I think that blog had a cutting layout, but since I can't remember where it is I needed to come up with my own pattern. I wanted to use the tools available to me and I was not about to cut out the pieces by hand (bad idea!). So, I used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder circles to do the work for me.
I have both the small and large circles, which came in handy. I used the 3 1/4, 3, 2 3/4, 1, and 3/4 inch circles to cut the base and two layers of designer paper.
After cutting the two base circles I needed to find the center of each and cut out 1/4 of the circle.
The carriage backing is cut from the same card stock at 2 1/4 by 7 3/4 and scored at 1/4 inch on both of the long sides. To make it fit better around the circle you will need to cut out little triangles along both edges near the score lines as shown.
|Carriage Base Pieces|