Thursday, May 20, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Lesson Learned

I planned on writing every day, and lately I've been down to once a week. I will try to do better, my beloved 5 followers ; )

The weather was nice last weekend, we had nowhere to go, and I finally got a chance to make some plantable paper. I made some pink paper with poppy seeds and, my favorite, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" paper with dahlia seeds. The pink paper was made with mostly greeting cards/envelopes, "while you were out" messages and Victoria's Secret mail. The Breakfast at Tiffany's paper was made entirely out of Tiffany's catalogs.

I call and remove my name from the mailing list of every catalog that comes in the mail. Tiffany's took the longest to stop. I called them at least three times to remove my name, but the catalogs just kept coming. You can't just toss Tiffany's in a dirty, orange recycling bin; that would just be wrong. So, I held onto them. I was really excited to make Tiffany's paper out of the catalogs, and when I was done, I was extremely pleased with how the paper turned out. PERFECT!

I was a little nervous about plantable paper. I had never tried it before, and was really just wingin' it. Well, I learned a lesson. I probably should've known: plantable paper needs to dry a little bit quicker than normal paper. Look what happened to my beautiful Tiffany's paper:

The seeds started to germinate in the paper! Before the paper could even be used!!!

I buried all of it in front of the front porch. It was a pitiful moment and I'm still grieving. Hopefully, I'll at least get some flowers out of this lesson.

On a happier note, I got an order for some CD envelopes, similar to the ones made for the mix cd swap, for a graduation. I have three of them to do; pics coming soon. They will also be available in my shop within the next couple of weeks, in a variety of prints.

And finally, a little off topic: I heard from my first swap partner for The Package Project, the lovely Ann from Australia. I can't wait to get started on this swap! Check out Ann's blog. She seems pretty awesome, don't you think? : )

1 comment:

  1. I love the way you're so eco-minded! If everyone were a little more pro-active in recycling, the planet would be a much happier place! I really admire the paper, too! You must, must post a picture tutorial on how to do it!
    Happy Saturday! xxx