If you’ve been following along in these parts, you’re probably aware that I recently gave birth to my second son. Yep, early October brought us another bouncing baby boy (!!!), and since his momma here is a crafty gal, I of course had to put my Silhouette Cameo to good use and whip up some cute onesies for him! I’ll look for any excuse to slap vinyl on something.
Here I’ll be sharing how I made one particular piece of attire that announced Little Man’s name in a cheeky way….a giant stereotypical name tag that you’ve probably seen at the latest mixer or PTA meeting. Since baby announcements are now mainly shared via social media (but I still love me some snail mail), how appropriate to share his pic along with his name in full view, right?
And don’t miss the extra specialness of this post either! I’m teaming up with over 20 other crafty bloggers who are sharing fun vinyl projects of their own, and you’ll want to check them all out. I’ve also got some info on a great new Craftsy class that’s for all things vinyl for your Silhouette, AND we’ve got a HUGE giveaway for you too….Cameo 3, vinyl, and Craftsy class anyone? Keep reading for your chance to win!
[There are affiliate links in this post. Also, thank you to Expressions Vinyl for providing vinyl to our awesome bloggers, and thanks to Persia Lou, Silhouette, and Craftsy for sponsoring our giveaway!]
DIY ‘Hello, My Name Is’ Personalized Newborn Onesie + GIVEAWAY!
So here’s how we announced the arrival of our newest little man to most of our family and friends: social media, of course! Not only does it feature an adorable picture of our nugget (I am *slightly* biased), but it also clearly states his name so no one can miss it.
“Hi, I’m new here!” Meet Mr. Brayden Patrick Backus. 👶🏼 All the stats: Born on Friday, Oct. 7th (his due date) at 4:04 pm, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measuring 21 in. He has dark blue eyes, fuzzy blonde hair, and an older brother who is over-the-moon in love. Our family is complete. 💙💚💙 #newborn #baby #boy #momistired #soworthit
Here’s what I used to knock out this quick and easy DIY project just two days (yep, two days!) before my due date, which also happened to be his date of arrival. I appreciate his punctuality.
- White baby onesie
- Silhouette Cameo, cutting mat, & blade
- Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
The Quick How-To
Since I’ve already shared tons of projects featuring my Silhouette and HTV (and also because I’m incredibly sleep-deprived and can barely keep my eyes open let alone find time to pull out my laptop), I’ll spare all the details here again. However, please check out some of these other creations I’ve shared from my Project Gallery if you’d like all of the fun step-by-steps:
- Yearly Back-to-School Shirt with Handprints for Every Grade
- ‘Eat Local’ Farmers’ Market Tote Bag
- Print & Cut Sugar Skull Makeup Bag
- Patriotic Hand-Scripted USA Shirt
- Boom! Snap! Bang! Fourth of July Fireworks T-Shirt
- Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Trick-or-Treat Bag
- Tribal Summer Love Shirt
- Toddler Birthday Shirt with Fabric Appliqué
- One Cool Kid T-shirt & FREE Cut File
- Spooktacular Skull Onesie with Baby’s Monogram
Here’s the super quick how-to for this onesie:
- I first created my design in Silhouette Studio by drawing two rectangles (with rounded corners) and then added the text.
- After loading up the blue and green HTV sheets one at a time onto my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo, I finalized the cut settings (the default ones for Heat Transfer Material: Smooth), then cut out the pieces….remember to mirror first!
- Next, I weeded the cuts then ironed them onto the pre-washed onesie using the Cotton setting on my clothes iron.
Hello, His Name Is Brayden!
And here’s my cute little model showing off his new duds and announcing his name to the world. Ya gotta love being able to whip up custom attire in no time thanks to the amazingness of the Silhouette!
More Vinyl Fun!
Make sure you check out these 20+ other fun and awesome vinyl projects from my fellow crafty bloggers!
Hand Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt – Pitter and Glink
Monogramed Hairbrush – The Craft Patch
Bring Wine Winter Socks – Tried & True
‘Hello, My Name Is’ Personalized Newborn Onesie – Where The Smiles Have Been (that’s me!)
Hakuna Moscato Wine Glass Decal – That’s What Che Said
Vinyl Christmas Countdown – Sugar Bee Crafts
Made with Love Vinyl Gift – A Girl and a Glue Gun
Merry Christmas Door Hanger – Minted Strawberry
Get Your Write On Pencil Holder – Delineate Your Dwelling
Thankful Jar – Kiki & Company
Gimme Some Sugar Hand-Lettered Dish Cloth – Persia Lou
DIY Elf Quote Christmas Pillows – A Kailo Chic Life
Giant Hello Sign Tutorial – Ginger Snap Crafts
DIY Diamond Trinket Dish – Maritza Alisa
DIY Baby Mobile – Sew What Alicia
DIY Framed Clipboard – Sisters What
Believe in Magic Christmas Banner – Happiness is Homemade
Chalk Style Snowflake Ornaments – Flamingo Toes
Merry Plate – One Artsy Mama
Feast Mode Thanksgiving T-Shirt – Dream a Little Bigger
DIY Christmas Star – Cutesy Crafts
O Holy Night Christmas Star – A Pumpkin and a Princess
Tis The Season Shadow Box – Practically Functional
HUGE Silhouette, Vinyl, & Craftsy Class Giveaway!
As promised, there’s EXTRA fun in this post too! Wahoo!
Have you heard of Craftsy? It’s basically a collection of online video classes in all things DIY that allow you to learn new skills at your own pace. They’ve got everything: Silhouette and paper crafting, cake decorating, cooking, woodworking, gardening, photography, sewing, knitting, crochet, jewelry making, and more….basically if it’s a DIY skill, they’ve got you covered (and there’s lots of FREE classes to try out too)!
I can personally vouch for the quality of their courses because I’m a student myself! Yep, I’m currently learning how to crochet with their Crochet: Basics & Beyond class….and I’m very thankful for the learning-at-your-own-pace and classes-never-expiring thing since, ya know, I’ve got two wee ones now.
I’ve also given several Craftsy classes to some crafty family members so they can choose what type of skills or projects they’d like to learn, and they’ve had nothing but positives to say either.
My bloggy buddy Alexis from Persia Lou is not only super talented in all her DIYs, but she’s also launching her very own Craftsy class that teaches you all about using vinyl with your Silhouette. It’s called Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl, and as your instructor, she’ll walk you through everything you need to know to knock out amazing vinyl projects in no time!
Here are some of the fun projects she’s sharing….all super cute, right?:
Now, time for our giveaway! One of you lucky folks will win everything you need to start making your own amazing vinyl projects! The prize includes a brand new Silhouette Cameo 3 (yay!), a collection of vinyl, and the Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl Craftsy class.
Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win! Good luck!
[The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, international friends) age 18 or older and will close midnight Monday, 11/21 Pacific time.]
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