Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread, Gingerbread-Yum ,Yum, Yum

Every December (so far) I have taught reading to my students through various Gingerbread Man (or at least gingerbread themed) stories.  I take photos of each student reading their favorite story and send them to their parents as a first grade keepsake.  Last year the cards looked like this and here are this years versions...
Being the great visionary, I had the general idea of what I wanted to make this year.  Being the poor planner, I didn't buy all the supplies I had planned on using.  Being dumb lucky, I had a variety of brown scraps, ribbon bits, embellies, and glitter to "get 'er dun" on Sunday afternoon.  So this is the variety pack that I came up with this year. (Thanks to my MIL and FIL for making dinner happen on Sunday so I could make these gingerfolks happen!)
I used this Tim Holtz die cutter to make my 20-some gingerfolks.  It was probably more fun because I used scraps than if I had made them all from the same papers. :)
Here are most of them drying after I added liquid pearls, Stickles, or just glue & Martha Stewart glitter (she really does have the best glitter).  Some of the gingerfolks had some sad looking faux icing that needed repair so they missed the photo shoot. LOL!

I stuck with the same basic sketch for all of these cards and then "spiced" (pun intended- I crack me up, hee-hee) each card up with different ribbon, paper, and assorted embellies from my stash.
 
Here are a few more close-ups...
 A couple more...
The quadruplets...(poor #4 got cut-off).
The twins...
The other twins (it is the age of fertility you know ;) )...
The "Age of Aquarius" fellowship...
Last, but not least, is my new ornament!  This was made and given to me by my former student mentioned here.  I have it hanging on my workroom tree.  Yeah, I added another tree to this.  It was $5 on clearance at Target.  I simply adore Christmas lights!!!!  I may leave this up all year with Fitz and my Christmas donkey photo (no his name isn't Dominik).

I'm cooking up some fun with these cards here:
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room- #41
City Crafter- Vintage Christmas
There She Goes- Button it Up
 

8 comments:

  1. What a great project! bet the parents really love getting these from the kids! love all the different gingerbread men!

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  2. what a sweet thing to do for the parents ... and these gingerbread cards look so cute ... thank you for joining us this week at CCCB

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  4. Those gingerbread people are adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

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  5. These cards are adorable, the parents will love them ... I love gingerbread!

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  6. How adorable are these!?! Love em'!
    Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

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  7. Great project and I love how different each design is. Your buttons are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at TSG!

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  8. TOO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!