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.
*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.
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.
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.
Honey Pot Slider Card
- Free SVG cut file or PDF pattern – Links located at the end of this post
- Cricut Explore or Scissors
- Cardstock – yellow, blue, cream, golden yellow and brown
- My favorite cardstock for this project is Bazzill sold at Joann Fabrics. I used these colors: Sunbeam (yellow), Starburst (blue), Butter Cream (cream), Amber (golden yellow), and Walnut (brown).
- White card stock to print the insert on – 110lb White Cardstock
- Double-sided tape – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Glue pen – I used EK Tools Zig pen
- Classic Pooh bees by EK Success
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.
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.
Once this is attached, add adhesive to the top of the insert holder and cover it with the front honey pot.
I highlighted the top of the front honey pot piece below since it was hard to see in the picture.
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.
Attach the letters for the word “HUNNY” to the cream label using a glue pen. Make sure to reverse the first N :)
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.
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.
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″.
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.
The cards are finished and they turned out bee-utiful! Head to my Resource Library to download the free cut file and PDF pattern!
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!
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