Wood paper is apparently the new thing in scrapbook stores. When I first saw the rack of half curly wood paper, I was not impressed. When I saw the paper again the wheels started turning. This wood paper is actual wood that is cut in sheets and backed with paper. It comes in different "shades" of birch, maple, etc. Sheets are sold as 12x12 and 12x6 for 2-3$. It can be put through diecut machines. It does not crack because it has backing on it. Apparently wood naturally curls so you have to use permanent glue. I liked using the new material!