The big week is here!!!


My fav stamp company, Hero Arts, is launching a new look for their website & blog this week. I can’t wait to see the new surprises they have in store for us on July 15th!

To celebrate, the folks over at Hero are being ultra-generous and giving away incredible prizes! Just check out the blog and leave comments every day for your chance to win. Believe me…today’s prize package is amazing and they are giving away not one, but two!

To start off the week, Hero asked some of their web designers and hostesses to create projects inspired by the website. I made a set of five onesies inspired by a T-shirt stamp craft in the archives. It was made by the ever-so-talented Barb Hache a while back. Here’s a sneak peek of the onesies…but go check out the Hero blog for the supply list, a full image, & more info! And don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the prize!


A gift for twins…

A former co-worker of mine recently had twin girls. I hand-stamped a couple of matching onesies (using t-shirt transfer paper as the medium), tied them up in pink bows & placed them in this clear pail that was altered on top with a scalloped design. The scallops were made with my giga Marvy punch & my scalloped circle Coluzzle template.

I made a onesie card to match based on Lauren Meader’s tutorial here.

Hope she likes them!

Baby Gift

Here’s a view from the top of the pail. The stamp is from a Fiskars baby set available at JoAnns.

Baby Gift

Baby Onesie Cards

Lauren Meader has a great tutorial here on her blog on how to make shaped onesie cards. Since I needed to make both a boy & girl baby card over the weekend for friends, I thought I’d try out her template. They were so fun to make, I’m tempted to make a dozen just to keep on hand!

The first is a girl card that used some Pebbles Inc. patterned paper:

Onesie Card #1

The second is for a boy & I used some animal-themed paper I’ve had in my stash for a long time (can’t recall the maker right now). I lost the scallop & just made some plain trim since it was a boy card. 🙂

Onesie Card #2

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamped Onesies…

These are just the cutest things! A friend of mine is due to have a baby girl in a week, and I just had to make a bucket of hand-stamped onesies after I saw this blog entry. I didn’t use the same stamps, but my friend Mimi & I got together and between the two of us had all the supplies that we needed for a complete set. They are actually quite easy to make – but I think it took us at least two hours just to decide on a font & the color scheme. *LOL* We chose bright vivid colors & decorated the pail accordingly.

All shirts were made by first printing out our phrases onto T-shirt transfer paper. (Don’t forget to print in mirror-image or the words on your onesie will be backwards!) Next, we stamped the outline of each animal in black above their corresponding phrase and carefully colored in the animals using bright-colored markers. After the ink dried, we cut around each animal & phrase leaving just a small border, and then ironed the transfer onto the Onesie. Make sure you don’t use steam. After the transfer cooled, we peeled the backing paper off and we were done! 🙂

Here is what the final products looked like. We learned that you have to be careful how long you iron, because the transfer paper tends to yellow if it overheats (20-25 seconds is probably ideal).

Here are our designs up close (our favorite is the monkey one that says “Monkey See” on the front & “Monkey Do” on the bottom – the idea was compliments of Mimi’s husband, Sean):

Supply list:
Onesies (WalMart), T-shirt Transfer Paper (Avery), Clear Pail (Staples), Tag Punches (Marvy), “It’s a girl” embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scallop circle template for lid (Colluzle template), Elephant Circle Stamp (Fiskars Baby Set), Marvy Le Plume II water-based markers (used for all stamping), Onesie Animal Stamp set (The Angel Company), “Black Boys on Mopeds” Font (downloaded from – yeah, I know…weird name), Assorted ribbons from Mimi’s stash, Onesie acrylic stamp – from $1 bin at Michaels, & smiling daisy stamp (Stampin’ Up! – was an extra design we made that we didn’t put in the gift set).