Saturday, May 21, 2011

CWC Cele"bear"ation Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Jean's Crafty Corner and Cooking With Cricut’s Cele”bear”ation Blog Hop! We’ve been partying all month long in honor of CWC’s first blog-aversary. If you arrived here from visiting Melin at Cooking with Cricut you’re in the right place! If you’re crashing the party in mid-hop, head on over to Cooking With Cricut — grab some punch and cake and start at the beginning.

Our theme for today’s party is bears and/or celebrations. For my project, I decided to make a fold out card.  The bears were welded together on the Gypsy using the Create a Critter Cartridge.  I then cut the banner using the Carousel Cricut Lite Cartridge.  I folded these the way that I wanted my card to fold and also folded the banner to fit nicely in the bear's hands.  I hand wrote the sentiment in multiple colors (Cele"bear"ation) on the banner and added some faux stitch lines around the banner as well.  As a final touch to my bears, I added some party hat stickers and some google eyes.
You can easily fold the bears up to fit in an envelope.

Now for the giveaway.  I am offering a set of Maya Road Chipboard Pieces, K and Company Chipboard Shapes and a set of Photo Transparencies.  To be elgible for this giveaway, you need to become a follower if you are not already and leave a comment on this post.  All comments through Sunday, May 22nd will be entered and I will announce the winner chosen by on Monday, May 23rd.
Now it's your turn! Link up your cele”bear”ation-related project at

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:
- Project must include a Cricut cut.
- Project must include a Bear.
- Project must be new for this blog hop challenge.
- You must link to your post and not just your blog.
- Your post must include a link back to CWC.

You will have one week to complete your project. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered over at Cooking with Cricut for this hop.

Thanks for joining our cele"bear"ation! Your next host in our party is Roberta at TX Scrapper Mom!  Hop over and see what great inspiration she has for you today.


Ann Morrell said...

Love the fold out bear...that welding feature really allows for a lot of options. I for one don't have a Gypsy so don't have that option with using my Cricut hoping that the new craft room will allow that.i can do it with my own cuts in a MTC software.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Awww! This is so cute!


TX Scrapper Mom said...

So cute! What a clever idea!!! :)

thekolbes said...

OMG how adorable. Thanks for sharing. I am already a follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

shersl84bed said...


Smiles Sher

Nita T. said...

This is fantastic! I just ordered my gypsy and am impatiently awaiting it's arrival - I can't wait to make projects like this! :)

Jen said...

Too, too cute, Jean! What a wonderful idea!

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

Suzy said...

This was a 'beary' fun hop! LOL! Thanks for the chances to win. I'm already a follower.
Suzy said...

This is absolutely super duper cute!! and creative!

Lisa R. said...

Adorable project. Paper doll bears!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Dalis said...

OMG Jean, I wanted to do exactly that but couldn't think a way to do it! YOU GO GIRL! this is super cute!!!!!!!

-- dalis

KARLA UREA said...

Jean, this is super duper cute and creative!!! Love it!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable...I love how you welded the bears together! Awesome! I'm a new follower :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Jean, it's so cute!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your card is so cute, i love the bears.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

joydee1963 said...

great card,I am a follower, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Shelly said...

That's a great idea! And it's adorable!

Thanks for the chance to win!


Jens Craft Corner said...

Oh Jean, this bear project is adorable! I have always loved teddy bears and they still have a soft spot in my heart. Great job with this project! It is really adorable!

Cathy said...

Great job Jean, I am a new follower. I have that cartridge, but no gypsy yet.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love this! reminds me of the paper dolls! So cute!

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic. I love how you welded the bears together. Looks awesome! TFS!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Josie0602 said...

Great fold out card!! That is the first one I have ever seen and I love the design!

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute and adorable

BunnyFreak said...

Love the banner bear card. Very cute.