Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Winter Wonderland Tunnel Card

November 7, 2015

shelly hickox pop it ups tunnel cardHappy Saturday, everyone! It’s Shelly Hickox here today, and I’m going to show you how, with a few snips and a lot of glitter, you can turn Karen Burniston’s new Gift Card Accordion die into a beautiful winter diorama card.

shelly hickox pop it ups winter tunnel cardHow gorgeous are those layers of trees and snow?! The beauty of this card is that it’s three dimensional, but folds completely flat for mailing. The recipient will be amazed at how complex it looks, but it’s actually incredibly simple. Let’s get started!

IMG_49061. Begin by cutting a piece of 100 lb Soft Finish cardstock in half lengthwise, creating two 4.25″ x 11″ panels. Fold each panel in half. Place the folded panel on the Gift Card Accordion die, making sure you drop the folded edge below the cutting line on the die, so that the fold stays intact (you may want to tape it to hold it in place). Run the die and paper through your machine to cut. Repeat for other card. Cut out the center panels and cut off the tabs. Next, cut notches into the outer frame of one panel, and into the inner edges of the other, as shown.

IMG_49082. Use a sponge or inking tool to lightly color the panels on both sides.

IMG_49363. To give the card a bit more shimmer, stamp the two small snowflake dies from Karen Burniston’s Merry & Bright stamp set onto the card using embossing ink. Cover with sticky embossing powder and heat. Immediately cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Let cool and tap off excess. Assemble the card. For a more detailed tutorial, see my original post.

IMG_49324. Cover a sheet of white cardstock with double sided adhesive and die cut seven trees, being sure to cut with the release paper side up. Remove the release paper from the trees and cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger to completely adhere and bring out the sparkle.

IMG_49425. To create the snowbanks, cover another piece of cardstock with double sided adhesive and cut several pieces using the wavy die from the Outdoor Edges set. Cut to fit the area of the card you’re decorating. Remove the backing paper and cover with Warm Diamond glitter. Tip – for an easy way to adhere the panels, cover the outer edges with a bit of release paper before you apply glitter. Remove the release paper and stick onto your card.

IMG_49456. To make the stickers usable for the card, adhere them to cardstock and then trim carefully with detail scissors.

shelly hickox accordion tunnel cardTo complete the card, add the glittered tress and snow as desired and adhere the deer as shown. I also cut a few snowflakes from the excess adhesive-covered paper (never throw away those scraps!) using the snowflake die from the All Seasons Tree set and added them randomly to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my wintry card tutorial! I love the sparkling snow and glittery deer, and how gorgeous is that embossed frame?! I can think of so many different ways you could use this idea. I would be thrilled if you’re inspired to try one of your own. If you do, we’d love to have you share it on the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Family page on Facebook. People have been sharing some amazing cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend!



Supply List:

Other Supplies:

  • Blue Ink
  • Sticky Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors

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  • Vivian November 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Felicitaciones, la tarjeta es hermosa, me encantó. Saludos.

  • roxanne2468r November 10, 2015 at 5:22 am

    As always you totally amaze and inspire with your use of dies and ideas on how to use them. Love your work! TFS! 🙂

  • Alice November 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

    WOW Looks like a lot of work but sooooo worth it, It’s BEAUTIFUL!

  • Shelly Hickox November 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Thanks, Christine! To be honest, sometimes when I make a card like this, I totally forget about space for a message. I love Kathleen’s idea of adding a die cut shape. You could also attach a die cut tag with a greeting and I think the card would still look great.

  • Kathleen Adams November 7, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Oh my, this is amazing! I’m going to give it a try. I could look at it for hours. It’s so peaceful!

  • Christine Kosmak November 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    This is one gorgeous card! Actually it’s more of a piece of art! My only problem/question is where do you put your sentiment/message etc to the recipient on these types of cards??

    • Kathleen Adams November 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      To Christine….I think I would just include a separate piece of cardstock cut in another shape like an ornament or fancy cut a tree shape and maybe color with markers or Susan’s garden pan pastels and then write your message or sentiment.

      • Shelly Hickox November 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

        Great idea!

  • soggystamper November 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This card so perfectly represents the glistening beauty and calm of a wintry forest! I love it!
    Sue Erickson

  • dyeandpigment55 November 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    wowza is that a gorgeous card. I Love how you create new uses for a die set. I am definitely going to give this one a good ol’ try. Thanks so much.

  • PA November 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    WOW! Stellar piece of Art! TYVM 4 Sharing! Absolutely Gorgeous! <3

  • judi kauffman November 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

    FABULOUS card! If you didn’t want to have to back the deer with cardstock and then fussy-cut around them, you could put unscented talcum powder or cornstarch on the back to get rid of the stickiness of the adhesive (a favorite timesaving tip of mine).

    • Shelly Hickox November 8, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Judi, that is a brilliant idea! I’m tempted to edit the tute and add that tip. I am totally going to do that in the future – so much easier!

  • Angelique November 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I am totally blown away by this card! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Marjorie November 7, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a fabulous card. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Kellie November 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I do not normally post comments, but your card is absolutely amazing and stunning!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Karen Burniston November 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I just love how you find different ways to use the dies to get even more mileage from them. This is stunning!

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