This paper is a nice weight but was disappointed that there was no shiny gold on the paper. That was one of the reasons I purchased this pad. The colors are quite dark for the purpose for which I bought them.
I was looking for a paper with a certain"look" for a background paper. This was a perfect fit! The colors were bold and perfect for my project. Shipping was fast too! There are a few in there that I can use for the holiday cards too.