Sunday, August 12, 2012


a couple friends and i, made these a couple of yrs ago and they were a 'hit'.  i've made these again a few times by myself, and made a template with my notes of instructions.  it's a 'good thing' the way i remember stuff anymore!  (we won't get into that!)

my son and daughter in law are expecting their first baby on thanksgiving of this year and i can't wait to start on the 'planning' with them.  first things first, are these invitations.  be wary, i'll be posting some more 'girly' stuff later on...but...for the invites, here it is!

the first thing you'll need to do if you want your information printed right on the inside..(i prefer), is if you have microsoft word, office, or a card designing software, print off what you want for 2 cards per 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock...this is your card base.  then you'll cut your base at 4 1/4" (this is half of your sheet).

i scored and folded at the halfway pt. which is 5 1/2" .  once folded, at the top of the card.  you need to mark the 'halfway' again, which is 2 1/8".  just a little dot to mark, then putting the top (fold side) into your punch half way and centering that dot....punch out.  this is your neck.

again, punch the corners by putting the 'corner' into the punch allowing the same clearance on both sides to give you your legs.

the template is a pc of cardboard, it is the exact same size as the card which is A-2, or 4 1/4''x 5 1/2''.  i notched the corners  1 3/4"x 1/2'.  this will mark your arms. with a straightedge and an exacto knife, i cut out the side of the onesie to the corner of the leg you've punched out. 

here is where you use your scallop punch.  i cut a circle in my pattern paper first, then center it in the scallop punch so it's equal all the way around.  cut in half and you use both halves... of course you'll need another because you need 3.  just use the other on the next card.

i've had these cuttlebug dies forever. i've made alot of cuts with these.  they're probably one of my 'most used' dies i have.  i love them!  using the same patterned paper, i cut another scalloped circle with white cardstock circle in the center.  embossed with swiss dots folder, then pop dotted the little elephant in the center.  also i bordered the sleeves with the punch you see in the background.  i don't know the name of this one but it's from 'STAMPIN UP'. 

i need to go shopping for some baby buttons.  i know i have some around here somewhere, but do ya think i can find them?  (sigh)...there i go again, not remembering stuff!  i hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you make some.  i'd love to see your pics.  thanks all!  stay tuned for some more 'baby girl stuff' in the near future!



shelly said...

adorable kat i too just love those little animal dies. awesome tutorial thanks!
you left a question on my blog regarding a chimney on my santa card. thats the shift cut from the santa on simply charmed cartridge. have a great weekend!

Patti said...

Love this!! I think your blog is great and have awarded you the LIEBSTER Award! Check it out at

Stacy H-W said...

This is super cute!! What a great idea! Love it. Hugs, Stacy H-W

Sharon Sutton said...

This is beyond cuteness!!!! Very lovely work and excellent instructions.