Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Gingerbread Time! Merry Christmas Everyone! Stamp Simply Style!

Greetings!  Welcome to my The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Wednesday post!  I've expanded on the foam gingerbread idea!  I posted this little guy HERE.  So, of course I had to make a gingerbread girl, using the same designer paper and punch outs from Kaisercrafts Gingerbread paper pad.  I created a dress and apron for this gingerbread girl.
How about a decorative gingerbread man with a punch out tag that a name could be written on and then placed on that persons wrapped package? The poinsettia is cut using Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies with the edges shaded using Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress ink. I love the use of the white ZIG paint pen here, not for a smile but for faux stitching!  
Lets practice lacing and tying bows! The bow ribbon is thread through the punched holes and tied into a knot , so they will not come out easily.  The paper cording is knotted so that when lacing begins, it cannot be pulled through!   

I wanted you to see a close up of the threading end of the lacing paper string!  I wrapped it with scotch tape and cut it at an angle.  Obviously this activity is for an older child that can handle lacing and learning to tie.  

The supplies used are listed below with links to view.  These foam gingerbread people are fabulous and have many uses.  Easy and fun, that's what we need this time of year!  Remember to check our Sharon's BLOG for all store product updates and inspiration!  Thanks for visiting!

PAPER: Kasiercraft Gingerbread (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
INK: Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
DIES: Spellbinders Poinsettia (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
RIBBON/LACE: 1/4" Mini green dot ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), 1.25" Green Silk ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Seam Binding (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store),1/4" Lace white crochet trim (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
ACCESSORIES: Foam Gingerbread Shapes (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), 1/2" RicRac (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Paper Cord (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Metallic String (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Prima Everyday Vintage & all Star collection SugarDot Stickers (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Kaisercraft White Adhesive Pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Scor Tape (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Zig White Paint Pen (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Handheld punch


Sharon Johnson said...

Barb, I totally missed that it was a bow tying exercise as well as lacing. How CLEVER are you! Edited my post to reflect such! Love your little people!!!

Conniecrafter said...

they are too cute!