Tunnel Pop-Up Box Cards by Elsie Robinson

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here again with a couple of cards I’ve made using the Bloom Street collection. These types of cards are some of my favorite cards to make since they really have that “wow factor” and are surprisingly simple to create. I also have a link to a process video at the end of this post which shows you how to make one of these cards.
Paige has so many frame cut file designs that are perfect to use on cards like these, but I chose the Flower Picture Frame cut file since I love the shape.

As you can see, I kept the card fronts very simple since all the “action” is happening inside the card. I decorated the left card with Paper 16 and used the "Hello Spring" Ephemera Die Cut as the sentiment. On the second card I used the "hello" Puffy Vinyl Sticker with a trio of the Layered Butterfly Stickers.

For the “umbrella” card I created a little shadow box scene. I cut the Flower Picture Frame cut file from Paper 05 because I love how the hot pink color stands out against all of the other embellishments. I used patterns from the 6x8 Paper Pad to create the scene, adding a grassy hillside on the inside layer and using the foiled raindrop pattern as the sky. I love how these cards create a little diorama and the cut file really helps frame and set the scene.

For the second card I cut the Frame from the same pattern as before, but this time I layered some Floral Die Cuts over two corners of the frame. I used Paper 15 for the inside layer and I used the negative piece of the cut file as a guide to cut out the inside frame. Instead of creating a scene on the inside of this card, I used one of the phrase patterns from the 2x2 Paper Pads to back the ‘tunnel’ with, and it also doubles as the card’s sentiment!

Here is the process video where I show you how to create these types of cards:

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to use some of Paige’s cut files to frame your own tunnel pop up cards!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Flower Picture Frame by Paige Evans
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  1. These are just beautiful! LOVING the dimensions!!!!

  2. You are a genius! I haven't seen that technique before and must try one too. Thanks for the awesome video Elsie xK


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