Happy Halloween Card

With October beginning this week, we thought it would be fun to kick off the month with a festive Halloween card. This card features our White Birch Sticky , Cherry sheets and our White Birch Tape. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the month for more Halloween themed ideas and projects!

Supplies: White Birch Sticky Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, White Birch Wood Tape, Orange Pattern Paper, Gray Pattern Paper, Black Card Stock, Metal Brad, Adhesives, Vanilla Card Stock, 1/4 Mini Glue Dots, Foam Dimensionals, Black Velvet Ribbon, Decorative Edge Punch, Scissors, Black Ink, Spider Stamp, and Happy Halloween Stamp.

4.25×5.5 Happy Halloween Card Instructions:

1. Trim a black piece of card stock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Score at 4-1/4 and fold in half. Card will be oriented portrait.

2. Trim a sheet of White Birch Sticky Wood to 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Peel backing and adhere to card stock card base, align with bottom edge of card. (To add a bit of charm, we found a piece of White Birch Sticky Wood that has a small knot it it.)

3. Using black ink and a spider stamp, stamp three spider images along the White Birch Sticky piece on card front. (From the bottom of the card up, the first image is approximately 1-1/2 inches in from the left and slightly off the page, the second image is approximately 1/2-inch from the left and 1-1/4 inches up from the bottom, the last image is approximately 2-1/2 inches from the left edge and 1 inch from the top of the White Birch Sticky piece.)

4. Trim a 4-1/4 x 1 inch piece of Cherry Wood. Using a decorative edge punch, punch along the 4-1/4 edge. Once punched, this piece will end up measuring approximately 3/4 x 4-1/4 inch. Adhere to card front just above White Birch Sticky piece.

5. Trim a piece of gray pattern paper to approximately 5/8 x 4-1/4 inches. Adhere to card front over lapping the Cherry and White Birch pieces.

6. Trim a 9-1/2 inch piece of black velvet ribbon.

7. Along the left-hand fold of the card, centered vertically next to the gray pattern paper, cut a 1/4-inch slit with a pair of scissors. Lace the black ribbon through the slit and wrap it around the inside to the front of the card.

8. Bring the two ends of the ribbon around to the front of the card, with each end overlapping each other, on the right side of the card. Using 1/4 mini glue dots adhere one end to the front of the card and the second end over the top of the first.

9. Using ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment stamp and black ink, stamp image on a piece of vanilla card stock. Trim out leaving approximately 1/8-inch edge all around the image. Set aside.

10. Trim a piece of White Birch Tape to approximately 2-inches in length. Trim left edge of tape into a pennant.

11. Next, using the black ink, dab all the edges of the pennant tape piece with the ink. This will create a worn look.

12. Using foam dimensionals adhere tape to card front, placing it approximately 1-1/2 inches in from the left side of the card and 1-1/2 inches down from the top.

13. Taking ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment piece place a foam dimensional in each corner. Adhere to card front slightly overlapping the White Birch Tape, align approximately 1/4-inch from right edge of card and 1/2-inch down from the top of the card front.

14. Trim a 1/4 x 1-inch piece of orange pattern paper. Cut a pennant into the left edge.

15. Take a metal brad and insert into the orange pattern paper approximately 1/2-inch from the left edge of the pattern paper, center the brad vertically.

16. Put a small dab of adhesive on the end of the orange pattern paper, then carefully lift the left edge of the ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment piece slightly and slide the orange pattern paper piece under until the pewter brad comes to the edge of the ‘Happy Halloween’ piece. Press down gently to secure orange pattern paper to back of vanilla ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment.

Fall Banner

Fall is a great time to put up new home décor items! Using our Birch Real Wood SheetsCherry Real Wood Sheets and Cherry Real Wood Tape, today we’ve prepared a fun ‘fall’ banner just for the occasion.

Supplies: Birch Real Wood Sheets, Cherry Real Wood Sheets, Cherry Real Wood Tape, Brown and Sage Buttons, Pattern Chipboard Letters, Adhesives, Vanilla Card Stock, 1/8-inch Hand Punch, Brown Ribbon, Scallop Boarder Punch, Brown Ink, Scallop Circle Punch, Scissors, Pattern Paper, Leaf Stamp and Foam Dimensionals.

Fall Banner Instructions:

1. Cut four, 3.25 x 3.75-inch squares of Birch Real Wood paper.

2. Along the 3.25 edge, mark the center of each square with a 1/2-inch line. Connect each corner to the top of the center line with a dashed line. Repeat on all four Birch squares. Trim along dashed lines to create pennant banners.

3. Next, cut out four, 3.25 x 1.5-inch Cherry Real Wood squares.

4. Adhere Birch Wood pennant pieces to the Cherry Wood pieces by aligning the pennant points on the Birch Wood pieces about 1/2-inch from the edge of the Cherry Wood pieces. This will create a layered look.

5. Using a scallop border punch, trim Cherry Wood edges along the 3.25 side. Repeat on all four square pieces.

6. Beginning with the chipboard letter ‘F’, adhere to center of first pennant.

7. Trim a piece of Cherry Wood Tape to approximately 1.5-inches in length. Pink one edge with scissors (the right side slightly longer than the left). Peel backing from tape and adhere to top left of pennant and adhere a brown button to edge of tape.

8. Next, trim a piece of Cherry Tape to approximately 2.25-inches long. Then, pink both ends of the tape. Peel backing and adhere to center of the pennant, horizontally.

9. Cut vanilla card stock using a circle scallop punch. Adhere to center of Cherry Wood Tape using foam dimensionals and adhere chipboard ‘A’ to center of scalloped vanilla card stock circle.

10. On third pennant, adhere chipboard letter ‘L’ to center. Add a sage colored button to edge of ‘L’, adhere.

11. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood tape to approximately 2.75-inches in length. Trim it in half, length wise. Pink end then peel backing from tape and adhere to right edge of third pennant, approximately 1/8-inch from edge.

12. Cut a piece of pattern paper into a pennant, approximately 1/2 x 1-1/2-inches. With a foam dimensional, adhere to pennant, slightly overlapping Cherry Wood tape.

13. Using a leaf stamp and brown ink, stamp leaf at an angle, slightly to the right of center on the fourth pennant.

14. Adhere chipboard ‘L’ to center of the last pennant.

15. Using 1/8-inch hand punch, punch holes in upper left and right corners of all pennants.

16. Trim a piece of brown ribbon to approximately 36-inches in length (longer if desired). Weave the brown ribbon through each hole of the pennants. Tie off ends with a bow or tie around home décor display.

Kite Card

Welcome back from the weekend, we hope it was lovely. In today’s creative blog post, we’ve got a real treat to share with you. Our “Reach for the Sky” kite card, features our White Birch Sticky Wood sheets and Lawn Fawn’s Sunny Skies stamp set and lawn cuts.

Supplies: White Birch Sticky Wood Sheet, Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies Lawn Cuts, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Paper, White Card Stock, Orange, Blue and Brown Ink, 1/4-inch Mini Glue Dots, Scissors, Big Shot Machine (or another die cutting machine), Foam Dimensionals, Adhesive.

5.5×4.25 Kite Card Instructions:

1. Trim a piece of white card stock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, score at 4-1/4 inches and fold in half.

2. Trim blue polka dot pattern from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods paper pack to 3-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Adhere to front of card, aligned with top.

3. Using brown ink, stamp “reach for the sky” sentiment along bottom left corner of card, centering it vertically within the white inch space.

4. On a piece of White Birch Sticky Wood, stamp bird image, and two cloud images from Lawn Fawn’s Sunny Skies stamp set in brown ink.

5. On a piece of white card stock ink blue ink, stamp large kite image and in orange ink, stamp kite tail image.

6. Using die cut machine, align all stamped images with corresponding lawn cuts dies and run through machine.

7. On the large cloud White Birch Sticky piece, peel backing and adhere to front of card, placing it about 1/4-inch from the top and 1-1/2 inches from right edge.

8. Apply foam dimensionals to back of bird, small cloud and kite images. Adhere all images to the front of the card, placing the kite image on top of large cloud image (approximately 1/4-inch from the top of the card and 1 inch from the right edge).

9. Using 1/4-inch mini glue dots, adhere the kite tail to the front of the card (note: part of the tail will be too long for the card, trim this portion with scissors).

Back-to-School Mini Noteboooks

New teachers, new shoes, and new notebooks, must be time for back to school. In today’s samples, we’ll show you how to use our Wood Sheets to create these two mini notebooks, fun enough to use, even if you are not heading back to school.

123 Mini Notebook:

Supplies: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape, Cherry Sticky Wood Sheet, Red Baker’s Twine, Pattern Paper, Number Dies, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Lined Notebook Paper, Stapler and Staples, 1/4-inch Mini Glue Dots, Label Punch, Sewing Needle and Star and ruler Stickers.

Instructions:

1. Trim White Birch Wood Sheet to 4×6-inches. Score at 3-inches and fold in half. This will be the notebook cover.

2. Trim 5 sheets of notebook lined paper to 3-3/4 x 5-3/4-inches, be sure to orient lines to run 5-3/4-inch length of the pages. Score at center and align mini pages on top of White Birch Wood cover.

3. Place two staples along the center line, each approximately 1/2-inch in from top and bottom of the notebook.

4. Adhere a 3-inch red ‘ruler’ sticker along the front of the mini notebook, approximately 1/2-inch from the bottom. (Note: A 3 x 5/8-inch red piece of pattern paper or red solid card stock can be substituted here).

5. Next, using red baker’s twine, thread the needle. Using the same hole as the bottom staple, pierce the needle and thread through the front of the notebook.

6. Pull through to the back. Pull enough twine through to wrap the notebook and tie a knot on the right side of the front of the notebook.

7. Using a numbers die and your sizzix die cutting machine, take a two pieces of Cherry Sticky  Wood Sheet for the numbers 1 and 3. Then use a piece of patterned paper for the number 2. Adhere to the front of the notebook along the red strip.

8. Using a label punch, punch three labels out of Cherry Wood Tape.

9. Peel parchment backing from Cherry  Wood Tape and adhere left portion of tape to top of the first page inside the notebook.

10. Wrap Cherry  Wood Tape around to back of page and adhere, creating a tab marker.

11. Repeat on fourth and seventh pages of notebook, or on whichever pages you prefer.

12. Add a green star to die-cut ‘3’ with 1/4-inch mini glue dot.

ABC Mini Notebook:

Supplies: Cherry Wood Sheet, White Birch Wood Sheet, White Birch  Wood Tape (or printed label stickers), Lined Notebook paper, Decorative Label Punch, Alphabet die or Alphabet Stickers, Red Star Sticker, ABC Sticker (or Alternate Pattern Paper) and Foam Dimensionals.

1. Trim Cherry Wood Sheet to 4×6-inches. Score at 3-inches and fold in half. This will be the notebook cover.

2. Trim 5 sheets of notebook lined paper to 3-3/4 x 5-3/4-inches, be sure to orient lines to run 5-3/4-inch length of the pages. Score at center and align mini pages on top of White Birch BARC cover.

3. Place two staples along the center line, each approximately 1/2-inch in from top and bottom of the notebook.

4. Adhere a 4-inch abc sticker strip to right front of the mini notebook, approximately 1/2-inch from the edge. (Note: A 4 x 1/2-inch piece of pattern paper or solid card stock can be substituted here).

5. Using decorative label punch, punch out a piece of White Birch Wood. Place foam dimensionals on back and adhere to front of mini notebook in the lower right corner.

6. Using abc and star stickers place ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’ on White Birch decorative label piece, slightly overlapping. Add red star sticker between ‘b’ and ‘c’ on the decorative label. (Note: ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’ pieces can also be created using an alphabet die and solid card stock.)

‘Into the Woods’ from Lawn Fawn

If not already, soon school will be back in session and with it brings fall. Today, we’ve used the Into the Woods Collection Kit from our friends at Lawn Fawn. Their pattern papers, flair and stamps pair nicely with our Wood Sheets and Tape for a cute fall collection of cards.

4×6 Hello Card with Cherry Tape:

Supplies: Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Wood Sheet, Pattern Paper and Stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods Collection Kit, White Card Stock, Vanilla Card Stock, 1/2-inch corner rounder punch, Dimensionals, Scissors, Orange & Chocolate colored ink and Adhesives.

1. Trim white card stock to 5.5×8.5-inches, score at 4.25-inches and fold in half. Fold will be on left side of card.

2. Trim a piece of Lawn Fawn’s birch and blue striped pattern paper to approximately 3.25×4.25-inches. Adhere it to the front of the card, aligning it with the top.

3. Trim a piece of White Birch Wood to approximately 2.5×4.25-inches.

4. Adhere on top of the pattern paper, overlapping it slightly.

5. Using a 1/2-inch corner rounder punch, round the two corners on the right side of the card.

6. take a piece of Cherry Tape, trimming it to approximately 2.5-inches in length. Next, cut the piece of tape in half length-wise.

7. Using Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods ‘hello’ conversation stamp, stamp in chocolate ink on a small piece of vanilla colored card stock and trim out. Leave a small vanilla border around the image. Adhere with a dimensional to card front, placing atop the Cherry Tape and approximately 1/2-inch from the right edge of the card.

8. Using a pair of scissors pink the left end of the Cherry Tape. Peel backing and adhere to front of card where the pattern paper and White Birch piece overlap.

9. Taking the small heart image from the stamp set, stamp in orange ink and trim out, also leaving a slight vanilla edge around the image. Set aside.

10. Using the squirrel image stamp, stamp in chocolate ink, approximately 1-inch from the right side of the card and 1/2-inch up from the bottom. Adhere the orange heart piece to the squirrel.

11. Take the leaf outline stamp and trim out a small piece of orange pattern paper from the Into the Woods Collection Kit.

12. Turn the orange pattern over and stamp the leaf outline image twice. Using scissors, cut on the line of the image to create two small leaves. Adhere to the second “tree” on the birch pattern background.

3×3 Smile Card with White Birch Tape & Cherry Wood sheet:

Supplies: White Birch Wood Tape, Cherry Sticky Wood Sheet, Pattern Paper, ‘Smile’ Flair and Stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods Collection Kit, Chocolate colored ink, Scissors, and Adhesives.

1. Cut arrow pattern paper from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods Collection Kit to 3×6-inches. Score at 3-inches and fold in half, fold will be top of the card.

2. Trim a piece of Cherry Sticky Wood to 2×3-inches and adhere to front of the card, centering it.

3. Trim a 2-1/2 inch piece of White Birch Tape. Trim length so that it is 3/4-inches wide. Using scissors pink the ends. Peel backing and adhere on top of the Cherry piece.

4. Peel backing from Smile Flair and adhere to White Birch Tape.

5. Using the line of hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods Collection stamps, stamp in chocolate ink leaving a bleed off the right side.

6×4 I Heart Fall Card with Cherry Tape and Cherry Wood Sheet:

Supplies: Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Tape, Cherry Wood Sheet, Pattern Paper and Stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods Collection Kit, White Card Stock, Polka Dot textured folder, 1/2-inch corner rounder punch, Orange Blue and Chocolate colored ink, 1/4-inch Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scissors, and Adhesives.

1. Trim orange grid pattern paper to 5.5×8.5-inches. Score at 4.25 inches and fold in half, fold will be the top of the card.

2. Take a piece of white card stock, trim to 5×3-3/4 inches. Round all corners with 1/2-inch corner rounder punch.

3. Trim a piece of Cherry  Wood and using the polka dot textured folder run it through your sizzix machine. Trim it down to 1/2 x3-3/4 inches. Set aside.

4. From the pattern paper with rows of pennants and stripes of pattern, trim the multi-colored strip out and cut it down to 3/4×3-3 3/4-inches. Adhere to top of white card stock, aligning it with the bottom edge. Place the polka dot textured Cherry Wood sheet piece on top, also aligning it along the bottom and adhere. Round both bottom corners with 1/2-inch corner rounder punch.

5. Stamp ‘I heart fall’ image just above striped pattern paper to the left side of the white card stock.

6. Next, using the same pattern paper with the row of pennants, trim out the blue chevron banner. Set aside. Trim a piece of White Birch Tape to 2-1/4 inches in length, pink end. Trim piece of Cherry Tape to 2-inches and pink end. Stamp arrow image in orange ink and trim out. Stamp small heart image in chocolate ink and trim out.

7. Peel backing from White Birch Tape and adhere to front of white card stock, placing it approximately 1/2-inch from the right edge.

8. Peel backing from Cherry Tape and adhere to white card stock, placing it at a slight angle and approximately 1/2-inch from White Birch Tape. Trim part of tape that hangs over the white card stock along the edge. Using a dimensional adhere the blue chevron patterned pennant on top of the two Tape pieces, centering it between the two.

9. Using mini glue dots adhere the arrow and heart pieces together. Then adhere to front of card on top of blue pennant.

10. Place four dimensionals on back of white card stock piece and adhere to front of orange grid card.