Hello fold out card

Hello November! Pop up and fold out cards are so fun to receive but can be complicated to create. Today we are excited to share this simple DIY interactive card idea.

Real Birch Wood Paper
Blue masking tape
Jacquard Lumiere Ink
Sponge Dauber
Square White Envelope
Bone folder or scoring tool

1. Take any word and typeset it in your favorite font. Make sure all of your letters connect. We typeset HELLO in Adobe Illustrator and then imported the file into our e-cutter software to cut.
2. Size your word so when folded it is not larger than 3 inches. Our HELLO is 2.75″ tall and 8″ long.
3. Cut your word into a sheet of Real Birch Wood paper.
4. Prepare your word for color. We masked off the Real Birch Wood Hello with blue painter’s tape to leave a small 0.5″ strip of wood exposed along the bottom of the word.
5. Add color to your word. We love the way the Jacquard Lumiere ink looks on our Real Wood paper. We used Halo Pink Gold and a sponge dauber to apply the color.
6. Let ink dry and then remove the painter’s tape mask.
7. Add score lines between letters. Fold and be sure the folded card is no larger than 3″ x 3″.
8. Slip folded HELLO card inside our new Square White Envelopes.

Gift cards need gift card envelopes!

Introducing White Square Envelopes

We created this set of 3″ x 3″ Real Wood note cards, perfect to add to those little gifts. These small cards are a great size to have on hand. Every little card deserves an envelope and small envelopes can be hard to find. Introducing our 3.125″ x 3.125″ white square envelopes. Our white square 3.125″ x 3.125″ envelopes come in a pack of 10 for $1.99. These are available in our online store, ready for you today!


Remember these card cuties? All perfectly sized to fit in our new White Square envelopes.

Looking for more unique envelopes?

Are you familiar with our Real Wood envelopes? These envelopes share the same great quality and finish as our Real Wood papers. Real Wood envelopes are available in multiple sizes in Birch Wood and Cherry Wood finishes. Real Wood envelopes are an exclusive ET Cetera Papers product. We love finding unique and innovative products to share with you!

Fall crafting & adding Foil with our NEW Glue Pen

2 in 1 Glue Pen

Introducing our new 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen! This pen is a fabulous tool and makes adding foil to any project super easy, the key is the adhesive must be tacky. The adhesive on the pen is permanent when used wet. If you draw with the Glue Pen and allow the adhesive to dry it becomes tacky. Once tacky you are ready to foil.

We applied glue to the areas we wanted to foil by drawing directly onto our projects with the 2 in 1 metal nib glue pen. Once the glue was dry, we pressed the dull side of the foil directly to the dry tacky adhesive. The foil stuck beautifully and transferred to the card with fantastic results!

Glue Pen

2 in 1 Glue Pen with fine metal nib. Glue becomes permanent when used wet and removable if left to dry first. New pump action, no squeezing, photo safe. Great for hobby, craft, cardmaking & scrapbooking.

3×3 Hello Card

Create the Hello greeting for this card by following the four easy steps outlined below. We hand stamped a few leaves in fall colors, cut out and arranged on the bottom of the card.

Did you know we now sell White 3×3 envelopes? These are the perfect companion for those small gift cards.

Step 1:

Write out word with Glue pen.

Step 2:

Let glue dry.

Step 3:

Press foil onto dry adhesive.

Step 4:

Carefully peel away foil sheet.