How to make a tunnel card

A tunnel card lets you build up dimensional scenes on your papercraft projects, and it works really well to create fun-filled scenes, such as this fairground card!

How to make a tunnel card

The gorgeous fairground printables from Papercraft inspirations 176 can be used to create loads of fantastic designs – here, we show you how to make a tunnel card.

You can use our simple, four-step guide below to make the basic tunnel card base, then download our free fairground printables to decorate it. To add even more dimension to your layers, attach the toppers and sentiments with foam pads.

What you need to make a tunnel card


Step 1

Cut two 15x15cm pieces of white card, adhere a background scene onto one, then add a fussy-cut Ferris wheel on top. Cut four 15x4cm pieces of white card, score vertically at 1cm, 2cm and 3cm, then concertina fold.

Step 2

Cut a 13.5×13.5cm piece of patterned paper, layer it onto gold paper then blue card, then attach it onto the other 15x15cm piece of card. Die cut a 10cm-wide square in the panel and glue a fussy-cut helter-skelter behind the right-hand side of the aperture.

Step 3

Cut a 15x15cm piece of harlequin paper and die cut an 8cm-wide square through it. Use sticky foam pads to attach a fussy-cut tent on the left-hand side of the aperture.

Step 4

Use double-sided tape to attach a concertina panel on each side of the background panel. Affix the harlequin panel on top, followed by the other concertina strips, add the final panel, then embellish.