Making Gingerbread Man Cards
Making your own Christmas cards is a perfect way to add a personal touch to the greeting cards you send out during the holiday's. This is a guide about gingerbread man card
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Let your child have some holiday fun and get ready to spread some cheer, by making this project for Christmas.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: one card
- provided pattern of gingerbread man
- 8.2 x 5.5 in light yellow marbled cardstock
- 12 x 12 in pink marbled scrapbook paper from the Tradition Collection by Crafts Concepts, product code CR 900097 (see http://craftconcepts.com.au/)
- pair of 15mm x 12mm wiggle eyes
- leftover piece of red felt
- two small silver brads
- small red fabric bow
- Pilot silver marker pen
- Papermate marker pens: pink and red
- Artline 210 Fineliner Pen
- quick-drying craft glue
- Score the light yellow marbled cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.1" x 5.5".
- Trace the gingerbread man onto the pink marbled scrapbook paper and cut it out.
- Cut the waistcoat from red felt.
- Add the brads to the felt waistcoat to make little buttons.
- Glue the waistcoat onto the gingerbread man.
- Add the gingerbread man's face: glue the wiggle eyes in place, and use the Artline 210 Fineliner Pen and Papermate marker pens to draw a mouth, rosy cheeks, and freckles.
- Glue the bow just above the waistcoat, so that the gingerbread man will have a bow tie.
- With the fold to the left, use the Pilot silver marker pen to add a decorative frame around the card.
- Glue the gingerbread man to the front of the card.
Turn one of the favorite Christmas symbols into a jolly and cheerful Christmas card. This little gingerbread man is ready to share some festive wishes all around. He is quite easy to make, and you can decorate him any way you please. Have fun!
Total Time: 40 minutes, drying time included
Yield: one Christmas card
- printout of provided pattern sheet
- A4 sized white textured paper
- A5 sized brown marbled paper
- small piece of red felt
- red-and-white twine
- pair of 5mm wiggle eyes
- 1 inch bow, I used a red one with white dots
- small piece of white cotton filling
- 10 mm wide red flat-sided rhinestone
- 2 small black beads
- Pilot silver marker pen
- green glitter glue
- standard scissors
- quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
- With the longest sides of the white textured paper on the left and right, fold the A4 sheet of paper first from top to bottom and then from left to right.
- Trace the gingerbread man onto the brown marbled paper and cut it out. With the second fold on the left, centre and glue the gingerbread man to the front of the card.
- Glue the wiggle eyes in place.
- Trace and cut the hat from the red felt. Glue the bottom edge of the hat to the gingerbread man's head.
- Add a strip of cotton filling to the bottom edge of the hat. Then, bend the top point of the hat down and glue the point to the card.
- Use the silver pen to add a mouth, as well as detail to the arms and legs.
- Use the green glitter glue to dress him in a pair of shorts. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Use the red-and-white twine to add a frame all around the card.
- Cut two suspenders from the red felt and glue them to the card. Use the silver pen to draw buckles on the suspenders.
- Add the rhinestone to the hat.
- Glue the bow and beads in place to finish it off.
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