July 24, 2009

The Gift of Giving – Baby Onesie Card

I have been wanting to try out THIS onesie card for ages! Cute huh? This card is actually a gift to be re-gifted. My BFF Rebecca is working on a crocheted blanket for a new baby. She couldn’t find the pink yarn she usually uses so she went with peach, I made the card to co-ordinate by using blush cardstock. Yes, Rebecca, this card is for you!! Fun making these, there is so much you can do, such a fun blank slate. I girlie’d it up a lot with patterned paper, lace and a sweet die cut on the shirt. A boy version would be fun too!

I started with a 4.25x11” sheet of cardstock for a top fold card. I used a Nestability, 1 5/8” diameter for the neckline. I should have made note of the diameter of the scalloped circle for the collar, nuts. I just marked the neckline center and glued on the circles, honey pie onesiemade sure they were even, then trimmed away the excess after. You can make both collar pieces from one circle if you wish. The sleeve dimensions are 1 7/8” opening, 1/2” underarm seam. The sideseam is drawn in after you cut the  leg holes. Just connect the corner of the leg hole to the underarm. I won’t give you the diameter of the leg openings because I might try them a bit smaller next time, not sure yet. They are offset, not perfect quarter-circles. I rounded the corners of the leg holes, they were very sharp points before.

The decoration on the chest is a die cut from Honey Pie by Cosmo Cricket. I added a teeny bow and the wing, which is a separate die cut piece, was glued at the fixed end with a foam dot lifting the wing tip. The three little onesie buttons were coloured with a peach-y Copic marker to make them peach instead of beige.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamps and Ink:
Oh dear, another one! NONE
Paper: blush CS-SU!, Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie DP and die cut
Accessories: Bella bauble (neckline)-Stamping Bella, buttons-Jesse James, Nestabilities, foam dots-Jody Morrow,  lace, ribbon-stash

1 comment:

Alex said...

Love your Onesie version with the larger circles for the leg holes. What nestability size did you use please?

Thanks for sharing.

Alex from England x