Sweet as Honey Card

Sweet as Honey Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have such a soft, pretty, summery card to share with you today!  I spent some time this past weekend cleaning up my computer files.  What a job!  I was clipping right along, when I stumbled upon this beautiful public domain image in my files.  I’m not sure where it came from, but it captured my imagination and I had to put everything else aside and make this card.

Honey Girl Card 01Oh, how I love this darling little girl in her straw hat and white collar!  The artwork was on a larger image for the Bee Hive Clothing Co.  And this got me thinking…what other public domain bee images did I have in my files?  So I went searching and found enough of them to make this sweet as honey card.

Honey Girl Card 4The background papers I used are from Graphic 45’s refreshed version of Baby to Brides.  I matted every thing onto pale blue or soft pink cardstock to pick up on the soft colors in my focal.  The perfect ribbon match for these colors is Light Pink Plaid and Bay Leaf Seam Binding.  I love how they bring out the pink in the little girl’s cheeks and draw attention to the feather in her straw hat.

Honey Girl Card 03I die cut some circles using Spellbinders Diamondessence Dies.  I wanted to echo the pretty scalloped edge of these dies somehow in my composition, so I topped one of my background panels with a small strip of silky soft Paulette crocheted lace.  This is from the June Ribbon Club assortment, and I’m a big fan!

The small acrylic charm was created by cutting the bee hive from one of the vintage advertisements, coloring it with a yellow marker and then gluing it to the back of the charm with Glossy Accents.  I ran more of the Bay Leaf Seam Binding through the top of the charm and then tied it off with a bit of natural burlap string.

Honey Girl Card 02I love a bit of honey in my tea, and this past Christmas, my thoughtful son and his wife gave me a selection of teas with these sweet honey spoons.  I glued one of them onto my card, topped it with a beautiful double layer bow tied with both of the ribbons and then added a tag from the paper collection.

Honey Girl Card 5Inside, I stamped a little greeting with Crafty Secrets Queen Bee Digital Art Stamps, and created a pocket for an individually wrapped tea bag.  Another scrap of my vintage advertisement tops the pocket along with a button from the paper collection and a bit of Bay Leaf Seam Binding. I thought about adding flowers, but I really liked the sweet simplicity of it.  What do you think?

You could use this card for any occasion, but I think it would make a great Get Well Card.

If you’re interested in purchasing this card, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Wishing you a day that’s as sweet as honey!



9 thoughts on “Sweet as Honey Card

  1. Birgit

    This is as sweet as can bee! All puns intended ;o) Did you make your own honey spoon? If not, can you share your resource? I’d love to make a tea themed card for a dear friend. thanks!

  2. Carol

    Gorgeous card Kathy. Love the pink and blue together, so soft and they combine so wonderfully together. The image is adorable and I love the bee stirrer and other bee related embellishments. X

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, love that darling little girl. Where did you find the honey spoon. that and the bow added so much to your creation. love it.

  4. soozyb2013

    Love the vintage pieces that you have and find for your cards. The honey tin is what got me! Your work is grrreat as usual. 🙂

  5. Candy Colwell

    This is such a sweet card, Kathy. I love the colors. Teal is my favorite color so naturally I am drawn to anything with teal on it. 🙂 I love it with the pink on these papers. You’ve done a beautiful job of layering those papers to get the most out of each one. You are a master at that … layering papers and images on cards. The added machine stitching and lacy edges really add so much. Your bows are always picture perfect. Love your ribbons you used on this as well. Just darling!

  6. jenscull

    what a wonderful card with all of those sweet goodies you have added! you are right, this would be ideal for a get well card! 🙂 the seam binding is just gorgeous. what a beautiful color!

    have a most amazing day! 🙂

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