Monday, March 2, 2020

Dreaming Tree's Lucky 7's Slot Machine Jackpot box for Bitten By the Bug 2 Anything but a card

It's time for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2's Anything but a Card challenge.  I love making "other" projects but sometimes I just need that push.  I was very pleased with how this challenge went.  My husband received this neat box for Valentine's filled with his favorite candies. 

I used all aspects of the cut files including the printables file.  The 7 images inside the "machine" were in the file.  I must say the print was off slightly from the size of the box and I did not adjust any sizing in during my project.  I fixed this issue by slicing the images and backing with another piece of the same plain white card stock so it is not noticeable.  

Here's a view of the side with the lever which moves with the aid of a brad.  I layered a large black sequin behind it because the cut file cut all the handle decorative pieces in the same paper it didn't add much dimension in all silver.

A view of the back corner.  The patterned paper has skulls and music notes which is fitting for my husband.

I did cut the Jackpot and Lucky 7's extra layer pieces to provide some additional layers of color.  Although I used another black (my hubby's favorite).  I ended up using textured black card stock for the base, Black Magic shimmer paper, Silver brushed metallic card stock and black dots and brad. You can barely notice the layer of royal purple as the back layer behind the Lucky 7's piece and the largest layer of the lever.

And yes it is a box and with using the heavy textured black card stock as the base held up quite well when it took 2 bags of Reese's hearts to fill it with room to spare.  It is a great size while still fitting on 12x12 mats.  I was able to get many helpful hints by watching the Dreaming Tree assembly tutuorial this project begins at 29 minutes.

A view of deep inside.  One can barely notice the second layer of the reel decoration in the center.

While the handle does move, it does not make the reels move or light husband was a little disappointed in those parts.

The printable was a bit dark but worked perfectly for this project.  You could go over the colors with markers and really make those cherries pop if you wanted.

Best Creation Rock Star papers
Metallic paper and Black Magic and royal blue shimmer paper
black card stock
plain white office paper
enamel dots and a brad

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 3/14 I used enamel dots/pearls/gems, I believe I could easily use them on every project I create.  My #1 go to embelli until 3/31 I went across the top black, pearls (also black) and a brad.  If you consider this a "shaped card" it could be across black, shaped and foil or vertical pearls, shaped, patterned paper

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2's Anything but a Card challenge!.



  1. This is a fantastic project and you went above and beyond adding all of those details too. I would not have noticed the skulls and music notes if you hadn't pointed them out, but I am sure he did. It is just stunning and I am sure he will display it with pride. Does he expect you to keep it filled with candy?

  2. Fantastic! I am always amazed by the Dreaming tree files! They are so gorgeous but man time consuming! This is one gorgeous slot machine and I would show it off all year long!

  3. Wow, this project is really stunning! I bet your husband really loved it. I can see the amount of work put into it. So much detail!

  4. How fun is this?!?! Super cool papers and perfect for this project!!

  5. This is an incredible project. I love it. WOW... Your hubby can't have everything like moving numbers fin the windows, but I think this piece is astounding. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.

  6. That is brilliant. I love to have a dabble on the pokies, bad habit. You did such a great job with this project.
    Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  7. Love, love, love this box! Super cute

  8. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  9. Lovely creation Alicia! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  10. WOW! Thats ann incredible 3D project! LOVE it!

  11. Thanks for showing us your favourite embellishment and this stunning project! Come back again to Use Your Stuff for our new challenge.

  12. Alicia, I certainly hope your hubby has an office so one day when the world returns, he can take it there and show it off. Awesome project! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge #44! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  13. This is amazing hun, I absolutely love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Get Creative' & 'Not Just Cards this month!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. You hit the Jack Out!! Fabulous project!!