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K & Company’s Que Sera Sera Specialty and Designer Paper Pads

Reported by Kim Fox

I must admit that, generally speaking, I am partial to K&Company papers. I love the antique look of the papers, and the flourishes, and postmarks, and all the details. For this review, I am ecstatic about K&Company’s Que Sera Sera Specialty Paper Pad and Designer Paper Pad. I will focus on the papers and not the embellishments.

When working on my craft projects, I tend to go with more muted and earth tone colors. K&Company’s Que Sera Sera has changed my perspective on that. The line of papers is so unique and colorful; fun and vivid. Bright colors too like mango and lemon and strawberry. There are also hints of blues and greens. The attraction of this line of papers for me was the many layers of details in the patterns. The patterns have words, butterflies, flowers, and time pieces among many other things. The papers are certainly bold and have a personality all their own. They are a nice cardstock-like paper and not flimsy at all.

This paper will work well on your craft projects like cards and scrapbook pages. I think that they’d look nice on mini-albums a small project like a memory/jewelry box.

The specialty papers are very cool. There are 30 sheets of double- sided 12×12 papers:

  • 2 glittered
  • 4 foiled
  • 2 frothed
  • 2 shimmered

The designer papers are plentiful – 54 sheets of double-sided 12″x12″ papers.

What’s not to like about the papers? They may be too busy for you and take away from your images if you are using it on scrapbook pages. There’s also a good chance that this line is no longer available in stores. I got mine at Michael’s. On a recent trip, there were no more paper packs, but the embellishments were on sale. Finally, I’d prefer a smaller paper pad, like an 8″x8″ or a 6″x6″.

Scrapbook.com has the Specialty Paper Pad for $20.59; Posh Designs Scrapbook Store has it for $24.99 and Croppin Paradise has it as well for $18.99. Two Peas in a Bucket has the Designer Paper Pad for $15.45.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best, I’d give this line of papers a 10. Lots of versatility. Though they may seem frilly, you can use then on projects for the guys too.

For details on the cards, visit Radiogirl Cards blog. Here’s a video for the tag book.

GIVEAWAY TIME: I’m giving away a 4.75×6.75 K&Company Que Sera Sera paper pad. Just leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win the paper pad. Comments will close for the giveaway on Monday, June 9, 2009 at 3 p.m. (EDST).
**Sorry, international shipping is NOT available for this giveaway.

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121 Responses to K & Company’s Que Sera Sera Specialty and Designer Paper Pads

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    lisa g. June 4, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    I’m a huge fan of K&Company…their papers are such good quality and I love their prints!! Thanks for the opportunity to win ๐Ÿ™‚
    I believe ACMoore and Joann’s regularly price these pads for $19.99 (and then use a 40% off coupon…a nice deal!)

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    RAP June 4, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Those papers are so pretty!

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    Yvette June 4, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE K&CO!!! Their papers are soooo pretty and hard to resist! Not to mention their embellies! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Crafty and Crap June 4, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    i love k&c this paper pad looks sooo awesome…

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    Michelle Adams June 4, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    I LOVE K&Co. paper pads! I might be addicted to them! LOL This collection is so beautiful. (Although I can’t think of one I don’t like.) ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

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    Debra E June 4, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    I love K&Co paper pads. They’re a good bargain for the price and I always like one side or the other – no waste.

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    SuzanneS June 4, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    I have always loved K & company paper and dearly love the matched embellishments that go with them. This pack you review does look great and I will have to check it out!!

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    Skulleigh June 4, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    These sound quite nice, I’ll have to look into finding some. I like that they are colorful without being cutesy.

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    rlo June 4, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    love the paper. your review is wonderful and so are your projects.

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    2Make1Thing June 4, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    K & Company’s line is too beautiful. I wouldn’t want to use it!

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    Cammy June 4, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    My favorite line from K&Co is their Sparkly Sweet — the colors are so beautiful and vibrant. The Que Sera Sera looks gorgeous as well.

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    Anonymous June 4, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    I also love K & Company. I don’t have this line yet, so would love to win a pad!

    Penny G
    frugalberrygirl at yahoo dot com

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    Scrapycandy June 4, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    Thank you! I am hoping K and Co will stick around even with the down swing in the scrap field. They have some really creative designers and it’s always exciting to see their latest. Thanks for sharing about this latest paper.

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    lizacreates June 4, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    I just used the que sera sera album and the tabbed pages are just lovely. I didn’t have the papers though so that was a bit of a disappointment. When I go to Michael’s I have to stop and check out what’s new from K & Co because they produce such beautiful papers and embellishments. Blue awning is another favorite of mine from them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lee i. June 4, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    I love K & Co., too. Since they’re double-sided, I usually use them for mini-albums. It’s a shame to use one side only since they’re so beautiful.

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    Tona June 4, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Those papers are gorgeous!

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    rachaelwood June 4, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    how cool, i love KI. this line looks so cool! different than anything i have!

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    Christina June 4, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    I love K&Company too!

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    Margie June 4, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    WoW! Beautiful cards!
    I’m a huge fan of K&Company too! I’m completed addicted to their rhinestonds/gems!
    TFS :*)

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    Jingle June 4, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    Your cards look great! You worked well with these papers!

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    Bogner's June 4, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Wow, those papers are very pretty. I wasn’t sure with all the visual stimulus from a single paper if they would be for me, but I like the card examples given. Thanks for the article.

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    Kim June 4, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    This paper is gorgeous!! What you did with it is even more gorgeous!!

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    Jamie S June 4, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    I love the K & Co papers! Lovely designs, and lovely to work with!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    carpediem June 4, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    I love K & Co papers and would love to add this one to my paper pad collection! laura j

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    Isabel Z June 4, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    I love the K & Company line of papers. They are exquisite and so much fun to work with.

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    michelle Cline June 4, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I love K&Co. I covered notebooks with K&Co. paper as a church fund raiser. They were beautiful!

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    Judy June 4, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I like the muted tones on the paper. Thanks for sharing.

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    Peggy Houston, TX June 4, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    Love K&Co and would love to win a pad – thanks for the contest!

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    Omaloriann June 4, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    Love K&Co papers. This pad has very pretty papers! Hope I win one!

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    Lori June 4, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    K&Co has great papers. These are so pretty, too!
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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    AxeS DeSignS June 4, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Yes! I love K & Company!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    The papers are so pretty!

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    Anna Banana June 4, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Oh My Goodness!! I absolutely HAVE to have this paper!! I love it’s bright Colors!! I can’t believe I missed it before!
    Crossing my fingers for a win!
    Thanks for your review ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anna Banana

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    Kimberly S. June 4, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    I LOVE K&Company Products! This paper pad is beautiful, like all of their products.

    I am currently making a set of baby books for my aunt, who is having twins, with three K&Company albums.

    I would love to win this paper pad.

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    Wendy June 4, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    I love K & Co, too! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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    Jen June 4, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Those are some pretty papers!

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    strtwze June 4, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    Woo hoo! Love me some K&Company!

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    sandyh50 June 4, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    Oh wow, I love these papers! They are great!

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    java diva June 4, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    My eyes popped out of my head when I read you’re giving away a stack of this gorgeous paper! Love it! I love K & Co and their papers. The Amy Butler Sola is one of my faves.

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    Susan June 4, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    This looks like a very nice pad. We don’t get many of the smaller pads in our neighborhood. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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    michib2006 June 4, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    Your cards are beautiful! I’ve always thought of using patterned paper as an accent on a card, but you’ve shown with these papers they can take centre stage!

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    rush8888 June 4, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    i’m a basic grey type of person, and this stuff is a new twist. bright and fun…perhaps for summer scrapping. i could be convinced to try it.

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    inkedx2 June 4, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Your cards are gorgeous. TFS. Thanks also for a chance to win the paper.

    Robbie

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    Sue June 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    I have purchased this paper at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon and I just love it. Thanks for a chance to win some. It’s awesome stuff.

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    GramaCat June 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    From the looks of this paper I fell in LOVE with it, and If I don’t win it, it is still a “gotta get it” for me ! I also peeked at your Blog and fell in LOVE with that ! Radio Girl you may have Opera on the site, but you ROCK THE HOUSE ! What a GREAT Blog ! You betcha I Book Marked it, and I’m going to haunt you from now on!
    GramaCat

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    christina #4635 June 4, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    thanks for the chance to win – this pack looks great!

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    Maggie B. June 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    The colors are beautiful.
    Thanks for having a contest.

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    Btrflywmn June 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    I love K&Company, such great papers. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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    Krista Hanna June 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Wooohoo I love K and Co.!!!

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    Debbie June 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Oh how pretty these papers are! Love the cards you made with them!

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    Stephanie Smith June 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    These papers look fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Jennifer June 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    I do like to find cute designer paper, and enjoy the K & Company paper. Thanks for this critique!

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    PattiM June 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Love K&Co and the p pad is gorgeous. I love the thickness. TIA

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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    Laura June 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I love the 4.75 x 6.75 paper pad sizes, perfect for cardmaking! I’d love to win it!

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    Anonymous June 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    I love printed papers!! Can’t wait to check it out!

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    Ann June 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    K&Co. papers are the best! I also love the fact that there are so many different types of matching embellishments available.

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    JPScraps June 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    I Love K & Co. everything.

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    Gina Wrona June 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Wow, all those dp are beautiful! I’ve never tried them before and would love the chance to win them.

    Thanks!

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    Susan June 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    I love these pads from K & Company. I have the Dollhouse Scrap Pad To Go and love using it.
    I believe SmileBox (a digital online card service) is theirs also.

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    ~kelly marie~ June 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    These papers are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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    Beth W. June 4, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    I do really like the quality of K & Co’s paper. Thanks for your review and cute projects!

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    Randi June 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    What a great set of papers. Thanks for the chance to win them.

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    Sherri June 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Your cards are beautiful. I would love to win this paper. I love K& Co.

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    Adair June 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    I love K & Company designer papers! These are so exception!
    Adair
    asvoboda@juno.com

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    Cassi June 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    such pretty paper!

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    Debbie June 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    I am a fan of K&Co. I really like the cards you made.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    debbie peysen

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    kathy sue June 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    These prints are perfect for mini albums and special cards!! Thanks for the critique!!!

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    Chrisi June 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    I too am a fan of K&C papers – I can make lots of cards – all matching! It’s great. Thanks

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    kkaisu June 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    pretty pretty paper!

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    Kathy June 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I love these papers! They are great!

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    camille June 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    wow!!!
    pick me, pick me!!!
    ***Please***
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    nicki w. June 4, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Ilove K&Co. These papers are so pretty and i love the colors.

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    Paula June 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    This looks like fun paper. I do not have a local store around me that sells it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lesa June 4, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Huge fan of this paper…Would love it!! Thanks for all yall do at Craft Critique!!

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    Myra June 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Wow… this is a great kit… nice collection of papers… beautiful designs! thanks for the opportunity.

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    Heather June 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    I love how you used the papers in cards and the patterns in this pad are great!

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    Brenda June 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Love your reviews and look forward to receiving updates! Hmmm, wondering how many matchbook notepads I could make with this one pad of paper – love the color combinations. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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    From My Heart June 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    I have been hooked on K & Company papers forever, this would be a great treat. Your cards are super cute.

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    Nora June 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    I’m with Lisa G! Whenever I need a K&Co paper fix, I head to JoAnn’s with coupon in hand. *LOL* I just love the old-fashioned look to them. Reminds me of wallpaper in gramma’s house!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    ~hugs~

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    Janet Z June 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    I love K&Co. I’ve been using Wild Rasberry lately but don’t have Que Sera so I would love to win it! TFS!!

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    Jan Castle June 4, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you Kim…what a nice thing to do…the papers are really pretty and soooooooo versatile! Thanks for the opportunity to win some.
    Jan Castle

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    KanataNewf June 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Gorgeous papers!

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    Janice June 4, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Wow, those papers are absolutely beautiful!! I wish I had seen this write-up before I went to the craft stores today. I would have searched for these for sure!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a pack!!

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    M Lecuyer June 4, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    First time I’ve actually “posted” a comment! Not familiar with this line but when I saw the picture of their papers, I had to read more. The colors are yummy and fresh, and from the cards you did with the papers, they look like something I could actually do! Thanks for sharing this.
    M Lecuyer
    mklecuyer@hotmail.com

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    Tami B June 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    Beautiful cards! Been eyeing Que Sera Sera but just haven’t taken the plunge. Michael’s had it the last time I was there; will have to see if they still carry it. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful papers.

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    Bel June 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    Love this line from K&Co (2nd so far only to their earlier, absolutely gorgeous Mira line, IMHO), and glad to see you do, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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    Anna June 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    I would love to win these awesome K&Company papers.

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    chinamomxtwo June 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    sweet! what pretty paper! would love to use these! thx! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Linda E June 4, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I love K&Company. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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    Annette June 4, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    This looks like a fun pad of paper to have. I’m really just getting into the pads! I love the versatility! Thanks for your reviews I find them very helpful!

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    jules p June 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    this paper is really nice. i would love to win it.

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    Rebecca Ednie June 4, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m Canadian but I have a US mailing address so never fear, if I win it won’t cost extra to get it here!!

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    ohradiogirl June 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Wow … love all the comments. Oh, and the details on the cards is now posted on my blog. My apology for the delay as I had it scheduled for tomorrow.

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    H. June 4, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    thanks for the chance to win, love your blog!

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    paper bag create June 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    K& Company is one of my fave lines….and this is another beautiful line! Thank you for sharing!
    Smiles.

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    StampinCathy June 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    This paper is just fabulous and your project is just amazing and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance.

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    Christine June 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    Great review Kim. I really like K & Company too. Your cards are just beautiful!
    xoxo, Christine
    Craft Critique Reporter

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    soccerboyzmom June 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    I do like the line of paper and saw them at my Michaels with a 40% coupon they were a great deal to make cards and projects.

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    Betty aka ZacksNana June 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    what a gorgeous collection from K & CO. I have been a customer of theirs for years. love these!
    Thanks for a chance to win some candy!!!

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    Elaine June 5, 2009 at 12:47 am #

    THat’s a beautiful paper line! I know my buddy used it a couple weeks ago and it is extremely versatile! So many great looks that can be altered to look sweet, contemporary, masculine, even whimsical!

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    Mimmers49 June 5, 2009 at 12:49 am #

    I too have been a big fan of K & Company!! I love how they always offer a full line of supplies to go with their papers. It is so fun and easy to scrapbook when they do all the coordinating for you!!!

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    vlinn60 June 5, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    WOW THOSE PAPERS ARE BEAUTIFUL.I JUST FOUND YOUR SITE.WHAT A GREAT FEATURE YYOU OFFER BY HAVING PEOPLE CRITIQUE ITEM CRAFTER USE.I WILL BE COMING BACK OFTEN.THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE PAPERS.

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    Janet L. June 5, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    I, too, love the K & Company products. Their papers are especially pretty and really great in quality! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Joyce B (Burchboo) June 5, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    K & company ranks up at the top of my list for great and beautiful papers. They always have a good variety and keep up with the latest in colors and designs. Would love for you to draw my name.
    thanks for the chance.

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    msfreida June 5, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    K&Co has been one of my favorite lines for years! You can always depend of their quality, gorgeous assortment, and design. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome pack!

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    Kathy M June 5, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    I would love to get my hands on some of that gorgeous paper. I, too, love K & Company.

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    Zoe June 5, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    This is my most favourite line of papers ever! I just adore them!

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    Kiek June 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    it reminds me of that song…. que sera sera, whatever will be will be, the future’s not ours to see, que sera sera!! just as sweet are those papers!!!

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    Elizabeth June 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Those are gorgeous papers! I hope I win!

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    sunshinecardsandjewelry June 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Going out and buy some today I just love them and Kim your cards are just darling thanks for just now sharing this info with meeeeeeeee.

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    Selena June 5, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    Those colors are so bright! I love them and the fact that they are muted patterns!

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    annesatx June 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    I love this paper. It is so bright and cheerful and because of how the patterns are, they are so ultra versatile. Thanks for your review — and I love your cards. I think you’ve convinced me to go buy some more!

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    HeideC June 6, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    These papers are beautiful

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    Kristi June 6, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    I’m NOT normally a K&Co. fan, but I do like these!!! I think it’s because I prefer the bright colors. Very happy, and good for summer! Thanks!

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    PAS June 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    I don’t believe that I have ever used K and Company paper. It looks very nice on your cards. Thanks for the chance.

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    Nancy Michaelson June 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Personally I love K & Company paper. The pads are beautiful. Paper is good quality too. This is a nice giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog. The information on it is absolutely a necessity.

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    Gilda June 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    Love this paper and your cards are great. Thanks for the give-away.

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    Denise Jo June 7, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    What a great article. I am just getting into the different types of papers, actually paying attention that is, and I am so glad that I found your blog. It was so interesting. Thanks

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    Donna Scanlon June 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    I love this paper too. It’s so bright and colorful. I think it’s perfect for spring & summer projects. I’d love to add some more to my collection.

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    Anonymous June 8, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    Love this paper, but I think I love every dp that comes out!

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    camille petrocelli June 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    …whatever will be will be!

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    camille petrocelli June 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    and the winner is…???