Fun Folds: Tunnel Card Tutorial with Paradise Palms and the Expressions in Ink DSP


I’m sharing a Sneak Peek on a new catalog product that’s going to be one of my all-time favorites! Today’s card is the fun fold Tunnel Card – a simple way to layer cardstock or DSP to create a neat pop-up panel inside. We’ll use the retiring Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper to highlight the tropical party that is the Paradise Palms stamp set. Perfect for birthday or retirement wishes, I’m happy that this stamp set and coordinating dies will carry over to the next Annual Catalog.


The current Layering Circles Dies will also work for this card – or any large die shape can be used to cut your card center.

How To Make Your Own Paradise Palms Tunnel Card

  1. Cut card base to 4 ¼” x 8 ½”. 
  2. Cut designer series paper insert to 3 ¾” x 8”. Score insert at 2”, 4” and 6” and use circle die to cut a hole in the center panel, centered on the 4” score line. 
  3. Fold the insert in a ‘w’ shape as shown and adhere the left and right panels to the card base.

I’ll show you some tips for putting it all together in the video tutorial.


The palms make a terrific silhouette image – dress it up with sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack or your favorite ‘bling’ elements. I love the way the sun peeks out from behind the trees, too – the textured stamp is included with the Paradise Palms set.


Inside the card is a great place to show off the palm die cut from the Palms Dies – just be careful about where you put your glue, so the card isn’t accidentally glued shut (I’ve got some tips on this in the video tutorial).

I’m really loving the Paradise Palms stamp set and die bundle for the fun greetings – I’d love to have a “warm and beachy kind of day,” whether it’s my birthday or not!


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Paradise Palms Tunnel Pop-Up Card: Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial

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