Let’s Make Tunnel Cards with Photoplay Hello Lovely for Make & Take Tuesday
Hello, Friends! Let’s make tunnel cards today, what do you say? Have you ever made a tunnel card? My friends at Photoplay Paper sent me a box of goodies with their new Hello Lovely collection, some fancy fold card kits, stencils stamps, cardstock, and all kinds of treats in it. Ever the intrepid crafter, I set aside time for my very first date with a tunnel card. We hit it off in a big way, as you can see from the photo above. I DO like tunnel cards! They are so much fun to make that I thought I’d share them with you on this Make & Take Tuesday.
What’s a Tunnel Card?
From the outside, a tunnel card looks exactly like a normal greeting card. But open it up and….
Ta-da! You’ll find this really adorable layered interior that functions sort of like a pop up element. This means you can build a 3-D scene inside a card…but it still folds flat! How cool is that?
Hello Lovely Birthday Card
I also love a good sentiment stamp, so I was tickled to find the Hello, Lovely cling stamps in my box. The fonts are stylish and beautiful, and you can mix and match sentiments to create custom greetings. That’s fun!
Use the sticker sheet and ephemera pack to build your scene, or use dies from your stash. I fussy cut the banner paper from the Hello Lovely collection and used it over and over again to embellish my cards.
Here’s a closer look at the tunnel card window.
You Are So Fabulous Tunnel Card
Who’s a fan of quick and easy card layers? If you watch the tutorial, you’ll see how you can layer the cut out window sections on the front of your card. IT’s such a great time saver, and it also makes for a cohesive card design.
Look at the cool dimension that the tunnel card design provides.
Tunnel Card Experiment: Shaker Card Interior…did it work?
After playing around with the tunnel card base, a crazy idea popped into my head. What if we could turn the interior into a shaker window? Of course I had to try it!
By adding foam tape and acetate sheets (clear cardstock) behind the window panes, I was able to fill the space between the first and second window with a shaker mix. Doesn’t it look cool?
However, because the side panel of the card moves, it allowed tiny beads to escape. I managed to fix the issue on this card, but I want to keep working on this idea. When I have it perfected, I’ll share the how to’s with you. But isn’t it fun?
Let’s Make Tunnel Cards Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to take a tour of the Hello, Lovely paper collection and learn how to build a tunnel card, I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial over on my YouTube channel.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure, my friends!
Thanks for stopping by!
- Photoplay Paper Hello Lovely Collection
- Photoplay Paper Tunnel Card Kit
- Say it with Stamps Slimline #9 Dies
- Prima Flowers
- Aqua Double Stitch Satin
- 3/8″ Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon
- Bits and Bobs from my stash, origin unknown