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BARC Wood & ClearSnap Memory Matching Game

April 20, 2015

We are back again this week highlighting some of our favorite products from ClearSnap with BARC wood . We just love old wooden toys and games. We wanted to use our BARC wood and mimic the look and feel of a classic wood game. Our Memory Matching Game is made with BARC Birch wood and various ClearSnap products, including the Souvenir Boston stamp set! This project was simple and fun to create and even more fun to play.

For more ClearSnap and BARC wood inspiration check out our post from last week!

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Supplies for the Memory Matching Game: BARC Birch wood, Colorbox Souvenir Stamps: Boston, cork, muslin bag, Colorbox Putty Spritzer, Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna Cat’s Eye, Colorbox Chalk Candied Yam Cat’s Eye, Colorbox Chalk Dark Moss Cat’s Eye, Colorbox Chevron Art Screen, Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink, printer, Big Shot Die-cutting machine,  2″ circle die, spray fixative, scissors and foam adhesive.

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Instructions for Memory Matching Game:

1. Mount BARC Birch wood adhesive backed paper to a sheet of cork and cut out 24 circles using a Big Shot and a 2″ circle die.

2. Stamp two of each image onto the BARC wood covered circle (for a total of 6) in Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna  with the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set. Note the two images should try to match each other in placement and color as close as possible.

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3. Stamp two of each image onto the BARC wood covered circle (for a total of 6) in Colorbox Chalk Candied Yam with the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set.

4. Stamp two of each image onto the BARC wood covered circle (for a total of 6) in Colorbox Chalk Dark Moss with the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set.

5. Stamp two of each image onto the BARC wood covered circle  (for a total of 6) in Colorbox black ink included with the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set.

6. Depending on the ink you use you may need to add a spray fixative to the top of each game piece to avoid smearing.

7. Typeset ‘Memory Matching Game’ and print onto a sheet of BARC Birch wood. Cut into tag shape.

8. Stamp the ‘Boston’ image from the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set in Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink. Cut out the ‘Boston’ banner and mount to the front of the BARC Birch wood tag.

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9. Spritz a muslin bag with Colorbox Putty Spritzer and the Colorbox Chevron Art Screen. To create a window opening like we did on our muslin bag lay the Chevron Art Screen over the muslin bag, then lay a 3″ circle over the Chevron Art Screen before your spritz.  See photos below.

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10. Let the muslin bag dry. Stamp the ‘State’ image from the Colorbox Boston Souvenir Stamp set in Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink onto the circle opening on the muslin bag.

11. Spray fix your bag to keep the various ink from smudging. Fill your bag with the 24 stamped game pieces and attached the tag.

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12. Play your game!

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ClearSnap & BARC Wood

April 13, 2015

Hello everyone. We are so excited to share a few fun projects this week featuring a variety of BARC Wood and ClearSnap products! We’ve partnered with ClearSnap to bring you many inspiring projects this April. Stop back by our blog next week to see more BARC Wood and ClearSnap sample projects. And be sure to visit the ClearSnap blog for even more amazing BARC Wood projects. ClearSnap‘s talented artists have created projects along with tutorials. Check out this awesome mixed media piece and a Keep Calm & get Inky BARC wood poster.

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Our BARC projects this week are inspired by the colors and finishes from ClearSnap‘s April Earth Mood board.

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Supplies for the BARC Butterfly Chevron Card: BARC Birch wood, BARC Rustic Birch wood, BARC Cherry Wood, confetti cardstock, Faux Postal Jumbo Design WheelColorbox Chalk Aquamarine Cat’s EyeColorbox Chalk Rose Coral Cat’s EyeColorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna Cat’s EyeColorbox Copper Embossing PowderEmboss GlossColorbox Chevron Art Screen, Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink, heat tool, hemp twine, foam adhesive and scissors.

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Instructions for the BARC Butterfly Chevron Card:

  1. Cut a piece of confetti cardstock to 5.5 x 4.25. Fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of BARC Birch Wood to 5.25 x 4. Ink the chevron art mask pattern onto the BARC Birch wood using the Colorbox Chevron Art Screen and a Colorbox Chalk Aquamarine Cat’s Eye.ARC Apr 13 Clearsnap art screen
  3. Transfer color to the perimeter of the 5.25″ x 4″ chevron BARC Birch Wood using Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna Cat’s Eye ink.
  4. Mount the chevron BARC Birch Wood piece to the front of the folded confetti card using foam adhesive.
  5. Cut a piece of BARC Rustic Birch wood to 1.5″ x 2.25″. Rub Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna Cat’s Eye ink directly onto the piece of BARC Rustic Birch wood to transfer the sienna color.
  6. Remove adhesive from back side of BARC Rustic Birch wood and adhere to card front. See sample for placement.
  7. Cut a 20″ piece of hemp twine, twist into a messy ball and adhere to card front.
  8. Using the Faux Postal Jumbo Design Wheel and Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink stamp the butterfly postal image onto a sheet of BARC Birch Wood. Cut out and adhere to card front. See sample for placement.
  9. Using the Faux Postal Jumbo Design Wheel and Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink stamp the butterfly postal image onto a sheet of BARC Cherry Wood. Cut out large butterfly.
  10. Dab a little Emboss Gloss to the butterfly’s body, add Colorbox Copper Embossing Powder and heat set.ARC Apr 13 Clearsnap butterfly detail
  11. Adhere cut out BARC Cherry Wood butterfly to the Faux Postal image on the card front using foam adhesive.

Supplies for the BARC Bird Thanks Card: BARC Birch woodBARC Cherry Wood Confetti cardstock, Faux Postal Jumbo Design WheelWordwords Jumbo Design WheelColorbox Chalk Aquamarine Cat’s EyeColorbox Chalk Rose Coral Cat’s EyeColorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna Cat’s EyeColorbox Copper Embossing Powder, Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink, TopBoss Watermark Ink, flower embellishments, cream brads, vintage button, thanks sentiment stamp, heat tool, foam adhesive and scissors.

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Instructions for the BARC Bird Thanks Card:

  1. Cut a piece of confetti cardstock to 5.5″ x 4.25″. Fold in half. Ink the perimeter edge of the card front using a Colorbox Chalk Rose Coral Cat’s Eye.
  2. Cut a piece of confetti cardstock to 5.25″ x 4″. Mount to the card front using foam adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of BARC Birch wood to 4″ x 2″. Stamp using the Wordwords Jumbo Design Wheel and Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink.
  4. Transfer color to the perimeter of the 4″ x 2″ piece using Colorbox Chalk Aquamarine Cat’s Eye ink.
  5. Remove adhesive from the 4″ x 2″ piece and mount to card front. See card for placement.
  6. Using the Faux Postal Jumbo Design Wheel and Fudge Colorbox Surfacez ink stamp the bird postal image into a sheet of BARC Cherry Wood. Cut out.
  7. Dab a little Emboss Gloss to the postal frame, add Colorbox Copper Embossing Powder and heat set. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive. See sample for placement.
  8. Arrange flower embellishments onto card front and tack down using cream brads. See sample for placement.
    ARC Apr 13 Clearsnap bird detail
  9. Dab a little Emboss Gloss to the cream brad centers, add Colorbox Copper Embossing Powder and heat set.
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  10. Adhere vintage button to flower embellishments. See sample for placement.
  11. Stamp the thanks sentiment in TopBoss Watermark Ink, add Colorbox Copper Embossing Powder and heat set. Cut out into a flag shape and adhere to card front. See sample for placement.



Pretty packages wrapped in BARC wood

April 6, 2015

Create gift packaging as precious as the gift inside that can be used again and again. We wrapped this small hexagon gift box in BARC wood and decorated the top with a few fun paper crafting supplies. We are sure this birthday gift and package will be remembered and treasured!

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Supplies for BARC Birthday Gift box: BARC Cherry wood, BARC Birch Wood tape, small hexagon paper box, a variety of pink coordinating patterned papers, paper doily, pink card stock, green card stock, confetti card stock, flair button, flower punch, leaf punch, label punch, happy birthday stamp, green ink, scissors, sanding block and adhesive.

Instructions for covering BARC Birthday Gift box:

1. Measure your paper gift box.

2. Cut BARC Cherry Wood to box measurements.

3. Remove adhesive liner from the cut and measured pieces of BARC Cherry wood and adhere them to the paper box.

4. Using a sanding block lightly sand edges of BARC Cherry wood wrapped box.

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Instructions for decorating the top of the BARC Birthday Gift box:

1. Punch a label shape out of pink card stock and adhere to box top.

2. Cut a 1″ piece of BARC Birch wood tape and adhere to top of pink card stock label.

3. Fold a white paper doily into a hanky triangle shape and adhere to top of BARC Birch wood tape.

4. Cut two .5″ x 2″ flags from pink patterned paper. Cut one 1″ x 2″ flag from confetti white card stock. Set flags aside.

5. Stamp happy birthday phrase in green ink onto the confetti white paper flag.

6. Punch out two flowers and two green leaves using a flower and a leaf punch.

7. Layer, arrange and adhere Birthday phrase flag, patterned paper flags, flowers and leaves together. See box top for suggested placement.

8. Add flair button to center of flower.

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Easter giving and crafting with BARC Wood

March 30, 2015

Share Easter wishes and decorate eggs without the mess. This Spring craft was so simple to decorate with BARC Wood and will make a memorable Easter gift for the recipient. Happy Easter!

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Supplies for BARC Rustic wrapped Easter gift: 6×12 BARC Rustic Birch adhesive wood sheet, BARC ARC Birch Labels, ceramic egg container, 1/2 dozen hard-boiled eggs, crochet lace and a basic egg dye kit. 

1. Fill a ceramic egg container with a 1/2 dozen hard-boiled eggs.

2. Cut the 6″x 12″ BARC Rustic Birch adhesive backed wood sheet to 2.5″ x 12″. Remove the adhesive liner from the BARC Rustic Birch sheet and create a belly band by wrapping the egg-filled container – see picture for placement.  Note: the adhesive side of the BARC Rustic Birch sheet will lightly stick to the eggs and keep them in place inside the egg container until the gift is delivered.

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3. Cut a strip of crochet lace to 20″ and tie around the BARC Rustic Birch belly band.

4. Remove the dye pack and the egg dip tool from your egg dye kit.

5. Wrap a BARC Birch wood label around the dye pack and egg dip tool. The BARC Birch wood label serves as decoration and is functional in sticking the tool and dye together.

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6. Tie the small end of the egg dip tool to the crochet lace with a knot.

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7. Add an Easter message or deliver the gift as is. Happy Easter.

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BARC Wood and Zig® woodcraft markers

March 23, 2015

We created these simple Easter egg notecards using BARC Cherry wood paper and Zig Woodcraft markers.

Zig Woodcraft markers work great on all of our BARC wood finishes. You can use these woodcraft markers to decorate or write directly onto our BARC wood paper. These high opacity markers allow for many coats of paint with little bleed-through.

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Supplies for BARC Easter Egg notecards: BARC Cherry wood paper, 3″x5″ white notecards, scissors, Zig Woodcraft markers and foam adhesive.

Instructions for BARC Easter Egg notecards:

1. Doodle designs onto BARC Cherry wood paper with Zig Woodcraft markers. We suggest you test a few signs before you start this project. We drew stripes and hexagons. Tip: these markers are fairly precise but it you don’t get the coverage you want it’s easy to lay down another coat of ink to get the opacity you like.

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2. Using scissors cut out egg shapes from BARC Cherry wood paper.

3. Draw designs onto the egg shaped BARC Cherry wood.

4. Mount BARC Cherry wood egg shape to the front of a 3″x5″ white notecard using foam adhesive.

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