You are not restricted to buying just one or two sheets of the pattern you wish to use. As long as your printer can handle the size and texture you want, you can print as much as you need.
You may not want to use digital papers when it comes to papers that are embossed with metallic or glitter colors. Although you can make your own for these as well, often it is more cost effective to purchase papers.
I use a combination of digital papers and printed ones. I buy the type of surface I want for my project (most often I buy Cricut printables) and add digital designs by using a print and cut option.
Think about what you can create inside your program of choice (Cricut Design Space or Canva) using digital papers. You can so easily print and cut your projects.
BTW - digital paper designs and embellishments are also great for putting together presentations in PowerPoint.
To get your digital files, become a Patron today! For a little as $1 per month, you can get FREE digital designs each week.