C is for Christmas

C is for Christmas, candy canes and cute home decor! We made this ‘C’ home decor piece using Real Birch wood paper and various dies and embossing folders from our friends at Darice. We simply love how Real Wood Paper looks when it is embossed. Darice has so many great crafting products that are perfect for the Holidays. Try some of them out today!

Simple snowman card:
1. Cut red card stock to 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of Real Birch wood paper to 4″ x 5.25″.
3. Using the 3 snowman embossing folder and a manual die cut machine, emboss the Three Snowman design onto the real Birch Wood paper.
4. Adhere to Birch Wood snowmen red card front.

Counting the days – Perpetual Calendar created with Ranger Ink Emboss IT Products

We are super excited to share another product collaboration with our friends at Ranger Ink. Ranger Ink is known for their innovative product offerings of ink, tools and craft products. Click here to see the cool stuff they created on their blog with our Real Wood Paper.

We paired our Real Cherry and Birch Wood paper with their amazing embossing powders and embossing inks to create this perpetual December calendar. We love how rich the metallic embossing powders appear on the Cherry Wood paper. The rich warm tones of the embossing fits perfectly with the rich warm tones of the Cherry Wood paper.

We randomly lined the edge of the Cherry Wood paper with Ranger Emboss IT ink and pens. We used the clear Emboss IT pen to add a little spot detailing. Wanting even more texture, we added a few pearly accents with random dots of Liquid Pearls.

Create your own Perpetual Countdown calendar. Simply print this perpetual-calendar onto your favorite finish of Real Wood Paper. Cut out, embellish and assemble as you like. Happy December!

Be sure to check out Ranger Ink on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter & Blog to see their whole line up of products and the amazing things you can do with them! We love Ranger Ink!

Real Wood Ornaments for Christmas!

We are on a crafting kick! This year we decided to trim our tree with a TON of handmade Real Wood ornaments. We have over 20 ideas to share along with tips on how to create this Wood Tape ribbon ornament.

Wood Tape Ribbon Ornament

1. Mount Cherry wood and Birch wood tape front to back.
2. Cut 2 pieces at 6″.
3. Cut 2 pieces at 4″.
4. Cut 1 piece at 3″.
5. Sandwich cut pieces together from largest to smallest and then back to largest. Staple at top.
6. Line up bottoms and staple to create ornament.
7. Add ribbon to cover staple.
8. Add string to hang.

Happy Holiday crafting!

Cherry Wood Bough Wreath

We love to make cherished holiday decor that we can display year after year. This Cherry Wood wreath was a little labor intensive, but creating it was a labor of love. We created this wreath using Cherry Wood paper and the Take a Bough Die from Concord & 9th. We had so many little boughs left over that we created a couple of fun cards. Below are tips on creating this wreath.

Cherry Wood Boughs Wreath
1. Die-cut 100 boughs in Cherry Wood paper in 3 various lengths using a manual die cutter and the Take a Bough dies.
2. Hot glue boughs on cardboard wreath base starting with the largest boughs first.
3. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the medium bough.
4. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the smallest bough.
5. Fill in any holes or thin spots with additional boughs.
6. Hot glue 3 tiny pinecones in the bottom center of wreath.
7. Tie red yarn bow and glue next to pinecones.

The Art of the Envelope

We spent the weekend working on addressing our Holiday cards. We are in love with the calligraphy and hand lettered envelopes that are so popular. There is certainly an art to writing and addressing a creative envelope. Practice makes perfect.

Check out this amazing tutorial on envelope address hand lettering at Oh So Beautiful.

Are you familiar with Lettermate? Lettermate is such a handy tool. It is an envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line. This tool is particularly great to use with our Real Wood Envelopes. Check out the Lettermate site for additional creative tips for addressing envelopes.

Check out our wide variety of wood envelopes in our online store. Envelopes are available in a variety of finishes and sizes.