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BARC Wood and Zig® woodcraft markers

March 23, 2015

We created these simple Easter egg notecards using BARC Cherry wood paper and Zig Woodcraft markers.

Zig Woodcraft markers work great on all of our BARC wood finishes. You can use these woodcraft markers to decorate or write directly onto our BARC wood paper. These high opacity markers allow for many coats of paint with little bleed-through.

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Supplies for BARC Easter Egg notecards: BARC Cherry wood paper, 3″x5″ white notecards, scissors, Zig Woodcraft markers and foam adhesive.

Instructions for BARC Easter Egg notecards:

1. Doodle designs onto BARC Cherry wood paper with Zig Woodcraft markers. We suggest you test a few signs before you start this project. We drew stripes and hexagons. Tip: these markers are fairly precise but it you don’t get the coverage you want it’s easy to lay down another coat of ink to get the opacity you like.

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2. Using scissors cut out egg shapes from BARC Cherry wood paper.

3. Draw designs onto the egg shaped BARC Cherry wood.

4. Mount BARC Cherry wood egg shape to the front of a 3″x5″ white notecard using foam adhesive.

ARC March 23 Eggs-10

 

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BARC Wood covered journals

March 16, 2015

BARC Wood sheets can cover just about anything. Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary. We wanted to add a little personality to these plain journals so we covered them with BARC Wood. These journals look great in BARC Cherry, Birch and Rustic Birch finishes and will make memorable gifts. 

ARC Mar 16

Supplies for BARC Wood covered journals: BARC Cherry wood adhesive paper, BARC Birch wood adhesive paper, BARC Rustic Birch wood adhesive paper, plain kraft covered journals (4), scissors, metal edge ruler, cutting mat, paper sanding block and a hobby blade.

Instructions for BARC covered journal:

1. Measure your journal. Our larger journal folded is 8.5″ x 5.5″.  The flat size is 8.5 x 11.

2. Trim a sheet of BARC wood to .5″ larger than the flat size of your journal (9″ x 11.5″).

3. Remove adhesive liner from back of the BARC Wood sheet.

4. Adhere the BARC wood sheet to the journal. Start at the front of the book and press the BARC Wood paper down as you adhere around the spine and onto the back of the book.

ARC Mar 16 spine

5. Using a metal edge ruler and a hobby blade trim the BARC wood paper to the journal shape.

6. Lightly sand the cut edges and smooth out.

ARC Mar 16 notecover

7. Repeat process on additional journals with a variety of BARC Wood finishes.

8. Leave journals plain or embellish.

ARC Mar 16 notebooks




St. Patrick Shamrock Decor with wood tape

March 9, 2015

Need a simple project for St. Patrick’s day? We saw this cute shamrock wreath on Pinterest and immediately thought how great this project would look made from BARC Wood tape. You can find the original inspiration and simple instructions at The Craft Patch: Paper Shamrock Wreath.

ARC March 9 Clover

ARC March 9 Clover Tape

Supplies for the wood tape shamrock: BARC Cherry wood tape, green patterned papers, label punch, green button scissors, hot glue and glue gun. 

Instructions for the wood tape shamrock:

Note: our decor piece is much smaller than the inspiration.

1. Review the The Craft Patch: Paper Shamrock Wreath tutorial here.

2. Cut 7- 8″ x 1″ strips of BARC Cherry Wood Tape,  7- 6″ x 1″ strips of BARC Cherry Wood Tape and 4″ x 1″ strips of BARC Cherry Wood Tape.

3. Line the back side of each strip of BARC Cherry Wood Tape with green patterned paper.

4. Follow the assembly instructions from the The Craft Patch: Paper Shamrock Wreath tutorial here.

We are using our shamrock decor as a table centerpiece. You could create a wreath, a banner, garland or fun hanging ornaments.

Want more St, Patrick’s project inspiration? Here are a few quick links to previous posts using BARC Wood for St. Patrick’s holiday crafting.

Lucky, Lucky Banner

Lovely Rainbow Card

Lucky Card & Tag




Lucky Day card and tag with BARC Birch wood

March 2, 2015

We love to use BARC wood in our paper crafting and in our gift giving. This week we’ve combined both with these projects perfect for St. Patrick’s day. Both Lucky Day projects feature BARC Birch wood paper.

ARC March 2 Lucky Day

Supplies for the ‘Lucky Day’ card and ‘Lucky’ tag: BARC Birch wood adhesive paper, Lucky Day download, electronic cutting machine, green card stock, gold paper, green metallic brads, Versamark, gold embossing powder, heat tool, mini glue dots and gold chocolate coins.

ARC March 2 Lucky CardInstructions for the ‘Lucky Day’ card:

1. Cut a piece of green card stock to 5.5″ x 8.5″. Score and fold in half.

2. Typeset Lucky Day in your favorite font or use the Lucky Day download and an electronic cutting machine cut out the card front onto a sheet of BARC Birch wood paper.

3. Adhere the BARC Birch Wood Lucky Day image onto the front of the green card. Be sure to remove the LUCKY phrase, DAY phrase and four shamrocks from the card front so the green card stock shows through. Note: set aside the LUCKY phrase for the gift tag.

4. Using the Lucky Day download and an electronic cutting machine cut out four small shamrocks from gold paper.

5. Adhere each gold shamrock into the center of each green shamrock on the card front with a green metallic brad. See photo for placement.

6. Lightly rub Versamark ink around the outer edge of the card. Sprinkle gold embossing powder onto the Vesamark and heat set.

7. Adhere a gold foil covered chocolate coin to the card with mini glue dots.

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Instructions for the ‘Lucky’ tag;

1. Cut a piece of green card stock to 2″ x 6″. Freehand trim a tag top shape.

2. Lightly rub Versamark ink around the outer edge of the tag. Randomly stamp Versamark onto the tag front. Sprinkle gold embossing powder onto the Versamark and heat set.

3. Adhere the BARC Birch wood Lucky word you set aside from the previous project.

4. Tie tag onto a bag of foil covered chocolate coins.

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BARC Cherry Wood gift tags

February 23, 2015

Need to dress up a birthday package? We created these quick birthday gift tags with a few punches, BARC Cherry Wood tape, BARC Cherry wood paper and partnered with a matching wood motif patterned washi tape.

ARC Aug Bday Tags

Supplies for the BARC Cherry Wood Birthday tags: BARC Cherry Wood tape, BARC Cherry Wood paper, white card stock, pink card stock, pink wood grain washi tape, heart punch, hexagon punch, doily punch, tag punch, small circle scallop punch, Happy Birthday rub on transfer and adhesive.

Happy Birthday tag instructions:

1. Punch out tag from white card stock using a large tag punch.

2. Run two strips of BARC Cherry Wood tape horizontally across the front of the tag, trim BARC Cherry Wood tape edges flush with tag. See photo for placement.

3. Punch out three small hearts from a sheet of pink card stock.

4. Arrange three small hearts to the top piece of BARC Cherry Wood tape and adhere in place. See photo for placement.

5. Rub on transfer a ‘Happy Birthday’ phrases to the bottom piece of BARC Cherry Wood tape.

Doily Heart with washi tape tag instructions:

1. Punch out tag from white card stock using a large tag punch.

2. Run two strips of wood patterned washi tape horizontally across the front of the tag butting the top and bottom of the washi tape together. See photo for placement.

3. Punch out one doily shape from a sheet of white card stock. Adhere to tag front in the center of the wood patterned washi tape.

4. Punch out a hexagon shape from a sheet of BARC Cherry wood paper. Adhere to the center of the white doily shape.

5. Punch out one small scallop circle shape from a sheet of white card stock. Adhere to the center of the BARC Cherry Wood hexagon shape.

6. Punch out one small heart from a sheet of pink card stock. Adhere it to the center of the small white scallop circle.




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