Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Latest: Honeycomb Paper!

When I was younger I always loved that honeycomb paper that was used in seasonal decorations.  Do you know what I'm talking about?  Sure you do!

Inky Antics is now selling Honeycomb paper to use in card making.  It is a bit pricey at $6.50 for a 5x7 pad or sheet which is what I paid at Archivers.  But, I do think you can get quite a few cards out of the paper.  Inky Antics also has several sets of clear cling stamps to use with the paper.  It's really pretty easy to do...and fun if you like trying new things.

Here is what the paper looks like in the package:

This stamp set with the cute little inch worms has an apple stamp that is used as a pattern for cutting the honeycomb paper.  You simply stamp in on the paper, making sure that the arrow on the stamp is going in the same direction as the arrow on the paper (sorry, it's sort of hidden in this photo but trust me....there is a guide). 

Well, you can almost see the arrow under my hand.  And it IS parallel to the one on the stamped apple.
Then you simply cut it out with a good pair of sharp scissors.  That's important...SHARP...if not you may not get a good cut, of course as you are cutting through several thicknesses of paper.

When you score your card for the fold where you are going to put your apple you want to do two parallel (I like that word) scores about 1/8" apart in the center of your card to account for the thickness of the honeycomb paper.

I created the card front with papers from DCWV Mango Frost.  I used Spellbinders dies for the labels and Stampin' watercolor pencils.  I also stamped all of the inside images before adhering the honeycomb as I thought it would be easier to work with. 

Quite easy, actually...and a cute and novel idea!  Don't you think so?


  1. Great card! Funny that I just got back from a trip and my friend has bought this set and the honeycomb papers. We didn't try them out while I was there though.

  2. You are the card master, Susan! You make wonderful, fun cards.

  3. WOW! You ROCK at making cards!


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