I've always used "average" paper for my scrapping. Since most of the page is covered with photos, I really didn't see the sense in buying designer- AKA expensive papers.
Now that I am making cards, I have splurged on some gorgeous paper. I have a weakness for K &Company paper and embellishments. I try to wait for the big sales, and scoop up all the things I have been drooling over for months.
The paper and embellishments for this card are designed by Susan Winget, for K &Company. I make all my own envelopes, and the paper for this one is from "Mosaic Memories" by Recollections.
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