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Birthday Friends Tunnel Card

June 27, 2017

Would you believe that I forgot/neglected to post the promised tutorial for this Birthday Friends tunnel card that I created for April’s OnStage event in San Diego?

Birthday Delights: Happy Bear was my first card

Birthday Delights: Happy Bear was my first card


Birthday Delights: Happy Bear, inside

Birthday Delights: Happy Bear tunnel card, inside


Let me begin by saying there was A LOT OF FUSSY CUTTING on this card because I didn’t have the Birthday Friends Framelits to work with.  But I had so much fun working with the different characters.


Birthday Friends Framelits, 143658


Below are the ‘basics’ of this ‘tunnel’ card.


  • (Step 1)  Card base: Card stock color of your choice:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4″
  • (Step 2)  Inside card base:  Card stock color of your choice: 5″ x 5-1/4″ scored at 2-1/2″
  • (Step 3)  Tunnel piece:  Card stock color of your choice:  8-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, scored at 2″, 4-1/8″ and 6-1/4″
  • (Step 4)  Card front layer:  4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″


For my card, these are my supplies, shown in the order used (as much as possible):


Big Shot


Step by step:

Step 1:  Score the Pacific Point card front and set aside.

Step 2:  Sponge the Olive Olive card stock piece using Old Olive ink to make it look ‘smudgey’. Be sure it’s scored and attach it to the inside of the card front, matching score lines using the adhesive of your choice.  My choice would be either the Liquid Multipurpose Glue or Fast Fuse.  With your Old Olive marker, randomly draw in little clumps of grass.  Attach a critter of your choice in the fold area.

Step 3:  This is the fun/busy step!  Using Crumb Cake ink and the 8-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, sloppily sponge the inside of the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the side that has the Sizzix words (on the outside).  Place the card stock long ways and so the framelit covers only to the score line.  Then turn the card stock around and repeat.  Your bricks probably will not line up.  Clean the embossing folder.  Also, score the piece with your Stampin’ Trimmer, at 2″, 4-1/8″ and 6-1/4″.  Fold the middle in half poking up like a mountain and the two outside score line like valleys.   Valley, mountain, valley folds.  Position an Oval Framelit in the center and run it through the Big ShotAdhere the side panels over the Old Olive layer and onto the Pacific Point card base layer.  Crease everything so the proper shape is formed.   Adhere your critters as you choose.  Yes, I cut out every one of them, using Paper Snips, from the awesome Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.

Step 4:  Before running this smaller piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot, use Pacific Point classic ink to stamp the birthday greeting.  Then, again, using Crumb Cake classic ink, sloppily sponge the opposite inside side of the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, place the card stock and run through the Big Shot.  Fussy cut the bear and five balloons (with strings).  Attach the ‘second’ blue or orange-ish balloons with DimensionalsAdd the Honeycomb balloon in the center.

You will have to do some tweaking placing the critters where you want them, especially around the folds.  Carefully fold these critters to coincide with the scored folds.

Of course, you can use just the basic layering of card stocks and decorate your card as you choose, with any Designer Paper, any stamp set and any embellishments.

Have fun and, as always, remember, if you need any supplies to make this card or one similar, please go to my Stampin’ Up! store by clicking here or clicking on the images above.






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