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:

You Rock – Black Glitter Cardstock

Summertime is concert season. It’s a great time to see your favorite music artists in action. If you are a music fan this project is for you. We created this super fun birthday card for a friend who is a big fan of live music and are pairing the card with an invite to a local concert. This gift should make for a memorable birthday.

This card features our black glitter paper. Black might not be your first choice when you think about glitter but it happens to be the perfect choice for this mixed tape music cassette. Look how it sparkles and adds that little needed texture to this card. The mixed tape cassette die, you rock letters and coordinating stamp set are products available from Concord & 9th. A full list of card supplies can be found below. You can find a full list of our Glitter cardstock colors here.

Supplies:

It’s your DAY TO SHINE! – coloring and stamping on glitter card stock

Happy Monday! Let’s start off the week with a happy and life affirming message, ‘It’s Your Day to Shine’!

This fun card makes our white glitter card stock shine! Have you tried coloring on glitter card stock? It’s easy to do if you take a careful and light touch approach. Since our glitter card stock does not shed, the glitter stays put.

For this card we used a stamp set and dies from Concord & 9th. The lightbulb was stamped in an archival black ink on our glitter card stock. Then we colored the light bulb using various shade of yellow Copic sketch markers. Next we stamped the greeting inside the lightbulb. We used a basic stamp alignment tool (like a Misti) to stamp the greeting multiple times to for better ink coverage and to get that deep black ink look. The image was then cut using the coordinating lightbulb die and a Big Shot manual die cutter. The card came together quickly from there.

Card supplies:

  • White glitter card stock (non-shed)– ETC Papers
  • Silver metallic card stock
  • Yellow and white card stock – ARC Papers
  • Stamp set of choice – we used a retired set from Concord & 9th
  • Alcohol based makers – we used Copic markers
  • Sequins – Studio Calico
  • Washi tape
  • Library card from Studio Calico
  • Archival Ink – We used Ranger Archival Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Die cut machine – We used a Big Shot
  • Stamp alignment tool – We used a Misti

TIP: Are you looking for a great ink to use with Alcohol based markers? Check out this quick 5 minute YouTube video that showcases a wide array of black archival inks.