Here are the gumball valentines that I designed. I think they turned out really cute. Hope you like them! Here is the tutorial and free printable, so you can make them too!

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Get the PDF to print the bottom part of the valentine here.
You can print it on any color paper card stock that you wish.

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Put gum balls in a bag, about 10 of them.
I used fold top sandwich bags for the gum balls,
but you can also use plastic wrap or other small clear baggies.

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Tie the bag closed.
I tied the bag with yarn,
but any string would work.

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Gather the end of the bag and tape to
the back of the printed portion of the valentine.

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Trim the end of the bag,
so it looks nice and doesn't hang
past the end of the valentine.

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Turn over...

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Hope that you like them!
** (p.s. You can use any candy in place of the gumballs.
they would look really cute with M&Ms too!)**

Hey! When I googled this it said I could find the blank gumball machine printable here as well, do you know where it is by chance? I love love love this idea but we just wanted some without I "chews" you on it. Thanks so much for the printables and your idea, super cute!

ThreeMoonBabies (author)  shauntel.messer6 months ago

Hi! Yes, you can find the blank version here: http://livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com/2011/02/gumball-machine-valentines.html

kodak01 year ago

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So cooool
zamrin2 years ago
Omg so cool!
mgrether2 years ago
I can not get this to print on my MAC, can you please help me
mmmmeier2 years ago
cannot get this to print? are there any other ways to do it. my little boy has a party tomorrow, so i would need to get it asap. thanks!
ThreeMoonBabies (author)  mmmmeier2 years ago
Yes, check out my blog for more options: http://livingwiththreemoonbabies.blogspot.com
Cute idea!
Very creative. Could you upload the blank ones to the other host (the one is not Scribd)? Thanks a lot! :D
ThreeMoonBabies (author)  Mariana_jiso2 years ago
Yes, you can find the blank gumball printable on my blog:
breumer3 years ago
ThreeMoonBabies (author) 3 years ago
I'm so happy you guys like the valentines! Thanks for all of the sweet comments!
Cleaver and Colorful- love it!
Such a cute idea. I really want to make some of these. :)
larisay3 years ago
Whichever kid passes these out is sure to have the best Valentine's card in the class!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Oh man, this is so cute. What a great idea!
ThreeMoonBabies (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you!
Adorable! Wonderful idea!
Thanks! I'm so happy you like it!