By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
April 22nd is Earth Day. How are you celebrating this year? One part of helping the earth and celebrating Earth Day is by recycling. I’ve done several projects this year for that day so I began thinking about what we’ve done to help the earth. I decided to do this scrapbook layout to show some of the activities that my family has done to help celebrate. It, also, got me to thinking about the things I use for those projects. Are they eco friendly?
One thing I did was to find paper that can be used on my project that is recycled. Of course, my first choice was my favorite kraft paper. That way I can help keep it out of the landfills and create some fabulous projects with it. Did you know that if you type in the word “recycled” in the search box at CreateForLess it gives you a large amount of items in all craft types to choose from? Try it! It’s fun to see what you can find to use. I found this really cool recycled symbol done in rhinestones that I can imagine on several projects. It could be ironed on a shirt or a piece of material and then sewn onto a layout or card.
This year, my son wanted to plant a garden and wanted to start the seeds himself. While looking for Earth Day activities that we are doing, I realized that he was doing one by planting a garden for us which will give us enough to use with no waste and no packaging from the stores to go to the landfill. We have the containers for the seed starters that are plastic but we will use them again next year thus keeping them out of the trash. Another thing I decided to grow this year was our own flowers. This will help beautify our area and the seeds I get off these plants will be used for future plants. We can give back to the earth by planting a tree. They are important to the ecology in many ways and they provide us with things like shade so you can’t go wrong by planting a tree to celebrate Earth Day, 2012!
Join the celebration this year. Plan what your family can do to help the earth. Start by looking for crafting supplies that are recycled and use those. Don’t forget to scrapbook what you do because just like giving back to the earth when we plant a tree or pick up garbage, we give back to our families in the future by scrapbooking our activities.
- Recycled Kraft Paper
- Paper Accents Cardstock in Apple Green and Lilac or their Variety Pack
- Red Cardstock
- Green Cardstock
- Martha Stewart Flower Stamp Punch
- Martha Stewart Branch Punch
- Favorite Markers- Green and Blue
- Colorbox Ink –Deep Grape
- Colorbox Ink – Mud Slide
- Indie Cricut Cart
- Cricut Machine