8 Ways to Green Up Your Scrapbooking

It is important and necessary to explore how we can increase the sustainability of our habits and hobbies to reduce any possible negative environmental impact.  That said, it can also be overwhelming.  


Meaningful change can happen even when it’s imperfect.  We just need lots of people to try!  To that end, here are a few easy-to-implement changes I hope you’ll consider! 

Photo by Akil Mazumder on

*Recycle packaging and scraps that are larger than your fist (but not smaller!  Here’s why…)

*Save smaller scraps to punch or die cut small shapes from

*Purchase single sheets instead of collection packs to reduce packaging waste

*Use cutaway strips for banners, borders, or small label embellishments

*Shop secondhand–LSS Garage Sales, Facebook Marketplace or resale groups, Swaps at crops, thrift stores, etc.

*Gut cardstock when using a whole sheet–but not needing the whole sheet–such as when matting a layout

*Reuse containers and items from around the house as supply storage

*Refuse plastic bags at checkout–bring your own bag!

What do you think? Later on, I’ll share Levels Two and Three, in case these are already second nature to you!  <3

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