Friday, August 13, 2010

Blog Hop Day Six: Thanks Tunnel card

Thanks so much for joining me on the sixth day of the Back to School blog-hop!! I'm so excited you came back to craft with me again!  Don't forget to leave me a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win my blog candy at the end of the blog hop!

Today the project is the tunnel card.  You can easily make this card for most any occasion, but for our Back to School themed hop, I made todays card for a Teacher Thank You!

Step one: start with a card base and a card inside.  Both will measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Fold one for the card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and fold the other to match but then add two more score/fold lines, each at 2 1/4". Now your second card base (the inside of the card) will form the letter "M."
- see picture-

Step Two: cut a window size hole in the center of the inside card. 

I used a hole cutter to make sure the hole is centered.  Mine measures 3" but you can make yours measure as large or as small as
 you'd like to fit your card design.

Step Three: I decorated the inside side panels with matching paper to the front.  The side panel papers measure 2" x 5 1/4" (for the red) and 1 3/4" x 5" (for the decorative paper). 
Then I cut a border for the window and attached it all.

Step Four: Attach the inside to the card base.  I fold the whole inside up and start with one of the panels and glue it to the inside of the base. - See picture - Then attach the second side by applying glue runner and closing the card to attach the inside to the base. 

Step Five: Decorate the front.  I cut the front papers to 5 1/4" x 4" and 5" x 3 3/4" and attach the "notebook paper" I printed on my computer next.  I then used my ATG gun to attach the front to the card base. 

Step Six: I added the sentiment I printed on my computer to the front using pop-dots.  Add the apple with pop-dots too. 
(Preserves Cartridge, Apple 4 cut at 2 1/2")

Step Seven: I then attached the hanging apple to the inside of the tunnel card.  I cut the Apple 4 cut from Preserves Cricut Cartridge at 2" (cut two of the base layer).  Sandwich a length of thread between the extra base of the apple and the assembled apple.  Tape (or glue) the thread to the top of the window of the card, making sure the apple hangs within the window center.

Step Eight: I added doodle dots to the apples to complete to apples.

As you can see from all the patterns of the paper, I made a total of three of these cards.
Here are pictures of the completed set of cards:

Here is a close up of one of the completed cards:

That's it I hope you like it!

Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project!  The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.

If you want an additional blog candy entry, go back to my post announcing
the blog candy and leave a comment there:

Feel free to go back and look at the other projects I've posted for the blog-hop. Each comment (one per project) will get you one entry for the blog candy, so comment away.

There are previews of the upcoming projects on my Back to School Blog Hop page.  You can find a link for that on the top of my blog (right under the banner). It includes a link to each days project.  That's where you can go back and review any project after the hop is over too! :)

Blog Hop Day One - Bookmark Reading Logs

Blog-Hop Day Two "Monster Booklets”

Blog-Hop Day Three: Quick Treat Pouches

Blog Hop Day Four: Scratch Tickets

Blog Hop Day Five: Gift Card Holder

Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.

Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations

Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels

Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)

Jen at Purplescrapbooker

Carri at abusybee


Georgiana said...

These are awesome! Thank you for including the detailed directions. I am definitely going to make this one.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana :)

jd designs said...

I love 'em! Can't wait to try making some myself. You've just given me the inspiration for a 30th birthday card I have to make over the weekend.

~ JD ~

Janice said...

Cute card. I've not attempted a
"tunnel" card but your directions are clear and I think I will try it. Thanks for sharing.

4kids4 said...

Wow! These are terrific...I haven't seen a tunnel card before. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Kerri said...

I think this is my favorite project from you this week! I will be making these in the future! Thanks for inspiring me this week during the Back To School blog hop! It was fun!!


Connie Gail said...

Tunnel card? Never heard of this before but will be making one soon! You did a great job explaining each step and the photos are great! I love the colors and layout of your apple cards. You are truly inspiring me to use the apple that I have on Doodlecharm. Have a good day...:O)

Heather said...

Wow that is really cool!
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Linda said...

Great cards. Thank you for including the step by step directions.I will be trying this soon.

Kath said...

Wow - what a great card! My mom is starting card-making, and I can't wait to teach her this one -she'll love it as much as I do (I love when cards are just a little special. Thanks!

Jean said...

I love these tunnel cards!! So cute.

*Star said...

All of these cards are so pretty! I love the papers that you chose. TFS and Have a great day! :)

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Okay what a neat card I so happy you did it now I can start praticing it...

The Scrapbooking Queen

emspel said...

Wow! This is great! I will definitely being trying this! Thanks for all the inspiration this week!

Carolyn Ruiz said...

This has to be my favorite project yet!!!! I have never made one of these cards before and I really want to try this one this weekend! Oh, I just love the whole thing with the paper colors and the apples. I am so glad that you left good directions, too. It looks pretty straight-forward. The only part that might look hard for me is the whole in the middle. Hmm. I am sure I will figure something out, though.


Deanna said...

Wow! I like these cards.
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Court said...

These tunnel cards are great! Thanks for the shout out below! :)

Unknown said...

way cool. Love em and wanna try em

Cathy S said...

Cheryl cards are my favorite! I'm printing these instructions as I type. Love your card and thanks for your detailed description.
Cathy S.

beejay said...

That's really cute, I have not done a tunnel card before, I can't wait to try it! TFS

Marionment said...

Wow! Cute cards. I especially appreciate the stepp-by-step directions. Thank you.

Patti B said...

Pop up cards are so cute and I really like them. Thanks for the card.

janeskeepsakes said...

This is very cute! I will be using your idea. Thank you for the instructions. Excellent!!!

VeronicaA said...

I love, love, love these cards. I expecially like the dimension that the hanging apple gave. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

~Heidi said...

Very sweet! tfs

LadybugCarrie said...

Amazing card! Thank you for sharing and for the great blog hop!

Diane's Place said...

i love this card!! never could figure out how it was done...thanks for the help!!

Liz said...

I love this card! This is one project I really want to try - maybe this weekend my hubbie can watch the boys and let me scrap :)

Hope said...

Thank you for showing me how to do a tunnel card!! I cannot wait to try it-THANK YOU!!!

Kerry T said...

That is awesome. Thanks for the great instructions. I will have to try this.

AJoy said...

I've never seen this technique before. Thanks for all the great NEW, new to me anyway, ideas!

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Got2BCrafting said...

oh it need to try this! Thanks for all the step by step instructions... your cards look great!
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Shana said...

well that is just different. thanks for all the neat ideas.

- - Sheryl - - said...

great tunnel card!

Celeste B. said...

I'm loving this blog hop!!! Such amazing creations, TFS!!!!!!

Cristi said...

What a cute card! I am going to have to try to make one of these style of cards.
HUGS and thank you for the insperation

Melia said...

that is an INCREDIBLE card... LOVE it...


Nicole said...

Love the idea, but it still looks a bit intimadating to me! Yours look fabulous.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Ohhhhh! I got it now. I was sure by the title what type of card this was. TFS. I must try this soon.

Courtney said...

Wow Cheryl! What an amazing project! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Jackie said...

Totally fabby... thank you for sharing and joining us at Pennys this week x