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Paper Baby Carriage - #G45LightSide

Posted by Graphic 45 05/22/2019 35 Comment(s) Home Decor,


Hello, G45ers!

 Today we have a precious handmade Paper Baby Carriage inspired by our #G45LightSide - May Challenge.  This off the page project and step by step directions have been created by Brand Ambassador and the Queen of Layering, Tanya Cloete.  Tanya has used our Little Darlings - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and her die cutting machine to make this project come alive.  So grab your pastel papers and create along with us!  


#G45LightSide -  Little Darlings Baby Carriage

By Tanya Cloete


“Hello, dear G45ers! Happy to share with you my #G45LightSide project this month featuring the sweet Little Darlings Deluxe Collector's Edition. This Graphic 45 collection is just so ADORABLE and I was thrilled to see it back as a DCE! I have decided to create this super cute Baby Carriage with my Silhouette. I have also used lots of die-cuts, fussy-cut pieces, lace, wool, flowers, and pretty bows to put it all together.


Here with the Supplies and Instructions, you may use to recreate such a project:


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Little Darlings—Deluxe Collector's Edition



Other Supplies:

  • Silhouette Cut File
  • Baby Stroller by Rivka Wilkins Design ID 27880
  • Various Dies
  • Chipboard Wheels
  • Pins
  • Eyelet & Brads
  • Flat back Pearls
  • Buttons
  • Flowers
  • Pom Pom Yarn/Wool
  • Lace
  • Pearl String
  • Resin Heart Frame Embellishment
  • Resin Zipper Embellishment
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Watercolor Paper
  • White Paint




Cut a baby carriage (2 sets) from the pattern sheets in the collection using the cut file from the Silhouette.


Pink Carriage:

- Remove the tabs and the handle.

-  Separate the carriage, cut off the sides on the perforated lines, you should have 3 pieces.


Tip: The pieces of the pink carriage will be adhered to the inside of the polka dot carriage after assembling. This will cover up the tabs showing on the inside and will also make it sturdy enough to support the weight of the wheels.


Polka Dot Carriage:

- Remove the handle.

- Adhere the tabs with red double-sided tape.

- Assemble accordingly.


Tip: Using red double sided tape will make assembly easier and will also prevent the box from falling apart.


Cut a few die-cut leaves, butterflies, flowers, swirl shapes, borders and a heart for decoration.


Cut one baby picture from the collection with a square stitched die and a circle from watercolor paper. Add the sticker from the collection on top of the circle die-cut shape.


Cut a few bows from the pattern sheets. Fasten with a brad.


Tip: Curl two bow strips forming a curve using the back end of a pencil or similar object. This makes folding the end pieces together a little easier.



Fussy-cut some of the baby pictures from the pattern sheets. I cut a few because I was not sure which one of these would fit best in the carriage.


Tip: You can use the extra pieces on another project. It is always nice to have some extra fussy-cut pictures from a collection on hand.



I had the wheels laser cut from wood and chipboard. The chipboard wheels I heat embossed with white embossing powder and adhered them to the wooden wheels.

I was not happy with the wheels and it did not match the colours of my project so I did not use them in the end. I used some extra chipboard wheels instead and these I painted with white paint. I also used the same size instead of one big and on small wheel.


I played around with lots of lace that I had in my stash that I wanted to use on my carriage. Making sure I chose the right colours to match the colours of my project.


Make a new handle for the carriage by cutting two strips from the pattern sheets. Adhere the two pieces together making sure the pattern shows in opposite directions.


Tip: You want the handle to look the same on the inside as on the outside.



Add some pom pom yarn/wool and lace to the inside of the carriage (do not glue) and then place one of the fussy-cut baby pictures on top.


Tip: You want this to look real, so play with the lace around the fussy-cut picture making sure it looks like the 'baby' is tucked in the 'blankets.'


Add the pretty bows on the sides and on the back of the carriage. Add a button and flat back pearl to the center of the wheels.


Tip: Adding a button and then a flat back pearl will give some colour to the wheel. Make sure you can still see a bit of the button.


Add a flower on top of the bow and tuck a pom pom yarn/wool piece behind it. Add a chipboard circle from the collection to the flower. These chipboard pieces from the collection are so darling and make pretty neat embellishments.



Add an eyelet to the chipboard piece and cover the circle sticker with a resin heart embellishment. Tuck in some more fussy-cut pictures and a button chipboard embellishment behind the frame.



Add the square die-cut piece to the other side of the carriage, tuck it in behind the bow.


Add flat back pearls to the center of the butterflies.


Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Papercrafting!”


So many great tips that would be helpful on any unique papercrafting project!  Help us thank Tanya for sharing this beautiful baby buggy by leaving a comment below.  We want to thank you as well for making our community so wonderful and inspiring!  Have a wonderful day, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!  

35 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
05/22/2019, 10:48:29 AM

What a gorgeous decoration that would make for a shower. Amazing. I have that collection, but didn't know about the stroller. I need to check out what I have!

Charee Filimoehala:
05/22/2019, 11:31:25 AM

Hello Sharon, this would be so fun at a shower! Great idea! The SVG file Tanya used is here: Hope this helps. Happy Papercrafting!

Brian Poteraj:
05/22/2019, 11:12:27 AM

The vintage look of the paper is just great. And the colors and patterns go together really well. I would like to use the papers to make baby cards.

Charee Filimoehala:
05/22/2019, 11:32:59 AM

Brian, love your idea to create baby cards with our Little Darlings paper. Thanks for following and sharing! Happy Papercrafting!

Cheryl Wells:
05/22/2019, 01:15:47 PM

Absolutely breathtaking!! What an amazing job - stunning - gorgeous - I don't have this collection, but love how you used it!!!!!

Martie Rollin:
05/22/2019, 01:18:50 PM

LOTS of work has gone into this project!! Definitely shows your love of crafting with paper!

Jan D., FL:
05/22/2019, 01:26:35 PM

What an amazing project!!!

Dawn Belger:
05/22/2019, 01:35:46 PM

What a phenomenal project with Lil' Darlin's. So very intricate and soft.

05/22/2019, 01:38:12 PM

I love the shabby chic, vintage feel of this beautiful carriage you created. It's quite stunning.

Sue D:
05/22/2019, 01:54:51 PM

this is darling--love the delicate embellishments.

RJ Zaczyk:
05/22/2019, 02:07:45 PM

Beautiful baby carriage!

05/22/2019, 02:16:29 PM

It is amazing what can be - and is - made from paper. Gorgeous. Amazing.

Dottie in CT:
05/22/2019, 02:31:46 PM

What a sweet, creative idea. Love it!!!

Regina Harrison:
05/22/2019, 02:33:52 PM

This is an amazing project. I have no babies and no one to make it for, yet I want to:)

Terri Williams:
05/22/2019, 02:44:03 PM

I just love the baby carriage. I just bought two sets of this collection and I'm using them in a 1912 baby book that I found at an antique store. This collection is adorable.

05/22/2019, 02:54:35 PM,

Beautiful! LOVE it!

Jan G.:
05/22/2019, 03:01:46 PM

WOW.....I don't think I have ever seen anything so beautiful (for a baby) in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation.

Jan Kennedy:
05/22/2019, 03:09:05 PM

Extraordinarily precious collection and baby carriage!

Kate LeBlanc:
05/22/2019, 03:11:21 PM

Oh, that is so beautiful! That carriage would look so wonderful at a baby shower.

Bev Drake:
05/22/2019, 03:19:10 PM

Oh wow! The imagination of these G45 ambassadors is unreal & this baby carriage is so gorgeous with it’s frills & bows. Excellent tips & descriptions . Well done Tanya.

Jean marmo:
05/22/2019, 03:24:07 PM

Holy cow!simply amazing.

Corrine Hall:
05/22/2019, 04:26:24 PM

So beautiful and delicate, a masterpiece

Beth Beery:
05/22/2019, 04:49:05 PM

Beautiful!!!! So clever and inspiring!!

Barbara Millar:
05/22/2019, 05:29:25 PM

What a fantastic job would be lovely in a baby shower centrepiece

Carla Hundley:
05/22/2019, 07:03:16 PM

Oh how darling! Love all the elements on the buggy. Carla from Utah

Stephanie Cook:
05/22/2019, 07:11:25 PM

This is so precious, I love all the elements you added to make it a one of a kind baby carriage! Love the soft colors from this paper collection of Little Darlings.

She Fowl:
05/22/2019, 08:14:50 PM

What a darling project...Great gift for a mother-to-be.

Anne Brown:
05/22/2019, 09:50:16 PM,

This is just precious and could be made with Baby to Bride or Precious Memories as well. Would be wonderful for baby showers or new arrivals. Thanks for sharing this adorable project!

Carol G.:
05/22/2019, 10:08:30 PM

One word “gorgeous!”

Judy Phillips:
05/22/2019, 10:28:47 PM

Wow - this is absolutely stunning! These g45 projects just keep getting better and better! Thank you for sharing!!

05/22/2019, 11:46:40 PM

Thank you for the beautiful projects!

Maryann Laursen:
05/23/2019, 01:48:31 AM

WAUW WAUW WAUW this carriage is sooo beautiful and so adorable, and this collection is just perfect for it. Does anybody knows, if it´s possible to find the pattern for the carriage as PDF file too for us, who don´t have a head or money for a Siluette machine??? I would really really LOVE to make this and I already have this collection, so if anybody knows, where to find this in PDF, I would really love that???? Stunning work as always Tanya, I absolutely LOVE it.

Teresa shelton:
05/23/2019, 04:29:26 AM


Donna Leutloff:
05/23/2019, 12:42:52 PM

One of the most intricate and beautiful projects I've seen in awhile. It's stunning! (and with my most fav G45 baby line)

Heather park:
05/23/2019, 12:50:25 PM

This is definitely inspiration for the g45light challenge!!! This would look lovely in a nursery.

Glenda Buster:
05/23/2019, 09:41:56 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Siddle:
05/24/2019, 03:28:23 AM

My only disappointment is finding that you can't buy the wooden wheels. I had thought maybe they were something new that G45 was making. Never mind, splendid project xxx

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