Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ~Chief Seattle, 1855
In celebration of Earth Day the folks at The Pink Elephant chose to theme this week's projects after this most important holiday which, frankly, should be everyday. Although I have many supplies that are reclaimed, I wanted to make the entire card "earth friendly" and I actually found that a bit difficult. I do use paperboard from food packaging quite frequently because I hate to throw it out & it's great for cards. So, I did use that. I also used K & Company's paper because they use recycled paper (urg! I just discovered THIS is not recycled, but the Amy Butler paper I have is recycled... sorry!). I used hemp, a renewable resource. I used vintage buttons. The felt was made from recycled materials. The tag was actually on my husband's gear from the Army. I promptly took it to craft with. It was far too cute to throw away. The butterfly was made from plastic packaging from a golf club for my son. I ran it through the Cuttlebug. It worked great. The dictionary page is from an old dictionary. The ribbon was kind of cheating. I got it off an album from the dollar section at Target. I'm reusing, yes?
Go through your house and see how many things YOU can create with. It's really quite surprising how many there are! I loved the challenge & I hope you will join us.