Monday, October 5

BEAR-y Happy Birthday!

My daughter will be turning ONE in a few weeks and I want to share the party invitations I have been busy putting together using the new Build-A-Bear dies. SO stinkin' CUTE... and easy!

Granted, it has taken time to run all the pieces thru. my Big Shot, but with the BIGZ dies I can run two layers of card stock thru. at a time - i.e. half as many cranks of the handle. TIP: I can't keep track of the tiny eyes, nose, and mouth. I used my 1" Circle Punch with Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered it to the back of the bear's head - voila! I Build-my-Bears in front if the TV at night - snuggled up next to my hubs.
My darling bear is holding 2 party necessities: A balloon created using the Crazy for Cupcakes set and a yummy cupcake borrowed from Sock Monkey. I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker and handy Stamp-a-ma-jig to isolate the balloon's string and perfectly place it on my card base. I dressed it up a bit using a hot pink button from my stash. And because my dear daughter is so SASSY - a few rhinestones on the hair bow and shirt seemed like perfect touches.

BLOG CANDY: Would you like to play with a few Build-A-Bear die cuts yourself? I'll run some bear bodies and cute outfits thru. my machine (including the Christmas outfits - I know you love me!) and send them to one lucky reader. Leave a comment by Wednesday at midnight to be entered to win! ;)

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Sassy Stampers:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (111618), Sock Monkey (111552)
Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459), Certainly Celery (105125), Brocade Blue (101166), Rose Red (102544), Creamy Caramel (102514), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Choc. Chip Stampin' Write Marker (100071)
Tools: 1" Circle Punch (109046), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Big Shot (113439): Build-A-Bear BIGZ Die (117977), Beary Essentials BIGZ Die (117978), Beary Girl Sizzlit (117982),Top Note Die (113463), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Sassy Somethings (from the stash): Pink Button, Rhinestones


Kimberly Johnson said...

SO CUTE! Who could resist such an adorable bear card? I'm sure they are for an even more adorable lil' girl. Lucky her to have a creative involved mommy! Thanks for sharing.

Patti MacLeith said...

Love the bling for the girl bear and your tip for the eyes!

Carrie said...

This is adorable! Everyone will love receiving this.

Karen said...

The invitation is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job.


Angie K. said...

Super Cute invite!

Melissa said...

Those are just adorable! I bet everyone is uber impressed with these! I sure am! the button. I would know those were from you without even looking!

Gina F said...

hOW CUTE!! I have a 2yr old daugther, I surely love getting it! thanks...gina f

....Linda.... said...

Sassy bear with bling and a button - super cute!

Mary Fish said...

She's lovely and I like your blog candy idea. I zoomed right in on the button balloon . . . how cute! Hugs, M

Mary Fish said...

Also, love the tip about putting the circle behind the face for the ears, nose and mouth . . . I lose those little tidbits, too. Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Oh so cute! This is just adorable, Denise! I love everything about it, especially the button and the bling!

Lucinda said...

I am waiting for my order to come in with these dies - I only ordered the bear and reg. outfits so far. I love your idea for putting the brown behind the bear so you don't have to glue those tiny things on!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love everything... the ballon, the cupcake, the sassy bling... and that top note behind. Very classy!!! Hugs,

for2nately said...

sooo cute! I haven't ordered the santa suit for my bear yet but you bet I will be soon!
thanks for sharing!

Steph Zerbe said...

isn't she a cutie pie?! Love the button balloon. Cool idea!
And the soft colors are so nice.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, love the comments on the PTI challenges. You made my day! The Mexico challenge was the hardest one for me but it turned out to be the most fun!

Traci Davis said...

These invitations are adorable! You have to save one for your daughter's scrapbook. She will enjoy seeing what her mom did years from now. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Too cute!

I am debating a Build-a-Bear party for my son, who will be 6 this November.

Thanks for sharing the great ideas.