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. says

    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.

  2. says

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


  3. 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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. Brenda says

    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 😉

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