Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Care Bear Ornament Giveaway

Comments are now closed, thanks for looking! I will be posting some of these on etsy if you are interested in a few days ...
I found an "vintage" care bear ornament pattern and have been making them feverishly for a craft fair next weekend. It's been production style and some are in the middle of been sewn, so I thought I'd just show the un-sewn ones for now.
Anyways! I have eight of ten different kinds of care bears I've been working on to giveaway; Grumpy Bear, Birthday Bear, Wish Bear, Sleepy Bear, Good Luck Bear, Cheer Bear and Friend Bear. Each one has some level of hand embroidery and let me tell you all those tiny pieces of felt and then the ironing them on makes each bear a special hour plus project of love. LOL. I used eco felt which is made using 100% recycled plastic bottles and then heat n' bonded each individual piece on. They are about as long as my hand and I have pretty average girl-y hands at that. Tomorrow once the sun starts shining better I'll show you a sewn piece. They have stuffing & sewing all along the outside to give them a little soft plush feel. It's fabulous.They have been withstanding the love & kisses of my 3 year old daughter (she is getting a set for her tree ... soon), but really aren't made for play as much as tree decorations. I even just did this as an activity with some church girls and they suggested placing a key ring on them and having them on their backpacks. I just love the care bears and thought this was a definite unique item to offer up to someone!
And I'd like to give two of them away to someone. Just leave a comment here by tomorrow, December 4th, 12:00 PM (Midnight) EST and I'll post the winner on Friday morning. I'll ship them via priority mail, if you are in another country I'll pay $5 for shipping and if you'd like them I'd need you to cover the rest. Just tell me which care bear was your favorite ... then if you're picked (via random generator) you can pick two of the eight for yourself.
On Friday I will also be offering a fun little fold-out scrapbook ornament tutorial ... I make one of these every year for our tree and have taught others to make them. It's fun having a "journal" of pictures from each year for the kids to see. :)
**Can I add one more thing??? This is really intimidating to do this! Holy cow, what if NO ONE likes these things that I have spent the last two months working on???**

71 comments:

  1. oh wow i love them!! dont worry i'll take them if no one wants them although i doubt that will happen!! =) they are soooo cute!! great job!!

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  2. lol, I'm with giveaway diva on that. They're so cute! Honestly, I don't know which my favorite care bear is. We didn't watch TV when I was a kid, and I think in general, I was a bit younger than the Care-bear craze, or at least, I wasn't into fads at that point... I'm not sure, but I love them because care-bear was my family nickname as a kid.

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  3. Adorable! I loved my care bear as a kid. I had the birthday bear but funshine bear was my favorite. Very cute!

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  4. The Care Bears are adorable! The only one I remember from my childhood was the one with the rainbow on the tummy. They were so cute!

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  5. Very cute. Tenderheart bear was the bear I had when I was little!

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  6. Oh, man, those are cute. I'll bet it DID take a ton of work and patience to make them.

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  7. Wow, enter me in, I have got two girls that would love them, heck my two sons would even love one!! Very nice, job well done!!

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  8. I love the tenderheart bear! I'll love to win that for my sister..

    Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail.com)

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  9. I love the green one with the shooting star! Great job!

    H.S.
    tan.huishan@gmail.com

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  10. Definitely the Sleepy Bear! So cute.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Melody
    mel_88_88@hotmail.com

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  11. Birthday Bear is adorable! Then again, i love them all!

    dancerinthemaking@gmail dot com

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  12. I remember my dad taking me to see the care bears movie when I was young and being so happy as it wasn't like my dad to go to the movies and certainly not for a kids film. I never had a favourite but I'm sure winning a couple could change that! ;)

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  13. Oh My~ I HAVE to have these ornaments!! They're the cutest thing (besides my daughter) I've seen all morning!!!

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  14. Those are adorable! Brings back memories.

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  15. My daughter is a Care Bear collector and would love this!

    Sandy in NJ
    Pecsan114@optonline.net

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  16. oh my goodness my 2 year old daughter would be soooo thrilled to get the sunshine bear she has a stuffed one she takes everywhere and she is just so in love i pray i win! my e-mail is crunchycrafts@yahoo.coom

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  17. Love them all! They make me wistfull for my childhood.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  18. Those are really cute! I use to have a Share Bear, I think its the one with the milkshake on its stomach. I can't remember all the well!

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  19. Trust me, people will ADORE them! They're amazing. Thanks so much for doing this. Please enter me? My favorites were always the Care Bear Cousins, to be honest... Brave Heart and the rest. If I had to choose a favorite Bear, it would probably be Good Luck, or Sleepy or someone. <3

    UntraditionalFairyGodmother[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Those are so retro and fabulous!! Love them!
    kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

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  21. OMG! I love the Care Bears. Those are awesome, I hope I win.

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  22. Just came over from the SMS list - and great (unique) giveaway! Since I'm young enough to be a child of the 80s, I had a bunch of the little figurines (my mom even bought a Care Bear case to put them in, and still has them today!)... So really, I think all of them are my fav, but if I have to pick: Tenderheart Bear! :) These are so super cute, I would probably give them to my mom for a Care Bear tree! (only because I know I'll eventually get them back someday...)

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  23. I had Cheer Bear when I was growing up:)

    These ornaments are great especially because they are made from recycled procuts. Way to go green:)


    punken13@gmail.com

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  24. oh. my. I couldn't choose other than by the pictures on their tummies...I like the one with the cupcake..! My sister is much younger than me, and she was the one really into carebears. I would most likely give them to her as a present if I won :)

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  25. I always loved cheer bear as a kid, but now I try to promote share bear for my daughter who is not always interested in sharing.

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  26. these are adorable! friend bear is my fav!

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  27. My favorite was Funshine bear! My mom even made me a Halloween costume one year!

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  28. Good Luck Bear is the one for me and my daughters!

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  29. Good luck bear is my favourite. I even have a shamrock tattoo.

    Thank you for a chance at the giveaway and have a great holiday.

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  30. I love them! They remind me of my childhood, my dd received a care bare for her bday and she now loves the. I think that it would be so neat to give this to her! Thank you for all of your hard work!

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  31. sweet!!

    jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I love good luck bear! How cute these are! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. YOu are amazing! I just found your site and it is definitely getting bookmarked. Those carebears--WOW! My girls would freak for those. And my MIL would love to make those scrapbook ornaments. You are a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. These are ADORABLE!!!! I love them. And I know the perfect person on my Christmas list who will love them too!! I never really had a favorite Care Bear but thought they were all great. My sister's favorite was sleepy bear. He was her favorite stuffed toy all through her growing up years.

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  35. Birthday Bear was always a favorite at our house.

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  36. Those are so cute! I think my favorite was the one with the heart, whose name I can't remember!
    For the longest time, my oldest had the blue baby bear. He loved him so much.

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  37. I like the cupcake bear best - great job!

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  38. Too bad for anyone that doesn't like them. More chances for those that do to win.
    They are very cute. The cupcake and the star are my favourite

    Bec

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  39. When I was little a loved funshine bear! My little girl loves the cupcake one (birthday bear)! How fun we would be honored if we won!

    ;-)Brooke

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  40. i lvoe care bears!!
    enter me in!!

    glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. When my daughter was little she had a Friend Bear who went everywhere with her. She's now 28 and I know she'd love to have Friend Bear.

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  42. These are precious - I love tenderheart and birthday bear - all are neat though. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

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  43. Just so sweet...the green with the rainbow and the brown one with the red heart are my daughter's favs...thanks

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  44. They are cute! Please count me in! And the scrapbook ornament tutorial sounds awesome!

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  45. Holy cow!! 46 comments already?! You are smoking!! Great job on those ornaments. They look soooo cute. I can't wait to see you at the craft fair. Count me in on the giveaway too. Who wouldn't want one of your cute care bears!

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  46. Those are cute! LOve funshine.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  47. I love them! I must have grumpy bear!

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  48. Oh my goodness, my sister would LOVE these. Her nickname has always been carebear and she loves them. This is her first Christmas as a married woman and I would love to win these to give to her to put on her first tree. PLEASE PICK ME!!!!! Thanks for being so generous!

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  49. They are seriously very cool. I love them :-) Pick me, I'm happy to help pay postage.

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  50. How could someone NOT like those Care Bear ornaments? You have done an EXCELLENT job on them.

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  51. My friend died earlier this year and left behind twin daughters age 24. One of the girls, Sylvia is special needs. She happens to love care bears more than anything in the world. I'd love to get these for her as a gift.

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Kali

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  52. They are great! My little one's birthday is a few days after Christmas so I'd have to go with Birthday Bear and Wish Bear. Love them! Beth

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  53. The little Irish bear with the shamrock.

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  54. My favorite was Sunshine bear & the green one with the clover :)

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  55. I don't know the names of the bears (didn't see them growing up in Estonia) but I do love the green one with rainbow :)

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  56. i think that they are super cute...my favorite was Care A Lot Bear when I was little...enter me ...thanks...

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  57. These are great! My two year old has just discovered Care Bears, and it's so much fun watching her enjoy something that I used to love! My favorite was the rainbow bear (I can't remember the name). Hers is the little bear with the star! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  58. I really like the ornament. What a neat idea. Also my daughter is totally into the CareBears right now!
    Thanks for your generosity and joining give-away day!

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  59. oooh, super cute & creative! thanks!

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  60. Oops, I think I may have missed the deadline! If not, I really like the bear with the little flowers. They're all cute actually! Even if I can't be entered, great work!

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  61. Cute bears I love the brown bear so much

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  62. I don't know if I could pick a favorite. They're all so cute! My son has a sleepy bear blanket that he loves, so I guess I'd have to go with that. Good luck! They are adorable!

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  63. thanks for taking part in this wonderful holiday giveaway~~

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  64. It is so hard to say which was my favorite. the memories these resurrect are just wonderful. thank you. please include me in your drawing. i would be very honored to "care" for 2 of your bears.

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  65. Count me in, would be great on Christmas gifts!

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  66. Wow I love Care Bears, my kids always called my dad Grumpy Bear he still doesn't know with the greats calling him that... Anyways I would love to win 2 of them, each year I give each grandchild a new ornament... Winning these I'll only have to get 4 more ornaments..
    Happy Holiday....

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