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.

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!

 

August Sunshine!

August is a wonderfully warm month full of sunshine, long summer days and the occasional free hour to craft. This week we are sharing two sunshine ideas, perfect for you August DIY home decorators and papercrafters.

Custom home decor really makes a space yours. We found this cute printable from on Eighteen25 and thought it would look amazing printed on Birch Wood Paper. We were right and it is certainly going to brighten up our home.  All you need is an inkjet printer, this free file, and one sheet of Birch Wood Paper. Print, frame and enjoy!

Need a card idea to send in August? This darling pinwheel sunshine card is just the ticket. The warmth of the various wood tones adds to the sunshine message. Supplies below. Happy Summer.

ARC Aug-8 Sunshine

Supplies: Cherry Wood Paper, Birch Wood Paper, Birch Wood Address Labels, pattern paper, button, sunshine word cut file, e-cutter and adhesive.

Nothing Fishy here … Lawn Fawn + ETC Papers

We got a little FISHY on this card using Lawn Fawn Dad + Me stamp set and Dad + Me Lawn Cuts.

This Dad + Me stamp set is the CUTEST and not just for Dad cards or Father’s day cards. Check out this fishy card we created. We absolutely LOVE how the darling fish look stamped on our Birch wood paper, just like little gold fish. We stamped a few more fish on white card stock and popped them on the card with a little foam tape for added dimension. O-FISH-ALLY cute!

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Supplies for Fishy card: Birch Wood Paper, Dad + Me stamp set, Dad + Me Lawn Cuts, Let’s Polka in the Dark Petite Paper Pack, white card stock, black ink, Copic Markers, baker’s twine, foam adhesive and adhesive.
Thanks again for stopping by. Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more great ideas using their products with our Wood paper!

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Coloring on Wood Paper with Chameleon Pens

This week has flown by. We are back and so excited to share more Chameleon Pen and Wood paper projects. We were floored by the amazing projects and talent that was shared last week. We have quickly become Chameleon addicts.

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We have two pieces of home decor to share. First is this Starfish print on Birch Wood paper. This is a larger scale coloring project and is super simple to create with only RD4 and YL2 Chameleon Pens, one sheet of Birch Wood paper, starfish art file (from Vintage Fangirl) and an inkjet printer.

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1. Print this starfish file onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Wood paper.

2. Color away using RD4 and YL2 Chameleon Pens.

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That’s it! So simple and so stunning. The red and yellow tones in these pens blend perfectly for a nice orange color.

Chameleon pens are alcohol based so they blend nicely and work with alcohol blending solutions. This next project is a little playful and fun. Follow these simple steps below:

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1. Download this free coloring page from Amy Tangerine (So Many Reasons).

2. Print the So Many Reasons file onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Wood paper.

3. Color each letter a different color using the Primary Color tones Chameleon Pens.

ARC Chameleon 1 Birch

4. Randomly add droplets of Ranger / Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol blending solution and watch the magic happen.

ARC Chameleon 2 Birch

We think this technique is super fun and gives us SO MANY REASONS TO BE HAPPY!

Chameleon has ton of resources and how to tips on their Vimeo and YouTube channels. Check out the Chameleon website for more information on this amazing coloring system. Get daily coloring inspiration on Chameleon’s various social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest,Tumbler … give them a follow.

Now, hop on over to the Chameleon blog to see what our friends have created for you today. And, just in case you missed it … check out our post from last week for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Double your Patriotic decor with this 2-sided banner

July 4th is just around the corner. We LOVE decorating for this holiday but our physical space for seasonal decor is limited this year. We wanted to show our red, white & blue pride and needed a small and simple solution. We made this mini double-sided patriotic banner using Birch wood paper and a few simple supplies. The entire banner assembled is 12″ x 5″, perfect for any small space. We decorated the flip side for variety. Happy 4th!

ARC June 27 USA Banner 1

With just a few simple supplies you can create darling decor for any holiday! Create your banner base first and then we suggest you gather supplies in a color scheme and simply play and have fun creating.

Supplies for double-sided USA Banner: 6″ x 12″ Birch Wood paper, red and blue patterned paper, white card stock, red adhesive letters/numbers, star punch, baker’s twine, mini office clips (red, white & blue), NUVO Scarlet Red Pure Sheen Glitter, NUVO Medium Tipped Glue Pen, foam adhesive and scissors.

To create your banner base:

1. Adhere the 6″ x 12″ Birch wood paper to red and blue patterned papers.

2. Cut each banner shape to 2″ x 5″. Flag one end in a banner shape.

3. Repeat as needed for as many banner pieces as you need.

Have fun decorating!

ARC June 27 USA Banner 2

ARC June 27 USA Banner 3

Tip: We wanted to added just a little texture and shimmer to our banner. We hand drew in the stripe shape with a NUVO Medium Tipped Glue Pen and sprinkled with a little NUVO Scarlet Red Pure Sheen Glitter. The glue pen draws easily and this amazing glitter stuck instantly to the Birch wood paper. So simple.

ARC June 27 1776 Banner 1

ARC June 27 1776 Banner 3

Organize using Wood Labels!

The start of a new year always makes me feel like organizing, labeling and basically cleaning things up. As a crafter, my messiest room is always my creative studio. My craft room is a working room and while the room is fairly organized it is not clearly labeled. I wanted to design and print my own labels but desired to use something different than a white Avery® label or a Brother® label maker. Enter Birch Wood mailing labels! These mailing labels work with a traditional Avery template and run through a standard printer so I could easily type out and print my labels. Now that I have the labeling bug I’m off to label my pantry (another messy space)!

Wood labels can be used for so much more than labeling and mailing. Check out these party gift bags we created simply by sealing a cute paper bag with a mailing label and adhering a button to dress it up! Cute and functional.

Supplies for Party Favor bags: Birch Wood mailing labels, printed paper bags, buttons and adhesive.

Instructions for Party Favor bags:

  1. Gather supplies. Determine how many Party Favor bags you need.
  2. Fill bags with party favors or treats.
  3. Fold bag over and close and seal with Birch Wood mailing label.
  4. Adhere pink button to Birch Wood mailing label.

Have a great week and check back next Monday for more creative inspiration.

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.

Goals for the New Year

Hooray for 2016! We are excited to start fresh and create new goals and resolutions for the coming year. We created this book mark tag with ChalkTalk® paper and  Birch Wood tape. We used ChalkTalk® paper on the back side of our tag. Using ChalkTalk® makes it easy to write and rewrite our goals until they are solid.

Happy New Year!

Supplies for New Year Goals Bookmark Tag: ChalkTalk® Paper, Birch Wood Tape, blue Patterned paper, tinsel trim, white felt snowflake, silver glitter paper, white card stock, Happy New Year stamp, blue stamp ink, scissors, hole punch and adhesive.

Instructions for New Year Goals Bookmark Tag:

1. Remove adhesive liner from back of ChalkTalk® paper and mount onto a sheet of patterned paper.

2. Cut out tag shape using scissors, die cut or punches. Our tag is 5″ x 2″.

3. Cut a piece of Birch wood tape to 6″.  Flag each end with scissors. Adhere tape to the center of the tag wrapping about an inch of the tape over the top of the tag onto the other side.

4. Punch hole in top of tag. Thread tinsel trim or ribbon through hole.

4. Decorate your tag front. We used a white felt snowflake, glitter paper and a Happy New Year phrase.

Wood paper snowflake garland

It’s time to trim our trees! We created a simple wood snowflake garland to help decorate our tree. We love how Birch Wood paper pairs perfectly with a real fir tree. So natural.

Supplies for Wood Snowflake Garland: Birch Wood paper, Snowflake die, Big Shot, silver cord and hot glue gun.

Instructions to create a Wood Snowflake Garland:

1. Determine desired length of garland. Our garland is 10 feet long. Cut a piece of silver cording to your garland length (10 feet).

2. Using a snowflake die and a Big Shot cut out the desired number of Birch Wood paper snowflakes. Our snowflakes are approximately 3″ x 3″ and we cut out 9 snowflakes.

3. Glue the silver cording to the backside of each die cut snowflake using hot glue.  Tip: Fold silver cording in half to easily determine a middle point. Glue your first snowflake at the middle point. Evenly space and glue additional snowflakes to the left and right of the center snowflake.

4. Hang on tree or display.

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