Sunday, January 17, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #20

Who said bears are only brown? I found a blue bear.
Just Buggin' is having another challenge this week titled -All about Pets.
Make a pet themed project... Think Paper Pups, animal Kingdom, etc.

I ch0se to use the Zoobaloo Cricut cartridge, and for the additional heart shape I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.

A Design Studio Cut File --available at the bottom of this post:

This is a bear shaped card, and I'm so excited to share it, because I made it using Cricut Design Studio. This is the first time I used DS to make a project, so if it needs adjusting at all please let me know.
The file has been created for the Cricut expressions and the Baby Bug users, I want all to enjoy this sweet little bear.

This is how I laid my cardstock on the cutting mat using my Expression machine.
Here she is... isn't she just sweet as can be?
I used a blue ink pad to brush around the edges of the bear. Used my Cuddlebug embossing folder, tiny bubbles on the muzzle and belly, then brushe with ink. I used an small oval hole punch for her nose then made a highlight mark with a white gel pen, and I love the googly eyes. Then added a ribbon bow and some bling... a blue bears got to have a little bling.
I used my computer to add words to the cut-out hearts. Here is my tutorial showing how I print on a cut-out shape using my computer. Using a rubber stamp could also add fun words too.
The bear card opened. The inside pieces are flat, not popped up.
I used a ton of pop-dots again, I love the popped up effect!Beary Much DS cut file here

Just Buggin' has weekly challenges, challenging you to use your Cricut {chirp, chirp} come join the fun!

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  1. This is absolutely precious. My cartridge collection is quite slim right now but I can't wait to get more to try new things like this.


  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Valentines post on Jan. 17, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. super cute card!!!!
    Lynne JB DT

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [18 Jan 12:50am GMT]).

  5. Hi Robin,

    What a lovely bear, very clever and a lot of work I would think, you certainly made good use of your cricut for this one.

    love K x

  6. Very cute bear!! Love your blog!

  7. This is so cool Robin! I wondered how you made him, what a great idea!

  8. I just love this little blue bear! Thanks so much for showing us how you laid out your cardstock! Love it Robin!

  9. well, you did a great job for your first time using DS. You're a pro! this card is absolutely adorable!!!!!

  10. Robin this is such a cute little girl bear. Now we need a boy bear to go with her. Great work, love the details.


  11. LOVE this's my fave!!! Such great details on the bear!

    Lori C.
    JB DT

  12. I just love this card Robin! Love the details! Way too cute! Great job!
    Stephanie H. *JB DT*


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