(Closed) Can’t Find: Inexpensive Patterned Paper

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Post # 3
Bee
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

target has a lot of different paper in the scrapbooking aisle

Post # 4
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Wannabee

I had the same problem finding inexpensive decorative paper for my envelope liners… I ended up buying an expensive patterned sheet I liked but couldn’t afford to buy in bulk, scanned it and printed high-quality copies onto white paper at home. It took a bit of ink, but still saved me a considerable amount of money and you can’t tell the difference unless you inspect it closely.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Because I own a press and do custom books, I always keep a supply of decorative endpapers. The least expensive thing to do is make your own. Google Paste Paper or Marbling and create enough of what you need in the colors that you want. Just spend an afternoon making  paper at a few cents per sheet.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t know if you live near a JoAnn’s Fabrics, but they occasionally have sales on their 12×12" scrapbooking paper for as low as $.04/sheet.  You can also buy an image from http://www.stockxpert.com and print it out yourself.  I’ve done this to make envelope liners.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I haven’t used it, but one of the Bees (not too long ago) suggested Paper Mojo.  I googled it and got a link, and the papers are gorgeous!  Plus you can search by different things, color, patterns, etc.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We bought scrapbooking paper on sale for envelope liners.  Rather than using one pattern, we mixed it up with good results.  Keep an eye out for sales.  Also depending on the timing of your wedding, you could try wrapping paper on sale after the holidays.

Post # 10
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Newbee

For my envelope liners we used wrapping paper. I think it could work for your situation also. Because it’s a bit more flexible you might find it easier to use as well. For ours we used a pink metallic damask print. But because it comes on the roll and you get LOTS it will be a lot cheaper. Even though I don’t typically shop at Hallmark, they have GREAT wrapping paper. Also, you’ll find that wrapping paper changes seasonally, so if you can, wait for the season which you might find the color you are looking for.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I used paper mojo for my stationary envelopes (A7). I bought 13  22×30 sheets, which ended up lining 140 envelopes. In total, with shipping I spent $70. Not sure if that’s out of your budget…

If so, I second the scrapbook paper mentioned above. Michael’s has a great selection and if I need to line envelopes again I will defintely check out what they have. I imagine with their coupons you can get a lot for practically nothing.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

try stampin’ up… I was having a hard time finding my color scheme in a pretty printed paper.  Was able to find perfectly what I was looking for spent $25 for 2 pack’s of 12.  They are double sided so might work out neat to have inside a different pattern.  Check it out.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I bought my paper at papermojo.com The sheets were 22X30 (or something like that) and cost from $2.99 to $3.49 (per sheet)

Post # 15
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just bought paper from papermojo.com as well… I have to say that I am incredibly impressed by their paper/service and speed of shipping.  Wasn’t too expensive either, considering it was made in Italy.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

What about wrapping paper? That’s what I’m using to line my envelopes, since I nearly choked when I saw the price of Paper Source paper… yikes!

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