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.

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!

Merry, Merry, MERRY!

We are making MERRY! Time to deck the halls. We are making Merry home decorate to spruce up the office. Our Red Glitter cardstock adds just the right amount of FESTIVE sparkle to any project and we love how it looks on this project.

This darling custom paper craft art was created using a few simple supplies listed below. We started out making a Holiday card but ended up turning the work into Home Decor.

MERRY, MERRY, MERRY Supplies:

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.

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:

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.

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.