Quick & Easy Gift tags

Gift tags are a great way to personalize and dress up a gift. We’ve created these holiday tree gift cards and added just a bit of glam with a little gold and silver foil.

Supplies: Tree stamp, green ink, glue pen, gold foil, silver foil, baker’s twine and scissors.

Step 1:
Stamp tree image in green ink on confetti white card stock.

Step 2:
Add dots of glue to ornament areas on trees. Let dry. Press foil onto dried glue.

Step 3:
Trim out tags, punch holes in each tag top and tie string through hole.

Glue Pen
$4.99

2 in 1 Glue Pen with fine metal nib. Glue becomes permanent when used wet and removable if left to dry first. New pump action, no squeezing, photo safe. Great for hobby, craft, cardmaking & scrapbooking.

Foil Sheets
$2.29

Foil sheets that transfer without extra tools or heat. Come in packs of gold and silver. 10 sheets measuring 4-11/16″ x 3-9/16″. Decorate all kinds of adhesive. Apply dull side to the adhesive surface and press firmly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you are having a restful and thankful day full of great food and family. Real Wood paper has helped us to create and make our Thanksgivings memorable, year after year! We hope you enjoy these Real Wood projects of Thanksgivings past. Click here to see the Fall Frame featured above. Check out our Facebook page to see some tips and tricks!

Thankful For sign made from Real Birch and Cherry Wood papers.

Leaf napkin decor made from Real Cherry Wood paper.

Hanging feather decor made from Real Birch and Cherry Wood papers.

Thankful for Tasty Treats

Are you ready for this week of good food, leftovers and tasty treats?! We sure are. We are starting this Thanksgiving week off right with these darling little wrapped treats. We took simple candy bars, wrapped them in Real Cherry Wood paper and dressed them up with a few additional embellishments. Cute and tasty, the perfect way to show THANKS. Now onto the big feast.

A Good Life – Home Décor Sign

Sometimes things won’t go as expected, but life goes on and life is good! Remembering our blessings and all of the great people that surround us keeps us grounded. We’ve added this new A Good Life sign to our online store and is a perfect daily reminder to be thankful, everyday.

A Good Life
Weathered wooden sign measuring 6″ x 6″ x 1.75″ that says “A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have”.
This sign is available for purchase in our online store for $13.99.

Welcome! A New Kit

Introducing our newest kit … A Do It Yourself, Real Cherry Wood Home décor sign! This Welcome sign is affordable and a great way to get introduced to our Real Wood paper. Everything you need to assemble this sign is included in the kit.

Once assembled this Welcome sign is very versatile and will coordinate with many great everyday, fall and holiday décor ideas!

Welcome Sign Kit
Real wood ‘Welcome’ home décor sign. Kit comes with 1- 8″ x 18″ roll of Real Cherry Wood paper, 1- 8″ x 18″ chipboard sheet, twine, vinyl sheet with applicator and instruction sheet. This kit is available for purchase for $11.99 in our online store.

Step 1:
Apply Real Cherry Wood to chipboard backer.

Step 2:
Place vinyl Welcome Home Sweet Home artwork to Real Cherry Wood sign.

Step 3:
Rub back of transfer sheet onto Real Cherry Wood with wood stick. Make sure to rub each letter for better adhering.

Step 4:
Gently remove the transfer sheet from vinyl making sure all of the vinyl artwork is stuck to the Real Cherry Wood.

Step 5:
Check over sign to be sure each letter and piece of vinyl has adhered to the Real Cherry Wood.

Step 6:
Remove any air bubbles from vinyl with a straight pin.

Step 7:
Punch 1/8″ holes on the top left and right corners of the assembled welcome sign.

Step 8:
Measure desired length of twine and attach to sign. Your sign is ready for display.

Live the Life You have Imagined

‘Live the Life You Have Imagined’ is one of our new favorite Home Decor signs. We love the color, the phrase and the size! It’s pretty much perfect. You can purchase this sign here. This is the season of giving and this would make a great gift! We are adding it to our list.

Wrap the sign up with a little ribbon and a handmade wooden tag and you’ll be all set.

Wooden sign measuring 9″ x 7″ x 1-1/2″. This Wood Block says “Live The life You Have Imagined”.

Real Wood place setting cards

Are you planning a big meal or entertaining for a large group? We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and have a fairly large guest list. As we are planning how we will set our table we decided name cards are in order. The look of our Real Cherry Wood paper is warm and earthy, perfect for the woodsy theme we have in mind.

Create 8 name cards from one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Cherry Wood paper.
1. Remove adhesive liner and adhere Real Cherry Wood paper to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of vanilla cardstock.
2. Trim out 8 place cards. Card measures 2″ x 3″.
3. Round each corner of each place card with a corner round punch.
4. Add a flourish or leaf punch out to the left or right side of each place card.
5. Hand write each guest’s name.

This card shape is also a great size for gift notes, accolades, or little leave behinds. We stamped CONGRATULATIONS on this card. Want perfect stamp placement? We used the new Mini Misti to stamp our congratulations onto each Real Cherry Wood card. This is a great tool when you are producing many of the same item.

Hello fold out card

Hello November! Pop up and fold out cards are so fun to receive but can be complicated to create. Today we are excited to share this simple DIY interactive card idea.

Supplies:
Real Birch Wood Paper
E-cutter
Blue masking tape
Jacquard Lumiere Ink
Sponge Dauber
Square White Envelope
Bone folder or scoring tool

Instructions:
1. Take any word and typeset it in your favorite font. Make sure all of your letters connect. We typeset HELLO in Adobe Illustrator and then imported the file into our e-cutter software to cut.
2. Size your word so when folded it is not larger than 3 inches. Our HELLO is 2.75″ tall and 8″ long.
3. Cut your word into a sheet of Real Birch Wood paper.
4. Prepare your word for color. We masked off the Real Birch Wood Hello with blue painter’s tape to leave a small 0.5″ strip of wood exposed along the bottom of the word.
5. Add color to your word. We love the way the Jacquard Lumiere ink looks on our Real Wood paper. We used Halo Pink Gold and a sponge dauber to apply the color.
6. Let ink dry and then remove the painter’s tape mask.
7. Add score lines between letters. Fold and be sure the folded card is no larger than 3″ x 3″.
8. Slip folded HELLO card inside our new Square White Envelopes.