Only once I really studied my photos did I realize I did as good a job glueing as my 2 year old did on her Christmas crafts this year (literally!), so for the sloppiness, I DO apologize... I am normally MUCH more anal!
So, I set to work, and here is how they turned out!
I used some dark cream cardstock, then went to work with Vintage Photo distress ink to make it appear as though it were actually baked gingerbread. Then I folded the whole thing together.
I used some cording that was actually wired (making things much easier) for my "icing" seams.
I also used it to create my door.
Those little candy canes were found in the mini-ornament aisle at Michael's... how great the work!
I used a button with some metallic raffia tied behind it to create a little candy to hang above the door.
I used images from Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy from Waltzingmouse Stamps to create my little cookie, and the heart on the door. I dressed these up with my 2 year old's glitter glue (who are we kidding, it's practically stickles!), and also "iced" my side windows with it - unfortunately as it dried, it flattened itself out, so it turned out looking like I actually LET said 2 year old do the work...!
I used an MS border punch to create the layers for my roof with brown cardstock, before I ran them over my white ink pad to add some 'snow'.
I think they turned out super cute, but if I did it again, I would use a glue gun - I thought using the red glitter glue would look better if any of it showed, but I think I was wrong - it just looks messy! And I think an idea would actually be fabric paint for my 'icing' details - since it will hold it's shape better. I swear the windows looked great when I first did them! haha...
Anyway, I made 4 of these little guys to give to some friends I meet with for coffee each week - I know they'll appreciate the thought, even if they aren't so perfect!