Published on March 16th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez9
Handmade, Eco-friendly Scrapbook Embellishments
The key elements to a great scrapbook are great pictures, decorative papers, and the perfect embellishments. Finding unique handmade scrapbook embellishments is a great way to enhance your eco-friendly scrapbook. Kits and Caboodles makes an adorable selection of scrapbook embellishments using recycled and upcycled papers.
Andrea, the creative woman behind Kits and Caboodles uses a variety of paper sources to make her eco embellishments and other craft goods. She is a huge supporter of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Her creative product packiging made from found and repurposed materials is just the start.
I love the Eco Daisies (shown above) made from repurposed pages of a Paper Source catalog. Each is accented with a vintage button. The Text Pack is great too for scrapbooking or cardmaking. Andrea hand selects clippings from flyers, catalogs, and vintage books.
Andrea’s crafty repurposing extends beyond scrapbooking. She also offers recycled ATC (artist trading card) blanks that she meticulously cuts from her children’s cereal boxes. If you have never designed an ATC card before or want a great project to do with your kids, get the ATC Kit. The kit includes the blank cards cut from cereal boxes, as well as paper, ribbon, fabric, and other embellishments, mostly vintage. The kit comes in a reusable drawstring bag made from thrifted t-shirts.
[Images courtesy Andrea Thurber, Kits and Caboodles.]