Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 (which, I know, was yesterday.) I made 117 packets of wildflower seeds for my school’s Sunshine Committee to give to our school staff. This is how they turned out – each one a little different.
The cut files are from SVGcuts – their Sweet Treat Bags. I used lots of earth-colored papers from two huge 180-sheet designer paper pads — KI memories Funky Paper Pad II, and Me&My Big Ideas Cornucopia paper pad.
I used the technique of “cutting” first with the Cricut pens in place, then press load mat, put the blade in and really cutting them. That gives everything a little outlined look, and saves time – you don’t have to ink or chalk the edges. I also saved the little cutouts from the windows, and soon I’ll show you what I made with them!
Using Microsoft Word, I printed out the directions for how to plant the seeds, punched them out using the Stampin’ Up 1 3/8 inch circle punch, mounted them using the Stampin’ Up scalloped circle punch. Those two punches are so versatile! Expensive, but worth every penny, and I think I remember they come with a lifetime warranty.
So, Happy Earth Day! Remember to Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle, especially your craft materials!! One Earth-friendly tip is to buy quality tools. You get what you pay for, and if you buy good tools the first time, you don’t have to replace them that often. Even though it may cost you more money initially, it will save you time, effort, and sanity in the long-run!