Cards, Scrapbooking

Wooden You Like some BARC Tape

barc-tape-thumbIt would no doubt be embarrassing to see the list of the craft supplies I’ve bought on impulse over the years. I grabbed a good one this week, though. I’m confident it will be worth it, plus it was 30% off. What’s to worry?

BARC tape packageIt’s a new product called BARC tape. It comes in a blond color called White Birch, and the one shown, called Cherry. It looks closer to maple to me, and it a light medium brown. The rolls are 1 inch wide and fifteen feet long. It also comes in sheets.

I found mine at the local Joann’s store. It is made by Arc Crafts, and their website indicates that, to date, their products are only carried by Joann stores or on their own site. They’ve been in business for a while, but the tape is a new product.

This tape looks fabulous, for borders and more for layouts and cards, to frame photos. I haven’t used it yet, just sharing so you can be up on the latest product to join the family of trendy scrapbooking wood products.  The ARC site indicates the sheets are “compatible with vinyl cutting machines.” What a great texture for titles and other custom embellishments for cards and pages! I would think you would want a sharp blade before trying the sheets in a Cricut or Silhouette.

Final note: You are probably wondering, “Is it ‘barc’ or ‘bark?'”  And yes, it actually is wood! The Arc site makes that clear. Also, while unsticking the end of the roll I pulled up a few small shreds of the wood grain.  Proof of woodness!! The roll itself was clean and smooth, this mark only came from pulling off the glue under the roll end.

BARC tape with mark


This is one new product that looks worth some hype. I’m making plans to use it in several upcoming layouts. Let me know if you do, too. I’d love to see how you use it!




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