180 paper stacks

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 3/10/2013 by Danibuttons3000 in General Scrappin'
 

Danibuttons3000
PeaNut

PeaNut 547,622
March 2012
Posts: 94
Layouts: 28

Posted: 3/10/2013 3:47:34 AM
I know a lot of people regret buying huge paper stacks and don't use them too much any more so I just wanted to point out that they are great if you just need plain white (I use the flip side - they are almost never double sided ) or if you really think the quality is terrible you can always just use them as scrap paper. I like to put them down on my craft mat when I'm getting messy/use them to test stamps and ink on!

Just a helpful FYI

rlg510
PeaNut

PeaNut 578,104
January 2013
Posts: 448
Layouts: 4

Posted: 3/10/2013 7:39:48 AM
I agree. I've been doing that for a long time and love it. I separate out my "ugly" paper into a separate pile so I can pull from it when I want to use the white side, or experiment. Lately, I've been into grid journal papers, and so I've run the white side through the printer and made my own.

Also, having been inspired by Shimelle, I am layering more and more and using more of the papers from my stacks because they coordinate perfectly.

desertgirl
PeaFixture

PeaNut 256,534
April 2006
Posts: 3,577
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/10/2013 7:45:14 AM
I took many of mine to school and we've been using them all year for backgrounds to the writing the kids do. I tack it all up on the walls and people think I have wallpapered the walls of my room - not something you see in a public school! They immediately go up to look at the pretty paper and...

the real benefit is that more people actually read the writing!

JannyGirl
BucketHead

PeaNut 58,996
December 2002
Posts: 801
Layouts: 12
Loc: The City That Never Sleeps

Posted: 3/10/2013 7:45:32 AM
They are also good for making envelopes. If you put the patterned side on the inside, you have lined envelopes. Some of the busier patterns work much better as envelope liners.

PaperPilePrincess
PEAlicious

PeaNut 495,548
January 2011
Posts: 361
Layouts: 0
Loc: PA

Posted: 3/10/2013 8:08:17 AM
That's a really good idea to use the white side rather than buying white paper only packs! And envelopes too. Thanks for the great ideas!

PhotobearSam
BucketHead

PeaNut 473,329
June 2010
Posts: 555
Layouts: 2
Loc: New Brunswick, Canada

Posted: 3/10/2013 8:13:05 AM
Great ideas....thanks.

kimberjoy
PeaNut

PeaNut 271,585
August 2006
Posts: 309
Layouts: 1
Loc: Jersey City, NJ

Posted: 3/10/2013 8:22:49 AM
Thanks for these ideas!

KBPea
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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

Posted: 3/10/2013 8:22:51 AM
I do this too! I might even have to buy another one of those pads when I run out so I can use them for scraps, but I saw that DCWV is starting to make their's double-sided.

Mom2sons
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 417,168
March 2009
Posts: 2,192
Layouts: 2
Loc: South East of Disorder

Posted: 3/10/2013 9:46:50 AM
Ohhhh...thanks for the great suggestions. I just recently vowed "no more paper stacks!" as they accumulate and never get used. I'm a sucker for them but I just don't use them. Love the idea of using them for lined envelopes.

Thanks!
Shara

scrappycass
You Wanna Peas of Me?

PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,966
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:17:38 AM
what a great idea. I have several that are gathering dust, so I will pull them out and use them as scrap paper for stamping and stuff.

Islandscrapper1
PeaNut

PeaNut 581,519
February 2013
Posts: 278
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:22:53 AM
these are some great ideaa! and I was just about to sort through mine today, great timing!

*kaleidoscope*
Leader of the Banned

PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
Posts: 17,687
Layouts: 105
Loc: Froogville

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:29:32 AM

They are also good for making envelopes. If you put the patterned side on the inside, you have lined envelopes. Some of the busier patterns work much better as envelope liners.


It's a good way to make cards with matching envelopes. You just make the envelope first and use the scraps for the cards. Like my blog example.

matallh
PeaWee

PeaNut 364,168
February 2008
Posts: 5
Layouts: 10
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:42:55 AM
Agree - I try not to waste anything so I use paper that I am not going to use as scrap, use it for stamping, or put it into the stash of craft supplies for my grandkids to use.

melanell
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 26,836
January 2002
Posts: 19,090
Layouts: 86

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:53:37 AM
I've been finding that I like using the stacks for divided pocket style albums.

I simply use a touch of adhesive to attach the thinner paper of a stack to whatever is on the flip side of the pocket, and they look fine once in place.

And they coordinate well, which is nice.

katiescott
PeaAddict

PeaNut 407,397
January 2009
Posts: 1,520
Layouts: 614
Loc: Sunny Florida

Posted: 3/10/2013 11:49:58 AM
I do that flipping them over to use the white thing too!
Uploaded with iPhone client

Danibuttons3000
PeaNut

PeaNut 547,622
March 2012
Posts: 94
Layouts: 28

Posted: 3/10/2013 12:48:26 PM
I've never made my own envelopes! Good thing I have hundreds of sheets for practice haha

peamac
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 340,335
October 2007
Posts: 6,352
Layouts: 3
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 3/10/2013 1:42:35 PM
I often split mine with my sister and mom who scrap also. If it's a stack from J's I know they wont have it, since they dont have a Js near them.

doesitmatter?
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 509,811
May 2011
Posts: 6,639
Layouts: 27

Posted: 3/10/2013 1:51:02 PM
I won't buy those stacks & haven't for years - but I don't use my ugly paper for test cuts in my silhouette and kids craft projects, or for a messy mat as you described.
Uploaded with iPhone client

emilymae8
BucketHead

PeaNut 535,248
December 2011
Posts: 934
Layouts: 39

Posted: 3/10/2013 1:57:55 PM
Oh, I never thought of using them to make envelopes--that's brilliant! I can't wait to get some use out of those couple of pads I bought before I knew better!

IAmMikki
BucketHead

PeaNut 520,674
September 2011
Posts: 723
Layouts: 7
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 3/10/2013 2:01:39 PM
rlg510 - I am so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has a "ugly paper" pile.

When I started scrapbooking paper stacks were so amazing! Now I have 2 GIANT paper stacks where most of the paper went unused. The patterns are incredibly outdated so I usually just use them when I need a piece of white paper, "tester" or if I'm doing something like embossing and I'll put it behind to catch the excess powder.

My daughter loves to get artsy so I have made a little section in my room that has supplies that she can use, the paper stacks circa 2001 live there.

RnKMom
Prima 'n' Stickles Pea

PeaNut 80,424
April 2003
Posts: 9,176
Layouts: 30
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 3/10/2013 3:49:49 PM

I like to put them down on my craft mat when I'm getting messy/use them to test stamps and ink on!

They are also good for making envelopes. If you put the patterned side on the inside, you have lined envelopes.

It's a good way to make cards with matching envelopes. You just make the envelope first and use the scraps for the cards.

Why didn't I ever think of these???


IScrapCrap
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 570,639
October 2012
Posts: 2,808
Layouts: 0
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny

Posted: 3/10/2013 9:00:44 PM
I've trimmed down a piece of card stock and put it over a piece of patterned paper. So, there is just a small border of color.

BEF2008
AncestralPea

PeaNut 183,504
January 2005
Posts: 4,477
Layouts: 0

Posted: 3/10/2013 9:54:09 PM
Yeah but .... do you actually own 180 paper stacks? What is the meaning of your post title?

HoneyBee13
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
Posts: 2,663
Layouts: 0
Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/10/2013 10:14:13 PM
I just started doing this because sometimes I find myself looking for a piece of paper to put under a paper for stamping, embossing, glitter, etc.

mikklynn
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 294,285
January 2007
Posts: 2,833
Layouts: 1
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 3/11/2013 10:20:31 AM
You Peas are brilliant! What great ideas.
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}