Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's Teddy Bear Day!

And that's the challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Use a Teddy Bear

I made this card for my hubby's birthday, aka Sugar Bear, using the Teddy Bears on Parade cartridge. This is the "tourist" bear without the camera and an umbrella drink because I wanted to mimic the look of the Dude in the movie, the Big Lebowski, one of my husband's favorite movies.

Brown, black, silver, and cream cardstock
Oval from Art Philosophy cart
Two green papers are from my scraps
Tree pattern is DCWV Green Stack
Metal brads
Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder used on the oval
Sizzix Wild Dashes used on the green background
Foam squares to pop up the oval

In case you'd like to know...

National Teddy Bear Day takes place in the US on September 9th. Initially a US specific holiday this is increasingly being celebrated by bear lovers across the world. There appears to be no record of the origin of this holiday or why this particular date was chosen - perhaps the bears themselves know?

Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history.

We hope you'll join in the challenge this week.

You'll have one week to create your card, layout or altered project using a TEDDY BEAR.  Please be sure to use a die-cut and link your post back to the Die Cuttin' Divas blog site.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super cute, love your bear!!

  2. What a cool dude!! He looks so fabulous in his shades!! Super-fun card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Super Cute, COOL and FUN!! I love it!!...still laughing...
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  4. He is totally a cool dude!! Very nice.

  5. What a super cute card! Love it!

  6. Super cute Pat, Teddy Bear Parade is one of my fave's, to play with, I haven't done all those fun images yet... Now I've got Create a Friend it's just amazing. Don't know what to do next, LOL!

  7. Pat, how adorable and slick is this bear! Reminds me of Tom Cruise sliding across a floor in his shades...haha.
    DT Sister

  8. Hey Pat!! How are you??? I did not know all that info about teddy bears!! Thanks for all the info!! I have been crafting up a storm, so I was posting my latest card, and I wanted to stop by and say HI!! Happy Birthday to your Hubby!! Karen♥


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