“Love” Treat Bear

Materials

  • Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Ivory Cardstock
  • Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Day Collection Papers: Oh My Stripe, Cheerful Stripe
  • Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Day Collection Element Stickers
  • The Twinery Baker’s Twine: Honeydew, Blossom
  • Hobby Lobby Mini Wooden Basket with Handle
  • Filler of choice

Tools

  • The Cat’s Pajamas Honey Bear Stamp Set
  • Ink Pads: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Markers
  • Delta Creative Ceramcoat Butter Cream Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, liquid glue, foam dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, 1/16” hole punch, sponge dauber, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint wooden basket Butter Cream; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Apply lines of liquid glue along one long side of basket and adhere Honeydew twine in back-and-forth fashion. Press twine to glue until set, if needed. Repeat on opposite side of basket. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Cut Ivory 3”x4” tag. Cover tag with word paper; cut narrow striped strip and adhere to bottom. Sponge tag edges with Tea Dye ink.

STEP 4

  • Stamp Tuxedo Black bear onto Ivory cardstock. Using photo as guide, color image with markers. Detail cut bear and adhere to tag with foam dots. Adhere sentiment sticker to tag.

STEP 5

  • Punch hole in center top of tag. Using Blossom twine, tie tag to basket handle. Place filler in basket.

Tip

  • 1. Fruit and veggie cans, mini cereal boxes, and other recyclables make perfect treat packaging, too.
by Carolyn King
“Love” Treat Bear
“Love” Treat Bear