May your New Year Sparkle!

Happy New Year! This time of year is full of family, friends, gatherings and hostess gifts! We created this Happy New Year Champagne hang tag using our inkjet printable Champagne Glitter Paper and this HNY Cheers Tag. This is an easy hostess gift that is sure to make an impression.

This Happy New Year Printable is our Holiday Gift and a Thanks to You for giving us the wonderful opportunity to share with you our Uncommonly Good Stuff! Simply download, print and cut out this HNY Cheers Tag. You are our inspiration! Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and prosperity throughout 2017. Happy New Year!

Votive Candles Wrapped in Real Wood

A lit candle can symbolize so much to so many. When we were gathering inspiration for this project we stumbled across this website, Candles by design, that offers some wonderful information about the symbolism surrounding candles.

Lighting a candle is a symbol …
Of love and hope
Of light and warmth
Of celebration and commemoration …”

We created this arrangement of votive candles using Real Cherry and Real Birch wood papers and tapes. We are using these candles to create a table centerpiece as a visual reminder of love and hope. ‘Tis the season to share the light. Happy Holidays.

Create your own Real Wood wrapped votive candles:

Supplies:
Real Cherry & Real Birch Wood Paper and Real Wood Tape
glass votive holders
candles or battery operated votive candles.

1. Die cut various borders and designs approximately 2″ x 6″ onto a sheet of Real Wood Paper. Use an electronic cutter, shape scissors or punches.
2. Wrap designs around glass votive candles.
3. Mix it up with Birch or Cherry Wood finishes. You can also wrap votive candles with our Real Wood tape.

Add a little Real Wood to your Holiday Cards

We are always so inspired when we see projects made from our Real Wood paper. It makes us so happy! Often we pin these creations to our Pinterest boards. You can see many fun projects here. Have you made something from our Real Wood Paper? Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@etc.papers) or Facebook so we can see and share.

This week we are sharing a round of Holiday cards using our new Real Wood Tags. All cards use one similar template for slightly different looks. Season’s Greetings!

Tag It! – Tag those gifts

Tagging those holiday gifts has never been easier. Make a statement with our beautiful Real Wood tags. Or create a design of your own using our Real Wood paper. Real Wood paper is easy to cut, punch and print on. We create the above Merry Christmas Tag design and printed multiples on Real Cherry Wood paper. After printing a full sheet of 12 we punched out each tag with a shape punch, added a red berry and a little hemp twine. These tags will really help us dress up our gifts. Happy wrapping.

Wood Tags – Cherry or Birch
Pack of 10
$5.99

Real wood tags measuring 3.5×2. Put your own flair on it by stamping, painting, embossing, etc. Great for gifts or giveaways

C is for Christmas

C is for Christmas, candy canes and cute home decor! We made this ‘C’ home decor piece using Real Birch wood paper and various dies and embossing folders from our friends at Darice. We simply love how Real Wood Paper looks when it is embossed. Darice has so many great crafting products that are perfect for the Holidays. Try some of them out today!

Simple snowman card:
1. Cut red card stock to 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of Real Birch wood paper to 4″ x 5.25″.
3. Using the 3 snowman embossing folder and a manual die cut machine, emboss the Three Snowman design onto the real Birch Wood paper.
4. Adhere to Birch Wood snowmen red card front.

New Product Alert- A Sweet New Kit – Cupcake Toppers

Yum, Yum! We are excited to introduce a sweet new kit. Introducing our Cupcake Topper kit! This easy to assemble kit includes the supplies to create a dozen toppers for your favorite cupcakes! Perfect for the holidays coming up. What a fun way to dress them up!

Cupcake Topper Kit

$4.99

Spruce up your cupcakes with our fun cupcake toppers in real wood! 6 ‘Sweet’ and 6 ‘Yum’ Cherry wood toppers. Kit includes toppers, food safe tooth picks & instruction sheet.

Counting the days – Perpetual Calendar created with Ranger Ink Emboss IT Products

We are super excited to share another product collaboration with our friends at Ranger Ink. Ranger Ink is known for their innovative product offerings of ink, tools and craft products. Click here to see the cool stuff they created on their blog with our Real Wood Paper.

We paired our Real Cherry and Birch Wood paper with their amazing embossing powders and embossing inks to create this perpetual December calendar. We love how rich the metallic embossing powders appear on the Cherry Wood paper. The rich warm tones of the embossing fits perfectly with the rich warm tones of the Cherry Wood paper.

We randomly lined the edge of the Cherry Wood paper with Ranger Emboss IT ink and pens. We used the clear Emboss IT pen to add a little spot detailing. Wanting even more texture, we added a few pearly accents with random dots of Liquid Pearls.

Create your own Perpetual Countdown calendar. Simply print this perpetual-calendar onto your favorite finish of Real Wood Paper. Cut out, embellish and assemble as you like. Happy December!

Be sure to check out Ranger Ink on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter & Blog to see their whole line up of products and the amazing things you can do with them! We love Ranger Ink!

New Product Alert – Snowflake Garland Kit

Nothing says winter like a good snow storm or a cute snowflake garland! Check out our newest Snowflakes kit, available now in our online store. This kit makes a great gift and is super easy to assemble.

Snowflakes Kit
$11.99

Make your own real wood snowflake garland to hang at the holidays. Kit comes with 20- 3″ real Birch wood snowflakes, garland & instruction sheet.

Real Wood Ornaments for Christmas!

We are on a crafting kick! This year we decided to trim our tree with a TON of handmade Real Wood ornaments. We have over 20 ideas to share along with tips on how to create this Wood Tape ribbon ornament.

Wood Tape Ribbon Ornament

1. Mount Cherry wood and Birch wood tape front to back.
2. Cut 2 pieces at 6″.
3. Cut 2 pieces at 4″.
4. Cut 1 piece at 3″.
5. Sandwich cut pieces together from largest to smallest and then back to largest. Staple at top.
6. Line up bottoms and staple to create ornament.
7. Add ribbon to cover staple.
8. Add string to hang.

Happy Holiday crafting!

Cherry Wood Bough Wreath

We love to make cherished holiday decor that we can display year after year. This Cherry Wood wreath was a little labor intensive, but creating it was a labor of love. We created this wreath using Cherry Wood paper and the Take a Bough Die from Concord & 9th. We had so many little boughs left over that we created a couple of fun cards. Below are tips on creating this wreath.

Cherry Wood Boughs Wreath
1. Die-cut 100 boughs in Cherry Wood paper in 3 various lengths using a manual die cutter and the Take a Bough dies.
2. Hot glue boughs on cardboard wreath base starting with the largest boughs first.
3. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the medium bough.
4. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the smallest bough.
5. Fill in any holes or thin spots with additional boughs.
6. Hot glue 3 tiny pinecones in the bottom center of wreath.
7. Tie red yarn bow and glue next to pinecones.