Baby Carriage with cutting file
I wanted to make a dimensional baby carriage for each of my three daughters for Mother’s Day. They each have a precious baby that I love dearly! 🙂 I saw the carriage on several websites with manual templates, but to make it simple, I decided to make a WPC cutting file for my Pazzles Inspiration. I’ve enclosed the cutting file below. The paper I used for this carriage is “My Mind’s Eye” and it’s double sided which is great since it added a matching gingham print for the interior of the carriage. I also used pearls, lace, seam binding and flowers. The trim was made with an EK Success punch.
(**Place mouse over link and right click to Save File on your computer. Then open in your machine software.)
You will need to decrease your blade length and pressure on your machine to achieve a light score for the RED score lines. For my Pazzles, a blade length of 1.5 and a pressure of 13 works perfectly. Once you’ve cut the carriage, it will look like this:
If you’re going to add any decorative trim to the strips, apply it at this point. Fold along the scored lines:
Now curve the inner piece along the scored lines and glue the upper triangle to the middle triangle as shown below:
Glue the 3 lower strips to the center triangle with the outer strips consecutively glued first as shown below. If you prefer, you can attach all the strips with a brad.
Layer the remaining strips from outside to inside and either glue or attach the strips with a brad. You can trim the strip top edges so that only the outer curved strip is seen as shown below:
Cut out circles for the wheels and a handle for the front and attach them. I used Spellbinders scalloped circle dies for the wheels, I chose to use ribbon and flowers to cover where all the strips meet, but a decorative brad would work just as well.