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Friday, April 30, 2010

Build a Bear becomes a girl!

This tutorial is for those of you that aren't bear fans.  The build-a-bear sizzix die can be adapted to a lot of different characters - one of which is a cute little kid.  These instructions are for making a girl.  You could easily leave off the pony tails and make a boy.  If you want instructions on making a jointed kid, check out my class for the Build a Bear (with lots of great outfits for your paper doll).

Build-a-Bear Sizzix die - Blush Blossom for body
1 3/8" Circle - Blush Blossom for face & chocolate chip for hair
1/2" Circle - Blush Blossom for ears and nose
Scallop Circle - chocolate chip for pony tails & pretty in pink print for skirt
teardrop (or teardrop substitute) - in black for eyes
Ornament - rose red print for shirt
3/4" Circle - rose red print for sleeves
Word Window - white for waist band
Full Heart - rose red for shirt
Heart to Heart - pretty in pink for hair bows
1/4" Circle - pretty in pink print for hair bows

  1. Die cut build a bear out of blush blossom cardstock.  Clip off the ears and hair.  Trim one of the 1/2" circles into an oval for the nose.  Punch 2 of the 1/2" circles for ears.  Sponge edges of all blush blossom pieces with pretty in pink ink.
  2. Attach nose with dimensional.  Glue on ears.  Glue on teardrop eyes.  Add detailing with uni-ball white gel pen and zig detail black pen.  Attach face to head with dimensional.
  3. For hair, cut 1 3/8" chocolate circle in half. Clip on edge to create bangs.  Clip scallop circles as shown for ponytails.  Sponge chocolate pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Glue bangs and ponytails to head.  
  4. For hair bow, glue 2 small hearts on each side of 1/4" circle.  Make 2 bows and use a glue dot to attach to ponytails.
  5. For the shirt, glue the full heart on top of the ornament.  Attach to body.  Turn body over and clip away excess.
  6. Clip away bottom of each 3/4" circle for sleeves.  Glue sleeves onto blouse.
  7. Glue 2 word windows together for waistband of skirt.  Cut scallop circle in half and glue onto waist band.  Glue skirt onto blouse, turn over and clip away excess on each side of the skirt.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hello all, by now, several of you are hopefully creating some fun poseable build-a-bears!  Here is a freebie for all of my loyal readers.  To make the bear, follow the instructions HERE.  Instructions for the poseable bear is in my newest Build-a-Bear class.

Stampin' Up! Punches needed:
3/4" Circle
1" Circle
1 3/4" Circle
Eyelet Border

Punch half of 3/4" circle in white.  Line up 1 3/4" circle over the top of 3/4" punched circle as shown.

For tutu, cut a strip of pink designer series paper (I used pink pirouette polkadot) 1 1/2" x 12".  Punch entire length with eyelet border punch.  Spritz the strip of paper with water (or Fabreeze).  The paper will soften so you can easily gather the paper as shown.  Cut a strip of DSP 1/2" x 1 3/4" for the waistband.  Fold the 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece in half lengthwise.  Use a strong adhesive like sticky strip to fasten the gathered tutu piece to the strip, fold the strip over the top and fasten on each side.  

For the toeshoes, punch slightly less than half of a 3/4" circle and then line up 1" Circle over the top and punch as shown.  Round out each end.  Cut a ribbon about 8" long, fold in half and attach to back of each shoe.  Wrap ribbons around legs once and tie in place

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Congratulations to the winner of my blog candy drawing for my followers milestone.  The follower selected is Robin.Christine at  Robin, please contact me with your mailing address and I will send your goodies!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

woo hoo!

Hello everyone!  I just hit 100 followers, another milestone!  To celebrate, I want to offer some card candy.   This reward is up for grabs to all of my followers.  I will draw a random name from my followers list on Sunday and they will get a super goody package!  I'm going on a stamping retreat with my girlfriends this weekend and there may just be some finished projects in there as well.

If you aren't a follower and would like a chance at winning, please sign up to follow me.  That's all you have to do.  Thanks to all of my loyal followers and email subscribers!  I am working on getting 1000 email subscribers as well.  When that happens, I will be offering another super prize drawing for all of my email subscribers.  Thanks!!!!!


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