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Hello to Summer Card using BARC Wood

July 21st, 2014

We are loving our summer. The weather is warm, flowers bloom, and around here, everyday the sun is shining. We wanted to formally say ‘Hello to Summer’ with this card using a variety of BARC Wood products.

You may have noticed how big pocket scrapbooking has become …  ’Project Life’ or pocket scrapbooking cards are also fun and easy to use on cards. This card came together quickly using a pocket scrapbook card as the primary image.

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Supplies for the ‘Hello to Summer’ card: BARC Birch Wood tapeBARC Cherry Wood Tape, BARC White Birch Paper, tan cardstock, pink cardstock, scallop circle punch, large flower punch, flair, pocket scrapbook card, foam dimensionals, adhesive and scissors.

‘Hello to  Summer’ Card Instructions:

  1. Cut tan cardstock to 5″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold in half to create a flat card size of 5″ x 4- 1/4″.
  2. Cut 3 pieces of BARC Cherry Wood Tape and 2 pieces of BARC Birch Wood tape to 4-1/4”. Adhere tapes to card base, starting with BARC Cherry Wood Tape and alternating with BARC Birch Wood tape to create the striped background. Completely cover the front of card with tape. Trim excess tape if needed.
  3. Mount a ‘pocket scrapbook card’ to front of card on an angle. We chose a summer themed pocket card with a verse and a summertime image.
  4. To create the wood and paper flower: Use a large flower punch and punch out 2 BARC White Birch paper flowers and 2 pink card stock flowers. Alternating papers, layer the flower pieces together. Offset and overlap petals on each layer and adhere together. Punch out a small pink cardstock scallop circle. Add scallop and a little flair button to the center of your flower.
  5. Adhere the assembled flower to the ‘pocket scrapbook card’ and card.
  6. Send someone a sweet summer hello.

Monogram BARC Cherry Letter

July 14th, 2014

We love the large letter trend we are seeing in home decor. Large wooden letters can cost a pretty penny and be fairly heavy. Doesn’t it seems the letter we want is always missing? Problem solved. We created our monogram letter N using a preform chipboard letter and one roll of adhesive backed BARC Cherry wood. Our N  is affordable, super lightweight and created custom in size and color for our space. What a deal.

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Supplies for ‘Letter N’ Home Decor Monogram: BARC Cherry Wood roll, Chipboard letter, blue acrylic paint, foam brush, scissors, hobby blade and cutting mat.

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‘Letter N’ Instructions:

1. Using acrylic paint and a foam brush, paint the sides and back of your cardboard letter. Let your letter dry completely before moving onto next step.

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2. Unroll the BARC Wood Cherry Roll and decide which portion you want to use to cover your letter. Tip: place your letter on the roll to visualize how the wood grain will look on your letter before cutting.

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3. Roughly cut out a piece of BARC Wood Cherry Roll, enough to cover the front of the letter entirely.

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5. Peel away adhesive backing paper from the precut piece of BARC Wood Cherry Roll.  Adhere the front side of your letter to the adhesive side of the BARC Wood Cherry Roll.

6. Smooth out any bubbles along the way, proceed slowly. Use your hand or a flat, smooth object such as a credit card to smooth BARC Wood Cherry Roll until the entire letter has been adhered.

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7. From the back side of your letter, closely cut away the excess of the BARC Wood Cherry Roll. Use the letter as your guide when you trim.

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8. Place your Monogram BARC Cherry letter on shelf, or hang  and display.

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Rustic Birch Congratulations Card

July 7th, 2014

Rustic BARC Wood sheets and rolls are the same great quality wood veneer as BARC wood sheets. Rustic BARC Wood sheets have a wood image printed onto the Birch or Cherry wood veneer which give these wood products a more rustic and textural look. We wanted a more textural look for our project this week and the Rustic Birch Wood was just the ticket.

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Supplies for ‘Rustic Birch Congratulations’ Card: Rustic BARC Birch Wood Adhesive Sheet, textured green card stock, rose card stock, green card stock, white card stock, large adhesive pearl, leaf punch, three various sized flower punches, corner round punch, congratulations stamp, rose ink, patterned paper, adhesive, foam dimensionals, and scissors. 

‘American Flag’ Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of textured green card stock to 4-1/4″ x 10″. Score and fold in half for your card base.  Round both bottom corners of your card base using a corner round punch.

2. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic BARC Birch Wood Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to textured green card stock base, centering left to right and top to bottom.

3. Cut four 3-1/4″ x 1/2″ strips of alternating patterns of patterned paper. Two in one color/pattern and two in another. Adhere the first pattern to the card above and below the 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic BARC Birch Wood. Adhere the next pattern on top of the 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic BARC Birch Wood and first patterned piece. Note: this piece of pattern paper will overlap and hide the seam between the Rustic BARC Birch Wood and first patterned piece.

4. Punch out two leaves using the leaf punch. Adhere leaves to card in a ‘L’ shape. See card example for placement.

5. Punch our two rose card stock flowers and one Rustic BARC Birch Wood using the various flower punches. These various flowers will layer to create one flower.  Tip: you can freeform hand cut three flowers in concentric sizes if you don’t have three flower punches on hand.

6. Layer three punched flowers, largest to smallest, and adhere together. Place an adhesive pearl in the center of your flower. Adhere flower on top of leaves. See card example for placement.

7. Stamp ‘congratulations’ in rose ink onto a piece of white card stock. Cut out and adhere onto card using foam dimensionals.

American Flag made with BARC Wood Tape

June 30th, 2014

We are back this week with another fun home decor project—just in time for your July 4th festivities! This BARC Wood American Flag project came together quickly using BARC Wood Tape and Cherry BARC Wood Sheets. Now onto fireworks!

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Supplies for ‘American Flag’ Home Decor piece: BARC Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet, BARC Birch Wood tape, BARC Cherry Wood Tape, Chipboard (11″x19″), small star punch, hobby blade, ruler and scissors.

‘American Flag’ Instructions:

1. Use a piece of 11″x19″ Chipboard as the flag base.

2. Starting at the bottom of the chipboard base run a stripe of BARC Cherry Wood Tape from end to end, leaving a little overhang on each side (approx. 19.5″). Repeat the same process with a stripe of BARC Birch Wood tape.

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3. Cut a piece of BARC Cherry Wood to 5″ x 7″ and adhere in top left corner of chipboard base.

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4. Starting from the right edge of the 5″x7″ piece of BARC Cherry Wood adhere more tape. Continue to alternate stripes of BARC Cherry Wood Tape and BARC Birch Wood tape until the chipboard base is completely covered.

5. From the backside of the flag trim the overhanging edges of the BARC Wood Tape with a hobby blade and a ruler.

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6. Using BARC Birch Wood tape punch out 50 stars using a small star punch.

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7. Using a ruler space out and line up 10 BARC Birch Wood tape stars from left to right onto the piece of BARC Cherry Wood. Remove the tape liner from each star and adhere. We started at the bottom and worked our way to the top.

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8. Repeat step #6 four more times until all 50 BARC Birch Wood tape stars have been placed onto the flag.

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9. Display.

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BARC Wall Art – Live, Love, Laugh

June 23rd, 2014

Create custom home decor pieces with BARC Wood Sheets and Rolls. This week we created this Live, Love, Laugh Wall art piece using a BARC Rustic Cherry Roll, a word stencil and white acrylic paint. This simple and fun project came together in under an hour and adds a little rustic style to our space. We love it! Use BARC wood for your next home decor project.

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Supplies for ‘Live, Love, Laugh’ Wall art: BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll, Word art stencil, 12″ x 12″ piece of chipboard, White acrylic paint, Sponge dauber, Hobby blade and cutting mat, Grommets, Crop-a-dile or grommet setter, Tape and Ribbon.

‘Live, Laugh, Love’ Wall Art Instructions:

1. Gather your supplies; Word Art Stencil, BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll, and Tape.

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2. Unroll the 12″ x 24″ BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll and decide which portion you want to stencil with your word art. Arrange stencil and tape down.

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3. Using acrylic paint and a sponge dauber, lightly daub paint into the stencil area. Take care not to move the stencil.

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4. Let dry and carefully remove stencil from BARC Wood Rustic Cherry art piece.

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5. Peel away backing paper from the stenciled piece of BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll.  Center and adhere BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll to a precut 12”x12” piece of chipboard. Trim excess BARC Wood Rustic Cherry Roll so art piece is 12″x12″.

6. Using a crop-a-dile or grommet setter, set a grommet into each top corner of the BARC Wood Rustic Cherry art piece.

7. Thread ribbon through front side of grommets and tie a knot.

8. Hang and display.

Butterfly Card using Cherry BARC Wood and BARC Birch Tape

June 16th, 2014

The wood grain on our BARC Wood sheets is a showstopper and often times steals the show. We wanted to highlight the gorgeous grain from our BARC Cherry Wood with this week’s butterfly card project. Every sheet of BARC Wood is unique making every project you use with it one of a kind. Create a stunning card with just a few punches and some BARC Wood today.

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Supplies for ‘Butterfly Punch’ Card: BARC Cherry WoodBARC Birch Wood tape, Light blue card stock, Large and small nesting butterfly punches, small adhesive pearls, sticky foam dimensionals, adhesive, and scissors.

‘Butterfly Punch’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of BARC Cherry Wood to 5- 1/2″ x 8 – 1/2″.  Score and fold in half the cut piece BARC Cherry Wood to create card front and back. Tip: Score and fold wood sheets in the direction of the wood grain to avoid cracking.  If some cracking occurs, your can lightly sand to remove and smooth wood folded edge.

2. Punch out three large butterflies directly out of the folded BARC Cherry Wood card front using the large butterfly punch. Tip: first punch the middle butterfly and measure off the middle butterfly the same distance from left to right before you punch out the left and right butterflies.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Line the inside of the card front with this piece of card stock using sticky foam dimensionals.

4. Punch out three small butterflies out of the BARC Birch Wood tape using the small butterfly punch.

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5. Remove tape backing from the three small butterflies and adhere inside each large butterfly opening on the BARC Cherry Wood card front.

6. Add three small adhesive pearls to the center of each small BARC Birch Wood tape butterfly.

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Happy Father’s Day Card with BARC Cherry Wood

June 9th, 2014

No need to break out the power tools to make an impression on your dad this year. Create a handmade card just for him using BARC Wood. We used punched hexagon pieces of BARC Cherry Wood to create a honeycomb design.  BARC Cherry Wood adds a nice masculine touch to this handmade card.

June 9 Father's-Day

Supplies for the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ Card: BARC Cherry Wood Sheet, vanilla card stock, hexagon punch, Happy Father’s Day Stamp, Map Background stamp, Brown ink, Tan ink, Linen Thread, Brown chalk mist, scissors, and foam dimensional adhesive.

‘Happy Father’s Day’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of vanilla card stock to 4-1/4″ x 11″. Fold in half for your card base.

2. Ink your Map background stamp in tan ink and stamp on the front of the vanilla card base.

3. Punch out 5 hexagon shapes of BARC Cherry Wood using a hexagon punch.

4. Arrange a pleasing honeycomb pattern on the front of the card. See photo example of the honeycomb pattern we created. Adhere each hexagon piece of BARC Cherry Wood  to card front using a foam dimensional.

5. Stamp the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ message in brown ink onto a piece of vanilla card stock. Trim around message to create a flag banner shape. Rub edges of flag banner in brown ink to create a subtle outline. Adhere to card using a foam dimensional. See card example for approximate placement.

6. Tie a piece of linen thread around card arranging the bow next to the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ message.

7. Using brown chalk mist, spritz your assembled card for more texture.  Tip: we held the mister about 18″ away from our card to add a light spray of brown ink. The closer the spray nozzle is to your project the more ink that will appear. You may want to test your spray onto a piece of scrap paper before you try it on your assembled card. Note that spray ink may bleed into the grain of the BARC Cherry Wood.

BARC Wood Tape Herb Markers

June 2nd, 2014

Fresh vegetables and herbs are one of the joys summer brings. We have just finished planting our outdoor garden & indoor herb garden. We are so ready for our plants to GROW. Hurry up! While we are watching and waiting for our plants to mature we found a super simple and fresh looking way to label our herbs with BARC Birch Wood Tape. Give your plants a little TLC. Tape, Label, Care!

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Check out how cute our little basil plant turned out! We decided to give it to a neighbor for her birthday.  We dressed up the BARC Birch Wood Tape plant markers with some ribbon, paper flags and a birthday sentiment.

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Supplies for the ‘Herb Markers’: BARC White Birch Wood Tape, wood skewers, fine tip colored sharpie, and scissors.

‘Herb Marker’ Instructions:

1. Cut 5″ strips of BARC White Birch Wood Tape. Cut as many strips as plants you’d like to label.

2. Remove backing from BARC White Birch Wood Tape and lay tape adhesive side up.

3. Center the wood skewer (at 2-1/2″) on the 5″ piece of cut BARC White Birch Wood Tape, stick the wood skewer to the tape adhesive.

4. Fold  BARC White Birch Wood Tape around the skewer.  Press adhesive sides of BARC White Birch Wood Tape together firmly.

5. Trim a flag shape on the end of the folded  BARC White Birch Wood Tape.

6. With a fine point colored sharpie label your herb or plant.  Tip: we used permanent ink so there was less chance of the ink running if it got wet.

7. OPTIONAL: Dress up your plant markers with patterned paper flags and ribbons. Makes a cute gift.

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BARC Birch Hello and Welcome sign

May 26th, 2014

It’s easy to create custom home decor and signs using BARC wood sheets and BARC Adhesive rolls. These products work so well with electronic cutters. We had a friend who wanted to create a welcome sign for her front door and also subtly let solicitors knows to please stay away. She designed a darling ‘HELLO’ and small ‘no soliciting’ cut file to use with her Silhouette Cameo and a White Birch BARC Adhesive roll. The adhesive on the BARC rolls is permanent and was a great product to use in this outdoor space.

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Supplies for the ‘Hello, No Soliciting sign’: White Birch BARC adhesive roll, Hello Cut file, Silhouette cutting machine, Level, Ruler and Pencil.

‘Hello sign’ Instructions:

1. Typeset your phrase in your Silhouette software.

2. Place White Birch BARC Adhesive Roll onto Silhouette cutting mat.

3. Cut your design into the White Birch BARC Adhesive Roll using a Silhouette.

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4. Carefully peel your cut White Birch BARC Adhesive Roll letters and adhere lightly in place. Remember to clean your surface of any dust or debris before adhering the White Birch BARC. We used a level and a ruler when aligning and placed each letter. Tip: start with the center letter and work your way out to ensure more even spacing. Draw a level pencil line ahead of time to help with placement.  

Note: BARC Wood rolls have permanent adhesive and are NOT recommended for walls. Damage may occur.

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5. Firmly rub your letters into place onto your clean surface.

Pretty Pinwheels with BARC Cherry wood

May 19th, 2014

We love to try new things with BARC wood sheetsBARC wood sheets are flexible and are an excellent material use for three-dimensional projects. These pretty pinwheels came together in a snap and using BARC wood adds an earthy touch to a fun spring icon. Dress up a package, card or your next project with these fun pinwheels.

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Supplies for the ‘Pinwheels’: Cherry BARC wood sheet, Patterned Paper, Coordinating buttons to match pattern paper, Brads, Pinwheel shape from Silhouette, Silhouette cutting machine, hot glue, glue gun, and adhesive.

‘Pinwheel’ Instructions:

1. Using the Pinwheel shape from Silhouette, cut three pinwheels from Cherry BARC wood adhesive sheets and one pinwheels from your patterned paper.

2. Line up two of the cut Cherry BARC wood pinwheels back-to-back, adhesive to adhesive side, stick together.

3. Next line up one cut Cherry BARC wood pinwheel and the cut pinwheel from your patterned paper.

4. Insert a brad in the center of your Cherry BARC wood pinwheel.  Roll fold each corner to the center of the pinwheel and fold brad ends to hold into place.  Repeat this process with your patterned paper pinwheel.

5. Hot glue a coordinating button to the center of each pinwheel to cover up your brad.

ARC May 19 Pinwheel