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.
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.