Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file and Tutorial

Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file and TutorialAnother Saturday morning comes around and you can find my dog Rocko and I in my craft room playing with paper.  On this particular Saturday my husband and son went to run errands so Rocko’s brother Ollie decided he should sit at the top of the stairs and bark for me to come up and keep him company.  I had to go up and give them each a pupperoni treat to settle them down before I could get back to creating.  

I just love bears and have been creating a lot of svgs with them in different poses LOL.  I’ll try to start changing things up a bit for you but they’re just so cute!!!  Today’s creation comes with numbers so you can make an age card or a scrapbook page for a special birthday!  

Be sure to get the other free Birthday Bear svgs on our blog in addition to this one because they follow the same theme and you can use them together to make a great page set!

Birthday Bear with Balloons and Birthday Bear with Cake also Birthday Bear Dancing on Balloon

You can pose him in any position to go with the number you are celebrating and personalize him.

 Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file and Tutorial Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file and Tutorial

Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file and Tutorial  

Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file

First of all, start by cutting out all the pieces in the file.   You’ll need a cutting machine such as a Silhouette or Cricut.  I have the Silhouette Cameo and love it!  I would highly recommend it, the possibilities of what you can make are endless!

Next I shaded the edges with my ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad.


I LOVE these because of how easy they are to use and the look that I get from them.  Choose a darker color than the paper so they shadow nicely, and brush the chalk over the edges, if there are corners you have trouble getting into you can chalk up a Q-tip and use that.

Next I ink up a Pom Pom on a clip with pink ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad and highlight the cheeks.


One more tip I’d like to impart…after trying many types of glue I recommend Art Institute Glitter Designer glue, it dries clear and has a little give, a lot of glues I’ve tried once you lay it down you can’t move it…this is a fast drying glue but you can move it around right after you place it and I rarely get my pieces perfect the first time LOL.  I use it with the Art Glittering System Ultra Fine Metal Tip for a more precision placement.  Be sure you don’t accidentally grab your sewing pin and stop up the glue with it….I can say from experience that the pin rusts and turns the glue rust and black colored LOL.

Time to put him together!  It’s always good to do a dry run first to see where to glue, therefore making it easier to glue him together.

Finishing touches…

Finally, I add some highlight lines with a white Uni-ball Signo Angelic UM-120AC Gel Ink Pen 0.7 mm and he’s ready for your page, card, or wherever you’d like to put him!


Click to download the Birthday Bear with Numbers free SVG file.

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