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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Carts with Fonts list updated for October 2013

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Teddy Bears in Oz Blog Hop

Welcome to the Teddy Bears in Oz Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Paulette at Around the Block with Scrapalette

We are featuring teddy bears created from the Cricut Lite cartridge Teddy Bear Parade dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz. Fun, right?

I'm a little nervous because this is my first Blog Hop everrrrrrrr!!!

If you are just joining us, start your journey down the yellow brick road at RockinRenee's blog: I came, I saw, I created.

The character I am sharing with you today is Glinda the Good Witch of the North.

Here's my inspiration:

And here's my bear:

I cut the bear out at 4" and dug through my daughters Barbie doll clothes and found a ball gown I cut up for the top layer. (No trauma involved. When I asked her if it was OK if I sacrificed one of Barbie's ball gowns she just rolled her eyes...

Maybe because she's 16!!!!) :)

For the gown I used the Queen of Hearts costume on Teddy Bears Parade. It's the 5th key on the top row of the cartridge.

For the "puffy" sleeves I actually used the top layer of the dress which I rotated 180 degrees and welded it to the base layer of the dress. (I first used Hide Contour to hide the heart and the ruffle.)

I wanted Glinda to be all sparkly so as well as the sparkles that were already on Barbie's ball gown I also used glittered cardstock for the other layers of the dress. Here's a close up:

Instead of using the wand (or I guess it's a scepter) from the Queen of Hearts I created my own using a rectangle and star from Cricut Craft Room Basics.

Hope you like her!!!

Thank you for joining us today. The complete file to recreate The Wizard of Oz character bears can be found at the starting blog. Your next visit down the yellow brick road is at paper, craft & scissors

And here is the complete blog list in case you follow the wrong path:

1. I came, I saw, I created

2. Melody Lane Designs

3. Stamp, Cut, Create!

4. A Day in the Life of a Horse Bunny

5. Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker

6. Sara W. Andrews

7. Around the Block with Scrapalette

8. The Cricut Lover's guide to Design Studio  (that's me!)

9. paper, craft & scissors