Dec 06 2008

Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 7 – Blog Candy and More!


Welcome to Day7 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! If you are new here, check out Party Central for a full rundown of our 12 day schedule. Feel free to jump in anytime at all!!!

Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!You DO NOTneed to have a Blog to play uploading your project to SCS ( is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!


Susan Roberts Rainy Day Creations How often do we give Gift Card Holders? Well, if youre like me, probably a lot!!! Susans Featured Project today shows us a quick gift card holder to make and she Challenges us to make our own, using her template or your own. Susan also has a BLOG CANDY offering today. You wont want to miss this, so be sure to visit Susan today!

You can see some more wonderful samples of gift card holders from Susan’s designers by checking out these blogs: Janine, Jennifer, Darlene, and AJ

Dee JacksonStampin cuz I Luv 2 -For her Featured Project today, Dee puts together some gorgeous Packaging for YourFood Items how fun!!! Her Challenge today provides many beautiful samples for you to see and to be inspired by so you can prepare your own packaged delectables for those on your gift list. Be sure to stop in at Dees today to see the sweet treats she and her designers have prepared for you!!!

You can see more beautifully packaged food gift items by checking out Dee’s designers at these blogs: CAT, Jennifer, Darlene, Heather and Barb. I have a packaged food item as well, and you can just scroll down to see that!


Susan Roberts Rainy Day Creations has a blog candy offering today in addition to her challenge listed above.

Sharon JohnsonNo Time to Stamp? – Thats me with more BLOG CANDY think specialty papers and just keep looking, because here it is:


Today’s Blog Candy was graciously donated by Marco’s Paper. From reading past comments I realize many of you are familiar with Marco’s Paper, but I wasn’t until a few months ago and, oh my goodness, what a store!!! Totally filled with paper and supplies for any paper crafter!!! Today we have from Marco’s Paper15 sheetsof the Accordion Cardstock that I used on this post the other day. It is 5.5″ x 25″ and makes doing accordion projects so easy. We also have a pack of 1/2 sheets of the Mirri Reflective Card that I’ve been using so much lately – OH, do I LOVE this paper. If you’ve never used it, you’ll be in for a treat! It is highly reflective — truly a mirrored surface — and it works up SO nicely into pretty, elegant cards. It adds such a richness and class — I just love it!!! It comes in a large variety of colors and this pack has samplings of them all. I did open my pack and have it spread out so you can see the colors. And you can also see in the photo how highly reflective it truly is! Also we have a package of 50 White Announcement Envelopes in A-2 size. THANK YOU MARCO’S PAPER!!!! MUCH APPRECIATED!!! And in doing these links, I just noticed their announcement on the home page about FREE shipping with a $50 purchase through Dec 15 — that’s Monday!!! Just letting you know!

To be entered for this Blog Candy drawing, all you need to do is comment below and tell me what type of paper you usemost often OTHER THAN standard cardstock. Nice and simple!!! This post will be closed for Blog Candy entries at 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Shortly thereafter a random winner will be selected by The winner will be posted both on this thread and at Party Central. OK, now on to my project:


I played in Dee’s challenge today to come up with ways to attractively package gifts of food. Food gifts are SO totally practical and I think always appreciated, so it’ll be fun to see what everyone comes up with! My project today is SO simple. I took an already pretty bag of Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Coffee. It was done in candy cane stripes of red and white which, much to my glee, was the EXACT same color as the red Mirri Card that I wanted to use today!!! AllI did was wrap with ribbon, attach my Merry Christmas sentiment medallion, hang on a tag, make a simple card to match, and DONE!!! It turned a lovely, but simple, bag of coffee into a WOW gift item!!!


The sentiment medallion is made with the Christmas Ensemble by JustRite, using the Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III, which happens to be my favorite size. And JustRite is having a sale now, until the 19th. Check it out here. I am disappointed in my photos of this project. The Merry Christmas is embossed in a mixture of SU Gold Detail Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds. It is SO GORGEOUS IRL, and in these photos it just looks like I’ve stamped it with brown ink and didn’t even get a good image — so NOT true!!! I apologize for that, but my photo abilities are quite limited!!! Anyway, just believe me, it is a soft gold with a bit of Dazzling Diamond sparkle!!! Very eye-catching!!! That is layered onto a circle of the gold Mirri Card, then onto a layer of candy canes which is a border in the Christmas Ensemble, then finally onto the scalloped layer made with the Red Mirri Card!!! It’s SO pretty!!! All the cutting and embossing was done with my Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders in the Cuttlebug. This Mirri Card, though heavy, cut like butter!!!

The For You ornament tag on top probably took a minute or less!!! And HOW pretty!!! I used my coordinating ornament die and embossing Folder for the Cuttlebug. I first cut the ornament with the die, then inserted it into the folder and ran it through. Made with this gold Mirri Card it looks JUST like a real ornament! Again, the Mirri Card ran through with the Cuttlebug die and folder with no problems. It has the heavy weight I love and still works like a charm with all my tools!


Here’s the card I made to coordinate. To make my candy cane border, I colored the border stamp from the Christmas Ensemblewith my SU markers in red and black, stamped it, then colored in the flowers with my Spica Glitter Pens by Copic, using Gold, Red, and Olive. And on the card I added this strip of ribbed Mirri Card. Another quick dress-me-up idea that is so effortless. Here’s how I did it.


My strip is 1.5″ wide. This was just a scrap left over. Using my Scor-It, I quickly and easily embossed it (scored it) every 1/4 “. So easy to do with the well-marked ruler on top. Just score and keep moving it over 1/4” at a time. LOVE the rich look it adds. And again, this Mirri Card is quite heavy, but my Scor-It scoring tool glided over it making a perfect score with no effort at all. When you do this, be sure to start with a longer piece of paper than you need. Remember, as you score, it eats up length and you end up with a shorter piece. Start long enough, then cut off what you don’t need when all is said and done!

And that takes care of today’s project!!! Hope you liked it — it WAS so super fun, simple and quick!!! It would be great to do up a few of these just to keep on hand for those surprise visitors or extra gifts we so often need at the last minute!!! Sure to please!!! Thanks so much for stopping in again.I truly DO appreciate it — more than you know!!! Hope to see you again tomorrow as the fun continues throughout next week!!!

And the winner selected by is #24, who is Michelle!!! Congrats, Michelle! Here’s what she had to say:


That mirror paper is incredible! I love what youve done with it, Sharon!

Dec 7, 1:31 AM

Thank you so much, everyone, for playing along — much appreciated!!!

284 responses so far

284 Responses to “Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 7 – Blog Candy and More!”

  1. Swedie says:

    I just love your Christmas creations done with the Just Rite Christmas Ensemble. Such neat things can be done with it. I have been enjoying following your celebration. I tend to like the Holiday papers and the nostalgic designs. I don’t necessarily lean toward a particular brand.


  2. Lynne Hurlburt says:

    I like adding vellum to my cards. Thanks for the chance for the blog candy. Have a great day, Hugs n’ Stuff, Lynne

  3. Lilian says:

    I particularly like the bright coloured patterned papers that are available right now. The more the merrier for me. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy and all the inspiration that you share with us…Lilian

  4. Beth says:

    I use decorative paper of any variety and having been using a lot of kraft cardstock for masculine cards.

  5. linda patti says:

    I like to use vellum on cards, especially like it for a saying, tearing the edges around the words.

  6. bunny says:

    I also use the cute designs on wrapping paper for nice images on cards πŸ™‚

  7. Caiti says:

    I really love fun colored patterned paper on cards. I normally go with K&Company or DCWV. I mostly stick with cardstock since it’s what I know πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Darlene L says:

    I like others have said before use vellum often. I think it adds an elegant element to my cardmaking. The only other paper I have used for my cards is designer paper used in scrapbooking. Thanks Sharon and Marcos Papers for todays blog candy offer. darlene

  9. rebekka says:

    K&C Company, I love what you did with the score it and your card looks fabulous.

  10. Carole says:

    I often use velum and sometimes handmade paper that I make. Thanks for a chance to win!

  11. Darlene says:

    Other than regular card stock, I use a lot of designer paper. Thank you for your generosity once again.

  12. Elaine says:

    Hello Sharon,
    The mirrored cardstock is fabulous and fun – even my kids love it! I use BasicGrey most often, then Stampin Up patterned papers. In fact I use a lot of SU colored cardstock as well. I am not picky though – just about every company that’s ever made paper is in my stash someway or another!
    thank you for the chance to win great stuff – these daily postings are a real treat!

  13. Cheri Howard says:

    DCWV is my most commonly used paper simply because it’s so much more economical than by-the-sheet. But if the craft store is running a really good sale, I can get all sorts of cool stuff!

  14. Jennifer Engle says:

    I use Stampin up Card stock for all my projects, unless I have a better match with Bazzil… I am hoping to try some of the new paper with the coordinating cores…

  15. Dana Herin says:

    Outside of basic solid cardstock, I use and love Basic Grey the best. But, I am finding I really am not aware of what all is out there available. For example, I have never seen mirrored paper or long paper for accordian style projects. I have learned so much from blogs in the last couple of weeks, it is amazing. I am not sure how I even found your blog but I think it may have been through SCS when searching about JustRite monograms. Since then, it has gotten crazy (nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folders). Next it will be this mirrored paper and a Scor-it!! My husband doesn’t realize that I just keep buying my own Christmas presents this year!! It will be an easy one on him!

  16. Erin K says:

    I really don’t use any one type of paper the most. I really love patterned paper and will mix and match papers from different companies. That said, lately I’ve been in love with Basic Grey papers.

  17. Tessa says:

    Besides cardstock I use Patterned Paper ALOT!!!! But I also use Vellum quite a bit! Beautiful project!

  18. Lori Mueller says:

    Sharon, I’m drooling each day I visit your blog. You always have such beautiful creations! Besides cardstock, I probably us DP’s the most. I haven’t ventured out much past those, but would love to have the chance by winning this blog candy. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Anita says:

    My other type of paper right now is Christmas design paper. Thanks for showing such wonderful projects to make Christmas special.

  20. June Pegram says:

    Happy Holidays! I must say my favorite card stock of all time is: Whisper White by Stampin’ Up. It is such yummy/gorgeous paper to work with. I did hear a rumor that Marco’s Paper carried a very comparable card stock but I never found out what it was called.


  21. Cathy says:

    I love designer paper and since I am an old-fashioned girl at heart, the beautiful papers made by K&Co. are probably my Number One favorites, in a dead heat with Anna Griffin’s papers, which I also adore. I use lovely florals and papers with vintage patterns of fronds and scrolls a lot as backgrounds. I’m itching to try this new paper, however. Getting paper that length is a treat!

  22. pam (pammy jo) says:

    i love SU double-sided designer papers – there are so many possibilities, and they match my inks and stamps, so it’s a match made in heaven πŸ™‚ keep the great project ideas coming – fabulous stuff!!

  23. Nancy C says:

    Your gift presentation is wonderful, as usual. I use designer paper in most of my projects. Love the yummy candy

  24. Michelle says:

    That mirror paper is incredible! I love what you’ve done with it, Sharon!

  25. Char- D says:

    I use my scraps from scrapbooking to make a lot of my cards, so I guess pattern paper would have to be my answer.

  26. Kellye Newburn says:

    That paper is SO pretty!! I most often use velum and sometimes metallic papers, but none as gorgeous as that mirrored paper. Thanks for the chance to win some of it!

  27. Nancy says:

    Love that tag, and the card. That shiny paper is gorgeous!
    I use DP from My Minds Eye a lot, and lately have been on a Kraft CS kick.

  28. Rene Mewes says:

    I love using glossy white cardstock. There are so many great techniques for glossy cardstock. But that mirrored cardstock is wonderful too. I love how pretty it looks when you use the nestibilities. Thanks for the blogcandy opportunity!

    Rene’ Mewes
    [email protected]

  29. Wendalyn says:

    I like using Stardream paper and Watercolor paper… Stardream is very shiny and it looks beautiful on cards. I love your cards..

  30. MARILYN NIMMO says:

    I use lots and lots of patterned paper. I love finding patterns and colors that go together. I tend to accent with cardstock instead of the other way around.

  31. Roberta W says:

    My sister is a Stampin’ Up demo so I use quite a bit of their cardstock and Designer Paper. Another favorite is Bo Bunny, but I sure would love to win this packet of Marco Papers. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Susan B says:

    I really like to use Basic Grey and Little Yellow Bicycle papers. I’ve only seen this Marco Paper in one store and that was out of town so I would really enjoy winning this package.

  33. rebecca says:

    I use LOTS of SU paper, but have never really met a piece of paper I didn’t like. I’ve been known to use junk mail, my handmade papers, old book pages, bits of letters I’ve received…. I love 12X12 sheets of scrapbook paper, though I don’t scrapbook. There are tons of wonderful designs available. I don’t know how I’ve missed these, but I’ve never heard of Marco Papers. I’ve been looking for some extra long papers for some projects and would love to get my hands on some of these. They look luscious! Thanks for letting us all play along!

  34. becky - belledancr (SCS) says:

    I buy all kinds of DSP’s but I find myself actuallu using American Crafts the most. I like that it is two-sided and always gives me a match if i don’t have a close match with my SU! cardstock colors. I think they coordinate well
    and offer a lot of variety. I altered some nut containers for christmas gifts and am also making some coordinating genie bag for homemade chocolates.
    Thanks for offering such wonderful goodies and HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!
    SCS belledancr
    [email protected]

  35. Glenda J says:

    I love pattern paper and designer SU paper. K & Co. is a favorite. There are so many wonderful papers available it is sometimes overwhelming (because I want it all). Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful paper and envelopes too!

  36. Aubien says:

    My first time to your site – very cool! The paper I use most is All My Memories…I just love their style!

  37. StampinCathy says:

    Love all the creative and inspiring projects everyone has been creating. Most of my CS is SU and for DP I use a lot of different kinds. Thanks so much for a chance at this beautiful paper.

  38. Tammi says:

    If I have to pick one favorite it would be Basicgrey patterned papers. Great food wrapping ideas.

  39. Toni says:

    I used Basic Grey designer paper most after regular cardstock. I’m not picky about my patterned paper, I just really love the Basic Grey designs!

  40. Karen L. says:

    The type of paper that I use most often, besides cardstock is handmade paper! I LOVE handmade papers of all kinds and have even made my own paper. Textures are something that always add that something extra to a project.

  41. SHartl says:

    I have just started using glossy paper to use with alcohol inks and I love it. You get such nice, crisp images on it and alcohol or dye inks are so gorgeous and brilliant!

  42. Leanne Watkins says:

    I love using vellum with my cardstocks, especially when using vivid colors. It softens and gives an ethereal effect. Also dry embossing vellum is spectacular. Have just started using Cosmo Cricket DP’s. These are also wonderful.

  43. SueB says:

    Those metallics are yummy!!! I’ve not seen anything IRL from Marco’s. I use PaperTrey Ink’s cardstock the most right now, with Stampin’Up! being next in line.

  44. Gvendalen says:

    I don’t necessarily lean toward a particular brand.
    I really love the Basic Grey designs!

  45. Toni K says:

    Awesome projects! I didn’t think I needed the Mirri cardstock until I saw your projects.
    If I’m not using cardstock I’m using Watercolor paper and patterned paper, mostly Basic Grey.

  46. nina says:

    I’m just getting into using stuff other than cardstock. I love the American Crafts Christmas medium weight cardstock pack I picked up – the designs are not too busy and are small enough to look nice when I’ve cut it up into small shapes. I also liked using that stuff (forget what it’s called) – lots of chunky fibers in it that tear nicely.

  47. laura huffman says:

    that would have to be SU designer paper. love the colours, but i think i’d love to try cosmo cricket, love that blog

  48. Nancy J says:

    Since I’m fairly new to stamping/card making I mainly use cardstock and designer paper. I just LOVE paper. I could play with it all day! hehe! Your blog candy looks like a lot of fun! I love what you did with it.

  49. DJ says:

    Since I am more of party favor/candy wrapper I use photo paper and a gloss paper along with my card stock, I just now trying to get into card making.

  50. Diana Downey says:

    I have to say that Basic Grey designer paper is my favorite. I also like SU. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity.

  51. Melanie says:

    I like the metallic papers a lot for that special touch. Especially with Holiday cards.

  52. Ann Lind says:

    I tend to use patterned paper more now than ever. I love the mirrored paper you have used on your card will have to order some. Great project and a good idea to have an extra gift on hand for what could be an embarassing moment. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy. TFS Ann Lind

  53. carolh says:

    I have been using 2 sided paper from Sam’s Club. Marco’s Paper had the longest line at the first and only Stamping Convention I went to..and of course I wasn’t willing to wait that long.. πŸ™

  54. Lyn S says:

    I use a lot of different types of papers, but lately Basic Grey paper is appearing on my cards more and more!

  55. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Thanks for another opportunity to win some blog candy. As it happens, I just received an order from Marco Papers — of some suede paper. I love the soft look and feel of it. I’ve made some poinsettia die cuts from it this year, and they’ve turned out really pretty.

  56. Eileen McClean says:

    recently I have just started to use designer papers and now love them and use them whenever possible especially as the stampinup papers co-ordinate which always looks wonderful.Love your celebrations

  57. lindastamps says:

    I use patterned paper often! There’s so much variety out there.

  58. Lori says:

    Gorgeous work as always, Sharon! Thanks for offering so much blog candy this week. My favorite paper besides cardstock would definitely be patterned paper… I have more than I could ever use in a lifetime. I use mostly SU but I also love Basic Grey and a lot of other companies. Too many to name!

  59. Barb T (scs btexpress) says:

    Sharon, thanks for the wonderful blog candy. I am not familiar with
    Marco Papers, but I will acquaint myself very soon. I love using
    silk flowers, poinsettias and of course designer paper. Barb

  60. Shelley says:

    Thank you for your ideas

  61. Wow…such gorgeous samples (but your awesomness always shines in your samples!). I have to say that I must be living in a cave because I’ve never seen this kind of cardstock before! The effect is really dazzling.

    I would say that after reaching for the decorative paper, my next biggest “paper use” would be vellum…what a versatile product THAT is.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

  62. Joyce across the pond says:

    The paper I use most apart from standard white and cream cardstock is patterned Basic Grey or Anna Griffin….I just can’t get enough of it…but at this festive time…you just can’t beat a good red mirror cardstock.

  63. Jeanette says:

    Love the shiny paper you used – I’m going to have to look into getting some of it. One of my favorite “papers” to use is cork. It gives a nice rustic feel to cards. It is actually gasket material from the auto parts store.

  64. Cheryl B. says:

    Lately since I am only making Christmas cards, I have been using a lot of metallic paper. I only have red, gold and silver. I was just thinking the other day that it would be great to have some other colors. Hope I win your blog candy!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Janet Swofford says:

    Wow! You did it again! You blew me away with such a beautiful project! I love those mirrored papers. I have been using lots of brushed metallic papers(gold ,silver and copper from SU!)on my Christmas projects and I love SU! Christmas DSP ,too. So festive with so little effort! Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy.
    [email protected]

  66. Connie K says:

    Wow, that mirrored paper is gorgeous!
    I use DP most often, with vellum coming in second, and then mulberry third.

    Connie K.

  67. You just HAD to ask, didn’t you? Well now I’m forced to admit I’ve been living under a rock down here in VA. I’m only familiar with Basic Grey’s DP and that’s all I use. I adore Basic Grey – but still….


    Gabriela (the one under the rock)

  68. I use the following in additional to plain cardstock: Glossy, Patterned/Designer Paper, Metallic, Vellum and Acetate.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  69. jackie says:

    i love vellum love your blog thanks for chance to win

  70. Chelle says:

    I am starting to use DP a lot, but I love vellum & mulberry.

  71. Diane says:

    Great project! Now who wouldn’t love to receive that!!! MY newest favorite paper (because I have lots of favorites) is the Cord-in-nations papers, they are soooooo fun! Thanks for the chance!

  72. Becky Yoder says:

    I’ve slowly been joining the DP crowd. I used to feel like I was “cheating” by not stamping my backgrounds. Now I’m really loving the DP’s, seeing what colors I can accent, matching patterns to my card-recipients’ personalities, scouring clearance racks to see what beautiful bargains I can add to my collection, etc. And yes, Sharon, Marco’s is AWESOME!

  73. Wow! I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this mirror paper! And how you used it on your goodie bag and card! I really enjoy using pattern papers, and if they’re textured, all the better. I really need to look into this mirror paper you’re featuring.

  74. Jane says:

    I am certainly enjoying all of the wonderful ideas that your group has been posting. I just received the new sets from Just Rite Stamps two days ago and looking forward to using them on some of my Holiday gifts!
    Would love to win the Marcos papers as I have never heard of them. I will have to check them out at Violette’s and see if they carry them. Other than card stock I love any paers with a good design

  75. Hello my Name is Ellie and I am Kraft Paper Addict.. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEE Kraft Cardstock,paper anything to do w/Kraft makes my heart beat a little faster! lol.. My gals I stamp w/me always make fun of me and say are we using Kraft paper today? I had never heard of Marco Papers until actually you posted it and you have made me SOOO CURIOUS and want to try it out. FYI: your gift for today is so shiney and pretty I don’t think I would be able to open it! lol I am sooooo enjoying all these AMAZING creatings from everyone! You’ve already made my Holidays!

  76. Stephanie Eisele says:

    I have all kinds of pretty paper. I don’t use any specific company. I always buy lots of paper when it goes on sale. I probably have a lot of pinks and reds. Just realized the other day, I have no black. I’ll have to do something about that soon.

  77. Jill TB says:

    Hands down it’s vellum! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!

  78. Pat Burbidge says:

    I use mostly Stampin’ Up, but save every pretty piece of paper that comes to me. Really love the quality of Paper Trey as well and the lovely colours

  79. Kathie says:

    I would love to see your Christmas tree and the beautifully wrapped packages underneath. But of course my real goal would be to see all of you! Smiles to you all! I use Stamping Up paper!

  80. Mary Merrifield says:

    I use patterned paper on almost every card. Usually stampin up.

  81. Melody says:

    I LOVE cardstock! Early in my stamping years I had to get over “saving” all my favorites and not using them. I love glossy, vellum and mirrored! Thanks for the wonderful blog candy!!

  82. Linda w says:

    I have been using quite a lot of patterned paper lately for my cards. I always have to use 2 different patterns with one always being a stripe and the other usually floral or paper themed with a particular season. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. Mary Ferris says:

    Oh – I would love to try out these papers! I haven’t tried the mirrored paper, but your sample with it is gorgeous. I’ve ben using designer paper more and more often in my projects of late. I especially like the SU patterned papers that perfectly match their solid card stock. I keep finding new favorite in it! Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!

  84. Lynn L says:

    I just love the ways you have used the mirror cardstock. Although I have never purchased any, I will have to get some. I have ordered from Marco’s many times since discovering them at a stamp convention many years ago. Wonderful source if you need to make wedding invites, etc. They have the best vellum for computer printing (never blurs or bleeds), many kinds and colors of cardstock & envelopes, and great prices!

  85. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Believe it or not, for my Christmas cards I like to use the end cuts from The Paper Cut. I get them at a stamp convention, and I challege myself to use them. Lots of shimmery and mirror papers. I love them. I also like the dp from Stamping Up.

  86. glorie says:

    I always use some form of the yummy DP’s available right now … there is so much to choose from. Thanks for sharing another wonderful gift giving idea.

  87. Jerri Kay says:

    Okay Sharon, hand over the Mirri cardstock and nobody gets hurt!!!! I want it, I want it, wowzers it’s absolutely gorgeouss. I’m off to check out their site. What a fabulous project! I love how you’ve dressed up the coffee bag, you’re such an enabler, you’re giving me so many ideas! Love the cuttlebug tag, I haven’t seen that one yet, so perfect and easy for fabulous looking tags!

  88. Cindy Q. says:

    WOW!!! That ornament is spectacular….love it…..I do not use any one particular brand of DP, but what I like to do is use several matching ones in one project….actually I am using less and less plain cardstock and more DP. Love lots of layers with different designed paper. Beautiful project you made….thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

  89. Judy Walsh says:

    I love using the shimmery paper that I think is made by Paper Company. Heat embossing looks great on it. It adds a beautiful touch to any card or project I am working on, is really thick.

  90. Nancy says:

    I mostly use Stampin Up cardstock, but have been branching out lately. I did know about Marco’s but I didn’t know about the mirrored paper, definitely have to thy some of it!

  91. Love this Mirri paper!!! Wow!!! I most often used watercolor paper in addition to regular cardstock.

  92. Tracey says:

    I tend to stick to cardstock and patterned paper but your sample with these papers is so fabulous I think I might need to try it out!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  93. Norine says:

    I have seen this mirri paper on other cards in blogs and never knew where to get it I love it thanks so much for giving us a chance to win
    I love what you made

  94. Norine says:

    I have seen this mirri paper on other cards in blogs and never knew where to get it I love it thanks so much for giving us a chance to win
    I love what you made

    I usually use Bazzil and than Geogia Pacfic for stamping and coloring sorry I was so excited forgot to tell you about the paper

  95. Leslie says:

    Hi, I love to add vellum or shiny papers to my regular cardstock. I just found marco’s online and would love to take a trip there sometime.

  96. Gorgeous packaging Sharon! LOVE that red shiny paper … perfect for this time of the year! I have some in red, green, blue … guess I should blow the dust off, huh!! Thanks again for doing this challenge … what great fun!!

  97. I love Whisper White and Very Vanilla for images but I use The Paper Company the most for other papers. Also a lot of DCWV. I have bought all my Nestibilities from Marco Papers and love the service…you speak to a real live person!
    Happy Holidays

  98. really, i use mostly card stock and designer series paper. your projects today are awesome!

  99. Sheri Danielson says:

    I like any kind of double sided paper. You can do so many things with it. I especially like the brightly colored papers or the vintage papers. Those are my 2 favorites.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  100. Maria says:

    I never realized it until I started listing recipes on my cards but I have a slight addiction to My Minds Eye dp!! I love it, use it on almost every card!!!

  101. Gail H says:

    I use paper from DCWV and other companies too. I love to add alittle patterned paper to add a touch of more color and design to the cards.

    Gail πŸ™‚

  102. I am an SU! demo, so their paper is my top fav! However, I am IN LOVE with every Basic Grey collection I can get my hands on.

  103. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Gorgeous gift pack and card, Sharon! I love the Mirri CS you’ve been using on your projects! It gives everything such a touch of elegance! My favorite paper besides CS is designer or patterned paper. I use it on nearly every card I make!
    Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy from Marco’s Paper!

  104. Carol Ascher says:

    I love using patterned papers as well as some metallic papers to make cards. I love papers with some “tooth” which add a little diversity to the card.

  105. Cindyb says:

    What beautiful papers! The ornament is gorgeous! If only I had a cuttlebug………
    I use mostly SU designer papers and vellum.
    What a super party you are having Sharon.

  106. Sandy K says:

    Thank you for the information on Marco. I have bought their paper in the past but didn’t know about the mirrored paper. I use Cryogen paper with my standard cardstock. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy and especially the paper.

  107. Christy says:

    Other than standard cardstock, I’ve been using aluminum flashing to make manly cards for the men in my life. I’d love a chance to win the Marco papers and thank you for the heads-up on them so I can order them if I don’t win. Thanks again for the numerous giveaways, Sharon!

  108. Marcie S. says:

    Thanks for the chance at the blog candy! I am really using a lot of Papertrey Ink patterned paper lately- besides the “standard” cardstock. It seems to coordinate so well with everything!

  109. Ann says:

    I love using patterned paper, no particular brand. I go to the LSS store and choose individual sheets that attract my attention. I would love to try the accordian paper. I saw a tutorial on accordian cards and would love to try them.

  110. Jean says:

    Love your project….I have used Marco papers for years. Whenever I go to a stamping show I head for Marco first! I am going to invest in the Just Rite products and I am so happy when you use the Cuttlebug as I just got one (ahead of time) for Christmas and I love it….thanks again for sharing and the blog candy….happy day!

  111. cards4u says:

    I love DP – it’s such fun simple way to add to your card! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  112. Val S says:

    Oh, I wish there was a Marco Papers close to where we live. I love paper…cardstock, DSP, etc and the more the merrier! Since we don’t have a LSS anymore, I mainly use Stampin’ Up carstock, though for special cards, I will “dip” into my “treasured” linen cardstock stash. I love linen cardstock and when my LSS was going out of business, I bought a lot! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome blog candy!!

  113. Pam in Ar. says:

    Believe it or not..I like to use coffee filters! You can use your reinkers to make the most amazing designs, and use any color combo you want…just with the drop of a color….

  114. Kathy S says:

    I use Brazill (spell?) and Stampin Up cardstock.

  115. cecilia says:

    I love designer paper for my projects and cards. Your blog is so inspiring. Thanks for the blog candy!

  116. Mary Brautigam says:

    Historically I have used mostly SU’s colored cardstocks. I’ve used “whisper white” from Marcos for the past couple years because I go through that so much. In the past half year I’m wanting to incorporate other papers and card stocks for ‘speed’ and pizzaz. I’ve just recently discovered your blog and have started following it regularly… LOVE your work! Thanks for the opportunity to play! πŸ˜€

  117. Laura says:

    I love to use Basic Grey’s 6X6 packs for card-making. It’s so easy with the co-ordinated papers. I haven’t heard of the Mirri papers before and they are gorgeous. I loved the cards you made with the Scandinavian stamps. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  118. Julie Temple says:

    I am loving your Celebration! Everyone has such wonderful Holiday Ideas!! I use mostly SU cardstock, but have also picked up some of the pretty Linen Cardstock at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for a chance at the “goodies”.
    Happy Holidays!

  119. linda says:

    Just recently got the cardmaking bug and have used Stampin’ Up paper. Love your ideas …

  120. Anne Lawrie says:

    I use a lot of patterned paper and shimmer cardstock these days. I keep looking at the Mirri Card on the Marco’s Paper site. Inspired by your lovely creations I know that one of these days I’ll actually place an order.

  121. Jill says:

    I’m not brand specific to Designer Papers – I just go with what appeals at the moment – but I have recently discovered the Designer Papers from The Angel Company and I have to say “WOW!” to those.

  122. Jo-Anne says:

    I go through a LOT of watercolour pads, because most my colouring is done with tombow markers or watercolour pencils. Other than that, I use DP.
    This is the first I am hearing about Marco papers, so I’m excited to go look around their website!

  123. Jenn says:

    Wow, I love the shine! Those cards are so festive.

    The paper I use other than card stock is any cute DP i see strolling the aisles at my local scrap store. I love Sassafras, Cosmo Cricket, and more

  124. Myra says:

    I love your project. It is very festive looking. I have been using special papers from Marco’s for many years, after meeting them in a stamp/scrap booth for the first time.

  125. Jenn S says:

    I definitely use patterned paper most but when you posted about metallic paper about a week ago, it inspired me to dig through my stash and I found some that I’ve had for years and I’ve been using it recently. Thanks for the inspiration.

  126. Lenoria says:

    I use the foil papers on most of my cards because you can use it behind any image and it just makes it more elegant looking. That is what caught my eye in your picture – the shine!

  127. Barbara says:

    i use patterned paper and I gravitate to polka dots and stripes. I picked up some mirror card at my local stamp store. She actually had only two sheets of copper left but I had to try it after seeing it on your blog.

  128. Marilyn says:

    Wow your project is gorgeous. I guess I have to say I like to use the shimmer cs as well as DP for my cards. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy

  129. Rita Bracy says:

    My Just Rite Stamper is in the mail. I can’t wait to get it and start using it. I use mostly designer paper on my cards when I’m not just using card stock. Thanks for a chance to win some of Marco’s Paper.

  130. Sharon says:

    I am figuring out how to incorporate design papers into my card making. But of course, I’m still figuring out card making in general!

  131. Charlene H. says:

    I love that mirrored cardstock. I received some (not sure what brand) as a gift a few years ago. You have inspired me to cut it up! I love using any designer papers on my cards but one of my favorites is the textured or printed vellum papers. They are so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous paper!

  132. Lynda Hidalgo says:

    Wow …just love the effect of Marco’s paper ..and boooooo to you for one more thing on my wish list . Well done the cards are stunning.
    [email protected]

  133. LeAnne says:

    Gorgeous ensemble! Love that paper–so rich looking!

  134. Marisa says:

    I’m beginning to enjoy DP more and more (some of us are slow to catch one LOL). Also enjoy vellum.

  135. Selma says:

    I always use SU cardstock because it matches my ink pads and markers. I purchase SU designer paper but have also purchased some Basic Gray and K&Company designer paper. I have not heard of Marco’s paper but will need to check them out. I always love everything you suggest.

  136. Diane B says:

    I use patterned paper, not a specific brand just what ever hits me at the time. I love how you used the reflective paper to make your ornament! I would love some to play with! Thanks. πŸ™‚

  137. Tilda says:

    Lately I have been lovin using foil paper! It adds so much to a simple card! Woohoo! And also like to use matching pp, CTMH is one and BG. Love it all.

    Great blog. I visit often but hardly comment….guess I am busy drooling! LOL!!! love your stuff.

  138. LadyDoc says:

    Another great post- no wonder you have passed a million hits- everything you post is so inspiring for other crafters!

    Other than standard cardstock I like to use patterned paper from stacks as mats for scrapbook pages or cards. Stacks are very affordable but always include lots of papers that I would never use for a whole scrapbook page but that look wonderful with only a small edge showing around a picture or behind a card image.

    Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy!

  139. Lisa808 says:

    I have never heard of Marco’s Papers before. They look absolutely gorgeous. I frequently use Bazzill cardstock. I love the texture. I also use a lot of patterned paper. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful paper.

  140. Martie M says:

    Truthfully no special paper comes to mind – I have just SOOOO much paper that I pour through all of it – generally just searching for a certain color.

    Thanks for the chance to win some Marco’s paper. It is a great store.

  141. Cute idea to just embellish an already packaged treat. This would be good for gifts to people like the postman who may be leary of eating homemade goodies.
    I use the usual papers like decorative pages, glossy cardstock, vellum and watercolor paper. I always seem to be at a loss as to what to do with others! LOL

  142. Alana M says:

    I like to use Translucent paper, glossy cardstock, and Textured Bazzill papers.

    That Marco’s Paper looks really neat! I love any metallic or shiny paper!!

    Thanks for offering this Blog Candy…a real treat, for sure!!

  143. Denise Bryant says:

    I use a lot of Bazzill paper…. love the weight of it and it comes in so many fabulous colors.
    I love that mirri paper you’re using. Would be thrilled to win your blog candy!

  144. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Gorgeous projects! Besides regular cardstock and DSP, I use glossy, metallic cardstock and all kinds of vellum.

  145. LisaC says:

    I would have to say most often I use SU Designer Series Patterns – but I’m starting to branch out and would love to try that mirrored paper! Thank you!

  146. Ashley says:

    I think the paper I use most often is DCWV from Michael’s or Joann’s.

  147. Diane C. says:

    Designer Paper! With so many great companies providing us with absolutely fabulous designs, hmmmm……….. I find myself usually clicking on Basic Grey first, love them!

  148. Jennifer says:

    Hi Sharon. Your gift card holders are WONDERFUL! Thanks for all the awesome blog candy you are offering. Please enter me today! Besides cardstock, I really enjoy using mulberry paper whenever I can.

    Thank you!

    Jennifer L.

  149. nancy littrell says:

    Because I am a SU demo I use SU designer papers the most, but I do love Basic Grey because of the heavy wt. and beautiful designs. I am using Papertreyinks Premium White 110# also for my main cardstock too.
    Sharon, your Christmas Ensemble is gorgeous and your candy would thrill anyone!!! TFS

  150. I use SU! papers most of the time and Basic Grey when I’m feeling fancy!

  151. Karen N says:

    I find I use SU designer papers, as well as a variety of printed papers from Michael’s and Cranberry Hill. It’s always fun to mix and match!

  152. Amanda says:

    Other than cardstock I use a lot of patterned/printed paper; mostly from K&Co and DCWV.

  153. Debbie Stelton says:

    I have collected a few of the 6 x 6 pads of paper and enjoy using them. The cutting is easier and I love the two sided paper. Thank you once again for the chance to win blog candy. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  154. Deb Saaranen says:

    This is just perfect! LOVE the great mirrored cardstock and your fabulous tag treatment!

  155. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Oooooooh, I just have to get some of that Mirri paper! It’s so beautiful and festive! I recently got the set you used in todays project, during the two for one sale at Justrite; so fun! Thanks again for the chance to win this fun prize and to Marco paper for donating!
    Kathy Camasso

  156. Sara says:

    WOW how beautiful, really like the shimmer

  157. Donna says:

    Wow! Love their papers… I just love all the samples you have made to share – just beautiful! Thanks for the chance and the main cardstock I use is S/U, but I do buy some of the papers from Basic Grey and a few others.. Thanks again for sharing!

    Hugs, Donna
    [email protected]

  158. The paper I use most besides regular CS is designer paper . Your project using the Mirri paper is stunning ! Would love to win these goodies !

  159. Janet Sisk says:

    I actually use the metallic papers on my Christmas cards. I love to use them as mats for layering. I then emboss my greeting with gold or silver to match. I tend to use lots of Christmas patterned paper, too. Stamps and beautiful papers, I just love ’em!!!

  160. Hilda says:

    OMG – what an awesome package of candy!!! I’ve been wanting some mirrored cardstock ever since you posted your silver, blue and white cards. I love using holiday designer paper, especially if it has some glitter on it.

  161. Carla H. says:

    Stunning mirror paper, thanks for showing it. Looks like it scores beautifully as well. My most used cardstock is SU for its ultra smooth stamping surface, the DP for all the variety! xoxoxo

  162. Diana says:

    Wow, that paper looks so stunning! I bet it is fun to work with. I guess what I use most besides standard cardstock is Basic Grey DP, then K&Co, then Memory Box….but have been doing alot with vellum lately…

    thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  163. Connie N says:

    I love using BasicGrey patterned papers on my cards but I would love to try out that mirrored cardstock. Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. Cheryl B says:

    I use vellum or gold/silver papers most.

  165. Sue D says:

    Besides ordinary cardstock I like to use metallic paper from the Paper Company–it gives a nice shimmery look when I’m making something fancy.

  166. Connie says:


    As usual you have produced an awesome sample! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    I am a paper hog! About a year ago I had so much paper I made a promise to myself to not buy anything new until I had used at least 3/4 of my stash! Due to this addiction, I have not purchased anything new. Fortunately, my sister is a Stampin’ Up! demo and I have been priviledged to receive some of her rejects (retired, etc.).

    I am excited for the opportunity to have a chance at this winning this awesome paper because ‘winning’ doesn’t count in my promise!

    Connie in north Florida

  167. Debbie Fisher says:

    Besides SU! solid colors, I love Basic Grey and Cosmo
    I have never heard of Marcos before.

  168. Chris says:

    I just love papers in fact I would say I am a paperholic or should that be papercraftholic!! Must say though that Anna Griffin has to be top of my list, just love her beautiful designs, followed closely by vellums then anything I can lay my hands on. Thanks for all the inspiration and giving me something to aspire to.

  169. Pam Clay says:

    I love metallic cardstock! I must be part cat! Since my son is in taekwondo and I scrapbook his tournaments and stuff, I use a lot of oriental-themed paper w/ gold, bronzes,etc. These would be perfect! Thanks for a wonderful blog!

  170. Gail S. says:

    I have been using lately lots os Christmas desing papers!! I wonder why?!
    Thank you for a chance to win, I will have to check out the Marcos papers.

  171. Cindy H. says:

    Sharon I love your card and the cover-up for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Coffee – even sounds good – yummm! The Mirri Reflective Card really adds a great shine and holiday appeal!! I usually use designer papers on my cards. Thank you Sharon and Marco’s Paper for the chance to win this super blog candy!

  172. Susan G says:

    That mirri paper looks fantastic! Before I read your description, I thought the “For You” tag had been done with the faux metal technique. I’d love to have some to play with. Thanks for offering it as well as the envelopes.

  173. Susan G says:

    Sorry, I was so blown away by your project with the mirri paper that I forgot to say what paper I use most. I love designer paper of all types, but mostly I use SU because I like that it coordinates with everything else.

  174. Michelle Michael says:

    I am a big fan of Basic Grey papers & especially like their Xmas colletion this year. I’d love using this metallic paper also!

  175. Amy Johnson says:

    Beautiful project as always. I love the ornament in that gold paper. My favorite paper that I tend to use a lot is any paper that has been pre-glittered. Its so pretty and elegant. I just love it.

  176. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    I love printed papers, but I really enjoy the holidays with all the beautiful Christmas papers.

  177. Julia Carter says:

    Hi! I love your project for today!!!

    I like Bazzil of course, for my cardstock, and for patterned paper, I really like, Making Memories, they are always coming out with new lines, Pink Paislee and October Afternoon also have some really pretty lines, and of course, basic grey has always been a favorite of mine, but i tend to hoard that instead of use it…need to work on that,

    I am really enjoying visiting your blog daily and the other girls blogs, entering the candy giveaways, and looking at all the beautiful projects, thanks for doing this!


  178. Sandee Q says:

    I am very lucky. I live in Ohio and we have a place called Hollo’s that sells 8 1/2 x 11 and 12×12 cardstock for $1.25 a POUND.

    Every few months I go and spend around $20 and come out of there with so much cardstock and envelopes.

    I would LOVE to win this long paper as I have the stamps and the shiny paper to make the card.

    Sandee Q.

  179. Sharon, I have been going nuts over all of the ideas your team has put together! They are absolutely the best! I wish I could save everyone of them. I have subscribe to all of the blogs so I can go back and look at them again and again. Thanks to all of you for taking the time to put this all together. My favorite paper??? I don’t think I could pit just one….SU of coarse love the colors and quality, the top quality Papertrey, and Bazzills beautiful colors.

  180. Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    Decorative paper (SU) and metallic card stocks are my go-to additions and mats — so the mirri would be GREAT! Can’t wait to try it!

  181. Nancy C. says:

    Thanks for another great post! After reading some of your posts I purchased some Basic Grey paper pads and really like them. I’m into victorian looking paper and also want to try some of the Marco papers! Thanks again! Merry Xmas!

  182. Susie L. says:

    Anything and everything I have stuffed all in my room, what I can usual get to the fastest…….all brands, color and size…….
    thanks for sharing your projects.

  183. Debbie H. says:

    Oh my goodness, is there anything other than designer paper??? I love it all from SU, Cosmo Cricket, Memory Box to K & C Co. Love them all!!!

  184. Marian Berggren says:

    I use all different kinds of designer paper from many different colors. I usually use SU cardstock and try to match to that.
    Another fun day! Thanks for the chance to win some Marco paper and envelopes πŸ™‚

  185. CM says:

    What beautiful paper. I haven’t seen it before. I love my SU designer paper and their vellum. Well, if truth be told, any other designer paper I can get my hands on.

  186. Jetta says:

    I’d love to try some of the Mirri paper! My family lives near Marco’s so I can always ask her to make a run for me if I like it! I don’t think there’s been a paper I didn’t like!

  187. I use patterned scrapbook paper the most. I use vellum occassionally too. Thanks for the chance to win such cool blog candy!

  188. I use a lot of designer paper from Stampin’ Up! and just love all the new colors and patterns they’ve come out with in the current catalog and I’m sure I’ll love the next batch just as much. It certainly makes card-making a lot easier, too! I’ve never seen the Marco paper IRL, but I’m hoping I’ll win this blog candy and get to have some in my hot little hands!! :O)

    Thanks for the opportunity and I loved your packaging and cards made with this mirror paper – just gorgeous!


  189. Kerry from PA says:

    Love what you did with that extra strip of red mirri for the card. Other than standard paper, I would say I use designer paper the most and sometimes vellum or mulberry paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

  190. Monica L says:

    I really like the metallic paper now.

  191. sandyh50 says:

    Besides cardstock I’ve used the patterned designer paper, textured metallic paper, glossy white cardstock and mulberry paper. I would love to try this shiny mirror paper by Marco papers. Thanks for the chance.

  192. jessica l says:

    I love the pattern chipboard, not sure you would consider that paper, also like to use vellum paper. Thanks for your great blog.

  193. janet d. says:

    I sometimes use vellum or double side designer paper. Although I tend to hoard that! TFS!

  194. Allison Cope says:

    Other than cardstock I tend to use a lot of BasicGrey papers. Gotta love their lines!

  195. Juliana says:

    Other than cardstock???????? Hmmmmmm.
    Does Watercolor paper count????? I LOVE watercolor paper.
    Pretty package of prize goodies!! Someone is going to have some PURTY projects!!

  196. veronica says:

    that mirror paper looks elegant. cool!
    right now, i am using sugarcoated glitter paper quite a bit. got to love the sparkles!

  197. Karen says:

    I use lots of scraps from scrapbook pages to make my cards. My favorite patterned papers are from Scenic Route and Basic Grey.

  198. Kitty Rodahl says:

    Wow! Love that shine! My favorite papers are the designers prints by Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye. I love that they can be coordinated for a mix and match approach. I also have used the pictures from a tear off page- a -day calendar. I have one by one of my favorite designers and have used the cracked glass technique with those. Thanks for the chance to win a graet package!!

  199. michellegall says:

    i like basic grey and i like to make my own with stamps that makes good back ground paper thank you

  200. Barb says:

    First off, I love your coffee bag with matching card :D. I just ordered the Just Rite Christmas ensemble with a friend when they were on sale for buy one and get two.

    I don’t think I have a favorite paper, but I do like Basic Grey a lot :). I also like other companies too. Pretty much whatever grabs my eye or whatever I need for the project at hand :). Will be trying some of the mirror paper though- so thank you so much for sharing a source :D.

  201. Monica says:

    A fabulous project as usual!! And I’ve been eyeing that “candy” for some time…even have it on my Christmas list! The paper I use most often on my projects is SU’s designer paper. I just love that it’s double sided and coordinates with their cardstock and ink!

  202. Mary B says:

    Other than plain cardstock, I mostly use patterned paper. Thanks for the heads-up on Marco’s free shipping – I’ll have to see that jumps into my cart! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

  203. Pat M says:

    Lately I have really been into the patterned paper, especially Basic Grey and Stampin’ Up. I could probably open my own store with all of the paper I have been buying lately. I figure buy it when I see it especially if it is on sale, because it may not be available the next time I go to look for it. I am also learning that there is a lot more paper out there to be found…that could be dangerous!!! Thanks for the chance to win some more paper. I had not heard of Marco’s Paper before the other day. Thanks for introducing me to it and thanks for the chance to win some.

  204. Katarina says:

    I think I’m mostly into patterned papers (self-made or bought) but I also like dryembossing cardstock. I know – it’s still cardstock, but when it’s embossed it feels like a totally new paper. Thanks for the chance.

  205. Janelle says:

    I used to only use cardstock, but recently have been using lots of the decorative papers that I’d been loving, buying, and stockpiling. I finally realized how ridiculous that was — and selfish, too! You’ve introduced me to so many products that are new to me and I LOVE these shiny, mirror-like papers. How fun it would be to try them out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  206. Cindy Cook says:

    I like to use Stampin Up’s DSP on cards but I often forget that I own it. I have used mirrored cardstock like you have here before in silver and gold for Christmas cards and I loved the way it looked! You red is beautiful!

  207. Linda C. says:

    Whoa! More inspirational projects! Love the look of the reflective cs. I use patterened paper.

  208. Yaritza says:

    That some cool paper. My most used paper is Heidi Grace. I just love her designs and the flocking and glitter some of her paper has is just beautiful.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  209. Carol says:

    I’ve never had the pleasure of trying that paper, but I sure would love to give it a go one day! Your projects are just stunning and to see how easily you made them just blows my mind! I LOVE that little bag of coffee with that cool, cool ornament!!
    My most go-to paper is probably anything by SU in their designer paper lines. I love how it perfectly coordinates with their cardstocks and inks.
    TFS such a wonderful line of paper. I’d LOVE to win this!

  210. Julie Hughes says:

    I use vellum quite a bit because I love the elegance of it. The other item I use is wrapping paper, there is so much to choose from these days. P.S. I LOVE MARCO’s and their service is totally incredible.

  211. Pamela C. says:

    Other than regular cardstock, I mainly use designer papers. I recently bought some kraft paper to try to make some more masculine cards. I haven’t tried it yet but I am getting anxious. I have also used acetate and some vellum.

    Thanks for a chance to win something that I haven’t tried and for great inspiration.

    Have a wonderful day.

    pscole3467 at gmail dot com

  212. Kiko says:

    I seem to use DP on almost every card these days. I love, love the look of this new Mirricard! The Cuttlebug die cut looks great in the mirrored gold… a match made in papercrafting heaven!

  213. Mary Anne Meier says:

    I LOVE Basic Grey papers…thanks for the chance at blog candy!

  214. Angela says:

    I love the cards you’ve made using the mirrored silver paper! I would love to try some myself! I typically use Stampin’ Up cardstock and designer paper but lately I’ve been branching out. But I need a project in mind before I’ll commit the cash — otherwise I end up with stacks of it that I never get around to using.

  215. I would have to say the paper I use the most besides cardstock is patterned paper. I don’t have a particular vendor I use. I like to use whatever appeals to my eye.


  216. Susan Rothbauer says:

    Besides cardstock I LOVE designer papers – especially two sided ones! I do have a habit of hoarding them . . . but when I break down and use them I can’t stop πŸ™‚

  217. Mary Kunze says:

    I use a variety of different papers, do not have a favorite. Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. Love your projects.

  218. Christine Ray says:

    Specialty papers? Yikes! I’ve never used anything but cardstock… how sad is that? Would love to win some so I could try it out!


  219. Paper Doll says:

    I use some background papers that I buy at Hobby Lobby, or else I will use paper from Wall Paper sample books that I get for free from paint companies. I mostly like small flowered designs or small checks. Country! I have some gold metallic paper that I love, but save for special occasions because of the cost. Paper Doll

  220. Cheryl L. says:

    I love Stampin’ Up DP. I love all their Christmas DP this year and think Bella Rose DP is just beautiful. I love your projects. Thanks for sharing…C. LeBeau

  221. Carol B says:

    I always use some sort of patterned paper on my cards. Love Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper. Love Marco’s too. Go there every year when I am in Cinci for Stampaway.

  222. Michelle U. says:

    I love using textured paper. Handmade, vellum, corrugated etc. It seems to add a ton of interest to cards and projects…

  223. Helen V says:

    Gosh your creations in this celebration have been just lovely. Great use of your materials. I love what you did with today’s Marco Papers cardstock!
    Keep the great ideas coming, I’m loving it!

  224. Helen Jo says:

    I had never heard of this company – I’m looking them up next!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Besides basic cardstock, I tend to reachfor Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye the most. However, I just got some Doodlebug flocked paper…

  225. Sherry says:

    My favorites for background papers are SU Designer papers, Basic Grey
    papers and DCWV. I also love the mirrored papers and think they add
    a special elegance to my cards. Thanks so much, Sharon, for all of
    your creativity and inspiration. Thenks, too, for a chance to win all of
    that delicious paper from Marco’s. Great company, and Greg Smallwood
    is an absolute stitch!

  226. C Burke says:

    I use gift wrap of all sorts followed by vellum.

  227. Linda Sims says:

    Other than regular cardstock, I use mostly glossy plus patterned papers. Thanks for another chance to win.

  228. Brenda H. says:

    I love Stampin Up DP, as well as Basic Grey, and for my Christmas cards this year, I’m using paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.
    Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy!
    ~Brenda H.

  229. Barb S. says:

    My Cousin introduced me to “Marco’s” several years ago but I hadn’t gotten around to ordering any since I use mainly SU cardstock. It’s great to see some ideas for that “miri” C/S. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some of the papers. Barb S.

  230. Marsha says:

    The Macro paper sounds fun. I use mostly just CS and DP. I do love metalic paper too.

  231. After seeing what you’ve done with this gorgeous paper…I’d love to have some too! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  232. SueB says:

    Oooh, I just picked up some mirri red stock for a project this weekend and love that stuff … had only used the gold and silver in the past … but PURPLE’s my fav color, Sharon (wink, wink!)! Thanx for the inspiration and chance at t’riffic blog candy – it’s been fun celebrating w ya’ll!
    – the “other” SueB

  233. Crafty Math Chick says:

    Whoa – that paper is SO COOL! Really, I just use traditional cardstock and DP. Occassionally I use some glossy cardstock from Stampin’ Up! to use with Dazzling Diamonds for a glittered effect, but that is about it. I need some variety eh?

    Thanks for the chance to win – I hope your holidays are off to a great start!


  234. Debra B says:

    Other than cardstock, I use a lot of SU!’s designer series paper and Basic Grey’s gorgeous papers as well. I also love to use vellum. I LOVE the mirri paper you demonstrated here – what a beautiful affect! Thanks so, so much for all the great blog candy! Your samples are lovely! So pretty and just begging to be CASED!

    Merry, Merry!

  235. Melanie says:

    Hello Sharon, other than standard cardstock, my most-used paper would be quality patterned papers! After gettting “bargained out” on slabs and stacks of patterned paper, I started being more selective and both purchase and enjoy using Basic Grey! πŸ™‚ TFS your wonderful and cheery packaging idea!!!

  236. Momma Linda says:

    About the only paper I use besides basic, solid colored card stock is patterned paper from various sources. Occasionally, I’ll add vellum, if I can hide the adhesive or use brads with it.

  237. Sara says:

    Wonderful project Sharon. I love the gold tag using the CB. To answer your question, the paper I use most besides cardstock is patterned paper or vellum.

  238. Stephanie says:

    Well, I am a Close to My Heart Consultant so I constantly have patterned paper samples lying around. That is what I use most often. But I would love a chance to win this paper, I think it would dress up most any paper.

  239. Emma O. says:

    Absolutely beautiful reflective paper!!!
    Lately I’ve taken a liking to oragami paper & funky films.

  240. Abby says:

    I just bought a big pad of bold-designed paper from either K&Company or DCWV. Got it at AC Moore–my first such paper, and it’s so exciting to use! I also use magazines and oragami paper.

  241. Julie says:

    Other than cardstock I often use patterned paper. No specific brand. I do purchase a lot of DCWV at JoAnne’s when on sale and one pad goes a looooong way! Question: on the candy cane border I noticed the colors gold, red and green. How did you achieve the multi-colored affect and still make it a quick project?

  242. Elise says:

    I love mirrored cardstock. I have never seen a combo package though, how fun is that. I am truly a paper junkie. Just can’t get enough. And sadly have missed the last couple of stamping expos in our area. It breaks my heart!

    Thanks for the chance at blog candy and as always I adore your blog and all the wonderful inspiration you share.

  243. Sherry in LA says:

    I llike to mix patterns with cardstock – this has always been a challenge for me. Would love to have the Marco’s papers to “dress up” my cards.

  244. Anne says:

    I love to use prints and metallics with cardstock and do it all the time. lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more vellum into my projects but I guess I’m kind of intimidated by it – and afraid I’ll crease it – it seems more fragile somehow. Thanks for another great day of ideas!

  245. Darsana says:

    my favorite stuff to use is DP patterned paper that matches a theme or idea of my card. It adds the extra special touch and makes the card all that more interesting. Thak you for the candy opportunitiy.

  246. Karen M says:

    Hi Sharon, love the food gift packages. Next to cardstock the paper I use the most is basic printer paper. Sometimes I type long letters to send in my handmade cards. Yup, I type them because they can be lengthy and my writing is not the best. Thanks for another opportunity!

  247. Ann says:

    I like to use striped paper with my solid cardstock.

  248. Michelle A. says:

    I like to use designer paper or vellum.

  249. Gloria says:

    The paper I would use most other than standard cardstock would have to be designer paper. I am trying to branch out and use designer papers more.

    Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!


  250. Marie says:

    I love coordinating decorative paper. Mostly the pink family. My cards tends to be more feminine and frilly. Thank you for the opportunity to win the blog candy, it looks like it would be fun to play with!

  251. MarilynY says:

    Aside from the standard cardstock for my base, I use a lot of designer papers, BasicGrey and vellum. I like accenting with patterned background papers and Japanese washi. I’m not familiar with Marco’s Paper and would love to be able to work with it. Thank you for this chance.

  252. Shelly says:

    After basic cardstock I use designer papers the most. Thanks for another great blog candy offer.

  253. Eileen says:

    My favorite papers I guess would be vellum & mulberry paper

  254. Jill says:

    I must admit that I’m pretty conventional about just using cardstock but I do have some handmade paper with flowers in it and some lightweight paper with oriental designs that I like to use.

  255. Tracy Y says:

    I use vellum and metallic cardstock a lot and have been thinking I need to purchase some of that wonderfully, shiny mirrored cardstock you have been working with lately!

  256. sandie994 says:

    I like Beckett Expression for Cuttling and coloring. As far as decorative papers, I’m not picky as to brand, just whatever catches my eye. I do like double sided paper.

  257. Smriti says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t experimented much with any paper other than the regular cardstock. I’ve used the metallic CS and love it!

  258. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    I use designer paper the most, but also love vellum and watercolor paper. I love paper- all kinds any kind! thanks for sharing this special store and site.

  259. […] the coffee bag I decorated here? Well the red Mirri you are seeing here is the negative piece left after cutting the scallop for […]

  260. Creative Triplet Mom says:

    I have never seen that mirri type paper before. The paper I use most often besides cardstock would be designer series paper by Stampin’ Up.

  261. CynthiaL says:

    I have a real fondness for metallic papers…especially coppery ones!

  262. Allison F says:

    Other than standard cardstock, I love designer papers! I’m pretty boring that way! Maybe these papers will spice things up for me!

  263. Charlene says:

    Hi Sharon, Been too sick to see everything you’ve done but trying to catch up…the brain isn’t well enough to play yet but WOW is all I can say. Love, love Crate Paper DP of any kind. That Mirri card is gorgeous!! Just wish Marco’s had an online cart.

  264. Karen says:

    Not sure if I could pick one favourite – I enjoy using various patterned papers if they are suitable to the card that I am making.

  265. Heather says:

    Love these projects! They all incorporate simple things that you can throw together, but look REALLY great together. I love the idea of the ribbed paper on the front.

    Anyhoo…the question. I love using vellum! Thanks for the blog candy offer! Looks like a great prize.

  266. Susan says:

    I paper I use most in addition to cardstock is a heavy weight stationary paper. I use it for the notes inside cards, journaling areas, and mostly computer printout titles or words. I got it at ExPedX years ago and I have about 1/3 of the package left. My favorite is EverGreen 30PB Script, Birch, Vellum, 24 lb by the Fox River Paper Co. It’s a great off-white color and can be used in any color card and it has the slightest flecks in it so it looks kinda rustic but elegant at the same time.

  267. Peg says:

    Wow, Sharon, the cards you are making with the Mirri paper are fabulous!
    I think that could become my favorite paper for embelishments (hint, hint).
    I love designer paper, too. Thanks for continuing to “stamp simply”!

  268. Mary says:

    The shiney red paper makes it look so festive!

    Great idea!!!

  269. Naz says:

    I don’t know if you want a brand or just the type of paper. I love love love K&Company cardstock paper–I wait every season to see what new things they will come out with. The only problem is I can’t bear to use any of it–I just hoard it. =) Naz

  270. Janette says:

    OMWord that paper is gorgeous and your projects are fantastic with it! Thanks for the chance to win it- I really love it!

  271. Traci Major says:

    What a great quick gift idea Sharon, and that paper is gorgeous! Other than cardstock, I often use designer paper with colors or patterns that catch my eye, often inspiring the entire card!

  272. AnneSATX says:

    Other than cardstock, I use mostly patterned paper. No particular brand, just whatever fits my mood and/or my theme. Thanks again for the chance to win.

  273. Danita says:

    I just love all your projects you have one here, they are just soooo Awesome!!!!
    As for cardstock, I love using Stampin Up’s Shimmery cardstock. I use designer series papers from Stampin Up the most. They are soooooo easy to play with. Thanks again for this offer!!! Make it a great day!!!!!


  274. Kim says:

    I love adding any kind of glittered paper to my creations….I am a total girlie girl….all about the sparkle and bling! I have not heard of the Marco papers but after seeing what you have done with them I know that I have to get me some! Your work is STUNNING!
    Hugs~ Kim

  275. Sheila says:

    I love using stardream paper and decorative designer paper. I love the look of elegance and had not heard of Marco until you mentioned it.

  276. Giovana says:

    WOW Awesome candy Sharon!!! I often use Patterned paper, Love to put an extra thing on my cards, and if the paper has some glitter much better, LOL.
    Thanks for your generosity.
    God bless

  277. Janet Zeppa says:

    Besides cardstock I use all the beautiful patterned paper that is out there.

  278. Heather says:

    That paper is beautiful. I like to use patterned paper with my cardstock. I like PTI’s patterned paper but I recently found some at Walmart that I like also.

  279. Danielle in TN says:

    I dotn get to venture out much (three klittle kids & deployed husband) so I pretty much stick to SU’s Designer Paper. Boring, I know. :o)

  280. Betty McCommon says:

    Love your ideas for the Just Rite Xmas set which I haven’t used as much as I thought yet. As far as paper, I use SU colored cardstock and then whatever I have. I have an ‘in’ at a print shop and he gives me all the white/ivory scrapes I want. The mirror CS is really nice and looks fun to play with…pick me!!!

  281. Heather Arsenault says:

    Such cute ideas!
    I am using scrapbook paper more on my cards to compliment the stamping.

  282. Lynne says:

    I love folded elements, such as the dahlia folded flower and library card pocket gift-card holders, so double-sided paper has become my new favorite paper! I have a Cuttlebug coming for Christmas this year, so your blog candy would really hit the spot – can’t wait to try cutting and embossing this reflective paper!!

  283. Really like this post, thanks for writing.

  284. Nakia says:

    Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style . -Nakia

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