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


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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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