This is My Little Black Dress Onesie and Matching Card


Several months ago I bought some black onesies so I could decorate them using heat transfer vinyl.  I went on to other things and the onesies just sat — until Bitten by the Bug 2 posted their Fashion Challenge.  That was the push I needed to get the onesies done.  And when I finished with the onesies (I made a 6 mos size and a 12 mos size), I made a matching card.  Now I have a couple of gift sets ready when I need them.


I saw this phrase on a onesie on the Internet a long time ago and always thought it would be fun to do.  I cut all the vinyl with my Cricut, using Design Studio to lay out everything.  For the necklace, I brought a cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge into Design Studio to use as a guide.  I enlarged the design until it fit the neck of the onesie.  I then took circles from George and laid them along the contour of the necklace, making sure they touched so I could weld them. Once I had circles completely covering the necklace shape, I deleted the necklace so that all was left was a string of pearls.  I cut this from white flock vinyl, so it has a fuzzy feel to it.

I used a variety of cartridges for the letters — sort of felt like I was putting together a ransom note.  I used Don Juan for the “this is my” and “dress” cuts.  I used Forever Young for “black” and Graphically Speaking for “little”.  I cut these out of white and pink glitter vinyl.

When cutting heat transfer vinyl, you have to remember to mirror the images.  I had no problem mirroring the words  “little” and “black” —  just had to check the “flip shapes” button in Design Studio.  But because I was putting the other words together myself using individual letters, I was having issues getting the words to mirror.  I finally figured out if I typed the words in backwards and then checked the “flip shapes” button that it worked.

I used Life’s a Party for the onesie card.  I welded two of the shadow bases together at the shoulders.  I embossed the black layer using my Cuttlebug and a 5″ x 7″ folder from the Once Upon a Princess Companion Set that has little roses all over.

The label on the front of the onesie is from the Phrases cartridge.  Because the lettering is so thin, I cut it from pink vinyl and used transfer tape to put it on the scalloped ovals.  I added a couple of glittery flowers that I picked up at a Tuesday Morning store a while ago.  I used 3 white dot embellishments that I got in one of Joann’s $1 bins for the snaps on the onesie.

For the inside of the card, I cut a white layer and inked the edges and then I stamped an image from a stamp I have in my stash.

  • Cricut cartridges – Don Juan, Forever Young, George & Basic Shapes, Graphically Speaking, Life’s a Party, Phrases
  • Cuttlebug – Once Upon a Princess Companion Set
  • Heat transfer vinyl
  • Assorted embellishments


  1. OMG, this is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!! Already a little fashionista in the making. Love, love, LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  2. This is absolutely the most adorable onesie I’ve ever seen. You could make a fortune selling these. I wish I knew someone with a baby girl. Thanks for sharing your project with us at BBTB2.

  3. This is just adorable. You do a wonderful job. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  4. wow, I LOVE this!!! What a fabulous project, so clean and professional. Excellent job. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


  5. Charlotte C says:

    I saw this on the Cricut MB and had to run to your blog to see more! I don’t understand how you used vinyl for the onesie. So this onesie isn’t washable, is that it? I would love more info on making this as my daughter is expecting a little girl in September and this would be so perfect. Thank you.

  6. this is just a wonderful project, love the black and white, hugs

  7. Adorable onesie and card! Such a fabulous and unique project! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  8. Charlotte — This onesie is washable. I used heat transfer vinyl, which is made for this type of application. You apply it with heat — an iron or a heat press. If you have any questions, send me a PM on the Cricut MB and I will be happy to help you.

  9. OMGosh this is just about the cutest little onsie I’ve ever seen!!! I love it so much and it just makes me smile. The matching card is just as adorable. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 😉

  10. Oh wow this is absolutely fantastic! Love them both so much! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2

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