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Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday - Teddy Bear style

Hi this is Terri from http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/. Wow where has this year already gone.
A few weeks ago a friend asked me to help her create a cute little "bear" theme for her son's 1st birthday. She also owns a cricut and wasn't too failure with it. So I told her to come over and we would play I mean create something. We brain stormed for a while and came up with what she wanted.

This took us a few weeks to put together as it was lots of little things - and then also design changes, waiting for a special product.
The fun thing about the bear is we did laminate him - and I made several extra noses - they used the noses with names on them to play pin the nose on the bear.
The first thing was we found the perfect bear from the BEST cartridge - I mean my new favorite cartridge Teddy Bear on Parade. I cut the bear welcome sign at 15" - and I will admit I cheated. I didn't use a 12x24 paper (as I didn't have brown in that color). I used my gypsy and created the upper section - since I knew the bear would be covered then I just cut the top 1/2 of the bear then the bottom 1/2 of the bear by moving the bear up/down on the mat.

The paper is all printed from the imagine - and what I did was just made little .4" small circles on the screen then colored them differently . She wanted to keep with a royal, teal, green, light blue theme. The shirt comes on the Birthday Bear but not the pants. She wanted little pants (actually her husband said it looked like a skirt w/ the banner). So I found another bear w/ pants and made them and tweaked them slightly on the gypsy.  I knew she was going to use this a few different places/times so I actually cut it out 3 times 2 out of cardstock and 1 out of thin cereal box so it would with stand the different uses.

All the letters are from Birthday Bash cartridge - these on the Welcome banner were cut at 3/4", and the name Brayden cut at 3/4" welded w/ the gypsy.
Next we worked on the Happy 1st Birthday, and I am 1 signs.
We used stock card stock from Michael's - and cut a 5" scallops, 4" circles and 3" letters.

The smaller bears holding the banner are cut at 5".

Now here was the fun fun fun part. We made his cute little T-shirt. It is from a special iron- on printable fabric from Square1 masterpiece. I will say this was so fun making the shirt. We made the #1, Brayden on the little birthday hat too from the same stuff.

I again selected small circles on the imagine at .8" and flood field the circles w/ the different colors. I then cut out the 1 from Birthday Bash that measures at 5.12 x 3.22. (I used the gypsy and then cut it off on my expression). The bear measures at 2" printed again on the iron on fabric. The name Brayden is 1" x 5 long welded. We did use the layer function and I will say this was very easy to put together. Just iron and it was done. The cool thing is it is washable.


We also made the cute little birthday hat. That is also printed iron-on fabric. I will admit I didn't make the bib - my friend did though - using just regular iron on transfer paper. The saying is very cute, "It's about time I got some cake to wash down all that milk". She also printed it on the back of his shirt.

Well I hope you enjoyed this cute little birthday decorations.

Designed By: Terri Szymanski
Machine Used: Cricut Expression, Imagine, and Gypsy

Cartridges Used: Teddy Bear on Parade

Other Materials: Card stock, Square1 master piece printable iron on fabric.
Thanks for stopping buy and Happy Scrappin'


  1. What an AMAZING project! You should send it in to Cricut magazine.

  2. Everything is absolutely FANTASTIC!! Love, love, love the t-shirt. I'm can only imagine the birthday boy was un-bear-ably cute. ;)

  3. I love the teddy bear theme. What an awesome job you did on everything!

  4. What a wonderful birthday ensemble. The darling shirt, the banner, the hat, the decorated high chair - it all adds up to a wonderful and perfect event! Wow!!!

  5. this is absolutely adorable Terri ! What an inspiring thing to post for us to see your creativity in celebrating such a milestone birthday.

  6. OmGosh Terri! This is absolutely fabulous! What a wonderful Birthday display. I love how you used the imagine papers and the bears are just adorable! What a lucky friend to have you helping to make Brayden's 1st birthday so memorable.

  7. What an awesome ensemble! These are each so cute! You are talented my friend!

  8. These are all wonderful!!!

  9. These are all absolutely adorable!

  10. This whole party is precious! I especially love the onesie--- great touch!!

  11. This is fanctastic...glad I bought that cartridge, now I've got some ideas to work with.

  12. What fabulous items you created. I love them all!


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