Welcome back for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020! (Finally, lol.) Today is all about paper, envelopes, and mailing.

In this series, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2020. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

If you are shopping, be sure to check out my Crafty Updates and Sales Page HERE for discount codes!

Let’s get this started! Today I am focusing on papers and envelopes.

[Warning: This video is LONG. Lots to share! All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Please note that I purchased most of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images. *** Also, if you are interested in seeing the videos I have done using particular products, click the heart icon under the product. ***

Here are my suggestions…

Neenah Classic Classic Solar White…
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
(THIN) Neenah Exact Index
Inexpensive Heavyweight Accent Opaque…
Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock
[ SSS | BMR ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight White Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Kraft Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink…
[ SSS ]
Erin Lee Creative Black Glossy Cardstock
[ ERN ]
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock
[ ERN ]
Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum
[ SSS | LWN | ELH ]
Memory Box Glitter Paper
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Paper Pack Collection
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ SSS | HA ]
Lawn Fawn Fog Cardstock
[ SSS | LWN ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Cardstock
[ SPL ]
Gina K Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Hero Arts Hues Cardstock
[ SSS | HA ]
Taylored Expressions Cardstock
[ TE ]
Concord & 9th Cardstock
[ SSS | C&9 ]
Gina K Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Taylored Expressions Envelopes
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Envelope Die
[ SSS | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Envelopes
[ MFT ]
Taylored Expressions Mini Slimline…
[ TE ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Taylored Expressions Mini Slimline Cards
[ TE ]
My Favorite Things Slimline Envelopes
[ MFT ]
Slimline Envelopes
[ SSS ]
Kat Scrappiness Slimline Envelopes
[ KATS ]
Clear Sleeve for Envelope
[ SSS ]
Card Mailers
Bubble Mailer
Scor Buddy Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Altenew bone Folder
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS | ELH ]
Altenew Diamond Starts 3d Embossing…
[ ALTN ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | SPL ]
Stackable Divided Cube Organizers
Paper Pad Storage
Job Ticket Holders


To check out more of this series, head HERE. I hope it is helpful!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2020.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Spellbinders! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/20/21. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the blue “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

Be back soon!




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  1. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!! ALWAYS so much information and things to learn!! I APPRECIATE your Videos and all of the time and efforts you put into them!! Hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  2. Thank you for sharing this-especially the white cardstock. I’ve wondered about that for a while. I mainly use the cheap stuff from Walmart, but have been wanting the 110 lb.

  3. This is such a good compendium of paper info. I used to think it was my poor stamping quality until I realized it was the incorrect paper. Thank you!!

  4. Thanks for great videos like this one. It’s so helpful when someone takes some of the guess work out of choosing product for us. Love the way you not only tell us which products are your favorites but you also do a great job explaining why you like a given product and how you use it. I started using Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock mid-2020 because of your recommendation and can’t believe how much better my cards look and feel. Particularly like your description in this video of how to tell the weight of paper from the label. I always went just by the lbs. and could not understand why the cardstock was so different. Now I get it. Amazing how helpful it can be to learn to read labels. 🙂

  5. Thanks for another great video. I’m loving the mini-slimline cards from Taylored Expressions, so I was glad to see them get a shout out.

  6. I love your videos so very much because they are very informative. Learning about new products
    and knowing how to use them is very important to me. Thank You for being such a great teacher.

  7. Really loved the video lots of useful easy to do tips, with supplies listed for easy purchase. Thank you for taking the time to do this and even more importantly for putting the cards to good use

  8. Always learning a lot from your videos — love that I find out about new companies that I haven’t tried before!

  9. Just love ALL of your videos, so organized and informative. I’ve learned a lot and have been so inspired!

  10. This was so helpful and I appreciate you helping us out like this! Some of it so expensive, I will have to finish what I own and then purchase these next time!! So grateful for this series you are doing!

  11. I so appreciate your detailed explanation of how you use the products and what particular qualities of each product lead you to recommend them. It’s so helpful in making my own supply choices without having to purchase everything. Thank you!

  12. Thank you so much for your dedication to helping crafters, like myself, gain the confidence to create beautiful cards. Your instructive videos make it easy to know what tools to purchase. I appreciate your expertise. .

  13. Thank you; this was very helpful and informational:) Always love hearing about new products and company`s. Now its time for me to have a shopping spree!

  14. Thank you; this was very helpful and informational:) Always love hearing about new products and company`s. Now its time for me to have a shopping spree!

  15. Jennifer, You are amazing. Doing a video is work enough but then all of the links, wow girl. Thank you.

  16. Thank you for sharing all these reviews! It truly helps to understand how to step up the quality even with less expensive options!

  17. Super helpful! I just upgraded my cardstock based on these recommendations. I will never go back. Thank you for taking the time to show examples. The side by side views of the paper stacks was very helpful. Thanks for sharing your knowledge to benefit other crafters!!

  18. Thank you for this video. It is very helpful! I had no idea the true differences and I appreciate your experience and expertise. Love all your recommendations.

  19. This probably sounds crazy, but I keep in a file all your Favorite Things posts. I trust your recommendations and appreciate that there are always videos to see the product in action or at least what can be created with the product. I love that you give detailed reasons for why a particular item is on your favorites things list. Thank you for taking the time each year to do this for us.

  20. I always search out your emails to see what’s new in the world of crafting! Love your input and all your videos! Thanks for the opportunity to be a winner!

  21. Your tips and tricks have truly been an inspiration and encouragement to me !!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skill. God Bless, Cathy

  22. I have just been introduced to your blog through SCT crop&create card event. I will be enjoying watching a bunch of your videos!

  23. That’s a lot of great cardstock choices. It’s always good to hear about and try different kinds because they all have different qualities that make them suited to different projects.

  24. I love these videos because a wide array of products are presented & it’s easy to work out what will work for me. Because I shop from overseas, its important to have product knowledge

  25. Great episode in this series Jennifer, I just looked this afternoon for some Neenah and couldn’t find out why there was a huge difference in price between two packages. Now I know the difference, both 110 lb but the gsm where different.
    Love to see what and how you use your cardstock, is a great help and reference.
    Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in this stunning series, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

  26. Thank you, Jennifer! I’m brand new to card-making and you lessened my confusion about all the different papers and which one to use for card bases, stamping and die-cutting.

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