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BARC Wood Bookmarks

July 6, 2015

MARK the Spot.

Do you need a new bookmark to aide in your summer reading? We created these 2″x6″ BARC Wood bookmarks with an inspirational quote and a summer design. BARC Wood is flat and thin enough to slip inside a book without any bulging and is much sturdier than paper. Printing custom text and designs on BARC Wood is so easy. BARC Wood runs through most printers just like paper. Download our Butterfly Bookmark design or design your own and see how impressive printing on BARC Wood can be.

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Supplies for BARC Wood Bookmark: BARC Birch or Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper, inkjet printer, Butterfly Bookmark, hobby blade and ruler.

Instructions for BARC Wood Bookmark:

1. Download Butterfly Bookmark.

2. Print bookmark design onto a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of BARC Wood paper.

3. Cut out the front and back of the BARC Wood bookmark with a hobby blade and a ruler.

4. Remove adhesive lining from the back of the BARC Wood Bookmarks. Adhere the front and back together. Trim edges as needed.

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Butterfly Bookmark




Patriotic BARC Wood Banner

June 29, 2015

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Red,White & BARC! Get crafty and make a patriotic summer decoration with BARC Wood just in time for 4th of July. This banner can be used for birthdays, school events, graduation, Presidents Day and all kinds of celebrations from Fourth of July to Memorial Day. Happy Fourth of July and God bless the U.S.A!

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Supplies for the Red, White and BARC Banner: BARC Birch Wood Paper, burlap fabric, red stamp ink, blue stamp ink, star punch, stripe stamp, scissors, canvas twine, baby wipes, mini clothes pins, hot glue and glue gun.

Instructions for the Red, White and BARC Banner:

1. Cut 12 banner triangles from BARC Birch wood—roughly 4″ high by 2.5″ wide.

2. Take 4 Birch Wood Banner triangles and punch a star out of the center of each. Set 3 punched Birch Wood stars aside.

3. Stamp stripes in red ink onto 8 BARC Birch Wood Banner triangles.

4. Cut 3 burlap fabric rectangles to 2.5″ x 4″.

5. Cut BARC Birch Wood into 15 pieces sized 3″ x .5″ .

6. Take a baby wipe and dip into blue stamp ink. Wipe blue ink onto the BARC Birch Wood (15 pieces from step 5, and 3 punched stars from step 2).

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7. Apply the blue BARC Birch Wood pieces to the top of each triangle banner piece with hot glue.

8. Adhere the BARC Birch Wood blue stars to each fabric burlap piece with hot glue.

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9. Put the banner pieces in order. See photo for suggested order placement. Attach canvas twine with hot glue to the back of each banner piece. Tip: stack banner pieces in order so it’s easy to glue one piece right after another.

10. Attach a mini clothes pin to each end of the banner and hang.

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BARC Cherry Wood Home banner

June 22, 2015

Want the look of wood without the weight of wood? BARC Wood paper is thin, lightweight and mounts perfectly to other lightweight surfaces. We created this Home banner using BARC Cherry Wood paper and adhered it to a piece of recycled cardboard. Attach the banner to a wreath and you’ll have a welcoming home decor piece.

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Supplies for the ‘Home Banner': BARC Cherry Adhesive Wood Sheet, Home decor vinyl, scrap cardboard, pencil, hobby blade and ruler.

Instruction for the ‘Home Banner':

1. Cut a piece of scrap cardboard to 8.5″ x 11″.

2. Remove the adhesive liner and mount the sheet of BARC Cherry Wood onto the piece of cardboard.

3. Transfer the vinyl home decor piece directly to the BARC Cherry Wood.

4. With a pencil and ruler lightly draw a banner shape around the BARC Cherry wood and Home sentiment. See project photo for suggested placement.

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5. With a hobby blade and ruler cut out the banner shape. Tip: thick cardboard can be tricky to cut. Be sure to start with a sharp hobby blade. Cut lightly and slowly with the hobby blade using the ruler as your guide. Repeat the cut deeper and deeper with each pass until you have a clean cut through the cardboard.

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Rustic BARC Wood Box for Dad

June 15, 2015

Dress up your Father’s day gift packaging with a little BARC Wood. We wrapped a box and created a simple tag using BARC Rustic Cherry and BARC Cherry Wood tape. Pair with a handcrafted card, like the one we posted last week and you are all set. Happy Father’s Day!

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Supplies for Rustic BARC Box: 1 Roll of BARC Rustic Cherry Wood, BARC Cherry Wood tape, gift box, brown ribbon, brown patterned paper, scrabble letter tiles, sanding block, scissors and glue dots.

Instructions for wrapping Rustic BARC Box:

1. Measure your box lid and base.

2. Wrap lid: Add 1″ to the length measurement and wrap the box lid. Note: start on the inside lip and adhere. Remove liner as you go and pressing BARC Rustic roll along top until you reach the other side, tucking and adhering the other edge into the box top. Measure the two remaining openings on the box sides and cut pieces for BARC Rustic Wood to fit.

3. Following the directions in step 2, wrap the box bottom. Again, measure the two remaining openings on the box sides and cut pieces for BARC Rustic Wood to fit.

4. Put lid onto box bottom for fit. Lightly sand any corners or edges as needed with a sanding block.

Fill with a goodie for father and then dress up your box with ribbon and a tag!

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BARC Cherry Wood Father’s Day Cards

June 8, 2015

Impress Dad with your woodworking skills by handcrafting a BARC Wood card for Father’s Day. These cards feature BARC Cherry Wood and are loving made for Father.

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Supplies for both Father’s Day cards: BARC Cherry Wood 12″x12″ paper, BARC Cherry Wood Tape, brown patterned paper, Father’s Day stamp, brown ink, cork star embellishments, adhesive, foam adhesive, HAPPY cut file, e-cutter and scissors.

Instructions for Square Happy Father’s Day card:

1. Create a card base with brown patterned paper. Cut base to 5.5″x 11″ and fold in half.

2. Cut HAPPY using a HAPPY cut file and an e-cutter onto a sheet of BARC Cherry Wood.

3. Trim the HAPPY sheet of BARC Cherry Wood to 5″x5″. Weed out the HAPPY phrase and save the BARC HAPPY letters for the next card.

4. Stamp Father’s Day in brown ink below the HAPPY phrase onto the 5″x5″ sheet of BARC Cherry Wood. See picture for placement.

5. Adhere 3 cork star embellishments below the FATHER’S DAY stamped image.

6. Mount the 5″x5″ HAPPY FATHER’s DAY BARC Cherry Wood piece to the brown patterned paper card front using foam adhesive.

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Instructions for BARC Tape Happy Father’s Day card:

1. Create a card base with brown patterned paper. Cut base to 5.5″x 8.5″ and fold in half.

2. Arrange the BARC Cherry Wood HAPPY letters that were set aside from the previous card onto the front of the brown patterned card base. Adhere in place.

3. Cut a 4″ piece of BARC Cherry wood tape.

4. Stamp Father’s Day in brown ink onto the piece of BARC Cherry wood tape.

5. Flag each end of the tape, remove adhesive liner and adhere to card front under the HAPPY. See picture for placement.

6. Adhere 2 cork star embellishments to both sides the FATHER’S DAY BARC Cherry Wood flag.

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