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Valentine’s Day Tunnel Card

With Valentine’s Day approaching I wanted to make my hubby a card. He really likes the fancy or fun fold cards I make so decided to make one for him. I decided to use the adorable Bee Mine suite of products to make up a tunnel card. From the outside it looks like a regular card but the tunnel card allows a fun 3D effect on the card when you open it.

To make this card, it will be done in too parts. For clarity I will call them the Tunnel piece and the Card Base piece

Tunnel Piece

Make a small pencil mark at 4 1⁄4” at both the top and bottom of the long side of the card stock. Align the center of the circle die with the 4 1/4′′ mark, making sure it is centered from top to bottom of the card as well.

By doing this first, you can save the cut out for the front of the card and there won’t be a score line down the middle. (I forgot to do this so my picture shows a score line down the middle)

Place a post it or sticky note to hold it in place then die cut out the circle using your cutting and embossing machine.

You can now score the tunnel piece at 2 1/8”, 4 1⁄4” (carefully) and 6 3/8” on the long side of one piece of the Basic White card stock.

Optional: I used a circle die but you can use an oval or even a square die if you prefer.

Once you have scored your card stock, fold your paper as follows;

2 1/8” is a valley fold,

4 1⁄4” is a mountain fold and the

6 3/8” is a valley fold.

Crease well with your bone folder. You can see how the opening becomes your tunnel

Adhere the two pieces of Sweet Sorbet to the side panels, then adhere the two DSP panels as well

Card Base piece


Lay your tunnel piece flat, over the top of the card base to visualize where you will stamp. Make a very small pencil mark on the inside of the circle at the top and bottom and on the sides for reference. Remove the tunnel piece and set aside for now.

Stamp your greeting in the center between the pencil marks. Add additional stamps to decorate around the circle and your greeting. I used the cute flowers that are part of the stamp set . To check how you are doing, just lay your tunnel piece over the card base to make sure it lies in the middle. When you are happy with your design, score the card stock at 4 1⁄4” on the long side. Fold and crease with your bone folder. Remove any pencil marks you have made on both papers

You can now add the tunnel piece. Add adhesive to the back of the two outer panels and lie the tunnel piece flat onto to the card base, making sure all the outside edges are lined up. Fold up and give it a good crease, it will be a bit bulky.

Fuzzy cut three bees from the designer series paper and adhere the bees flat around the tunnel opening so you are not adding any additional bulk to the card

For the front of the card, adhere a piece of DSP to the front. For my greeting I cut two deckled circles, one in Basic White (remember I scored my tunnel piece too soon and could not use the cut out) and the other in Sweet Sorbet.

I stamped my greeting and a few flowers. before adhering to the card front. Due to the bulk of this card, I did not use dimensional’s.

The tunnel card is fast and easy to make yet looks like you put a lot of time and effort into making this card so I hope you will give it a try.

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