I’m here today to join in with the Clear and Simple Stamps celebration of Earth Day!
As a papecrafter – I certainly use my fair share of paper products…it’s kind of necessary.
Outside of paper crafting, I have many ways of being an eco-friendly citizen:
Naps: I love to take naps! As a matter of fact – my motto is “A Day Without a Nap is Crap!” – taking naps means that I turn off the lights…and turning off the lights means less electricity usage!
Driving: I hate driving. I’m waiting for the day when I come into lots and lots of money. I plan to purchase the cheapest car I can find and use the rest of the money for a lifetime of chauffeur services. Until then, I’m a big fan of public transportation. I take the train to work each day and haven’t purchased gas for my car in over a month. How’s that for going green!
Chores: I also hate chores. Especially doing laundry and the dishes. By avoiding these chores, I save tons of water. Just doing my part.
As for papercrafting, I think there are lots of way to be creative and “eco-chic” at the same time!
With these tips in mind, I crafted two cards using paper scraps – which I always save, for projects just like this!
First up is a card featuring the cover of the Bloomingdale’s 2010 Holiday catalog. I saved it, knowing that I would recycle many of it’s pages into cards.
When using the glossy pages of magazines, add vellum to cover the paper. This will mute the glossiness, which might otherwise detract from the project.
For my second project, I challenged myself to create a paper mosaic using scraps from my scrap paper pile. I’ve wanted to do this for a while – so I can finally cross it off my list!
Here are individual photos of the final projects:
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Have a Happy Earth Day filled with many electricity-saving naps!