Hammermill recently released a wonderful curriculum for Elementary through High School students called “Paper is Power”. It was created to help students understand the importance of forest products in their every day lives, to help explain the difference between “working forests” and the forests you see in national parks, and to emphasize that you can have both healthy forests and products made from trees if you take care of the lands where they are grown.Details
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was the first paper merchant in America? Or that paper bags were first measured by how many pounds of sugar they held? Here are some fun facts about the paper industry from the American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) website.Details
What are you going to be for Halloween this year? With a pack of Fabric Transfers and a little imagination, you can create some awesome DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family! Take a look at some great ideas that inspired us!Details
For every paper product you use, there are real people behind it who are dedicated to taking care of our Nation’s forests. They watch over the forests because they know the ecological, recreational, economic and cultural benefits they provide to nature and society. These forests provide habitats to wildlife, drinking water to more than 180 million people, cleaner air – and they are the backbone of the forest products industry.Details
Is paper bad for the environment? Two Sides North America is a global initiative that is busting the myths that lead consumers to believe it is. Their goal is to promote “the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Industry by publicizing the positive steps that the industry is taking to reduce its environmental impact.”Details
October 18th to 24th is National Forest Products Week! To celebrate our love of trees and all the products that are made from them, we will be sharing posts over the next few days from different sources that not only show the value of forest products in our daily lives, but also debunk the myths that surround the impact these products have on the environment.Details
We recently interviewed Judy Butler of A Picket Fence Life to learn more about the beautiful mini scrapbooks that she sells on her website and Etsy. These scrapbooks are created with themes for all sorts of occasions like travel, new baby, birthday or family, and all you have to do is add your photos to create the perfect keepsake! Read on to learn more about how she came to love scrapbooking and what inspires her designs!Details
Celebrate National Card Making Day by creating this fun and unique never ending card! This card has four panels that you can keep folding to reveal your message.
Download the free template – you can either hand-draw the card design yourself, or edit in Microsoft Word and print it out. Follow the tutorial video below to learn how to make it!Details
Are you a parent or teacher looking for a fun way to get kids and teens to learn about STEAM? We interviewed Godwyn Morris and Paula Frisch of Dazzling Discoveries to learn all about their unique approach towards teaching.
STEAM combines art and science in fun hands-on projects. Read on to learn more about their mission to make hands-on creative learning accessible for builders of all ages and the importance of using paper in education.
PrintWorks Fabric Transfers are perfect for creating customized clothing, accessories, gifts, and more! And they really only require a few simple tools like a printer, an iron, and a pair of scissors. But did you know our Fabric Transfers are also compatible with smart cutting machines? This is perfect for designs that have a more complex shape, or if you are creating multiples and want to save time instead of cutting each by hand. Read below and watch our video to learn how you can use our transfers in your smart cutting machine.Details