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Mar 12, 2008

Stamping is Going GREEN! (read about a cool new product!)

Has everyone noticed that wherever you turn, you're reading about/watching a t.v. report about/or purchasing environmentally friendly "Green" products? Well... I have to admit, I could definitely do better at protecting our environment. I just can't give up those disposable diapers! (sorry, Mother Earth!) Anyhoo.... we as crafters ARE very good at one thing! ---taking old items that would normally get tossed in the garbage and giving them a new life.

I bought these yummy chocolate covered espresso beans from Choxxie probably a year ago -- and never could talk myself into tossing this cute little brown tin. I knew it would come in handy one day! My toddler had confiscated it at one point and I discovered it again after giving his room some much needed Spring cleaning!

Now... this is a project that could literally take 5-10 minutes to make... but what a sweet little gift for someone for Easter? I LOVE Asela's new Easter images. They are just so innocent and C-U-T-E!!!! I used my Spellbinders dies to cut the circles -- but you could just trace and cut your shape if you don't own these products. The pink band around the lid is made from SCRAPS of paper (see! I'm saving a tree here!). StazOn ink makes it easy to stamp directly onto any slick surface!

KEEP READING below to learn about a new GREEN product that I love!

Stamps: Click this link to visit: CORNISH HERITAGE FARMS

- Bunny Basket by Asela for Cornish Heritage Farms

- Happy Easter, Script by Asela for Cornish Heritage Farms


- Little Girl Collection by Cosmo Cricket


- Copic Markers

- dimensionals

- tin


- Graphite Black Brilliance

- White StazOn


OK! Product Alert!

Have you been buying that expensive stamp cleaner that comes in a teenie tiny bottle? I think I've discovered a great new product! Have you guys seen Clorox's new Green Works collection at the supermarket? It cleans my acrylic & rubber stamps BEAUTIFULLY! Here is the ingredient list:

Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner (99.93 percent natural): Filtered water, coconut-based cleaning agent (alkyl polyglucoside), corn-based ethanol, glycerine, essential lemon oil, biodegradable preservative, colorant

It doesn't dry out my stamps, and after reading the ingredient list, it looks like it should also condition the rubber. (Now, I'm no chemist, so don't sue me if you don't like this product!) It smells great and a large bottle will really go far! I keep a hand towel in my craft room, so after I clean my stamps, I use the same bottle and wipe down my table top. It's very reasonably priced too! I ONLY clean with these products now. I give them 5 Stars!!! :)

Have a Great, GREEN Day!!!


  1. Great tin, I save packaging too, but unlike yourself, never end up altering and using it! LOL
    Thanks for the tip on new Clorox Green!

  2. i love your attitude and heading and the tin! great job. Val

  3. THANK YOU for the hint on stamp cleaner! I'd rather spend money on stamps instead of the little tiny bottle of cleaner! And thanks for showing such a CUTE TIN!!!

  4. Oh my gosh, I *love* your little tin!!! So cute!!!

  5. Your little tin is adorable1 :-)

    I'm into green cleaning for years now, even make some of my own cleaning products (thanks to books on the subject ;-)) and I bought the Greem Works recently (all purpose and bathroom). I haven't tried it on stamps yet, I usually use alcohol/fragrance free baby wipes since we always have those around! ;-) but I'll make sure to try it...

    Congrats on being Gina's guest designer! :-)

  6. Julie, this tin is beautiful! I love your coloring, and the Little Girls Bio Collection paper (my absolute favorite piece of it too)--great job!

  7. Ooohhh - just bought some Green Works! Thanks for the stamp cleaning tip! I've been saving my 'mocha bean' tins too & can't wait to have an occasion to decorate them! :)


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