I have now included a link below for the YouTube video showing all of my tunnel box cards. I am also including pictures of two more cards that I made – see the end of the post for those!

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had some productive time in my craft room! More importantly, I had a lot of fun productive time. You might say that I had tunnel vision all weekend because I was making one tunnel card after another! I have made a few tunnel/shadow box cards before but nothing like this box card. The products that I used are just perfect for this type of interactive card! There are some fabulous new releases at Spellbinders, and I made my cards using the Tunnel Scapes Collection and the Fair Winds Collection

I have a new video showing how I made these cards. You can CLICK HERE to watch it on YouTube, or you can watch it below.


NOTE: all supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this blog post.

My first two cards feature the Tunnel Scapes Collection. This collection was designed by Vicky Papaioannou, who is so talented. I got to meet her at Create last month in Ohio, and I was beyond excited. Vicky is the reason why I started making cards! Speaking of cards…

All of my tunnel cards today are 4.25″ x 6″. These first two feature the Underwater Tunnel Die Set and the Underwater Marine Life set. These tunnel cards lay flat, and when they do, they measure 5″ x 6″ – perfect for a 5×7 envelope. There are three abstract shaped dies in the Underwater Tunnel Die Set, and I used all three to create the layers in my tunnel box card. The great thing about these shapes is that I didn’t have to measure or be careful about lining up the layers when I was die cutting the shapes into my paper. Again, I will have a video out shortly showing how I made the cards, so I’m not going to go into great detail in this blog post.

For my first card, I wanted to pick some colors that I don’t normally use. These are blue-ish purples and dark blues. I did pick some bright colors for my fish. Both cards feature a sentiment from the new Typewriter Adventure Sentiments, which is a great set of stamps with both themed sentiments and everyday sentiments.

For my second card, I picked my happy colors! How cute is that turtle??

For my third tunnel card, I switched to the Fair Winds Collection. This collection has all kinds of sea-themed products. But unlike my first two cards, this scene takes place above water! I used both the Guiding Light Die Set and the Oh, Buoy! Die Set from the collection. To create the arched openings in the three layers, I used the new Arch Labels and Tag die set. This is a set of nesting shapes, which is perfect for creating things like tunnel cards. To create the waves at the bottom of the card, I used the Color Block Cloudscape die. Did you know that if you have a cloud die, you can make waves by using the other side? I think the waves look really cute – almost as cute as that seagull! I stamped and die cut the sentiment from the new Fair Winds Sentiments set, which has matching dies for the main sentiments. 

One thing about tunnel cards is that you’re left with the shapes that you cut out from the layers. I saved all of these shapes and will make a couple cards with them sometime soon. I did make a card using the layers from my first tunnel card. I used the Perched Birds die set from the Tunnel Scapes Collection, along with a stamped sentiment from the same Typewriter Adventure Sentiments set. I love bird dies, and this set is no exception! I think this card has such a fun, modern feel! Again, these moody purples are not my normal color palette, but I love how both the cards came out.


I decorated this next card with dies from the June Large Die of the Month club. Major beachy vibes, right?? I love how the Underwater Tunnel dies work just as well with scenes that are not under water! Their abstract shapes are just so fun.

One last card using the Underwater Tunnel dies! I used the Perched Birds set again – I love these birds! I also pulled in some flowers from the Rainbow Slice Tunnel set, which is something that I need to start playing with. If only I could stop making tunnel cards! It’s an addiction.

I hope these cards bring a smile to your face today. As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog. Leave a comment and let me know which card is your favorite! Wishing you all a crafty day,




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1 Comment

  1. I’m so appreciative that you left in all the moments of the video. I will use your info to try to make some of these. I will be ordering at least some of these items. I love these new products and your cards ended up fantastic!
    Lori S in PA

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