Today I’m tickled pink to show you a fabulously designed tunnel card that folds up, but first I want to tell you a story… Just about a year ago I got this Flight Of The Butterflies Vintage card kit: Butterfly Echo by Hunkydory Crafts:
It’s a gorgeous foiled tunnel card with each progressive layer showing more of the image. You know I love 3d and interactive cards…
The coolest part of it is that it folds flat for easy mailing!
The shape of it reminded me of some of my Spellbinders dies, so I’ve had it sitting on my desk to remind me to try to see if I could make something similar. However, the past year’s health issues haven’t allowed much creativity.
Fast forward a year to the recent release by the ever-so-creative Becca Feeken of her Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes … she has more than surpassed my idea with her beautiful designs. Here is the Grand Cabinet put together:
Isn’t it just gorgeous?!! I love the look of a lovely garden arch with flowers! And, yes, it folds down flat, too, for easy mailing (if you don’t add 3d flower, that is. : )
Those flowers from the Happily Ever After set are SO sweet!
They have kind of heart shaped petals and can be layered in a variety of combinations. I didn’t take the time to shape each petal, just pushed down in the center.
Becca has an easy-to-follow instruction video on putting the tunnel card together and since I can’t improve on it, I’ll like to it HERE in case you’re interested. I can’t find where, but I think she recommended using 80# cardstock. FYI – I used #110 because that’s all I had with ombre pink colors. The slots were a but snug, but they worked.
On the back… I know those tabs on the sides were supposed to be tucked inside, but I was worried they might show and I wanted the back to be white. Note to self: they would NOT have shown through… Next time trust the designer… Becca thought of everything when she designed this!!
I wanted a card to write on rather than just writing on the back of the ‘cabinet’ so I cut another Filigree Veil and used it as a holder for the inserts that I’d cut out of the first three layers of the front of the card. They fit perfectly inside the veil and can be pulled out so you can write on both sides should you so desire. It also perfectly hides a gift card!
- Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes dies: Grand Cabinet 3d Card, Layered Happily Ever After and Filigree Veil (all the way in the back as a background)
- Recollections #110 cardstock Ballerina, pale pink and white
- Elmer’s School Glue
- Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Glass Microbeads: tourmaline
- Pebbles, Inc. Chalks
I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: In My Garden
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
- The House that Stamps Build Anything Goes Challenge F2818
Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully, in the near future, I’ll have more projects for you with this fun die set! I always enjoy reading your encouraging comments!
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