Wednesday 27 December 2017

A tunnel to Christmas & the Crafty Gals Corner 3rd Blogiversary

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #155 - Anything Goes
& 3rd Blogiversary BLOG HOP


click HERE
to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about all our amazing sponsors, awesome prizes
... yes, I have BLOG CANDY for a lucky winner


This post is to share more details about the card I made using the
Last Tree In The Shop digital stamp
from Polkadoodles, one of our generous sponsors this week.

Here is the front of my card.
As you can see, there are some fancy folds hiding inside.

Check out the surprise inside the "tunnel".

 This is a new-to-me style called a tunnel fold card.

I planned my card on my Silhouette Studio mat, using a combination of this tutorial by Jen from Koala T Crafts and parts of a purchased cutting file (details below).
The folded card 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall.

I printed the image on textured cardstock, heat set then coloured with Wink Of Stella Glitter Pens.  These pens are great for blending too.  I put down a layer of lighter colour, added a touch of the darker shade then blended it out.  I thought the sparkle contrasted nicely with the sad little tree, so added even more by colouring the background with my Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush.

I cut the front panel and matting layers using my Silhouette Cameo.
I scored the fold lines using my scoreboard and burnished them with my bone folder, making crisp folds and hopefully taking some of the bulk away.  I adhered the matting layers in place on the front and inside panels, added the sentiment to the front, then adhered the front and back panels together to complete this fancy fold tunnel card.  The die cut sentiment is several layers adhered together, finished off with a touch of Wink Of Stella Sparkle to match the inside.

Dr. Digi - digital stamp - Last Tree In The Shop
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pens
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Vanilla
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Silent Night Collection - Sing Carols
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #137012
Flip Flap Card Circle by Lori Whitlock
score board
embossing stylus & cake of soap
bone folder
Sizzix Big Shot
Ultimate Crafts - Merry Christmas Script Die
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to Dr. Digi for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for our 3rd Blogiversary & Challenge #155 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
don't forget to click HERE
to catch a glimpse of all the cards I shared for our 3rd Blogiversary
and learn more about our amazing sponsors & awesome prizes!
  I look forward to seeing your creations.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #58 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December - Anything Goes
as long as it's Holiday related
Come and Get It Challenges - last challenge - Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - December Challenge - Merry Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Challenge 365 - Anything Goes
... as long as it's Christmas, Optional Theme - use the word "Christmas"
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #332 - Any Holiday
Koala T Crafts - December (final) Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #275 - Santa or Anything Goes
my little Christmas Tree is waiting for Santa to arrive
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
optional theme: Christmas Cupcakes


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. This is a pretty fold - it is also new to me - looks like one I will try soon. Each Christmas I make something special for the grand kids - they are older (in their 20's - and they appreciate the different folds! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Anything goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  3. Another lovely design. Thank you for again joining us at QKR Stampede.

  4. Wow, what an intricate interactive design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  5. Beautiful card and a clever little fold!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  6. Your cards is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. Dazzling! A stunning card creation!!!! Thanks for linking this beauty to the #332 any holiday challenge at HIMCR. From DT, Becca

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 365 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the 12 months of Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.


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