EVO Paper + Alcohol Inks = True Love

We are back sharing with more EVO paper play. We sure love how well this paper works with alcohol inks. It is ideal for using with this medium. We’ve tested and played with the industries leading alcohol inks and the results are fantastic. Look at this interesting beauty.

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, 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″

Cracked Hologram Cardstock – Monogram Art

How can we describe the Cracked Hologram cardstock? The cracked multi-faceted design takes the light and fractures it, spreading out and reflecting the colors like a broken mirror. I imagine it feels like being inside a cracked disco ball.

To showcase we created a Monogram N using the Cracked Hologram paper. It has a galvanized metal look to it. This paper scores, folds and cuts easily. It was easy to score and fold this paper to wrap around a large chipboard letter. It was simple to adhere to the chipboard N with standard glue. The folds are crisp and clean leaving the appearance that this N was punched from a sheet of metal.

Like all of our Hologram papers the appearance of the colors are changed by how much light is reflected and where the direction of the light comes from.

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 Cracked • 12″ X 12″ – 2 Sheets per pack (shown above) 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.

Holo Cracked
Holo Cracked

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.

Easter Wishes

Looking for Easter DIY projects? Need a little inspiration? These Easter projects are quick and easy. Stay safe.

Bunny Decor Supplies:

Rose Gold Glitter cardstock. See all of our glitter cardstock colors here.

Our home decor piece is 8″x8″ but you can create a piece any size that works for you!

Pencil

Scissors

Bakers Twine

White pattern paper (suggestion)

Gingham pattern paper (suggestion)

  1. In pencil draw a bunny silhouette image on the back side of a sheet of Rose Gold Glitter Cardstock. Tip: If you are are uncomfortable drawing a bunny silhouette you can print a free clip art bunny on white copy paper and trace onto the backside of the glitter paper. Our bunny image is approximately 3″ tall.
  2. Cut out the bunny using a pair of scissors. Our Glitter cardstock cuts easily with any scissors or electronic cutting machine. Use the heavy glitter cardstock setting if you are using an e-cutter.
  3. Tie a piece of baker’s twine around the bunny neck and create a bow.
  4. Mount the cut bunny onto a piece of white cardstock (6″x6″). We used a decorative embossed piece of cardstock.
  5. Mount the white cardstock onto the gingham cardstock (8″x8″).  Display.

This Aqua Glitter paper basket is full of Cadbury eggs, a favorite Easter treat! We used this Berry Basket cut file available from the Silhouette Design Store.  Any basket cut file will work. We like this Berry Basket design as it is simple, easy to cut and super easy to assemble.

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.

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: