‘Hi’ Sentiment Flower Card

Wintery days are almost over, in the meantime, if you are in need of a little something to brighten your day, here’s a fun project. We added a pop of color to our Rustic Wood Sheets to create today’s sample.

Supplies: Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, Rustic Birch Wood Sheet, Orange Twine, White Card Stock, Orange Pattern Paper, Yellow Pattern Paper, Bright Blue Pattern Paper, Various Sized Flower Dies, Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix Big Shot was used here), Bright Blue Water-based Marker (or ink pad), ‘Hi’ Sentiment Stamp, 1/4-inch hand punch, 3/4-inch Circle Punch, 3/8-inch Square Punch, Adhesive and Foam Dimensionals.

‘Hi’ Flower Card Instructions:

1. Trim a sheet of white card stock to 8.5×5.5, score at 4.25-inches and fold in half. Card will be oriented landscape.

2. Using bright blue marker ink over the ‘hi’ sentiment stamp. Stamp image in bottom right corner of the front of the card, approximately 1-inch in from the right and bottom edges of the card.

3. Next, with a piece of Rustic Cherry Wood, punch a 3/8-inch square. Trim out leaving approximately 1/8-inch border around the punched square. Peel paper backing and adhere around ‘hi’ stamped sentiment to frame it.

4. Trim a piece of orange twine to approximately 17-inches. Wrap around length of card, align with the top inner edge of the Rustic Cherry Wood frame, and fasten with a bow. Trim any extra twine, if desired.

5. Using flower dies cut from a sheet of Rustic Cherry Wood, cut; 1 medium and 1 small flower. From the orange pattern paper; 1 large flower and one small flower. From the bright blue pattern paper, cut 1 flower. From the yellow pattern paper, cut 1 large flower and 1 medium flower. Set all flowers aside.

6.Using 3/4-inch circle punch, punch 1 circle from a piece of Rustic Birch Wood. Set aside.

7. Using 1/4-inch hand punch, punch 1 small bright blue circle and 1 small Rustic Birch Wood circle. Set aside.

8. Assemble first flowers: Use large orange flower as the base, adhere large yellow pattern paper on top of orange flower, next, adhere medium Rustic Cherry Wood flower on top of yellow flower. Using a foam dimensional adhere 3/4-inch Rustic Birch Wood circle to the center of the flower.

9. Adhere large flower to left edge of card front approximately 1/4-inch from left edge and 1 1/2-inches from the top of the card.

10. Next, take medium yellow pattern paper flower and adhere 1/4-inch Rustic Birch Wood circle to center. Adhere to the right of the large flower, slightly overlapping Rustic Cherry Wood frame and orange twine.

11. Then, take bright blue medium flower and adhere small Rustic Cherry Wood flower to layer. Using foam dimensionals, add the 1/4-inch small bright blue circle for the center of the flower. Adhere flower to the card front, placing it in between the other two flowers.

12. Finish the card off by adhering the small orange flower to the lower left corner of the Rustic Cherry Wood frame.

Rustic Wood Butterfly Card

If you haven’t had a chance to try out our new Rustic Wood Sheets, here’s a simple project to get you started.

Supplies: Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, Cherry  Wood Sheet, Rustic Birch Wood Sheet, Yellow Distressed Pattern Paper, Green Pattern Paper, Green Card Stock, Mini Adhesive-backed Pearls, Small and Medium Butterfly Dies, 4-inch Circle Die,Die Cutting Machine (Sizzix Big Shot used here), ‘You’re Invited’ Stamp, Green Ink, 1/4-inch Green Satin Ribbon, Scallop Boarder Punch, Paper Trimmer, Adhesive and Foam Dimensionals.

You’re Invited Rustic BARC Wood Card Instructions:

1. Trim a piece of Cherry Wood to 8.5×5.5-inches. Score at 4.25-inches and fold in half. Card will be oriented landscape.

2. Trim a piece of Rustic Birch Wood to 1×5.5-inches. Then, using a scallop border punch, punch one edge. Peel paper backing and adhere to front of Cherry Wood card, approximately 1-inch from the bottom of the card.

3. Trim a piece of distressed yellow pattern paper to approximately 2×5.5-inches. Adhere to front of card, slightly overlapping the Rustic Birch Wood piece.

4. Next, using the 4-inch circle die, cut one green card stock circle.

5. Trim a piece of 1/4-inch green satin ribbon to approximately 11-inched in length. Wrap around the center of the 4-inch green die cut circle, fasted to the right of the circle with a knot. Trim edges to an angle.

6. Take green ink and ‘You’re Invited’ sentiment stamp, stamp on the 4-inch circle approximately 1/4-inch from the bottom on the center of the circle.

7. Next, using medium butterfly die and Rustic Cherry Wood, die cut one butterfly. Adhere to the horizontal center of the 4-inch circle, just above the ‘You’re Invited’ sentiment. Use foam dimensionals to adhere.

8. Then, using the small butterfly die and the green pattern paper, die cur one butterfly. Adhere to center of the Rustic Cherry Wood medium butterfly, also using foam dimensinoals.

9. Lastly, add three mini adhesive-bakced pearls to the center of the small butterfly.

Valentine Heart Magnetic Display

With Valentine’s Day this week, today, we have another craft just for the occasion. This project uses Magnetic Rolls and Rustic Birch Wood Sheets. It’s perfect for display on a chalkboard, other magnetic surface or it can be displayed in a 6×6 frame.

Supplies: Magnetic Roll, Rustic Brich Wood Sheet, Heart Pattern, Red Grid Pattern Paper, Red Polka Dot Pattern Paper, 1/2-inch Red Ribbon, Heart Punch (various sizes), Old Book Paper, Letters Die, Die Cutting Machine (Big Shot was used here), Paper Trimmer, Adhesive and Foam Dimensionals.

Valentine Heart Magnetic Display Instructions:

1. Trim a piece of old book paper and magnetic roll to 6×6. Set aside both.

2. Next, download your free copy of the heart pattern we used. Print and cut out, then trace onto a sheet of red grid pattern paper and cut out.

3. Using a sheet of Rustic Birch , cut the letters ‘L’, ‘O’, ”V’, and ‘E’ with the letters die and die cutting machine. Peel backing from letters and adhere to front of red grid pattern paper heart, stacking the ‘L’ and ‘O’ directly over the ‘V’ and ‘E’.

4. Using a mini heart punch, punch one heart from the red polka dot pattern paper. Adhere to the center of the ‘O’ with a foam dimensional.

5. Trim a piece of 1/2-inch red ribbon to approximately 15-inches in length. Wrap around the ribbon around the paper, approximately 1 1/-2 inches from the bottom of the sheet. Fasten with a knot and trim ends at an angle.

6. Adhere red grid pattern paper heart to the center of the 6×6 old book paper piece, over the top of the ribbon.

7. Next, adhere old book paper to paper side of 6×6 magnetic piece.

‘Love You’ Heart Card

Valentine’s Day is coming up and so we thought we’d share a cute little card that can be shared with any loved one. We’ve also added a bit of our new Rustic Cherry Sheets as one of the heart punch outs.

Supplies: Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Sheet, White Birch Wood Sheet, White Birch Tape, Stardream Jupiter Card Stock (red), Magnetic Roll, Large Heart Punch, Mini Heart Punch, “Love You” Stamp, Red Ink, Mini Pearl Embellishment, White Card Stock, Red Baker’s Twine, Scissors, 1/2-inch Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Dimensionals and Adhesives.

Love You Heart Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to 8.5×5.5-inches. Score length-wise as 4.25-inches and fold in half. Card will be oriented portrait.

2. Using 1/2-inch corner rounder punch, punch all four corners of the card.

3. With red ink and ‘love you’ stamp, stamp sentiment on a 3-inch piece of White Birch Wood Tape. Trim right edge of tape at an angle, with point going up. Remove paper backing and adhere tape to card front approximately 1/2-inch from the bottom of the card.

4. Using a pair of scissors, along the left fold of the card about 0.625-inches up from the bottom, cut a small slit.

5. Take a 15-inch piece of red baker’s twine and tread it through the small slit. Wrap twine around the width of the card and fasten with a bow at the left side of the card front.

6. Using a large heart punch, punch 1 White Birch heart, 1 Rustic Cherry heart and 1 Cherry Heart.

7. Using foam dimensionals, adhere the Cherry heart to the right of the red twine, slightly overlapping the White Birch Wood tape and twine.

8. Using foam dimensionals, adhere the Rustic Cherry heart about 1/4-inch directly above the Cherry heart.

9. Using adhesive, adhere the White Birch  heart directly above the Rustic Cherry  heart, leaving approximately 1/4-inch between the two.

10. Using Jupiter Stardream card stock, punch 1 mini heart. Adhere to top of White Birch  heart with a foam dimensional. Off-set slightly to the left bottom of the large heart.

11. Add 1 mini pearl to the top of the red mini heart.

Note: the small red hearts shown in the sample photo are stamped in red ink with a heart design and then punched out of our Magnetic Rolls.