3D Carriage – Intricate Cut File

I hope you are in a storybook mood, because today’s design is something straight out of a fairytale! I have been working really hard on this one, and I am so SO excited to share it with you today. So, gather up your things, and let’s go to the ball in this lovely, 3D carriage!

3D Carriage


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I mean, it doesn’t get much posher than this, does it?! From the cute curtains to the horses, to the gold accents high and low—it’s all a dream come true.

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Follow along using the instructions below, or check out this tutorial video.


How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the 3D carriage pieces.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.


Prep Work

2. Before you get going on assembly, add in some hand-drawn lines/decoration (folds on the curtains, eyes on the horses, etc.). Then, attach all the windows, curtains, and other decorative elements.


Assembling the Coach

3. Fold all of the little tabs on the thinner side pieces. Start attaching them a couple at a time to the inside edge of the larger body pieces—starting with the bottom, and then working your way up each edge.

Repeat with the opposite side.


4. Attach and assemble the roof portion of the coach.

First, attach the decorative elements to the top of all four sides. Then, use the tabs provided to attach the large, pink roof section.

Once that is in place, you can add the other two, triangular roof pieces by glueing the tabs to the inside edges of the larger triangular sections. Then, attach the four gold accent pieces.

Use the score lines and tabs provided to assemble the topper piece. Layer the crown-shaped topper together, and insert the tab inside the tiny assemble box. Glue the whole thing to the center of the roof.


Adding the Wheels & Horses

5. With the body of the coach complete, you can start putting together the finishing touches.

Use the score lines and tabs provided to assemble the driver’s bench and the carriage “stand.”

Layer all of the decorative wheel pieces together.

Note: I’ve included two layers for the large, swirly pieces in case you could use a little extra rigidity like I did.


6. To ensure that you put the wheel pieces on at the right height, glue the little black box/”stand” piece to the bottom of the coach first. Then, attach the wheels aligning the bar with the bottom edge of the coach.

Cut your lollipop sticks to size, and glue them to the inside center of the two sets of wheels. Attach the bench to the front, gluing it to the insides of either swirly piece.

Once those are in place, attach the harnesses to the sides of the bench and to your horses. I’ve also included a couple of extra pieces of paper to help hold your horses in place. I attached one to the horses’ legs and one to their hindquarters.

Finally, add in some pretty ribbon and decorative gems to really take this piece over the top!

I am just so pleased with how this project came together! It took a few tries and a lot of tweaking to get right; but, in the end, I’m just thrilled with the results.

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This would be the perfect centerpiece for a princess party! But, even if you don’t have any princess parties in your immediate future, this is a great papercraft challenge to take on.

3D Carriage

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other 3D freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making your very own, 3D carriage! I hope you have as much fun putting it together as I did. Be sure to share your stunning results with me on Instagram!

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24 Comments on 3D Carriage – Intricate Cut File

  1. Patricia
    May 20, 2021 at 6:58 am (2 years ago)

    You are amazing!!

    • Mandee
      May 20, 2021 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Patricia! You are too sweet. 😊

  2. Christine
    May 20, 2021 at 7:15 am (2 years ago)

    What an absolutely gorgeous design. Thank you

  3. Jamie Hukill
    May 20, 2021 at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    I know a little girl who would love it if the horses were unicorns, is this a possible alternative?

    May 20, 2021 at 8:04 am (2 years ago)

    Every time I think that you have really out done yourself, a new project appears that is equally, if not more so, amazing than the last! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible projects.

    • Mandee
      May 20, 2021 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

      You are too kind Terry! I’m so glad you enjoy my projects!! ❤️

  5. Kathy
    May 20, 2021 at 8:07 am (2 years ago)

    Your coach is the most adorable 3D project I have ever seen! You have such incredible talent and I am so grateful for your generosity! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.

    • Mandee
      May 20, 2021 at 9:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Kathy!! I’m so glad you like my designs. 😊

  6. jessie
    May 20, 2021 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! this is lovely.
    Thank you again for sharing.

  7. Sarah
    May 20, 2021 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

    Omg that’s beautiful!
    This would be cute as a winter/christmas carriage too.

    • Mandee
      May 21, 2021 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

      Ooo! That would look super pretty!!

  8. maria
    May 20, 2021 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    you are my favorite Miss Mandee, you are amazing, your designs are amazing. I love your svgs. you make crafters very happy. I had been wanting to make carriage for a while. Thankyou. I always look forward to your designs.

    • Mandee
      May 21, 2021 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Maria! YOu flatter me. I’m so glad my designs can bring you joy! 😊

  9. Sabine
    May 20, 2021 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

    Eine wunderschöne Arbeit
    Da ich auch Dateien erstelle, weiss ich wieviel Arbeit in so einem Projekt steckt – und wieviel Liebe zum Deteil.
    Einfach klasse

    • Mandee
      May 21, 2021 at 10:30 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much! As a fellow designer, I’m glad you appreciate the details!!

  10. Tammy
    May 20, 2021 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  11. katherine leggett
    May 20, 2021 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    love the carriage thank you for sharing it

  12. Shelly Neal
    May 20, 2021 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful. I will be making my granddaughter one for sure. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making this.

    • Mandee
      May 21, 2021 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

      You are very welcome Shelly! Have fun making it for your granddaughter!! ❤️

  13. maman-cocci
    June 2, 2021 at 11:00 am (2 years ago)

    C’est tellement beau !!!

    • Mandee
      June 3, 2021 at 11:03 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much!! 😊

  14. Agnes Fix
    June 3, 2021 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

    Omg, I love this, the only thing was I forgot the lollipop sticks, so did it a different way, but still beautiful, ty

    • Mandee
      June 3, 2021 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Agnes! Glad you got it to work for you. ❤️


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