Christmas in July
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This is my Christmas in July post for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  It is using the Baking Gingers cut files from LSHD.

Requirements

  • Cutting Machine (Sizzix, Cricut, Pazzles, Boss Kut, etc) with Software
    • OR Vector Viewing/Editing Software, a Printer, and Scissors
  • Desktop Publishing Software

Featured Product All the cut files referenced in this post are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs I am using their Baking Gingers cut files.

Other Products Used

  • Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock
  • October Afternoon Scrapbooking paper-Hula Hoop
  • Chalks
  • Christmas sequins
  • Gold beads
  • White ribbon
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Mini buttons
  • Red Stickles
  • Snow-Tex Glittering Snow
  • White glitter

How To Do Paper Piecing Without a Cutting Machine

  1. Use the Baking Ginger Cutting file from the Little Scraps of Heaven
  2. Print on the ginger.jpg file on cardstock
  3. Cut all the patterns
  4. Trace, with a pencil, on to the back of the cardstock for each pattern on to the color of you desire
  5. Cut all the pieces
  6. Add a little shadow to the patterns using a stamp pad to darken
  7. Glue all the pieces together using the picture as a guide
  8. Add the Snow-Tex Glittering Snow to all the white pieces
  9. Add red stickles to the nose
  10. Glue all the other accents to the Ginger cookie

Accenting Tip

When applying accents like Enamel or Glitter remember they need time to dry. If possible do them ahead of time on pieces that can be done separate and let them dry before apply to the final product, or if you need or want to apply directly to the project itself wait until everything else is done and do them last. Then allow time to dry before you handling the project. This will help avoid accidental touching the wet accents while working on the project.

How To Make The Card

  1. Cut a 5 ½" by 8 ½" piece of black cardstock
  2. Fold it in half
  3. Cut a 4" by 5 ¼" piece of red cardstock
  4. Cut two 5 ¼" by 1" pieces of the pattern paper
  5. Glue the pattern paper to the red piece first
  6. Add the white Christmas ribbon to the side of the card using tape in the back to hold it
  7. Glue this piece to black card
  8. Glue the Ginger boy to the card
  9. You are done

I hope you will enjoy making this project. As always I hope you will make your own embellishments and unique tweaks to make it your own. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.

Have a great day!

- Leslie

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