Hi all! Today I'm sharing a tutorial for this pretty winter card that I made using Karen Burniston's new Gift Card Accordion die. As you know, I love using the accordion dies to make tunnel cards - it's a great way to get extra mileage from your dies! I've had the idea for this snowy woodland scene in my mind for ages. I just knew that Karen's All Seasons Tree die was going to look gorgeous covered with Elizabeth Craft Designs' Warm Diamond Glitter. So sparkly!
The tunnel cards are such showstoppers. They lay completely flat for mailing, but expand into an amazing diorama. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be thrilled to receive a card like this. And even though it looks complicated, it's incredibly easy to make. Here's how it goes together:
1. Begin by cutting a piece of 100 lb Soft Finish cardstock in half lengthwise, creating two 4.25" x 11" panels. Fold each panel in half. Place the folded panel on the Gift Card Accordion die, making sure you drop the folded edge below the cutting line on the die, so that the fold stays intact (you may want to tape it to hold it in place). Run the die and paper through your machine to cut. Repeat for other card. Cut out the center panels and cut off the tabs. Next, cut notches into the outer frame of one panel, and into the inner edges of the other, as shown.
The supplies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you'd like to see more of my tunnel cards, click HERE to see my previous posts. Trust me, once you try one, you'll be addicted!