Thursday, January 22, 2009

Care Bears

I had so much fun making this book for my grand daughter Emily. I made it for her birthday in September. When my daughter Amie was little was when the Care Bears first came out. She had everything Care Bears. We have some book from then and that is what I used to try and have them as close as possible to the originals. I cut about 90% of this book with my Cricut. Could not have done it without that machine. Each bear has 5 layers (Outer layers are the Bazzill shiney, 2 layers of white paper that comes in your page protectors, and the center is a layer of cereal boxes or any other type of box I could get my hands on). The cereal box idea came from my friend Heather Bares, she makes a lot of her own little books that way. Thanks, Heather

The only things that were not cut on the Cricut are the rainbows(done with my coluzzle), the clouds (sizzix), and the moon (free handed). I didn't show the backs of each bear, but that is where I put the pictures from her party and the embellishments. Also each bears name is right at the bottom of his tummy. I used the Cricut DS to weld the letters together. I really enjoyed making this book and this is something Emily will have for years to come.


  1. Hi there, Lisa! Love your blog. It's cute, cute! Your care bear cereal box book is precious. I may have to see about making my toddler an elmo book. Neat. See you in February.

  2. Cute project! I love your blog and I want to wish you a wonderful DT year! Thanks for coming to my class last week, it was a pleasure to have you!

  3. Lisa, you know I love that little book you did. You did a great job on it. I think I need you to give me lessons on the Cricut DS software, I have it and have never used it.

  4. Lisa I love this book.It is so cute. Great blog....Can't wait to see more.

  5. Hi Lisa---
    Welcome to the world of "blog'n". I hope you have a fun and creative year on Design Team. I am always so anxious to see what Melissa comes up with but even more so to see what you gals create. Your work is beautiful and I will be able to see more of it this way.....keep'em com'n.........
    Monica D

  6. Hey Lisa -
    Hope everything is coming along with your l/o!

    I wanted you to update your blog so I am tagging you..(ha, ha) check my blog to see what you have to do.

  7. Hello,

    What cartridge did you use for the bears?