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.

New Product Alert: Silver and Gold Foil!

We are so excited to announce a new specialty paper line … introducing Foil Cardstock!

These foils sheets are oh so shiny and have a mirror like finish.

Our foil cardstock is high quality 100lb paper with a metallic finish on the front side and a white paper on the backside. These papers score, fold, cut and glue well. These papers work with most metal dies to create custom die cut images for your projects.

Our foil sheets are available in 12″ x 12″ sheets. Sold in packages of 2 for $3.49. Currently offered in Silver and in Gold. Custom sizes, colors and quantities available upon request.

Handmade card for the first day of fall!

Fall card – Handmade card – ETC papers glitter cardstock

It’s official. Today is the first day of the fall. The Autumnal Equinox happens today. We are Thankful for changing seasons, cooler weather and YOU!

Fall card using Bronze and Orange glitter yardstick
Orange and Bronze Glitter paper

This Fall card was created using warm tones of our favorite glitter paper and cardstocks. We used Orange and Bronze non-shed Glitter paper . These colors look fantastic together and add just the right amount of sparkle. This card features so many fun textures: glitter, cork, burlap, and newsprint.

Stuck on Glitter Tape!

If you love our mess free and non-shed Glitter Cardstock you’ll love our Glitter Tape! Glitter Tape comes in a variety of colors and is available in four shapes: basic straight, chevron, wave and fancy wave. Add a strip of glitter the easy way. Tape rolls measure 15mm wide x 5m long. The best part is that the glitter stays put, so no big mess! Check out the full offering in our online store

Colors shown in photos below are Gold, Plum and Silver.

Have a Nice Day! Lilac Glitter cardstock

Hello and happy Monday! Let’s start this week off right with a cute card shouting HAVE A NICE DAY! We created this card using our Lilac Glitter cardstock. Our glitter cardstock is non-shedding making your crafting experience mess free. Our glitter cardstock comes in three usable sizes; 6″ x 6″, 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″. You can see our full offering of non-shed Glitter cardstocks here.

Do you like this card and want to make it? Below is a quick list of supplies and simple instructions. Have a nice day!

Supplies:

  • non-shed Lilac Glitter cardstock – ETC Papers
  • Have a Nice Day stamp and cut bundle – The Stamp Market
  • Stazon Black Ink
  • Stamp alignment tool
  • Light Purple, Black, and White cardstock
  • Basic polka dot embossing folder
  • Big Shot die cutting machine – Sizzix
  • Adhesive
  • Foam tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut light purple cardstock for card base to 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.
  2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Emboss using basic polka dot embossing folder and a Big Shot die-cutting machine. Adhere to purple card base.
  3. Stamp ‘have a nice day’ greeting in black Stazon ink on non-shed Lilac Glitter cardstock. TIP: Use a stamp alignment tool to stamp the greeting multiple times to make the black ink darker.
  4. Die cut the the stamped ‘have a nice day’ greeting using the coordinating cutting die and a Big Shot die-cutting machine.
  5. Cut a piece of black cardstock to .5″ x 3.5″. Snip in half and arrange behind the word ‘NICE’. Hand cut and flag the ends of the black card stock.
  6. Mount greeting to front of white cardstock using foam tape.

We HEART non-shed glitter!

Looking to make a sparkly and mess free card? We’ve got you covered. Today we are sharing another non-shed glitter paper project, a 4″x4″ love note. This note showcases our Light Blue Non-shed Glitter Cardstock.

I Heart YOU love note – step by step instructions:

  1. Cut card base to 8″ x 4″. Score and fold in half for 4″x4″ card base.
  2. Round the corners of card base with rounded corner punch.
  3. Cut a piece of Light Blue Non-shed Glitter Cardstock to 2″ x 3.5″. Using scissors, snip a flag shape on the bottom of glitter card stock. See project for example. Adhere to card base.
  4. Cut a piece of pink card stock to 3″ x 2.5″. Stamp the circle stamp in pink ink onto the pink card stock to create a polka dot pattern. Round the corners with a corner round punch. Adhere pink card stock to card base. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  5. Cut a piece of brown card stock to 3″ x 1″. Adhere to pink card stock. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  6. Cut a piece of teal card stock to 3″ x .5″. Using a paper piercing tool pierce small holes across the card stock to mimic stitching. Follow the pierced holes with a white gel pen to mimic the thread. Adhere to brown card stock. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  7. Stamp a greeting on white card stock. We used an alphabet stamp set to stamp the words ‘I HEART YOU’. Alternate brown and pink ink colors. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  8. Add heart embellishment and linens thread to card front. Use project example for placement suggestion.

Supplies:

  • Light Blue Non-Shed Glitter Cardstock – ETC Papers
  • Kraft, pink, teal, brown and white cardstocks
  • White gel pen
  • Paper piercing tool & ruler
  • Epoxy embellishment
  • Linen Thread
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Circle stamp
  • Pink & brown inks
  • Corner round punch

 

 

Raining Glitter- You Brighten My Day!

It’s been raining a fair amount this July. Crazy weather calls for bright and cheery cards, right?! We created these two umbrella cards to help brighten the day. Toss in a little glitter paper and the day truly sparkles! These cards feature our silver, light blue and aqua non-shed glitter cardstock.

We were able to create two cards using the same cut file on Silhouette Cameo. We cut the umbrella in both aqua and light blue glitter paper and then swapped the colors of the umbrella interior for that two-tone effect.

Supplies: