Friday, June 3, 2011

Sustainability



This is the 'make and take' tag we made today to publicise the upcoming Sustainability Craft workshops. I am thrilled how it turned out, very much in line with the "love the earth" theme. We will be using recycled materials in these workshops along with Stampin' Up products to make some cool crafts as part of Fletcher Building's Sustainability fortnight.

I used Stampin' Up foam to make the circle stamp (in Tempting Turquoise) and a finer packaging foam to stamp the continents (in Old Olive). I use dotto to attached the foam stamps to an acrylic block. Ink it up and away you go. Then punch out the world with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. The heart is from some crumpled Real Red cardstock, flattened out and punched with the Owl punch. Crumpling paper is a great stress reliever too.



"Stampin' Up foam? what is that", you say. This is the waste packaging that protect the 12 x 12 scrapbook albums when shipped. I cut it out with the Craft and Rubber scissors: easily done, and it creates a lovely texture when stamped too. I added a tie with some repurposed knitting cotton, punching the hole with the 1/16th inch circle punch. 

Check back for more ideas using Rubber bands, bubblewrap and old envelopes. Better yet, share your ideas on this link

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