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Old 10-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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I have some Mulberry paper. It is thin, you can almost see through it and is flimsy like thin gauze fabric

I bought a package of paper leaves at Michael's in the Prima flower section. The package says they are made of Mulberry paper, but they don't look like the Mulberry paper I have. They look like a card stock weight paper

Are there different types/ weights of Mulberry paper? Where can I buy the heavier Mulberry paper that they used to make these leaves?

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I was at Joann's today and found quite a few colors like what your talking about. I believe they were even double sided. But I only saw them in 12x12 sheets. They were all 59cents but you could get a lot of leafs out of one sheet.
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Thanks! I will check Joanns
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There are different weights, yes. It sounds to me as if what you have is really mulberry tissue. What I consider to be mulberry paper is about the same weight as light cardstock, you could even get away with using it as a card base. And it comes in a variety of colours.
The only thing is, if you've planning to punch the leaves it doesn't punch very cleanly. Die-cutting would work much better.
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Mulberry paper definitely comes in a lot of different weights - all the way from tissue paper weight to thick card stock weight. I use heavy mulberry paper to make tear bears, but I have used the tissue paper as accents on cards.
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Mulberry paper definitely comes in a lot of different weights - all the way from tissue paper weight to thick card stock weight. I use heavy mulberry paper to make tear bears, but I have used the tissue paper as accents on cards.
Where do you buy heavy weight Mulberry paper? I looked for it at my small Joanns and they didn't have it. I will look for it at the Super Joanns next time I go there. It is quite a distance from me and I seldom go there.

Thanks Cook22 for warning me that it doesn't punch well as that was my original plan. When I find the paper I will try cutting it with dies
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Where do you buy heavy weight Mulberry paper? I looked for it at my small Joanns and they didn't have it. I will look for it at the Super Joanns next time I go there. It is quite a distance from me and I seldom go there.

Thanks Cook22 for warning me that it doesn't punch well as that was my original plan. When I find the paper I will try cutting it with dies
I bought mine off ebay. Its been a couple years since I bought any because I don't make as many tear bears as I used to and still have some. If you wanted to search on ebay, I would use the term "thick mulberry paper" if you wanted cardstock weight mulberry paper.
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