I found this adorable gingerbread house on the internet the other day. Thinking it would be a fun way to do gingerbread houses with the kids, I proceeded to cut one out. The kids decided that they "didn't" want to do them and since I had started this one, I thought I'd finish. Well, this adorable little house gave me fits! Actually, I should say my cricut gave me fits. It tore my thin paper and wouldn't cut through my thick paper. I was so frustrated. Then the little cuts on the candy canes wouldn't come out and I recut these several times. UGH. I finally figured out part of my problem was my blade so I replaced it and then had better luck but didn't have "great" luck until I used the multicut feature. Finally success to where these little pieces didn't tear. All in all a good learning experience, but dang....I bet I have about 5 hours into this little guy. Doing it again, I'm sure it wouldn't take nearly as long but.....live and learn I suppose. So....I decided I'd better post him to remember all the hard work that went into him. It did turn out really cute in the end and I "might" try it again....I'm not sure. It makes a pretty good size box for gifts but my tiles didn't take nearly as long and look even better soo.....I'm sure he'll find a good home somewhere. In the meantime, he's sitting on my table where I can appreciate him! LOL.....
If you'd like to try him yourself, you can find the files here!
Good luck and I hope you have better luck than I did! :-) (Really it was more operator error than anything and I had just gotten some paper from a stationary place so it was good thick cardstock...which is why I couldn't get it to cut through....sooo....give it a try. It really does turn out cute!)