Scrapbooking, once you get into it, is a time-consuming and sometimes even expensive hobby. Scrapbookers are known for spending hours just getting a photo album looking a certain way, and the results are often gorgeous. Some tips for green scrapbooking:
1. Share Supplies
Given the cost of supplies, you would only want to set up a sharing agreement with trusted scrapbooking friends who will let you plunder their stash as much as they plunder yours, but once done this arrangement will not only be greener, it will save you heaps of cash.
2. Swap Supplies
If sharesies just isn’t your cup of tea, make a similar arrangement to swap supplies.
3. Reuse as Much as Possible
Use scraps as embellishments and decorations; there is a reason they call it scrapbooking.
As per the video you saw today, stamps are a great method for glamming up your scrapbooks. Ink pads are usually available with vegetable-based inks.
For more specific technical tips, check out this great post on green scrapbooking.
There are a lot of companies that offer green scrapbooking supplies, and the cost difference isn’t even really that much as scrapbooking supplies are traditionally spendy to start with. Since the demographic for scrapbooking companies is going to be naturally concerned with the environment, most companies offer an environmental line. Large scrapbooking company Piggy Tales recently converted its entire line to recycled paper in response to its customers call for more. As a consumer the choice really is simple; look for recycled paper and a higher percentage rather than a lower percentage.