I share a lot of DIY projects with scrapbook paper, and the #1 question I get is:
Where do you BUY THIS scrapbook paper?!
Here I spill my secrets. They’re actually really easy to find!
First a caveat: many of my papers were bought 6-10 years ago. So papers you see in my DIY projects are likely not available now. But I can share the sources of favorite papers so you can buy similar ones. My style is all about patterns with global style, especially papers with an “olde world” look and layers of colors and patterns. If there’s script or world maps on the paper, I swoon! Do you notice the patterns behind the words Nomadic Decorator in the blog header above? Yep – that’s scrapbook paper!
There are two types of scrapbook papers you can buy:
- Printed scrapbook papers
- Digital papers you download as files, then you print the papers
PRINTED SCRAPBOOK PAPERS
The easiest way to cut through the clutter of thousands of scrapbook papers is to have some manufacturers you like. Similar to fashion designers, paper designers have a style. And just as fashion designers release new clothes for the spring/summer and fall/winter seasons, paper designers release new designs a few times a year. So the paper selection is always changing. My favorite scrapbook paper designers include:
- 7 Gypsies
- Cosmo Cricket
- Heidi Swapp
- My Mind’s Eye
- Pink Paislee
- Prima Marketing
An easy way to find papers you like is to visit Joann, and scroll down to the “Shop By Brand” list on the left side:
There, you will see in the list many of my favorite brands listed above. Let’s click on one — K&Company:
For K&Company, they show some paper packs. This is great, because the designers did all the work of matching up colors and patterns that go together! Here’s a few …
The pads of coordinated papers are a great value. They go on sale a lot, or you can use coupons for 30%, 40% and even 50% off. Some of these paper pads have a lot of papers, like 54 double-sided papers.
You can also buy papers as individual pieces.
Online sources of scrapbook papers include:
You can also visit the retail stores of Joann, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or any other major craft store. They will have a whole aisle of individual pieces of scrapbook papers you can buy, as well as paper packs.
Scrapbook papers can make any project look super professional so easily! They make projects look expensive, when you really spent only pennies on the papers!
DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK PAPER
In the next post in this series, I share where to find digital scrapbook paper online.
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