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i need some helpwith paper selections, do you recommend buying individual sheets or the packs of paper. i love the layouts on this site amd when i buy the paper separate i have difficulty coordinating it.


 
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In response to blue devil

I'm buying packs of card stock now and idividual printed paper. I used to do the opposite, but now I find that I have TONS of pp that I'll never use and not enough card stock.


 
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In response to Sylver_Mercedes

I am the same way! I buy bulks and packs of Cardstock and single pages of patterned paper . If I find a pack of patterned paper that I know I will use all of it, I will buy it. Most of the time in the packs, I only see 4-5 patterns that I really like and the rest are just OK. I try not to get those unless the price is unbelievable!


 
CMLeach
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In response to sibboo

I buy bulk in cardstock (it's a lot cheaper than buying individual sheets anyway) and only buy them individually when I need a specific color for a project but I don't need all the other colors (normally this happens with brown...and black, but black I get in a pack).

patterned paper I buy individually, although friends bought me a stack 2-3 years ago that I'm still going through (it's not what I would have picked for myself exactly).

The most recent set of patterned paper that I bought in a pack was this past year's Christmas Glitter Stack by DCWV. It was hugely on sale after the season and I loved almost every page in it.


 
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In response to CMLeach

If you have the option to buy cardstock in larger quantities, that might be best (since I'm guessing you can save some money on buying a larger quantity).

I personally love picking out patterned paper s individually, since the few times I bought a kit/package it always only came with HALF of the pp I would want to use.

If you enjoy buying kits/packages of patterned paper , then by all means keep doing it!

Whatever works for you. :P


 
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In response to Coolbunny

I am pretty new to scrapbooking but I have bought both cardstock and patterned paper in a set. I just make sure I like most of the paper in the pack. I have been lucky and found paper I like on sale and find it easier (at least for this beginner) if the paper is already color coordinated for me. I also really like the CTMH sets that have cardstock and patterned paper together in the pack.


 
fuzzlekins
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In response to caraboo

To date I've used only individual pp in my LOs (barring digi); however, I have recently purchased a couple of paper packs. If you have trouble coordinating, I'd say kits or packs are definitely the way to go. Just be sure to watch out for sales.


 
kaye222
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I see so many using Brazzill cardstock. However, it is a bit too expensive for me because I love all the other stuff out there. Like, stamps, paints, embellishments..... So what I buy is the DCWV solid stacks from Joann they have many colors and the paper is thick... Plus when there is a sale you can get it for 9.99. Lasts me many for many LO pages.


 
pearlygadget
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In response to kaye222

I have gotten stacks for gifts and I have boughten a couple speciality paper stacks and a big 600 page stack from costco. I usually buy my patterned paper individually tho. and I love buying the sold paper in stack or packs because it is usually cheaper that way. I do use alot of paper... and I have a lot of paper..... but I am a paper hoarder so I will be paper poor for the rest of my life....


 
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In response to pearlygadget

I am a paper addict. I buy sheets, packs, bulks ...I just buy and then try to organize in family colors.


 
Melaniedreams
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In response to tina c

Cardstock from joann.com in packs. Suggested above.:)

I love the printed paper and have a hard time resisting it, but its true that you will use more card stock.


 
vanessajd2285
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In response to Melaniedreams

i am a paper stack addict!! i have too many paper packs to count...but i just love dcwv packs...but i do need to buy more cardstock in packs...it will be used more!


 
Jenny from the Crop
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In response to vanessajd2285

i buy stacks, packs, (whatever) of both cardstock and paper. I can't shop 'per project' so to speak and i'm a total addict so I just buy packs. plus, i suck at trying to coordinate and mix and match so i find it easier to just get packs that are pre coordinated.


 
Spacy Tracy
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In response to Jenny from the Crop

I'm a paper feind... I buy mostly individual pp but have purchased a few stacks just because i LOVED half of it and/or they were a good price. I do agree though, buying cs in stacks is best... I seem to go through it so fast!


 
luv2scrapndance
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In response to Spacy Tracy

I do both 2! I just bought individual sheets of Basic Grey two scoops since I did not need the whole pack and Basic Grey recess paper at a lss an hour ago!!


 
love4scrappin85
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In response to luv2scrapndance

i just went to pat catans and bought a load of paper...


 
-Kristy-
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In response to love4scrappin85

I buy what I like. Packs, individual, and even kits.


 
heidi baldini
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In response to -Kristy-

When I first started I bought packs but they give you like 3-4 of the same pps so your stuck w/ it. that's the downfall for me. So I only buy them now if I REALLY like it!


 
JustLori
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In response to heidi baldini

I buy individual sheets as well as stacks. If I find there are some papers that I just won't use, or that I know I have more than I will use, I swap with my dil or sister, and I've also created a little stash for my granddaughter, who is 2 1/2. Yesterday I found out the dh's 10-yr-old niece scraps, too, so I will probably be swapping supplies with her, as well! None of us get to scrap together, but it's just as fun going through each other's supplies, lol!


 
luv2scrap:)
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In response to JustLori

I like to buy basic colors of cardstock in packs, and only buy it in individual pieces if I am matching it to a certain lo and want a more unique color. I mostly buy pp individually, and am extremely picky about buying stacks of it--I only buy it if I like almost every page.


 
Jenny from the Crop
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In response to heidi baldini

  • my3girls Said:
When I first started I bought packs but they give you like 3-4 of the same pps so your stuck w/ it. that's the downfall for me. So I only buy them now if I REALLY like it!




my sister and i just recently started splitting packs for this reason. i usually end up with a bit more but i'm usually the one buying them anyway so it works out. lol


 
ScrappyPrincess
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In response to luv2scrap:)

I usually buy stacks and page kits that already have the paper matching. If I happen to see a piece of paper that I just can't live without, I do occasionally buy single sheets, but for the most part, I buy my paper pre-packaged


 
formossissima
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In response to luv2scrap:)

for those of us stationed overseas who don't have the convenience of a LSS nearby, buying in packs makes a lot more sense. But I do wind up with some paper I never seem to use.

My favorite are stacks that help me develop the LOs to use them in an album. Hot off the Press has a wonderful 4 Seasons paper book/stack that I absolutely LOVED for my niece's baby book. And the DCWV Once Upon a Time stack is a lot of fun. My style is more narrative than portrait, though, so this might not apply as much to those doing portrait pages.


Edited by formossissima on 03-14-08 06:47 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bbwjill
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In response to luv2scrap:)

I buy as much as I can find in "packs" or "stacks" also I like that my local strapbooking supply place will make up kits for people to buy, so you save a bit.

I like having an assortment to choose from. I"m not one who sticks to a few basic colors throughout the album it is all about the subjects individuality.

* bought this yesterday *

I also always cruise the previous seasonal stuff to get some deals.



Edited by Bbwjill on 03-14-08 08:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Jenny from the Crop
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In response to Bbwjill

  • Bbwjill Said:
I buy as much as I can find in "packs" or "stacks" also I like that my local strapbooking supply place will make up kits for people to buy, so you save a bit.

I like having an assortment to choose from. I"m not one who sticks to a few basic colors throughout the album it is all about the subjects individuality.

* bought this yesterday *

I also always cruise the previous seasonal stuff to get some deals.





you are my kind of scrapper, girlfriend! I admire, but do not understand, people who can shop per project. I could never buy paper by the sheet... I'd buy the whole rack! LOL I dont know what I'm going to use for any specific project and I don't want to have to worry about buying enough for whatever I'm working on.

If I buy a stack I know I have a variety, which is something I like to reflect in my albus, btw, and I know I have stuff that will coordinate so I don't have to worry about it.


 
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