Gumball Invitation DIY Tutorial
Get ready for the cutest gumball invitation tutorial from Lindsey Neill of Mr. Bean Cake Cards! She’s uber talented + oh so generous to let us share her fabulous invite that would be perfect for all sorts of fun occasions from birthdays to candy-themed parties! Without further ado, let’s take a look at the supplies needed…
1. Foam Adhesives 2. Bazzill Paper (Or any preferred cardstock) 3. 1 1/8″ Circle Puncher 4. Purple Grosgrain Ribbon 5. Heart Punch 6. Small Scissors 7. Scalloped Border Punch 8. Scalloped 2″ Circle Punch 9. Circle Cutter (2 options for circle cutter. I prefer the second) 10.Glue Roller or Tape Adhesive
11. Circle Cutter 12. Paper Cutter
13. Lastly, a 5/8″ Circle Punch 14. (not pictured) round corner cutterTo get started, print the free printables on white card stock (shown above)
FREE Chevron Printable
FREE Gumball Printable
FREE Party Info Printable
FREE Party Tag Printable
Take the polka dot pattern paper and cut out a 3 3/8″ circle. There should be enough room on the page to cut two.
Then, you’ll cut a 3 5/8″ circle on the pink cardstock. You’ll take your polka dot circle and adhere it on to your slightly larger pink circle.
Now you can cut out the chevron striped patterned paper into a 7 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle with your paper cutter. Or scissors if you don’t own a paper cutter. You’ll only be able to cut one rectangle per sheet of paper.
Take your aqua cardstock and your scallop border punch and punch along the edge of the paper.
Now you’ll, ahem, adhere two of the aqua border pieces you just cut onto the card.The 3″ goes on top and the 3 1/4″ goes on the bottom. Using a hole punch, punch a hole into the top right corner of the card.
You might notice that I forgot to include another supply you’ll need so here you go. I hope you forgive me. Won’t happen again! Next you can assemble the top of the gumball machine. Cut out a 2 3/4″ circle.
Take one of the halves, your 2 7/8″ scallop border, and 5/8″ purple circle and glue (sorry couldn’t say the “a” word again) it all together.
Now the most fun part! Take the bottom, middle, and top of the gumball machine and stick them together. (Wondering how many words I can use instead of adhere…I’m breaking out the thesaurus.)
The last and final instruction…take that pretty purple ribbon (about 2 feet) and thread it through the circle and tie a bow to keep it shut.
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This is so cute!!
super cute, but it alot for one invitation! Glad I’m not the one making 20-40 of them. creative