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.

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.

Darice and Real Wood Paper

Last month we were a guest blogger for our friends at Darice. We created two fun fall cards with products from Darice. You can see that post on their blog here. We are excited to share that post here as well.

Fall is so vibrant. Everything sparkles when the wind blows. The ever-changing fall season inspired these DIY handmade cards.

Supplies for Festive Fall Card:
Cherry Wood Paper
Branched Tree Die
Green Lengthwise Stripe Washi Tape
Gold Bling on a Roll
Pencil with eraser
X-Acto Knife
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distressed Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distressed Ink
Tim Holtz Sage Green Distressed Ink
Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distressed Ink
Co’ordinations Smooth White 8.5″ x 11″ Paper
Picture Punch Corner Punch
Therm-o-web 3D foam squares
Therm-o-web memory Tape Runner
Aleene’s Quick Dry Glue

Instructions for Festive Fall Cards
Step One:
Create card base. Cut white card stock to 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half. Round each bottom corner of card with the Corner Punch.
Step Two:
Cut a piece of 5″ x 5″ Cherry Wood Paper. Die cut the Cherry Wood paper with Branched Tree Die using a manual die cutting machine. Save the 5″ x 5″ negative space for second card.
Step Three:
Create a simple handmade stamp from a pencil eraser. Draw three small dots onto the top of the eraser Carve the negative space away from the three small dots with an X-Acto knife. Stamp to be sure you get the desired shape.
Step Four:
To create the multi-colored leaves of the tree, randomly stamp dot images on the white card stock in the varying ink colors, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Sage Green and Mustard Seed. Stamp full strength color and continue to stamp color off to get varying shades of ink.
Step Five:
Adhere a row of Green Striped Washi tape to bottom of the card front. Glue a row of Gold Bling above the row of Green Striped Washi Tape.
Step Six:
Lay the Cherry Wood paper Tree die cut over the stamped tree shape. Adhere with 3D foam squares. Trim 3D foam squares if needed.
Step Seven:
Cut Gold Bling string into individual pieces (approx. 20) and adhere single pieces to the tree branches with Aleene’s Quick Dry Glue.

Let nothing go to waste. Use up the negative space of the Branched Tree Die cut to create another card.

Tree Silhouette card
Step One:
Create card base. Cut white card stock to 5.5″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.
Step Two:
Line the card front with the Green Striped Washi tape. Cover entire card front leaving only .5″ of white card space from each edge.
Step Three:
Cut negative tree shape down to 4.75″ x 4.5″. Use the corner round punch to round each corner.
Step Four:
Center and adhere negative tree shape to card front with 3D foam squares.

There you have it … two handmade festive fall cards, using Real Wood paper!

Wood Holiday Projects

Are you working on any holiday projects? We’ve been tackling holiday projects for a few weeks now. We are excited to show you a few projects made with  Wood and Darice tools. Darice has great embossing folders and dies for the holidays that are perfect for all types of projects. We love the look of embossed Wood.

Supplies for HO HO HO Decor: Cherry Wood Sheet,  Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape,
Darice® Santa & Reindeer Die, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Snowflake Border, Ho Ho Ho wood cut file, Big Shot®, electronic cutter, scissors, chipboard, corner round punch, rhinestone embellishment and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for the HO HO HO Decor:

1. Cut a piece of Birch Wood to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Mount to chipboard. Punch all four corners with a corner round punch.

2. Emboss each end of the Birch wood using the Darice® Snowflake Border embossing folder and a Big Shot®. Flip the embossing folder in opposite directions to achieve the ‘frame’ look.

3. Cut out a piece of Cherry wood using the Santa Sleigh die from Darice® and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the front of the Birch wood using foam tape adhesive.

4. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood tape to 7 inches. Flag each end of the tape. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to Birch wood sheet. See photo example for placement.

5. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle snowflake die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the top right of the Birch wood.

6.  Ahdere a rhinestone embellishment in the center of the Birch snowflake.

7. Type set HO HO HO and cut the design in Birch wood using an electronic cutter.  Adhere the HO HO HO to the Cherry wood tape banner.

Supplies for Season’s Greetings card: Cherry Wood Sheet, Birch Wood Sheet,  Birch Wood Tape, Darice® Ornate Circle Dies, Darice® Curved Rectangle Dies, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Snowflakes, light blue card stock, Season’s Greetings Stamp, White craft ink, Big Shot®, scissors and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for Season’s Greetings card:

1. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Fold in half for your card base.

2. Emboss the card front using the Darice® Snowflakes embossing folder and a Big Shot®.

3. Cut out a piece of Cherry wood using the largest die from Darice® Ornate Circle Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the card front.

4. Cut a piece of Birch Wood tape to 5-1/2″. Emboss the wood tape using the Darice® Snowflakes embossing folder and a Big Shot®. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to middle of card. See photo example for placement.

5. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the card front with foam adhesive.

6.  Stamp the ‘Season’s Greetings’ message in white ink onto a piece of Cherry wood. Cut out using the smallest die from Darice® Curved Rectangle Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to card front.

Supplies for Three Snowmen card: Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Three Snowmen, Big Shot®, holiday image transfers, scissors, red card stock, rhinestone embellishment, hot glue and glue gun and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for Three Snowmen card:

1. Cut a piece of red card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.

2. Cut a piece of Birch wood to 5-1/4″ x 4″.

3. Emboss the Birch wood using the Darice® Three Snowmen embossing folder and a Big Shot®.  Note the orientation of the die on the Birch Wood and leave 1″ of empty space at the bottom. See sample photo.

4. Mount the embossed Birch wood sheet to the piece of red card stock.

5. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood tape to 7″. Flag each end of the tape. Roll fold the tape on the left end to achieve a banner look. Tack the roll fold down with hot glue. Remove adhesive liner and adhere tape to the bottom of the Birch wood card. See photo example for placement.

6. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle snowflake die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to center of Cherry wood tape.

7. Adhere a rhinestone embellishment in the center of the Birch wood snowflake.

8. Using a rub on transfer, apply a holiday phrase onto the Cherry wood tape.