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:

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!

Fall Foliage – glitter style

We can’t stop the falling leaves and we can’t stop creating fun leave decor using our glitter papers. This leaf banner uses three popular colors that are a great choice for decorating this time of year.

Supplies:

  • Bronze glitter non-shed cardstock
  • Orange glitter non-shed cardstock
  • Copper glitter non-shed cardstock
  • Metal hanger (accessory available from Tim Holtz)
  • Hemp twine

We had fun finding a place to hang this banner. After much deliberation we landed on the wreath outside our front door.

Share your glitter projects with us. We will be on the look out over the next while and you may be featured on our blog. Tag your projects #etcglitterprojects

Bronze, Orange & Copper glitter non-shed cardstock leaves – ETC Papers
Bronze, Orange & Copper glitter non-shed cardstock leaves – ETC Papers
Bronze, Orange & Copper glitter non-shed cardstock leaves – ETC Papers

Decorating for Fall

A little banner goes a long way in adding a simple fall decor to your home. This small banner measures 10 inches when complete. We find this is a great size to drape over a photo frame, mirror or even works as a cake topper.

Like this color of Glitter Paper? This is our Bronze non-shed Glitter paper. It’s warm and rich and makes a great backdrop for the pale blue FALL letters.

Glitter paper is available
in multiple sizes: 6″ x 6″,
8.5″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″. Custom sizes are also available.

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.

September, what’s your color?

Howdy September! The air is cooling a bit and the colors are beginning to change. Slowly. What colors do you think of when you think of September? A golden glow of rich jewel tones, perhaps with a pop of light blue?  We pulled out a few colors of our Glitter cardstock to represent September. Do you have a favorite? We are loving Copper, Bronze, Orange and Light blue together. These colors are feeling warm, fun, and a nice way to bring in a new month.

Our offices are closed today for Labor Day but we’ll be back tomorrow. Enjoy the day!

Hello! A Sparkly Copper Hello.

Hello friends! With the end of August nearing we are looking forward to a beautiful September and the start of Fall. Do you decorate for fall? We sure do. Adding Metallic Glitter Cardstock is a simple way to add a little glitz to your fall home decor.

Just like traditional paper, you can use our Glitter cardstock to cover just about anything. Our local craft store carries many words created from cardboard or thick chipboard. Here we have covered a large chipboard HELLO with Copper Glitter Cardstock. Our Glitter cardstock is available in 3 sizes; 6″x6″, 8.5″x11″ and 12″x12″.

All you need is a little time, Glitter cardstock, adhesive, scissors, sanding block and an x-acto knife.  Adhere the glitter cardstock to the Hello. We used a spray mounting adhesive. Roughly trim around the word with scissors. Clean up your cutting with an x-acto knife. Sand the edges with a sanding block and you are ready for display.

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