How to make a torn paper teddy bear card topper

27 May 2021
In this tutorial Michelle Powell shows you how to make a cute torn paper teddy bear topper for your cards and scrapbooking from her book Twenty to Make: Tags and Toppers...

This versatile teddy bear topper makes a great addition to a baby or child's birthday card! Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to make your very own adorable teddy bear – happy crafting!


This tutorial is from Twenty to Make: Tags and Toppers by Michelle Powell, Search Press. If you love this project you can get the book from our online shop WITH an automatic 10% off just for being you, PLUS free UK P+P! 

Teddy bear card topper tutorial

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You will need


  • Coloured card
  • Organza ribbon
  • Chalks


  • Tiny hole punch
  • Small circle punch
  • Die-cutting machine and embossing folder
  • All-purpose glue
  • 3D foam pads

Download template

Top tip! You can also decorate a tag with a torn teddy. Make the head in the same way and tear a larger semi-circle for the body. Add a knot of ribbon for a bow tie.


  1. Trace and transfer the templates given on to the back of coloured card.
  2. Tear out each piece in turn, tearing away from you so that the front of the card has a nice torn edge.
  3. Chalk the edges of each piece and chalk on the cheeks. Punch tiny holes for eyes.
  4. Punch a small circle and cut it in quarters, using one to make a nose. Stick in place using a 3D foam pad and add a pencil line to the muzzle.
  5. Cut a 3.5cm (1½in) square of card and emboss it using an embossing folder in a die-cutting machine. Alternatively use ready-embossed or patterned card.
  6. Wrap the square with ribbon and knot at the top. Assemble the teddy using 3D foam pads for dimension.

The teddy design is so easy to transform into a cute panda. Use a black and white colour scheme and add two small, torn kidney shapes for the black panda eyes. Add a punched blossom to complete the transformation!

If you enjoyed making this charming project, you can find lots more amazing designs and inspiration from Twenty to Make: Tags and Toppers! Or for more crafty projects, check out our blog where you can learn how to make a mindfulness jar and lots more!

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