These are cards I received in demonstrator-only swaps and they really are just the cutest things going and SO easy to make. Deb F is the creator of the pink one and Angel B. made the green one. The idea's been around for a bit, but it is always a WOW. Having had to pry them out of people's hands so I could go home after workshops, I decided to post them here so they won't "fall" into anyone else's purse.
All you do is stamp or wheel a blank piece of cardfront-sized cardstock (4.25x5.5) with whatever small baby-style images you want. Then use your large circle punch (upside down, remember) to make the neck line. You can either use the same circle to carve out the two leg openings, as shown in the celery sample, or hand cut your own, as shown in the pink sample.
To make the slanting sides, I would reccomend cutting one side the way you want it, then taking the piece you cut off and using it backwards as a pattern to make the other side match exactly. You cannot expect me to EVERYTHING for you!
Other CUTE touches include the bib (scallop circle punch) and crotch "snaps" (the line of dotted circles from One of a Kind). Sponging the edges also adds dimension. I wouldn't reccomend the ribbon rosette if you plan to mail your invitations/announcements, because it's really bulky--but super cute. I also own another swap that is pretty much the same idea only they didn't make the leg openings, so it was a little dress. And the new scallop border punch is so perfect for that it just isn't funny. Add a little pocket and people will be crying, it's so cute. The very thought makes me verklempt.
You can stamp an announcement in the blank area on the back, or, if you plan ahead, you can run the cardfronts through the printer, making sure that you centered the info so that when you punch out the neck and leg holes and cut the sides, you won't cut off the last couple letters of little Herkimer or Hepsibah's name.
Some of you may be thinking "I have no use for this thing" and that's ok, but stick it back in a corner of your brain, because Someday Somebody Somewhere is going to ask you to host a shower.
You can thank me later.
Love these!!!!!! So cute!!
Posted by: Traci Gentry | 10/02/2008 at 09:13 PM
OHHH, I like the idea of the scallops added to the onesie. TFS
Posted by: Jennifer | 10/03/2008 at 09:16 PM
These are always so cute!! TFS
Posted by: Carmen | 10/04/2008 at 10:17 PM