Post # 1
I’ve decided to make my own wrapping paper for my favor boxes. I’m pretty excited about it! I’m going to print lyrics to cheesy tv show theme songs on them! It’ll be funny.
Anyway, each box can be wrapped by one 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet of paper just perfectly, but when I used my regular nice color printer paper, it’s too thick to fold the corners nicely. Can anyone please tell me what type of paper I should get that will be thinner, more wrapping paper like? And that I can still run through either an ink jet or laser printer?
Post # 3
You may consider vellum. They sell it at different opacities. It’s very thin, and if you use a boning folder, it is great for DIY projects like that!
Post # 4
Check to see whether you’re using 20 or 24 lb paper (it should say on the outside of the package) and switch to 20 if you’re not, and try again..
If that doesn’t work, try a parchment style resume paper. Those tend to be a little less thick and fold better. And as a last resort, perhaps some typing paper.
Word of advice on the vellum: creases do show up, so only fold where you must if you go that route. Print on a laser printer, not an inkjet, either–the inkjet will make the words bleed or the paper get all wrinkly (it sucks) and takes foreverrrrrr to dry! good luck!