Our Story

Did you ever meet someone who had a real knack for discovering new things? You know, a talent for finding that one of a kind, that proverbial needle in a haystack. Or, even better, has an eye for identifying trends before they become well-known?

Our Founder, Ty Tomak, is just that sort of visionary. He’s far too modest to toot his own horn, but heck, as great as our staff is, there’d be no company without his amazing eye for the new and unusual.

You see, Ty is somewhat of a legend in the paper industry. For decades, companies throughout the US have sought him out to not only identify upcoming trends in color and patterns and textures and finishes, but they’ve commissioned him to invent and develop altogether new papers with hues and finishes never before imagined. And he’s been so successful that he built our company, ARC Paper, around that special talent. ARC Paper has supplied specialty papers to some of the most prominent companies you can think of.

Et Cetera Papers was born.

ARC Papers is proud to announce the launch of our newest family member, Et Cetera Papers. Our previous ARC Crafts specialty brand, seen in Jo-Anns and a wide variety of creative publications, designer sites, retail and craft blogs, has all grown up. We’re evolving into a much wider-range of products to better satisfy your diverse and creative tastes. So keep an eye out for our newest brand, Et Cetera Papers (this replaces our previous ARC Crafts brand).

We’re assembling a unique collection of papers and products that are geared specifically to help folks create that special project, whether it be a scrapbook, or craft, or handmade invitation, or—well, you name it.

Et Cetera Papers is all about versatility, inspiration, and bringing you unusually good products. We like hearing that our customers have so much fun using our products, so we simply aspire contributing to your artistic creations!

We look forward to developing an enriched experience that you crave. And, promise to continue creating those user-friendly DIY ideas you’ve come to love on a weekly basis in our updated blog. We have created a brand new easy to use website where you’ll be able to shop, find out about the newest craft ideas, and share it all with your friends and family.

And, many thanks to all of you who’ve shared with us over the years an abundance of creative inspiration and your own personal stories!

We promise to help creative folks like you find those uncommonly good products which enrich and inspire our lives.

And if you don’t find what you’re looking for on our site, then drop me a note at And we’ll see if we can find it for you.

We’d love to hear from you anyways, drop us a note to just say hi at
Happy Creating!

Melanie Larsen


Most of my time is spent working with our largest scrapbooking client, but I do work alongside the other team members here in our craft division to fulfill orders for our retail and wholesale clients. I do anything from answer the phone to ship out an order…and everything in between. You could consider me a jack of all trades and wherever I’m needed is where I will be!


When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I love to design and create vinyls with my silhouette. I love to add and change them in my home and also create specific designs for my family and friends during holidays, birthdays, or special occasions.

Alex Flynn
Inside Sales/Social Media


Currently, I work in Inside Sales still working direct with our customers and have been given the awesome task of doing our social media posts. If you see some interesting articles, helpful tips on Tuesdays, and blog post shares, that is me, working behind the scenes!


While not necessarily artistic or craftsy in the sense of cardmaking or scrapbooking, I do enjoy doing makeup. It has been a hobby of mine since I was about 16. I truly enjoy mixing and matching different colors and using these techniques to enhance the features of the face.