|Posted: 12/28/2012 8:33:53 AM|
Walgreens carries a line by Hallmark called Color Studio. I picked up five rolls for $1 each on sale yesterday: one for each child and one roll of Santa paper.
Proud Pea-lice Wife!
|Posted: 12/28/2012 8:40:34 AM|
This year I bought our paper at Costco. It's an enormous roll and is double sided, so you get two prints for the price of one. I'm one of those goofy people that wants at least two coordinating papers under the tree, so it works well for me. The downside is that I tire of paper easily, and I've still got some of the Costco paper left. I'm not sure I'll use it next year. It might have to wait in the closet for a while.
Last year I got paper at Hobby Lobby and it was great, too! Price wise, the Costco stuff is a better deal. Hobby Lobby matches them on quality, though.
We are the Boys of Old Florida
Loc: Down Where the Old Gator Plays!
|Posted: 12/28/2012 8:48:58 AM|Michael's and Target. Darn, once again bemoaning the fact that Costco is so far away. I wish they'd build one closer.
The stuff I got at Michael's was for my sister's gifts and I was really pleased with it... but beyond that, I thought all of this year's selections every where I looked were pretty lackluster. Most of Target's stuff was all "alternate" holiday colors. I really wanted something more traditional, but in a foil. Couldn't find anything that fit the bill.
ME TOO!!!!! I really got frustrated with Target's lack of selection that I was looking at for wrapping my Secret Santa gifts. I ended up buying some teal and purple glitter rolls with ribbon to match at Michael's.
...And now it's time for a breakdown
Loc: North Alabama
|Posted: 12/28/2012 9:01:59 AM|
Another Hobby Lobby shopper here. I also bought a roll of really pretty reversible wrap from a friend whose daughter was selling it for School - it's black with gold/red/white lotus type flowers on one side and tiny holly on the other in the same colors.
I typically try to buy "non-holiday" patterns though. So I had gold with a white lacey design, red with a moroccan type pattern in white, and black with big white flowers on it. I reuse those papers for Birthdays, baby showers, anniversary gifts, etc. throughout the year.
|Posted: 12/28/2012 9:34:09 AM|I was also disappointed with Target's designs this year. I shopped around a few other places, but I'm really picky about the pattern. I finally just went to The Container Store. They always have paper I love.
I went back yesterday to pick up some half price paper for next year, but the ones I liked were already sold out.
I can't do giant rolls, because I get tired of seeing the same paper every year. I need something new!
* Happy Camper *
Loc: Heffalump Hollow
|Posted: 12/28/2012 9:41:00 AM|Costco!!!! They sell the best, thick paper. I can't stand flimsy cheap paper.
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 12/28/2012 11:19:25 AM|
A couple of years ago, I read something in Martha Stewart Living about using neutral, solid paper for all occasions rather than buying specific paper for birthdays/weddings/xmas, etc. I switched to this method and have never regretted it.
I never read this tip, but started doing this a few years ago. So now I get solids and stripes and use them for all occasions
I got 8 rolls of the Hobby Lobby paper after reading it was recommended here They had gold, blue and red solid foil paper that I will use for gifts throughout the year. And then I did get a few Christmas prints.
~ Dori ~
|Posted: 12/28/2012 11:25:43 AM|
Dollar store, it was fine and for the younger ones it ripped perfectly for easy opening!!!
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 12/28/2012 11:35:37 AM|
Costco, Hobby Lobby, Hallmark, Cost Plus.
Loc: Long Island, NY
|Posted: 12/28/2012 2:46:54 PM|
Home Goods. I bought three rolls and it was enough for everything. And each roll was foil embellished and very thick. It was the first year (and usually use very pretty Hallmark paper) that nearly everyone complimented the wrapping paper.
Loc: Enjoying the humid continental climate zone.
|Posted: 12/28/2012 2:50:32 PM|
We got ours at Costco this year because I remembered the peas raving about the reversible stuff and how great the thickness is. I was very pleased!
Lady of Ledgers
Loc: Alberta, Canada
|Posted: 12/28/2012 2:55:36 PM|
Am I the only one that bought paper at Ikea? It has a kraft background and the ones I got had either stripes, mittens or snowflakes printed on it in red & dark brown. Used red ribbons as well.
I'm still not sure if I liked it. It feels different than most paper - quite stiff, but thin and strong. Almost like rice paper. It's not the easiest paper to wrap with because of the stifness. Oh well, there's lots left over so after next year I'll decide if I want to keep it or not.
|Wife to my sweetie for 18 years
Timothy - Feb/00
Benjamin - Jun/02
Gabriel - Sep/05
"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." - Thomas S. Monson
Loc: Long Island, New York
|Posted: 12/28/2012 7:41:07 PM|
Home Goods. I bought my cards there also.