A Fantastic TREAT! – Easy hostess gift idea

A little glitter can go a long way. You can dress up any ordinary object and make it sparkle.

Do you need a quick hostess or gift idea? Check out this cute jar of kisses. We took a basic mini jar added a little dazzle. The silver jar lid was in need of a little sparkle. All you need is silver glitter card stock, a small jar and candy.


We used a circle punch to cut out a circle shape that matched the diameter of the jar lid. We added a little more pizazz with a hand stamped tag and a few tassels. The tag also features a small peek of silver glitter card stock.


Thankful for Tasty Treats

Are you ready for this week of good food, leftovers and tasty treats?! We sure are. We are starting this Thanksgiving week off right with these darling little wrapped treats. We took simple candy bars, wrapped them in Real Cherry Wood paper and dressed them up with a few additional embellishments. Cute and tasty, the perfect way to show THANKS. Now onto the big feast.

Trick or Treat! Chalk Bags

The treats are in the bag, literally! We are thrilled to introduce Chalk treat bags, the newest addition to our ETC Papers line. These Chalk bags have a chalkboard finish on the outside with a food safe, polylined finish on the inside. Bags have a tin tie, making closure easy and perfect for treats! The large Chalk bag measures 4.75″ x 2.5″ x 9.5″ and has a window. The small Chalk bag measures 3.375″ x 2.5″ x 7.75″.  These bags are customizable. Write personalized messages or doodle a cool design directly onto the outside of the bag with chalk.


Need a fun way to dress up those Halloween Treats? Fill up the large Chalk Bag with candy corn or any festive treat. The large bag has a window making it easy to see what’s inside without opening the bag. Personalize the bag and you are set for gifting.

Tonic Studios

We used a few fabulous products from our friends at Tonic Studios to help dress up our bag. We created a little Halloween banner to attach to the top of our Chalk Bag using Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Dots and the Garland Fayre Decorative Bunting die.

Cherry Wood Paper

We used Cherry Wood paper to create this Halloween bunting. Cherry Wood paper comes in sheets, envelopes, rolls, tape, tags, labels and more!

Garland Fayre

Die cut various sheets of Halloween pattern paper and Cherry Wood paper using the Garland Fayre Decorative bunting die to create a layered banner.

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Use Nuvo Crystal Drops to create custom epoxy embellishments. We added little dots of Ebony Black to the tops of the bunting.

Halloween Bunting

Mini banners are a great way to dress up all sorts of projects. Use as a cake topper, hang over the corner of a picture frame, or attach the bunting to a Chalk Treat bag.

Introducing Real Wood Paper Tags!

Introducing Real Wood Paper Tags!

Tags can add a finishing touch to any craft project, wedding decoration or special gift. Put your own flair on it by stamping, painting, embossing, etc. Our tags are 100% real wood that have a natural uncoated finish with adhesive backing. Since these tags are paper, they are perfect for paper craft projects, such as card making or scrapbooking. You can add the look of wood without adding the weight or physical dimension.

Real Wood Paper Tags

Our Real wood tags come in a pack of 10 in Birch wood or Cherry wood finish. Tags measure 3.5×2.

Tag your Treat

Make that treat or gift a little more memorable with a personal touch by adding a handmade tag. We added some autumn color to our tags with stamping, a few embellishments and ribbon. Tie to a caramel apple, and you are ready for gifting. This is a treat most would love to receive.  We’d love to see how you use our tags!

Design Labels on Real Wood Paper

Today we are back to show you more inspiration using our Real Wood Design Labels. The label sheet features 26 unique designs. These shapes are great for card making, packaging, scrapbooking and general crafting.

Today’s project features adhesive backed Cherry and Birch Real Wood Design labels. These labels are a great way to seal a gift or package.

Supplies for ‘Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’: Birch Wood Design Labels, Cherry Wood paper, light blue card stock, 5″x5″ craft boxes, ‘Bon Appétit’ stamp, brown ink, label punch and adhesive.
Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’ instructions:

1. Gather up craft treat boxes and fill with treats.

2. Peal off a Birch Wood Design label from the label sheet and seal and wrap box opening. Any Design Label shape will work.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 2.5″ by .5″ inch. Flag each end with scissors and adhere to top of box covering the Birch Wood Design label.

4. Stamp ‘Bon Appétit’ in brown ink onto a piece of Real Cherry wood paper. Punch out using a label punch and adhere to the top of the 2.5″ by 0.5″ piece of light blue card stock.

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.