Saturday, January 8, 2011

Makeover Build-A-Bear Valentine

Good Afternoon everyone! I wanted to share with you today a super cute way to makeover the Build-A-Bear die cut from Stampin Up! I think it is much cuter this way than the original :) If you have seen the orignal Build-a-Bear die cuts you know what I am talking about. Anyway here is my super simple Valentine's Day card I made with the Build-A-Bear.

I love how it turned out! Here are the super easy things you add to the build-a-bear to give him his "makeover" My bear was done using Soft Suede & Crumb cake (all pieces sponged with soft suede)

For the Head:
1 - 1 1/4" circle for the head
2 - 3/4" circles for the outside ears
2 - 1/2" circles in crumb cake for the inner ear
1 - small oval in crumb cake
1 - black heart from the owl punch for the nose
For his eyes I punched the small flower from Boho Blossoms then cut betweent two petals to the middle to get the teardrop shape

Glue the ears together and glue down over the original ears on the die cut. Glue the eyes on the head piece and use a white gel pen to add highlights. I used a fine tip black pen to add eyebrows and eyelashes. Pop the oval on a dimensional over the bottom half of the head piece for the muzzle. I used my black pen to add freckles and draw the mouth line & chalk in pretty in pink for blush on cheeks. Pop your nose using a glue dot. Then glue the completed head down over the original face.

For the Body - use the ornament punch then cut off the ornament top. place upside down on dimensionals so the point is facing the head. The heart is from the heart to heart punch.

Add a ribbon for the "tie" to close the gap and help hide any little area left from the original face and waaah-laaa build a bear makeover is complete!

To make mine a Valentine card I have my bear holding a heart from Love You Much. I made the frame on the front cover using the brand new textured impressions embossing folder called Framed Tulips in the new Occasions Mini Catalog, then used my white gel pen to add dots to the tulips. Super easy & Super cute! Have a great day everyone!

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Love You Much

Paper: Stampin Up! Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Real Red, Soft Suede (for sponging)

Accessories: Stampin Up! Build-A-Bear die, Punches: ornament punch, 1 1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle, small oval, owl punch, boho blossoms, heart to heart. Real Red 1/4" grosgrain, stampin pastels, white gel pen, fine tip black marker, dimensionals, sponges, textured impressions embossing folder framed tulips, big shot

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Kim Score

Glad you liked my tutorial. I've found in subsequent bear makeovers that the 1 3/4" Circle looks a little better for the belly. Check it out here:

Gloria Dojlido

Great Blog! I am now following you via Stampin Connection.


Too cute!
I'm following you from Stampin' Connection. I'm #302.


That's really cute! I am following you from SC. #295.

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