Eco Friendly Paper

Eco Friendly Paper Goods

The environment seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. So, where do you find products that support the environment, particularly in the paper goods niche?

In the coming weeks, I will have a series of posts about companies that have taken the step to offer eco-friendly paper goods. I’ll cover everything from shops that use soy based inks to shops that use recycled paper and sustainable materials to create their lines…without sacrificing the beauty and quality of the end product.

Martha Stewart Crafts Christmas

Martha Stewart Christmas Crafts

Time to get to crafting for the holidays, and Martha Stewart Crafts offers so many possibilities for paper crafters, from handmade Christmas cards to pretty ribbons to paper villages.

Featured above (clockwise, from top left):

Compartment Cookie Boxes – perfect if you’re shipping several different kinds of cookies to friends and family

Woodland Glittered Ornament Card Kit – one of many kinds of ornament card kits that are available

Frost Christmas Card Kit – love the faux bois paper!

Frosty Village Decoration Kit – what could be more awesome than a paper village?

Buttercream Wood Grain Ribbon – ooh, more faux bois

Frost Photo Frame Cards – photo frame cards seem to be a big trend this year

images from Martha Stewart Crafts

Elum Journals and Desk Sets

Elum Journal

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your journal writing friends? Well, look no further than Elum’s gorgeous fabric covered offerings. I love the custom designs that grace the covers. $21.99 each.

Elum also has lovely desk sets — a complete collection of beautifully designed letterpress note cards and envelopes in a sophisticated storage box. Each set contains over 300 pieces and contains everything one will need (minus stamps and a pen) to keep up with correspondence. $150.00 per set.

Elum Desk Set

Psst…you’ll want to check out their letterpress holiday cards while you’re there; however, many designs seem to already be sold out, so grab them up while you can!

images from Elum

Redbean Holiday Cards

Redbean Holiday Cards

I’m digging these fresh, modern holiday card designs from Redbean. A must see collection for those with an eye for design. My favorites include (clockwise, from top left) Snowflakes, Robins, Reindeer, and Woods. $18.00 per set of 12 of a single design.

The cards are also printed using environmentally responsible inks, which makes them a great choice for those looking to shop “green” for the holidays.

Redbean Holiday Gift Tags

Redbean also has an eye candy-licious collection of holiday gift tags. Alas, they’ve already sold out. But you can still look!

images from Redbean