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dsouza
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I received an order yesterday that had two sheets of the paper below. This paper smells to high heaven! I know it's because it's coated and embossed and glittered. I've had a similar problem with a paper pack I got from a store once. These sheets came in a sealed package of other individual sheets of paper I had ordered and when I open the package the smell was immediately overwhelming! Now I can smell the paper in half of my house. Has anyone else ever had this problem and is there anything I can do to make the smell go away?
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AmyWho
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In response to dsouza

Yes! I tried airing it out in the garage. Tried spraying perfume on it, nothing. I ended up throwing it away because I didn't want it stinking up my other stuff.


 
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I have found it helpful to put papers like this outside on my deck .


 
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I thought you were talking about good smells. I love the smell of patterned paper!!


 
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I thought good smells as well and immediately thought of my stacks of graphic45......


 
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Yes, I had some Bo Bunny that was heavy glitter and I think was hot off the press. The dies in it were very smelly. Sometimes they need to air out. It makes one wonder how photo safe it actually is.


 
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I had some smelly glitter paper and I put it in a box with crumpled up newspaper. I did not take the smell competely away but it did it enough so I could use it.


 
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Glitter paper! Yes I've had stinky glitter paper. It was awful fresh out of the packet, but not too bad once it was brought out and used. I'll admit I only used it on cards though, as I didn't trust its archival qualities.


 
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Oh that's interesting to know about the newspaper. I usually keep clean newspaper for packing around so I can lay it down when I am misting...I will try that next time. The Bo Bunny was from Archivers and they had JUST unpacked it fresh from manufacturing. It eventually aired out but if you want to use it right away...


 
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I just returned a stack of Teresa Collins to M's for that reason. I left it in the garage over nite and it still smells like chemicals. If I add it to my stash then my stash will stink. This is why I don't buy dCWV with glittery finishes.


 
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I have a TON of DCWV and none of it smells. I think it is how soon you get it after it is printed.


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..... I like the smell.........


 
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Me too. I love the smell of fresh Basic Grey in the mornings...


 
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  • J-M on 11-09-13 03:58 PM
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Bounce sheets worked with stinky sticker sheets I had once.


 
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Going to suggest like Jenn seal it in a bag with bounce or another fabric softener sheet and it will absorb the odor.


 
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Thank you all for these excellent suggestions! And I agree that it is hard to believe that paper that has this much of a chemical smell could be archival quality!


 
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I have to share a follow up story about my "smelly paper"! Taking the advice of several of you who responded I took the offending pages out to the garage and put them in the first place I came to - the roof of my car. It did occur to me that I risked driving off with the pages still on top of my car but I thought, "oh, no - I'll see those pieces of paper when I get in my car later today". Sure enough, I was out running some errands later yesterday afternoon and remembered that I hadn't seen the pages on top of the car and they were likely in a ditch somewhere. I decided that maybe it was just meant for me to lose the sheets that way because I would have had a difficult time throwing away two new (and honestly, extrememly cute!) sheets of paper just because they smelled! So, I reconciled the loss in my mind and went about completing my errands. Upon returning home yesterday I half heartedly looked around to see if by any chance the sheets had fallen off in our driveway or on the garage floor, but no sheets in sight. In my mind I'm thinking, "Good riddance!". This morning I slept in while my husband got ready and went to church. When I finally got out of bed I made a cup of coffee and came into my scrapbook room/office to use the computer. Guess what was lying on top of my computer? THOSE STINKING SHEETS OF PAPER!! They either walked back home or my husband found them somewhere this morning! He's still at church so I don't know where they were but they are both in perfect condition. It has to be a sign!! So, I have reconciled this morning to the fact that these two sheets of paper are home to stay and they are my burden to bear. I will try and air them out some more (where ever they were yesterday did do them some good! The smell level has gone down a notch!) and will definitely use them in a layout. If for no other reason, just so I can smile whenever I see that page!


 
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That is a great story! Sounds like a meant-to-be story. I like the idea of putting them in a plastic bag with fabric softner sheets. That sounds like it could work!


 
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That's really funny. Confession - I've been sniffing my Graphic45 paper ALLLLLLL day, it's almost as good as magnum markers. Almost.


 
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Oh I love the smell of G45 and have so much trouble tearing into a package of it. I have like 4 collections in my drawer just do't want to tear into them just want to fondle them


 
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LOL is hording a sickness?


 
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Oh my pack has gotten plenty of fondling for sure =D


 
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I've had it happen...aired 'em out outside and that and a little time and they no longer smell.


 
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  • GwynnAsbury Said:
Oh my pack has gotten plenty of fondling for sure =D






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  • CrimsonMama Said:
LOL is hording a sickness?


I'm sure it is and my scraproom looks like a hoarders house! Want to come and fondle my paper


 
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perhaps try putting the paper in a bag with some charcoal?


 
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I thougt i was weird for smelling my paper all the time! Now i feel better! Hee hee


 
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Nah it's not weird to smell your paper all the time Donna. Sometimes I sniff it for a long time, and make hubby sniff it too. The only thing that's better are smelly sizzix dies. *Disclaimer* I don't really huff anything, I just enjoy the smell for whatever reason.


 
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What a hilarious story! You know, you might try putting those papers in a box (or bag) with some charcoal briquettes - maybe a layer of paper so you don't get black on your pages. I know for a fact this will work on smells because it took the terrible odor of spoiled turkey out of my freezer after it was accidentally unplugged for several weeks!


 
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