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. I learned so much! I have a ream of the lesser Neenah. But now understand the differences! Thank you so much.

  2. I recently found you on YouTube. Thank you for all the work you do to keep us informed and all this tips and tricks to be crafty.

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for the great info…I learned a LOT about paper specs!😉 Always helpful.👏🏻🙏🏻

  4. I had no idea that there were so many companies that offer paper and envelopes. Thank you for enlightening me!

  5. I want to thank you for this series! As a beginner there is so much to learn and between your regular videos, on-line classes and these “favorite things “ series I feel I have a better understanding of the whys along with the hows which is so important! You are a tremendous gift!

  6. Whenever i need a suggestion for a stamp I love to see your “favorite things” to give me ideas!

  7. Thank you for all your videos. I have learned so much from them. Each video is step by step , very easy to follow. Karen

  8. Thank you so much! You create such informative yet not pushy videos to strengthen the crafting world. I always get new insights into products and techniques. It’s tough right now and the escape you provide is so needed.

  9. This was so helpful! I recently bought some Neenah 90# cardstock that was more flimsy than a 65# cardstock that I have. Now I know why it was more flimsy. I always thought it was just based on pound weight. Thank you so much for the information!

  10. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you’re putting in each video. Be sure they are very useful and appreciated.

  11. Hi Jennifer,

    I’ve always liked your My Favorite Crafty Things videos (and all the others), but especially this one because you explain so well the difference between different types of paper for someone new to the craft world like me. I will finally be able to choose the right paper for the card base. Thank you for the information, for the tips and for the time and effort you put into each video, making our lives easier.

  12. Thank you, as always, for helping to set us up with the best supplies for the best prices! What you do really does matter and it’s super helpful! WE APPRECIATE YOU!

  13. I watch a lot of your videos in my craft room while I work on projects. I appreciate that you edit your videos leaving only pertinent information to be seen. I have learned a great deal from you!

  14. I always look forward to these videos … so much information that is super helpful to us crafters.

  15. How you think up all your good ideas is beyond me. God given talent? Yes. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experiences with different cardstocks and special papers! I learn so much from you… I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into your videos to help us all learn!

  17. Great information! I appreciate all the work you put in to help me stay motivated to create and bless others!

    1. Thanks for including a non-Neenah option! I use a thick white cardstock for my bases when the entire front is going to be covered and I somehow have always fekt guilty for it!

  18. Thank you SO much for all that you do for those of us who love to make cards but who also need a little inspiration! I absolute love your videos and learn so much each time I watch one.

  19. I always seem to learn something new every time I watch your video’s. I bought my trimmer on your suggestion and love it!! Thank you for all you do~

  20. Their is a lot of great information in this blog post and video thanks for giving all of your wonderful advice an all of this paper and envelopes

  21. I’ve been wanting to try the TH black alcohol ink paper. I also find Bristol smooth works well for ink blending.

  22. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making this series! I have enjoyed watching them all and have learned a lot especially from this video. I had no idea what made paper different and you explained things so well. Blessing to you and your family.

  23. Jennifer, I found you by accident and I am so happy I did. I have a new hobby now. I thank you for all of the time and energy you put into each of your videos and your blog. You armed my inspiration with card making. I recently showed my daughter your YouTube videos and she finally understands my addiction

  24. Thank you for the comparison of the white card stock–you did a great job explaining the differences.

  25. Thank you so much for taking the time to do your favorite crafty series! I look forward to this every year! There are always new to me products that I have missed throughout the year that are included in your favorites!

  26. Love this series – I have learned so much in this video on Paper! Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your knowledge and expertise!

  27. Thank you so much for all of the info on paper. I had never even noticed the GSM info on the paper packages., and I bought a lot of different kinds of paper for the job I retired from – Purchasing Director at our local hospital! I love color in all forms, but colored paper is the basis for a lot of my card making.

  28. Thanks for all the wonderful things you have provided about
    Storing stamps, dies, and stencils. I am trying to organize my
    Craft room. These ideas really helped.

  29. Really appreciate understanding the differences between the variety of heavyweight papers.

  30. TYSVM. It was great to learn more a about paper as I had no idea! I had noticed gsm etc but had no idea until now…Those stackable cubes are just what I needed for my paper storage.

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