Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- Cele"BEAR"ation

Welcome to Funky Cards and 
Cooking With Cricut's Cele"BEAR"ation Blog Hop! 

All month long CWC has been inspiring its followers with wonderful cele"BEAR"ation projects in honor of CWC’s first blog-aversary.  The fun  continues today with our blog hop!!  If you arrived here from Karla's blog you’re in the right place!  If you happened here by chance, you can start back at the beginning by clicking on the icon above or by clicking HERE.

Our theme for today’s party is bears and/or celebrations.  My project is all about BEARS and celebrating TEACHERS!!  

I put together a book about bears that parents/guardians could give to teachers at the end of the school year to say thank you.  This book can be used as a school project next year and years to come when the teacher is doing a unit on animals (bears).  He or she can photocopy any or all of the pages for his or her students so that they can make their own books:) 

Using the DLTK's Teddy Bear Printables For Kids website (click HERE) and my Cricut Expression, I created a variety of activity pages.  The coloring pages, like the one on the top right end, was made using mini sharpies.  Just replace the cutting blade with a Cricut color pen or mini sharpie and trace any Cricut image that you want.  This bear is from the Create a Critter  Cricut cartridge (6.5").  I added several coloring pages to this book using this method but did not show all the pictures here.

Have you ever noticed the portrait button on your Cricut Expression?  It is located on the top left corner just to the right of the display screen.  I used the portrait button with the mini sharpies to trace the letters KOALA using the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge.  These cute Koalas will be cut out and become a stick puppets:)

On the left, the child can create his own Bear-ific story.  On the right, the child can see how many words he or she can make from the words "Cuddly Teddy Bear." 

You can make your book for any age child!  This one is geared towards younger children but you get the idea.   

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.

**Blog Candy**
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 in this hop.

Thanks for joining our cele"bear"ation!  Now it's time to head to Maria Elena's blog to see what she has cooked up for you.  Knowing Maria Elena, it will be Beary- Awesome!!!!

Here’s our list of hoppers today, just in case you lose your way:

Madison (Me!) 
Maria Elena (next)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Madison, what a great idea this is! And, it looks awesome!


  2. So cute! And what a great idea! I'm an early childhood teacher and I know my kids would absolutely love this!!

  3. Cute journal Madison.

    Smiles Sher

  4. This is really cute. Love the bears!

  5. This is SO creative! You put alot of thought and work into this. Great job

  6. This is fantastic!!!! My kids would LOVE this - I may have to "scraplift" this idea from you and create a couple - I homeschool and this is PERFECT!

  7. WOW Madison, how creative is that? Love it. You are amazing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  8. Madison, I've said this before and I'll say it again -- you are ONE INCREDIBLY TALENTED gal! What an incredible gift for a teacher -- love it!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

  9. What a cool idea.
    I'm going to make a book similiar for my daughter and son's graduation party. I'll decorate the front cover and it will be "Words of Wisdom" for the graduates. I'm gonna do one for each of them.
    You are such an amazing young lady with such cool ideas. I hope you know how many possibilities are open to you in the future. Never limit yourself Madison.

  10. This was a 'beary' fun hop! LOL! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Great project and wonderful gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  12. What a great project Madison and great idea for people like Nita that homeschools her kids!! You are coming up with some ingenious ideas!!

  13. madison, this is so cute!!!! I just love it and my 4yr old loves the idea.

    -- dalis

  14. Wow - how creative! I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  15. Wow Madison, this is a great idea!

  16. Once again, Madison, FABULOUS!

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  18. Love your Bear activity book.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  19. That's an awesome idea!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  20. Great job. I love this project.

  21. What a cute journal! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  22. Amazing project! The kids are sure to love this!

  23. How creative!!

  24. Love the bear activity book. Very clever.

  25. You are super creative! I love this idea, wonderful!



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