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Burlap Love Wreath

January 26, 2015

We love decorating with BARC wood, and making wonderful wreaths featuring BARC Wood. You may recall our previous wreaths, this Halloween Wreath and the Fall Leaf wreath. Today we’d love to share this Burlap LOVE Wreath featuring BARC Rustic Cherry Wood sheets, ARC Birch Wood and Cherry Wood Labels.

Burlap BARC Love Wreath

Supplies for the ‘Burlap Love Wreath': BARC Rustic Cherry 6″x12″ adhesive sheets, BARC Cherry Wood Paper, BARC Cherry Wood Tape, BARC White Birch Paper, BARC Birch Wood ARC Labels, BARC Cherry Wood ARC Labels, Floral frame wreath, 4-5″ Burlap Ribbon (30″), Floral wire, Burlap string, Printed burlap ribbon, Red card stock, Chipboard (12×12), 1″white glitter chipboard letters, Craft paper straws (2), Scissors, 1/8” hole punch, Big Shot die-cutting machine, 3” and 2-3/4” banner shape dies, Hot glue and Adhesive.

Instructions for ‘Burlap Love Wreath':

To create wreath base:

  1. Twist floral wire around end of burlap ribbon and attach to back of wire wreath frame.
  2. Wrap and weave burlap through wire frame creating a gathered and puckered look. Tack/tie down from back side with floral wire to achieve desired look. Set aside.

To create LOVE banner:

  1. Die-cut four red cardstock banner pieces using the 3″ banner shape die and the big shot die-cutting machine. Set aside.
  2. Remove adhesive liner and adhere a piece of BARC Rustic Cherry paper to a piece of chipboard.
  3. Die-cut four BARC Rustic Cherry pieces using the 2-3/4″ banner shape die and the big shot die-cutting machine. Adhere each piece to each red card stock banner piece.
  4. Use four hearts from BARC Cherry Wood ARC Labels and adhere to each of the BARC Rustic Cherry banners.
  5. Adhere 1″ white glitter letters (L,O,V,E) onto the BARC Cherry Wood paper hearts.
  6. Punch a hole in the left and right top corners of each assembled banner piece using a 1/8″ hole punch.
  7. Tie each assembled banner piece together using burlap string to spell out the word LOVE. Leave a 4″ burlap string tail on each end. Set assembled banner aside.

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To create paper straw arrow:

  1. Align two craft paper straws together creating one long straw. Take 2 inches of BARC Cherry wood Tape and wrap around seam where two straws meet to adhere straws together and hide the seam.
  2. Take 2″ of BARC Cherry Wood Tape and wrap around straw 2 inches above the center seam wrap. Take 2″ of BARC Cherry Wood Tape and wrap around straw 2″ below the center seam wrap.
  3. Cut two pieces of 2″ BARC Cherry wood tape. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back, sandwiching the end of the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from BARC Cherry Wood Tape.
  4. Cut one piece of 2″ BARC Cherry wood tape and cut in half lengthwise. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back above the tail quill piece, sandwiching the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from BARC Cherry Wood Tape.
  5. Use two hearts from BARC White Birch Wood ARC Labels. Adhere to straw tip with hot glue sandwiching straw tip in between each heart piece.

Assemble Wreath:

  1. Tie each end of LOVE banner to the tip and end of the paper straw arrow.
  2. Arrange arrow and LOVE banner onto burlap wreath at a slight angle.
  3. Using floral wire attach arrow to burlap wreath.
  4. Tack down LOVE banner with hot glue where needed.
  5. Tie two 6″ pieces of stripped burlap ribbon to back of floral wire wreath frame. Tie end together. Hang.

Sharing more love! We loved the arrow on our wreath so much we thought it would make an excellent little valentine. You can make this extra simple valentine project using BARC Cherry wood sheets, BARC Birch Wood ARC Design Labels and paper straws.

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Supplies for the ‘BARC Arrows': BARC Cherry Wood Sheets, BARC White Birch ARC Design Labels, White card stock, Craft paper straws, Heart punch, Scissors, Printer, and Hot glue.

Instructions for the ‘BARC Arrows':

  1. Cut two pieces of 2″ BARC Cherry wood tape. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back, sandwiching the end of the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from BARC Cherry Wood Tape.
  2. Cut one piece of 2″ BARC Cherry wood tape and cut in half lengthwise. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back above the tail quill piece, sandwiching the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from BARC Cherry Wood Tape.
  3. Use two hearts from BARC White Birch Wood ARC Labels. Adhere to straw tip with hot glue sandwiching straw tip in between each heart piece.
  4. Add a Valentine saying. Typeset the phrase “wood you be mine?” and print onto white card stock. Hand cut into a flag shape and wrap around straw.



BARC Wood ARC Labels

January 19, 2015

ARC BARC Wood Designer Labels

Last week we revealed the awesome new lines of BARC wood products. Today we are back to show you more inspiration using our BARC Wood ARC Labels. The ARC label sheet feature 26 unique designs. These shapes are great for card making, packaging, scrapbooking and general crafting.

Today’s project features adhesive backed BARC Birch wood ARC labels. These labels are a great way to seal a gift or package.

ARC CHA Labels packages

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Supplies for ‘Treat boxes using ARC Labels': BARC Birch Wood ARC Labels, BARC Cherry Wood paper, light blue card stock, 5″x5″ craft boxes, ‘Bon Appétit’ stamp, brown ink, label punch and adhesive.

Treat boxes using ARC Labels’ instructions:

1. Gather up craft treat boxes and fill with treats.

2. Peal off a Birch Wood ARC label from the label sheet and seal and wrap box opening. Any ARC Label shape will work.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 2.5″ by .5″ inch. Flag each end with scissors and adhere to top of box covering the Birch Wood ARC label.

4. Stamp ‘Bon Appétit’ in brown ink onto a piece of BARC Cherry wood. Punch out using a label punch and adhere to the top of the 2.5″ by .5″ inch piece of light blue card stock.

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CHA Mega Show 2015 – New BARC Wood products

January 12, 2015

We are showcasing our exclusive BARC Wood products and all of our exciting new products at the Craft and Hobby Association show this week. Last week we showed you a new product, ChalkTalk, and this week we are back with more new products being revealed at CHA Mega Show 2015.

BARC Wood 6″x12″ Sheets

We have some excellent additions to the BARC product lines. We have added 6″x12″ sheets in all BARC Wood finishes; Cherry, Birch, Rustic Cherry and Rustic Birch. A 6″x12″ sheet is perfect for die cutting and will fit most standard manual die cut machines. BARC wood sheets are the perfect thickness for die cutting and dry embossing. And with BARC Wood, you get a perfect cut or emboss every time.

BARC Wood Address Labels

We have added BARC address labels to all BARC Wood lines. The BARC address labels are prefect for mailing, labeling and organizing. Our address labels can be stamped or printed on, and fit in a standard Avery® label template.

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BARC Wood ARC Labels

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Another fun new addition is our shaped ARC labels. These pre designed shapes are an excellent way to easily add a little BARC wood to your next crafting project. These label designs are ideally sized for crafting, scrapbooking or card making and come in all four BARC wood finishes. BARC Birch and Rustic Birch ARC Labels are shown on card sample below.

ARC CHA Labels Lovely Card

ARC CHA Labels Lovely

Last Monday we introduced our new ChalkTalk paper. ChalkTalk is also available in the Address label and ARC Labels!

We hope you have enjoyed this sneak of new BARC wood and ChalkTalk products. Come back often for more inspiration with BARC wood and other ARC specialty products.




A New Year, new products! ChalkTalk

January 9, 2015

Welcome 2015! If you read our blog you are very familiar with our BARC wood line of products; Tape, Adhesive Rolls and Sheets. We also sell a variety of unique and harder to find papers and finishes. This week we are showing off a brand new product, our ChalkTalk® adhesive backed sheets. Premium quality ChalkTalk comes on a 12″ x 24″ roll, 6″x12″, 8.5″x11″ and 12″x12″ sheets. ChalkTalk works excellent with chalk, chalk pens and as a surface for more permanent inks such as gel pens and pigment ink. When used with chalk, our ChalkTalk sheet wipes completely clean for repeated use.

We just celebrated the New Year and created these coasters for our celebration. Chalkboard coasters are a fun and easy project you can create before your next party or gathering using our ChalkTalk adhesive sheet. Hand the coasters out to guests and have them write their name in chalk. Wipe away the names at the end of the gathering and these coasters can be used again and again.

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Supplies for the ‘ChalkTalk’ Coasters: ChalkTalk Adhesive Roll, cork board, chalk, white gel pen, big shot die cutting machine, 3-1/2″ circle die and 3″ scallop circle die.

1. Using the Big Shot and a 3-1/2″ circle die cut out four cork board circles.

2. Using the Big Shot and a 3″ scallop circle die cut out four ChalkTalk scallop circles.

3. Remove the paper liner from the back of the ChalkTalk scallop circles and adhere to the cork board circle.

4. Using a white gel pen decorate the ChalkTalk as desired. We drew little designs around the outer edges. Tip: We used a white gel pen to draw our designs because the ink does not easily wipe away.

5. Write guest names on each coaster.

Note: A set of four coasters can make a cute hostess gift. Simply tie up four coasters with twine, add a piece of chalk, and a sweet tag. You’ll be set for your next party. Our ‘For You’ tag features BARC Rustic Cherry wood.

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ARC Aug 11 ChalkTalk




Deck the Halls with BARC Wood Tape

January 8, 2015

Happy Holidays! It’s December 1st. To countdown this festive month we’ve taken a traditional idea and improved it with the use of BARC Wood Tape. Christmas chains are fun to make and fun to tear apart day by day. Simply line each piece of BARC tape with your favorite holiday patterned paper and assemble your chain. Detailed instructions below.

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Supplies for the BARC Wood Tape Christmas chain countdown: 1 roll of BARC Cherry Wood Tape, 1 Roll of BARC Birch Wood Tape, Holiday pattern paper and a stapler.

Instructions for the BARC Wood Tape Christmas chain countdown:

1. Cut 25 – 6″ strips of BARC Cherry and BARC Birch Wood Tape.

2. Cut 25 – 6″x1″ strips of Holiday pattern paper.

3. Remove the BARC Wood Tape liner and line the back of each strip of BARC Cherry and BARC Birch Tape with the holiday paper.

4. Roll first piece of lined BARC Birch Wood Tape and staple to create a small circle shape.

5. Roll second piece of lined BARC Cherry Wood Tape through first small circle and staple to create a second small circle shape.

6. Repeat set #6 for the remaining 23 pieces of line BARC Wood Tape, alternating tape and holiday paper to get the look you desire.

ARC Dec 1 Tape Chain




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