Friday, February 22, 2013

Baby Carriage and tag set by Abby Henderson

Hey everyone...I am really excited to share my project with you today. The Scor-pal DT was asked to peruse the original projects posted on the Scor-pal Projects Section and find one that we wanted to make but with our own twist or update. It didn't take me long to decide which project I wanted to make...the baby can find the original project & tutorial HERE

Here is my take on this project....

 There are a couple of things I did differently on my carriage to make it my own. I added a scored top to give the illusion of a collapsible carriage top, made rosettes for the wheels and I used some metal embellishments for the handle. I also created a tag mini for the know how I love to make minis : )

Products used:
Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection
Hampton Arts/G45 Decades Venetian Lace ink
TH memo pins
Vintage lace/trims/buttons

After selecting the card stock I wanted to use, I cut it into the following sizes: for the outside of the carriage 4"x5" and for the inside of the carriage 3 15/16" x 4 15/16". 

Now you'll score at the 1" mark on all sides for both pieces of card stock.

Next, I made a small cut on each end of the card stock up to the fold line and then add some Scor-tape to the ends.

I used some of the Graphic 45 Decades Venetian Lace ink on the edges. This can be done before or after you put your Scor-tape on...just make sure you leave the adhesive backing on before you ink : )

Go ahead and assemble both boxes...I put them together just make sure they would fit. 

For the rosette wheels, I cut a strip of card stock 2"x12" and then scored at every 1/4" using my Scor-pal.

 I cut the scored paper into 1/2" strips, this way you are making the score marks for all 4 rosettes at once instead of trying to score on a 1/2" strip of paper. Which you can do but this is quicker I think. In the next photo you'll see the process for creating the rosette...

For the carriage top I took a piece of 2"x4" card stock and made a score at 1" then at every 1/4". The 1" score mark allows you room to adhere your top to the edge of the carriage. 

I folded along the score lines, inked up the edges and used Scor-tape to attach it to my carriage...

I also wanted to mention that I also attached my handle and arms for the carriage at this point as well. This needs to be done prior to attaching the inside of the carriage. 

I used more of the G45 Decades ink on a strip of vintage lace which I attached around the carriage using more of the Scor-tape. This stuff is just's clear so you can't see it even through something as delicate as lace.

I forgot to take a photo of this last step but I used more Scor-tape on the backside of my rosette wheels after I embellished them with buttons and trim and then adhered them to the lower part of my carriage. The rest is pure creative play...adding all the trims, brads etc to finish off the carriage. 

I mentioned earlier that I created a mini tag album for the carriage...I thought this would be a cute way to show off some adorable photos. 

I seriously had so much fun putting my own touch on this baby carriage. I encourage you to check out the amazing projects that are posted in the Scor-pal Projects Section and try one out and put your own twist on's lots of fun!!

Thanks for stopping by the Scor-pal blog and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting!!


Regina Hamilton said...

This is amazing.

Ravengirl said...

Very cute Abby! The project looks so complex but you have broken it down nicely!

joolaa said...

it's amazing!!!

Sandra H said...

Oh this is gorgeous x

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your project! TFS

Dianne said...

Well Abby did a fantastic job on the baby carriage, and I love your twist on it fantastic job, thanks for sharing...

Tya Smith said...

Abby - this is darling! The papers you chose were perfect! Nice work!

Ellen said...

Super cute project!!!!!!!!!