Where to Buy Recycled Cardstock

After posting about the treeless paper last week and receiving an inquiry about whether I used recylced/hemp paper for my cards, I decided to do a little searching.

Hopefully these links will help you out, too, in case you go looking for environmentally friendly paper for your craft-making.  Of course, I still contend that the best way to do it is to make our own at home, but no one is going to condemn us for making it a little easy on ourselves . . . not this time, anyway!

  • Treecycle Recycled Paper — stationary listings from more than one source, so several options available
  • Paper and More! — recycled cardstock at reasonable price; a comment on another message board said the user was pleased with the samples received
  • Rawganique.com — Hemp paper products, journals, etc.
  • Neenah Paper — Environment line has cardstock (cover weight) in several colors
  • The PaperMill Store — good definitions about various certifications/terminology

Hopefully this gives you a good start.  Thanks to some folks at Etsy who also made the suggesions.

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Treeless Paper

I don’t know where I’ve been, but somehow I missed the tree free paper movement.  Not until the other day at a local Tuesday Morning did I pick up some cards of the handmade-looking variety with flower petals in them.  Reading the back, it said the cards were “tree free,” “made from cotton socks, manufacturing waste and renewable plants.”  Wahoo!

So, as I work on some thank you notes, taking the easy route and just embellishing some already-made note cards, I’ll feel a little better about the materials I’m using.

It’s even better, though, to make your own paper, I know.  It’s a lot of fun, but just a bit time consuming and a little messy.  PioneerThinking has a great good tutorial for making your own paper.  Give it a go.  (All those paper shreds can come in handy, and I’m thinking a cheap litter box would make a good basin.  A great summer craft for the kids!)

May you have a blessed day on this National Day of Prayer.  Peace and love be yours. 

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