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Teddy Bear Invasion 101

Hi Friends!  Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings here to show you another card tutorial for She's a Sassy Lady.  I have been on a teddy bear kick lately and was inspired (link is below) to make every bear on the Teddy Bear Parade cart from Cricut. So I wanted to show you my little tips in making a lot of diecuts for future projects in a short time.

Here is my Inspiration Bear...

So let the teddy bear assembly line begin!!!!

  • You need a bear (cut at 3"), glue pen, black scrap card stock, pink and tan color pencils, white gel pen, black sharpie

  •  Using the sharpie marker, fill in the nose, draw the mouth and the ear creases all following the cut lines on the die cut

  •  Flip the bear over and adhere a piece of the black card stock over the eye holes (tip: no one is going to see the back so you don't need to waste paper and cut another place bear in black unless you want a shadow, just use scrap pieces. I do this ALL the time)

  • Using the color pencils to color in the ears and muzzle (tip: if you are doing a lot of die cuts that have little pieces, try to find another medium to create the details ie: pencils, markers, stickles, etc). I think the color pencils give the bears a softer, "fuzzy" feel

  •  Using a distress marker or fine tip marker, draw the muzzle line that you see on cuddly little creatures. and the while ink gel pen to for the eyes and nose. I think it gives the bears a little dimension (tip: the BEST for details is pigment ink white pen by Singo. I have tried others and they just leave me frustrated)

 There you go a ton of little bears for my parade.  This is a great idea for mass quantities for any die cuts.

Now all I have to do is put my little guys and girls into a baggie and as I want to make a card, just pull one out and decorate. (Tip: save your die cuts, even the "mistakes" like the wrong size or color, etc. Put them in a baggie and toss them in your embellishment/sticker draw. When you want to do a quick card, pull one out and there you have instant die cut without getting your machine out)

Here is my little example bear made into a card. He is the New Year Bear.

This guy was made by my little girl. She was watching mama make these and I just couldn't be stingy, lol. So I gave her one to decorate. Using my scrap pieces, she designed his outfit.

Here are a couple of other cards that I have done for My Crafting Channel Teddy Bear Series.


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. WOW look at all those bears! Looks like me a few weeks ago. They look so cute, your little girls too!

  2. WOW look at all those bears! Looks like me a few weeks ago. They look so cute, your little girls too!

  3. Great tutorial and cute bears. I am a new follower. I have blog candy if you are interested in following my blog.

    Linda xxx

  4. Love the bear tutorial, they make such cute cards.

    sylv xx

  5. Sandy these are brilliant hun, now following your blog and your bloglovin, as I really like your tutorial, will be peaking back at it, as I have a cricut, which I have never used xxxx


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