Happy Arbor Day! With a little patterned paper, a beautiful stamp of my favorite green tree, and a few die cuts, I have made a big, colorful square card to honor and celebrate a wonderful gift that the Earth has provided to us: TREES! As a paper artist, I am very grateful for our leafy pals, and try to craft and create as ecologically responsibly as I can. I recycle every scrap of paper I use here at home, and try to purchase new paper made from recycled materials as often as I can. I also take the little bits of leftover pieces from the die cutting and separate them by color families that I then use to make my own paper. But that project is reserved for the summertime, when I’ve got a nice clear day with no breeze that allows me to make a big mess outside. I’ll be sharing some of my hand-made paper results with you all in a few short weeks. Until then, I’ll keep creating projects that celebrate our beautiful earth all year long!
Celebrate your favorite trees, and live your life in color!