ColorPlan Cardstock – Plan a party!

Plan a PARTY!

Did you see our new assortment of Color Cardstock? ColorPlan cardstock is a 100lb paper with a solid core. This cardstock is acid free, lignin free and archival safe. Cardstock is available in 12″x12″, 10 sheets per pack.

Need party decor? Handmade pinwheels are easy to create with a scoring tool and cardstock. We created these bright pinwheels using a few colors that match our party theme: Candy Pink, Sorbet Yellow and Hot Pink.

Colorplan cardstock is available in these colors and assortments.

Individual colors available: Scarlet, Bright Red, Hot Pink, Candy Pink, Factory Yellow, Sorbet Yellow, Mandarin, Citrine, Chartreuse, Lockwood Green, Park Green, Turquoise, Sapphire, Azure Blue, Purple, Lavender, Ebony and White Frost.

Assortments available:
Spring: Candy Pink, Sorbet Yellow, Park Green, Azure Blue, Lavender
Summer: Fuchsia Pink, Factory Yellow, Mandarin, Turquoise, Purple
Fall: Scarlet, Claret, Citrine, Rust, Mid-Green
Winter: Vermillion, Lockwood Green, New Blue, Sapphire, White Frost
Naturals: Smoke, Real Grey, Harvest, Bagdad Brown, Mist


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!


Burlap Accents – new to our online store!

Introducing Burlap Accents! These new items are now available in our online store. These rustic, yet chic, burlap pieces are the perfect addition to any project. Add to your artwork, DIY projects, mixed media, wreaths, vases and so much more!

We took a small portion of the 4″ burlap band and wrapped around this white vase to add just a little home spun touch. We’d love to see what you create.

Burlap Ribbon with Flower

4″ wide band made of Burlap & accented with a flower to wrap the top of a mason jar. Perfect for dressing up a gift.

Burlap Star- 6″

6″ Burlap star with dried vine intertwined. Great for crafting. Measures 6″ in diameter.

Burlap Flower Pins- Set of 3

Burlap Flower Pin Set of 3. Each flower measures 4.5″ in diameter. Adorned with lace & buttons with a pin on the backside. The flowers each measure 4.5″. Dress up your crafts, mixed media or scrapbook pages with these lovely flowers.

Flower Clip- Burlap

5.5″ Burlap Flower Clip attached to a clothespin, adorned with a rusty bell in the center. Petals are movable to get them just right for your project.

Dress up & Organize your Home with these New Decor Products

Have you checked out the New & Special Occasions section of our online store? It is chalk full of items to help you organize and dress up your home. We’d like to introduce a few of our newest favorites …

Red Arrow Chalk Message Board

Get your message across with tons of style! This metal message board has a weathered red finish and hangs from a rustic rope, and the interior chalk board is ready for your words of wisdom.

This item weighs 2 lbs and measures 25¼” x 2″ x 10″ high; 22½” with hanging rope. Metal. Chalk not included.

Random Kindness Wall Hook

A great way to organize, and a great reminder to always be kind! This vintage-looking wall decor features four iron hooks that hang from an aged green sign that reads, “Random Kindness, It’s the Little Things That Count.”

This sign measures 19¾” x 2″ x 9¼” high and is made of wood and iron.

Home Sweet Home Wall Hook

Make your home sweet home a little more organized and a lot more stylish with this charming wall accessory! Made from aluminum, this wall-mounted organizer features three hooks and “home sweet home” in pretty script above.

This hook weighs 1 lb and measures 19.2″ x 3.25″ x 7.5″. Made of aluminum.

Believe In Yourself Wall Hook

Don’t stop believing that this charming wall decor will help you keep your room organized! Four iron hooks hang from a vintage-style pink sign that reads, “Believe in Yourself, You Are Stronger Than You Think.”

This hook weighs 1.4 lbs and measures 19¾” x 2″ x 9¼” high. It is made of wood and iron.

Life Inspiration Wall Decor

A great reminder to live every day to the fullest. This collection of weathered plates are made from wood and feature colorful finishes and a reminder to live inspired, laugh often, and love unconditionally.

This sign weighs 6.6 lbs and measures 15¾” x ½” x 33¾” high. It is made of wood.

Love You Wood Decor with Smooch Spritz

We had so much fun this April showing you how well Wood and ClearSnap products partner. Thank you ClearSnap!

This week we’ve created a home decor art piece that would make a great gift for Mom using Wood and Smooch Spritz. Spritzing wood is a great way to add subtle or bold color. We played around and tested spritzing and painted directly onto Wood for different effects.

Supplies for the ‘LOVE YOU’ Home Decor: Birch Wood Sheets, Cherry Wood SheetSmooch Spritz (various colors), Hexacomb board, e-cutter, love you cut file, scissors and foam adhesive.

Instructions for creating the ‘LOVE YOU’ Home Decor:

1. Typeset LOVE YOU word art and cut onto a 12″x12″ piece of Birch Wood using an e-cutter.

2. Mount the cut Birch Wood piece onto a sheet of Cherry Wood, allowing the Cherry Wood color to show through the cut words.

3. Mount assembled BARC Wood piece onto a sheet of 12″x12″ Hexacomb board. Trim edges as needed.

4. Spray Smooch Spritz onto a sheet of Birch Wood. Try a variety of colors and density to achieve the desired look. Note: for our ‘LOVE YOU’ project we used a combination of Cosmic Pink and  Tea Party Smooch Spritz. See below.

We painted using Magestic Smooch Spritz but ultimately decided on the softer look of the spray version.

5. Cut out a heart from the Spritzed Birch Wood.

6. Mount the heart onto the ‘LOVE YOU’ home decor piece using foam adhesive.

We loved how ClearSnap artist Dana Tatar also used Colorbox Spritzers to add color to Real Wood Tape on this spring terra-cotta pot. Check out the ClearSnap blog for a tutorial on how to create the terra-cotta pot project.

Holiday Memory keeping with Real Wood

Documenting life with scrapbooking is a December tradition for us. These pages make a wonderful keepsake that is rewarding to look back upon. This 12″x12″ page uses Rustic Cherry wood as the background. We cut the layered ornaments from Cherry and Birch wood. Try real wood with your holiday memory keeping or December daily album.

Supplies for the ‘Dear Santa Holiday Scrapbook page’: Rustic Cherry wood sheet, Cherry wood sheet, Birch wood sheet, Birch Wood tape, red card stock, green card stock, ornament cut file, Silhouette Cameo, coordinating holiday patterned papers, label punch, music note flair embellishment, felt poinsettia embellishment, printed chipboard label and frame embellishments, brown 1/4″ twill ribbon, white 1/4″ twill ribbon, white snowflake rub-ons, corner round punch, journaling pen and adhesive.

Instructions for ‘Dear Santa Holiday Scrapbook page’:

1. Cut a sheet of Rustic Cherry wood to 12″x12″.

2. Cut a sheet of red card stock and green card stock to 11″x10″. Round the left top and bottom corners of the red and green card stock using a corner round punch. Offset green card stock slightly and layer onto red card stock. Adhere from the left side of the 12″x12″ Rustic Cherry wood page. Trim offset edge off as needed.

3. Layer various strips of coordinating holiday patterned papers onto the green card stock. See example for approximate paper size and placement.

4. Mount your 4″x6″ holiday photo onto a piece of 5″x7″ BARC Cherry wood. Round corners of BARC Cherry wood. Add a chipboard frame embellishment over the photo. Adhere to page.

5. Cut ornament file into Cherry Wood and Birch wood sheets with a Silhouette Cameo. Layer various cut ornament designs of Birch and Cherry wood to get the ornament look you prefer. Adhere 1/4″ white twill ribbon from ornament top to the top of card stock and tuck behind red card stock. Tie bows from 1/4″ white twill ribbon and adhere to ornament tops. See example.

6. Save the negative space circles from the cut wood ornaments to use as wood dot confetti. Sprinkle wood dots randomly on page and adhere down.

7. Randomly place white rub-on snowflakes onto green card stock.

8. Tie brown 1/4″ twill ribbon end to end onto label chipboard embellishment. Cut banner flags from Birch Wood tape and holiday patterned paper. Adhere banner flags behind the label chipboard embellishment. Adhere label chipboard embellishment to page. Be sure brown 1/4″ twill ribbon wraps behind page. See example for placement.

9. Rub on holiday verse ‘Dear Santa’ onto a piece of Cherry wood sheet and punch out with label punch. Adhere to center of label chipboard embellishment.

10. Adhere felt poinsettia and music note flair embellishments to right side of label chipboard embellishment.

11. Journal dates and other important information onto page.

Real Wood Tape Ornament

We found this amazing tutorial on how to create a paper ball garland. When we saw the woven paper balls that created the garland we were inspired to try this technique using our real wood tape to create ornaments for our Christmas tree.

Supplies for Birch Tape ornament: Birch wood tape, Cherry paper, Tag punch, Felt poinsettia embellishment, red baker’s twine, adhesive, and white sweater trim.

Instructions for Birch Tape ornament:

1. Weave your tape ball. Follow the easy tutorial found here.

2. Punch out a tag shape from Cherry Wood paper using a tag punch.

3. Adhere a felt poinsettia embellishment to the Cherry Wood paper tag.

4. Tie Cherry Wood tag to woven ornament ball using red baker’s twine.

5. Hang your ornament with a 5″ piece of white sweater trim.

Real Wood & Glass Block Decor – Oh Holy Night

Decorating with Glass blocks are a cute and simple way to personalize your space. We added a treasured holiday piece to our decor this year with this Wood ‘Oh Holy Night’ Glass block. We purchased this simple manger design from the Silhouette Design store and cut it onto Cherry wood using our Silhouette Cameo. We topped the glass block off with a wood bow made from Tape. Put lights inside or display the block with lights behind it. This decor block is glowing with the Christmas spirit.

Supplies for the Real Wood ‘Oh Holy Night’ glass block: Cherry wood sheet, Birch wood tape, glass block, ‘Oh Holy Night’ cut file, and Silhouette Cameo.

1. Cut the ‘Oh Holy Night’ design file onto an adhesive backed sheet of BARC Cherry wood.

2. Peel off adhesive lining from the Cherry wood sheet. Arrange and adhere the ‘Oh Holy Night’ Cherry Wood design onto glass block.

3. Wrap the perimeter of glass block with Birch wood tape.

4. Create a wood bow from Birch Wood Tape. Adhere bow to top of block.

5. Display.

Real Wood Fall Frame Home Decor

This week we are excited to share a beautiful Fall home decor piece created from Cherry and Birch wood rolls, tape and a repurposed wooden frame.

Supplies for Wood Fall Frame: White Birch Wood Tape, White Birch 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Cherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic wooden frame (8×10 opening), 8×10 inch piece of chipboard, copper shimmer paint, sponge dauber, small pinecones, electronic cutting machine, word art file, maple leaf art file, dotted stencil mask, hot glue, hot glue gun, foam tape and scissors.

Instructions for Real Wood Fall Frame:

1. Adhere Real Cherry wood adhesive roll to 8×10 piece of chipboard to create base for words.

2. Cut two 8″ pieces of Real Birch wood tape. Remove liner and adhere to top and bottom of Real Cherry wood base.

3. Typeset fall themed words and cut out using an electronic cutter onto White Birch Adhesive roll. Arrange and adhere words onto Cherry wood base. Insert wood base into frame.

4. Using a maple leaf cut file and an electronic cutter, cut out 3 maple leaves from White Birch adhesive roll.

5. Adhere one White Birch leaf to Cherry wood base using foam tape. See example.

6. Completely color one leaf using copper shimmer paint. Using a dotted stencil, copper shimmer paint and sponge dauber, stencil the pattern onto one leaf.

7. Arrange and adhere copper leaf, stencil leaf, and pinecones to wood frame using hot glue.

8. Display.

Embossing Real Wood – Fall Card

It’s been a while since we shared some card inspiration. This week’s fall card features Cherry and Birch woods. Real Wood embosses amazingly well! You can add more visual dimension to any Real Wood sheet with a little texture embossing. On our Hello Fall card we dry embossed a sheet of Birch wood with a V Striped textured for a stunning result. The three pumpkins on the front of the card are cut from Cherry Wood.

Supplies for the ‘Hello Fall’ card: Birch Wood adhesive sheet, Cherry Wood sheet, brown card stock, white card stock, purple washi tape, yellow washi tape, pumpkin dies, V striped embossing folder, Big Shot, green ink, brown ink, banner stamp, hello fall stamp, foam tape and adhesive.

Instructions for the ‘Hello Fall’ card:

1. Cut a piece of brown card stock to 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half.

2. Cut a piece of Birch wood adhesive sheet to 4″ x 5.25″. Run through a Big Shot using a V striped embossing folder. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to card front.

3. Tear off 3.5″ strips of washi tape (purple and yellow) and adhere to center of card. Alternate washi tape – purple, yellow, purple.

4. Cut out three Cherry wood pumpkins using pumpkin dies and the Big Shot.

5. Adhere Cherry wood pumpkins to front of card. See example.

6. Stamp banner in green ink onto white card stock.

7. Stamp Hello Fall onto green banner in brown ink.

8. Cut out banner shape and adhere to card using foam tape.