Real Wood Specialty Papers for Real Craft Projects.


Dressing up Daffodils

April 25, 2016

I love to bring the color of spring indoors. Our local nursery had daffodils that were in bloom and a little past outdoor planting, for a steal. I purchased a few to create a spring centerpiece. The nursery pots are not the most attractive, so I dressed up the plastic pots with a little white tissue paper and Cherry Wood tape. Darling daffodils!

ARC April 25 Daffodils

After the blooms retire I plan to plant them outside for blooms next year! Gotta love decor that keeps on giving.

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Supplies for Cherry Wood tape Daffodil Skirts: Roll of Cherry Wood tape, white tissue paper, scissors and 4″ daffodil potted plants.


These are so easy to create. Measurements are for a 4″ pot.

1. Measure the diameter of the top of the pot. The diameter of our 4″ pots is 12″.

2. Cut Cherry wood tape to 12.5″. Note: add a 1/2″ to the diameter for a little overlap.

3. Cut a piece of tissue paper to 6″ x  24″.  Fold in half lengthwise, 3″ x 24″.

4. Remove the adhesive liner from the back of the tape. Slowly adhere the folded end of the tissue paper to the bottom 1/4″ of the tape. Carefully fold and gather as you go.


5. Cut off any excess tissue paper and adhere the tape to the lip of the pot. The 1/2 inch of extra wood tape should allow for a little overlap.


6. Trim the bottom of the tissue paper skirt if needed.

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Sweet Wood Cupcake Toppers

April 18, 2016

Add a sweet extra touch to your next party or wedding with these darling wood paper cupcake toppers. These fun word designs look great used as cupcake toppers but would also add a touch of fun to paper straws and cocktail stirrers. Cut these designs at home with a Silhouette cutter on your favorite wood paper, Birch or Cherry! Download the FREE word art below.

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Note: to make this downloadable PDF file a cut file you will need to remove the fill color from the words and then export as a DXF file before importing the file into your Silhouette software. Enjoy!

Cupcake topper

Printable Glitter Paper is Amazing!

April 11, 2016

Glitter paper 1a

We are always looking for fun and creative new products to add to our line of specialty papers. We have come across the most amazing new paper … a printable Glitter Paper!  This paper is beautiful on its own, prints perfectly and can be stamped and colored on. We love it so much, you may just see it in our future line up of products.

As we played with this paper we were amazed at the results. Not only does it easily print, it is totally mess free! Glitter without the mess?! You are amazing!

Glitter paper 1

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Like the artwork printed on this paper? We purchased these Magnolia Flower designs from Creative Market.

Glitter paper Both

Mixed Media with Birch Wood

April 4, 2016

This week I’d like to share the beginnings of a mixed media piece using Birch Wood paper. I love the look of layer upon layer. I started out simple and perhaps I’ll continue to add to this piece as time goes on. For now I am liking the monochromatic look of the Birch wood and various natural textures.

ARC April 4 Mixed Media 2

This piece uses Birch Wood paper as the base. The damask pattern comes from this Gothic layering stencil from Tim Holtz and a bit of texture paste from Ranger. I added a few more random bits of texture with a bit of canvas, washi tape and a wood hello embellishment. The detailed butterflies are cut out from Birch Wood adhesive backed paper and this paper cuts like butter using the Concord & 9th Floral and Flutter die. I am dying over these Birch Wood Butterflies. I am certain to use the little beauties on additional projects. So many cool elements and details to look at but I can’t get over the beauty of wood. In my opinion the wood grain from the Birch Wood paper is the star!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

ARC April 4 Mixed Media 1  ARC April 4 Mixed Media 3

Woodland bird nest made from Wood paper

March 28, 2016

Make your own bird’s nest. This week we are sharing an idea inspired by and borrowed from nature … a Woodland Nest!

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We make so many wood paper projects around here and we always keep our scraps … just in case we might need them. Do you need projects for those pieces of scraps laying around? We have just the project. Our Woodsy nest is made from bits and pieces of wood paper, scrap papers and various tidbits of what we had laying around. Scavenge just like a bird would and put the found and discarded materials to good use.  This crafty idea is simple to make and essentially free!

Our nest came together quickly by wrapping and gluing each scrap piece together in the shape of a bowl. We kept adding and shaping scrap pieces of Wood paper until we achieved the look we wanted. Once your nest is complete, uses are endless. We brainstormed a few ideas and uses for handmade bird nests:

  • Table centerpieces.
  • Place holders for name cards.
  • Add a few baby succulents and plant them in a nest, what a fun hostess gift!
  • Make a larger nest and use as a wedding card holder or advice holder.
  • Use nests as decor for bridal showers or part of your home decor. We think nests look fabulous with a shabby chic look.
  • Hang from a door or handle.
  • Create decorative tree ornaments.
  • Add to a floral arrangement.
  • Use as Spring/Easter decorations.
  • Add to a cloche display or on a candlestick under a cloche display.

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