Sunday, March 28, 2010

Build-a-Bear Workshop

Those of you who have known me for awhile are probably asking yourself - "what in the world is she posting about them for???" Yes, it's true. For the past few years I have been part of another home party business that is in direct competition with Build-a-Bear Workshop and they were a thorn in my side at many craft shows. But, I have come to grips with reality and decided - "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em".

Stampin' Up has an adorable line of Build-a-Bear exclusive stamp sets and dies for the Big Shot. I had a booth at a local Women's Expo yesterday and had seen an idea for coloring cards on a blog when this line first came out (sorry, I can't remember whose it was). Since Easter is fast approaching, I thought they would be a cute addition to Easter baskets. So, I set to work and this is the final product:
I made four different pictures for girls and boys and included a box of crayons from a local dollar store. Don't you just love those places when you need something that doesn't cost a fortune? I always seem to find just what I am looking for there. I packaged everything into one of our 4x6 cello bags and cut a Top Note with my Big Shot (have I mentioned lately this is my favorite toy?), punched a couple of holes with the Crop-a-Dile and ties some 1/4-inch grosgrain ribbon through them to close the bag. I added a couple of small tags and ....Voila!!!! These are the individual cards included in the packs:
All of the supplies I used are:
Stamp Sets: Beary Best Friends, Beary Best Times, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Seal of Pawthenticity
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lavender Lace, Melon Mambo, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Brilliant Blue, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1-inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4-inch Circle Punch, Big Shot with Top Note die, Pretty In Pink and Bashful Blue 1/4-inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Crop-a-Dile, 4x6-inch Medium Flat Cello Bags
Since my only son is way too old for something like this and I have no grandchildren yet (trust me, that's not such a bad thing) I will have to look for someone to give the ones I have left to :) They are just too cute and I am pretty sure I will find some children who would love them. And, it is so much cheaper than the real thing!!! If you would like some, just contact me at but, hurry they will go fast!! 'Til next time.......
Happy Stamping,
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