Monday, August 5, 2013

Mini Story Book - The Adventures of Ben the Bear

Hi there everyone! For many years I've had the desire to write a children's book. I'll get to it someday. This project is baby steps towards writing. I've posted the story on and said I would have the details on how I created it here on my blog.

Mini Book Base: 6 x 6 chip board with all the designer paper cut at the same size.
Mini Book Design: The hinge design comes from Kathy Orta at
All Ben the Bears are cut at 3 inches.

     Letters: Cuttin' Up Cricut cartridge cut at 1 inch.
     Bear: * Teddy Bear Parade (the base bear). I used the jacket and pants from the Leprechaun Bear.
     Forest: Campin Critters (pg. 61) cut at 3 inches.
     Paper: Cloud Paper from October Afternoon "Good Day Sunshine"
     Clouds: Create a Critter 2 cut at 1 inch
     Sun: Create a Critter cut at 1 1/2 inches
Page 1
     Bear: Fishing
     Dog: Create A Critter 2 (pg. 71) cut at 2 inches
     Bone: Fussy Cut
     Paper Base: DCWV
     Lake: Campin' Crittters (pg. 64) cut at 3 inches.
     Fish: Boys Will Be Boys (pg. 62) cut at 1 1/2 inches.
Page 2
     Bear: Pirate
     Bear: Mermaid cut at 2 3/4 inches
     Treasure Box: Life is a Party (pg. 24) cut at 2 inches
     Verbage: "Pirate's Life's for Me" Life's is a Party (pg. 34)
                    "Aaarg" Life is a Party (pg. 44)
Page 3
     Bear: Cowboy
     Fence: Martha Stewart punch
     Horse: Create a Critter 2 (pg. 47) cut at 2 3/4 inches
     Sunrise: Country Life (pg. 72) cut at 3 1/2 inches
     Grass: Cut with Martha Stewart Shears.
     Phrase: Country Life "The Country Life"  (pg. 72) cut at 1 inch (no shadow feature used).
Page 4
     Bear: Clown
     Circus Tent: Create A Critter (pg. 55) cut at 2 1/2.
     Balloons: Martha Stewart Punch
     Ribbon: Offray
     Cat: (lion) Create A Critter (pg. 29) cut at 2 1/2.
     Ball: Create A Critter (pg. 56) cut at 1 inch
Page 5
     Bear: Bathtime (I inked the middle piece of his towel)
     Bear: Bear Base cut at 1 1/2 inches.
     Heart: Punch
     Moon: Campin' Critters (pg. 39) cut at 2 inches


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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs and hope you have a sun shiny day.

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