Spring Has Sprung Card – featuring Real Cherry wood

wood sheets and Wood tape add a nice touch to any project. wood sheets also are a great base to use with rub-on images. We rubbed a simple spring message directly onto a piece of Cherry wood and the result was perfect!

Supplies for the ‘Spring has Sprung’ Card: Cherry wood sheet, Cherry Wood tape, rub-on message, yellow card stock, vanilla card stock, chevron embossing folder & big shot machine, quilled embellishment, glue dots, and adhesive.

‘Spring has Sprung’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ yellow card stock. Score and fold in half for a card base.

2. Cut a strip of Cherry wood sheet to 3 – 3/4″ x 2″. Adhere to bottom of card providing a 1/4″ space around bottom and sides.

3. Rub a greeting directly onto the piece of cut Cherry wood. We positioned our greeting in the bottom right corner.

4. Using the Big Shot machine and the chevron embossing folder, emboss a piece of 3 – 3/4″ x 3″ vanilla card stock. Cut along the bottom chevron embossed line to create a zig-zag edge.

5. Adhere embossed vanilla card stock to top of card providing a 1/4″ space around bottom and sides. The piece of card stock will layer on top of the cut Cherry wood piece.

6. Next cut a 3″ piece of Cherry wood tape. Roll fold the tape and adhere with a glue dot at the base. Adhere roll folded Cherry wood tape to card approximately 1-1/2″ from right side and 2-1/2 inches from the bottom of the card. The rolled edge of the Cherry wood tape should be facing the top of the card.

7. Finish off your card with a quilled embellishment or paper flower. Place the embellishment 2-1/2 inches from the bottom of the card, covering up the cut edge of the Cherry wood tape.

Real Wood Gift card holder

Packaging can make any gift extra special. Dress up your next gift card with some simple packaging and make your gift a little more meaningful. We created a beautiful gift card holder and a bow with belly band using wood sheets.

Supplies for the ‘Gift Card holder’: White Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry wood sheet, metallic gold ink, polka dot background stamp, pink flower embellishment, scoring tool or bone folder, 1/2″ corner punch, Big Shot machine, bow die, gold brad, glue dots, and adhesive.

‘Gift Card holder’ Instructions:

1. To create the envelope for your gift card cut a piece of White Birch wood sheet to 6-3/4″ x 4-1/2″.

2. With wood side facing up, stamp the polka dot stamp with gold ink onto the White Birch wood sheet.

3. Flip White Birch wood sheet over with paper side facing up. Position White Birch wood sheet horizontal. Coming from the left side score the backside of the sheet at the 2″ and 4-3/4″ mark. Fold inward.

3. Using the 1/2″ corner punch punch all four corners of the folded White Birch wood sheet piece. When unfolded your holder will look like photo above.

4. Using an adhesive strip, adhere the right side flap down leaving a pocket for your gift card.

5. Next grab your Big Shot and bow die. Cut out the bow using a piece of Cherry wood sheet. Once assembled these cutouts will create your bow. Note: you can easily hand cut a bow using the shapes below as a rough outline.

6. Assemble your bow. Take one bow loop and using a glue dot adhere narrow end to end. Duplicate process with other bow end. Adhere both ends together in the middle. Wrap small piece around middle. Adhere.

7. Using a gold brad and pink flower create an embellishment for the center of your bow. Tack down with a glue dot.

8. Next cut a strip of Cherry wood sheet to 3/4″ x 9″. This will serve as the belly band to slide on and off of your gift card holder.

9. Wrap the 3/4″ x 9″strip of Cherry wood around gift card holder. Adhere bow to belly band.

Real Wood Tape Basket

Weave a stylish and sturdy basket with wood tape—great for gift giving, holding Easter treats, or to help you organize your space.

There are many, many, basket weaving tutorials found online. We were inspired by this tutorial here. It is easy to weave with wood tape. We found that Wood tape, with the backer left on, is extremely flexible and pliable making the weaving experience simple and fun. Our basket took us 45 minutes to complete from start to finish.

Supplies for the ‘Easter Basket’: One roll of Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Sticky Wood Sheets, coral card stock, Scallop edge punch, Happy Easter Stamp, Coral Ink, Oval Punch, Scissors, paper clips, and glue dots.

‘Basket’ weaving instructions and photos:

1. Using one roll of  Cherry Wood tape, cut eight strips of tape, 16 inches long. Next cut another three strips of tape, 18 inches long – set 18 inch strips aside

2. Flip the eight 16″ strips of Cherry Wood tape over with the backing left on and facing up. Place 4 strips vertical on a flat surface. Weave the first piece starting from the bottom left corner, over, under, over, under. Repeat this process with remaining 3 strips. Straighten and center the weaving to the middle of the strips.

3. This part take a little patience but will create the square shape of your basket. Grab the three 18″ strips of Cherry Wood tape. Taking one piece of 18″ Cherry Wood tape and paper clips start the weaving at the base of the basket. Use the paper clips to temporarily hold the weaving in place until the next row is woven. Weave all four sides tucking and weaving in any excess at the end. Remember – leave the tape backing on so the wood weaves easily and does not stick.

4. Repeat this weaving process with the remaining 2 strips of 18″ Cherry Wood tape. Your basket should be shaped like the image below and should be three strips high. There will be long tails hanging from the top.

5. Next, take each tail and weave it down to toward the inside of the basket – lightly folding the tape at the rim of the basket. At this point we strategically took some of the tape backing off as each tail was woven downward, sticking some of the weaving together. You do not need to do this to complete the basket but we found it helpful to stick and hold certain strips together.

6. Once each tail has been woven downward and into the basket tuck in the ends and remove tape backing as needed to stick into place. Remove any paper clips.

7. Next we will create a basket liner out of coral card stock. This liner will stick to any exposed pieces of sticky tape leaving the inside of your basket smooth and ready to fill with whatever treat you desire. Cut four 4″ x 8″ strips of coral card stock. Using a scallop edge punch, scallop punch one of the 4″ ends of the card stock, repeat with remaining 4″ x 8″ pieces. Score and fold the card stock to fit inside of your basket with a 1/2″ lip of the scallop overhanging the basket. Tack down card stock with glue dots at base of basket as needed.

Basket Step 79. Stamp your Happy Easter image with coral ink onto a piece of White Birch Sticky Wood Sheet. Punch out using an oval punch. Remove liner and adhere to one side of your basket.

10. With your remaining Cherry Wood tape, create a handle. Remove liner and line with coral card stock. Adhere with glue dots to sides of basket.

Happy Spring with Real Wood Bunnies

Today we played around with dry embossing wood sheets. It’s a simple and easy way to add extra depth and detail to any wood sheet.

Supplies for the ‘Thinking of You’ Card: White Birch Wood Sheet, Raspberry Ink, Light Green Ink, Pink Ink, White card stock, light green card stock, Scissors, mini adhesive back pearls, label punch, brocade embossing folder, Big Shot machine, flower stamp(s), flower punch, thinking of you sentiment stamp and clear block, glue dots, and adhesive.

‘Thinking of You’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut light green card stock to 4 x 8″, fold in half to make a square card.

2. Cut a piece of White Birch wood sheet to 4 x 3-3/4″. Using a big shot machine and embossing folder, emboss the White Birch wood sheet.

3. Next grab your label punch and punch out a label shape approximately 1 1/2 inch from the top of the embossed White Birch wood sheet. This will create the window opening for your verse.

4. Remove paper backing and adhere embossed White Birch wood sheet to front of light green card stock, leaving 1/4″ reveal of green on the top and bottom. Trim as needed.

5. Next stamp the Thinking of You sentiment in green into the window opening – taking care to center the image. We used a photopolymer stamp and a clear block for easier alignment.

6. Stamp the flower image twice onto white card stock in light green ink. Repeat this stamping process with once with pink, and twice with raspberry ink.

7. Punch out each flower. You should have 2 light green, 1 pink, and 2 raspberry flowers. Adhere a mini self-adhesive pearl into the center of each flower.

8. Arrange the punched out flowers on either side of the window opening as shown in photo. Adhere them to the embossed White Birch wood sheet with glue dots.

Real wood sheets look wonderful when they are dry embossed. If you like this look check out our previous posts using this embossing technique here and here.

Easter is peaking around the corner and we couldn’t resist adding a few little wood bunnies to our home decor using wood sheets.

Supplies for the ‘Bunnies’ Frame: White Birch Wood Sheet, light green card stock, dark green card stock, white mini pom poms, scissors, pinking scissors, Big Shot machine, alphabet die, simple frame, glue dots, and adhesive.

‘Bunnies’ Frame Instructions:

1. Create the base of your bunny home decor with a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ light green card stock.

2. Draw a simple bunny outline on a white piece of scratch paper approximately 2 inches tall. Trace that simple bunny shape three times onto a piece of White Birch wood sheet. Cut out the bunny shape. Note: if drawing a bunny is not your thing you can find many various bunny shapes online as digital files. These files can be used in various e-cutters with wood sheets.

3. With mini glue dots adhere your white pom poms to the rear of each bunny as a tail. Set aside.

4. Cut a piece of dark green card stock 5″ x 3/4″. Then grab your pinking scissors and trim off one edge of the cute green card stock. Set aside.

5. Next grab your Big Shot and alphabet die. Cut out the alphabet letters using a piece of White Birch wood. This will create your HAPPY SPRING phrase. Note: alphabet letters are a fun way to use wood sheets on any project. Cut letters ahead of time and you’ll have wood stickers on hand for your next project.

6. First arrange your bunnies onto the piece of piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ light green card stock, oriented landscape. Our bunnies are centered from left to right and are placed approximately 4-1/2″ inches up from the bottom of the green card stock.

7. Next remove paper backing and adhere the White Birch wood bunnies. Adhere the cut out piece of dark green card stock on top of the three bunnies, near the “ground” to serve as grass.

8. Arrange your letters onto the light green card stock, (centered under your three bunnies and grass) to spell HAPPY SPRING. Our letters are centered from left to right and are placed approximately 3″ inches up from the bottom of the green card stock.

9. Place in simple frame and enjoy.