Gingerbread cookies go hand in hand with Christmas. With this new layered design, you can add some gingerbread cookie boys and girls to your Christmas decor. They would look super cute as ornaments or just around the house for added decoration.
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HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED GINGERBREAD PROJECT
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR LAYERED GINGERBREAD BOY AND GIRL
- 65 lb Cardstock – I used Recollections Brand Cardstock from Michaels.
- Glitter Cardstock – (optional) The dark brown glitter was really easy to cut. It came out perfect when I selected the “Glitter Cardstock” setting on my Maker.
- Art Glitter Glue – Don’t let the name deceive you, this glue has no glitter. You can purchase the precision tip. It’s the best for intricate paper projects.
- Micro-Foam Tabs – These micro-foam tabs are perfect for the thin lines on the top layer of the cat.
- Foam tabs – These foam tabs from Tombow are my absolute favorite. They’re thick enough to provide a good dimension to each project.
- Light grip mat (blue light grip)
- Cricut Pens or Foil Tip – for drawing the wording in the middle of the heart.
- Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
- Design #99 – Layered Gingerbread Boy Girl –The free SVG cut files (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
DESIGN SPACE STEP BY STEP
For those who’d prefer written instructions instead of the video linked above, follow the quick steps outlined below to set up the drawing portion of the Gingerbread Girl’s bow and scarf.
Download and unzip the design from my freebie vault.
I recommend resizing the project while it’s still grouped to keep all the layers in the same proportions. Now you’re ready to move on to setting up the draw portion for the Gingerbread Girl’s bow and scarf.
To get started, ungroup the design.
Once ungrouped, select the layer with the drawing, then change the linetype from cut to draw. You could also Foil this layer.
After the linetype has been set, shift click the draw (or foil) layer and the layer that it will be drawn on. Then click attach.
Repeat the process for the process for the bow. Once you’ve set the linetype on the bow and the scarf, you’re ready to “Make It”!
After your layers have cut, I recommend turning the mat over and gently bending the mat backwards to remove the mat from the paper. Now you’re ready to assemble your Gingerbread Boy or Girl. Below is the order of the layers showing how I put them together. You could skip the foam tabs and use glue for this project. Part of the fun of these designs is customizing them and making each project your own. Enjoy!
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DOWNLOAD THE LAYERED GINGERBREAD BOY AND GIRL BY SUBSCRIBING (FREE) BELOW TO GET THE PASSWORD TO MY FREEBIE VAULT
New to Cricut and need help on how to upload these designs to your Cricut machine? My How to Upload SVG Files In Cricut Design Space post will provide step by step directions how-to upload SVGs to Design Space.