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!