Although I have never seen that type of paper Rita, I would think it would work. You can use lots of different materials for stays. It all depends on how stiff it is and what you want it to do in your bag. I believe the main plus for Bontex is that if it does get damp it won’t mold/mildew as well as it has many different thicknesses. I’m sure others have an opinion, but don’t think everyone is quite used to the new site.