Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cricut Challenge: #4 Baby Steps and Fabric Cupcake

My challenge for today was to use the Baby Steps cartridge which is one of the newer Cricut cartridges to be released.  I love the new format in the manuals where it shows you the keypad and exactly which key to use.  My eyes are aging and I have a hard time seeing those darned tiny images!
There are lots of cute baby boy and baby girl images on this cartridge...as well as a cute font and some fun wordart.
I decided to use this cute cupcake image for my project today:

Since I used fabric yesterday I thought it would be fun to spruce up a plain old onesie for my new granddaughter to be.  I purchased the onesie at Walmart for $2.  They had some really cute colored ones but they were all soft pastel colors and the fabrics I wanted to use were bright so I chose a plain white one.
First of all I washed the onesie and the fabric to remove any sizing in it.  I read that you shouldn't use fabric softener as the bonding material will not adhere properly.
After I attached the fusible bonding to the fabric I ran it through my Cricut and ended up with some pieces like this:
I cut off the top piece (the cupcake had a candle on it) and decided not to use the flower.  I also cut off the cupcake top as I didn't want the black and white fabric to bleed through the pink cupcake bottom.
I used some fray check to make sure the pieces won't unravel.

Then I ironed the pieces onto the onesie to set them in place.
I then added a blanket stitch around the edges and sewed a button on top!

  I am happy with the way it turned out...and it really was easy peasy!!!


  1. Oh my this is so cute.
    Have a great day.

  2. Simply- ADORABLE! Love the colors you chose. Your lil granddaughter to be is going to be one stylin' lil girl!

  3. Bee-utiful, creative & I like the fabric color choices.

  4. It's adorable!
    You are so talented!!!

  5. OMG, this is too cute, perfect for that new granddaughter of yours!

  6. Just found your blog and love the inspiration. Such a cute little cupcake. Didn't know you could cut fabric with a Cricut. I received one for my birthday from DH a month ago and not yet sure wehether I like it. Warm wishes Ursula

  7. Niki took my word! I was going to say "Adorable!" too. I see lots of custom clothing in Taylor's future. =)


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