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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


Carol said...

She is soooooooo cute!!!! I can't wait to get the Build A Bear class.

megsmome said...

How ADORABLE! So cute. Great job!

Creations by Patti said...

I don't have this die yet: love this better than the clothes that come as a die.........much much better! TFS - this is so great but I still won't buy the die........I'll just come to visit yours....ha ha. Love it.

Anonymous said...

just precious! so cute! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Unknown said...

This is just the cutest build a bear/ballerina I've ever seen!! Thanks for all the instructions to make her. I will definitely be casing you. Thanks for the great ideas!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

Jo Bengtsen said...

Oh my gosh have done it once again...I LOVE LOVE LOVE her, so will my 4 little Grand Daughters, um I mean ballerinas!!

TrishG said...

Really cute!!!! You're amazing at punch art!

Annette said...

She is just way to cute. Love how you created the tutu!

Beth Crocker said...

I am trying so hard to make this adorable bear, but I cannot figure out how you made the top of the skirt flat under the band. Can you help me?


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