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!

Wooden Photo Holder & Clipboard

Display your favorite photo, quote or artwork on our new Wooden photo holder. This new item is available now in our online store for only $14.99.

We created this fun piece of word art using Real Wood Birch and Cherry paper, a Minc foil machine and heat transfer foil. Heat foil will transfer to toner from a copy machine. We took sheets of our Real wood paper to a local copy center for laser printing and then tested various heat settings on the Minc machine to achieve the foil transfer. Since our Real Wood paper has a varied grain, the foil transfer also was a little varied. We love the results!

Display your art!

Our Wooden photo holder measures 10″ x 10″ x 0.5″. The metal silver clip is attached to the wood and functions like a clipboard. We printed this fun statement on a 5″ x 7″ sheet of Real Wood Birch paper. Clip your favorite quote, artwork or photos on this lovely sign!

Gift cards need gift card envelopes!

Introducing White Square Envelopes

We created this set of 3″ x 3″ Real Wood note cards, perfect to add to those little gifts. These small cards are a great size to have on hand. Every little card deserves an envelope and small envelopes can be hard to find. Introducing our 3.125″ x 3.125″ white square envelopes. Our white square 3.125″ x 3.125″ envelopes come in a pack of 10 for $1.99. These are available in our online store, ready for you today!


Remember these card cuties? All perfectly sized to fit in our new White Square envelopes.

Looking for more unique envelopes?

Are you familiar with our Real Wood envelopes? These envelopes share the same great quality and finish as our Real Wood papers. Real Wood envelopes are available in multiple sizes in Birch Wood and Cherry Wood finishes. Real Wood envelopes are an exclusive ET Cetera Papers product. We love finding unique and innovative products to share with you!

Take time to be THANKFUL

Thankful for …

We are thankful for many things in our lives. Love, health and happiness to name a few. This time of year calls upon us to ponder all of our many blessings. We are Thankful for YOU!

For your next gathering …

There is more to love in our seasonal decor line. These ‘Thankful’ home decor signs are the perfect gift. Wrap in cellophane with a simple tag and take along with you to your next dinner or gathering. The hostess is sure to be impressed.

Thankful. Grateful & Truly Blessed.

This wooden sign features a brown and tan palette. It features beautiful corner scrolls with a word design of “Thankful, Grateful and Truly Blessed”. The sign measures 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″. A great size for a wall, mantle, shelf or centerpiece display. Purchase in our shop for $12.99.

Take Time to be Thankful

This darling little wooden sign is white, silver, and copper, and features a word design that says “Take time to be Thankful”. This sign measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.5″ and is available for $7.99.

Trick or Treat! Chalk Bags

The treats are in the bag, literally! We are thrilled to introduce Chalk treat bags, the newest addition to our ETC Papers line. These Chalk bags have a chalkboard finish on the outside with a food safe, polylined finish on the inside. Bags have a tin tie, making closure easy and perfect for treats! The large Chalk bag measures 4.75″ x 2.5″ x 9.5″ and has a window. The small Chalk bag measures 3.375″ x 2.5″ x 7.75″.  These bags are customizable. Write personalized messages or doodle a cool design directly onto the outside of the bag with chalk.


Need a fun way to dress up those Halloween Treats? Fill up the large Chalk Bag with candy corn or any festive treat. The large bag has a window making it easy to see what’s inside without opening the bag. Personalize the bag and you are set for gifting.

Tonic Studios

We used a few fabulous products from our friends at Tonic Studios to help dress up our bag. We created a little Halloween banner to attach to the top of our Chalk Bag using Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Dots and the Garland Fayre Decorative Bunting die.

Cherry Wood Paper

We used Cherry Wood paper to create this Halloween bunting. Cherry Wood paper comes in sheets, envelopes, rolls, tape, tags, labels and more!

Garland Fayre

Die cut various sheets of Halloween pattern paper and Cherry Wood paper using the Garland Fayre Decorative bunting die to create a layered banner.

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Use Nuvo Crystal Drops to create custom epoxy embellishments. We added little dots of Ebony Black to the tops of the bunting.

Halloween Bunting

Mini banners are a great way to dress up all sorts of projects. Use as a cake topper, hang over the corner of a picture frame, or attach the bunting to a Chalk Treat bag.

Fall crafting & adding Foil with our NEW Glue Pen

2 in 1 Glue Pen

Introducing our new 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen! This pen is a fabulous tool and makes adding foil to any project super easy, the key is the adhesive must be tacky. The adhesive on the pen is permanent when used wet. If you draw with the Glue Pen and allow the adhesive to dry it becomes tacky. Once tacky you are ready to foil.

We applied glue to the areas we wanted to foil by drawing directly onto our projects with the 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen. Once the glue was dry, we pressed the dull side of the foil directly to the dry tacky adhesive. The foil stuck beautifully and transferred to the card with fantastic results!

Glue Pen

2 in 1 Glue Pen with fine metal nib. Glue becomes permanent when used wet and removable if left to dry first. New pump action, no squeezing, photo safe. Great for hobby, craft, cardmaking & scrapbooking.

3×3 Hello Card

Create the Hello greeting for this card by following the four easy steps outlined below. We hand stamped a few leaves in fall colors, cut out and arranged on the bottom of the card.

Did you know we now sell White 3×3 envelopes? These are the perfect companion for those small gift cards.

Step 1:

Write out word with Glue pen.

Step 2:

Let glue dry.

Step 3:

Press foil onto dry adhesive.

Step 4:

Carefully peel away foil sheet.

Introducing Real Wood Paper Tags!

Introducing Real Wood Paper Tags!

Tags can add a finishing touch to any craft project, wedding decoration or special gift. Put your own flair on it by stamping, painting, embossing, etc. Our tags are 100% real wood that have a natural uncoated finish with adhesive backing. Since these tags are paper, they are perfect for paper craft projects, such as card making or scrapbooking. You can add the look of wood without adding the weight or physical dimension.

Real Wood Paper Tags

Our Real wood tags come in a pack of 10 in Birch wood or Cherry wood finish. Tags measure 3.5×2.

Tag your Treat

Make that treat or gift a little more memorable with a personal touch by adding a handmade tag. We added some autumn color to our tags with stamping, a few embellishments and ribbon. Tie to a caramel apple, and you are ready for gifting. This is a treat most would love to receive.  We’d love to see how you use our tags!

Fall Home Decor

The leaves have started changing color around here, and Autumn is in full swing. We have more great new products to share that are perfect for this season. Check out these adorable Fall themed wooden home decor signs, Fall Words & 3 Pumpkins. These signs are all ready to go, no DIY required.


Each of these small signs measure 5″ x 5″ x 1.5″.

The wooden pumpkins come in a set of 3.

Dress up those pumpkins!

We are particularly fond of the three pumpkin signs. If you are into a little DIY, you could temporarily alter these pumpkins to be specific to Halloween. Turn them into darling little jack-o-lanterns with hand cut black cardstock shapes. Be sure to use a removable adhesive on the black cardstock, so when you remove the paper, your pumpkin signs are usable throughout the Thanksgiving season.

Happy Fall Y’all!

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out all the new Home Decor goodies in our online store. Come back soon.

Add a little shine – Foil made easy

New Product Alert!

We are super excited to introduce a new unique line of products to our Et Cetera Papers lineup, mini foil sheets. Our foil comes in handy sized sheets for easy handling and quick application. Our introduction to this line includes Silver, Gold and Earth Tone finishes.

Foil Sheets

These Foil sheets transfer without extra tools or heat. Silver and Gold foil packs each come with 10 sheets measuring 4-11/16″ x 3-9/16″. Decorate with all kinds of adhesive. Apply dull side to the adhesive surface and press firmly.

Adding foil is a gorgeous way to make a statement on any project. Did you know you can add foil to your project without a machine or expensive equipment? You can add foil to just about anything with many of the basic adhesives on the market today, the key is the adhesive must be sticky. You can use foam tape, glue dots, rubber cement (once dry) or the best solution … our new 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen!

We created this handmade card with a few simple paper crafting supplies. After the card was assembled we added the little hints of silver foil to the flower centers and background pattern. It was so easy to do. We applied glue to the areas we wanted to foil by drawing directly onto our card with the 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen. Once the glue was dry, we pressed the dull side of the foil directly to the dry sticky adhesive. The foil stuck beautifully and transferred to the card with fantastic results! We love how the silver foil adds that bit of glam and pushes this card to the next level.

World Card Making Day with Pazzles

It’s World Card Making day, and we at Et Cetera Papers couldn’t be more excited. What a wonderful excuse to create something. As you may know, we enjoy making handmade cards. We love how handmade cards add a personal touch and that little bit of heart that a store bought card just doesn’t. When we share handmade cards with friends and loved ones, we feel special and always make a memorable impression.

This year we partnered with Pazzles to create this fun set of cards. Pazzles has an amazing collection of cut files perfect for all sorts of crafty projects, including hand made cards. We created the Celebrate Fall and blank note card with the Wheat Stalks image from the Autumn Harvest Cut files.

Celebrate Fall card supplies:

Real Cherry Wood Paper, Autumn Harvest Cut file from Pazzles, electronic cutting machine, stamp set and random embellishments from Studio Calico, patterned paper from Graphic 45, vanilla cardstock, black stamp ink, white stamp ink, sewing machine, thread, ribbon and adhesive.

Wheat Stalks card supplies:

Real Cherry Wood Paper, Autumn Harvest Cut file from Pazzles, electronic cutting machine, stamp set and random embellishments from Close to my Heart, patterned paper from Graphic 45, vanilla cardstock, ribbon and adhesive.



We’ve introduced a few new products to our online store, including printable glitter paper. This glitter paper looks great on it’s own and when you print, stamp and color on it. We made this Halloween card using our Silver Glitter paper and the card overlay image from the In a Web Cutting Collection.

Happy Haunting Web Card supplies:

Silver Glitter paper, In a Web Cutting Collection from Pazzles, stamp set from Close to my Heart, pattern papers from Echo Park, white cardstock, black stamp ink, ribbon and adhesive.


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