I bought 10 sheets of this heavy-weight card-stock to make 30 Christmas cards, and the design I came up with looks terrific! The pattern is elegant, and is as beautiful as it looks in the photo. It has a smooth, slightly glossy surface on which it's easy to adhere layers of embellishments. My only disappointment was that the background color darkens toward the bottom of the sheet (as shown), from bright reds on top to almost maroon or burgundy on the bottom. So after cutting up the large sheets into 5" x 7" panels, not all of my finished cards have a uniform color on them. The full sheet would provide a perfect background for a full scrapbook page with holiday or travel photos, but I created a lot of waste trying to cut card panels that all had a uniform color on them.
The color and pattern is beautiful. However, it does not fold without cracking and exposing white. I scored the paper before folding. That didn't help. It still cracked on the pattern side. I painted a protective coat of matte Modge Podge. It still cracked. For a simple origami box, there are few folds so the paper would work with that. But more complicated origami ornaments crack.
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