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Pop-Up Tunnel Cards

Hi friends, I recently revisited the Tunnel Fold style and made these two fun cards.

This portrait ‘Giraffe Hotel’ version was made during one of my Facebook Lives. It’s a place I would love to visit one day, so I thought I would settle with a card version until that day comes!

During the live, someone suggested turning it into a pond which I thought was a wonderful idea.

It works so well with the Paper Discovery stamps and dies I have.

I went a little heavy with the Glossy Accents and it warped the vellum on the windows, but, somehow it works and makes it look like mottled glass.

You can see below how the layers work.

It all folds down to a 6 x 6 size and is held together with a belly band.

You can see the depth created by added those layers.


Pond cut and emboss embossing folder available here.

Underwater World stamp set available here.

Lilly flower stamp set available here.

Dragon Fly Embossing Folder available here.

The die-cut fish are sold out.

The fisherman stamps are from an older Creative Stamping magazine, you may find some on eBay.

Giraffe and leaf stamp set available here.

Chair and lampshade dies available here.


1 piece of 11′ x 6′ card for the main card base

Score along the 11′ side at 6′ & 10.1/2

1 piece of 6.1/2 x 6′ card for the top section of the card.

Score along the 6.1/2 side at 1/2′ & 5′

2 pieces of  5.1/2 x 6′ card for the inside layers.

Score along the 5.1/2 side at 1/2′ & 5′

1 piece of 4.1/4 x 5.3/4 card to mat the inside lid

1 piece of 5.3/4 x 4.1/4 card to mat the inside top of the card.

1 piece of 1.1/4 x 5.3/4 and 1 piece of 1′ x 5.1/2 card to mat and layer the side of the card.

1 piece of A4 or 11′ x 1.1/2 for the belly band

1 piece of 4.1/4 x 5.3/4 card to mat the back of the card to write your message.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy crafting



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