Today I have a sweet little creation for you that I made from a template you probably wouldn’t expect. Yes, today’s paper baby pram/carriage/stroller is made from Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Easter Egg basket template.
I decided to work with…oh, oops – seems like I chose to work with a brand-new kit from Sugarplum Paperie – a kit so new that it will be available TOMORROW, April 28, at The Digi Chick! So enjoy your tiny little sneak peek of a couple of the papers, and come by the shop tomorrow to check out all of the yumminess in this new kit!
I’m very excited to show you how I modified the template, so let’s get started!
- Easter Egg Basket Template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Digital scrapbook kit
- red line tape
- glue dots
- brads with a long “tail”
- pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, and other embellishments
- Fiskars paper cutter
- 3/4″ to 1″ circle punch or die
- Epson premium matte presentation paper
I clipped a couple of papers to the template. I created another 8.5×11 canvas in CS5 and added the green paper to one half of the canvas and the yellow paper to the other half since I knew I would need extra paper for the wheels and canopy.
I printed everything out and then cut out the egg template.
I used my paper cutter to make a straight cut just below the bottom of the lowest scallops. I also cut off the top portion of the side of the template. Then I scored everything along the scoring lines.
I added red line tape to the flaps and then adhered the flaps to the sides of the basket.
Next I cut the handle strip from the template out and then cut a 4″ strip from it. I scored it at 1″ and 3″, folded the ends down and attached them to the inside of the carriage body with glue dots. You could also use brads if you want a fancier look. You would then be able to position the handle if it is attached with brads.
Next I cut strips that were 1/2″ x 5.5″ I cut many more than I needed, and ended up using 12. I probably could have used only 9 and still had a full canopy.
I stacked all of the strips and then pierced through them using a paper piercing tool. My work surface is a thick cork board.
Next I added the brads to the ends of the paper strips.
I attached the canopy to the carriage body with the brads. I only went in about a half-inch from the edge the first time, and it looked a bit unbalanced. I moved the canopy up to be about an inch away from the edge and it balanced the carriage much better.
Hey! It looks a lot like a pram and very little like an Easter egg basket! The only things left are the wheels and embellishments. I used my smallest Nestabilities circle die to cut four circles from the yellow paper and then used glue dots to attach the wheels to the body.
Finally, I added some pearls and rhinestones to give the pram a little something extra.
This would make a super-cute shower favor – you could fill it with candy or even a little candle! If you make one, I would love to see it – come back and leave your gallery link so I can check it out!
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