Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Past Projects!

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share some past projects from throughout the years. Our Real Wood Paper is so much fun to work with and so versatile! I mean, look at all the cool things you can do with it. What better way to share your love with that special someone than making a homemade card or keepsake. Happy crafting!

Hello Summer Printable

Hello Summer! It’s warm and gorgeous outside which makes it super hard to be indoors. Since we must spend some time indoors, we are brightening up our inside home decor with a little summer art and flowers. Create a little vignette with some cut flowers and this Hello Summer Printable on Birch Wood paper. Download our Hello Summer Printable and inkjet print it on wood paper, frame it and you’ll have a darling summer vignette. Happy days!

Supplies: 1 sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Wood PaperHello Summer Printable and an Inkjet printer.

1. Download Hello Summer Printable.

2. Load Birch Wood paper into your inkjet printer feed tray or manual load tray.

3. Open Hello Summer Printable and send to print. So easy!

Memorial Day Wishes

We are so grateful for the men and women who defended and serve our treasured country to provide us our freedoms and remember you for your ultimate sacrifice and wish to honor you today. How grateful are we to be Americans and live in such a great country where our fallen heroes have put their lives on the line for us?

Home Decor Piece

Here is another home decor piece we created that highlights our great country. We stamped a large United States image in brown ink on a sheet of Birch Wood paper. You can highlight a particular State by stamping that State onto another sheet of Birch Wood paper. Then cut out the State shape and adhere with foam tape. Easy!

We hope you have a safe and inspiring Memorial day.

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. Any orders placed after 12pm on Friday May 27th will be ready on Tuesday May 31th. We will reopen on Tuesday May 31th at 8 am PST. Please make a note of it. Call us at (702) 851-7277 or email us at hello@etcpapers.com with any questions.

All Set for Thanksgiving

It may be a few days early, but our table is set and ready for Thanksgiving. We created napkin rings using Real Wood Paper. We love the season of Thanks, and we are grateful for you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies for the Real Wood Tape Napkin rings: Birch Wood tape, Birch Wood sheet, Cherry Wood sheet, leaf punch, scallop circle punch and foam adhesive.

Instructions for creating a Real Wood Tape Napkin ring:

1. Determine the number of place settings. We have a group of 12 this year.

2. Cut a 6″ strip of Birch Wood tape.

3. Punch out a scallop circle from Cherry Wood sheet. Adhere to the center of the 6″ strip of Birch Wood tape.

4. Punch out a leaf from Birch Wood sheet. Adhere to the center of the scallop circle.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for every place setting.

6. Adhere the ends of each assembled strip together to create a ring. Slip ring over napkin.

Add more matching decor with a Rustic Cherry wood placement. All you’ll need is Rustic Cherry wood roll(s), cork and scissors.

1. Remove the adhesive liner for the backside of the Rustic Cherry wood. Adhere Rustic Cherry Wood to the front of a sheet of cork.

2. Trim and clean up the outer edges of your placement.

3. Repeat.

Real Wood Paper Pumpkins

Do you follow the ETC Papers Pinterest board? It’s such a great way to see a bunch of Real Wood paper projects all in one place. We also have a board to gather projects others have made using Real Wood paper. We are often inspired to create projects after using Pinterest. This week we found this great paper pumpkin tutorial and used it as a starting point for a Cherry Wood paper pumpkin. We love the results! This is a perfect centerpiece for our next fall feast.

Supplies for the Cherry Wood Paper Pumpkin: 12″ x 12″ Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper (2), Rustic Cherry Wood paper, Birch Wood paper, green card stock, one large brad, fall pattern paper, wire, buttons, ribbon and green office clip.

We altered the instructions found on mom.me to get a larger pumpkin. The steps to create the pumpkin are basically the same.

1. Start with two 12″ x 12″ sheets of Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper.

2. Remove the adhesive and line the back of each sheet of Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper with fall patterned paper. We chose a stripe design in fall colors.

3. Cut twelve 1″ strips from each sheet of Cherry Wood paper for a total of 24 strips 12″ in length.

4. Follow these instructions starting on Step #2 – #10 to create your Wood Paper Pumpkin.

Add a little more Real Wood to your pumpkin! We added Rustic Cherry Wood paper for the pumpkin stem and created leaves made from Birch Wood paper lined with green card stock. Add a few buttons, ribbon and clips to finish your pumpkin off.

Design Labels on Real Wood Paper

Today we are back to show you more inspiration using our Real Wood Design Labels. The label sheet features 26 unique designs. These shapes are great for card making, packaging, scrapbooking and general crafting.

Today’s project features adhesive backed Cherry and Birch Real Wood Design labels. These labels are a great way to seal a gift or package.

Supplies for ‘Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’: Birch Wood Design Labels, Cherry Wood paper, light blue card stock, 5″x5″ craft boxes, ‘Bon Appétit’ stamp, brown ink, label punch and adhesive.
Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’ instructions:

1. Gather up craft treat boxes and fill with treats.

2. Peal off a Birch Wood Design label from the label sheet and seal and wrap box opening. Any Design Label shape will work.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 2.5″ by .5″ inch. Flag each end with scissors and adhere to top of box covering the Birch Wood Design label.

4. Stamp ‘Bon Appétit’ in brown ink onto a piece of Real Cherry wood paper. Punch out using a label punch and adhere to the top of the 2.5″ by 0.5″ piece of light blue card stock.

Thankful for Chart made from Real Wood Paper

Thankful For charts and Advent calendars are a nice way to recognize all of your blessings. This Thankful For chart was created using a roll of Real Wood Birch paper and a few sheets of Real Wood Cherry paper. Each leaf cut from Real Wood Cherry paper features some of the many things we are grateful for this season.

Supplies for the ‘Thankful For’ Chart: 1 roll of Birch wood paper, 3 sheets of Cherry wood paper, electronic die cutting machine, Thankful For cut file, leaves cut file, 12″ x 24″ foam core, adhesive and a white gel pen. 

Instructions for creating a Thankful For chart:

1. Cut out Thankful For from Birch wood roll using an electronic cutting machine and a THANKFUL FOR cut file.

2. Remove the adhesive liner and mount the cut Birch wood roll to a 12″x24″ piece of foam core.

3. Cut out 20 leaves from Cherry wood paper using an electronic cutting machine and a LEAF cut file.

4. Write out what you are Thankful For onto each Cherry wood leaf using a white gel pen.

5. Arrange leaves onto the the Birch wood sign. Write Thankful For sentiments all at once or add a leaf a day to complete the chart.

Give Thanks- Printing on Real Wood Paper

Did you know you can print onto our Real Wood Paper just like you can print onto regular paper? The folks at Modify Ink have a free printable that you can download (you just need to set up an account), and it looks amazing printed on our Real Wood Paper. Modify Ink has other great designs where you can customize colors and sizes to fit your home decor needs. We downloaded this awesome GIVE THANKS design and decided to print it onto an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of Real Wood Birch. We love the message and the print makes a perfect and super easy decor piece for our Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Supplies for the Give Thanks print: 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Real Wood paper, Give Thanks printable, Inkjet printer and a frame.

1. Print the Give Thanks printable onto a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Real Wood paper.

2. Frame.

3. Display.

Real Wood Fall Frame

This week we are excited to share a beautiful Fall home decor piece created from Cherry and Birch Real Wood rolls, Cherry and Birch Real Wood tape and a re-purposed wooden frame.

Supplies for Real Wood Fall Frame: Birch Real Wood Tape, Birch 12×24 Adhesive RollCherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic wooden frame (8×10 opening), 8×10 inch piece of chipboard, copper shimmer paint, sponge dauber, small pinecones, electronic cutting machine, word art file, maple leaf art file, dotted stencil mask, hot glue, hot glue gun, foam tape and scissors.

Instructions for Real Wood Fall Frame:

1. Adhere Real Cherry wood adhesive roll to 8×10 piece of chipboard to create base for words.

2. Cut two 8″ pieces of Real Birch wood tape. Remove liner and adhere to top and bottom of Real Cherry wood base.

3. Typeset fall themed words and cut out using an electronic cutter onto Real Birch wood adhesive roll. Arrange and adhere words onto Real Cherry wood base. Insert wood base into frame.

4. Using a maple leaf cut file and an electronic cutter, cut out 3 maple leaves from Real Wood Birch adhesive roll.

5. Adhere one Real Wood Birch leaf to Real Wood Cherry base using foam tape. See example.

6. Completely color one leaf using copper shimmer paint. Using a dotted stencil, copper shimmer paint and sponge dauber, stencil the pattern onto one leaf.

7. Arrange and adhere copper leaf, stencil leaf, and pinecones to wood frame using hot glue.

Thankful Banner Decor

Thinking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and your table décor? Well, here is a center piece idea that is easy and fun to make, using our Cherry Real Wood Tape and Birch Real Wood Tape.

Supplies: Cherry Real Wood TapeBirch Real Wood Tape, Gold Glitter Tape, Orange Twine, White Card Stock, 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch, Alphabet Stamp Set, Orange Ink, Blue Ink, Brown Ink, Foam Dimensionals, 5-inch tall Clay Pot (or any other planter pot), 1/8-inch Wooden Dowel (trimmed to 12-inches) or Wooden Food Skewer, White Crinkle Paper, Scissors, and Tissue Paper.

Thankful Banner Décor Instructions:

1. Begin by wrapping gold glitter tape around the top rim of clay pot. Then fill the base with tissue paper, leave an inch at the top to finish off with white crinkle paper.

2. Poke two 12 inch wood skewers or dowels into the tissue paper in pot.

3. Take orange twine and fasten to each end of the skewers with a bow.

4. Next, take orange, blue and brown ink and stamp the letters ‘T’, ‘h’, ‘a’, ‘n’, ‘k’, ‘f’, ‘u’, ‘l’ using an alphabet set on a white piece of card stock. Leave approximately 1-1/4 inch between each letter.

5. Take a 1-1/4 inch circle punch and punch out each letter in the center of the circle.

6. Next trim 4, 5 inch pieces of Cherry Real Wood tape and 4, 5 inch pieces of Birch Real Wood tape. Score each piece in the middle.

7. Beginning with a Birch piece of Real Wood tape, peel backing and wrap tape around orange twine. Align the two sides of the tape and stick them together.

8. Repeat step 7, alternating between the Cherry Real Wood tape and Birch Real Wood tape pieces, until the entire line is filled. Using a pair of scissors trim each piece of the Cherry Real Wood tape and Birch Real Wood tape pieces into a pinked edge.

9. Trim 8, 2-inch pieces of gold glitter tape with one end pinked.

10. Adhere each of the gold glitter tape pieces to the center of each of the Real Wood tape pieces.

11. Next, adhere each 1-1/4 inch circle with the letters of the stamped ‘Thankful’ to the center of each pennant along the banner using foam dimensionals.