We're still celebrating Earth Day at Jingle Belles, so I made a card from my favorite recycling stash. One year I saw a large box of paper sample books sitting by the recycling bin. I asked the marketing team if they minded if I took them home ... and every year since then, when the new books arrive from all of the paper manufacturers, the retired books go home with me.
The pieces of paper are small, but they are perfect for card making ... and since each book has the entire range of each paper line, there are usually at least several pages of heavy, linen-like cardstock that is so elegant.
This card is made entirely of papers from my sample book stash ... including the polar bear which was in one of the books showing samples of how cool it looked to print colored photos on a shimmery cardstock.
It's hard to see, but the background is a gorgeous linen paper with thin stripe embossed texture ... and the thick silver metallic cardstock was perfect for punched snowflake embellishments. All I had to add from my crafting stash was an EAD Designs Vinyl Rub-on sentiment and black adhesive pearls for the centers of the snowflakes.
The layout is this week's Retro Sketch flipped on it's side.