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Matting pictures with BARC Wood

October 5, 2015

Do you like to create your own home decor? Dress up an ordinary mat with BARC Wood. Add a warm element to your pictures and family photos by incorporating BARC Cherry Wood into your picture mat. It’s super easy and will change the look of your artwork. We put our BARC Cherry wood mat over an owl poster. This piece of art will be a great addition to our Halloween decorations.

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Supplies for BARC Wood mat: BARC Cherry Wood 12×12 adhesive paper, precut mat board, sanding block, hobby blade and ruler.

Instructions for creating a BARC Cherry wood mat:

1. Measure the outside of your precut mat board. Our mat board is 9″ x 12″.

2. Cut a sheet of BARC Cherry wood adhesive paper to mat board size 9″x12″.

3. Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the BARC Cherry wood paper to the front of the precut mat. Align outer edges.

4. Clean up and trim outside perimeter with a hobby blade and ruler (if needed).

5. Flip over mat so the backside is facing up so the precut window opening is visible.

6. From the backside align your ruler to one edge of the mat opening. Cut that edge with a hobby blade. Repeat process with other remaining 3 sides. Take your time slowly and carefully cutting away the center to create the mat opening.

7. Sand the outer and inner edges of the mat with a sanding block.

8. Add picture or photo and frame if desired.

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World Card Making Day 2015

October 3, 2015

The biggest Holiday in the paper crafting industry has arrived. It’s October 3rd and today is World Card Making Day! We are so excited. Card making is one of our favorite ways to use BARC wood. Our card this year features BARC Cherry Wood and BARC Birch Wood papers. BARC Cherry Wood is the perfect finish for the acorns on our card. Pair with one of our new wood envelopes for an all around woodsy look. Perfect for Fall!

We hope you enjoy this card inspiration. Join in the World Card Making Day fun and create a card or project using your favorite BARC wood products! Happy crafting.

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Supplies for the Acorn card: BARC Cherry Wood Adhesive Paper, BARC Birch Wood Paper, BARC Cherry Wood A2 Envelope, Acorn stamp, ‘Hi’ sentiment stamp, Acorn punch, brown ink and foam adhesive.

Instructions for the Acorn card:

1. Cut a piece of BARC Birch Wood Paper to 5.5″ x 4.25″.

2. Punch out (or cut out) three acorn bottom shapes from BARC Cherry Wood Adhesive Paper using an Acorn punch. Remove adhesive liner and adhere each acorn to card front. See sample for placement suggestion.

3. Stamp three acorn tops in brown ink onto BARC Birch Wood Paper.

4. Punch out the three stamped acorn tops using an Acorn punch.

5. Adhere acorn tops to each Cherry wood acorn base using foam adhesive.

6. Stamp ‘Hi’ sentiment in brown ink onto the BARC Birch Wood Paper card in the bottom right corner. See sample for placement suggestion.

7. Pair card with a BARC Cherry Wood A2 envelope.

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World Card Making Day History:

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its tenth year in 2015, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It’s a day for the card-making community—hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers—to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making. 

Faux Watercolor on BARC Wood

September 28, 2015

Check out these gorgeous wood prints! Think of all the amazing things you could do with BARC Wood!

ARC Sept 28 Art print

This project looks like we spent a serious amount of time and effort to watercolor a bouquet of flowers onto BARC Birch wood. This design has simply been printed with a regular ink jet printer onto a sheet of BARC Birch Wood paper. We loved the result so much we decided to create a set of gift note cards. These printed wood note cards paired with BARC Wood envelopes will make great gifts.

ARC Sept 28 Cards

Supplies for printed wood note cards: 8.5″ x 11″ BARC Birch Wood paper, 4bar BARC Birch Wood envelopes, Inkjet printer, Bouquet art file, Big Shot and label die shape.

Instructions for printed wood note cards:

1. Download Bouquet art file.

2. Size art file down to 4″x 5″ and add a typeset ‘Thank You’ in a design program. Arrange four of your designs onto an 8.5″ x 11″ canvas size. Print onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of BARC Birch wood.

3. Using a label die and the Big Shot, cut out four cards. Note these are flat cards with no fold.

ARC Sept 28 Thanks detail

4. Pair with four 4bar BARC Birch Wood Envelopes to create a 4 note card gift set.

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Wrap it with BARC Wood

September 21, 2015

This week we wanted to spruce up our office. We wrapped a few everyday office items with BARC Cherry Wood adhesive paper and tape. We love the warmth BARC wood adds to any surface. We added a BARC Cherry wood tape to trim a set of basic office storage. BARC Cherry Wood is a thin, real wood sheet with permanent adhesive backing. You can wrap any smooth surface and change the look of any ordinary item. What will you wrap?

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Supplies for BARC Wood office organization: BARC Cherry wood tape, cardboard file organizer & pencil cup (Target), ruler and scissors.

Instructions for BARC Wood office organization:

1. Measure the perimeter of your storage item. Ours measured 36″.

2. Cut two 36″ strips of BARC Cherry wood tape.

3. Start at the back of the cardboard organizer. Remove adhesive liner from one end of the BARC Cherry wood tape and adhere to the organizer.

4. Continue to slowly adhere the BARC Cherry wood tape around the perimeter of the organizer.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the second strip of BARC Cherry wood tape directly above the first piece of BARC Cherry wood tape.

6. Repeat entire process with other organization items.

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BARC BIRCH Wood Label, Envelope & Card

September 14, 2015

Create fabulous fall greetings with a matching card, envelope and card embellishment using BARC Birch wood products. We created our label card embellishment with a BARC ARC Design Birch Wood label, BARC Cherry Wood paper and a wafer thin die. BARC Wood can be expertly cut with delicate and detailed wafer thin dies like this ‘Way to Go’ die. Show us your cuts … tag your BARC Wood project photos on social media with #barccuts and be entered to win a package of BARC ARC Design Wood labels.

ARC Sept 14 Birch Labels

Supplies for the Way to Go card & envelope: A2 BARC Birch wood envelopes, BARC ARC Design Birch Wood label, BARC Cherry wood adhesive backed paper, ‘Way to Go’ die, wood motif pattern paper and Big Shot.

Instructions for the Way to Go card & envelope:

1. Cut wood motif pattern paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″.

2. Pick a label shape from the BARC ARC Design Birch Wood labels and adhere to card front. We chose the wavy banner. An alternate choice is shown below.

Birch ARC Labels

3. Cut out the Way to Go Phrase using the ‘Way to Go’ die, Big Shot and BARC Cherry wood adhesive backed paper.

WTG die

4. Remove adhesive liner from the back of the BARC Cherry wood Way to Go phrase and adhere to BARC ARC Design Birch Wood label. Instant embellishment!

ARC Sept 14 Cherry WTG

ARC Sept 14 Birch Label WTG

5. Pair with matching A2 Birch Wood or Cherry Wood envelope.

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