“Bite Me” Gingerbread Man Christmas Card Tutorial

Card Making Supplies & Tools Used:

SVG Cut File or Steel Rule Die:

General Craft Supplies:

 

Card Materials:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cricut & Silhouette: Cut the Gingerbread man from your SVG cut file from thick Brown Craft paper or chipboard. Layer for desired thickness. Cut the bookplate out of silver or black paper.  
    Sizzix: Cut off a piece of the box cardboard no wider than your Die Cut machine and die cut shape from it once. Die cut the bookplate. 
    ALL: Hand cut a vellum rectangle that will fit behind the silver bookplate. Set aside.
  2. Cut corner of the Gingerbread Man's Left Leg with Scalloped Scissors.
  3. Decorate Gingerbread Man with Puffy Paint for Eyes and Smile – You could also use a gel pen too.
  4. Using Mini Glue dots or double-sided tape, stick-on the mini-buttons and the zig-zag fabric trim. Paste to card front with chosen archival adhesive. (I used size Large Glue Dots for a strong hold)
  5. Glue vellum and bookplate to bottom of card. (I used my Glue Pen) Allow to dry.
  6. Write sentiment “Bite Me” on vellum with Zig marker.
  • Wow these are so cute! We usually just do standard Christmas cards from Walmart but these make me not want to be so lazy with them. This is a card that absolutely must be kept forever with this kind of effort put in! Awesome. We’ll do these next year for sure.

    • You got that right, they will be treasured and saved! My friends now look forward to their handmade cards each year, more so than any gift I could buy them! Good luck! Happy Holidays!

  • Ahhh! I LOVE this card! It’s so adorable! Reminds me of the first Shrek movie with the smart-alek Gingerbread man. He was always good for a laugh.
    Anyhow, this is a fantastic card idea! I was thinking perhaps I could trace around a cookie cutter that I have in the shape of a gingerbread man, but on cardboard that just wouldn’t come out nearly as nicely as using a quality die-cutter, I think. Nice job!

    • Nice! I loved the smart-alek cookie!!

      Another option in addition to your cookie cutter idea, is Michael’s sells a balsa wood gingerbread man shape (in the same aisle as the craft popsicle sticks) you could always paint/color him brown and glue him to the card, or you could use him as a template to cut around.

      I made these for my friends that appreciate a little holiday humor, and using my die cut machines saved me tons of time and allowed me to assembly line the production of all 24 of them.

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