Tutorial for the baby onesie

handmade baby shower invitationKim contacted me and asked how to make the onesie card like I posted a little while back.  I thought perhaps others would like to know as well.  It really is a fairly easy card to make and everyone loves it!






onesie card tutorialThe first step is to cut a piece of cardstock in half long way.  The cardstock should measure 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Fold it in half.







onesie card tutorial step two

You want to use a 1 3/8″ circle punch (item #119860) to cut the neck out of the folded end of the cardstock.  Cut just a half circle.









onesie tutorialUse that same circle punch to punch out the leg holes (bottom corners of the card).










handmade card tutorialFor the arms, measure down from the fold approx. 1 1/4″ and cut straight into the card about an inch.  Be sure you are cutting through both the top and bottom of the card.  From there, cut diagonally down to the corner where you punched the leg hole.  For the second arm I like to take the piece cut away from the first side and trace it on the second side to make sure they are the same size.



onesie laceTo make the lace around the arm and leg holes you’ll need to once again use that circle punch.  Punch a circle out of the white cardstock making sure there is plenty of cardstock on all sides of the hole.





scallop laceForget about the circle you punched out, you need the cardstock that you punched the circle out of.  Turn your 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch (item #119854) upside down so you can position the circle in the middle of the scallop and punch.





lace on the onesie card

Position the lace around the neck and leg holes and adhere.  For the arms you can use the Scallop edge punch (item #119882) on some white cardstock and glue to the arms.  Stamp and decorate your card as you like.

I hope this has helped you.  If you have questions please feel free to leave them under the comments and I will answer them ASAP.  Thank you Kim for asking – I’m happy to be able to help you out!

You can purchase any of the punches, cardstock or accessories needed for these onesies online at Shop.StampThat.com or you can purchase ready made Handmade Onesie Shaped Baby Inivtation Cards in my Etsy Store.

I wish I could give credit to the person who originally came up with this idea but I’m afraid I don’t know who that was as there are many variations out there.


  1. Hi I am not able to find 4 1/4 x 11 do I buy the 8 1/2x 11 and cut the cardstock to a 4 1/4 x 11?

    • Hi Melissa,

      Yes, you to cut a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in half to make the invitations. Then you can get two cards out of one piece of cardstock!

  2. SUPER cute!!! love your work!!

  3. becky i gotta say this is the best one on the web…. super cool and easy thanks… your work is fantastic.

  4. Hi!
    I was wondering if you have a digital template of this card?

    Thank you very much!

  5. Beautiful card and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

    I’ll try it myself too and post the pictures of my card at my blog. I will refernece to your page and tutorial so some more people could see your great work.

    Have a lovely day. Happy crafting 😉

  6. hi,
    where did you get this particular pattern for the card stock. majority of the patterned one’s i found at Joann or Micheals or Amazon are all 12*12.

    Please help


    • She used a swirl patterned stamp with pink ink and stamped it on pink cardstock. Keep in mind patterned paper is usually thinner than cardstock.
      I personally would use colored cardstock and embellish or do what she did and stamp a background using same colored ink. I love this idea and can’t wait to make one.

  7. Could u send a sample in the mail?

  8. What type of glue did you use for the bow?

  9. What size envelope would you recommend?

    • Great question, Nehal! You would want Stampin’ Up! Medium size envelopes (item number 107301) or otherwise known as A2 size.

  10. This is soooooooo cute! Your tutorial is fantastic. I love how you used the circle cut punch and the scallop punch. That was a great idea! I was so excited to find your instructionis because I am making these as invitations for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. It was so easy to make and turned out so perfect and adorable. Thank you so much, Becky! 🙂

  11. Thank you for sharing. You have really helped me out here.

  12. Thank you for the template, it will be so useful.

  13. I have to make invitations for a baby shower but we do not know the sex. Would you still use the scallops if I did yellow and green?

  14. How did you set up your word document to print appropriately on the inside? I am having a hard time getting it to fit inside.

  15. Great idea and so easy. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,

  16. Thank you for the clear precise tutorial…By the way, your mother is my Sunday School teacher at Faith Chapel in Carlisle, PA.

  17. Is that pattern paper or did you use an embossing folder?

    • Hi Tammy,

      I assume you’re asking about the pink onesie. I used Pretty in Pink card stock and stamped on it with a swirly stamp in Pretty in Pink Ink.

      I hope that helps!

  18. Hi Becky! I wanted to share my onesie baby card post with you:


    I hope the link works for you! Thanks for your great tutorial!

  19. Hi Becky,
    I love the precise and detailed onesies tutorial. How would you use this template for a baby boy? Any ideas?
    Please let me know.

  20. I appreciate you posting this tutorial. I look forward to making some cards using it.

  21. Love this card, It’s Perfect. I don’t have to think to hard to be thoughtful.

  22. Thank you for the tutorial. Very new using pininterest hope I am doing this right

  23. Thanks for such a great tutorial! Years ago I made this invitation card with some tweeks of my own for my own babyshower! Today I have featured it on my blog and gave you the shout out for the tutorial. Great work! http://runwaysandrattles.com/diy-invitation-cards/

  24. Simply adorable. Wish I’d have had this pattern a little while ago as needed one. But have copied directions for the next time. thanks. Beautiful work and great tutorial. Edna

  25. Thanks so much for making this tutorial so easy to follow. Such a cute pattern, too…I even have the right size punches! God bless 🙂

  26. Thank you for sharing this easy tutorial. I have another tutorial on a similar card but the one you have shared is much easier to follow. I am going to make a few so I have some on hand.

    Thank you again!

  27. So adorable—I wish I had someone to give it to!

  28. Hi Becky,

    Thank you for tremendously easy-to follow instructions for making the onesie card. I’ve had the pleasure of making 8 of them to friends with babies. I linked back to you on my website and I just wanted to share my gratitude with all fellow crafters here. Thank you! In case you wanted to see the first set of onesie cards I made: http://cutpaperlove.com/post/52202607383/a-trio-of-onesie-cards

  29. I just made 25 of these for my cousin’s newborn due any day. I’ve posted some to my pinterest page. Thanks for such a wonderful idea.

  30. thanks for sharing. I made one with your instructions, i link to you 🙂 have a nice day.

  31. Thank you for your instructions, they were great!

  32. I can’t find the circle punch you used for this onesie card!!! Please Tell me where I can get it!!! I looked on your web-site but did not see it!!! Please Help!!

  33. This is so cute! This will make a great Welcome home card for my friend whose baby just now is able to come home from the NICU. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Love it! Thanks for your step by step instructions. Turned out adorable! On the back I included the baby’s name and date of birth.

  35. Cecilia Astle

    Hi Denise – I am so in love with this onesie and how easy the instructions are. Trying to make these for daughter-in-law’s shower but I have a question – do you have a template for the inside? Trying to create one using Word and half the page but my gauge is off. I was going to type on it before printing but I’m worried it will not set up correctly and some of the info will get cut off when I make the cut outs. If I use another piece of paper with similar shape, it might work better. Just can’t get it right. Thanks again for a great tutorial.

    • Hi Cecilia,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry, I do not have a template for the inside of the onesie cards. When I made these, I would stamp the inside and with “where”,”when” and then the information was handwritten in.

      I hope that is helpful.

      Becky 🙂

  36. Sheila Whitlock

    Where can I buy the circle cutter?

    • Becky Jensen

      I’m afraid we no longer sell any circle punches, but I’m sure you could find in a craft store.

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