This paper is exquisite! Just a soft, lovely sheen. My new favorite is pearl cardstock; it provides a beautiful backdrop for embellishments on a card. I think it's inexcusable how it's packaged, though. Just expect every single American Crafts product you order, and that is packaged in one of their cartons with the right top corner exposed, to arrive damaged. And that does not change with ordering the product from a different vendor. I do not scrapbook; I make cards. If I were a scrapbooker, I would have had to return the product, but since I need it only for cards I was able to trim off the bad corner.