Double your Patriotic decor with this 2-sided banner

July 4th is just around the corner. We LOVE decorating for this holiday but our physical space for seasonal decor is limited this year. We wanted to show our red, white & blue pride and needed a small and simple solution. We made this mini double-sided patriotic banner using Birch wood paper and a few simple supplies. The entire banner assembled is 12″ x 5″, perfect for any small space. We decorated the flip side for variety. Happy 4th!

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With just a few simple supplies you can create darling decor for any holiday! Create your banner base first and then we suggest you gather supplies in a color scheme and simply play and have fun creating.

Supplies for double-sided USA Banner: 6″ x 12″ Birch Wood paper, red and blue patterned paper, white card stock, red adhesive letters/numbers, star punch, baker’s twine, mini office clips (red, white & blue), NUVO Scarlet Red Pure Sheen Glitter, NUVO Medium Tipped Glue Pen, foam adhesive and scissors.

To create your banner base:

1. Adhere the 6″ x 12″ Birch wood paper to red and blue patterned papers.

2. Cut each banner shape to 2″ x 5″. Flag one end in a banner shape.

3. Repeat as needed for as many banner pieces as you need.

Have fun decorating!

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Tip: We wanted to added just a little texture and shimmer to our banner. We hand drew in the stripe shape with a NUVO Medium Tipped Glue Pen and sprinkled with a little NUVO Scarlet Red Pure Sheen Glitter. The glue pen draws easily and this amazing glitter stuck instantly to the Birch wood paper. So simple.

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Wood Paper Bow Thank You Card

School is almost out for our kids. I know many kids who have been out of school for weeks but our last day is just a few days away. Hooray for the end of the school year! We are so grateful for the wonderful teachers who work so hard to teach and enrich our kids. End of the year gifts are the perfect way to say thank you! It’s a nice way to end the year, tied up nicely like a big fat bow.

We packed up some goodies in cellophane and all our gift needed was a tag. We starting to think about what we would write and decided a card was needed instead. AHA! We made a card and tag all-in-one. We created a stunning Cherry Wood Paper bow to help dress up our gift and are thrilled with the result.

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Supplies for Cherry Wood Bow Card: Cherry Wood Paper, Fine & Dandy Bow die, Big Shot, red card stock, white card stock, baker’s twine, Thank You Stamp, black stamp ink, pattern paper and adhesive.

Instructions to create a Bow Card / Tag:

1. Cut white card stock to 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.

2. Cut red card stock to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Center and adhere to white card front.

3. Cut pattern paper to 3-3/4″ x 5″. Stamp Thank You in black ink on the top portion of pattern paper. See photo for placement suggestion. Center and adhere to card front.

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4. Create bow. We lined the back side of the Cherry Wood paper with a piece of red paper before cutting out. There are so many ways to create bows. We used the Fine & Dandy Bow die by Dear Lizzy to cut out and create our wood bow. Simply die cut the shape in wood paper and assemble per the die instructions.

5. Adhere wood bow to card front.

6. Loop baker’s twine through card fold and tie onto gift package.

ARC June 20 Wood Bow Card

Note: There are many bow die options out there. Here are a few available from Simon Says Stamp. If you have an e-cutter, here is a bow shape available through Silhouette. You can also hand cut similar shapes to create a bow. Wood paper is PAPER, and can be used in all of the ways traditional paper is used!

Hello Summer Printable

Hello Summer! It’s warm and gorgeous outside which makes it super hard to be indoors. Since we must spend some time indoors, we are brightening up our inside home decor with a little summer art and flowers. Create a little vignette with some cut flowers and this Hello Summer Printable on Birch Wood paper. Download our Hello Summer Printable and inkjet print it on wood paper, frame it and you’ll have a darling summer vignette. Happy days!

Supplies: 1 sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Wood PaperHello Summer Printable and an Inkjet printer.

1. Download Hello Summer Printable.

2. Load Birch Wood paper into your inkjet printer feed tray or manual load tray.

3. Open Hello Summer Printable and send to print. So easy!

Cherry Wood and Cork Father’s Day Card

Cherry Wood and Cork … such a great coupling of materials. These two natural finishes look amazing together and are the main supplies for this week’s project inspiration. With Father’s Day just around the corner we felt another Wood Paper Card was in order. It’s handmade and handcrafted from real wood! Dad will be impressed.

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Supplies for our DAD card: Cherry Wood paper, card base, Cork embellishment from Studio Calico, “I love everything about you” stamp and black ink.

Our Dad’s Day card uses Cherry Wood paper as the base and a large cut out ‘DAD’ cork embellishment piece as the primary focal point. We stamped the “I love everything about you” greeting in black ink onto the cherry wood paper before adhering the cork to the card front. So easy!

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