Love in Lights

Check out this LOVE Marquee we customized with BARC Cherry Wood paper. Marquee letters are super hot right now and you can find them everywhere. This LOVE marquee started out as metal and we added some rustic warmth with Cherry Wood Paper.  LOVE IT!

Supplies for LOVE Marquee: BARC Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper, LOVE Marquee, paper, hobby blade, scissors and pencil.

Instructions for LOVE Marquee:

  1. Trace marquee letters onto blank paper.
  2. Cut out traced letters .25 inch inside of trace line.
  3. Use cut out letters as a stencil to cut out Cherry Wood letters.
  4. Punch out holes from Cherry Wood letters where needed for lights.
  5. Adhere Cherry Wood letters to marquee.

C is for Christmas

C is for Christmas, candy canes and cute home decor! We made this ‘C’ home decor piece using Real Birch wood paper and various dies and embossing folders from our friends at Darice. We simply love how Real Wood Paper looks when it is embossed. Darice has so many great crafting products that are perfect for the Holidays. Try some of them out today!

Simple snowman card:
1. Cut red card stock to 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of Real Birch wood paper to 4″ x 5.25″.
3. Using the 3 snowman embossing folder and a manual die cut machine, emboss the Three Snowman design onto the real Birch Wood paper.
4. Adhere to Birch Wood snowmen red card front.

Counting the days – Perpetual Calendar created with Ranger Ink Emboss IT Products

We are super excited to share another product collaboration with our friends at Ranger Ink. Ranger Ink is known for their innovative product offerings of ink, tools and craft products. Click here to see the cool stuff they created on their blog with our Real Wood Paper.

We paired our Real Cherry and Birch Wood paper with their amazing embossing powders and embossing inks to create this perpetual December calendar. We love how rich the metallic embossing powders appear on the Cherry Wood paper. The rich warm tones of the embossing fits perfectly with the rich warm tones of the Cherry Wood paper.

We randomly lined the edge of the Cherry Wood paper with Ranger Emboss IT ink and pens. We used the clear Emboss IT pen to add a little spot detailing. Wanting even more texture, we added a few pearly accents with random dots of Liquid Pearls.

Create your own Perpetual Countdown calendar. Simply print this perpetual-calendar onto your favorite finish of Real Wood Paper. Cut out, embellish and assemble as you like. Happy December!

Be sure to check out Ranger Ink on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter & Blog to see their whole line up of products and the amazing things you can do with them! We love Ranger Ink!

Cherry Wood Bough Wreath

We love to make cherished holiday decor that we can display year after year. This Cherry Wood wreath was a little labor intensive, but creating it was a labor of love. We created this wreath using Cherry Wood paper and the Take a Bough Die from Concord & 9th. We had so many little boughs left over that we created a couple of fun cards. Below are tips on creating this wreath.

Cherry Wood Boughs Wreath
1. Die-cut 100 boughs in Cherry Wood paper in 3 various lengths using a manual die cutter and the Take a Bough dies.
2. Hot glue boughs on cardboard wreath base starting with the largest boughs first.
3. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the medium bough.
4. Hot glue another ring of boughs using the smallest bough.
5. Fill in any holes or thin spots with additional boughs.
6. Hot glue 3 tiny pinecones in the bottom center of wreath.
7. Tie red yarn bow and glue next to pinecones.

AWESOME Cherry Wood Graduation Card

Handmade cards do not have to be super complicated or embellished. Today we are sharing a graphic and simple card featuring our Real Cherry Wood paper.

Our Real Wood papers have an adhesive backing making it easy to adhere to any surface. We cut the Cherry Wood paper with the AWESOME die from Studio Calico using a Big Shot. Once cut, we removed the adhesive liner from the backside of the Cherry Wood paper and adhered the design to a card front. We will pair this card with our A2 Real Cherry Wood Envelopes.

We have a few high school graduations to attend and need to make multiple cards. This is a simple card design to make multiples of and it is sure to make an impression with our awesome graduates.

Cherry Wood Sheets 8.5″ x 11″ With Adhesive Backing

$3.99

Real wood veneer sheet with permanent adhesive backing. Great for labels, inkjet printing (using bypass), rubber stamping and scrapbooking. Can be die cut, embossed/debossed, folded, stamped, painted, foil stamped, laser cut, scored, written on and more! Use with die cuts, rotary cutters, plotters and scissors. Package comes with 1- 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.

Mother’s Day Memories – handmade card

Make your Mother’s Day memorable with a stunning handmade card. Give her a card made from the heart that is as stylish and classy as she is. We created this handmade card using our Real Cherry Wood paper as a canvas. Real Wood paper makes a beautiful base for any project.

Are you familiar with Heartfelt Creations? We love how elegant and elaborate the stamps that Heartfelt Creations produce. They are truly gorgeous products. We used the All Glammed Up Shoe stamp to create the primary image for our card. The shoe image has been stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. We colored and then embellished with handmade paper flowers, glitter and Prills.

Heartfelt Creations often offers classes at craft shows across the country on how to use their products, offering great cardmaking tips and inspiration. Take a minute to check them out if you are not familiar. Please note that we are not affiliated with Heartfelt Creations but love their products and wanted to share this beautiful card.

Enjoy and happy paper crafting.

Winner for the Neat & Tangled Gift Code…

We want to thank everyone who participated in commenting on our blog posts last week. We had a great time collaborating with Neat & Tangled and their amazing products. Now it’s your turn to play with their stuff! We have selected an official winner of the $25.00 Neat & Tangled gift card, and the winner is…

Laura Schollaart!

Congratulations Laura!!! We will be contacting you via email with your special gift card code to use on the Neat & Tangled website.

Thank you again everyone for taking the time to read last week’s blog posts and commenting your thoughts on these super fun crafts. Stay tuned for more fun stuff coming your way from ETC Papers!

 

Decorating for Easter – Bitty Banner

How cute is the little Easter Egg Banner?!

We find decorating for Easter really refreshing. Even more refreshing is crafting for Easter. The colors and themes are always so fun and cheery. This week we are sharing this little bitty Easter egg banner that is a darling addition to your Easter Decor. This Easter banner is easy to create with a few simple supplies. Directions and supplies are listed below.

Easter Egg Banner Supplies:

Real Cherry Wood paper, pattern paper, yellow card stock, scallop paper punch, pink baker’s twine, mini wood clothespins, crape paper carrots (found at the dollar spot in Target), hole punch, adhesive and scissors.

Directions:

  1. Cut 6 pieces Real Cherry Wood paper to measure 4″ x 2″. Cut a triangle flag shape on the bottom of each wood piece.
  2. Cut 6 egg shapes from a sheet of pattern paper. Adhere each egg to each 4″ x 2″ wood piece with foam adhesive.
  3. Cut 6 pieces of yellow card stock to 2″ x 1″. Border one edge of each piece using a scallop border punch.
  4. Adhere scalloped yellow card stock to top of 4″ x 2″ Cherry Wood piece, approximately 1/2″ down. Folder over to backside of Cherry Wood paper and adhere.
  5. Punch a hole in each top corner of assembled banner piece.
  6. Arrange banner on desk. Alternate banner piece with crape paper carrot piece (or any other Easter themed item).
  7. Thread pink baker’s twine through banner and carrots.

Concord & 9th Product Share #2 – Love Note Bundle

Welcome to another fun product share! Did you see all of the fun HELLO samples we shared last week? If not, check our our previous blog post. Today we are showcasing the Love Notes bundle from Concord & 9th. We created this simple little Love Note and companion Real Cherry Wood envelope, just in time for a little St. Patrick’s day gifting.

Remember, Concord & 9th release new products on the 9th of every month. That’s just 3 days away. Be sure to give our friends a follow and check out their newest releases this Thursday.

Love Note Cherry Wood Envelope & Notecard

TO YOU FROM ME Card:
1. Cut a piece of white watercolor paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half.
2. Stamp the ‘TO YOU FROM ME’ phrase in Versamark ink on card front. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
3. Watercolor over the embossed image with green watercolor paint.

Shamrock Tag:
1. Die cut white watercolor paper using the tag shape.
2. Die cut 3 small hearts from white watercolor paper and paint green.
3. Adhere hearts to the tag in shamrock shape. Watercolor a green stem.

Envelope:
1. Cut Real Cherry Wood paper using the Love Notes die.
2. Score, fold and assemble. Follow this helpful video on the Concord and 9th Blog to see how to assemble the envelope.
3. Attach shamrock tag to envelope closure using a brad.

Concord & 9th have so many cute products that make perfect sense to use with our Real Wood papers. We created this Bear Hugs card using the 3 products below. We paired the card with our 5″ x 5″ Real Cherry Wood envelopes. Super cute combo and we love it. Thanks for stopping by.