Sunday, November 27, 2011

Merry & Bright Honeycomb Ornament Card

Pin It Now! This was the most fun card I've made ALLLLLL day. I've been Pinning tons of handmade paper ornaments lately, and my scrappin' sista & I are determined to get them all made. I taught myself today to make the honeycomb ornament after my son opened a card at the store yesterday & exclaimed how cool it was because it had a tissue paper ornament that opened out in it.  I *gently* slapped his hand and said, "I can make that! Put it back! Five dollars! Sheesh."

So here's my (better than store bought) card...

I learned the ornament fold on Amazing Paper Grace's blog post.  I punched about 20 pieces from the Ornament Punch from Spice Cake DSP and folded it out only halfway to adhere it to the card, instead of going all the way around and making a full hangable ornament. 

Note! The link for the tutorial is broken, here is the website page so you can copy and paste:

Here are the steps to make this card:
Card base is Early Espresso 11" x 4-1/4"
Whisper White 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4", run thru big Shot with Snowburst Embossing Folder, smeared with Pool Party ink on the debossed side of the folder.  Then I sponged Frost White Shimmer Paint onto the embossed snowflakes.
Round corners on all three layers and adhere.
Punch 3 layers of CS with Scallop Border Punch in alternating Pool Party & Whisper White.
Adhere a strip of Dotted Scallop Chocolate Chip Ribbon over top and adhere with Dimensionals.
On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp Jolly Jingles Jumbo Roller in Pool Party.  Now, I don't use the ink cartridges for most of my cards.  I simply roll the wheel across the ink pad, brayer-style, and run it over the CS, then trim as I like.  Sponge the edges with Pool Party, and mount onto Early Espresso CS. 
Adhere sentiment under ribbon embellishment.
Next, create the ornament.
Dont forget the GLITTER!  Apply silver Galaxy Glitter with Two-Way Glue.
Embellish with a strip of Rhinestones, and one large Rhinestone at the base of the ornament.
I also sponged the edges of the card base with Frost White Shimmer Paint. 

Inside of the card, I punched an ornament from an extra scrap of the embossed snowflake paper.
These are the two awesome challenges I was inspired by to make this card...

I hope you'll give one a try this week!  There's nothing more fun than creating something beautiful and sharing it with your friends.

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Wow, Erika! This is absolutely fabulous! So unique and creative...and far, far better than any five dollar store bought card! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Erika, Grace has some 'amazing' tutorials on her site. She is one talented lady and so are you! Your card is fabulous. You should be so proud of your creation that ornament is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. Beautiful! And yes, you're card and ornament are so much better than anything in a store!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup.

  4. Just gorgeous! Your ornament was the perfect addition to this sketch. Love the glittery edges. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

  5. Wow! What a stunning card! That ornament is gorgeous and I love the embossed snowflake background. How creative.

  6. Fabulous card Erika. I love your take on Becca's ornament. Nice detail in your card base. Thanks' for playing at The Paper Players this week.

  7. Gorgeous, Erika! I love the paper ornament. It is just stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week.

  8. Oh my, this looks as yummy as the inspiration photo---and no calories! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  9. Oooh, pinning handmade ornaments? I better go out there and find you... I want to see too! Beautiful card with lots of layers, and of course the ornament. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  10. Wow! This Is absolutely beautiful! I will have to look up that tutorial. Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

  11. One word... wow! That ornament is amazing! Three-D and edged with the embossing. I also really like what you did with the embossing folder and the rows and rows of scallop trim.

  12. Fabulous ornament! Love it. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  13. Erika, tis is SO pretty! Love the soft colors and the detail in your ornament. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial, too. The layered scallops are a beautiful touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) I will have to go find you on Pinterest...LOVE that site!

  14. OK I can't get off Pinterest some times to make the items I pin:)

    Wow WOW this card is Merry and Bright! i love the bling on the edges of the ornament. Great texture and color for a holiday card. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players!

  15. Your ornament is just SMASHING!! Reminds me of something old I'd find on my parents tree, love all the dimension! and the bling just adds a bit more fun to your stunning card!