EVO Paper – Try it out!

Have you heard the BUZZ!? Our new synthetic paper is getting rave reviews. TRY IT OUT! It’s an excellent and affordable choice for your next alcohol ink project. We’d love to send you a free sample of EVO paper. Send us a quick email hello@etcpapers.com and we will send you a sample to play around with. 

EVO … the EVOlution of Synthetic Paper!

EVO is an uncoated polypropylene synthetic paper. EVO is comparable to other synthetic papers on the market. 

EVO Paper
POLYPROPYLENE, UNCOATED 10 MIL, 250 GSM,
76# COVER
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5″X7″, 8.5″X11″, 9″X12″, & 11″X14″

Show us your creations using the hashtags #EVO & #evolutionofpaper #EVOpaper

EVO Paper – Thanks for all you do card

We are back sharing with more EVO paper play. In case you missed it EVO is an uncoated polypropylene synthetic paper. EVO is a comparable and affordable choice to other synthetic papers on the market. EVO, the EVOlution of Synthetic Paper. 

This ‘THANKS For All You Do’ card background was created using a variety of pink and purple alcohol inks on EVO paper. We tried to create a gradient look roughly blending one color of ink into the next over a period of time. We used a paint brush, a straw and isopropyl alcohol to help move the ink. 

    

If you’d like to give EVO paper a try send us a quick email hello@etcpapers.com and we will send you a free sample. Show us your creations using the hashtags #EVO & #evolutionofpaper

EVO Paper
POLYPROPYLENE, UNCOATED
10 MIL, 250 GSM, 76# COVER
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5″X7″, 8.5″X11″, 9″X12″, & 11″X14″

EVO Paper – Congrats! You Are A Star

We are declaring June EVO paper month. All month long we are sharing projects using our cool new synthetic paper. EVO, the EVOlution of Synthetic Paper. In case you missed it EVO is an uncoated polypropylene synthetic paper. EVO is a comparable and affordable choice to other synthetic papers on the market.

 

EVO Paper
POLYPROPYLENE, UNCOATED
10 MIL, 250 GSM, 76# COVER
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5″X7″, 8.5″X11″, 9″X12″, & 11″X14″    

If you’d like to give EVO paper a try send us a quick email hello@etcpapers.com and we will send you a free sample. Show us your creations using the hashtags #EVO & #evolutionofpaper

EVO paper – It’s Magical!

Last week we introduced a new paper product to our line up of specialty papers. EVO, the EVOlution of Synthetic Paper. In case you missed it EVO is an uncoated polypropylene synthetic paper. EVO is a comparable and affordable choice to other synthetic papers on the market.

EVO Paper
POLYPROPYLENE, UNCOATED
10 MIL, 250 GSM, 76# COVER
AVAILABLE SIZES: 5″X7″, 8.5″X11″, 9″X12″, & 11″X14″

We shared a few examples of this paper using alcohol ink. Want to see what we created from this experiment? 

First we applied various colors of blue, purple, pink and metallic gold alcohol inks to 5″ x 7″ sheet of EVO paper.  We moved the ink around and applied more isopropyl alcohol with an eye dropper to create this magical galaxy look. 

We let the ink dry. The ink settles on the top of the paper so the paper doesn’t really get ‘wet’. Once the ink dries the paper remains completely flat. Next we trimmed the paper in half a 3.5″ x 5″ and mounted onto a sheet of Colorplan Ebony cardstock.

We designed a cut file using the word Magical and cut from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo e-cutter. This design is layered over the galaxy background. We added a few sequins and stamped a few words to complete our card greeting. You could use any word die to achieve a similar look.

If you’d like to give EVO paper a try send us a quick email hello@etcpapers.com and we will send you a free sample. Show us your creations using the hashtags #EVO & #evolutionofpaper

Silver Grooves Hologram Cardstock

Hello paper lovers. We are back this week with another Thank You card featuring our Hologram cardstock. The cardstock we are showcasing today is called Silver Grooves. This Hologram cardstock has a brushed metal look that in the right light can reflect subtle rainbow colors. This cardstock has a grooved texture on the surface. Each little groove in the paper reflects light adding more visual texture. About this card: We’ve die cut the word THANKS from the Silver Grooves cardstock and layered it onto Color Plan Ink cardstock. It creates an interesting multi-dimensional look and makes a great focal point for our card. Our Hologram papers are available in these user friendly options: 6×6 assortment pad • 12 sheets: 2 sheets each of 6 designs (Rainbow, Double Pillars, Cracked, Silver Grooves, Color Motion Confetti, and Lava).

12×12 packs • 2 Sheets per pack Rainbow • 12″ X 12″ Double Pillars • 12″ X 12″ Cracked • 12″ X 12″ Silver Grooves • 12″ X 12″ Color Motion Confetti • 12″ X 12″ Lava • 12″ X 12″

Additional information can be found here.

Holo Silver Grooves
Silver Grooves

Lava Hologram Cardstock

The LAVA is flowing. This Hologram paper is so cool. When the paper direction is moved around the look is changed and different colors and lava like patterns appear.  We made this simple Thank You card and the Lava Hologram paper is the star of the show!

Our Hologram papers are available in these user friendly options: 6×6 assortment pad • 12 sheets: 2 sheets each of 6 designs (Rainbow, Double Pillars, Cracked, Silver Grooves, Color Motion Confetti, and Lava).

12×12 packs • 2 Sheets per pack
Rainbow • 12″ X 12″
Double Pillars • 12″ X 12″
Cracked • 12″ X 12″
Silver Grooves • 12″ X 12″
Color Motion Confetti • 12″ X 12″
Lava • 12″ X 12″

Additional information can be found here.

 

Double Pillars Hologram Cardstock – Out of this World

Hello and happy Monday friends. 

We are playing more with our new Hologram paper. It’s fantastic and can add ‘out of this world’ effects to your projects. We created this fun birthday tag using the Double Pillars Hologram paper.

The Double Pillars paper is so interesting. It shimmers and reflects double the colors in a long pillar rainbow shapes. All of our Hologram papers cut easily with scissors or dies. To make this tag we die cut a tag shape from the Double Pillars paper and then added a felt martian embellishment to the front of the tag.

Our Hologram papers are available in these user friendly options:

6×6 assortment pad • 12 sheets: 2 sheets each of 6 designs (Rainbow, Double Pillars, Cracked, Silver Grooves, Color Motion Confetti, and Lava).

Rainbow • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack

Double Pillars • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack (shown above)

Cracked • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack

Silver Grooves • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack

Color Motion Confetti • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack

Lava • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack

More details can be found here. Have a great week and stay well.

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.

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.

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.