Monday, October 27, 2008

Tunnel Books!

Melanie and I had the best time making Tunnel Books on Saturday!
They are 3D books that have cut outs on every level to unfold different images and to tell a story with or without text.

Here is my completed book. As you look through, you can see Emmitt, Fred and me in the beautiful Fall Colorado scenery.

Top view of my book.

Melanie's book showing her ride her mountain bike through the beautiful Colorado terrain.

Top view of Melanie's book.

Here we are cutting and pasting. :)
We cut out all of the paper frames and made accordian folded sides. Then we cut out photocopied photographs of scenery and our subjects to be put in the foreground. We layed out where to glue the scenes into the frames so you could see them as you looked through the frames. Then we got out our glue sticks and glued it all together and voila! Tunnel Books!

What a fun afternoon. I know Melanie and I will be making more of these!
Happy Monday Everyone!


Manon said...

These are very cool Melissa! I love how they turned out!

sherry carrigan said...

Well those are just too cool. I also think it's cool to have someone close in which to share your passion. You two are truly lucky.

The WriggleButts said...

That is soo cool! I want to try that..


Fannie said...

Wonderful, Melissa! It's nice that you're able to create with Melanie. You two must have so much fun all the time!

Anonymous said...

Those tunnel books are so cool - it reminds me of the flip type books. Oooh, I wonder if you'll make those? I'm not sure if that is what they are called, but when you flip through them, the people in the picutres look like they are moving. What fun classes you two are enjoying!

Anonymous said...

Wow - those are really cool! You guys rock!

Unknown said...

HI Melissa!!!

oh these are awesome....I used to make these cute cards like was so much fun!!! thanks for sharing this and inspiring everyone...


Leann said...

These are amazing!!
Shoot me an email, birthday girl. My hard drive crashed and I lost email addresses, along with most everything else!

Nevis said...

Wow, those are totally cool!!!

Anonymous said...


These are so incredible. They also look very difficult and time consuming with the many layers that you obviously need. Just Beautiful.


Joan Princing Art said...

I have never heard of tunnel books before. You really find some cool projects to make. Hope you have a Happy Monday, too.

Joan & Skippy

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the class and your books are beautiful! Happy Birthday!!


Linda O'Neill said...

These are great, Melissa!!

And mouth is watering looking at those bread pictures. We have to have a James/Fred bread bake-off!:)

Sandy Mastroni said...

fantastic !

The Devil Dog said...

Those are awesome books. Wait til you see the Christmas gift memere is giving mom. It is similiar to your book. Unfortunately, mom won't get it til Christmas.


Maggie Weakley said...

Wow! those cards are great. I really Love them!!! you are so creative.
Fabulous! Maggie

Puglette said...

Beautiful books, Melissa and Melanie! Do you bring all of your photos with you? Did you make the images on a copier?

Melissa...I see some Birthday today your Birthday? If so, I hope it has been fun!

Heather said...

Ah! That's so neat! Great pics~

Molly the Airedale said...

How cool they are! We've never seen anything like this before! You girlz are so talented!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

marianne said...

Oh this is awesome!

Too Cute Pugs said...

Those are so cool! You always do such fun things. It's wonderful!