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.

All Boxed Up! Wood Paper Boxes

Real Wood Gift Boxes

Create Real Wood Gift boxes easily and in minutes using only paper and a box die. These boxes came together quickly. We cut each box using a generic box die, Real Wood Paper and a Big Shot die cutting machine. There are many unique shapes and options on the market. Check out the variety available at Sizzix.

 

Little handmade boxes are great for any occasion. Fill the box with your favorite treat or gift and make a memorable impression.

We love our MOM’s – Great gift and card ideas

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. We sure LOVE all the mother’s in our lives. It’s not too late to create a handmade gift from the heart. We are here to inspire you with a few heartfelt goodies from projects past. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Memories – handmade card

Make your Mother’s Day memorable with a stunning handmade card. Give her a card made from the heart that is as stylish and classy as she is. We created this handmade card using our Real Cherry Wood paper as a canvas. Real Wood paper makes a beautiful base for any project.

Are you familiar with Heartfelt Creations? We love how elegant and elaborate the stamps that Heartfelt Creations produce. They are truly gorgeous products. We used the All Glammed Up Shoe stamp to create the primary image for our card. The shoe image has been stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. We colored and then embellished with handmade paper flowers, glitter and Prills.

Heartfelt Creations often offers classes at craft shows across the country on how to use their products, offering great cardmaking tips and inspiration. Take a minute to check them out if you are not familiar. Please note that we are not affiliated with Heartfelt Creations but love their products and wanted to share this beautiful card.

Enjoy and happy paper crafting.

Neat & Tangled Product share with Real Wood Paper – Day 4

Welcome to our last day of product shares with Neat & Tangled. We are sad to see this week end. Today we are sharing a couple more projects using the Doily Envelope Die.

With this first project we’ve used the versatile die to create a decorative banner. We cut 12 banner pieces from Real Birch Wood paper using the small flap piece of the Doily Envelope die. We lined up the cut banner pieces side by side and adhered pom-pom trim across the top. Super cute!

We can use this banner for all sorts of events. It’s elegant and generic enough to be used for just about any event (baby shower, birthday party, wedding). Endless opportunities!

We created this banner with the Doily Envelope die and Real Birch Wood paper.

Our second project today is a bright and cheery hello card. We used the negative space from the small flap of the Doily Envelope die to create a stencil. We used that stencil as a mask and dabbed a little yellow ink onto white card stock to create the background for this Hello card. The Hello sentiment is cut using a cut file on Real Cherry Wood paper.

Doily Envelope Die

Doily Envelope is a set of 2 dies that you can use to create the most intricate, eye catching envelopes and card details!  When folded this is an A2 sized envelope (4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″).

Main die – 5 3/4″ x 10 7/8″
Small flap – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″

What an awesome week of inspiration. Today is your last chance to be entered to win a $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog.

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The Neat & Tangled gift card winner will be announced on our blog Monday, April 17th.

Neat & Tangled Product share with Real Wood Paper – Day 2

Welcome to another product share with Neat & Tangled. Didn’t you love what they created using our Real Wood Papers? AH-MA-ZING! Hop on over to their blog and take a look, in case you missed it.

Today we are sharing two cards we created using the Calathea Stamps and Dies. We though the leaf images looked a little like feathers and decided to use them as feathers for these cards. We paired these products with our Real Birch Wood paper & tape and love the results.

Calathea Stamp & Dies

Another incredibly versatile set. Calathea is a 6×8 stamp set filled with gorgeous foliage, and endless options! This set is perfect for layering and creating a variety of unique images and has coordinating Calathea dies.

With this post you have another chance to be entered to win a $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section below and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog.

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Decorating for Easter – Bitty Banner

How cute is the little Easter Egg Banner?!

We find decorating for Easter really refreshing. Even more refreshing is crafting for Easter. The colors and themes are always so fun and cheery. This week we are sharing this little bitty Easter egg banner that is a darling addition to your Easter Decor. This Easter banner is easy to create with a few simple supplies. Directions and supplies are listed below.

Easter Egg Banner Supplies:

Real Cherry Wood paper, pattern paper, yellow card stock, scallop paper punch, pink baker’s twine, mini wood clothespins, crape paper carrots (found at the dollar spot in Target), hole punch, adhesive and scissors.

Directions:

  1. Cut 6 pieces Real Cherry Wood paper to measure 4″ x 2″. Cut a triangle flag shape on the bottom of each wood piece.
  2. Cut 6 egg shapes from a sheet of pattern paper. Adhere each egg to each 4″ x 2″ wood piece with foam adhesive.
  3. Cut 6 pieces of yellow card stock to 2″ x 1″. Border one edge of each piece using a scallop border punch.
  4. Adhere scalloped yellow card stock to top of 4″ x 2″ Cherry Wood piece, approximately 1/2″ down. Folder over to backside of Cherry Wood paper and adhere.
  5. Punch a hole in each top corner of assembled banner piece.
  6. Arrange banner on desk. Alternate banner piece with crape paper carrot piece (or any other Easter themed item).
  7. Thread pink baker’s twine through banner and carrots.

Welcome Spring! – Free Printable

Welcome Spring! We made it, winter is over and spring is here. We couldn’t be more ready. It’s still a bit chilly outdoors but we have big plans this spring; spring cleaning and decorating! Once we finish up indoors we are ready to head outdoors and plant some bulbs, clean up the yard and perhaps break out the bike. Do you have any big plans this Spring?

In honor of Spring we are sharing this cheery ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable to help brighten up your home and ring in Spring. This ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable art looks great printed on any paper, including our Real Birch Wood paper and printable Glitter paper.

ENJOY! We wish you a fabulous first day of Spring.

Real Wood Paper

Real wood papers with permanent adhesive backing in Birch, Cherry, Rustic Birch and Rustic Cherry finishes. Great for inkjet printing (using bypass), and paper crafting. Can be die cut, embossed/debossed, folded, stamped, painted, foil stamped, laser cut, scored, written on and more!

Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper

$11.99

Printable inkjet glitter paper available in Gold, Silver and Champagne glitter finish. 12 sheets per pack, 8.5 x 11. Smooth surface, no mess glitter. Use in an inkjet printer only. Make your prints sparkle and shine!

Cardmaker, Kreative Kymona, shares our products

There are so many inspirational paper crafters and card makers in the crafting world right now. We are super excited to have Kreative Kymona share projects and tips using our products. Kymona is one inspiring card maker! Her positive spirit is infectious and comes through on her blog. The above photo is just a little sneak peak of what Kymona created with our Real Wood Papers … gorgeous, right?! Hop on over to her blog to see the many projects she created and for a detailed list of supplies.