It’s time for my Tuesday tip and that is a tutorial for a baby buggy :) Hope you understand it and that you will have fun making one!
(note DP= design paper and cs= cardstock)
First, the tools you will need are:
Needle or something sharp to make holes for the brads
Cuttlebug or similar
Double sided tape
Scalloped circle spellbinder or similar
Circle spellbinder or similar (3 different sizes)
Materials you will need are:
1 scalloped circle in cs (I used the biggest in the spellbinder pack if you don’t have that the circles diameter is 9,5 cm)
1 circle in cs that is 8,9 cm in diameter
1 circle in DP that is 8,9 cm in diameter
4 circles in cs that is 3,8 cm in diameter
4 circles in DP that is 3,2 cm in diameter
6 pieces measuring 3x17 cm in cs
1piece measuring 4x17 cm in cs
7 Pieces measuring 1x17 cm in DP
1 piece measuring 9x14 cm in cs
1 Piece measuring 9x10 cm in cs
Save all the scrap pieces that you get because some of the pieces like the handles and the pillow and cover are made from them, I don’t have any measurements for them so you do a size you find suitable.
You will also need a piece of lace and a wood stick of some sort for the handle (I used bbq skewers) 2 bigger brads for the canopy and 4 small for the center of the wheels.
Start with taking the piece that is 9x14 cm and score the long sides at 1 cm in (don’t score the short sides like I accidently did :))
Put double sided tape on the scored sides on the backside of the cs
Cut little triangles out like the picture shows.
Take the 3 different big circles and fold them in half, use a bone folder to get a nice crisp line.
Cut after the fold line so you get 6 half circles.
Take the half circle in cs and start attaching the 9cmx14 cm piece.
This is how it looks when you attached both sides (like a little boat :))
Put double sided tape on all DP circles and half circles.
Attach the small circles of DP on the small cs circles and the half circles in DP on the scalloped half circle in cs.
Put the small brads in the center of the small circles.
And attach the half circles on the "boat" part
Use glue to put the small circles on the "boat".
Take your 6 pieces that is 3x17 and your 4x17cm and use your border punch (the width of these can vary depending on what kind of punch you have I used a Martha Stewart and they take away quite a bit of the edge if you use any other punch that don’t take away so much of the edge make the strips smaller to begin with) The 4x17 cm you punch on both sides the other ones you only punch on one side.
Put some double sided tape on the 7 pieces DP measuring 1x17 cm and attach them to the pieces you just used the border punch on.
Use your needle and make a hole through all of the strips remember to put the strip that are punched on both sides on top. Put your bigger brads in those holes to keep all strips together.
Spread the strips out until you think it looks like a canopy (you can use some force :) so don’t be to careful)
Put glue or tape around the edge of the buggy and put some lace there.
Make a hole on the side of the buggy this is for the canopy so you might want to hold the canopy against the buggy to see where about you should make the hole.
Use the same brad that you put through the strips to go through the buggy also.
Do the same on both sides. this can be a little tight to get the brads where they are suppose to be but again moderate force can be applied :) You also need to shape the canopy when its put on so that it gets that round look instead of a kind of cone look that it could have when you first put-on. This may also feel a bit brutal when you are doing it but don’t be too careful. The paper can take more than you think :)
Now you should have something looking like a buggy just the finishing touches left. Take your 9x10 piece of cs and score at 1 cm in on all four sides.
Cut away squares in the corners and fold up all sides, use the bone folder to get crisp folds
Put glue on all four sides.
And put it in the buggy as the floor. This will hide the brads and make the buggy a bit sturdier.
Cut 2 pieces for the handles (no particular sizes) round of the edges on 1 side and make 1 hole in each.
Glue them on the inside of the buggy.
Use strips of DP and punch one side use as decoration on the inside of the buggy and to cover where you just glued on the handles.
Cut a little piece for a pillow and one for a cover in DP, on my piece that I used for the cover I put a piece of lace on the edge also. Glue them to the bottom of the buggy.
Put your bbq skewer trough the holes for the handle.
And now it should look something like this.
Hope you enjoy the tutorial