Sunday, January 3, 2016

Honeycomb Card

Last month a dear friend of mine took the time to write me a sweet 2-page handwritten note that she included in her Christmas card. It wasn't a newsletter about her family but a note thanking me for my friendship and support when she went through a difficult time in November and updating me on how she was doing. I don't get to see her nearly as often as I would like as she lives about 45 minutes away and homeschools her 9 children, so receiving such a special letter from her was a treat for me. I wanted to write her back to thank her and let her know how much it meant to me that she would take so much time at the busiest time of the year, so I chose this card design to send her with a handwritten note of my own.
This card is a 5x7 inch white card base that I distressed with ink along all 4 sides. I had some lovely honeycomb paper with vintage-style printing on it that I thought would work well with this image and sentiment from Our Daily Bread's "Be Happy" unmounted rubber stamp set, so I trimmed it to fit the card front. I stamped the image directly onto the patterned paper and then stamped the verse from Proverbs onto some of the scraps of the patterned paper's other side. I fussy cut the verse and adhered it with foam squares after distressing it with the same ink I used on the card base.
I love this verse! It's such a good reminder of the power of our words to encourage others. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge W,1E, SIO - #268 Anything Goes with ODBD stamps
613 Avenue Create - W - #157 Anything goes with twist: CAS project
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - Something New (This stamp set is new)
Come and Get It WUnlimited Something New (This stamp set is new)
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #169 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #25 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W #297 Anything Goes
Scrappy Hands 2W – #55 Sweet (W2 of 2)
Cupcake Inspirations - W - Inspiration* (colors)
Allsorts W,3E What's new? (new stamp set)
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - use something new (new stamp set)
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)new to you (stamp set is new)
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) friendship/ friends 
Outlawz Challenges  use something new (stamp set is new)
Sweet Stampin W, 2E  something new (stamp set is new)
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #109 Stamps
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges (M,P15) #82 Something Old, Something New (new stamp set, old patterned paper)
Kreativeinkauf-challenge (M,P15,E3)  #34 Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper (M,P1,E5) Anything Goes (no digital images allowed)
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges W - No.111 - All Things New (W1 of 2) new stamp set
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.157 - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks W #279 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #344 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 2W #97 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #171 New Year (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Share Joy Challenge W Sketch &  Clean & Simple*
Crafty Creations - 2W - #305 Anything Goes  (Week 2 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #52 Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles - 2W, E1, F -  #38  Something New  (new stamp set)
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks  - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #66 Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #230 Anything Goes Challenges Runs Next 3 Weeks
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #216 Anything Goes  Challenge Runs 2 Weeks
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (runs till Jan 11)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 2)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #68 - Anything Goes  
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #332 - Anything Goes (week 2)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #274 -  Anything Goes - runs till Jan 4


  1. What a beautiful honeycomb card!! I just love the background you created along with the design!! Perfect. I love that scripture! Thanks for joining us at ODBD! Happy New Year!!

  2. What a beautiful and creative card. Love the details and scripture. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  3. What a lovely design. The background paper is gorgeous, and your sentiment perfectly complements the stamping. Thanks for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. Lovely! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  5. Great job love the paper and the sentiment is awesome Thank you for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC

  6. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Creative Corner. Hope to see you again.

  7. Fabulous card, lovely design and the sentiment is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. Your card is lovely and I am sure your friend will appreciate it! These are the kind of moments that we paper crafters live for...the realization that putting pen to paper is far more cathartic and touching than an E-card. Both gifts were from the heart! Thanks so much for brightening our day here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. What a lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT :)

  10. Honeycomb in word deed and image. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  11. Great card! I am sure she will appreciate this! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!


  12. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
    This is so sweet. I love the hive what a great card!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  13. Adding scripture to cards is always a plus in my book. Love all the special details. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri~ Skittles Design Team

  14. What a great card and I'm sure she will love it!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

  15. What a great card and I'm sure she will love it!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

  16. Stunning card love that design x I am sure she will love it xx thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  17. Great card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Coma and Get It.
    Hugs, Iwona

  18. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends!

    Leanne DT/LPCF

  19. Lovely card and lovely words. Thanks so much for playing along with our Elegance theme at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  20. What a wonderful shabby vintage card, Carrie, I love all the different shades of brown and amber! Thnks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  21. A beautiful card with lovely words. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  22. Such a sweet card. That sentiment (verse) is beautiful and your card theme backs it up so well. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  23. Sadly handwritten notes and letters seem to be a thing of the past so it must have been really wonderful to get this from your friend. I'm sure she will be equally pleased to get this beautiful card and note from you too. Thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie!

  24. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  25. Very pretty card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug this week.

  26. This is fabulous, a lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

  27. love that sentiment - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

  28. Special letters and cards from one friend to another: makes my heart sing with joy! You've created a gorgeous, classy, elegant card that, paired with the letter you've written, are sure to lift your friend's spirits! Thank you for sharing your artistry at Cupcake Inspirations!

  29. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'What's New' challenge week. The new challenge starts tomorrow, hope you join in again x Susan x

  30. Oh it's beautiful, and I'm sure your friend will treasure it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  31. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  32. Gorgeous card,love the image and colour scheme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxx

  33. What a wonderful card for such a dear friend! Love the sentiment! So glad you were inspired by our Elegance Cupcake Inspirations Challenge and hope you will share more of your creative skills in future challenges!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  34. Love the simplicity to your creation. Thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #297 - Anything Goes.

  35. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  36. So pretty!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  37. Such a great background paper. Love all of the different shades of beige and the different fonts. I am sure your friend loved it.

    Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.