Paper is probably the number one most important crafting supply for a scrapbook enthusiast. There are so many scrapbook papers available, how do you go about choosing the right paper for your needs? Here are some of the things you may want to consider when choosing paper. What are you using the paper for? If you are using it for a scrapbook layout, you will most likely want some cardstock, but you may also want printed paper. You may also want to consider the colors in your layout photos, maybe you are looking to create a coordinated layout and look. Are you using the paper for cardmaking? If so, you may want to choose something a richer such as a pearlized finish or a color core paper like Core’dinations so you don’t end up with white creases when folding. If you are using the paper for general crafting, you will want to consider what the final result will be. Will you be using it for embellishing? Maybe you want a sandable paper that develops an antique look. You might want a paper that is compatible with stamping or with a die-cut machine. Finally, you may want to choose a paper that coordinates with your stickers, ribbons, flowers and other embellishments. The good news is, whatever your paper needs are, ConsumerCrafts carries and extensive assortment of cardstock, printed papers, mat stacks, natural papers and more in a variety of brands and in an assortment of sizes from 4 x 6 to 12 x 12 inches.