That New Year Shine!

Happy New Year! A new year is like an unopened present. Pretty, shiny and full of surprises. We hope 2020 is your best year yet!

Last month we introduced our new Gold and Silver foil cardstock. Our foil cardstock is high quality 100lb paper with a metallic finish on the front side and white paper on the backside. These papers score, fold, cut and glue beautifully. Just check out this gold bow! You can purchase two sheets of 12×12 Gold Foil cardstock for $3.49.

We would love to see what you make using our products. Tag your photos with #etcpapers on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We are always on the look out.

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:

Thank You Book card

When a Thank You card just isn’t enough, you create a Thank You Book! This book was created so many, many people could write thank you messages to the recipient. It worked out great.

We recently had a teacher retire at our elementary school and every student from kindergarten to 6th grade had an opportunity to write a farewell thank you message to the retiring teacher. We took all of those messages that were written on individual 6×6 sheets of paper and bound them in a book. We decorated that book using a variety of craft papers including our Bronze Glitter non-shed cardstock.

This special book card was well received and is sure to be a keepsake.

Happy November!

Today we are sharing a wreath created with a few colors of our Glitter Cardstock. We love the warm tones of these papers and how they appear in different settings. We can’t decide where to hang this little darling. What do you think?

Papers used:

Spooky Sparkle! Bat cupcakes

Trick or Treat- Glittery Bat cupcake toppers.

Looking for an easy way to add a little spooky sparkle to your upcoming Halloween party? The bat cupcake toppers are just the ticket and the best part is these darling bats take only minutes to create.

Make bat cupcake toppers in 2 easy steps with 4 simple supplies:

Supplies: Black non-shed glitter card stock, food picks, bat punch and hot glue.

  1. Punch two bat images from black glitter card stock for every cupcake topper you’d like to make.
  2. Place one bat on the front and one bat on the back. Sandwich the food pick in-between. Adhere together with hot glue.

Place food toppers into cupcakes, cookies or other food items to help add a little sparkle.

Did you know our glitter paper does not shed? This means no random glitter sparkles on your treats. Happy Haunting!