For me, creating packaging, tags and business cards from recycled materials is partly eco-friendly, partly cheap college student.
I think it's great to use up old materials that would be otherwise thrown out or recycled, when creating things people will most likely throw out anyway. That way, I can spread business cards all over campus and not worry about creating extra waste.
Here is an example of some of my cards, though I've lately been getting more creative by drawing insects and other animals on them:Each card is cut out from cardboard boxes, and hand drawn with sharpie markers. It takes a long time, but it's relaxing, I usually make them while I watch tv shows online.
And I've started having fun making tags. I got a tag punch which even cuts through cereal boxes! And I got my hands on some speedball speedycut rubber and a speedball carving set and I've gone to town.
I've made some more stamps, which I'm using along with pieces of plastic from packaging that would otherwise be thrown away, to make these (the middle stamp has my website):
And on that note I'd like to introduce my lastest patch: the earwig!
I had so much fun sewing this one with lime green thread, the colors make it seem like such a happy little earwig. You can find him for sale here.
For anyone who wants to be a bit more eco-friendly with their packaging, hope these tips help! You can find supplies just about anywhere, usually all you need are some scissors, markers and tape.