Sunday, April 5, 2015

Vending Machine Fun

Happy Easter everyone! 
I hope you are enjoying this special day. 

I have a very cool project to share with you today...a Vending Machine! Made out of paper! 
Regina, the owner of The Cutting Cafe, makes the coolest files. I'd tell you this was one of my favorites, but I think I say that about almost all of her files. 

This was CRAAAZZZYY easy to make! And oh so much fun. This is the kind of project that I get all nerdy know...squealing and clapping my hands. PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one who does this! 

Not only did I cut this Vending Machine file out with my Cricut Explore, I created my own butterfly embellishment using Design Space (the Cricut Explore software). 
I just picked a solid butterfly that I liked cut out 3 different sizes, stamped them, crinkled them up, glued them together and then wrapped a little bakers twine around them. 
The leaves are cut from a die...Leafy Flourish from Die-Namites. 

To make the contents box, I used clear cardstock from Paper Basics. (Thank you Regina for telling me about Paper Basics!)
I cut 2 of the boxes, broke one of them apart and embossed the squares. It's kinda hard to tell by the pictures, but it looks awesome! 


The beautiful pink flowers are from Kraft Supplies 4 U and the crown charm is from Micheal's. 

I plan on filling my Vending Machine full of pretty pink peanut M&M's OR even better almond M&M's! I am still deciding on weather or not I will keep it or give it away...I'm feeling kind of selfish to be honest! 

I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe on the 7th for the Design Teams inspirational post. If you leave a comment on the DT post you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free cutting files of your choice.

Challenges Entered
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Let's Craft and Create
Pile It On #63 Use Die Cuts
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowers
Die Cuttin Divas #209 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes


  1. Your project is gorgeous everything about it! xx

  2. This is beautiful...I love all the different embellishments you used Tina....hugs

  3. What a gorgeous project Tina. Thank you for sharing with all the lovely photos.
    So pleased you joined our challenge - seasonal flowers- at Let's Craft and Create. Hope to see you back again. Ursula DT.

  4. Fabulous project, love the papers and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  5. Fabulous project Tina ! Thanks to you to join us in this challenge #100 let's craft and create! cheers!
    Maryvonne DT

  6. Absolutely beautiful Tina! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lets Craft and Create...hopefully this will be the first of many! Mary DT

  7. This looks like a fun project. The result is very effective. It's lovely.

  8. Who knew that a vending machine could be so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

  9. That embossing is oh my amazing! Love that butterfly too! SUPER COOL!

  10. a beautiful project and I love the butterflies, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

  11. oh wow!! LOVE how vintage it looks. Beautiful

  12. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the embossing on the contents box as well as those Butterfly's!!!

  13. Such a beautiful project, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  14. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  15. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Paper Creator’s Crafts for our Flowers challenge this month.

  16. What a fabulous creation! I'd love to see it full of pink almond M&M's! ;) Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Hope to see you again soon!!
    Catherine DT


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