Magnetic Calendar

Even though we are a few weeks into the new year already, today we have a fun calendar cut-out project that can be used this year and in years to come. In this project, we will show you just how easy it is to use our new Magnetic Rolls, Rustic Cherry Wood Sheets and Rustic Birch Wood Sheets.

Supplies: Magnetic Rolls, Rustic Cherry Wood Sheets, Rustic Birch Wood Sheets, Home or Office Inkjet Printer, Pattern for Calendar (Rouge Rhombus Design), Small Number and Letter Dies, Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix Big Shot was used here). X-acto Knife, Ruler and Cutting Mat, 1/4-inch Corner Rounder Punch and Scissors.

Magnetic Calendar Instructions:

1. Download calendar pattern from Rouge Rhombus Design.

2. Cut an 8.5×11 piece out of Magnetic Roll. Load sheet into home or office inkjet printer and print out calendar pattern.

3. Use an x-acto knife and cutting mat to trim artwork out of printed magnetic sheet. Also trim out arrow artwork. Round corners of calendar with 1/4-corner rounder punch (use scissors if you do not have one).

4. Trim white squares from above ‘WEEK’ and ‘DAY’, using x-acto knife. Set aside calendar and arrows.

5. Trim a piece of the magnetic roll down to 6×11-inches. Also, trim a sheet of Rustic Birch Wood to the same dimensions. Peel paper backing from Rustic Birch Wood sheet and adhere to 6×11-inch piece of magnetic roll.

Real Wood Paintings

If you didn’t have a chance to visit our booth at CHA last week, not to worry, we have a few other exciting items to share with you today. In addition to crafting applications, our Wood products are an excellent choice as a fine art medium. With the help of an amazing artist, Jill McGannon, here are a couple of oil paint examples of the  Wood Sheets put to use in this fashion.

Water-color also works wonderfully on our Wood Sheets (sample below created by Rouge Rhombus Design).

Sparkle Today Card

It’s a brand new year, a the chance to start fresh and hit the reset button. So, why not ‘Sparkle 2-Day’ with our White Birch card design?

Supplies: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, Gold Polka Dot Pattern Paper, Kraft Envelope, Medium Heart Punch, Mini Heart Punch, Number ‘2’ Stamp, ‘Sparkle’ Stamp, ‘Day’ Stamp, Foam Dimensionals, Mint Chevron Washi Tape, Black Polka Dot Washi Tape, Silver Washi Tape, Clear Glitter, .75 inch Circle Punch, Tan Ink, Black Ink, Scallop Edge Punch, White Card Stock, Scissors, Black Card Stock, Mint Polka Dot Pattern Paper and Stapler.

‘Sparkle’ 2-Day Card Instructions:

1. Trim gold polka dot pattern paper to 8.5 x 5.5-inches, score at 4.25-inches and fold in half. Card will be oriented landscape.

2. Cut out a piece of White Birch to 3.75 x 5-inches.

3. Using scallop edge punch, punch along one long side of White Birch piece.

4. Tear off a 4-inch piece of mint chevron washi tape and adhere it to the front right corner of the White Birch piece, approximately half an inch above the scalloped edge. Align with right edge of White Birch piece.

5. Tear off a 3.25-inch piece of silver washi tape and adhere it on top of the mint chevron piece so that they are overlapping about 1/4-inch. Silver tape should be higher on the card front than the mint washi tape. Align with right edge of White Birch piece.

6. Tear off a 2.75-inch piece of black polka dot washi tape and place in vertically in the center of the silver and mint washi tape. Align with right edge of White Birch piece.

7. Using tan ink, stamp ‘sparkle’ sentiment on front of White Birch piece. Place it 1/2-inch from left edge of card align the base of the text with the top of the silver washi tape.

8. Sprinkle clear glitter over the top of the tan ink while it is still wet.

9. On a piece of white card stock, using black ink, stamp the number ‘2’. Trim out with a pair of scissors. Adhere to front of White Birch piece using foam dimensionals. Place about 1/8-inch in from left and bottom edge of silver washi tape.

10. On a piece of white card stock, using tan ink, stamp the ‘day’ and punch out with .75-inch circle punch. Adhere next to black stamped number ‘2’ using foam dimensionals.

11. Using medium heart sized punch, punch out 1 heart from Cherry Wood Sheet. Fasten to the right of the ‘day’ circle stamped piece using a staple.

12. Using mini heart punch, punch out 1 heart from black card stock and 1 heart from mint polka dot pattern paper. Adhere black mini heart (with foam dimensional) to the right of the ‘day’ circle, slightly overlapping medium Cherry Wood heart. Adhere mint heart (with foam dimensional) up and to the right of Cherry Wood medium heart.

13. Adhere White Birch piece to center front of gold polka dot pattern paper card using foam dimensionals.

Winter CHA 2014

We are at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Convention in Anaheim California right now, if you are also attending, we’d love for you to stop by and visit us at our booth (#1270).

We are also very excited to share some products we have been working on with you, as well as, some samples created with these great new additions to our product line-up! In addition to our Cherry and White Birch Wood Sheets, we have added our Printed Rustic Sheets.

Another fun, new addition to our line is our Adhesive Backed Rolls, which come in the following finishes:

These new products are great to use for any project large or small. You can use for die cutting, embossing, stamping and much, much more. Here are just a few ideas to help get you started on your next project. Use a strip to embellish a card, die cut and frame a custom work of art, line a box, create a personalized monogram and even create a decorative magnet.

As always, we also have our Cherry & White Birch Tape and Wood Sheets. Here are a few more samples on display this week at our booth.