Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Home for Christmas Tunnel Card

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Home for Christmas Tunnel Card

I recently received a bunch of sets from the new Holiday Mini catalog. The Home for Christmas is one of the sets and brings warmth in using Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip. It is also a great set to make a masculine holiday card. I also used some old Hodgepodge Hardware I had laying around (however, it is now retired).

Stampin' Up! Products Used

  1. Home For Christmas stamp set (Item #111756)
  2. Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (Item #102108)

  3. Watercolor Pencils (Item #101879)

  4. Blender Pens (Item #102845)

  5. Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (Item# 109065)

  6. 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch (Item #101227)

  7. Small Oval Punch (Item #107304)

  8. Large Oval Punch (Item #107305)

  9. Riding Hood Red paper (Item #111348)

  10. Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (the Chocolate Chip patterned piece) (Item #112041)

  11. Very Vanialla (Item #101650)

  12. Stampin' Dimensionals (Item #104430)

  13. Mini Glue Dots (Item #103683)

  14. SNAIL Adhesive (Item #104332)

  15. Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)

NON-Stampin' Up! tool used: Scor-pal to make the creases in the inside of the card (Tunnel card).


  1. Before doing the inside of the card (the Tunnel Card, directions below), make a slice in the side of the fold and feed the ribbon through. Then feed through the hardware and tie a knot towards the right side. (Yes, the ribbon would appear on the inside of the card, although the tunnel inside will hide most of it.)

  2. Stamp the image in Chocolate Chip ink and then color with Watercolor pencils.

  3. I used a blender pen in some areas to soften the look, while in other areas, I did not blend but left the brightness and sketchiness of the watercolor pencil.

  4. To adhere the hodgepodge greeting tag, I first adhered the greeting to the card front ("Christmas"), then laid the hardware over hit and marked the holes with a pencil. I then used the 1/16" circle handheld punch and the piercing tool from the Crafter's Kit. Then you can assemble.

  5. Once the hardware is adhered, layer pieces and adhere to card front using Dimensionals.

  6. To make the "Christmas" greeting, from the greeting stamp that came with Home for Christmas, I took the Chocolate Chip marker and just colored that word. Then stamped it on scrap paper and punch it using the small oval punch. I then punch green designer series paper (Kiwi Kiss Patterened Designer Series Paper, but to save money I would recommend using the green patterned paper from the Bella Rose DSP) with the larger oval punch.

  7. Mini Glue dots were used to hold the buckle in place on the front of the card.

Technique: Tunnel Fold

Here is the inside of the card, called a Tunnel Fold.

You can get online instructions for this fold from Split Coast Stampers:

NOTE: To cut the ovals I used Creative Memories' cutting system. However, you can use Stampin' Up!'s Coluzzle system or a die-cuting system (like the new Big Shot)!

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