Tutorial - Ledge Village Cottage

Project Description:

The Ledge Village is series of 3D buildings and accessories that can be combined in a mix and match fashion to build tiny villages on small ledges around your home.  The buildings are thin, with all detail on the front so they fit on small trim ledges.  A growing number of files for Ledge Village can be found at 3dcut.com.

This tutorial is for the cottage, and laundry.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Cutting File downloaded on 3DCuts.com here.
  • Your preferred adhesives
    • Glue Dots
    • Scor-Tape
    • Zig Glue Pen
  • Card Stock 
  • Thread

Parts Sizes: 

(For people importing into Cricut Design Space)

  • All parts together - 11.0176"w x 11.0328 h
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Steps for completing the 3-D Ledge Village Cottage project:

1. Download the cutting files for your cutting machine here

2. Load the files into your cutting software following the steps for your cutting machine.

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3. Prepare the files:.

  • Click here for detailed steps on how to use .SVG files on your Silhouette (with Design  Studio).
  • Click here for steps on how to use these .SVG files in Design Space with your Cricut Explore.

4. Cut the files:

  • Paper colors are your preference.  I like the simplicity of the all white but others have used a variety of card stock with great results. The file is grouped together. You can ungroup it in order to cut various parts from different papers.
  • You will need to cut 3 of the tree pattern.

5. Fold on all dotted fold lines. 

  • All folds are in the same direction. You can choose. One way will end with a door on the left, the other with a door on the right.

6. Glue the basic house piece together

  • Start at the base and work up. It is important to keep things square and the base is a good rectangle to work from.
  • Use Glue Dots on both base corners gluing the base to the 2 sides.
  • Proceed up the sides gluing the sides to the roof edges and finish with the peak tab.
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3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

7. Glue the back in place

  • I use Scor-Tape and apply it to all tabs. I leave the paper backing on all tabs except the bottom on.
  • Fold the back in place and seal the bottom edge.
  • Remove the paper backing from the side edge and seal in place.
  • Seal the roof last.
3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village
3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

8. Press everything together

  • Press the back in place.
  • Insert a long thin tool into the front space and press together any seams you can reach.
3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village
3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

9. Add the roof.

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  • Fold the roof piece in half along the dotted fold line.
  • The roof will be positioned so there is an over hang in the front but no over hang in the back. It is to be flush with the back surface.

  • Apply Scor-Tape to the roof.
  • Peel off one side and attach the roof.
  • Peel off the second side and press the roof into place.
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3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

 

  • The cottage is compete.

10. Add Accessories

  • The file comes with a tree, laundry and a picket fence.
  • Directions for all Ledge Village trees are in this file here. 
  • http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-ledge-village-trees

 

3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

11. Add laundry

  • Each tiny piece of laundry gets folded in half and placed over a piece of thread about 9" long. 
  • Use Zig glue pen to glue in place.
  • Add all the laundry to the line.

 


  • Attach the line to the back of the cottage and the back side of the tree.
  • Cut the fence into 2 portions and glue one to each side of the cottage.
3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

How many buildings will you add to your village?

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3DCuts.com, Marji Roy, 3D cutting files in .svg, .dxf, and pdf. formats for use with Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines, paper crafting files, Ledge Village

This tutorial is available online at:

http://www.3dcuts.com/tutorial-ledge-village-cottage

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