Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:21:20 PM|
So I'm noticing some collections (Amy Tangerine's Yes, Please comes to mind) that have both a paper pad (48 single-sided sheets, $19.99) and a collection pack (18 double-sided sheets and Thickers, $17.99).
What is your preference? There's more bang for your buck with the paper pad - but I tend to prefer double-sided sheets I don't have to rip out.
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:28:14 PM|
I love a good collection pack. On the other hand, a paper pad is nice too. If I had an unlimited scrap budget I would get both, but if I have to choose it would be the collection pack.
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Loc: Bay Area University
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:34:21 PM|
I prefer single-sided paper anyway, and I have a Cameo for letters. That said, sometimes the collection packs come with stickers and vellum whereas the paper pads don't, so it really depends on the line.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:35:19 PM|
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:37:54 PM|
I tend to get the collection packs only IF I like all the patterns, which is very rare. I tend to buy the pads if they are at Ms (Like Neopolitian and Sketchbook) and I get them cheap.
What usually happens for me is I pick and choose the paper and embellies I want for the particular collection.
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:41:51 PM|
I'd rather have a collection pack. I would buy a paper pack if there was no collection pack but prefer the individual sheets cause they can then go into my stash more easily. But I don't buy many whole collections now days anyway
|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:24:33 PM|
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:49:50 PM|
Collection pack -- I like some matching stickers. Plus, I don't need/want/use 48 sheets of any one line.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:55:08 PM|
I'm a cherry picker, so I don't really buy either very often, like maybe 2 collections ever. With that said, I can go either way just depending on if I like the embellishments or not.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 6:32:26 PM|Paper pack, they are easier to store!
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Loc: Tarpon Springs, Florida
|Posted: 2/6/2013 6:34:30 PM|
I prefer the collection packs. Some of the new Ms pads though, like the MME ones, I have purchased to stretch my collection pack further!
I don't do the other pads though. I learned my lesson from those a long time ago! So much of it just goes to waste.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 6:37:53 PM|
I saw Neapolitan at HL for the first time today. I felt like the paper was a lot thinner though. I didn't have time to really check it out - is that normal in your experience? One sided paper weight instead of double sided cardstock weight? Just the same as long as you have something else for the background I guess it would work. I haven't ever seen paper pads before!
Also, is it the same number of total designs?
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:03:11 PM|
Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart
|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:17:29 PM|
Funny you should ask. I just picked up the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan at HL over the weekend (50% off!). I'm glad I got it, but 48 sheets of one line is a lot!
I think that usually I would prefer the collection pack with double-sided papers, and not quite so many of them! Though I usually just pick my favorite papers and embellies rather than a full pack.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:21:23 PM|
Collection packs are what I prefer, but I have also bought paper pads.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:23:18 PM|Yeah I didn't buy it because they sometimes have their pads half off or at least I can use a coupon! Mine was already claimed this trip
|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:29:20 PM|
I don't know that I would use up the paper pad. I prefer to buy collection packs that have some matching stickers or alphabets.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:39:12 PM|
I love a collection pack- but have noticed they are usually last to arrive. Wonder why-
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:41:08 PM|
I don't buy collection packs if it is just paper and alphabets, but if it comes with other embellishments, like image stickers, I like them. I'd pick a collection pack over a paper pad. I don't need 2 or more of the same piece of paper!
|Posted: 2/6/2013 8:10:52 PM|
It depends on the project its for or how much is included in the collection pack.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 8:38:31 PM|
Collection pack. I also prefer double sided pages. Others seem thinner as well sometimes.
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Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/6/2013 8:45:57 PM|It's not letting me vote (Firefox?), but I prefer paper pads.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:02:14 PM|
I prefer collection packs, but I really like either. The majority of lines I buy are either in a collection pack or paper pad; I rarely cherrypick.
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:04:42 PM|
I voted neither since I rarely buy paper packs OR paper pads. I like to pick and choose!
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:18:21 PM|
Neither. I like to choose.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:35:19 PM|
A collection pack.
Plus a list of what papers are not included so I can buy them separately!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:39:52 PM|
I prefer to pick and choose, really.
The really big paper packs catch my eye, but I know from experience that I tend to get tired of them before they are even half gone.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:53:58 PM|
Collection pack! I do prefer double sided papers, however I like the "goodies" that come with a collection pack.
Loc: Central California
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:18:09 PM|
Definitely collection packs. I got over pads a long time ago, and could never stand that funky glued edge. I like the double sided paper, and thicker weight of the regular paper, as well.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:22:45 PM|
If I love the whole line I will buy the collection pack. Otherwise I like to pick and choose.
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:27:12 PM|
A lot of it really depends on the line. Lately I've been buying the 6x6 pads with a couple 12x12 sheets and then some embellishments if I really like the line and want the full variety. I generally stay away from collection packs only because I'd rather pick and choose what papers and embellishments I want. Sometimes I'll want more sheets of one pattern and none of another so typically it's a better value for me to just piece something together.
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|Posted: 2/7/2013 12:19:55 AM|
Most of the time I go for the collection packs.
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
|Posted: 2/7/2013 2:46:13 AM|Collection pack for me. Like someone else mentioned, the paper pads have thinner paper. Plus like the OP, I don't like to tear my sheets out unless it's from a 6x6 or 8x8 pad. Reminds me of DCWV. Those drove me .
|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:23:23 AM|
Collection pack for postage reasons, it is a bit lighter to post overseas.
Loc: Århus, Denmark
|Posted: 2/7/2013 4:05:15 AM|
I'd go with a collection pack because I'm mostly a b-side scrapper, and I cut all my paper down since I scrap 8.5x11. Gives a bit more variety. I also find that a collection pack goes a long way. I usually find a single sheet of paper can make it on at least a half dozen pages or more.
Generally, I tend to buy single sheets of paper. I only buy the collection packs when I either love the entire line, or I can't get the sheets individually.
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|Posted: 2/7/2013 7:11:35 AM|
my new favorite way to buy is a 6x6 pad, so I get almost all the papers (cheap!) in the collection and a few 12x12 singles.
Almost always, if I just cherrypick a few pieces from a collection, later I will see someone else use one I didnt buy in a fantastic way, and then I wish I had it all. This is why I like the 6x6!
Loc: Madrid, Spain
|Posted: 2/7/2013 8:47:43 AM|Collection packs, but one-third of my purchases are paper pads so... both
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:00:17 AM|
Aren't the paper pads fairly new for companies like AC?
I've always bought collection packs and love them.
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|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:06:49 AM|
While I do like paper pads, I prefer collection packs. I'm not really sure why. Maybe the perception of better quality?
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Loc: PTC, GA
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:09:21 AM|
Collection packs! I don't want a ton of paper and especially a ton of the same paper. Plus, for some strange reason, I dislike single sided pp. Makes no sense, I know.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:53:11 AM|I like single sided paper, so I don't have to pick.
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
|Posted: 2/7/2013 10:24:01 AM|
Usually I would definitely go with a collection pack... or just buy the individual sheets that I *really* wanted. But in the case of Yes, Please... I bought the paper pad because I wanted EVERY piece! Plus, the Thickers that came with the collection pack were just black glitter thickers, which I have enough of!
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 2/7/2013 12:27:08 PM|
I like to buy paper pads if I have a coupon and the paper is a decent weight. What I like about a paper pad is that you can use all of the prints. I hate having to choose which paper I won't be able to use. I don't think it is a bargain to buy 18 double sided sheets because I will only use one side.
I NEVER buy the paper packs that have 180 sheets.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 12:43:46 PM|
I prefer the collection packs as opposed to the pad, because I like the weight/textured of the paper in the pack. The pad usually has thinner paper.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:26:00 PM|
I like the heavier weight paper packs--not the ones with the gazillion really thin sheets. I also only typically get them if I have e certain project in mind. For instance I am getting really to make a "question of the week" project for each of my parents to get some family history and bought a paper pack to make it all coordinate.
Loc: Chicago, IL
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:28:48 PM|
It depends. Collection packs usually include stickers or alphas or an embellishment. If I really don't like these I'll get a paper pad or individual sheets.
Loc: California dreamin'
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:31:15 PM|
Collection packs are my preference. However, if I like all the papers and I can use a good coupn, I would buy the pad.
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|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:38:44 PM|
I'm going to get sick of a collection LOOONG before I use 48 sheets of it, so I would much rather have the Thickers.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 2:02:22 PM|
Collection pack if I am getting the whole collection. I have been trying to stay with 4-6 of my favorite papers from a line lately as I have more paper than I can ever use.
Loc: NW Ohio
|Posted: 2/7/2013 2:10:04 PM|
I'll take them both, depending. Pack usually, but if I really like will get the pad so my DD's can have some guilt free!
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