Monday, April 14, 2014


Bear Easel Card

Hello, my name is Janice and I am new to the  PPbN Design Team. I have scrap booked for over 30 years. I have two sons and two daughters plus two more daughters I claim just because they want me to be their mother, and 11 beautiful grandchildren. I hope you enjoy my first project and if you would like to see the notepad shown in the picture just visit my blog where there are directions for making one.

I use a Cameo Silhouette with the Designer software but you can adjust for your cutter and get the same results.
 I grouped all the pieces and made the black head layer 4.5 x 5.5 by pulling the box around pieces until the black layer was around that size. You can choose any size and adjust rest of the pattern to fit. I did not use the bottom layer because the feet were on it and I wanted to add the feet to inside of card. I used this file/
I put together the layers just didn't place feet on bear head. I added some foam squares to the paws.
I cut a brown card 10 x 4 3/4 inches. I scored at the 2 1/2 in and the 5 in along the long side.
Fold to look like this.
Add adhesive to the bottom 2 1/2 in area, don't go all the way to the outside edge.
 Place head on that lower half with the bottom edges matched up.
 Open card add a lighter color to write on. mine is 3 x 4 1/2. Bend card and decide where you want the feet and attach to card.
I added a banner with Happy Birthday on it. The banner is from the Artist cartridge page 35 cut at 1 1/4in. I used the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday (banner) Happy Birthday Stamp.
Inked with Mocha Mama Quick Quotes Powder puff chalking ink.
 Add foam squares to bottom half of banner.
 Place half way on paws.

Finished card.
This is the notebook cover I made to go with the card for a gift. Directions on my blog.

Materials: Black cardstock
                 brown cardstock
                 white cardstock
                 dark brown cardstock
                 tan cardstock
                 pink cardstock
                 Cricut and Artiste cartridge
                 Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday (banner)
                 foam squares
                 adhesive (glue or scotch runner)


  1. OH Jan you did it again I just love this!

  2. The card is beautiful and to have a matching gift is nothing short of AWESOME!!

    1. Kimberly thank you for your wonderful comment.

  3. Beautiful!! Love your work Jan!

    1. Thank you for the love, I really value your opinion. Miss you Jan.

  4. I love the card, it's adorable. Congratulations on your first Design Team post, you are so deserving. I always enjoy seeing at your creations. <3

    1. Thank you, I am so excited to be on PPbN's design team.

  5. All of your designs are amazing! This one is no exception. Love your work and congratulations on making the design team! :)

    1. Thank you Beth for your kind words.

  6. So cute! Love the step by step pictures.


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