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Scrap paper?

Hey eco-conscious brides! Does anyone know where I can obtain scrap paper?  I'm DIYing all my decor, invites, etc. I have alot of ideas involving paper but I want  to upcycle colored scrap paper instead of just going and buying new sheets.  I've seen people selling assorted scrap on Etsy, which I could order, pick out the colors that go with the pallette I have in mind and then save the rest for projects later but I was wondering if anyone had any lower cost ideas.  I'd be looking for a variety of types of colored paper too, anything from card stock to crepe paper.  Any thoughts ladies? Perhaps I should post to the DIY board as well.

Re: Scrap paper?

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    [QUOTE]Hey eco-conscious brides! Does anyone know where I can obtain scrap paper?  I'm DIYing all my decor, invites, etc. I have alot of ideas involving paper but I want  to upcycle colored scrap paper instead of just going and buying new sheets.  I've seen people selling assorted scrap on Etsy, which I could order, pick out the colors that go with the pallette I have in mind and then save the rest for projects later but I was wondering if anyone had any lower cost ideas.  I'd be looking for a variety of types of colored paper too, anything from card stock to crepe paper.  Any thoughts ladies? Perhaps I should post to the DIY board as well.
    Posted by jb&p2013[/QUOTE]
    I'd suggest contacting a daycare, kindergarten, etc about whether or not they have scrap paper. Kids do a lot of crafts, but aren't exactly the best planners about using the whole sheets.

    If you want larger quantities of paper, you might contact a paper mill somewhat near you, and ask if they have any scraps of whatever color/quality you want. They usually shred poorly cut papers and recycle them, but they might be happy to help a bride in need. :)
  • You may be able to find something at freecycle. I think there is one for most cities and people post things that they have extra. You could post a wanted add just to see if anyone has any in your area. Good luck!
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