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Fairyland Tunnel Book Tutorial

Fairyland Tunnel Book
           Hi friends,  today's post is a special Fairyland Tunnel book made with  Crealies dies and gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 .
Fairyland Tunnel Book
This tunnel book has 6 layers connected by accordion folds which helps the whole book fold flat and expand out accordion style on pulling!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
The book rests on a base made using the Crealies arch die and multiple layers of foam .
Fairyland Tunnel Book
The doorway in each layer keeps narrowing as you go inwards adding to the 3 D effect. One of the really cool features of a tunnel book is that you will be able to see  different elements when you look inside from different angles!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Now let me take you on a ride into fairyland!
On the entrance is a little green fairy beside a  mushroom and lovely peach flowers with micro-pearl centres! To keep the design coherent I used Graphic 45 papers to make all the elements including the flowers, mushroom , butterflies and even the grass!!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Hovering above the archway is another elegant blue fairy with the most gorgeous  shimmering wings! On an aside note: she was so tricky to cut but turned out so beautiful !
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Peeping in you get a glimpse of fairyland ,with all the magical creatures- cute bunny families, magical birds, whimsical little mice  and the ethereal fairies!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Deep inside fairyland you can spot a peach fairy sitting atop magical flowers
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Behind her is "Momma" rabbit talking to her little ones!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
And at the very back is a magical trio of fairies having a meeting!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
When you angle your head as you come back you can see fairies at every level hovering above wonderland playing sweet music!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
 And if you are lucky you may even spot a baby fairy atop a chubby bird!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Diligently guarding the entrance is a cute green fairy sitting delicately atop a pretty flower!
Fairyland Tunnel Book
And bidding you farewell as you leave is the elegant guardian fairy !
Fairyland Tunnel Book
Hehe I hope you liked the journey through fairyland!
And here is the Tutorial
Tunnel Book Tutorial  

Tunnel Book Tutorial 
Tunnel Books are works of art which are rather easy to make with nesting dies, but in case you don't have a die-cutting machine do checkout this Tutorial which I made in 2011 with no sophisticated supplies whatsoever : Tunnel Book Tutorial 

Tunnel Book Tutorial 
I used the Crealies dies to  die cut  doors with progressively narrowing apertures from thick card-stock and pattern paper . The double layering is to give a sturdiness to the layers since they form the framework to add your  designs.
Tunnel Book Tutorial 
The most interesting part of tunnel books are the elements you see when you look through the aperture . You can use stickers, stamped images or fussy-cut images from pattern paper and arrange them over your apertures in such a way that the images in the layer in the front don't completely obstruct the images in the layers behind it.
Tunnel Book Tutorial 
As you can see my front most layer is really bare and the apertures get crowded as you go back. I did a lot of fussy cutting from the Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime papers for this project. I had been hoarding those papers just for the right project !
Tunnel Book Tutorial 
Use fairly good quality paper to make the accordions . If you have a double sided paper it is especially advantageous as the accordions are visible both from the outside and the inside of the tunnel book. I used Graphic 45 papers from Artisan style to create 2 accordions. For this tunnel book I scored two  12 x 4.5 inch papers every 3/4th inches. I also had to use extra strips to create accordions for the outer layers and the jutting side panels.
Tunnel Book Tutorial 
First glue the accordions to the layer which will go at the very back. Leave one mountain fold and stick the next layer onto the mountain folds[ as shown by pink bone folder] on the accordions on each side

Tunnel Book Tutorial 
Keep sticking the layers leaving one mountain fold in between each layer to allow enough room for your tunnel book to expand.
Though it sounds very easy, I urge you to first experiment gluing the accordions with  scrap pieces of paper as it is a bit tricky and you can go wrong if you are not careful!
Tunnel Book Tutorial 
Finally have fun adding little finishing touches on the outermost layer and the optional base!
Tunnel Book
Supplies
Papers : Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime, Graphic 45 Artisan Style
Misc : Micro mini pearls,Scoring Board,Sizzix Bigshot [ From Crafters Corner]
Dies : All from Crealies

33 comments:

  1. Wow! This scene looks amazing! I am a fan of those gorgeous Graphic 45 papers! They are perfect for your accordian scene! Everything looks amazing right down to the grass blades! I love it! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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  2. Oh my gosh, spectacular!! Wow, Sonia, this is one of the most magical, gorgeous creations I've seen!! I just love journey you took us on through the enchanted fairy land!! Your attention to detail is spectacular!! You've showcased the Graphic 45 papers so beautifully!! I love, love this!! A work of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. It is AMAZING Sonia..Loz

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  4. Oh I love this project Sonia ! The paper is fabulous and all the work you have put in this to fuzzy cut all these images ! Fabulous project !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  5. Wow, wow, Wow. What an amazing creation. It must have taken you ages to make!!!

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  6. Ohh my Goodness I just cannot imagine how many days you must have spent on creating these beautiful enchanted fairy garden !! The fussy cutting alone must have taken ages! Hats off to your harwork and attention to details !!

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  7. The fairyland creation is a magical work of art. The patience that it took to create this is amazing.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  8. So stunning Sonia and once again a wonderful tutorial..I love looking through the tunnel at all the details and the cute little bunnies..I love this.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. Oh my Goodness, Sonia! You are so cleverly inventive and talented! What a fabulous project and so full of fun details and amazing life! It's like viewing a book from start to finish all at once! GORGEOUS! hugs, de

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  10. Wow, that's really pretty. A lot of work went into that

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  11. Oh Wow Sonia, this is amazing. What a fabulous project, it look like so much work but worth it for such a wonderful finished piece.

    Sue xx

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  12. Oh my!!!! Your projects are always so full of amazing details!!! And this one isn't an exception!! Such stunning tunnel book full of magic!!! Love sooooo much any detail! Amazing fairies- wow!- and sweet rabbit family!! You have used so well your G45 papers! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  13. WOW! It's Stunningly Gorgeous Sonia!! Again my mouth has dropped to the floor! LOVE all the fabulous details... Awesome dimension!

    Theresa

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  14. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is absolutely AMAZING!! That is one of my all time FAVE collections and you used it wonderfully!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. OMG!! Your Tunnel Book is gorgeous!! So talented!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  16. WOW! Sonia, this is a piece of art, I love the "theatre" of this project, just amazing.
    Faith

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  17. Stunning and adorable. Love the little story it tells in the scene. Hugs

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  18. stunning project Sonia....what attention to detail !! just superb !!

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  19. This is stunning Sonia, so much depth and wonderful details - absolutely gorgeous.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  20. Wowww!! This is GORGEOUS!!

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  21. This must have taken ages!! Such detailed work. A true masterpiece!

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  22. This looks so beautiful!! Some much detailing...truly an amazing art.

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  23. What an amazing creation. So much lovely details to see..And thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. Wow...this is a gorgeous creation...love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Grtz Ellen

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  25. Dr. Sonia your attention to details and diligence in fussy cutting has resulted in a very magical Fairyland Tunnel Book. It is beautiful and ever so special. Summer Smiles...<3

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  26. This is worth all the effort you put into it. It is magical and beautiful

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  27. Wow! I am just overwhelmed by your talent ! This is gorgeous !

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  28. Your work looks amazing! Such a great way to use these dies!
    Your are so talented! Thanks for all the pictures you took to
    show your work, lovely papers too!

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  29. Amazing card.. really want to try . thank you for the tutorial 🙂❤️❤️

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  30. Wow absolutely awesome project loved it so much

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  31. What an incredible project! So much detail. Delightful!

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  32. your work is always stunning and hold a whole lot of information and inspiration. Thankyou....

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