Winnie the Pooh has always been a favorite in our home and since January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day, I thought it would be fun to share these cute honey pot slider cards!
Lately I’ve really had the itch to try new things when it comes to paper-crafting handmade cards. After seeing some slider cards on Pinterest, I really wanted to try making one and this idea for a honey pot popped into my head. I had a bunch of classic Pooh Bear bees left over from crafting so I thought this would be a fun project to use them on! I love how cute these cards turned out! They would make adorable invitations and would also be a cute birthday card!
Below I have the tutorial for creating these – they were not as hard to make as I expected! The most difficult part was creating the pattern so the sliding action would work. It took me a couple tries to get it right. I have the free pattern available for you to download as both an SVG cut file and PDF pattern – so the hardest part is done!
I used my Cricut Explore to cut all the pieces for the honey pot and printed the white insert. You could do this without a cutting machine and instead of printing the word “Hunny”, write it with a thin brown marker. I purchased the bee stickers at Joann Fabrics but I also have an Amazon link to them under my “Supplies Needed” section.
Supplies Needed for Honey Pot Slider Card:
(Links to supplies are at the end of the post)
- Free Pattern (located at the end of the post)
- Cricut Explore or Scissors
- Cardstock – yellow, blue, mustard, tan and brown
- White card stock to print the insert on – I used 110lb white paper
- Scor Tape
- Glue stick
- Classic Pooh Bee stickers
(update) *These will fit in A6 envelopes – 4.75″ x 6.5″. If mailing, you may want to remove the foam on the little bees so they lay flat. With the foam you may be required to pay extra postage. I haven’t tried mailing these, but ran into a similar situation when mailing handmade invitations with dimensional bows. Something to keep in mind! :)
Step One: The first step is to cut all of the pieces out. I used my Cricut Explore to cut everything except the white insert. Grab the free SVG file and cut your pieces out using your cutting machine OR use the free PDF pattern to cut the pieces out by hand. If you’re using your cutting machine, you can choose to cut the white insert with your cutting machine and handwrite your note on it, OR you can print the white insert and cut it out by hand. This is how I made mine since I wanted to write the details on the insert using my computer. Make sure the inserts you will be printing on your printer are the right size to fit the rest of the card cut by the cutting machine.
Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to decorate one of the large honey pot pieces to be the top of the card. Start by adhering the blue piece to the bottom of the honey pot. Center the tan piece on the upper section of the pot. I used Scor-Tape and a glue stick for this project. Scor-tape is basically double-sided tape that is really strong and great for paper crafting as it lays nice and flat. I used the Scor-tape on larger sections like these first two pieces.
I used a glue stick to attach the letters for the word “HUNNY”, making sure to reverse the first N :)
Next, I attached the drip of honey to the left side of the card letting it hang over the left edge of the pot so the drips of honey fit around the word “HUNNY”. I also glued the three parts of the lid together.
Step Two: Now it’s time to assemble the sliding part of the card. I used Scor-tape to cover the back of the cutout honey pot piece. The honey pot is slightly different from side to side, so it’s a good idea to lay the pieces together to double check you are applying the tape to the back side of the piece. Attach it to the large honey pot piece that you did not already decorate.
Step Three: Print the white insert that will fit into the card. Double check before printing that the width of your insert will fit into the honey pot. My insert measured 2.75″ wide and 3″ tall. If you print your inserts and they are off just a little, you can always trim them with your scissors. I had to do this with one of my cards because I think I was a little off when gluing my honey pot pieces together. It was a quick fix, though!
* You can use your computer to create these insert cards or handwrite the party details or a birthday message!
Step Four: Cover the honey pot card in Scor-Tape or glue, lay the insert into place, and then attach the top of the honey pot, lining up all of the edges.
When you pull on the insert, it should slide up but not come out. Apply a strip of Scor-Tape to the top of the insert.
Push the insert back inside the honey pot and then stick the lid on. You should be able to pull the lid up and see the insert. When you push the lid down, it will overlap the bottom of the pot slightly, totally concealing the insert.
Step Five: Time to add the bees!! These Classic Pooh bees are so cute! I used three on each card and love the dimension they added.
You can add a ribbon loop to the top of the card if you’d like. I used small pieces of Scor-Tape and 1/4″ wide gold ribbon I had on hand.
The honey pot slider cards are finished!! They 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!
I have some fun Pooh Bear activities for us to do this Thursday for Pooh’s birthday and we’ll read some of the stories and watch one of the movies. My kids love The Tigger Movie right now, but my favorite will always be The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh :)
Have a great week!!
I recommend saving PDFs to your desktop and printing at 100%, unless you mean to alter the size of the pattern.
All free patterns are for personal use only. Thank you!Download Honey Pot Slider Card PDF Pattern.pdf
Honey-Pot-Slider-Card-PDF-Pattern.pdf - 528 KBDownload Honey- Pot Slider Card Insert Template.pdf
Honey-Pot-Slider-Card-Insert-Template.pdf - 463 KBDownload Honey Pot Slider Card.svg
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