Sweet Tags & Card using our Cupcake Topper Kit

Do you purchase kits and then end up using them for projects other than the intended use of the kit? Or, do you have kits you’ve purchased and never created the project? We can answer YES to both of those questions. Our challenge to you today is MAKE! Get those kits out and create something, anything!

We decided to create a couple alternate projects using the supplies in our Cupcake Topper kit. You can purchase our beautiful Cupcake topper kit here.


We used the Cherry Wood Sweet embellishment from the Cupcake Topper kit to create this handmade card. We also embellished this card with our Cherry Wood Tape.


We also used the Sweet and Yum embellishments from the kit to dress up our Cherry and Birch Wood tags.

Wood Tags – Cherry (10/pk)


Real wood tags measuring 3.5×2. Put your own flair on it by stamping, painting, embossing, etc. Great for gifts or giveaways

Wood Tags – Birch (10/pk)


Real wood tags measuring 3.5×2. Put your own flair on it by stamping, painting, embossing, etc. Great for gifts or giveaways

Cupcake Topper Kit


Spruce up your cupcakes with our fun cupcake toppers in real wood! 6 ‘Sweet’ and 6 ‘Yum’ Cherry wood toppers. Kit includes toppers, food safe tooth picks & instruction sheet.


LUCKY DAY! – Free tag download

It’s your lucky day! You may not have found the end of the rainbow but we have a little bit of gold for you. We’ve been dropping these little good luck tags all around town and want to share them with you too. Today’s project uses our metallic gold foil sheets and glue pen.


White paper, Lucky Day Tag download, gold foil, glue pen, 1/8″ hole punch, scissors, foam adhesive, pattern paper, chocolate coins, green ribbon and mini lunch sack (optional).

Add the tag to a small package or give as a small token. Chocolate and luck, what’s not to love?!

Glue pen works just like a pen!

Print tag and draw glue onto shamrock.

Gold foil adds the right amount of shimmer.

Press foil onto dried adhesive to reveal gold shamrock.

Lucky Day

As we continue on our mission to bring you new and innovative products we want to take a minute to express our love. Thanks for the awesome support and goodwill. We hope you enjoy this free download and hope it helps you spread a little luck around.

Leave a message – Say it in Chalk!

We are excited to introduce a couple items to help you in your crafting and gift-giving. We have recently added these darling wooden chalkboard tags and this Mini 3″ Blackboard to our online store. Check them out.

Writing on Chalkboard is such a fun and personal way to leave a message. Write gift recipients names, or a small personal message on these Chalkboard gift tags. Dress up a hostess gift with a tag. We love how this little Mini Blackboard added just that little bit of personal touch to these tulips.

This 3″ x 4″ Blackboard is perfect for the kitchen or craft room for making notes, shopping lists or leaving messages for your loved ones.

Set of four Chalkboard Tags that measure 2″ x 4″. Hanger included. Such a cute way to address your gift tags and, bonus, the gift recipient can erase their name, and reuse them!

Imagine the Possibilities – Ranger, Tim Holtz & Et Cetera Papers

Et Cetera Papers is all about versatility, inspiration and bringing you unusually good products. Folks constantly tell us how they’re having a blast creating their own special masterpieces using our real wood paper. It’s our desire and pleasure to bring inspiration and help contribute to the creative process by providing great products to d.i.y.er’s, crafters and artisan’s.

Today, we’re super excited to share a special post combining our woodgrain papers with Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz products. Imagine the possibilities! Check out the creation Tim Holtz made on the Ranger ink site.

It makes perfectly good sense pairing our wood paper with Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz products. Our wood paper is a wonderful canvas working as a great foundation for just about any project you could possibly think about creating. Our wood grain paper is made using thin slices of real wood, making it a perfect choice when applying layers upon layers of special types of techniques.

Our tag is totally inspired by Tim’s style. We’ve had the opportunity to now test and showcase how those various distress inks, sprays and mediums play in tandem with our wood paper. We love the results and can’t wait to create even more!


Supplies used:


  • We used Tim Holtz Distress ink to really enhance the wood grain in the paper and add just a little more visual depth and color. We love the colors included in the Tim Holtz Distress Minis Kit 1. These color tones pair well with the Cherry wood paper


Look at how the Distress Mica Spray reflects the light off of the wood paper. LOVE IT!


We’d like to have you join our ever-growing family. Sign-up for our ETC Paper’s blog and receive a weekly dose of inspiration and a coupon sent directly to your in-box. Good towards trying out any of our real woodgrain products.

Don’t forget to check out all the various online resources for Ranger Ink!

Ranger Ink website
Ranger Ink Blog

Happy Creating!