Real Wood Friend Card

This week’s project is a small notecard which features both Cherry wood and Rustic Cherry Wood. We love how our Cherry wood layers with our Rustic Cherry Wood. Tonally they match well and each accent the other nicely. You can get a similar effect when pairing White Birch Wood and Rustic White Birch Wood.

Supplies for the ‘Friend to Friend’ notecard: Cherry Wood Sheet, Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, vanilla card stock, white card stock, coral card stock, coral ink, doily stamp, friend to friend stamp, scallop border punch, 1-1/2″ scallop circle punch, 1-1/2″ circle punch, 1/8″ white ribbon, wood button, foam dimensionals, adhesive, and scissors.

Instructions for creating the ‘Friend to Friend notecard:

1. Cut a piece of vanilla card stock to 2-1/2″ x 4″. Score and fold in half.

2. Use the scallop border punch along the bottom front of the card.

3. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood Sheet to 2-1/2″ x 3″. Remove adhesive liner from Cherry Wood Sheet and adhere to card front centering from top to bottom. Stamp the friend to friend image in coral ink onto the bottom center of the Cherry Wood Sheet.

4. Cut a piece of Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet to 2-1/2″ x 1″. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to cut piece of Cherry Wood centering from top to bottom.

5. Cut a piece of coral card stock to to 2-1/2″ x 1/2″. Using scissors cut flags on either end of coral card stock and adhere to Rustic Cherry Wood centering from top to bottom.

6. Cut a piece of 1/8″ white ribbon to 2″. Angle cut ends. Adhere to coral card stock flag centering from top to bottom.

7. Punch a 1/2″ scallop circle from the coral card stock. Using scissors, cut punched image in half and set aside.

8. Stamp the doily image in coral ink onto white card stock. Punch out with 1-1/2″ circle punch.

9. Adhere each half piece of the scalloped coral card stock (step 7) to the back of the punched doily image. Each half of the scalloped coral card stock should offset the top and bottom of the doily image. See example.

10. Adhere a wood button to the center of the assembled doily image.

11. Adhere the assembled doily image using foam dimensionals to the card front, centering from top to bottom. See example.

Love Mixed Media with Real Wood

Have you ever dabbled with mixed media art? We love mixed media art and the ability to play with and explore a variety of mediums. The ‘Love’ piece we are showing you this week was created on canvas using a variety of inks, papers, and finishes. It has visual dimension as well as actual dimension. Can you spot the Real wood? In this particular piece we used Cherry wood, White Birch wood, Rustic Cherry Wood and Cherry Wood Tape. Wood is so versatile and adds another layer of variety—we love it!

Wood is an excellent surface to add to any project. We hope you’ve been inspired by our mixed media piece. Give Wood and Wood Tape a try on your next work of art.
Supplies for the ‘Love’ Mixed Media art: 11×14 canvas, Cherry Wood Sheet, White Birch Wood Sheet, Rustic Cherry Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape, tissue paper, PanPastel painting set, sponges, paint brushes, various tags in various sizes, old book pages, burlap, white paper, jewel embellishments, black gel pen, black stazon ink, gold ink, white acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, tulle, ribbon, alphabet stamps, electronic cutter, word cut files, gold heart window sheet embellishments, variety of texture and background stamps, texture stencils, modgepodge, hot glue, adhesive, spray fixative, and scissors.

Tips for creating a mixed media piece:

1. Pick a sturdy and solid base that can handle many layers and possibly weight.

2. Work in layers. Allow each layer sufficient drying time. Some mediums take longer to dry than others and you may need to wait a few hours before you can proceed to the next layer.

3. Spray fixative is your friend. Use between layers to keep layers from bleeding.

4. Collage, collage, collage.

5. Try new things (techniques, textures, mediums, etc) play and have fun. There is no right or wrong way to create. If you don’t like a particular layer, go over it again (and again) until you are pleased with your work.

Real Wood Hello Friend Card pack

Do you ever need a quick gift on hand for teachers or sweet friends? This week we created a notecard gift pack using Wood products for that very purpose. Around here our kids head back to school in the coming weeks. These notecards will make a great impression and are easy for the kids to hand to their teachers on the first day of school.

Supplies for the ‘Hello Friend’ notecard pack: Cherry Wood Sheet, dark blue cardstock, white cardstock, corner round punch, pinking scissors, markers for coloring stamp image (green, blue, yellow), Hello stamp, yellow brads, glitter paper, small cellophane bags, foam dimensionals, adhesive and scissors.

‘Hello Friend’ Notecard pack Instructions:

  1. Cut four pieces of white cardstock to 1-1/2″ x 4″. Score and fold in half to create four tiny notecards sized 1-1/2″ x 2″.
  2. Using various colored markers (green, blue, yellow) color the hello stamp image and stamp onto the front of the tiny notecards.
  3. Stack the four stamped notecards on top of each other and tie together using a dark blue ribbon. See example.
  4. Insert assembled notecards into the cellophane bag and set aside.
  5. Cut a piece of dark blue cardstock to 4″ x 5″ and score and fold in half. This will create the back topper.
  6. Using the corner round punch round all four corners of folded bag topper.
  7. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood Sheet to 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″. Round all four corners of Cherry Wood Sheet with a corner round punch. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to the dark blue topper.
  8. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. Marker color the Hello stamp image in blue and yellow and stamp onto piece of white card stock. Edge the top and bottom of the cardstock with pinking scissors.
  9. Snip a small piece of glitter paper and dark blue ribbon and attach both to top left corner of the white cardstock with a yellow brad. Adhere assembled piece to Cherry Wood Sheet with foam dimensionals.
  10. Insert cellophane bag filled with notecards into bag topper. Adhere topper to both the front and the back of the cellophane bag.

ETC & Some Odd Girl Product Winners!

We had such a wonderful time sharing inspiring Some Odd Girl and Wood projects last week. It was so much fun! And there is more fun to be had, today we are announcing one of the three lucky winners who commented on the various posts between the two blogs last week. Drum roll…

1. Carla Hundley from Utah – You’ve won $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store!

2. Debbit Wyatt-Lawes – You’ve won an ETC Paper prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll AND one roll of wood tape (your choice of finish!).

3. Sara S – You’ve won an ETC Paper prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll AND one roll of wood tape (your choice of finish!).

Winners, to collect your prize, please email Leah@someoddgirl.com

We really enjoyed sharing all of these fabulous Some Odd Girl and Wood products and projects with you. We appreciate you taking the time to blog roll along with us. Please continue to stop by every week for new inspiration using ETC specialty papers and add a little wood to your next project. THANKS!

Supplies for the ‘Thanks’ Tag: Cherry Wood Tape, Thanks clear stamp set, vanilla library tags, white card stock, blue card stock, blue ribbon, pink ink pad, watercolor brush, label punch, pinking scissors, scissors, adhesive and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Remove the liner from the back of the Cherry Wood Tape and adhere to the front center of the library tag. Tip: A little strip of Cherry Wood Tape adds a nice dimension to any project and really dresses up this simple tag.

2. Cut a piece of blue card stock to 3/4″ by 2-1/2″. Flag both ends with scissors and adhere to tag as shown in example.

3. Stamp ‘Thanks’ in pink ink onto a piece of white card stock.

4. Watercolor blue ink above and below the ‘Thanks’ sentiment. Punch out image with label punch and adhere to blue flag with foam dimensionals.

5. Using pinking scissors trim the bottom edge of your assembled tag.

6. Tie a blue ribbon through hole on library tag.

ETC & SOG day 5 – Breakfast Friends

What a fun week of sharing projects using Some Odd Girl and Wood products. The projects shared have been amazing. We have been inspired by all the fabulous projects using Wood and hope you have been too. Today’s project features the Breakfast Friends clear stamp set and Cherry Wood Sheets. Remember, today is the last day to enter the contest to win free products! Be sure to leave comments on both blogs because we have THREE awesome prizes to be won! Sunday will be your last day to comment.

Didn’t you just love Thursdays ODD Girl inspiration? Check out what the ODD Girls created for our last day of collaboration here. All of the SOG products featured throughout this past week can be purchased from the SOG shop.

Supplies for the ‘Toaster Friend’ Card: Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet, Birch Wood Tape, Breakfast Friends clear stamp set, 3″ x 3″ vanilla notecards and envelopes, vanilla card stock, arrow paperclip embellishment, pink brads, baker’s twine, blending markers (shades of blue and brown), black ink pad (alcohol ink recommended), blue ink pad, scissors, adhesive and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Remove the liner from the back of the Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet and adhere to the front of the 3″ x 3″ note cards.

2. Cover the envelope flap with a piece of Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet. Trim excess Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet from the back side to match the shape of the envelope flap.

3. In black ink, stamp the ‘Toaster’ from the Breakfast Friends clear stamp set onto white card stock. Color with blending markers. Cut out and adhere to card front using foam dimensionals.

4. Attach an arrow paper clip to the right side of the toaster. Tie a piece of baker’s twine to the paper clip.

5. Stamp the ‘poppin’ by to say hi!’ phrase in blue ink onto a 3-1/3″ piece of Birch Wood Tape. Trim out the phrase. Once trimmed the height of the tape will be approximately 1/4″. Flag each end. Adhere to card front with pink brads. See example.

Win awesome products!

Keep visiting our site all week, and check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and you’ll see what we’ve all done to showcase our products together. Leave comments and tell us what you think, and we’ll have announcements to make next week! One lucky commenter will win $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store, and two other commenters will each win an awesome ETC prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll and one roll of wood tape (both winner’s choice!) so keep watching, share your thoughts, and have a great week!