Post # 1
I’m trying to find patterned paper (preferably large sheets of fine gift wrap type stuff, rather than 12×12 scrapbooking cardstock) to make envelope liners for my save the dates. I’ve tried Paper Source, papermojo.com and hollanders.com, but haven’t found what I’m looking for yet.
Anyone have any suggestions of where I might find pretty decorative paper? I actually kind of just want basic stripes, which you would THINK would be easy to find in gift wrap, but I’ve struck out so far …
And just in case I can’t find what I want — for those of you that have designed your own envelope liners and printed them out, what kind of paper works best?
Post # 3
I printed my own striped liners once using a laser printer. Don’t do that without being sure to use a tissue paper layer–the stripes pressed off onto our save the date a little in the mail.
Post # 4
I found mine yesterday at Joanns in the scrapbooking section. It is the 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking paper; not the cardstock thickness. It is very thin. They were having a sale; buy 5 sheets for 95 cents.
Post # 5
I got mine at Paper Source. THey have tons of decorative and hand-made papers (and really great wrapping paper, which is a good weight for liners)
Post # 6
I used wrapping paper from Paper Presentation, worked out great.
Post # 7
I bought wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. It’s cardboard color so goes with our natural theme, but it has a lace print to give it a wedding feel. $1 for 25 sq. ft. (30″ x 10′).
Post # 8
I got custom printed liners from Cards and Pockets. They have 15 different designs to choose from, and about 50 ink colors. They arrived pre-cut, which was a huge time saver. Considering trial and error waste and ink costs, the pre-printed ones were probably just as (if not more) cost effective. Just a thought…
Post # 9
I bought B&W damask wrapping paper from Michael’s for $4… lol… it works!!!
Post # 10
I bought clearance wrapping paper from Factory Card Outlet (aka Party City.) $2.50 a roll!
Post # 12
If you have an ikea near you, you might want to go check it out. I know it sounds strange, but no one ever buys wrapping paper there, but it’s pretty good stuff and super cheap. And almost all of their patterns are stripes right now. (oh yah, and only 3 bucks a role). Like these:
Post # 13
I kind of have to disagree on the cost savings of buying them precut. I bought my wrapping paper which I used to line them for $2. There were no ink costs, and it was so easy that there wasn’t any trial and error involved. The key is to make sure the template is right.