The Art of the Envelope

We spent the weekend working on addressing our Holiday cards. We are in love with the calligraphy and hand lettered envelopes that are so popular. There is certainly an art to writing and addressing a creative envelope. Practice makes perfect.

Check out this amazing tutorial on envelope address hand lettering at Oh So Beautiful.

Are you familiar with Lettermate? Lettermate is such a handy tool. It is an envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line. This tool is particularly great to use with our Real Wood Envelopes. Check out the Lettermate site for additional creative tips for addressing envelopes.

Check out our wide variety of wood envelopes in our online store. Envelopes are available in a variety of finishes and sizes.

The Art of the Envelope

We spent the weekend working on addressing our Holiday cards. We are in love with the calligraphy and hand lettered envelopes that are so popular. There is certainly an art to writing and addressing a creative envelope. Practice makes perfect.

Check out this amazing tutorial on envelope address hand lettering at Oh So Beautiful.

Are you familiar with Lettermate? Lettermate is such a handy tool. It is an envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line. This tool is particularly great to use with our Real Wood Envelopes. Check out the Lettermate site for additional creative tips for addressing envelopes.

Check out our wide variety of wood envelopes in our online store. Envelopes are available in a variety of finishes and sizes.

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!

Flashback!

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!

National Stationery Show 2016 – Recap

We had a great trip to New York City for this year’s National Stationery Show. We made new friends and reconnected with many of you. It was great to see everyone. If you were exhibiting, we hope you had a wonder show!

We walked to show floor each day and were super excited to see wood paper used on so many cool products and in various ways. Below is a small sampling of the cool wood stationery products found. Thank you to JRC Industries for showcasing our Wood envelopes! Until next year.

Cherry Wood Spring Tree Card & Envelope

Blossoms abound! Here on the East Coast our trees are finally starting to pop and bloom. Everything is so pretty, so much so, that we were inspired to create a blooming Cherry Wood blossom card. This Spring Tree card template is a wonderful choice to honor spring. You can find this template on the Silhouette Design Store, our #1 go to place for great cut files that work amazingly with our wood paper!!!

This card assembled is just under 5″ x 5″ and fits perfectly inside a matching 5″ x 5″ Cherry Wood envelope.

Supplies for Cherry Wood Blossom Card: 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ Cherry Wood paper, 5″ x 5″ Cherry Wood Envelope, pink card stock, ribbon and adhesive pearls.

Instructions to create card:

1. Cut the tree front from the Spring Tree card template onto a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Cherry Wood paper using a Silhouette cutter.

2. Cut the tree card base and flowers from the Spring Tree card template onto a sheet of 12″ x 12″ card stock using a Silhouette cutter.

3. Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the Cherry Wood Tree front onto the gate fold flaps of the card base.

4. Score, fold and assemble card. Add mini adhesive pearls to the flower centers on the card front.

5. Use a ribbon to tie the gate fold shut after you have written your message.

6. Insert assembled card in a matching 5″ x 5″ Cherry Wood envelope. Wood envelopes mail exactly like a traditional envelope (extra postage required for square envelopes). Standard postage rates apply.

Elegant Cherry Wood Wedding invite as Decor!

We hope you have been loving all of the wedding inspiration on our blog over the last few weeks! It is Wedding season after all. This Cherry Wood invite is elegant and rustic at the same time. This gorgeous piece will announce your big date and will also look great framed.

This Cherry Wood invite is 5″ x 7″ and fits perfectly in an A7 Cherry Wood Envelope.

Birch Wood Wedding Invite

Set the perfect tone for your wedding day with a custom design printed on wood paper. Printing on wood paper is so easy. Our wood paper will feed through most home printers. Our Wood paper can also be ordered in bulk and sent to your local printer for mass production.

This floral wedding invite is printed on Birch Wood paper. Pair with a companion matching Birch Wood Envelope and start off making a fabulous impression!

Rustic Wood Wedding invites

Wedding season is upon us! Are you looking for a wedding invitation for your rustic themed wedding? Consider using Wood Paper and Envelopes to introduce your rustic wedding theme to invitees. Our Wood paper runs through most printers making it a perfect choice for creating custom invites. You can order wood paper in bulk and print yourself, or send to a custom printer. We offer wood envelopes in 5 sizes; 4Bar, A2, A7, A6 and 5 x 5, — sizes for any need.

Check back in the coming weeks for more wedding inspiration using ETC Papers Wood Paper and Envelopes.

 

 

Winter Cards using wood paper

Happy Winter! Brrr… In honor of winter, here are few cards showcasing Wood. We are lucky enough to be enjoying warmer weather as we are exhibiting at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show 2016 (#CHA2016) show January 9th-12th, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, California.  Stop by our BOOTH #2342 if you happen to be near the 2016 Craft and Hobby Show. You can see our Wood paper, these winter cards and more craft inspiration in person!

Supplies for You are Amazing Card: Cherry Wood paper, red card stock, canvas embellishment, apoxy embellishment, Take a Bough dies, manual die cut machine, scissors and adhesive.

Instructions for You are Amazing Card:

  1. Cut red card stock to 8.5″ x 11″.
  2. Score and fold red card stock in half at 4.25″ x 5.5″ for card base.
  3. Cut a sheet of Cherry Wood paper to 4″ x 5.25″.
  4. Mount Cherry Wood paper to red card front.
  5. Adhere canvas embellishment to card front. See example for placement.
  6. Die cut 6 branch pieces using Take a Bough dies in Cherry Wood paper.
  7. Arrange the 6 branch pieces of Cherry Wood into a snowflake pattern.
  8. Adhere apoxy embellishment into center of Cherry Wood snowflake.
  9. Adhere assembled Cherry Wood snowflake embellishment to card front. See example for placement.

Faux Watercolor on Real Wood

Check out these gorgeous wood prints! Think of all the amazing things you could do with Real Wood!

 

This project looks like we spent a serious amount of time and effort to watercolor a bouquet of flowers onto Birch wood. This design has simply been printed with a regular ink jet printer onto a sheet of Birch Wood paper. We loved the result so much we decided to create a set of gift note cards. These printed wood note cards paired with Wood envelopes will make great gifts.

Supplies for printed wood note cards: 8.5″ x 11″  Birch Wood paper, 4bar Birch Wood envelopes, Inkjet printer, Bouquet art file, Big Shot and label die shape.

Instructions for printed wood note cards:

1. Download Bouquet art file.

2. Size art file down to 4″x 5″ and add a typeset ‘Thank You’ in a design program. Arrange four of your designs onto an 8.5″ x 11″ canvas size. Print onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch wood.

3. Using a label die and the Big Shot, cut out four cards. Note these are flat cards with no fold.

4. Pair with four 4bar Birch Wood Envelopes to create a 4 note card gift set.