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Faux Deer Head made from Cherry Wood paper

September 12, 2016

We have so many deer come through our yard, and get excited every time we see them. They just wander through the yard and leave as quick as they arrive. Our decorating style is woodsy, and while I haven’t always wanted a deer head for the wall, I really love the look of faux animal head mounts. These are very animal friendly and is such a popular trend! We’ve seen animal heads made from ceramic, metal, wood and fabric. These heads can be found in all shapes and sizes from Elephant heads to Unicorns!

We set out to create a faux deer head using our wood paper. We found this cool cardboard deer head, Bucky, over at Cardboard Safari.  While the deer head looks pretty awesome in cardboard he looks amazing covered in our adhesive backed Cherry Wood paper. What do you think?

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If this project inspired you check out many of these inspirational sites for more faux animal heads.


1. White Faux Taxidermy

2. Resident Design

3. Near and Deer

4. Wallcharmers


Work Hard & Enjoy your Labor Day!

September 5, 2016


Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day! We hope you are enjoying your day off. The team at ARC Crafts has been working very hard lately. We are getting ready to add a few new products and are working on more exciting changes that are coming later this month. Stay tuned!

Check out this awesome office art print. Working hard and being nice is our MANTRA! It’s great to have a visual reminder that we can see daily. We printed our file using an inkjet printer onto a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ Cherry Wood paper. We cut the print down to an 8.5″ x 8.5″ square and then inserted into a frame with an 8″ x 8″ window. Stylish and inspiring.

We appreciate you and your readership. Your efforts have paid off … you’ve worked hard and you deserve a little reward. We created this downloadable printable just for you, FREE! Simply download this file, print and frame. You are welcome! Enjoy the holiday from your friends at ARC Crafts.

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Wood Paper Embellishments

September 1, 2016

Have you been enjoying the product share with Tonic Studios? We sure have. Today we have two cards to share using handmade Wood paper embellishments.

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Wood embellishments are always popular on crafty projects. Make your own, just like we did, using Wood paper, Tonic Studio Dies and Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Supplies to create card: Wood Paper, Tonic Studios Dies, Nuvo Glitter Drops, watercolor paper, watercolor ink, colored card stock and adhesive.

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1. Die cut Cherry or Birch Wood adhesive-backed paper using Tonic Studio Dies.

2. Add a little Nuvo Glitter Drops to embellish your Wood paper die cut. Set aside until dry.

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3. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″.

4. Add a wash of watercolor paint to the watercolor paper. We complimented our watercolor wash to the color of Nuvo Glitter Drops we used. Let dry.

5. Cut card base to 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold in half.

6. Center and adhere watercolor paper to card base.

7. Remove adhesive liner from the die cut Wood paper embellishments. Adhere Wood paper embellishments directly to watercolor paper, letting the watercolor wash show through. Or, leave the adhesive liner on and pop the Wood paper embellishment up with foam adhesive.

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Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter and Wood paper

August 29, 2016

We’re back! As promised, here is a fun project using Tonic Studios Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter and Nuvo Glue pen on our Cherry Wood Paper.

We are all about planners right now. Hopping onto the ‘planner’ movement, we created a 4″ x 8″ planner and covered it with our Cherry Wood paper. We punched a circle window in the middle of our planner cover to show a glimpse of the pages underneath. We decorated the perimeter of that window with a little Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter. Next we added a small heart chipboard embellishment and gold ribbon to tie the planner closed. We intend on this planner getting fat with contents.

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How did we get that glitter so exact?! First let me tell you how awesome these Nuvo Glue pens are! Totally cool. There are two widths and the glue comes out so smoothly. We used the medium pen to write directly onto our Cherry Wood paper. The pen glides so easily across the Wood paper, and you can’t say that for many of the glue pens out there. Plus, it dries clear! Next we applied a little of the Nuvo Pure Sheen Rose Gold Glitter. You get so much glitter in these bottles and a little goes a long way. We let the glue dry and voilà, the Glitter stuck.


We repeated the process to create a second ring of glitter using Nuvo Pure Sheen Diamond Glitter.

Second, if you look closely at the small chipboard heart embellishment you might see a little bit of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Crystal Drops. Yes, the Nuvo Crystal drops come in glitter finishes too!

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Lastly, check out that fabulous Cherry Wood grain! Every sheet of our wood paper is totally unique, giving you one of a kind results every time.

We have more inspiration to share later this week! Stop back to see a couple more projects using Tonic Studios Dies. See you soon.

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Nuvo Crystal Drops and Cherry Wood paper

August 25, 2016

Hello! Today we are excited to share a card pairing our Wood paper and Tonic Studios Nuvo products. When when saw the line up of Tonic Studios new products, we had to get in touch with our friends over there to try them out with our Wood paper.

Tonic Studios has so many great lines of products perfect for any crafter. We got a chance to play around with some of the products from the Nuvo lines and Rococco Dies. Check out this gorgeous and super simple card we created!

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The Rococco Dies have so much detail and are very intricate. As usual, our paper cuts beautifully with dies! We cut our Cherry Wood paper using the Dragonfly Brooch Die. Look at the result! This Cherry Wood Dragonfly is so beautiful.

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We decided to embellish the Cherry Wood Dragonfly with a little Nuvo Crystal Drops. These Crystal drops are amazing and allow you to add three dimensional pearly beads quickly and easily in all sizes. Above we used Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops. With the sample below we paired the Cherry Wood Dragonfly with a little Crushed Grape Nuvo Crystal drops. A little bit of Wood paper and Crystal Drops can really make a statement, right?!

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Be sure to stop back next week for more Tonic Studios love! Until then, here’s a little sneak peak using a little Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter!

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