|Posted: 12/1/2012 7:00:03 PM|I've just started getting back into scrapbooking and I'm on a pretty slim budget. I posted before and received some great suggestions for supplies and tools to get started with so I'm hoping y'all can help me out again.
I have a couple of paper packs (I know it's lower quality, but there's a lot of bang for my buck there), one is bramble rose from MME so it's a lot of wood grains and chevrons, and I have tattered and torn which is some aged looking solids and tone on tone flourishes etc. I'd like to get a collection or preferably a paper pack that has some good basic patterns- dots, stripes, florals, etc that I can mix into what I have because I can only mix wood grain and chevrons so many times in a row before I'm bored with it.
Do you have any recommendations for collections or paper packs that would potentially work? For anything not carried by 2 peas, the scrap supply stores near me are M's, J's, and HL.
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: New Hampshire
|Posted: 12/2/2012 5:29:23 AM|
I know HL has a 180 sheet pad called Basics II right now. It has dots, strips, circles, etc. Colors are more on the primary side but it's a nice stack.
|Posted: 12/2/2012 7:18:33 AM|
Thanks! I appreciate your suggestion!
|Posted: 12/2/2012 9:42:44 AM|
M's has huge paper stacks Recollection, I have come across one that was My Minds Eye, picked up. They are single sided but I really like the pattern.
Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 12/2/2012 6:32:20 PM|I agree with looking at some of the paper stacks at your local stores, especially since you're wanting something to kind of blend in with what you've already got. Jillibean Soup has a nice basics pack, too (I think chevrons on one side and dots on the other).
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 12/2/2012 8:41:28 PM|
Echo Park had paper packs full of "B sides". They have the Dots and Stripes collection in 4 different colourways and also Style Essentials in 2 different packages. The Style ones have a lovely variety of patterns. I took a look at the papers you mentioned and those EP packs have colours which will definitely work!
Also if you're on a budget, shop the clearance section for papers but look specifically at the "B Sides". This may take a little time since the store thumbnail usually only shows A sides but worth it!
Also the following Glitter Girl videos give great ideas on how to come up with a selection of mixed products. I found them extremely helpful and like you have come back to scrapping after an absence of about 5 years!
GG episode #033 Out Of The Box
GG episode #019 Kit me Up Before you Go Go
GG episode #015 Old+New To The Rescue
GG episode #008 Pick a Pack of Patterened Paper
NSD 2012 :: Maxing Out a Set of Supplies
All videos can be found in GG Shimelle Laine's projects