If you're wiggling in your chair saying “I am! I am!”--and don't even try to pretend that you're not raising your hand, I so know that you are--then this one’s for you!
As you may recall, the July/August issue of Paper Crafts magazine is all about paper crafting ECO-nomically and ECO-logically. This, my friends, is why we most affectionately refer to it as our ECO issue. As I may have mentioned here before, it’s chock full of ideas that help you save money AND be kind to Mother Earth at the same time.
In the Moxie Fabs column for this issue, we focused on two trendy things: typography and green sayings or symbols. The task I put to the designers was this: Create a paper-crafted project that treats eco-friendly sayings/symbols/words in a clever way.
For example, in this card, Layle Koncar used the familiar phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Typographically, she paired the prefix “Re” just once with the additional suffixes (which, by the way, is reducing, reusing, and recycling in and of itself!) Cleverly, she used a birthday theme that emphasizes the way some people “recycle” the number of years since they’ve been born.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Card, p. 24
Kim Kesti did something similar, but with a bit of a different twist. In this card she’s used the recycling symbol. The clever part comes when you open the card to see a $20 tucked inside. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but money really is the ultimate in recycling isn’t it?
The Ultimate Card, p. 25
I love what Beth Opel has done typographically in her clever card. Choosing “earth words” that mean a great deal to her, she went to wordle.com to create a word collage that is both visually appealing and meaningful.
Green Card, p. 26
Inspired? Here are some more images that should get your creative juices flowing.
Save Our Planet Tree Lovers Pocket Mirror from ButtonDivas
Go Green Digital Collage from CraftyCatStudio