I used to be a big collection gal,

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 5/3/2013 by Momo4 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 433,880
August 2009
Posts: 565
Layouts: 0
Loc: NW Ohio

Posted: 5/3/2013 8:16:06 PM
It always made sense to buy collection packs. If I like the line I like having options, and you could get something like 24 sheets of paper and one or two sticker sheets for about twenty bucks. So I saw the Echo Park packs one the store (a yellow, a blue, and I think pink) liked them and put them in my cart. But then I noticed its cheaper to buy them individually!! what???? Anyone else notice this?


Stash Dash count, goal of 50 layouts by NSD.
38/50 done!
Uploaded with iPhone client

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,537
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 5/3/2013 8:56:52 PM
Really? For the most recent pack I purchased (one of the new MME collections) I calculated that it was actually slightly less expensive to buy the pack.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,537
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 5/3/2013 9:00:38 PM
Okay, I just double checked. The MME collection pack is $13.99 for 12 pieces of double sided paper and a sticker sheet. If you purchase them separately you'd spend $14.87. So, you save 88 cents.

I wonder if there is a pricing error on the packs you're referring to?


PeaNut 553,290
May 2012
Posts: 1,308
Layouts: 0
Loc: NJ

Posted: 5/3/2013 9:06:22 PM
I noticed this on another EP collection and so I bought it separately.

2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1
calendars made- 2

2013- layouts completed-80
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 3
calendars made-2

2014- layouts completed-11
cards made-86


PeaNut 463,295
April 2010
Posts: 4,172
Layouts: 3
Loc: New York City

Posted: 5/3/2013 9:22:45 PM
I noticed that with a basic gray pack a while back and they did adjust the prices. I like the convenience of packs, but since I tend to buy American Crafts a lot I need to be careful since they omit a few papers from the pack and those are usually my favorites. AC does give you thickers with their collection packs so they are more expensive than loose sheets, but still cheaper than buying it all separately.


Diane Marie

PeaNut 56,865
November 2002
Posts: 2,256
Layouts: 1
Loc: Oregon

Posted: 5/4/2013 12:14:45 AM
I think it depends on the brand of paper pack. EP collections are $13.99, $15.49 if you buy all the pieces separate. If you don't like all the paper it isn't really worth it, but I always like at least one side of their paper.


artistic scrapper

PeaNut 104,247
August 2003
Posts: 3,629
Layouts: 0
Loc: The OC

Posted: 5/4/2013 12:36:02 AM
I almost always order the papers and embellishments separately. The packs usually don't work for me since I don't always like all the paper in the collection, or I might want two of something if I like both sides. And sometimes all the paper in the collection isn't even included in the pack. But even when I include the some of the embellishment stickers or chipboard I still come out ahead.

Kylie's and Misty's KittyMom


PeaNut 433,880
August 2009
Posts: 565
Layouts: 0
Loc: NW Ohio

Posted: 5/4/2013 12:57:05 AM
These collections I am talking about are like a mini. I'm on my phone so I can't link, but the Totally Teal collection is an example. Six papers at .80 each, and a sticker sheet that is 1.99. So 6.79 individually, but 6.99 for the pack. So only twenty cents more, just seems it should be less to buy the pack, not more. (Assuming my math in the middle of the night is right)


Stash Dash count, goal of 50 layouts by NSD.
38/50 done!
Uploaded with iPhone client

Duchess of Stuff

PeaNut 449,226
December 2009
Posts: 2,562
Layouts: 0
Loc: Pea-get Sound

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:20:03 AM
It always surprises me that there isn't more of a savings when buying a collection.
If you don't care for even one piece of paper it is usually not a good deal and even twenty cents more is enough to make you stop and think.

Don't these companies know they do NOT want us to stop and think?

~ "full price is a F-word" ~


PeaNut 259,406
April 2006
Posts: 2,632
Layouts: 1,166
Loc: Sweet Home

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:37:19 AM
I actually prefer to purchase a paper pad, 1-2 embellishments / Stickers packs and only my favorite 12x12" patterned papers. I have so many leftovers from collection pack purchases...


PeaNut 566,536
September 2012
Posts: 535
Layouts: 28
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:20:39 PM
Most of the collection packs I've seen end up equalling out to the same amount as if you'd buy the items separately. I could never really get into them. There's always papers/items that I like more than others. Got it down to a system that seems to work pretty well for me. If I like a collection I get the 6x6 paper pad, a couple 12x12 sheets, and a few embellishments depending on what appeals to me more. Usually some stickers (letter and otherwise). I feel like it covers more of what I'll actually use (especially since starting PL, I use a lot more 6x6 papers).

"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you."


PeaNut 366,586
March 2008
Posts: 201
Layouts: 31
Loc: Western WI

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:24:12 PM
I'm with Cinderelly...There are too many patterns in the packs that I will never use so it doesn't pay for me either. I'd rather just get a few sheets that I and some coordinating cs & stickers.



PeaNut 562,539
August 2012
Posts: 166
Layouts: 112
Loc: Arizona

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:32:23 PM
I rarely buy collection packs, but I never will use all of the patterns so it is never cheaper. That is strange though about the EP ones. Maybe a mistake?


PeaNut 7,478
October 2000
Posts: 339
Layouts: 21

Posted: 5/4/2013 2:42:16 PM
If I really love a collection AND I have a 30% or 40% off coupon, I come out way ahead! I love to take collection packs when I'm at a crop.
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}