Plaids and checks have been trendy for awhile but since I have seen them on camp shirts and other clothing items this year I figured I'd pick up a few sheets. Ella and Viv do the best papers and sure enough, this paper pad has everything I wanted and more. Great buy for me. But two important notes.
This is not the usual scrapbook paper finish. It's slightly slick, not glossy, more extra smooth. This matters if you want to write or glue things on it. A dab/slap of glue stick might not make a lasting bond. This is true of other Ella and Viv papers now, but plaid and checks read as fabric and you might be thinking it would be typical matte paper finish.
Second, these designs are larger than you expect. No mini checks here. In fact, the checks are 1/2" which is quite large. The plaids are pretty much the size you'd find on a men's flannel shirt. Only the black/white/red plaid is a bit smaller and could be on a women's shirt. Card makers and artists with smaller projects might find all of these too large.
If that stuff isn't a problem this is the best plaid and checks paper pad I've seen. Each color design is different, not clones with different colors. The pink plaid and the blue plaid follow the same double cross pattern but one is noticeably smaller than the other. This variety is what makes such a great pack.
The colors in this collection are vivid and beautiful contrasts and patterns. They will be so useful, especially for Christmas cards, and later for everyday cards. I love the gingham prints. This is a very useful collection. And the quality is wonderful - it is so smooth and a nice weight.
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