I wanted to share with you a New Etsy seller, Phone Book Crafts. Karisse is the wonderful creator behind this Eco friendly shop. She recycles things out of phone books and does it in such a classy and fun way.
She makes cards that say things like Smile, Thinking of you, and Cheer up.
You will also find handmade beads and scrapbook embellishments.
I wanted to know more about Karisse and Phone Book Crafts so here is some more fun info in her own words....
How it all began...
I have been selling online since 2000. Primarly on e-bay in the beginning. I have gone though a lot of different phases, or business niches.
I found etsy in 2008 and this is primarily where I sell now.
I have a fascination with paper crafts. I have stacks and stacks of papers that I just had to have. I have a whole bedroom dedicated to my paper crafting. It's a sickness. Sometimes I'd rather be in my room playing with my paper than at a dinner party, at the movies with friends, or spending time with my husband!
Phone book crafts is something that is new to me, but the techniques that I use are ones that I have been doing for awhile. (I have actually started a paper bead - 3-tier- topiary ... painstakingly rolling each bead and pinning it onto the base! - at the rate that I am going however, I estimate 3 .75 years until completion)
We just moved into a new condo, and there was a phone book here. We got a delivery letter to pick up something at the post office, and low and behold, it was another phone book. Then 2009 came around, and the new phone books came out.
Now I am sitting on 3 huge phone books.
I am very resourceful, and yes, I know that I can just recycle it and it will be broken down and made into other little phone books (or toilet paper!)
however, there was just something about "phone book crafts" that really appealed to me.
I am a very eco-friendly person, I was just brought up that way (props to my mother!)
I would prefer to re-use something and extend it's life before it's sent off to be melted down, smushed, pulped and made into little off-sets
Make sure you stop in her shop and take a peek! Phonebookcrafts