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #9

Step 7
Die cut one scalloped heart and one heart and adhere to the top of the gumball machine lid.  Add a flower embellishment.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #10

Step 8
Die cut another two scalloped hearts and two hearts and adhere to each side of the box.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #11

Step 9
Add the sentiment to the front and die cut the butterfly to decorate.

Sunday Cutting Machine Photo #12


Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations!


6 Comments on Cutting Crafty Creations

  1. lorraine
    February 10, 2013 at 20:50 (5 years ago)

    Oh wow this is gorgeous and what a fabulous tutorial hun….I love it
    Hugz, lorraine xx

  2. Kerry
    February 10, 2013 at 22:49 (5 years ago)

    Oh wow I love this it looks fantastic xx

  3. Kate Martin
    February 11, 2013 at 07:40 (5 years ago)

    This is fabulous – great valentine project. Thanks for sharing the tutorial

  4. jane
    February 11, 2013 at 17:39 (5 years ago)

    A great project, thanks for sharing

  5. jo
    February 11, 2013 at 22:02 (5 years ago)

    Fantastic… where is the template from Katie?


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