Eco Green Crafts Lives Earth Day Everyday (Giveaway)

Today is Earth Day, so everyone is talking and thinking “green”. What can we do to save the planet? But one crafts company lives and works by the principles of Earth Day everyday.

Eco Green Crafts debuted to heavy buzz (heavy enough to be a Scrapbook Update hot pick) at CHA Winter 2010. The company was co-founded by Julia Andrus and Susan Sepaniak. Andrus’s “green” motivation comes from being a survivor of a rare form of cancer, which lead her to believe we need to get rid of the toxins in our environment. As a dedicated crafter, she wanted chemically safe crafting supplies to use. Sepaniak brings to Eco Green a wealth of expertise about craft mediums, having formerly been Director of Product Development at Plaid.

The color palette introduced by Eco Green at CHA Winter 2010 was described to me as based on several influences: 1963 fashion colors, Royal French, Biblioteque, and Country French. Basic metals were also included.

Eco Green’s ink pads are an excellent example of the company’s commitment and attention to detail in their “green” mission. During my visit to their booth, I was told the inks are vegetable-based, the bottom of the case is made of recycled plastic, and that the rounded shape of the pads is designed to be ergonomically correct. Eco Green Crafts offers both dye and pigment ink pads.

The company’s stamps are cling-mounted rubber. Their “green” feature is that since they are unmounted, they save wood. The stamps’ designs are steam punk and vintage styled. Eco Green also offers beads that are made of recycled glass, a very intriguing concept.

In keeping with the natural theme of the company, their color names are almost all drawn from nature: mushroom, sky, butternut, coral, etc.

Noell Hyman of (my co-host on Paperclipping Roundtable) taped a really inspiring demonstration in the Eco Green Crafts booth in Anaheim with Julia Andrus:

If you are reading this via an RSS or email subscription and can’t see the video, please click here to view it.

Would you like to craft in an eco-friendly way? You can win some of Eco Green Crafts’ eco-friendly acrylic paints on Scrapbook Update!

We’ve got a selection of their metallics, plus zucchini and mushroom that will go to one lucky reader:

How to Enter:

All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Monday night, April 26th. (Note: If you are reading this post via an email or RSS subscription, click here and it will take you to the giveaway on the  Scrapbook Update website where you can fill out the comment form at the bottom of the article to enter.) Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person.

Good luck everyone! And happy “green” crafting!

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101 Responses to Eco Green Crafts Lives Earth Day Everyday (Giveaway)

  1. Serena April 23, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    what a fantastic idea!

  2. Gayle Stauffacher April 23, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    Wonderful idea!! Someone will be very lucky to win theses. Thanks for telling us about these.

  3. kris April 23, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    thank you for giving us a green option for our supplies!

  4. Dawnll April 23, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Love the product idea, would be thrilled to try some out.

  5. Beatrice April 23, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    I would love to try these new paints out:-)

  6. Marnie April 23, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Eco Green is one of my favorite new companies. I love their style! Keep up the good work!

  7. Neysa Watson April 23, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    ECO Green has some wonderfuly products. Love the paint and their philosphy.

  8. MJ GELTZ April 23, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Like the idea of being green when crafting!

  9. Rachael April 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Love the idea especially since I work at an air quality company, it’s good to hear green is catching on, green means cleaning the air that we breathe.

  10. flowerdisco April 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I am all for this concept. I do what I can do to be conscious about the environment and all pro for recycling. Thanks to ECO GREEN for thinking of a better way to craft, protect ourselves and our mother Earth.

  11. Tona April 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    I love the whole concept of this company.
    These paints sound amazing and I can’t wait to try them.

  12. Suz April 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Very exciting new products. I really would love to try them

  13. Crystal Williams April 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    I never win anything, but I love to try! My old paints really need updating. Yea! Eco Green!

  14. Sherried April 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Wow! Everything looks so exciting. Would love to try them.

  15. LeAnne S. April 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    I love zucchini & mushrooms… Oh, we’re not talking the edible kind are we? My bad! Happy Earth Day! 🙂

  16. Kathy J April 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    I would love to try this product. Thank you for sharing this company with us and for the chance to win.

  17. Melanie Halpern April 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I love the idea of these products and would love to try them. I am a huge supporter of anything “green”. I am always recycling and bring my own cloth bag for any shopping that I do. Kudo’s to this company for being sustainable and thanks again for introducing them to us.

  18. Mary Schmidt April 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Hurray for that company! Every company should be concerned with producing products that are not harmful to the earth or people. GO GREEN!

  19. Mary Mitchell April 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Wow…….this looks like a great new product. I’m always open to trying new products that are eco friendly.

  20. Candace April 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing about this company…I never would have known! So amazing really!

  21. Kim Fletcher April 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Looks like an awesome product…..I would love to try It!!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

  22. Barbara M. April 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Great idea and a great video. Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. Diane S. April 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I love reading your updates! Think the eco idea is great!! Great video too-love Noell’s Paperclipping Roundtable too!

  24. Gilda O. April 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Fantastic idea – from someone who suffers from allergies – low voc is the way to go. Great job Eco Green!

  25. Linda H April 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Green is good! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!


  26. Julie M. April 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    This project rocks! Thanks for the great info.

  27. Melissa Johnson April 23, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    These look really cool…hope they show up at my Michael’s and Joann’s soon!

  28. Carol April 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Very cool! I love the book and the fact that it accomodates embellishments. I would love to see all their products and would love to know where they will be sold!

  29. Ann April 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Gitana April 24, 2010 at 12:57 am #

    I am very involved with a high school that focuses on environmental careers, sustainability and eco-responsibility. This school will be celebrating its very first graduating class in June and I am currently creating paper floral arrangements for the auditorium decorations using papers from the school’s own recycling bin. The intention is not to destroy nature and spend unnecessary money on decorations that will only be thrown away afterwards. Everything associated with the ceremony will be eco-friendly and these items, as well as your cancer survival story, would go a long way towards reinforcing the “green” message to this graduating class. Please consider me as a winner. Thanks.

    – Gitana, the Creative Diva

  31. Julianne April 24, 2010 at 1:27 am #

    I first learned of this company at the CHA Consumer Supershow, and I thought they were awesome! I have not tried their acrylic paint and would love to!

  32. Jeanette Y April 24, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    What a great product! Good to know there are environmentally friendly options available for crafting! Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Linda April 24, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    I love the concept of these. Can’t wait to get my hands onsome of them. Really like the glass embellies….

  34. Littleblackdogs April 24, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    I love that someone is going green!

  35. Leslee Fitzpatrick April 24, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I have just recently gotten involved in Green products and I am so excited there are some for my hobbies instead of just our cleaners!

  36. Maritha / Dilorf April 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    I love that there is coming green alternativs for scrapbookers aswell! Thanks for the opportunity to win these! I hope for some luck!

  37. EJ April 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Oooh love the colors and the fact that it is Green paint, fingers crossed

  38. Maryellen April 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    I love the idea of eco-friendly products and am turning over to them as I replenish my household supplies. Now I can do the same with my crafting supplies.

  39. corinna April 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    i love this company and their products! it is truly a blessing to have such great products come from such a tragic event!! And Nancy, thanks so much for offering such a GREAT giveaway!! 😀

  40. Lyneen April 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Oh my I love the idea of going green with ink and paint… I use a lot of old and recycled items in my cards and art. I will have to be on the look out for Eco Green Crafts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Marlene Moore April 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    What a great way to help the planet !
    Their paint colours look awesome.

  42. Sandy Kallek April 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    thanks for sharing it with us

  43. Lynn Stevens April 25, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    I Love the fact your helping to save our planet. Can’t wait to give your products a try!

  44. Rebecca April 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Haven’t heard of them before, thanks for bringing them to my attention. And thanks for the chance to win.

  45. patty176 April 25, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    I’m very excited to see that paints can be both eco-friendly and affordable. I look forward to trying these timely products.

  46. Colleen April 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    I love that more and more products are becoming environmentally friendly! These products look amazing. I would love to try them all! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of them.

  47. deanne April 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    wow I would love to try these I have never heard of them and I love new companies!

  48. Danielle Hunter April 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Love hearing about green craft companies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Sharon B April 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I have never tried eco friendly paints but would love the opportunity to do so. I would love to see more colors from this line.

  50. Priya April 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Would love to try them …thanks for the chance,….