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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Build-a-Bear Gets a Makeover

I bet all of you people who don't like the sizzix build-a-bear die will change your mind after seeing this little guy!  Presenting the new and improved Build a Bear.  tada!

Build a Bear Notes Holder
Build a Bear Eissel Card

It's amazing how you can make something so much better by adding some punches!  You will need the following Stampin' Up! punches:
1 3/8" Circle for the head
3/4" Circle for outer ears
1/2" Circle for inner ears
Small oval for muzzle
Ornament for belly (or ornament substitute)
Heart to Heart (small heart) for nose
2 teardrop eyes (if you don't have a teardrop punch, see teardrop substitute)

Other supplies:
Sizzix Build-a-Bear die (Stampin' Up!)
Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel carstocks
Basic black for eyes and nose
chocolate chip ink pad and sponge
uni-ball white gel pen, zig detail black pen
dimensionals, mono liquid glue

  1. Clip off the top of the ornament and round out the bottom.  Sponge the edges of all cocoa and caramel pieces with chocolate chip ink pad.
  2. Attach belly to body with dimensionals
  3. Glue ears onto head (line up the ears on the die to the 3/4" circles for placement).
  4. Glue heart onto small oval. Clip away top of heart.  Attach muzzle to face with dimensional.
  5. Glue eyes on and add detailing with gel pen and zig.
  6. Attach face to head with dimensionals.
  7. Add ribbons, etc.  You could punch a heart and attach to chest like original die.  I left that off.


Carol said...

Oh, he is cute (I knew he would be)! Great makeover! Thanks for sharing.

Kim Mullin said...

Hi Kim,

You definitely made him alot cuter. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Hope all is well.

Patti Lee said...

Yes, this bear is much much more appealing than the original. Your personal spin on it is much cuter, for sure!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

It's so nice of you to share how you made him. You sure have a talent making those punches into something very special. Thx so much.
nancyk inWI

Marla said...


Anonymous said...

Job well done!! Now he looks healthy. Now I will use that die more often. Thanx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

see post on "WAY TO START THE DAY"I posted my comment on the wrong subject...OY!

Neena Johnson
Lawndale California

Anonymous said...

I purchased the die but didn't really like the way it looked. Yours is just too cute. I will dig those dies back out and start creating. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, you are just so creative.


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