Recycled paper Cards.
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 :).
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).
- 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).
- Beautiful Recycled Eid Greeting Cards
Take inspiration and make cards for festivities.
- Flowery Greeting Card
Very cute. Takes work but totally worth it.
- Everyday Greeting Cards
Make up a bunch of these and give them to your loved ones.
- Birthday Card
A fun birthday card made from recycled material.
- Graduation Card
A very classy graduation card.
- Card Background
Cool textured back ground. Looks great. Do try it out.
- Japanese paper Dolls
Prepare these cute dolls and stick them on cards for decoration.
- Recycled paper Envelopes tutorial.
Reuse old paper to prepare hand made envelopes.
- Junk Mail Envelopes
Don't throw out that junk mail. Use it.
Grab some good books on recycling crafts.
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.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Find these wonderful cards at
- Valentine Card
Pink, pretty and adorable.
- Cards from about.com
My favorite of the bunch.
- Cards from Craft Ideas
There are lots more here.
- Curbly Cards
Very different i must say. This site had unique ideas.
- Lace Card
This is so pretty. But it requires nice cutting skills.
- Beautiful Invitation Cards
Print em and use.
- Best Today Cards
Lovely Christmas Cards.
- Fun Shoe Card
I wouldn't call it a fashion card but its still nice.
- Print n Pic Cards
Simple adorable. The colors used in the cards on this site are amazing.
- Yellow Daisy Card
Very simple to make and good for everyday greetings.
DIY card tutorials from youtube.
Cool Glitter Pens to help you out.
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 :).
Make your own Wedding Invitations.
Soon to be bride? Here are some great sites that have free DIY wedding invitation tutorials.
- Wedding Invitations and lots more.
You'll also find printables and templates on this site.
- 40 awsomistic Wedding Inivtations
I've never seen anything like this. Get inspired.
- Creative and Colorful Wedding Invitation Card
Use a nice image editor and create master pieces like this.
- Simple Wedding Invitation
Pretty simple yet elegant.
- Wedding Invitation Crafts
Nice projects. They even tell you how many cards will a certain amount of material will prepare.
- Another simple tutorial.
Takes about 5 minutes.
- Classy Wedding Invitation
This one isn't very easy to prepare. But if you have time then do try it out.
I just wanted to share a beautiful piano illustration by Ludovico Einaudi. The music is so touching it can almost make one cry.