I tried to trace my gingerbread man cookie cutter but the shape wasn't quite right, so I ended up just drawing a shape I liked.
One man shaped and then one with a skirt for the girl.
I then found the map that coincided with where my family was from.
Some maps had to be found on the net and printed out as some of the map areas were on the binding edge, and also I don't have many maps of Malta lying around!
I cut out the map so the word of the persons home town was near their heart. I also cut out some cardboard the same shape and stuck the map onto it to make it a little raised up.
Then the gingerbread shapes were stuck onto some nice textured art paper with some PVA glue.
Lastly it was just a matter of popping them into some nice box frames and I was done! Well after doing 3 or 4 more for the rest of the family!
Everyone seemed to like them and I think I actually should make one for me and Mr T as well. Will have to find another map book to cut up I think!