Arbour Day

As crafters, artists and colorists we use a lot of paper, which ultimately comes from trees, so here at Chameleon we wanted to celebrate National Arbour Day, but then we discovered that different countries celebrate on different dates, so we chose to pay homage to our wonderful trees today by asking our designers to create a card that did not use paper.

By Leah Cornelius

Leah Chose to use acetate as an alternative to paper for this colorful gift card.  She said “To celebrate National Arbor Day I thought it would be fun to create a clear gift card that would be perfect to wish someone happy birthday. Chameleon pens are great as they work on many different types of surfaces, not just paper, so getting beautiful color on my acetate was no problem!”

Leah’s Clear Gift Card instructions can be downloaded here.

What ideas do you have to create a card that doesn’t use paper or tree products? We would love to hear!




4 Comments on “Arbour Day”

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Great Ideas Berina, I save plastic clear packaging are reuse in place of acetate in cards.

  1. Barb macaskill

    I ❤️ this card! So fun and festive! I would use thin tin as the base to my no paper card! Lots of dry embossing to add texture and maybe even some texture pastes and stencil work. I would even die cut some tin to add layers!
    Have a great day!

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Your non paper idea sounds great Barb, we will have readers rummaging around to repurpose tin cans now

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