Pretty Paper Haul
Even before being NYAC, I would collect pretty paper. A local craft store was having a sale on paper, normally $20 a pack, I purchased them for a$6.00 each. A savings of $14!! That is a great deal if you ask me. I also purchased some cards and envelopes in the colors I love. I got a lot of cards actually. My plans are to decorate them and sell them to help me get everything up and running. I ordered my haul online. Unfortunately, they were sold out of a lot of things and much of the stuff was in store only. That was disturbing. But.. all in all I waited for my package with excitement. It arrived yesterday and I immediately opened it. It felt like Christmas.
- Set of 80 cards and envelopes, textured made by Craft Smith
- Sugar candy cardstock paper
- Grayscale, amethystine, seafoam and embossed brights paper pads by Recollections
- A refillable marble journal
- 40 sets of kraft gold cards and envelopes by Recollections
- 10 sets of gold, shimmery gold cards and envelopes by Recollections
- 10 count flat panel notecards by Gartner Studios
All of which totaled $60 plus $5 shipping fee. I haven’t used any of the products to review them but you can guarantee that will be done soon.
I did learn a thing or two about my first online bulk order. I need to do a better job of reading the product descriptions. I wasn’t impressed with the refillable journal. I ordered it because I like the marble effect but I didn’t realize the material was flimsy and seems to be cheaply made. I didn’t expect much for $8 but I would not have purchased it from the store because of its material. Also, it was not on sale and me ordering it was kind of a bonus item but it didn’t turn out to be that way. I am cheap and only buy things if they are on sale. If I pay full price for something it has to wow me and frankly, this didn’t.
I was surprised to see that I ordered so many cards. It was late at night and I was aggravated by them being sold out of half of the items I wanted or it was only sold in store and I suppose I just started clicking away. Reminder to self: do not online shop at midnight or later! I haven’t decided if I am going to return the large box of 80 cards or not but it is a possibility. Next, I am not impressed with the marble notecards because they did not come with envelopes. All of this is my fault for not reading the descriptions but why would someone purchase flat notecards without the envelopes for that size? Who knows…
I learn something new every day and today was no different. I enjoy acknowledging when I am at fault, that way I can learn. I can not wait to use all of the products to design some pretty cards. I am still waiting on my notebooks which should arrive any day now 🙂
I am going to try to stick with a posting schedule here on NYAC. The days I have chosen are Monday and Friday, for sure, and maybe Wednesday. Please keep an eye out for future post.