Innovative Wood Surfaces & Specialty Papers


NEW! BARC Wood Envelopes

July 27, 2015

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We are so excited to introduce an awesome new product in our BARC Wood line. BARC Wood envelopes! These envelopes are available in BARC Cherry Wood and BARC Birch WoodBARC Wood envelopes come in 5 sizes: 4Bar, A2, A6, A7, and 5×5. BARC Wood envelopes can be purchased in bulk, packs of 5 envelopes and packs of 5 envelopes and flat notecards. The best part is that these envelopes can be mailed through the USPS at regular postage rates (except for the 5×5 square)!

BARC Wood envelopes are impressive from first glance! We introduced these envelopes at the National Stationery Show and received rave reviews. Everyone was amazed at the quality and how clean the folded BARC Wood paper converted into an envelope.

You can see these BARC Wood envelopes in person at the SPC Mixed Media Show at the Salt Palace this week (July 28th- July 30th) in Salt Lake City. Stop by our booth (#97) and say hi! Or contact us today to request product pricing.

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You can create matching cards with our BARC Wood paper like we’ve shown here with the BARC Birch Thank you card. Simply print your messaging onto a sheet of BARC Wood paper and cut to the preferred envelope size. This Thank You card fits in the 5×5 Birch envelope.

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We’ve also added an Envelope & Flat Notecard pack in the same 5 sizes. If you choose our notecard option, the flat notecard included with the envelopes are made from 100# cover cardstock in either kraft or vanilla. Kraft is included with all Cherry Wood envelopes and vanilla is included with the Birch Wood envelopes. The card stock matches the envelope lining. We dressed up this kraft 4Bar notecard, included in the Cherry envelope and notecard pack, with matching BARC Cherry wood tape and paper embellishments.

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Create Custom BARC Wood Embellishments

July 20, 2015

Love to use wood embellishments on your crafty projects? Create your own custom BARC Wood embellishments in any shape, size or color. We created this BARC Wood smile embellishment for a card and tag using the Smile die from Simon Says Stamp. Our BARC Wood sheets cut so cleanly using wafer dies. Want to add a little color to BARC Wood? You can stain, paint, tint or mist BARC Wood with a variety of inks and paints.

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Supplies for BARC Wood Smile card and tag: BARC Birch Wood adhesive backed paper, purple cardstock, purple stamp ink, ink dauber, Smile die, medium dot line die, tag die, manual die cut machine, canvas twine, foam adhesive and scissors.

Instructions for creating the BARC Wood Smile Card:

1. Cut purple cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half for card base.

2. Cut a piece of BARC Birch wood adhesive backed paper to 4″ x 5.25″. Remove adhesive liner and center mount the BARC Birch Wood to card front.

3. Cut a piece of BARC Birch wood adhesive backed paper to 4″ x 1″. Run through a manual die cut system with a medium dot line die.

4. Mount medium dot line BARC Wood piece to a piece of  4″ x .75″ purple cardstock. Mount assembled dot embellishment to card front using foam adhesive. See sample for placement.

5. Apply purple ink color to a piece of 3″ x 4″ BARC Birch Wood using an ink dauber and purple stamp ink.

6. Cut out a large heart (roughly 2″x3″) from purple stained BARC Birch Wood. Center the Smile die in the middle of the purple heart and run through a manual die cut system. Set heart aside for tag project.


7. Adhere purple BARC Smile embellishment to card front. See sample for placement.

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Instructions for creating the BARC Birch Wood Smile Tag:

1. Mount a 3″ x 4″ piece of BARC Birch Wood to a 3″ x 4″ piece of purple cardstock.

2. Apply purple stained heart from previous project onto the 3″ x 4″ piece of purple backed BARC Birch Wood.

3. Die cut a tag shape from the 3″ x 4″ piece of purple backed BARC Birch Wood.

4. Cut BARC Birch Wood with the Smile die through a manual die cut system.

5. Center Birch Wood Smile embellishment piece in center circle of purple stained BARC Birch Wood heart and adhere. Note: This gives the look of inlay wood which we think is a really cool look.

6. Tie canvas twine through tag hole.


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Berry Basket with BARC Wood label

July 13, 2015

Summer parties and BBQs sometimes call for a simple hostess gift. Pull this cute gift idea together quickly with fruits from your garden or local farmer’s market, a berry basket and incorporate BARC Cherry Wood into the label gift tag.

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Supplies for the BARC Cherry Wood raspberry fruit label and basket: BARC Cherry Wood Paper, berry basket, berries, chipboard, berry label or create your own, washi tape, label die, manual die-cut machine, foam adhesive, scissors, ruler and hobby blade.

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Instructions for creating BARC Cherry Wood raspberry fruit label:

1. Measure fruit basket. Cut chipboard label base to the dimension of one basket side. In our case the dimension is 4″ x 6″.

2. Using a ruler and hobby blade taper the bottom edges of the chipboard so it will easily slide into the basket.  Round chipboard corners with scissors.

3. Die-cut a label shape from BARC Cherry Wood paper or use a larger label from our ARC BARC Wood Cherry labels.


4. Wrap washi tape around the center of the BARC Cherry Wood paper label.

5. Center and mount BARC Cherry Wood paper label to chipboard using foam adhesive.

6. Cut out existing tag from fruit packaging or create your own from pattern paper or clip art.

7. Center and mount fruit label to BARC Cherry Wood paper using foam adhesive.

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7. Insert fruit label into fruit basket


8. Fill basket with fruit.

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BARC Wood Bookmarks

July 6, 2015

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Do you need a new bookmark to aide in your summer reading? We created these 2″x6″ BARC Wood bookmarks with an inspirational quote and a summer design. BARC Wood is flat and thin enough to slip inside a book without any bulging and is much sturdier than paper. Printing custom text and designs on BARC Wood is so easy. BARC Wood runs through most printers just like paper. Download our Butterfly Bookmark design or design your own and see how impressive printing on BARC Wood can be.

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Supplies for BARC Wood Bookmark: BARC Birch or Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper, inkjet printer, Butterfly Bookmark, hobby blade and ruler.

Instructions for BARC Wood Bookmark:

1. Download Butterfly Bookmark.

2. Print bookmark design onto a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of BARC Wood paper.

3. Cut out the front and back of the BARC Wood bookmark with a hobby blade and a ruler.

4. Remove adhesive lining from the back of the BARC Wood Bookmarks. Adhere the front and back together. Trim edges as needed.

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Patriotic BARC Wood Banner

June 29, 2015

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Red,White & BARC! Get crafty and make a patriotic summer decoration with BARC Wood just in time for 4th of July. This banner can be used for birthdays, school events, graduation, Presidents Day and all kinds of celebrations from Fourth of July to Memorial Day. Happy Fourth of July and God bless the U.S.A!

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Supplies for the Red, White and BARC Banner: BARC Birch Wood Paper, burlap fabric, red stamp ink, blue stamp ink, star punch, stripe stamp, scissors, canvas twine, baby wipes, mini clothes pins, hot glue and glue gun.

Instructions for the Red, White and BARC Banner:

1. Cut 12 banner triangles from BARC Birch wood—roughly 4″ high by 2.5″ wide.

2. Take 4 Birch Wood Banner triangles and punch a star out of the center of each. Set 3 punched Birch Wood stars aside.

3. Stamp stripes in red ink onto 8 BARC Birch Wood Banner triangles.

4. Cut 3 burlap fabric rectangles to 2.5″ x 4″.

5. Cut BARC Birch Wood into 15 pieces sized 3″ x .5″ .

6. Take a baby wipe and dip into blue stamp ink. Wipe blue ink onto the BARC Birch Wood (15 pieces from step 5, and 3 punched stars from step 2).


7. Apply the blue BARC Birch Wood pieces to the top of each triangle banner piece with hot glue.

8. Adhere the BARC Birch Wood blue stars to each fabric burlap piece with hot glue.


9. Put the banner pieces in order. See photo for suggested order placement. Attach canvas twine with hot glue to the back of each banner piece. Tip: stack banner pieces in order so it’s easy to glue one piece right after another.

10. Attach a mini clothes pin to each end of the banner and hang.

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