Thinking Outside The Cardboard Box (Greencraft)

In the Autumn 2017 issue of Greencraft magazine, one of the articles I had published is a trio of notebooks.
Greencraft magazine is as you’d might guess, a publication focusing on re-cycling, re-using, re-purposing, a Green life.  One of the items that I re-cycle the most is cardboard, of any nature whether mailing boxes or cardboard food packaging.
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish in Antarctic was used on the corrugated cardboard which I reclaimed from a mailing box. I intentionally aimed for a distressed appearance although it is easy to achieve the corrugation without a distressed effect if that is what you prefer.
I wanted a simple aesthetic to the notebooks, stamping PaperArtsy ESN onto brown paper, re-cycled brown packing paper.
There is a slight variation to each notebook, with this cover wrapping around to the front with the button serving the purpose of wrapping the cord around to close the notebook.
Just to show that the inside of the journals is also “Green” – re-cycled brown packing paper.  You can see, I like to layer various lengths, with town edges, it brings a nice textural quality.
This is the inside of the Story of Me journal, again, re-cycled brown packing paper.
It’s not only fun, it is rewarding to take items that are found and what many would place in the re-cycle bin, transforming into the simplest of notebooks/journals.  I like them for lists, etc, everyday type of note making and once filled, they can then be disposed of but at least in the meantime, I’ve had some crafting fun making something with a purpose and the paper and cardboard packing box has not immediately made a journey to the re-cycle bin.
Hope you are all having a lovely start to this new month.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pearshapedchris
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 23:06:36

    These are beautiful Lynne! There’s something about corrugated card that looks so right with these little notebooks! The cord and the words are a great finish! Hugs, Chrisx


  2. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 23:25:52

    I saw these, Lynne and thought they were darking! I love recycling! The white paint in that irrigation really makes it stand out. Such sweet little books with their own pencil and the cute buttons. A very nice colkection. CHeerś! Sharon xx


  3. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 23:28:19

    Oh, brother! They ARE NOT darking…..they are darling! And the white paint on the corrugated paper. Sorry! ;/


  4. Annie
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 09:26:02

    Wow!!!! Absolutely stunning workbooks Lynne xx I love the details xx your imagination and creativity is boundless xx

    Hugs Annie xx


  5. Dorthe Hansen
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 16:13:55

    Dear friend, I love these little journals, they are so beautiful, in all their simplicity , of reused papers, the wonderful blue tone, the buttons, and pencil. The distressed look, is perfect !!
    Dorthe, xxx


  6. tracy745
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 23:32:53

    Lovely natural feel to these and I adore your use of corrugated card, adding wonderful texture to your pieces. Tracy x


  7. Kate's Scrap Yard
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 00:31:42

    I love how you take corrigated cardboard and make it beautifully rustic. I love making lists! What a great way to make daily tasks fun!


  8. Julie Lee
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 10:14:12

    What lovely notebooks. This is such beautiful recycling, Lynne. xx


  9. Diane Porazzo
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 02:10:15

    Hi Lynne
    Love these notebooks….,,so sweet love working with papers!!! Your work is beautiful!


  10. Alison Hall
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 14:04:40

    Love, love, love these Lynne! xx


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