Organize using Wood Labels!

The start of a new year always makes me feel like organizing, labeling and basically cleaning things up. As a crafter, my messiest room is always my creative studio. My craft room is a working room and while the room is fairly organized it is not clearly labeled. I wanted to design and print my own labels but desired to use something different than a white Avery® label or a Brother® label maker. Enter Birch Wood mailing labels! These mailing labels work with a traditional Avery template and run through a standard printer so I could easily type out and print my labels. Now that I have the labeling bug I’m off to label my pantry (another messy space)!

Wood labels can be used for so much more than labeling and mailing. Check out these party gift bags we created simply by sealing a cute paper bag with a mailing label and adhering a button to dress it up! Cute and functional.

Supplies for Party Favor bags: Birch Wood mailing labels, printed paper bags, buttons and adhesive.

Instructions for Party Favor bags:

  1. Gather supplies. Determine how many Party Favor bags you need.
  2. Fill bags with party favors or treats.
  3. Fold bag over and close and seal with Birch Wood mailing label.
  4. Adhere pink button to Birch Wood mailing label.

Have a great week and check back next Monday for more creative inspiration.

Card Love with Wood paper

Love is all around! It’s hard to believe Valentine’s day is less than a month away. We created a bunch of LOVE themed projects using this free LOVE cut file and hope these cards inspire you to add a little wood paper to your next project. Pair any of these cards with our new wood envelopes and you’ll be ready to send some love!

Supplies for Love & Roses note card: Cherry Wood paper, Birch Wood paper, Birch ARC Labels, LOVE cut file, Silhouette Cameo, white paper clip, mini rose flowers, rose embellishment and adhesive.

Instructions for Love & Roses note card:

  1. Cut a piece of red card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  2. Cut Cherry Wood paper to 3″ x 5.25″. Mount to red card stock with foam adhesive. See photo for placement.
  3. Cut using a Silhouette Cameo and the LOVE cut file, cut LOVE into a sheet of Birch Wood paper.
  4. Add LOVE Birch wood piece to card front using foam adhesive.
  5. Add Birch ARC Labels flag to Cherry Wood card front.
  6. Arrange mini rose flowers on card front. Arrange and glue down.
  7. Add a tiny bit of Cherry Wood to white paper clip creating a flag off the top. See example.
  8. Glue paper clip and rose embellishment to stem of roses.

Winter Cards using wood paper

Happy Winter! Brrr… In honor of winter, here are few cards showcasing Wood. We are lucky enough to be enjoying warmer weather as we are exhibiting at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show 2016 (#CHA2016) show January 9th-12th, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, California.  Stop by our BOOTH #2342 if you happen to be near the 2016 Craft and Hobby Show. You can see our Wood paper, these winter cards and more craft inspiration in person!

Supplies for You are Amazing Card: Cherry Wood paper, red card stock, canvas embellishment, apoxy embellishment, Take a Bough dies, manual die cut machine, scissors and adhesive.

Instructions for You are Amazing Card:

  1. Cut red card stock to 8.5″ x 11″.
  2. Score and fold red card stock in half at 4.25″ x 5.5″ for card base.
  3. Cut a sheet of Cherry Wood paper to 4″ x 5.25″.
  4. Mount Cherry Wood paper to red card front.
  5. Adhere canvas embellishment to card front. See example for placement.
  6. Die cut 6 branch pieces using Take a Bough dies in Cherry Wood paper.
  7. Arrange the 6 branch pieces of Cherry Wood into a snowflake pattern.
  8. Adhere apoxy embellishment into center of Cherry Wood snowflake.
  9. Adhere assembled Cherry Wood snowflake embellishment to card front. See example for placement.

Goals for the New Year

Hooray for 2016! We are excited to start fresh and create new goals and resolutions for the coming year. We created this book mark tag with ChalkTalk® paper and  Birch Wood tape. We used ChalkTalk® paper on the back side of our tag. Using ChalkTalk® makes it easy to write and rewrite our goals until they are solid.

Happy New Year!

Supplies for New Year Goals Bookmark Tag: ChalkTalk® Paper, Birch Wood Tape, blue Patterned paper, tinsel trim, white felt snowflake, silver glitter paper, white card stock, Happy New Year stamp, blue stamp ink, scissors, hole punch and adhesive.

Instructions for New Year Goals Bookmark Tag:

1. Remove adhesive liner from back of ChalkTalk® paper and mount onto a sheet of patterned paper.

2. Cut out tag shape using scissors, die cut or punches. Our tag is 5″ x 2″.

3. Cut a piece of Birch wood tape to 6″.  Flag each end with scissors. Adhere tape to the center of the tag wrapping about an inch of the tape over the top of the tag onto the other side.

4. Punch hole in top of tag. Thread tinsel trim or ribbon through hole.

4. Decorate your tag front. We used a white felt snowflake, glitter paper and a Happy New Year phrase.