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.

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!

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!

Wood Paper Embellishments

Have you been enjoying the product share with Tonic Studios? We sure have. Today we have two cards to share using handmade Wood paper embellishments.

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Wood embellishments are always popular on crafty projects. Make your own, just like we did, using Wood paper, Tonic Studio Dies and Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Supplies to create card: Wood Paper, Tonic Studios Dies, Nuvo Glitter Drops, watercolor paper, watercolor ink, colored card stock and adhesive.

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Instructions:

1. Die cut Cherry or Birch Wood adhesive-backed paper using Tonic Studio Dies.

2. Add a little Nuvo Glitter Drops to embellish your Wood paper die cut. Set aside until dry.

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3. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4″ x 5.25″.

4. Add a wash of watercolor paint to the watercolor paper. We complimented our watercolor wash to the color of Nuvo Glitter Drops we used. Let dry.

5. Cut card base to 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold in half.

6. Center and adhere watercolor paper to card base.

7. Remove adhesive liner from the die cut Wood paper embellishments. Adhere Wood paper embellishments directly to watercolor paper, letting the watercolor wash show through. Or, leave the adhesive liner on and pop the Wood paper embellishment up with foam adhesive.

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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.

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.

 

Easter Wishes on Wood paper

Happy Easter!

We created these simple, vintage style greeting cards using Birch Wood paper and pastel card stock. This is a super easy DIY that looks professional. We designed the card front easily with vintage clip art found online and then added an Easter message. You can print your own custom design on Wood paper using most home inkjet printers.

We created a few different color versions of this card on pastel card stock. We even added a touch of color to one of the bunny images using a red Chameleon pen in the lightest shade—coloring directly onto the wood paper.

Supplies for Easter Wishes Bunny cards: 8.5″ x 11″ Birch Wood adhesive backed paper, 8.5″ x 11″ Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper, A2 Birch Wood Envelopes, A2 Cherry Wood Envelopes, 4 sheets of pastel card stock (pink, blue, yellow, purple) and Chameleon primary tone pens (optional). Supplies will create 8 cards.

Instructions for Easter Wishes Bunny Cards:

1. Find your desired black and white clip art image. Download image and open in your favorite design program. Add a custom greeting.

2. Set up 4 images of your card front onto an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.

3. Print design onto a sheet of adhesive backed Cherry and Birch Wood paper.

4. Cut the printed 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in half, and in half again, to create four card fronts that are 4.25″ x 5.5″. Center and trim each image again to 4″ x 5.25″.

5. Cut pastel card bases to 5.5″ x 8.5″. Score and fold in half.

6. Remove adhesive liner from the printed wood paper. Center the wood paper and adhere to the front of the pastel card stock.

7. Optional: color in a bunny image with a red Chameleon pen following the pen instructions to achieve the lightest shade.

8. Pair each card with a matching Birch or Cherry wood envelope.

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.