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DIY Honey Pot Slider Card and Party Invitation

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Create a sweet honey pot pull card! Give one with a special gift or use them as a fun invitation for birthday parties or baby showers. Free SVG cut file and pattern to create your own. 

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Honey Pot DIY Slider Card

*This post was originally published January 15th, 2018. It was updated August 2021 with a new, easier to use, pattern! The card is now more of a pull card than a slider card to make it easier to make and slide the insert out. I hope you enjoy the new update :) 

Winnie the Pooh has always been a favorite in our home! A few years ago, in honor of Winnie the Pooh day on January 18th, I created these cute honey pot slider cards! I love experimenting with paper and decided to create my first pull card. I had a bunch of these adorable classic Pooh bear bees by EK Success and thought they would look adorable on a honey pot. Turns out they do! These cards turned out so fun! They make adorable cards as well as invitations for birthday parties, baby showers and more. 

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

Below I have the tutorial for creating these fun cards. The tutorial has been updated along with the pattern. The card is more of a pull card now than a slider card since the insert comes all of the way out. This makes the card much easier to create and the insert pulls out easily. The free SVG cut file and pattern are available in my Resource Library.

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut all the pieces for the honey pot and printed the white insert on my favorite 110lb paper. The entire card can be created by hand without a cutting machine. Skip cutting out the word “HUNNY” and instead write it with a thin brown marker. I purchased the adorable bee stickers from Joann Fabrics but you can also find them on Amazon.

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

Honey Pot Slider Card

Supplies Needed

Supplies needed for honey pot card laid out on a table.

Bazzill paper colors used for Honey Pot Card

Card Size Guide

The finished card height can vary depending on how the lid pieces are attached. I make my card measure 4.75″ x 4.75″ and use 5″ envelopes. You could also use A6 envelopes which are 4.75″ x 6.5″ and they will be a little tall. Another option is to resize the cut file to fit the envelope size you’d like to use. Just be sure to “Select All” in Cricut Design Space so the pieces will all change size together. 

If mailing, you may want to remove the foam on the little bees so that they lay flat. With the foam you may be required to pay extra postage. 

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Cut out all of the pieces needed.

Grab the free SVG cut file and cut your pieces out using your cutting machine OR use the free PDF pattern to cut the pieces out by hand.

The insert can be cut with a cutting machine and used with a handwritten message. Another option is to write the message or invitation using the computer and print out the insert and cut it out by hand. I have included a Word Document you can edit and use. The font I used for the invitations in these pictures is called KB JellyBean by one of my favorite font designers, Khyrs Bosland.

Pieces needed for a honey pot slider card.

Step Two: Assemble the honey pot. 

Start by creating the bottom of the honey pot. If you take a look at the PDF pattern the pieces are labeled. The bottom of the honey pot is made with the back honey pot, front honey pot and insert holder pieces. The insert holder is sandwhiched between the other two pieces. Start by adhering the insert holder to the back honey pot. I used double-sided tape along the straight edges and glue everywhere else.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

Once this is attached, add adhesive to the top of the insert holder and cover it with the front honey pot.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

I highlighted the top of the front honey pot piece below since it was hard to see in the picture.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

Step Three: Decorate the front of the Honey Pot

Add the decorative pieces to the front of the honey pot including the blue bottom, cream label and the honey drip.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

Attach the letters for the word “HUNNY” to the cream label using a glue pen. Make sure to reverse the first N :)

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

The honey, and word "hunny" are added to the paper honey pot card.

honey pot slider card pieces being assembled on a black cutting mat.

Step Four: Create the insert for the card.

The insert can be created a few different ways. Use your cutting machine to cut a plain square and add a hand written note to the insert or use the computer to print the inserts as I did for this tutorial. Either way, be sure to leave the top inch clear so it can attach to the lid of the card.

Pieces for the paper honey pot card laying on a black mat.

Add double sided tape along the top of the insert. Attach the insert to the large lid piece. I do this by flipping both over and lining up the top of the insert with the top edges of the large lid piece. The grid on my craft mat helps to center the insert.

Insert with invitation wording on it lays on a black mat.

The back of the invitation insert is attached to the top of the honey pot lid.

Invitation insert with top of honey pot attached.

Step Five: Add the lid to the honeypot.

The insert should now be able to slide easily in and out of your card! To finish the top of the lid it is time to add the top two pieces, medium lid and small lid. Be careful to make sure they are placed so your card fits the envelope you plan on using. Since I use 5″ square envelopes, I make the height of my card measure 4.75″. 

paper honey pot with part of paper lid attached.

Honey pot paper card assembled laying on a black mat.

Step Six: Decorate the card with bees!

Add the cute Classic Pooh bees to the card! I used three bees and love the dimension they add to the cards! If mailing the card, you may need to add additional postage to your envelopes.  

Bumblebee embellishments are added to the honey pot card.

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

The cards are finished and they turned out bee-utiful! Head to my Resource Library to download the free cut file and PDF pattern!

Paper honey pot card with cute bumblebees on it.

These honey pot cards are so fun! I love interactive cards and enjoyed the challenge of figuring these out. Paper crafting like this reminds me so much of pattern drafting in sewing – it’s figuring out how all the pieces will come together, and I love that part!

Check out pictures from our Pooh-themed party for more cute ideas! I also created other slider/pull cards after creating this one including a Christmas Cottage Pull Card, Teapot Pull Card and Haunted House Pull Card!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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  1. I’m sorry this might be a stupid question. I am going to do this by hand as I do not have a machine like cricut. The thing is I can’t figure out how to use the pdf and print the items on each colour cardstock because the pdf image is in colour. OMG I feel so stupid asking this LOL

    1. Hi! Not a stupid question at all! The PDF is meant to be a template rather than a printable card – you can print the PDF on cardstock, cut the pieces out and use them as templates/patterns that can be traced onto colored cardstock. If you are planning to make 10 invitations, you can trace each piece 10 times and fit as many as you can on the cardstock you are using. I would recommend using a paper trimmer on the insert to get straight edges and to take care when cutting the insert holder. I hope that helps!! Please let me know if you have any other questions! :)

    1. Hi! If you are making this with a cutting machine you can set the amount you are cutting to 25 and see how many pages it will take of each color. I just tested this in Cricut Design Space and it looks like you would need 1 brown, 1 gold, 2 cream, 3 light blue, 3 white for the insert, and 19 yellow – all 12″x12″ paper. If you are making this by hand you may need slightly more since the Cricut places things really close together. If you are printing your insert on 8.5″ x 11″ paper you would need closer to 5 sheets. When purchasing paper I always like to purchase a couple extra sheets when possible in case I make mistakes and need to start over on a few. You can also try making the card first with scrap paper as a sample. I hope this helps! :)

    1. Hi! I’m sorry I don’t have a video – is there anything I can help with? The insert is the trickiest part but it should work. Before attaching the lid to the honey pot you should be able to slide the insert up and down. It helps if the paper for the insert is the same thickness as the cardstock used on the honey pot. If cutting by hand it can be a little trickier since everything needs to line up. Feel free to email me and I can try to help! kimberly@craftingcheerfully.com.

    1. Hi! The package says 28 pieces and I believe there were 2 honey pots and 2 bee hives included so I would guess about 24 bees! I’m not exactly sure but that is my best guess since I made these cards a few years ago. :)

  2. I know this post is over a year old almost 2…I downloaded the free file but was unable to use it with my cricut. Any tips or pointers?

    1. Hi! There are three free files available, the SVG file will work with a Cricut cutting machine. Were you having trouble downloading the file, importing it into Design Space or cutting it? You should be able to save it to your desktop and then import it into a new project. The pieces are sorted by color mat. I’m happy to help troubleshoot. You can reply here or feel free to email me at kimberly@craftingcheerfully.com :) It’s one of my favorite paper crafts so I’d love to help you be able to make it! -Kimberly

    1. Hi! I used an A6 envelope – 4.75″ x 6.5″. If you are planning to mail them you may want to remove the foam that comes on the little bees so they lay flat. With the foam they may require additional postage. :)

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