Put a Holographic bow on it!

We are wrapping gifts this week and decided to play with our new Holographic Blinking Blocks paper.

Have you seen this paper? This paper is so fun and magically matches any paper you put with it.

Check out how different this bow looks with pink wrapping paper versus how it look with a more traditional green and red wrapping paper. Which do you like better? Both are so fun and add a great amount a glitz to these gifts.


Want to make this bow? It’s super easy.  All you need is scissors or paper cutter, a stapler and Blinking Blocks Holographic Paper

Cut paper – see template below.
1. You will have three 1″x12″ strips, three 1″x10″ strips and one 1″x5″ strips.
2. Fold as shown in photo, you will make a figure 8.
3. Staple each figure 8 in the center.
4. Adhere the three larger figure eights together, then adhere the three smaller eights together.
5. Assemble and adhere on top of each other and top off with center loop.  Done.

2. Fold as shown in photo above, you will make a figure 8.
3. Staple each figure 8 in the center.
4. Adhere the three larger figure eights together, then adhere the three smaller eights together.
5. Assemble and adhere on top of each other and top off with center loop.  Done.
Happy Holidays!

Grateful for Glitter Paper – Table decor

Hello friends. Our Thanksgiving (like most) will look a little different this year. It will be smaller and include just our immediate household so we wanted to make it extra special.

We created a fun set of chalkboard napkin rings for our table setting. We have stamped leaves on our White Frost ColorPlan cardstock using a multi-layer leaf stamp and various colors of Tim Holtz Distressing ink. We arranged the stamped paper leaves and then set to adding a little glitter. We have hand cut leaves from our Bronze, Light Blue and Aqua glitter papers to decorate each mini chalkboard. We will use these for our Thanksgiving dinner later this week. Since these are erasable chalkboards we will be able to use them again and again!

We are grateful for you. Have a great week!

 

Introducing … Birds Nest Holographic Cardstock

Introducing …  Birdsnest Holographic cardstock. This unique paper feels a little like a roller disco with streams of light flashing and blinking. We used this paper to create a fun jewelry backer card to hold a personalized necklace. The pattern of this paper hides the necklace and when the paper moves the necklace appears. Kind of fun!

You can see the new and existing patterns below.

The designs from the second release are: Orbs, Blinking Blocks, Birds Nest, Magma, Oil Slick and Linen. All of our Holographic designs are available in single packs and in a 6″x6″ assortment pack.


Our existing designs are: Rainbow, Double Pillars, Cracked, Silver Grooves, Color Motion Confetti, and Lava. More details about all of our Holographic papers can be found here. Contact us at hello@etcpapers.com for more information and if you are interested in ordering. Have a great week!

Celebrate U frame – Quick and easy birthday gift using ColorPlan cardstock

We had a birthday around here recently. It so fun to celebrate special days. We created this Birthday frame for our COO Mel, using colors from our Colorplan Fall Assortment cardstock and Colorplan White Frost cardstock. Happy Birthday Mel!

Colorplan cardstock is a 100lb paper with a solid core. This cardstock is acid free, lignin free and archival safe. Cardstock is available in 12″x12″, 10 sheets per pack.

Individual colors available: Scarlet, Bright Red, Hot Pink, Candy Pink, Factory Yellow, Sorbet Yellow, Mandarin, Citrine, Chartreuse, Lockwood Green, Park Green, Turquoise, Sapphire, Azure Blue, Purple, Lavender, Ebony and White Frost.

Assortments available:
Spring: Candy Pink, Sorbet Yellow, Park Green, Azure Blue, Lavender
Summer: Fuchsia Pink, Factory Yellow, Mandarin, Turquoise, Purple
Fall: Scarlet, Claret, Citrine, Rust, Mid-Green
Winter: Vermillion, Lockwood Green, New Blue, Sapphire, White Frost
Naturals: Smoke, Real Grey, Harvest, Bagdad Brown, Mist

Glitter Assortment Packs – one for every season!

If you are a fan of all that glitter you will be a big fan of our new non-shed Glitter Paper assortment packs! We’ve pulled together five great assortments of colors to represent the seasons and reasons we craft.

Our non-shed glitter is paper backed (300 GSM)
Assortment packs are available in 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ (10 sheets each, 2 of each color)

METALLICS
Our most popular Glitter assortment pack is the Metallics Glitter Pack. Colors included are: Black, Copper, Silver, Gold and White.

SPRING
Spring Glitter Paper colors included are: Plum, Rose Gold, Aqua, Pale Green and Pale Yellow.

 

SUMMER
Summer Glitter Paper colors included are: Magenta, Green, Light Blue, Amethyst and Lilac.

FALL
Fall Glitter Paper colors included are: Emerald, Pale Yellow, Copper, Orange and Bronze.

WINTER
Winter Glitter Paper colors included are: Gold, Silver, Dark Blue, Emerald and Red.

 

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

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!

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!