Goodbye April! DIY Plant markers using Real Wood Paper

April has been so rainy and lush. We are sad to say goodbye but are looking forward to May flowers and lots of sunshine. Today we are bringing you a fun DIY project using a little “living sunshine” aka wheat grass. Plant markers are a fun way to label and dress up your plants and herbs. We grow wheat grass and other herbs in pots on our kitchen windowsill. The wheat grass, while decorative, is also healthy. We created this simple plant marker using Real Cherry Wood paper to decorate the wheat grass. We will make a plant marker for each month of the year.

We have become increasingly interested in the benefits of wheat grass. Here is a great article from Chalkboard magazine on 50 reasons to eat wheat grass every day. Wheat grass is also super easy to grow. Here are some tips on successful growing here.

Supplies: Real Cherry Wood Paper, April Word embellishment (Studio Calico), plant dowel, hot glue and emery board.

  1. Cover the APRIL word embellishment from using our Real Cherry Wood paper. Cut around the APRIL word shape as close as you can to the embellishment.
  2. Sand any rough edges around the APRIL embellishments with an emery board.
  3. Hot glue the APRIL word to a small wooden plant dowel.

Here’s another tip! Create simple herb plant markers using our Real Wood tapes in Birch or Cherry. Wrap the tape around a wooden plant dowel. Trim and write directly onto the wood using a sharpie.

While you’re at it, check out this awesome Wheatgrass smoothie recipe from www.easyhealthysmoothie.com. Yum!!!

Baker’s Twine and Birch Wood – Mini Mason Jar

Flowers are blooming! We love bringing a little spring indoors and making little reminders that spring really is upon us. Little flower vases are a great way to showcase spring in your home. It doesn’t take much to fill a tiny jar. Snip a few little twigs from a blossoming tree or pull a sprig or two from a flower arrangement.

We decorated these small teal mason jars using black and white Baker’s Twine and our Real Birch Wood papers. Both items are available in our online store. The mini mason jar was purchased at A.C. Moore.

Birch Wood Sheets 8.5″ x 11″ With Adhesive Backing

$3.99

Real wood veneer sheet with permanent adhesive backing. Great for labels, inkjet printing (using bypass), rubber stamping & scrapbooking. Can be die cut, embossed/debossed, folded, stamped, painted, foil stamped, laser cut, scored, written on and more! Use with die cuts, rotary cutters, plotters & scissors. Package comes with 1- 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.

Baker’s Twine- Black

$2.39

Perfect for crafts, wrapping gifts and tags. Twine is 15 yds and measures 150 mm x 58 mm (5.9″ x 2.28″). 

Sweet Tags & Card using our Cupcake Topper Kit

Do you purchase kits and then end up using them for projects other than the intended use of the kit? Or, do you have kits you’ve purchased and never created the project? We can answer YES to both of those questions. Our challenge to you today is MAKE! Get those kits out and create something, anything!

We decided to create a couple alternate projects using the supplies in our Cupcake Topper kit. You can purchase our beautiful Cupcake topper kit here.

SWEET CARD

We used the Cherry Wood Sweet embellishment from the Cupcake Topper kit to create this handmade card. We also embellished this card with our Cherry Wood Tape.

WOOD TAGS

We also used the Sweet and Yum embellishments from the kit to dress up our Cherry and Birch Wood tags.

Wood Tags – Cherry (10/pk)

$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

Wood Tags – Birch (10/pk)

$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

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.

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Create a Cake Banner with Glitter Tape

Glitter tape has so many uses. Embellish a card, treat package or scrapbook page. Easily add a little sparkle to any project with mess free glitter tape.

We recently celebrated a birthday and wanted to dress up the cake a little bit. We really wanted our cake to sparkle. We created this cake banner using our Purple Glitter tape.

Supplies:

Plum Glitter Tape, pink card stock, flower embellishments, white baker’s twine, mini clothespins, glue, scissors and food kabob sticks.

 

Instructions:

Small banners are easy to create with minimal supplies.

  1. Cut 6 pieces of Plum Glitter Tape to 3″.
  2. Cut 5 pieces of pink card stock to .5″ x 3″.
  3. Lay glitter tape and card stock out on a table in an alternating pattern. Lay a piece of white baker’s twine in the middle of the glitter tape and card stock.
  4. Fold glitter tape and card stock over the piece of white baker’s twine and adhere if needed.
  5. Snip the tape and card stock edges to create a flag shape.
  6. Add embellishments to card stock banners.
  7. Attach each end of the baker’s twine to food kabob sticks and you are ready to top that cake!

Glitter Tape- Plum

$2.39

Tape roll measures 15mm wide x 5m long, and is Acid & Lignin free. The best part is that the glitter stays put, so no big mess! Perfect for all your projects.

Our Glitter Tape comes in a variety of colors and shapes. Find these fun embellishments and more in our online store.

Glitter Tape- Wave Plum

$3.39

Tape roll measures 15mm wide x 5m long (3/5″ x 5.5 yd) with a wave pattern and is Acid & Lignin free.

Glitter Tape- Fancy Wave Plum

$3.39

Tape roll measures 15mm wide x 5m long (3/5″ x 5.5 yd) with a fancy wave pattern and is Acid & Lignin free.

Glitter Tape- Chevron Plum

$3.39

Tape roll measures 15mm wide x 5m long (3/5″ x 5.5 yd) with a chevron pattern and is Acid & Lignin free.

Winner for the Neat & Tangled Gift Code…

We want to thank everyone who participated in commenting on our blog posts last week. We had a great time collaborating with Neat & Tangled and their amazing products. Now it’s your turn to play with their stuff! We have selected an official winner of the $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, and the winner is…

Laura Schollaart!

Congratulations Laura!!! We will be contacting you via email with your special gift card code to use on the Neat & Tangled website.

Thank you again everyone for taking the time to read last week’s blog posts and commenting your thoughts on these super fun crafts. Stay tuned for more fun stuff coming your way from ETC Papers!

 

Neat & Tangled Product share with Real Wood Paper – Day 4

Welcome to our last day of product shares with Neat & Tangled. We are sad to see this week end. Today we are sharing a couple more projects using the Doily Envelope Die.

With this first project we’ve used the versatile die to create a decorative banner. We cut 12 banner pieces from Real Birch Wood paper using the small flap piece of the Doily Envelope die. We lined up the cut banner pieces side by side and adhered pom-pom trim across the top. Super cute!

We can use this banner for all sorts of events. It’s elegant and generic enough to be used for just about any event (baby shower, birthday party, wedding). Endless opportunities!

We created this banner with the Doily Envelope die and Real Birch Wood paper.

Our second project today is a bright and cheery hello card. We used the negative space from the small flap of the Doily Envelope die to create a stencil. We used that stencil as a mask and dabbed a little yellow ink onto white card stock to create the background for this Hello card. The Hello sentiment is cut using a cut file on Real Cherry Wood paper.

Doily Envelope Die

Doily Envelope is a set of 2 dies that you can use to create the most intricate, eye catching envelopes and card details!  When folded this is an A2 sized envelope (4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″).

Main die – 5 3/4″ x 10 7/8″
Small flap – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″

What an awesome week of inspiration. Today is your last chance to be entered to win a $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog.

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The Neat & Tangled gift card winner will be announced on our blog Monday, April 17th.

Neat & Tangled Product Share with Real Wood Papers – Day 3

Hooray and welcome to another fun filled product share. Today we are playing with the Hooray die from Neat & Tangled. This is a beautiful medallion die that looks awesome cut from our Real Wood Papers. We created a card using the Birch Wood and Hooray die. Our wood paper has adhesive backing making this delicate shape easy to adhere to the card front.

Be sure to visit the folks at Neat & Tangled to see what they have created today with our wood papers.

Hooray – Nice & Neat Die

This unique circle die is not only perfect for celebratory cards, but also for cake toppers or other party decor!

Approximately 3 1/2″ in diameter.

We cut the above image from a sheet of Real Cherry Wood paper.

With this post you have another chance to be entered to win a $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section below and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog.

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Neat & Tangled Product share with Real Wood Paper – Day 2

Welcome to another product share with Neat & Tangled. Didn’t you love what they created using our Real Wood Papers? AH-MA-ZING! Hop on over to their blog and take a look, in case you missed it.

Today we are sharing two cards we created using the Calathea Stamps and Dies. We though the leaf images looked a little like feathers and decided to use them as feathers for these cards. We paired these products with our Real Birch Wood paper & tape and love the results.

Calathea Stamp & Dies

Another incredibly versatile set. Calathea is a 6×8 stamp set filled with gorgeous foliage, and endless options! This set is perfect for layering and creating a variety of unique images and has coordinating Calathea dies.

With this post you have another chance to be entered to win a $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section below and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog.

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The Neat & Tangled gift card winner will be announced on our blog Monday, April 17th.

Neat & Tangled Product Share with Real Wood Paper – Day 1

Hello and welcome to a super fun week of product shares. We’ve partnered up with our friends over at Neat & Tangled to share a few of a their new products and how amazing they work with our Real Wood papers. You are in for an inspirational treat!

Are you familiar with Neat & TangledNeat and Tangled is a small company based on the East Coast in Delaware. Their focus is on producing the best quality photopolymer clear stamps, steel craft dies, stencils and sequins. Just like Et Cetera Papers, their products are proudly produced right here in the USA! 

Doily Envelope Die

Today we are sharing this Cherry Wood Envelope and stamped wedding invite made with the most detailed and intricate Doily Envelope die. This is a gorgeous die design and were smitten on first sight. Our Real Wood Paper looks amazing when it has been cut using this die.

We’ve created two intricate doily envelopes using our Real Cherry Wood and Birch Wood papers. These envelopes are stunning and this Doily die cuts our wood paper like a dream.

Calathea Stamp & Matching Die

We stamped the floral and fauna images on the bottom of this wedding invitation using the Calthea Stamp set and matching Calthea dies. The die images helped us create simple masks so we could overlap the stamped images easily.

We lined the backside of this wedding invite with Real Birch Wood paper. If you look closely you can see the wood grain through the front of the invitation. Our wood paper has an adhesive backing that makes it super easy to adhere to any surface.

FREE GOODS!

With each post this week you have chance to be entered to win a Neat & Tangled gift card ($25 Value), courtesy of our friends at Neat & Tangled. Simply enter your name in our comment section below and be sure to give Neat & Tangled a follow! You can also enter to win some of our fabulous products, get those details over on the Neat & Tangled blog. Stop back every day this week for more product shares with Neat & Tangled.

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