Build-A-Bear Single Ladies

Stampin up build a bear girl

SDC13117-2 Whether you prefer Beyonce's or Justin Timberlake's Saturday Night Live version of "Single Ladies," these charming Build-A-Bear "single ladies" are strutting their stuff today.  Since the Grammy Awards aired, this song relentlessly runs through my head . . . "oh, oh, oh," here we go again . . . "All the Single Ladies, All the Single Ladies . . . "

Whenever I use the Stampin' Up! Build-A-Bear dies, I feel like a kiddo assembling paper dolls.  It's great fun to mix and match designer paper, clothing and accessories.  Each card today makes a "fashion statement" and is personalized for my grandnieces, Melina and Eleni.  Let's start with Melina's card today.  I'll share Eleni's details tomorrow.

Stampin up build a bear top note die


  • Stampin up build a bear welcome neighbor designer paper A light bulb moment for me!  I realized I could snip out the house from Welcome Neighbor Designer Series (a Sale-A-Bration free gift) and "open" the door.  It's the perfect scale next to my bear for a play house.
  • Layering over the Top Note Die (in Bermuda Bay Textured Card Stock), gives a zippy contrast.
  • Small designer series prints work beautifully to mirror fabric.  To dress my bear, I used a wee heart pattern from Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper (shirt) and a polka dot from Bermuda Bay Designer Series (skirt).
  • Need a quick hat?  I adhered Large and Small Ovals of Pumpkin Pie card stock with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.  A flower (Boho Blossoms Punch) and bling (Circle Rhinestone Brad), complete the look.
  • Get a big, bold monogram with Stampin' Up!'s Exclusive Alphabet Simple Bigz Dies.  I cut my "m" twice.  First in Welcome Neighbor paper and second in On Board Chipboard.  Precise fit and 3-D vavoom!

BUILD-A-BEAR SPECIAL OFFER!  For every $20 spent on products from the Stampin' Up! Build-A-Bear Workshop
Collection, receive a coupon (item 121105) for $5 off a $25 purchase at
any Build-A-Bear Workshop store.  Ends April 30, 2010.

STILL GOING STRONG:  Sale-A-Bration (thru March 31). 
For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a
free Sale-A-Bration stamp set (over 80 gift options), the
amazing new Scallop Trim Punch or darling Welcome Home Designer Series Paper (used with today's card).  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

NOTE:  All Build-A-Bear products used are available in the Occasions Mini on pp. 39 & 40.  However, not all images are shown.

Beary lovely sizzlits die stampin pretty


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Beary best wishes stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Beary Nice Wishes (118050, interior sentiment not shown), Tiny Tags (118091 Wood-Mount, 118592 Clear-Mount–tiny flower behind door)
Paper:  Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper (115684), Bermuda Bay Textured Card Stock (115538, Assorted In Colors), Pumpkin Pie (105117), More Mustard (100946), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Up! Marker (105115)
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Bear Bigz Die (117977), Stampin' Up! Beary Essentials Bigz Die (117978), Stampin' Up! Beary Lovely Sizzlits Die (117987), Stampin' Up! Beary Girl Sizzlits Die (117982), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Large (107305) and Small (107304) Oval Punches, 1/4" Hole Punch (retired), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Alphabet Simple Bigz Dies (115960)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109110, Fire), On Board Long Board Sheets (114320), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. this one is even cuter! i am so excited i want to throw up!

  2. These are just too adorable! I have not gotten any BAB stuff yet, but I think you just pushed me over the edge!

    My niece (she just turned 2) is a huge fan of Single Ladies. You should see her dance…she knows all the moves! 🙂


  3. I KNOW the M card would look wonderful on my desk at work 🙂 xx You continue to amaze me 🙂

  4. I did not think it was possible, but I think I love you a little bit more today after this “single ladies” card! What a cute idea, and I LOVE all the details! You are one detail-oriented mama! I honestly never ever thought that I would ever purchase any Build-a-Bear items, but now you make me want to buy some dies… your creations are adorable! I know you didn’t go into the details of Eleni’s card today, but I love how you incorporated the Pinking Hearts punch on the bear’s sweater. I could go on and on….. but this is getting quite long for a comment! 🙂

    Hooray for Hazel:

    I read every comment and enjoy every word. Thanks. Mary

  5. If you like it, then you’d better put a ring on it….oh, oh, oh…catchy song!!! And super cute bears Mary!

  6. very cute!! 🙂

  7. Melissa Young

    “oh, oh, oh ” so cute!!

  8. super cute m. that song happens to be my ruby’s favroite to dance to…love it!:) these bears are so cute!! great job on them!

  9. I love your “single lady” cards. You definitely know how to step your cards up. Very nice!!! Cheryl

  10. oh my g-d mary, these are the most precious bears i have ever seen in my life!!!!

  11. I love your ladies… how cute. Love that hat!!! I love to use punches to make other things. Hugs,

  12. S~W~E~E~T cards!!

  13. Love those lightbulb moments – the house is adorable next to the bear – and with a door that opens no less! Using the initials is great – too cute!

  14. CUTE!!

    Love the bright colors… unbearably adorable.

  15. Those bears are really stylin’! Very cute!

  16. Mary, this is so sweet! I love those ladies and the colors on the cards are wonderful!

  17. Stop it, stop it, stop it! I cannot fall in love with the BABs! I do not have any friends or relatives who would like a card with these cuties and I’d be taking up time playing with the bears instead of creating “serious cards”. Wait, is that a bad thing?

    (Love those single ladies!)

    Hi Chellie: Honestly, I bought them for ME and am proud of it, Babe. There are lots of ways to share them . . . they aren’t just for little girls (or boys, if you use the rest of the die cuts). Perfect for birthday or a get well (maybe with them holding flowers) for just about any age. Have I convinced you yet?

    Hugs, M

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