Ballerina Onesie Card Tutorial
I’m very excited to be part of the design team for The Cutting Cafe. This will be my first post that will feature one of their products. I love using cut files and digital stamps as they save me lots of time making my life just a little bit easier. We can always use something like that can’t we? Well The Cutting Cafe has so many great cutting files and Digi Stamps it was really a hard choice but I had to start with something and I decided to use their Onesie Shaped Card Template. I used this one to make birthday party invitations for my daughter's 5th birthday which was a party at her dance studio where they all were able to dance with an instructor. I made 28 of these cards in no time with the help of their cutting files and my cutting machine.
- Cutting Machine (Sizzix, Cricut, Pazzles, Boss Kut, etc) with Software
- OR Vector Viewing/Editing Software, a Printer, and Scissors
- Desktop Publishing Software
- I personally use SVG files with a Cutting Machine and Compatible software for the machine.
- The tutorial will focus if needed on SVG files, if you use another format included you should be able to adjust where needed.
- If you don’t have a cutting machine you can use the PDF and SVG files to print them to your printer and use scissors to cut them out, you will have to adjust where needed for this.
Other Products Used
- Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
- Black Card Stock
- White Card Stock
- Black with Polka Dots Card Stock
- Pink with Glitter Embellishments Tulle Fabric
- 3/8" wide White Lace
- Small and Medium Adhesive Faux Rhinestones
- Recollections Handmade Floral Embellishments - White
- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue - Crystal (SGG01782)
- Ranger Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink (LPL02024)
How To Make The Card
- Using black card stock cut the FOLDED ONESIE.svg file at the default size which came out at 4 3/16” wide by 5” tall with my machine.
- Using a desktop publishing software print on white card stock print your insert sentiments. The Cutting Cafe included several pre-written inserts that you can print and cut how you see fit. If you go that path skip right to step 3 when you completed your insert.
- Make sure you keep track of your insets from the edge for cutting
- You can use the text shown in the photo if you are doing a dancing party or choose your own
- At the default size on my machine the narrowest area was 2 3/8" wide, you will need to keep your text within bounds of the insert so as not to cut your text off
- Using the blank insert vector image inside the BLANK INSERT AND OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS FOR ONESIE.svg file make sure you set the insets to match what you did in step 2 and place your white card stock with your sentiment on the cutting pad to match how you set up your insets in step 2 and cut. Don’t worry if you don’t get it perfect on your first time, just use an error to learn where you measured correctly and try again.
- Using black with polka dots card stock cut the TOP ONESIE.svg at the default size which came out at at 4 3/16” wide x 5” tall with my machine.
- Center and then glue your insert inside the bottom portion when the card is opened.
- Line up the edges and then glue your top polka dots cover to the front of the card when it is closed.
- Using the Crystal colored Stickles glitter glue add a little sparkle to three white floral embellishments, when dry glue them to make a collar on the onesie.
- Attach a small rhinestone to the middle of each floral embellishment
- You make the Tutu by cutting a 6” by 5” piece of pink tulle fabric
- I used tulle fabric that had glitter embellishments on it to add a bit of sparkle.
- Fold it in half so that it is 3” by 5”.
- Using a 1/4" stitch along the fold to gather the tulle fabric it a width of about 3 1/4" wide across the fold.
- Take your newly created Tutu and glue the stitch section only across the waste of the onesie which is about 2 1/4" up from the bottom. Once it has dried, you can make sure the Tutu is nice a poofy.
- Cut a 3/8" wide piece of white lace ribbon to a length of 3 1/4".
- I choose a lace ribbon that included a pink accent ribbon weaved in.
- Attach two medium rhinestones to the middle of the onesie to make faux buttons.
- Using the Petal Pink colored Liquid Pearls draw 3 scallops on the end of each sleeve.
Well that's all I have for you this time. I hope you enjoyed making this card and as always I hope you will make your own embellishments and unique tweaks to make it your own. If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.
Have a great day!