Monday, 26 May 2008

3D Rocking Chair

Used the design Studio, George n basic shapes and Doodletype carts. This Rocking Chair can be given on numerious occassions for example new baby; retirement or Just Because! I embellished this the lazy way using fabric stickers! Really pleased with the outcome, more so because it rocks!!!!
Rocking Chair Instructions

Items you will need:

· Cricut & Design Studio; George basic shapes and Doodletype cartridges
· Card of your choice
· Craft Knife
· Scissors
· Glue
· Fabric for dressing (personal Choice) for cushions!
· Embellishments of your choice could include: flowers, ribbon, stickers, even a little baby doll!


1. If the cut has been downloaded and you’re outside of the UK, please go to the control panel on your PC and change the regional language/location from English/UK to your own.

2. Cut the file out as you would normally, using your design studio and Cricut.

3. Cut the chair ends (page 1) out four times, two for each side, turn the card pattern side down for 2 cuts (if using patterned card!). This will add strength when adhered together, as well as to allow the chair to stand independently and rock without buckling under its weight.

4. Measure the back of the chair and crease at the following intervals:
· 18 cm’s from the highest point
· the remaining card should measure 5.5 cm

5. Crease the tabs on the chair back and stick to the outside of the chair side, to hide the tabs and to neaten the look adhere the second chair side over the top; for the seat of the chair tabs need to face downwards before being glued into place.

6. For the cushion you require a length of card (page 3), creasing at the following intervals:

· 2 cm
· 5.5 cm
· 2 cm
· 5.5 cm
· 2 cm

Glue into place to resemble a match box cover, then secure onto the rocking chair.

7. Embellish away!


1. Before gluing your cuts, if you have a cuttlebug, dry emboss them or with any other dry embosser!!

2. Again if you have Pergamano tools, prick a design into the pieces before assembly.

3. Use 3D liquid pearl paint and apply stickies to give your work dimension.

4. Admittedly there are thousands of embellishments you can use to decorate, some include ribbon; buttons; stickers; flower arrangements; glitter/glues; or whatever you can lay your hands on!!!

5. For the really heavy embellishments, use strong glue ie: hot glue gun to secure fixture!!! But don’t over do it, otherwise it will buckle!!

6. Happy crafting and enjoy your cut file.


Penny said...

That is way cool. I'd love to see how you made this.

ddair said...

You are SO creative.This is a beautiful rocker! So is your daughter and your "Gracie"Thank you

Kathy said...

I love this and the others. Is the cut file available for download on the rocking chair and watering can? Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you

Kathy said...

Ruth, I never cease to be amazed by your talent. This is an awesome project

jay said...

Thank you so much for posting your work. You are amazing!!! I hate to ask, but are you going to post your cut files?

Please take care, Jay

Ruelysi said...

I have emailed the cut files to they just need to be uploaded onto that site, once they have been then I shall update this blog. Thanks for your comments.

Tina said...

Ruth the chair is fab, well done

~JulieH~ said...

beautiful chair, All your work is so creative Ruth. You are so talented!

Julie x

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