Spellbinders Gingerbread Boy

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing with you the cards we will be making in my 19th Spellbinders Educator Class!


WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30PM

COST: $28 + GST
(the die is not included this time however, there are a few to purchase if you want)

Contact Stacey at sbebc2011@gmail.com  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

What can we all make using Gingerbread men? Come have some fun with the various Gingerbread cookie die decorations. We will be creating 3 cards in class, with a take home project and instructions to create a large tag.

You can create quite a variety with the options in the die set, or can actually decorate them like you would a cookie using the NUVO Simply White drops! We will be doing both in class. All the extra die cutting and embossing will be done for you. You will only need to die cut the easy Gingerbread men in class. We will also show & discuss some fun decorating projects and tags you can create with this die set.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:  scissors, liquid glue, dbl sided adhesive tape, Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, ink blender, NUVO Crustal Drops - Autumn Red, Simply White, & Copper Penny, white foam squares or tape, & non-stick craft mat.

So now that the class details are done, let's have a look at the cards and other things made using this die set and combined with other Spellbinders dies.

Decorating Christmas cookies is always a fun thing to do, and so it is with decorating these paper gingerbread men. By combining different combinations of this die set and other die set cut to it you can make your gingerbread man look more like a girl. That was my attempt for this card. and adding a lacy doily helps too.

Next let's look at a card with two gingerbread people peeking out of circle die cuts.

It wasn't until I was taking these photos that I realized I had forgotten to ink the edges of these two gingerbread people! It sure looks better when you do ink the edges.

If you are wondering what happened to the right eye, some of the white drops went astray and I try to scrape it off which damaged the paper a little.

On these two gingerbread people I had decided to not use the die cut embellishments that are a part of the set, but turned to using NUVO Crystal Drops in Simply White to mimic decorating an actual gingerbread cookie. It was fun!

By leaving off the little red flower and green leaf on this next gingerbread it would look more like a boy. However, it needed a little colour, and that is why I added the flower.

Even though creating the wreaths is fiddly detail work, it was sure worth the effort in the end.

This next project is not a card, but rather a large tag. This will be the additional take-home project for those taking the class.

Bending the hand/arm of the gingerbread person makes it look more like the cookie is holding the tree. You can see it better from the following side view of the tag.

The next projects I am including here are not projects we will make in class, but projects I just had a little fun with and hope will inspire you on further uses of the die set.

On the left is a folded tag created by die cutting on a folded piece of cardstock. The second project on the right is a ring of gingerbread people that could be used for center pieces, around a candle, and so much more. You probably could create a sweet napkin ring with just a single gingerbread man, too!

So I hope you will have a lot of fun with your die set too.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look at our class and for some Christmas inspiration.

Happy creating!

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