Welcome Spring! – Free Printable

Welcome Spring! We made it, winter is over and spring is here. We couldn’t be more ready. It’s still a bit chilly outdoors but we have big plans this spring; spring cleaning and decorating! Once we finish up indoors we are ready to head outdoors and plant some bulbs, clean up the yard and perhaps break out the bike. Do you have any big plans this Spring?

In honor of Spring we are sharing this cheery ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable to help brighten up your home and ring in Spring. This ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable art looks great printed on any paper, including our Real Birch Wood paper and printable Glitter paper.

ENJOY! We wish you a fabulous first day of Spring.

Real Wood Paper

Real wood papers with permanent adhesive backing in Birch, Cherry, Rustic Birch and Rustic Cherry finishes. Great for inkjet printing (using bypass), and paper crafting. Can be die cut, embossed/debossed, folded, stamped, painted, foil stamped, laser cut, scored, written on and more!

Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper

$11.99

Printable inkjet glitter paper available in Gold, Silver and Champagne glitter finish. 12 sheets per pack, 8.5 x 11. Smooth surface, no mess glitter. Use in an inkjet printer only. Make your prints sparkle and shine!

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.

May your New Year Sparkle!

Happy New Year! This time of year is full of family, friends, gatherings and hostess gifts! We created this Happy New Year Champagne hang tag using our inkjet printable Champagne Glitter Paper and this HNY Cheers Tag. This is an easy hostess gift that is sure to make an impression.

This Happy New Year Printable is our Holiday Gift and a Thanks to You for giving us the wonderful opportunity to share with you our Uncommonly Good Stuff! Simply download, print and cut out this HNY Cheers Tag. You are our inspiration! Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and prosperity throughout 2017. Happy New Year!

Gaga over Glitter Paper

Remember when we showed you a few samples we created with Printable Glitter paper? In case you missed it, you can see that post here.  Well … we received such rave reviews that we have decided to add this amazing product to our line up of specialty papers; in white, silver and champagne. How exciting is this? Glitter without the mess, so cool! Click here to purchase it on our website.

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Ready for some cute project inspiration? We had a birthday to attend and needed a quick card. We designed a simple phrase and printed the design onto 1 sheet of white glitter paper. Once printed, we cut out and mounted onto a card base.

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The card turned out super cute. It was so quick and easy to make that we had time to create a matching gift tag. Viola! Done. Gift wrapped.

Next we created a little word art for our craft room. Something fun to showcase on an inspiration board or frame it for more permanent art. If you are a maker, these are words to live by!

Did you know you can stamp and color on this Glitter paper?  The results are amazing.  We stamped this ice cream cone with Momento ink and then colored with dye-based markers.  Loving the results.

This may look familiar. We showed you this stamped camera image when we posted about Chameleon markers. This stamped camera was colored with Chameleon markers, which are alcohol based. Both dye and alcohol based markers work great on this paper.

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When in doubt, just add glitter!

Printable Glitter Paper is Amazing!

Printable Glitter Paper! We are always looking for fun and creative new products to add to our line of specialty papers. We have come across the most amazing new paper … a printable Glitter Paper!  This paper is beautiful on its own, prints perfectly and can be stamped and colored on. We love it so much, you may just see it in our future line up of products.

As we played with this paper we were amazed at the results. Not only does it easily print, it is totally mess free! Glitter without the mess?! You are amazing!

Like the artwork printed on this paper? We purchased these Magnolia Flower designs from Creative Market.

 

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.

Halloween Wreath

Halloween seems to be the kick off to holiday decorating (at least at my house) and something handmade makes it all the more fun! Today’s craft wreath features our Cherry Wood Tape, Cherry Sticky Wood Sheets, and Stardream Card Stock.

Supplies: Cherry Sticky Wood (2 sheets), Cherry Wood Tape (2 rolls), Cherry Wood (1 sheet), Stardream Metallic Card Stock (Onyx) (1 sheet), 10 inch Foam Wreath, Black Nylon Netting Fabric (appx. 1 yard), 50 – 1 inch straight pins, Text Weight Old Book Paper, Black Staining Ink Pad, Black Ribbon (optional), Mini Bat Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Halloween Text Stamp, Adhesives, Scissors.

Halloween Wreath Instructions:

1. Begin by wrapping 10-inch foam wreath with Cherry Wood Tape. (Note, a flat-edged 2-inch wreath was used here).

2. Next, cut 24, 2×4-inch Cherry Sticky Wood strips. Cut 8, 2×4-inch strips from an old book. And cut 8, 2×4-inch Onyx-color Stardream Card Stock strips.

3. Using a black ink pad, stain each of the 4-inch long edges of the 24 Cherry Sticky Wood strips.

4. On one short edge of the each of the Cherry Sticky Wood strips, peel appx. 1/4-inch of the backing back and fold over.

5. Pinch both short ends together and adhere using the exposed sticky backing.

6. Adhere short ends of Old Book paper pieces and Stardream card stock as well with mini glue dots or other adhesive.

7. Once all 40 strips have been made into loops, place a 1-inch metal straight pin in the center of each pressed edge, approximately 1/4-inch in from the edge.

8. Push pins into foam wreath, aligning the 2-inch edge of loops to flat side of wreath. Repeat this around the wreath until approximately 3/4 of the wreath has been covered by loops. (Note, the pattern followed on this wreath was to place 3 Cherry Sticky loops, then 1 Stardream loop and next 1 Old Book paper loop).

9. Once 3/4 of the wreath has been covered, take Black Nylon Netting Fabric, cutting it into two 6×36-inch pieces (approximately).

10. Wrap one end of each of the two netting pieces around the wreath and fasten with a knot. Secure knot to wreath with a couple of straight pins. (Note, place each end of the netting approximately 6-inches apart.)

11. For a clean presentation be sure to fasten knots to the front of the wreath, with a netting wrapped neatly around the back.

12. Bring the two pieces of netting together at the top and fasten with a knot, leaving approximately 5-inches on the end to create a bow look.

13. Finish covering the front of the wreath with the paper loops, covering over the top of the netting knots. Once the loops have all been fastened to the front of the wreath you can leave it this way (above: left image) or you can fan out the loops by sliding each around the straight pin in an alternating direction (above: right image).

14. Polish off your project by adhering a few mini bats punches from Stardream card stock. Adhere with mini glue dots. Add one final touch with a Halloween text stamped tag. Create by using a scrap of Cherry  Wood, stamp image with black ink. Trim out with scissors and stain round edges. Add tag to the wreath with Mini glue dots. You can also embellish the tag with a bit of black ribbon folded over and adhered to back of tag (optional).

CHA Show

ETC Papers was at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) show last week, if you weren’t able to make it to our booth, we wanted to be sure and share some of the items we showcased, especially, with the introduction of our new White Birch and Cherry Tape. Here are a few samples to illustrate some of the many uses for this new product! As well as other ideas using our wood sheets.