Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PopUp Tunnel Card Tutorial

Pop up Tunnel Card Tutorial

(also, see Beate’s Tunnel Card Tutorial at SCS) and you can find this tutorial in a file HERE!

You will need:

8 ½ by 5 ½ inch cardstock in the card color of your choice
5 ¼ by 8 inch cardstock in complementary color
8 ½ x 5 ½ designer paper, or cardstock you will stamp all over to create pattern

Scrap cardstock for window frame (optional)
Coluzzle or other shape cutting tool
Sticky tape
Images, embellishments
Scor pal or other card scoring tool

Step One:

Take your 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch cardstock and stamp all over, or use designer paper. I have used designer paper.

Step Two:

Horizontally, score your stamped cardstock/designer paper at 2 1/8”, 4 ¼”, and 6 3/8”.

Step Three:

Using your coluzzle, or other cutting tool, cut an oval or circle in the middle of the cardstock. For mine, I cut a circle 3” in diameter (or the fifth ring out from the inside).

Step Four (optional):

If you would like, you can frame your circle as I have done here by taking a complementary color cardstock about 1 ½” larger than the window. Using the coluzzle, I cut the next smaller size circle out of this piece.

Taping this behind the stamped over/designer paper cardstock window creates a frame.

Step Five:

Fold the cardstock. The first fold is a mountain fold, the second a valley and the third a mountain.

Step Six:

Finish Decorating the inside layer.

Step Seven:

Take your 5 ¼ by 8” cardstock in the complementary color and fold in half. This will become the pop-up mechanism.

On the fold, measure 5/8” from the top and from the midpoint, and make a pencil mark.

Step Eight:

Cut in from the mark approximately 1”.
Fold the cut portion in both directions.

Unfold the cardstock and pop-up the tab.

Step Nine:

Create your sentiment/pop up image. Make sure it will fit through the circle you cut!
Attach the image to the pop up tab.

Step Ten:

Time to decorate the outside!!
Fold your 5 ½ by 8 ½ main cardstock in half and decorate as you would any card.

Step Eleven:

Time to assemble!
Open up your card.
Attach the layer with the pop up mechanism.
Attach the folded layer using sticky tape, being sure to only tape down the far left and far right panels. You can see the tape above on the reverse side of the designer paper.

Step Twelve:

Step back and ooh and ahh over your marvel of engineering!

stamps: SU! Happy Blessings
paper: SU! Autumn Vine, Really Rust, More Mustard, Sage Shadow


Barb said...

This is so cute and it looks simple enough. I'm hoping the mail today brings my Scor-pal so I can try a bunch of these cards! Thanks for the tutorial. It's very easy to follow.

Anonymous said...

What a darling creation!! Great tutorial!! I love Fall!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Wow, thanks for sharing Lauri!

Diane said...

I love it Lauri! You did a fab job!

patty w said...

So cute Lauri! Love all your projects and cards!

I love Autumn and all it's trimmings !

Lisa said...

Wow Lauri.. this card is amazing your are so clever. Thank you so much for the tutorial.. I am busy doing a halloween project at the moment but will have a go as soon as I have finished.
Thank you!!

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