Snow SPARKLES!

Snow is falling all around … is it snowing where you live? ETC Papers is based in Las Vegas and we don’t usually get much snow, if any. However many of us work remotely and sure are getting dumped on. Freshly falling snow means snow days, slippers and craft time. Yay!

Inspired by snow, we’ve made a couple of winter cards we hope you’ll enjoy! We love the look of sparkly snow and tried to mimic that look on these cards using our White Glitter non-shed cardstock.

Add a little glitter to your next craft project. You’ll love the look. Even better, you’ll love that it’s mess free!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at ETC Papers.

Tag those gifts – Make them sparkle

A personalized and custom tag can really push your gift giving to the next level. You don’t need much to make that gift packaging special. Here are two tag ideas that we hope inspire you to dress up those holiday packages.

These ‘FOR YOU’ tags features our Green Glitter non-shed card stock. We used a leaf die to create holly leaves and then added a few red embellishments to create the berries.

These ‘Tree SPARKLE’ tags features our Green Glitter non-shed card stock and our Emerald Glitter non-shed card stock. These two shades of green add variety to the repeating trees. We used a small tree die to cut the tree shape and then added silver rhinestone stars to the top of each tree.

Happy gift giving!

Candy Cane gift card holders

Gift cards are such an easy and popular gift. Everyone loves a gift card! Give that gift a little personal touch by creating a custom gift card holder. We hope this idea inspires you.

We created these sweet candy cane gift card holders using strips glitter cardstock. Cut 5 strips of red and white glitter cardstock approximately 6″ long by .25″ wide. The strips do not need to be the exact size, we used varying widths. Alternate the strips to created a red and white stripe pattern. Punch or cut out into a candy cane shape and add to kraft cardstock.

We used our Red Glitter Cardstock and White Glitter cardstock.

Red Glitter Poinsettias

Do you love wrapping and dressing up gift packages? We sure do. Having an arsenal of specialty papers at our fingertips sure helps us add a little special flare. This project features our Red Glitter non-shed cardstock.

This gift is wrapped in patterned paper, tied with 1″ striped ribbon and embellished with a small handmade Red Glitter Poinsettia.

Our glitter cardstock has so many fantastic features! Among them is how well it cuts and folds. This paper is surprisingly malleable. We were able to easily add a curve to these poinsettia petals using a bone folder. When we layered and adhered these curved petals together a three dimensional flower began to bloom.

Thanks for visiting and happy wrapping!

Merry, Merry, MERRY!

We are making MERRY! Time to deck the halls. We are making Merry home decorate to spruce up the office. Our Red Glitter cardstock adds just the right amount of FESTIVE sparkle to any project and we love how it looks on this project.

This darling custom paper craft art was created using a few simple supplies listed below. We started out making a Holiday card but ended up turning the work into Home Decor.

MERRY, MERRY, MERRY Supplies: