Hi everyone!! And Happy Birthday WIP Blog!!Don't forget to leave a comment in Trish's post right below this one so that you can be included in the drawing! She picks a winner at midnight tonight and the winner receives a September kit!! YAY!
Ok, green scrapbooking. Yeah, I know. How can we be green when we scrapbook and constantly hoard...er, um...buy new supplies all the time? Well, it's actually easier than you thought!
A few companies are actually starting to produce green scrapbooking supplies. Piggy Tales is one of them, and I hear more are on their way to providing greener options in their lines. But you can do it yourself everyday just by being creative!
How, you ask?
I'll talk more about green scrapbooking in the next couple of months, but the easiest option by far is to send a handmade card instead of buying one. Last New Year's Eve, I pledged to make every card that I send from now on, and so far so good (and yes, I'm doing Christmas cards too).
I made this one over the weekend using some white cardstock and a pop up tag from the WIP August project kit (which would also be great for hidden journaling on a layout, by the way). Here's a couple more that I've made using the WIP August Kits:
And a few that I've made this year with scraps from my stash:
They don't take long to make, and they don't have to be that detailed either. The object is to make what you can buy. Use those supplies, especially those scraps, that you already have.
You can even take it a step further by recycling an envelope that you have at home. Junk mail is filled with return envelopes that can be altered with a little mailing label to hide the return address...or put those unrecyclable return envelopes with the thin plastic sheet over the return address window to good use (a tip I learned recently from a friend of mine...hi Amy SKP!)
Trust me...your friends and family will appreciate a handmade card so much more than a purchased one. I know I do!
Happy Card Making!
ETA: I see in the comments section that Paper Trunk also scraps green. If you guys know of any more, please share them!