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Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Bear

Today I have a quick and fun project to share with you.  This sweet little Christmas bear was made with the Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz Tear Bear die and a handful of punches.  I love the PK-139 Tear Bear Face Parts so I substituted that for the faces that come with the die.  The faces with the die are very cute, so it's not necessary to use the other set.  But if you like the variety of eyes and noses, I highly recommend this set.  It's amazing what you can do to adapt this cutie to any holiday!  My step by step tutorial to make the bear is below.  Enjoy!

PK-139 Tear Bear Face Parts (optional since the die comes with a set of 4 faces)
*punches, inks and papers listed are from Stampin' Up!
Blossom punch
Full Heart punch
Boho Blossoms punch 
1-1/4" Circle punch
Cupcake Builder punch (or other small circle approximately 1/8" wide)
Chocolate chip, Basic Black, Regal Rose ink pads
Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White card stock (please note that the cocoa and caramel are retired - substitute for what you have)
Green and red designer papers of choice
sponge daubers, chalk brush
unibal white gel pen
dimensionals, liquid glue, scissors

Step 1
Die cut the bear and punch the following pieces:
Full Heart for hat (print of choice)
Boho Blossoms - 1 large flower and 4 small flowers for hat (shimmery white)
Blossom for wreath (print of choice)
12 circles for berries (cherry cobbler)

Step 2
Lightly sponge the edges of all bear pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Stamp the eyes with black ink on head.  Stamp nose onto muzzle.  Add white highlights with unibal white gel pen.  Stipple rose ink onto cheeks with chalk brush.  Glue ears and belly pieces onto body.  Stipple rose ink onto ears and belly. Attach muzzle with dimensional.  Attach arms and legs.  Make sure to position arms out for holding wreath.

Step 3
Punch 1-1/4" Circle from center of each Blossom punch.  Sponge edges with coordinating green ink (optional).  Glue flowers on top of each other, staggering the petals.  Glue berries onto wreath.  Slightly curl in sides of bear head to fit through the center of wreath and secure wreath to body with dimensionals.

Step 4
Cut top off the full heart to create curved triangle.  Attach large boho blossom to top with dimensional.  Glue small boho blossoms along bottom for trim.  Glue hat onto head, covering one ear.


Pam said...

So adorable! Love the wreath made with the blossom punch!

Esther Asbury said...

What an adorable little bear -- and I LOVE that punch art wreath!!!

chantal said...

Extra, j'adore!!!
Félicitations pour vos réalisations et pour votre blog.

TLady said...

TOO CUTE KIM!!!!!!!!!!! :)I like that punch art wreath too!!!!!!! :)

Brenda said...

Kim, this is super adorable and such a fun card.

Migdalia said...

Too!Too Cute!

Pam said...

Love your little bear! And great wreath!

Gail said...

So cute! TFS!

lcozzy said...

I love the angel card!!! It is so darn cute!


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