A Fantastic TREAT! – Easy hostess gift idea

A little glitter can go a long way. You can dress up any ordinary object and make it sparkle.

Do you need a quick hostess or gift idea? Check out this cute jar of kisses. We took a basic mini jar added a little dazzle. The silver jar lid was in need of a little sparkle. All you need is silver glitter card stock, a small jar and candy.


We used a circle punch to cut out a circle shape that matched the diameter of the jar lid. We added a little more pizazz with a hand stamped tag and a few tassels. The tag also features a small peek of silver glitter card stock.


Valentine Heart Magnetic Display

This project uses Magnetic Rolls and Rustic Birch Wood Sheets. It’s perfect for display on a chalkboard, other magnetic surface or it can be displayed in a 6×6 frame.

Supplies: Magnetic Roll, Rustic Brich Wood Sheet, Heart Pattern, Red Grid Pattern Paper, Red Polka Dot Pattern Paper, 1/2-inch Red Ribbon, Heart Punch (various sizes), Old Book Paper, Letters Die, Die Cutting Machine (Big Shot was used here), Paper Trimmer, Adhesive and Foam Dimensionals.

Valentine Heart Magnetic Display Instructions:

1. Trim a piece of old book paper and magnetic roll to 6×6. Set aside both.

2. Next, download your free copy of the heart pattern we used. Print and cut out, then trace onto a sheet of red grid pattern paper and cut out.

3. Using a sheet of Rustic Birch , cut the letters ‘L’, ‘O’, ”V’, and ‘E’ with the letters die and die cutting machine. Peel backing from letters and adhere to front of red grid pattern paper heart, stacking the ‘L’ and ‘O’ directly over the ‘V’ and ‘E’.

4. Using a mini heart punch, punch one heart from the red polka dot pattern paper. Adhere to the center of the ‘O’ with a foam dimensional.

5. Trim a piece of 1/2-inch red ribbon to approximately 15-inches in length. Wrap around the ribbon around the paper, approximately 1 1/-2 inches from the bottom of the sheet. Fasten with a knot and trim ends at an angle.

6. Adhere red grid pattern paper heart to the center of the 6×6 old book paper piece, over the top of the ribbon.

7. Next, adhere old book paper to paper side of 6×6 magnetic piece.

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.

Real Wood Ornaments for Christmas!

We are on a crafting kick! This year we decided to trim our tree with a TON of handmade Real Wood ornaments. We have over 20 ideas to share along with tips on how to create this Wood Tape ribbon ornament.

Wood Tape Ribbon Ornament

1. Mount Cherry wood and Birch wood tape front to back.
2. Cut 2 pieces at 6″.
3. Cut 2 pieces at 4″.
4. Cut 1 piece at 3″.
5. Sandwich cut pieces together from largest to smallest and then back to largest. Staple at top.
6. Line up bottoms and staple to create ornament.
7. Add ribbon to cover staple.
8. Add string to hang.

Happy Holiday 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!


Spring Birch Wood Embellishments – treat and handmade card

Spring Birch Wood Embellishments – treat and handmade card

Creating custom handmade wood embellishments is super easy with our Birch Wood paper. Wood paper embellishments are flat and lightweight since they are made from paper. Easily add wood embellishments to any project you are working on. We added Birch Wood flowers to this Spring treat and Easter card.

Share a little spring treat that has homemade flair. These jelly bean bags are super easy to create. We quickly made 20 bags to drop around to our friends and family.

Treat Bag Supplies:

Real Birch Wood Paper, 3×3 cellophane bags, Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter dies.


  1. Fill a 3×3 cellophane bag with jelly beans and seal.
  2. Die cut the Flower image from the Floral and Flutter dies in Real Birch Wood paper.
  3. Remove the adhesive liner from the Real Birch Wood paper and adhere to the front of the cellophane bag.


Happy Easter Card Supplies:

Real Birch Wood Paper, Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter dies, Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set, pink card stock, dark pink card stock, white card stock, white ink, pink ink, gray ink, floral background stamp, Rubarb Nuvo Crystal drops, pink twine, scissors and foam adhesive.

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.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Past Projects!

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share some past projects from throughout the years. Our Real Wood Paper is so much fun to work with and so versatile! I mean, look at all the cool things you can do with it. What better way to share your love with that special someone than making a homemade card or keepsake. Happy crafting!

Glorious Glitter Cardstock in 12 x 12 – All Colors now available!

We keep on adding so many awesome items to our online store. We now have Glitter Cardstock in all shades of the rainbow and more!

Our Glitter Cardstock is 12×12, and is acid & lignin free. Want the look of glitter without the mess? The gorgeous glitter on our cardstock does not fall off, so no mess! Sold in a pack of 15 sheets.

We made a simple Valentine Heart Garland using these three colors of our new 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock.

Silver 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

White 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

Plum 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

Glitter Heart Garland:

1. Punch out heart shapes from various colors of Glitter Cardstock. Punch a front and back for every heart.

2. Adhere heart fronts, in a repeating pattern, onto a string with tape or glue.

3. Line up and adhere all heart backs.

Notes for the New Year

Happy New Year! 2017 here we come. We find the start of a new year to be so exciting. For us, it’s a fresh start full of opportunities, goals and DIY projects! We are starting this year off with a simple DIY project anyone can create.

We created this pocket site notebook using an ordinary paper notebook and Real Birch Wood paper. It is the perfect size for jotting down quick notes, ideas and future plans. Pocket size notebooks are super easy to carry. Adding Real Birch Wood paper to the cover makes this notebook much sturdier, and we love how finished this book looks.

1. Measure notebook. Our notebook is 3″ x 5″.
2. Cover notebook with Real Birch Wood paper. We decided to cover the front and just a portion of the back of our notebook. Cut a piece of Birch Wood paper to 5″ x 5″.
3. Remove adhesive liner from Birch Wood paper. Open notebook up flat with cover facing up, line up and adhere Birch Wood paper. Trim overlap if needed.
4. Embellish your notebook. We used an alphabet stencil and texture paste to create the raised word ‘NOTES’. If you want to add the year, stamp 2017 in grey ink onto notebook cover.