EcoScrapbooking eBook Launch Party

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EcoScrapbooking Crafty Ideas for Eco-Conscious Scrapbookers


The ebook is free. You can get it at Pressbooks and Google docs.

I am sharing an additional eco-friendly scrapbooking tip today. I actually have two. My first tip is using found items (or trash). That orange paper below is a piece of tissue paper that I got in a gift. I often re-use tissue paper in gifts, but really have enough for that purpose, so no I hold onto those pieces that are interesting in some way (hello, orange!).

I used a glue stick to adhere it and a brayer to smoothe it out. The coolest part is that you can still see the pattern behind it.

Here is the completed layout. The ribbon on your left was also a found item. I have no idea where it came from, but I know I did not buy it.

My second tip is use brads to adhere items. I stuck the brad through the felt star and then stuck the whole thing through the paper instead of using and adhesive.

Here’s is a bonus tip:

Use your stash and limit new purchases!

That background paper is from 2010. I have really been digging into my stash and been doing a great job at limiting new purchases to items I need (more adhesive), compared to items I want. I have enough pretty things to last me for years, so limiting new purchases of pretty things is pretty important to me right now.

What eco-friendly scrapbook tips do you have? For more tips, be sure to grab a copy of the e-book (Pressbooks and Google docs) and check out the remaining stops on the blog hop from the contributors.

Next stop on the launch party hop is Charms Buttons & Bows. The complete list of contributors is below.

Danielle Hunter | EcoScrapbook

 Zaira Sierra | Hacer Scrapbooks

Lisa Troch | The Cherry on Top

Cathy Sanders | What’s up with Cathy

Jules Hollis | Inspired Jules

Erin Bullock | Deeply Rooted Life

Stephanie Medley-Rath | Scrapworthy Lives

Renee Joy | Charms Buttons & Bows

Andrea Friebus | Lights C.a.m.era Action

Jody Spiegelhoff | SpiegelMom Scraps


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  • Jody Spiegelhoff

    Great idea using the tissue paper over your patterned paper! It’s gives it a very cool look. TFS!

  • Cathy Sanders

    Love how you used stuff on your page…. yip it’s more important to buy adhesives than other stuff when we all have sooooooooooo much stash. Been great working with you on the book.

  • Danielle Hunter

    Tried to comment already and don’t think it went through, so I’m trying again…This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this and your double-sided pages!

  • benzbelly

    Ooooohhhh….the tissue paper made a really neat layer on your page! I will have to try this idea!

  • Giavanna Lau

    I was intrigued to read your bio- applying sociology research methods to scrapbooking. I will definitely explore your blog in greater detail. I am also a scrapbooker with an alter ego day job as a psychiatrist–the interface for me has always been from the perspective of art therapy. It is such a healing craft. I love these hops and chances to meet interesting people!

  • Thanks! I love discovering all these people online who have these super-serious professional alter egos. I agree, scrapbooking is healing. I had some people in my study that mentioned this, and at least one who was using scrapbooking in conjunction with therapy for this purpose.

  • Thanks! It is super easy and gives the paper an interesting look.

  • Thanks for producing the e-book and organizing the hop!

  • Thanks! Don’t get me wrong, I love to buy new pretties, but I have enough. I need to focus on using it. 🙂

  • Thanks!