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!

Card Love with Wood paper

Love is all around! It’s hard to believe Valentine’s day is less than a month away. We created a bunch of LOVE themed projects using this free LOVE cut file and hope these cards inspire you to add a little wood paper to your next project. Pair any of these cards with our new wood envelopes and you’ll be ready to send some love!

Supplies for Love & Roses note card: Cherry Wood paper, Birch Wood paper, Birch ARC Labels, LOVE cut file, Silhouette Cameo, white paper clip, mini rose flowers, rose embellishment and adhesive.

Instructions for Love & Roses note card:

  1. Cut a piece of red card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  2. Cut Cherry Wood paper to 3″ x 5.25″. Mount to red card stock with foam adhesive. See photo for placement.
  3. Cut using a Silhouette Cameo and the LOVE cut file, cut LOVE into a sheet of Birch Wood paper.
  4. Add LOVE Birch wood piece to card front using foam adhesive.
  5. Add Birch ARC Labels flag to Cherry Wood card front.
  6. Arrange mini rose flowers on card front. Arrange and glue down.
  7. Add a tiny bit of Cherry Wood to white paper clip creating a flag off the top. See example.
  8. Glue paper clip and rose embellishment to stem of roses.

Happiest of Holidays!

We want to wish you the Happiest of Holidays! It’s been a glorious year and we have much to be happy about. Check out our fun Holiday card using Cherry Wood. We handmade all of our cards this year and each card includes a Cherry Wood tree ornament. Cards that have multiple uses are so fun. You can remove the ornament from this card and use it immediately, or dress it up with some festive embellishments and hang on your tree. We even made a few ornaments 3D by combining two trees on their axis.

Merry Christmas from your friends at ETC Papers!

Supplies for Wood Tree ornament: Cherry Wood paper,  Birch Wood paper, tree shape, electronic cutter, hole punch and baker’s twine.

1. Back a sheet of Cherry Wood paper with a sheet of Birch Wood paper. We wanted our ornament to have a different wood finish on each side.

2. Cut the tree shape into the sheet of Wood using an electronic cutter. Because the wood is doubled up you may need to test various cut settings. We used the deepest cut (9) on the slowest speed (1), using a Silhouette Cameo.

3. Punch a hole at the top of the tree.

4. Thread baker’s twine or string through the hole at the top of the tree.

5. Hang tree ornament as is or embellish further. See examples.

We love this 3D version of the tree ornament and are now inspired to create a mini forest to add to our holiday decor.

Burlap Love Wreath

We love decorating with real wood, and making wonderful wreaths featuring real wood. Today we’d love to share this Burlap LOVE Wreath featuring Rustic Cherry Wood sheets,  Birch Wood and Cherry Wood Labels.

Supplies for the ‘Burlap Love Wreath’: Rustic Cherry 6″x12″ adhesive sheets, Cherry Wood Paper, Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Paper, Birch Wood Labels, Cherry Wood Labels, Floral frame wreath, 4-5″ Burlap Ribbon (30″), Floral wire, Burlap string, Printed burlap ribbon, Red card stock, Chipboard (12×12), 1″white glitter chipboard letters, Craft paper straws (2), Scissors, 1/8” hole punch, Big Shot die-cutting machine, 3” and 2-3/4” banner shape dies, Hot glue and Adhesive.

Instructions for ‘Burlap Love Wreath’:

To create wreath base:

  1. Twist floral wire around end of burlap ribbon and attach to back of wire wreath frame.
  2. Wrap and weave burlap through wire frame creating a gathered and puckered look. Tack/tie down from back side with floral wire to achieve desired look. Set aside.

To create LOVE banner:

  1. Die-cut four red cardstock banner pieces using the 3″ banner shape die and the big shot die-cutting machine. Set aside.
  2. Remove adhesive liner and adhere a piece of  Rustic Cherry paper to a piece of chipboard.
  3. Die-cut four Rustic Cherry pieces using the 2-3/4″ banner shape die and the big shot die-cutting machine. Adhere each piece to each red card stock banner piece.
  4. Use four hearts from  Cherry Wood Labels and adhere to each of the  Rustic Cherry banners.
  5. Adhere 1″ white glitter letters (L,O,V,E) onto the  Cherry Wood paper hearts.
  6. Punch a hole in the left and right top corners of each assembled banner piece using a 1/8″ hole punch.
  7. Tie each assembled banner piece together using burlap string to spell out the word LOVE. Leave a 4″ burlap string tail on each end. Set assembled banner aside.

To create paper straw arrow:

  1. Align two craft paper straws together creating one long straw. Take 2 inches of Cherry wood Tape and wrap around seam where two straws meet to adhere straws together and hide the seam.
  2. Take 2″ of Cherry Wood Tape and wrap around straw 2 inches above the center seam wrap. Take 2″ of Cherry Wood Tape and wrap around straw 2″ below the center seam wrap.
  3. Cut two pieces of 2″  Cherry wood tape. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back, sandwiching the end of the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from  Cherry Wood Tape.
  4. Cut one piece of 2″ Cherry wood tape and cut in half lengthwise. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back above the tail quill piece, sandwiching the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from Cherry Wood Tape.
  5. Use two hearts from White Birch Wood Labels. Adhere to straw tip with hot glue sandwiching straw tip in between each heart piece.

Assemble Wreath:

  1. Tie each end of LOVE banner to the tip and end of the paper straw arrow.
  2. Arrange arrow and LOVE banner onto burlap wreath at a slight angle.
  3. Using floral wire attach arrow to burlap wreath.
  4. Tack down LOVE banner with hot glue where needed.
  5. Tie two 6″ pieces of stripped burlap ribbon to back of floral wire wreath frame. Tie end together. Hang.

Sharing more love! We loved the arrow on our wreath so much we thought it would make an excellent little valentine. You can make this extra simple valentine project using Cherry wood sheets, Birch Wood Design Labels and paper straws.

Supplies for the arrows: Cherry Wood Sheets, White Birch  Design Labels, White card stock, Craft paper straws, Heart punch, Scissors, Printer, and Hot glue.

Instructions for the arrows:

  1. Cut two pieces of 2″ Cherry wood tape. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back, sandwiching the end of the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from Cherry Wood Tape.
  2. Cut one piece of 2″ Cherry wood tape and cut in half lengthwise. Remove liner and adhere back-to-back above the tail quill piece, sandwiching the straw in between each piece of tape. Press together. Hand cut feather quills from Cherry Wood Tape.
  3. Use two hearts from White Birch Wood Labels. Adhere to straw tip with hot glue sandwiching straw tip in between each heart piece.
  4. Add a Valentine saying. Typeset the phrase “wood you be mine?” and print onto white card stock. Hand cut into a flag shape and wrap around straw.

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.

The Perfect Invite

Ordering wedding invitations can almost be as challenging as finding the perfect wedding dress! A great option is to create a design as unique as you are. With a touch of elegance and the flexibility of customization, your options are endless with our White Birch Wood sheets.

Instructions:

  1. Using a design program, or online store, layout your invitation text and imagery.
  2. Load White Birch Wood Sheets into printer.
  3. Print
  4. Cut

Supply Items:

White Birch Wood Sheets

Custom design and text layout by Rouge Rhombus Design