Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby Bear Jar

I needed a crafty gift to go along with a little outfit for a friend's baby gift.  With a little Peachy inspiration from their challenge this week, I put a bear as my focal point.  You can find their current challenge here.  And you can find my gift below:

So, the challenge is to use a bear on your 3D object.  I had this plastic jar from The Paper Studio, and thought it would be a great gift to decorate so the mom can put little trinkets or baby toiletries in it and put it on the dresser or changing table.  Decorative and useful--excellent!

The first side has this adorable teddy bear cut from Cricut's Create a Critter.  I hid its face and gave it a new Peachy Keen one with my very new PK-170 Teddy Bear Assortment.  I love this new set!  It's an assortment of all teddy bear faces from 3/8" to 1 3/8"!  For this and the other sides I used some patterned papers from my stash--the baby themed paper is from The Paper Studio, and the other two I have forgotten.  They were in a stack that has been dismantled.  I cut some shapes and frames from Elegant Edges and some phrases from Create a Critter.

I inked the edges of each piece with some chalk inks from Studio G, and added some blingy swirls from Recollections.

I even put a pink blingy swirl on top of the jar.  You can see it peeking at you in these pictures.

I put a tiny pearl from Want to Scrap on the eye of the little birdie and the bling swirling away from its mouth like it's singing.

I hope you liked my jar.  I think it's one of the cutest things I've done in a while--I want to make more!  But time is limited, and the laundry and supper won't wait!  Lol.   But it's fun to play for a little while!

If you have time and want to play in the fun, check out this challenge I'm entering:


  1. Your jar is sooo sweet!BEAUTIFUL job with all the great details and I LOVE your sweet little bear,Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!!:)

  2. What a great baby gift! She will love it! And your little bear is so cute...CAC is one of my favorite carts!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge! :)

  3. This is SO SUPER CUTE! What a great idea for a mom to be and that bear is adorable! I love all the pen work you did on him! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen!

  4. So glad you had time to play and have some fun making this jar! It is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us in the PK challenge!