Post # 1
I’m doing all our stationary “homemade”, and I am looking for your suggestions for the best places to buy paper (Online or otherwise- but please note I live in IL, and some chains are regional).
My colors are black (we were hoping for like an opalescent black), lilac (the color of the lilac flowers, not the darker purple stores seem to think is lilac), and an off white (probably not ivory). We also need a black and off white paisley (which we have found at Archivers, but would prefer someplace we can buy it in bulk, or something like it).
Wish I had pics of what we have so far, but I’m alas not near my supplies or camera.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I heart http://www.papersource.com. Delivered right to your door, anywhere in the US. Love them!
Post # 4
I used cards and pockets and I was really pleased with their quality and customer service. They’re also less pricey than other online stores. : )
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Paper Source, Stampin Up or craft stores like AC Moore and Michael’s are my main sources.
Post # 6
we got most of ours from lcipaper.com and some from Target! (letterimpress)
Post # 7
I second this rec – PaperSource is a valuable resource, and you can order color samples to make sure you’re getting the exact color and textures you want.
Post # 8
Paperandmore.com!!! They are fast, decent shipping costs and you can order samples!
Post # 9
Awesome! I knew you were the right ladies to ask! Thanks for all the suggestions! You’ve made my life much easier – which is a rare thing for a DIYer as you all know!!
Post # 10
I got some amazing paper from Neenah Paper a few weeks ago. They even have duplex papers – white on one side and black on the other. I scored some in weights heavier than I could find elsewhere (they had 130lb-165lb papers). I chose the Classic Crest over the Linen finish because it was important to me to have a very heavyweight all black paper, which was available in Crest but not in Linen.
Unless you want to buy a whole humongous carton (you don’t), you have to order 19×12.5 sheets as samples. You can order 40 pages of samples at a time (which, given the large size, makes quite a bit). If you called them perhaps you could work something else out.
I luuuuurve this paper. I’m so pleased with it.
Post # 11
I go to a local scrapbooking store. You should check to see if you have any in your area, they will have a wide selestion of brands and styles and could probably order anything you might need for you. Aside from that, I am a huge fan of Creative Memories paper. They have really classy ink tones and great combos of color pallettes.
Post # 12
We used paperandmore.com! I was really happy with them – we received our order so quickly! We ordered samples first so we knew what we were getting, and overall I was really really pleased.