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Coloring on Wood Paper with Chameleon Pens

July 22, 2016

Friend Firday

This week has flown by. We are back and so excited to share more Chameleon Pen and Wood paper projects. We were floored by the amazing projects and talent that was shared last week. We have quickly become Chameleon addicts.

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We have two pieces of home decor to share. First is this Starfish print on Birch Wood paper. This is a larger scale coloring project and is super simple to create with only RD4 and YL2 Chameleon Pens, one sheet of Birch Wood paper, starfish art file (from Vintage Fangirl) and an inkjet printer.

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1. Print this starfish file onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Wood paper.

2. Color away using RD4 and YL2 Chameleon Pens.

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That’s it! So simple and so stunning. The red and yellow tones in these pens blend perfectly for a nice orange color.

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Chameleon pens are alcohol based so they blend nicely and work with alcohol blending solutions. This next project is a little playful and fun. Follow these simple steps below:

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1. Download this free coloring page from Amy Tangerine (So Many Reasons).

2. Print the So Many Reasons file onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Wood paper.

3. Color each letter a different color using the Primary Color tones Chameleon Pens.

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4. Randomly add droplets of Ranger / Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol blending solution and watch the magic happen.

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We think this technique is super fun and gives us SO MANY REASONS TO BE HAPPY!

Chameleon has ton of resources and how to tips on their Vimeo and YouTube channels. Check out the Chameleon website for more information on this amazing coloring system. Get daily coloring inspiration on Chameleon’s various social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumbler … give them a follow.

Now, hop on over to the Chameleon blog to see what our friends have created for you today. And, just in case you missed it … check out our post from last week for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!




Perfect Paper Crafting and ARC Crafts!

July 20, 2016

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We told you July was full of fun product play and shares. Today we like to introduce you to our friends over at Perfect Paper Crafting and specifically their Perfect Layers product! True to their name, we had a perfect experience using their products. We made this colorful HELLO card using Perfect Layers and Cherry Wood paper.

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The Perfect Layers tools helped us achieve straight cut lines and absolutely perfectly spaced layers on our projects. It was so easy and took the measuring and thinking out of the mix. Perfect Paper Crafting’s paper cutting mat is the perfect size for small jobs. We found it an excellent size for card making. We used both of these products to create our HELLO card. It’s also extra cool that these products are small making them great choices for crafting on the go.

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Supplies for the HELLO card: Cherry Wood paper, Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting mat, light blue card stock, blue card stock, yellow card stock, red card stock, Hello die, Big Shot, red ribbon, adhesive and hobby blade.

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Instructions for HELLO Card:

1. Watch this training video on the Perfect Layers tool.

2. Cut card base from light blue card stock to 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.

3. Work from the Cherry Wood paper backwards to achieve the layers. Cut Cherry Wood paper to 3.25 x 5.5″. Then start layering.

4. Using the Cherry wood paper as your starting point use the Perfect Layers Mini to layer, measure and cut the the red card stock. Repeat this process with the yellow and dark blue card stock. We used the 1/8″, 1/4″ and 3/16″ measurements to achieve our layers.

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5. Tie red ribbon around all of layered pieces and mount to card front.

6. Die cut a red, yellow and blue Hellos using the Hello die and a Big Shot. Adhere to card front.

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Thanks for stopping by. Visit the Perfect Paper Crafting blog for more product plays and be sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. BONUS! Check back with us next Wednesday for even more inspiration using these fabulous tools.




Friend Friday with Chameleon & ARC Crafts

July 15, 2016

Friend Firday

It’s Friend Friday! That means ARC Crafts and our friends over at Chameleon have some wonderful projects to share using our Wood paper with Chameleon Pens. Have you tried these pens? Chameleon Color Tones is an innovative alcohol-based marker system that gives you the ability to change the color tone of your ink with one pen! We created all of the color and tonal depth on this Cherry Wood Flower with one PEN! Today we are excited to share a few simple coloring projects.

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Chameleon Pens are so amazing. We had so much fun learning to use these new tools. We must admit, we are not professionals at coloring. We had a tiny bit of a learning curve using the Chameleon Color Tone pens but once we got the hang of it we went crazy testing and playing with these cool pens out on various projects. Can you say addicted to coloring? To help you learn how to use these pens Chameleon has a ton of how to videos and tips on their Vimeo and YouTube channels. Check out their website, as well as daily inspiration on Chameleon’s various social media: TwitterInstagram, FacebookPinterest, Tumbler … give them a follow.

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We love that your can completely change the color of our Wood Paper, effectively staining it, with Chameleon Pens. Check out how the grain of our wood paper shows through with the solid color of the RD4 Red Crimson Chameleon Pen. Amazing!

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Here are a few more samples of Chameleon Pens on our Cherry Wood paper.

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And look how awesome Chameleon Pens work to color Glitter Paper!

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Hop on over and check out more amazing projects Chameleon has created using our Wood paper. We are so inspired by their talented artists.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next week!




July is packed with Summer Product FUN!

July 11, 2016

Hello blog readers! We are so happy you have stopped by today. We are beyond excited to share a bunch of fun ways you can use our awesome Wood paper.

This month is packed full of cross promotions. You’ll want to check back often for amazing Wood paper inspiration with many of your favorite crafting products. Every Friday, for the rest of July, we will be showing you how our Wood paper can be used with Chameleon Pens, and sharing links for more amazing Chameleon Pen and Wood paper inspiration.

Have you seen or tried Chameleon Pens? They are so amazing. Chameleon Color Tones is an innovative alcohol-based marker system that gives you the ability to change the color tone of your ink with one pen! You have to see it to believe it. Here is a little sneak from Friday’s post. We can’t wait to show you the entire project. You’ll definitely want to get familiar with Chameleon Color Tone Pens.

Sneak Peek

Also sprinkled throughout the month we will be sharing projects using Perfect Paper Crafting products with our Wood paper. Perfect Paper crafting has many great products. One of our favorites is the Perfect Layers tool. Stay tuned! Layering our Wood Paper has never been easier and, seriously, never looked so amazing!

Enough inspiration teasing. Today we’d are happy to share this fun DIY project, a Butterfly Bookmark for your Summer reading.

Butterfly Bookmark

Supplies for Butterfly Bookmark: Birch wood paper, leaf stencil, blue ink mist, green ink mist, sponge, butterfly embellishment, small, butterfly punch, pearl embellishment and baker’s twine.

Instructions to create Butterfly Bookmark:

  1. Cut a 2″ x 6″ piece of Birch paper.
  2. Cut a tag top and banner bottom on the 2″ x 6″ piece of Birch paper.
  3. Lay leaf stencil over Birch Wood paper.
  4. Spray a blue ink mist over the top of the stencil onto Birch Wood paper.
  5. Spray a green ink mist over the top of the stencil onto Birch Wood paper.
  6. Sponge blue ink onto butterfly embellishment.
  7. Mount a blue butterfly embellishment to bottom 1/3 of Butterfly bookmark.
  8. Punch a small Birch Wood butterfly. Adhere to top of blue Butterfly embellishment.
  9. Add pearl embellishment to Birch Wood butterfly head.
  10. String baker’s twine through top hole in tag.

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Remember to stop by Friday to see what we’ve created with Chameleon Pens! Have a great week.




Patriotic Hostess gift

July 4, 2016

Need a quick Hostess gift for that Holiday or Summer BBQ? Check out this darling wine tag, complete with a go U.S.A message. This tag is super easy to recreate and can be made in minutes. Directions below. Be safe and Happy 4th.

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Supplies for Birch Wood Wine Tag: Birch Wood paper, red patterned paper, red Thickers, red & white baker’s twine and 1/8″ hole punch.

Instructions for Birch Wood Wine Tag:

1.  Cut a piece of Birch wood paper to 2″ x 4″.

2.  Cut a piece of red patterned paper to 2″ x 4″.

3. Remove adhesive liner from back of Birch Wood paper and adhere to the red patterned paper. Trim overlap excess if needed.

4. Cut a V flag shape in the bottom of the Birch Wood paper tag.

5. Punch 1/8″ holes in top left and right corner of tag.

6. Peel off letters (U, S, A) from Thickers and adhere to front of tag vertically.

7. Thread red and white baker’s twine through tag as shown.

8. Hang over a bottle of wine or soda.

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In observance of Independence Day, we will be closed today Monday, July 4th, 2016. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 8:00AM PST. Thank you




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