Friday, October 16, 2009

Build-A-Bear Magnet Board BC#121

That Build-A-Bear (referred to as BAB) is SO CUTE! I sent a little girl a BAB card on her birthday and her mother said she absolutely loved it and carried it around all day, talking about it. Children love the Build-A-Bear! I have been wanting to make a BAB magnet board for a Christmas gift and ran across one ready made so I snatched it up quickly to use for this project.

First I used Garden Green for the lower portion "grass". I trimmed the top edge with SU's retired Deckle Scissors. Then I wheeled several colors of green with various Jumbo Wheels and punched them out with the Scallop Circle Punch. I used scraps for quite a few of these punchies, and a couple of retired greens snuck into this project! (the beloved Kiwi and Wasabi!) The tree trunk is Soft Suede cardstock run through the Big Shot with the "Distressed" Texturz Plate and then trimmed by hand. These elements were all applied to the magnet board with Snail Adhesive and some Dimensionals on a few of the tree scallops. The sun is the larger scallop circle cut with the Big Shot and the Scallop Circles #2 die. I cut it once then rotated the circle slightly and ran it through again; this cut the scallops into little points. I used YoYo Yellow and then sponged the edges with Summer Sun.

The circular storage containers are great to store the clothes for the Build-A-Bears cut with the Big Shot and the Beary Essentials die. They have a magnetic bottom and are easily removed from the board.


Jumbo Wheels: Cornelli Lace, Whimsey, Texture
Inks: Garden Green, Old Olive
Paper: Soft Suede, YoYo Yellow, Garden Green, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi (retired), Kiwi Kiss (retired); Pawsitively Prints Designer Paper for the BAB clothes.
Tools: Jumbo Handle, Big Shot, Distressed Texturz Plate, Scallop Circles #2 Die, BAB Die, Beary Essentials die, adhesive magnetic sheets for BAB and clothes.

All products except magnet board and containers (c)Stampin' Up!

This was fun to put together. I may want to play with it awhile before I give it away for Christmas! :)

This project is also for today's Blogger's Challenge #121: Alter It! You can see a list of the other challengers here. Not everyone participates every week but they are all talented stampers and you'll enjoy their blogs.

Thanks for visiting today. I always enjoy your comments too! Thanks!

Margaret

22 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is so cute, Margaret! My daughter was standing here when I opened your blog page and of course, loves it! She wants to make one now! LOL! You are such an enabler!
TFS!

Nikki Bond said...

This is soooo cute! I love it!....so very creative! {sMILES}

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!!! What a fun project!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely darling Margaret! I love how you did the leaves on the tree! :D

Connie said...

This is SO awesome, Margaret! I want one for myself! I found some 12x12 metal boards that I can use...I'll be CASING you! Thanks...

Barbara said...

What a fun project. I can see these are going to be VERY popular! So...where do I find a board like this (blank, of course!)?

amycara said...

What fun! Thanks for the wonderful idea!! Too dang cute....

Lori said...

What a great way to use the Build-A-Bear pieces! So fun!

Tami Black said...

I'll admit I made the bear but now I have to make the scene! This is way cool and just too darned cute. If I don't make the scene, I'm going to feel like a failure -- super cute!

Chrissy D said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is so stinkin' adorable! Love it!!! It would be so fun to play with!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Such a great idea for the BAB - love the magnetic board!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Cute and it looks like a lot of fun as well. Love the tree.

Tiffany Bauer said...

OMG!!!! I just love this!! I have been wanting to make one of these too since Convention but have no idea where to find a board like this one!! So where did you find such an awesome find??

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great job, love it!

tonistamps said...

OMG, what a GREAT idea Margaret! I never would have thought of it. This is awesome!

Selene Kempton said...

This is super cute. I made alexis one on a magnetic white board and she won't put it down. :) This is so fabulous!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

OMG! What a GREAT idea! I love that you can change the clothes for each bear--very creative!

Monika said...

So cute...I wanna try making one as well...where did you find that magnetic board???

njburk said...

ADORABLE--I'll be right over (on a plane!!!) so I can dress them up!
How cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Margaret,
Please email me, I have some questions about the board. Thanks for sharing

mkpeasley@mchsi.com

Sharon Steinwand said...

Lovely project!! I have a question about the bear and clothes- did you adhere DSP and SU cardstock to black magnetic sheets to make the clothes? What adhesive works well?
I made a flannel board and bears and clothes from felt - that's a big hit too. I stored the clothes in those little flat metal tins available on the clearance rack.Thanks for sharing!

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