Since I was trying this purse for the first time, I used retired designer paper, but I plan to make another one . . . a better one . . . with some of SU's awesome new paper. The one that keeps coming to mind is Maine Blueberry--that paper is GORGEOUS! I'd also like to find a different closure for this purse. I used Velcro, but it's so ugly when the purse is opened, and yet my magnets weren't strong enough to hold it closed. I really like this purse design, though, because it's a good size.