Here's another use for those Kraft Paper cards and envelopes (Sierra Pacific set). By placing the Sizzix Gingerbread man die (from Ben Franklin Crafts) just inside the crease of the card,, I was able to cut out a gingerbread man card with very little effort., The die also makes the squiggle frosting (cut these separately) pieces which were glued on. The eyes and nose are acrylic dots from the BFC floral department and the bow is a Martha Stewart sticker. The mouth was hand drawn and the cheeks were made with smudged pink ink. I found some red and white wire candy canes (Darice) in my stash and coiled them to form the buttons. If you cannot find the wire candy canes small buttons or Fimo clay would work well on the gingerbread man. To brighten up the envelope I inserted some coordinating scrapbook paper.
The tag in the second photo was made easily from a single piece of brown card stock. Teachers may find using this Sizzix die makes a great base for students to decorate a handmade ornament perhaps placing the child's photo in the place of the gingerbread face. For the second card I used the Sizzix gingerbread embossing folder on white parchment paper and combined it with paper strips from the paper pack (from BFC) in the bottom photo. The candy cane and words were easily cut from scraps using the bonus dies in the sets. As an added bonus all of the Christmas Sizzix die and embossing sets come with a unique 'talking tag' which you can attach to your projects for an instant personal greeting for the recipient. Remember: 'Something handmade touches the heart and will dwell within it forever'.