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Vintage Wagon with Cutting File

I love the romantic, vintage look of this little wagon. The September Pazzles Challenge is to make something special that brings to mind the month of September.  For me, it is the county fairs here in Oklahoma.  I have always looked forward to the festivity of county fairs since I was a child.  The excitement of the exhibits, food, and carnival atmosphere is a joy that only comes once a year in September!  This little wagon brings to mind the many carnival wagons at the fair selling their wares and specialty food items.  I’ve also participated in the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #57 which is “Summer Flowers” as I have used tons of beautiful summer flowers from WOC.

I found the manual template for this vintage carnival wagon here, but am enclosing the WPC cutting file here and the SVG cutting file here for those with that capability. Just right click on the cutting file link to “Save File” on your com­puter.    Then open in your machine software.  The cutting file includes everything except for the fence which I downloaded from the Pazzles Library.   It’s important to use chipboard as a base for the wagon to provide stability.  Chipboard was used as a base for everything except for the roof, fence,  and the flower boxes.  I used Colorbok “whiteboard” which is somewhat thin with the approximate thickness of a credit card.  This cut very easily with just one pass with my Pazzles Inspiration using the chipboard setting.  You can then cut and apply decorative paper over the chipboard like I did.  The roof can be removed to reveal a nice sized box!  I used strong magnets for the cardstock/paper roof so that it would curve and attach perfectly to the sides.  Just remember to remove the roof carefully if you use magnets or the project could tear.  If you don’t want to use it as a box, you can just glue the roof onto the sides.

TIP:  Since there are no tabs on the stairs, I used a hot glue gun which worked great to quickly adhere the chipboard pieces.  I also used the hot glue gun to affix the cardstock fence to the chipboard front porch.










20 Responses to Vintage Wagon with Cutting File

  1. Debbbie says:

    This is absolutely stunning, I’ve never seen a wagon like this before and the detail is remarkable and should be proudly  placed on a shelf on for all to see..  I am so glad I stop in for a closer look.*



  2. Debbie says:

    This is absolutely stun­ning, I’ve never seen a wagon like this before and the detail is remark­able and should be proudly  placed on a shelf on for all to see..  I am so glad I stop in for a closer look.*



  3. Teresa says:

    This is absolutely beautiful, stunning choice of papers & flowers and all beautifully cut, it’s perfect I love it. Teresa x

  4. DeNetra says:

    This is so stunning. This must have taken days !! I love this so much. Amazing job. So happy to have seen this !!!

  5. Trudy says:

    *Beautiful, original and gift box too! Lovely Tara – you are special. t

  6. 3362Jan says:

    *This is perfection. I just love it. Is it your own idea? The colours, embelishments are just right. You should be so proud. Well done. Thank you for sharing.3362Jan

  7. Diane says:

    *Simply stunning.  What paper did you use for this project?  I could not find it on your website.

  8. Tara Brown says:

    Hi Diane,

    Thanks for your kind words!  Here is the link to my website for the Pion Design paper I used: 


    Thanks again!


  9. adriana says:

    Oh My God !!! Your projects are so beautiful !!!! A lot of work.  Congratulations.

  10. 3362Jan says:

    *How talented you are. Thank you for letting us see them.Jan

  11. Tracey says:

    Your creations are AWESOME! Could you tell me if this cutting file would work on either the Cricut or the Craft Robo please? Thanks x

    • Tara Brown says:

      Hi Tracey,
      Thanks for your kind comment! The Pazzles Inspiration uses WPC file format. My understanding in that the Cricut uses cartridges so I am not aware of being able to use WPC cutting files with Cricut. At some point in the future, I plan on offering the cutting files on my projects in all the major file formats. Until then, I believe that there are conversion instructions available on the web to be able to convert CraftRobo files to WPC files. Thanks again! Tara

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  13. Lenoria Kelly says:

    Wow, all your creations make me wish I had a Pazzles! I do have a Cricut and cut SVG files but use the JPG or PDF files for a lot of downloads. Thank you so much for your files and these are gorgeous.

  14. Cynthia Zora says:

    Gorgeous ! Is it possible to have a SVG cutting file please ? thank you very much

    • TarasStudio says:

      Hi Cynthia, Thanks for you sweet comment! I have a Pazzles Inspiration which uses WPC cutting files. I currently only provide WPC cutting files. Eventually, I would like to offer SVG for cutting files on my blog, but until then, you can probably find instructions on how to convert WPC to SVG on the internet. Have a good weekend!

  15. LINDA SMITH says:

    your file s been traced and being sold

  16. karen says:

    How do I get the template for this please…Its beautiful

  17. Tara Brown says:

    Hi Karen, The template can be found at this webpage:

  18. ginkatt says:

    Thank you for sharing such an adorable wagon.