ETC & SOG day 4 – Beach Mae card

We have been so inspired with all of the projects that have been created using Real wood. We hope you enjoyed our summer projects yesterday using the Some Odd Girl Beach Mae clear stamp set. We loved the combination of Beach Mae and the Birch Wood so much that we’ve created another project, a fun summer card, with the pairing.

Today’s ARC card features Birch Wood, Summer Cards cut files, the ‘Mae’ and the ‘Hello Summer’ phrase from the Beach Mae clear stamp set. Be sure to hop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog to see their great projects using real wood. All of the SOG products featured throughout the week can be purchased from the SOG shop.

Supplies for the ‘Sunny Beach Mae’ Card: Birch Wood Sheet, Summer Cards cut files, Beach Mae clear stamp set, electronic cutter, light blue card stock, white card stock, textured or embossed white card stock, red card stock, rhinestones, cloud patterned paper, blending markers (shades of yellow, red, blue and skin tones), black ink pad (alcohol ink recommended), red ink pad, small flower punch, scissors, adhesive and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold in half for your card base (4-1/4″x 5-1/2″).

2. Using the Summer Cards cut files, a sheet of Birch Wood, and an electronic cutter, cut out the ‘sun rays’ file. Mount to card base.

3. Stamp the ‘hello summer’ phrase from the Beach Mae clear stamp set in red ink on white card stock. Cut into a flag shape and adhere to 2″ x 3″ piece of embossed white card stock. Trim embossed white card stock to match flag shape you created. See example for size suggestion and placement. Mount to bottom right of card.

4. In black ink stamp the ‘Mae’ from the Beach Mae clear stamp set onto white card stock. Color with blending markers. Cut out and adhere with foam dimensionals to the left side of the ‘Hello Summer Flag’ and on top of Birch Wood sun rays.

5. Punch two small flowers out of red card stock. Layer and add a rhinestone to flower center. Adhere to sunhat on ‘Mae’.

6. Cut out two cloud shapes from patterned paper. Adhere to card on top of Birch Wood sun rays.

Win awesome products!

Keep visiting our site all week, and check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and you’ll see what we’ve all done to showcase our products together. Leave comments and tell us what you think, and we’ll have announcements to make next week! One lucky commenter will win $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store, and two other commenters will each win an awesome ETC Papers prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll and one roll of wood tape (both winner’s choice!) so keep watching, share your thoughts, and have a great week!

ETC & SOG day 3 – Summer Gifting

These wood wrapped and taffy filled boxes are perfect for summer gifting. Today’s project features Birch Wood and Birch Wood tape. These boxes also feature ‘Seagull’ and the darling summer phrases from the Beach Mae clear stamp set.

Boy do the Odd Girls have more gorgeous projects to share! When you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll want to hop on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog to see what they’re sharing! Be sure to leave comments on both blogs all week because we have THREE awesome prizes to be won! Sunday will be your last day to comment, so be sure to check out Monday’s posts on the Some Odd Girl blog and the ETC blog, then Tuesday’s posts Some Odd Girl and Our ‘Amazing’ card. Remember, all of the Some Odd Girl products featured throughout the week can be purchased from the SOG shop.

Supplies for the ‘Hello Summer Seagull Taffy’ Box: Birch Wood Sheet, Beach Mae clear stamp set, craft box, white card stock, yellow card stock, bakers twine, yellow rhinestones, patterned paper, blending markers (shades of yellow and gray), black ink pad (alcohol ink recommended), yellow ink pad, taffy, scissors and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Unfold the craft box. Remove the paper liner and adhere the Birch Wood Sheet to the outside of the box. Fold the Birch Wood box back into shape. Tip: You will need to score the fold lines to break the wood grain in the areas the box folds against the grain. Lightly sand and smooth wood where needed.

Note – you can completely cover your box with Birch Wood or you can use Birch Wood tape to create stripes and cover certain areas like we did on the ‘relax’ box.

2. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 1-1/5″ tall and a wide as you need. (width depends on box top size). This will create a belly band look. Wrap bakers twine around height of belly band and tie a knot. See example for placement. Adhere paper belly band to top of box, wrapping the ends around to the inside of the box flap.

3. Stamp the ‘hello summer’ phrase from the Beach Mae clear stamp set in yellow ink on white card stock. Cut out into a flag shape and adhere to yellow card stock. Trim yellow card stock to match flag shape you created. Add yellow rhinestones. See example for placement.

4. In black ink, stamp the ‘Seagull’ from the Beach Mae clear stamp set onto white card stock. Color with blending markers. Cut out and adhere with foam dimensionals to the ‘Hello Summer Flag’.

5. Fill box with taffy.

Prize Details!

Keep visiting our site all week, and check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and you’ll see what we’ve all done to showcase our products together. Leave comments and tell us what you think, and we’ll have announcements to make next week! One lucky commenter will win $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store, and two other commenters will each win an awesome ETC Papers prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll and one roll of wood tape (both winner’s choice!) so keep watching, share your thoughts, and have a great week!

ETC & SOG day 2 – Amazing Card

We are back to show you another fun card featuring Wood and Some Odd Girl products. Contest entry directions are supplied at the end of this post.

Today’s project features a variety of real Wood products; Cherry Wood, Birch Wood and Rustic Birch Wood. It also features ‘Kaylee’ and the ‘Heart’ from the Nutsy Kaylee clear stamp set, the Hearts and Love and the Beautiful, Amazing, Fabulous cuts files from Some Odd Girl. All of the Some Odd Girl products featured throughout the week can be purchased from the SOG shop. Be sure to check out today’s inspiration from SOG here.

Supplies for the ‘Amazing Kaylee’ Card: Cherry Wood Sheet, Birch Wood Sheet, Rustic Birch Wood sheet, Nutsy Kaylee clear stamp set, Hearts and Love cut file, Beautiful, Amazing, Fabulous cuts file, electronic cutter, white card stock, turquoise card stock, paper doily, pom pom trim, Blending markers (shades of turquoise, yellow, brown and skin tones), black ink pad (alcohol ink recommended), pink ink pad, scissors and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Cut a piece of turquoise card stock to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold in half for your card base (4-1/4″x 5-1/2″).

2. Using the Hearts and Love cut file, a sheet of Cherry Wood, and an electronic cutter, cut out the Hearts and Love lattice file. Mount to card base using foam dimsensionals.

3. Fold the white paper doily and tack down onto the lower half of the Cherry Wood Hearts and Love piece.

4. Cut a piece of Rustic Birch Wood to 4-1/4″x 1″. Adhere on top of folded doily.

5. Adhere Pom Pom trim to top of Rustic Birch Wood piece.

6. In black ink, stamp the ‘Kaylee’ from the Nutsy Kaylee clear stamp set onto white card stock. Color with blending markers. Cut out and adhere to right side of card.

7. Stamp the ‘heart’ from the Nutsy Kaylee clear stamp set in pink ink on white card stock. Cut out and adhere to card. See example for placement.

8. Using the Beautiful, Amazing, Fabulous cut file, a sheet of Birch Wood, and an electronic cutter, cut out the ‘amazing’ file. Adhere to front of card. See example for placement.

Win awesome products!

Keep visiting our site all week, and check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and you’ll see what we’ve all done to showcase our products together. Leave comments and tell us what you think, and we’ll have announcements to make next week! One lucky commenter will win $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store, and two other commenters will each win an awesome ETC Papers prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll and one roll of wood tape (both winner’s choice!) so keep watching, share your thoughts, and have a great week!

Real Wood & Some Odd Girl Inspiration Week

Hello and welcome friends! You are in for a real treat this week. We have partnered with Some Odd Girl to bring you a daily post featuring a new wood project every day. We are so exited to show how well Wood products partner with Some Odd Girl products. Each day this week you will see super cool samples featuring Wood products on the Some Odd Girl blog and the ETC Papers Blog. Perfect companions. You can also enter to win ETC Papers and Some Odd Girl prizes. Seriously, what a treat!

Some Odd Girl are known for their delightful images that are perfect for coloring. SOG sells digital files, clear stamps and other super fun odds and ends. All of the SOG products featured throughout the week can be purchased from the SOG shop. Today’s ARC project features the Stump card base and the darling Fox from the Hipster Pets clear stamp set.

Check out what the ODD Girls created for today here.

Supplies for the ‘Hip Fox’ Card: Cherry Wood Sheet, Stump card base, Hipster Pets clear stamp set, electronic cutter, 12″ x 12″ white card stock, green card stock, patterned paper, scalloped corner punch, Blending markers (shades of rust, green, and brown), black ink pad (alcohol ink recommended), green ink pad, light green ribbon, scissors, and foam dimensional adhesive.

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to 6″ x 12″. Score and fold in half for your card base (6″x 6″).

2. Cut a piece of green card stock to 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Punch corners with scalloped corner punch. Center and adhere to card front.

3. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5″ x 4″. Punch top two corners with scalloped corner punch. Center and adhere to card front leaving 1″ of space at the bottom.

4. Using the Stump card base cut file, a sheet of Cherry Wood and an electronic cutter, cut out the Stump card base. You will cut the back away from the Cherry Wood Stump card base before you mount to your card. Layer and adhere both fronts of the Cherry Wood Stump card base onto your card. Use foam dimensionals for extra depth. See example of finished card. Tip: lightly color the outside edges of the front Cherry Wood Stump card base with a brown marker. This will add a defining line and help pop the front of the stump from the back of the stump.

5. Cut out the leaves from the Stump card base cut file onto green card stock. Add a defining line to the leaves with a green blending marker. Adhere leaves to branch of stump. Also tie a piece of green ribbon onto the branch just below the leaves.

6. In black ink stamp the ‘Fox’ and the ‘Bow’ from the Hipster Pets clear stamp set onto white card stock. Color both with blending markers. Cut out the ‘Fox’ and the ‘Bow’ from the Hipster Pets clear stamp set. Using foam dimensionals adhere the ‘Bow’ to the ‘Fox’ neck. Nestle the ‘Fox’ inside the opening of the tree stump and adhere.

7. Stamp the phrase ‘I was hip before it was cool’ from the Hipster Pets clear stamp set in green ink. Trim out and adhere to card. Tip: Clear stamps are very flexible. We shaped the phrase ‘I was hip before it was cool’ onto a curve and then stamped.

Win awesome products!

Keep visiting our site all week, and check out the Some Odd Girl blog, and you’ll see what we’ve all done to showcase our products together. Leave comments and tell us what you think, and we’ll have announcements to make next week! One lucky commenter will win $20 to spend at the Some Odd Girl store, and two other commenters will each win an awesome ETC Papers prize pack, consisting of one 12″x24″ adhesive roll and one roll of wood tape (both winner’s choice!) so keep watching, share your thoughts, and have a great week!

Hello to Summer Card using Real Wood

We are loving our summer. The weather is warm, flowers bloom, and around here, everyday the sun is shining. We wanted to formally say ‘Hello to Summer’ with this card using a variety of real Wood products.

You may have noticed how big pocket scrapbooking has become … ‘Project Life’ or pocket scrapbooking cards are also fun and easy to use on cards. This card came together quickly using a pocket scrapbook card as the primary image.

Supplies for the ‘Hello to Summer’ card: Birch Wood tape, Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Paper, tan cardstock, pink cardstock, scallop circle punch, large flower punch, flair, pocket scrapbook card, foam dimensionals, adhesive and scissors.

‘Hello to Summer’ Card Instructions:

  1. Cut tan cardstock to 5″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold in half to create a flat card size of 5″ x 4- 1/4″.
  2. Cut 3 pieces of Cherry Wood Tape and 2 pieces of Birch Wood tape to 4-1/4”. Adhere tapes to card base, starting with Cherry Wood Tape and alternating with Birch Wood tape to create the striped background. Completely cover the front of card with tape. Trim excess tape if needed.
  3. Mount a ‘pocket scrapbook card’ to front of card on an angle. We chose a summer themed pocket card with a verse and a summertime image.
  4. To create the wood and paper flower: Use a large flower punch and punch out 2 White Birch paper flowers and 2 pink card stock flowers. Alternating papers, layer the flower pieces together. Offset and overlap petals on each layer and adhere together. Punch out a small pink cardstock scallop circle. Add scallop and a little flair button to the center of your flower.
  5. Adhere the assembled flower to the ‘pocket scrapbook card’ and card.
  6. Send someone a sweet summer hello.

Rustic Birch Congratulations Card

Real wood veneer which give these wood products a more rustic and textural look. We wanted a more textural look for our project this week and the Rustic Birch Wood was just the ticket.

Supplies for ‘Rustic Birch Congratulations’ Card: Rustic Birch Wood Adhesive Sheet, textured green card stock, rose card stock, green card stock, white card stock, large adhesive pearl, leaf punch, three various sized flower punches, corner round punch, congratulations stamp, rose ink, patterned paper, adhesive, foam dimensionals, and scissors.

‘American Flag’ Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of textured green card stock to 4-1/4″ x 10″. Score and fold in half for your card base. Round both bottom corners of your card base using a corner round punch.

2. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic Birch Wood Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to textured green card stock base, centering left to right and top to bottom.

3. Cut four 3-1/4″ x 1/2″ strips of alternating patterns of patterned paper. Two in one color/pattern and two in another. Adhere the first pattern to the card above and below the 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic Birch Wood. Adhere the next pattern on top of the 3-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Rustic Birch Wood and first patterned piece. Note: this piece of pattern paper will overlap and hide the seam between the Rustic Birch Wood and first patterned piece.

4. Punch out two leaves using the leaf punch. Adhere leaves to card in a ‘L’ shape. See card example for placement.

5. Punch our two rose card stock flowers and one Rustic Birch Wood using the various flower punches. These various flowers will layer to create one flower. Tip: you can freeform hand cut three flowers in concentric sizes if you don’t have three flower punches on hand.

6. Layer three punched flowers, largest to smallest, and adhere together. Place an adhesive pearl in the center of your flower. Adhere flower on top of leaves. See card example for placement.

7. Stamp ‘congratulations’ in rose ink onto a piece of white card stock. Cut out and adhere onto card using foam dimensionals.