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Recycled paper Cards.

Updated on August 24, 2017

Lets do some good.

With all the talks about global warming and pollution, it is pretty clear that we need to do some serious recycling. Because everything little thing we recycle, will not only save energy sources and nature but also reduce tons of wastage. And since paper is the most essential recycled product, i thought of bringing it to use not only for holidays and events but also everyday. So let go of all those internet greeting sites and electronic log books. We're going to make fun and creative cards out of recycled paper. Lets do something good, lets do something for Mother Earth :).

My Focus

Cards made from recycled paper. Add some embellishments and charm to that left over paper and turn it into a beautiful warm greeting card. And just not holidays, you can make everyday cards and even invitations. Below you'll find lots of ideas and tutorials.

Lets gather up some stuff.

Before you start working on the cards, there are some tools you'll need. Plus different types of paper (whatever you can find). I've listed whatever possible things i could think of. Use these for your creation.

  • Paper (can be metallic, colored paper, textured or craft sheet etc).
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Picture cutouts from magazines or calenders etc.
  • Old pieces of jewelry (even broken ones will do).
  • Beads, lace trims etc.
  • Thread (optional/depends on design).
  • Glitter pens (mostly come in handy).
  • Paints and color pencils (optional/depend on design).
  • Stamps (like the ones used for block prints on fabric, optional/depends on design).

How does recycling paper help?

In many ways. A bundle of those old magazines can save hours of electricity use. And i believe today's youth really needs to understand the importance and impact of recycling. Click here to find out more.

More inspiration.

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DIY card tutorials from youtube.

Free Printables are always handy. - Google for free printables and use them for your cards and invites.

How do you think recycling can help the environment? Do you have a story you'd like to share? Any ideas are welcome :).

Wedding Invites.

Make your own Wedding Invitations.

Soon to be bride? Here are some great sites that have free DIY wedding invitation tutorials.

And finally

I just wanted to share a beautiful piano illustration by Ludovico Einaudi. The music is so touching it can almost make one cry.

What is your take on recycling?

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    • joyfuldesigns lm profile image

      joyfuldesigns lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. Never realized how many beautiful things could be made from recycled paper! Thanks for posting this.

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      Recycled. Crafts. Paper. Love. Blessed.

    • mermaidlife profile image


      7 years ago

      Great ideas, really classy products, difficult to do with recycled materials.

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      7 years ago

      Recycling is an essential activity for saving the environment and the idea is great.

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      7 years ago

      Great lens, I recycle as much as I can, especially when crafting :)

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      7 years ago

      Great recycling ideas. Lensrolling to my Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree lens. Fabulous work here, love the pictures and the videos.

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      7 years ago

      The card samples are adorable! Would love to see more.

      Congrats on being part of the Great Ideas for Christmas Crafts list!

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      Awesome, lensrolled to Merry eRecylcled Christmas Cards and to recycled calendars.

    • snowcloud profile image


      7 years ago

      well done two thumbs up

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      7 years ago

      Very nicely done with some great ideas for paper holiday crafts. Thank you for sharing.


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