Earlier this year, I started using Stampin' Up's smooth cardstock. Loved the weight of it, and the fact I could get packages of single colors. Well, now, they've discontinued a lot of their single color packages of 12x12 cardstock. Would someone tell me if Bazzil is somewhat similar in weight and texture? Or could you suggest something similar?
The Bazzill Smooth is a similar texture, but it is a little bit lighter weight (but closer than some regular cardstock you might find at say Hobby Lobby). The only other CS I have onhand that I know who the manufacturer is would be some CM CS and it's not nearly as heavy as the Bazzill is.
If I remember right, SU comes out with a new catalog (their official annual one?) in July or August--my SU demonstrator always has a crop party in late August because of the new catalog. So maybe there will be a whole batch of new colors...?
I'm not familiar with SU cardstock but I use Bazzill all the time....I like Canvas or Grasscloth texture ones because I like a texture to it...
Their smooth is really smooth, tho if that's what you are looking for. I think it is a pretty good weight. I use it for my BG a lot and it stands up to distressing, stamping etc...
Edited by kiyawinn on 06-10-12 08:36 PM. Reason for edit: I use the Bazzill smooth Kraft cardstock and I love that as well...it's a pretty good weight....
I just got my new catalog and there was no textured cs in it. A lot of 8x11 papers in the packs of solid colors, but few 12x12. Pretty disappointed. I don't do a lot of stamping so my orders to SU were embellishments, ribbons, papers, and inks.
I use all Core' is is 80lb weight and I love that fact that you can sand it to get some wonderful texture and that it works so well with embossing folders and die cuts I stamp on the white textured cardstock all the time and love the look!!
Speaking of cardstock...I am always looking to try to match up cardstock with my patterned papers while creating layouts. Has anyone used the kraft Bazzill cardstock? I'm wondering if that would match a lot of colors in layouts. Any thoughts?
Yes, I use Bazzill kraft all the time....
I think it matches most colours/pp really well. The only thing that doesn't look great on it is white/bright mix of colours but that would be with any brand of kraft cs....
I've used it for camping LOs, beach LOs, Christmas, Halloween, outdoor/garden stuff.....
I love it! It's my go-to background paper now...
I'm totally a Core'dination's cardstock gal - haven't used anything else in years - it has so many ways to use it and the colors match anything I need. I usually make all my layouts using only Core'dinations - because you can texture it and sand it - it never really seems like you are missing out when you don't add pp.
Another Core'dinations Cardstock addict here!
Nothing beats the versatility and quality of Core... so much to do with this brand of cardstock, from distressing, sanding, scoring, tearing, embossing... endless possibilities! And a variety of collections too... nothing boring about Core! They even have a complete Tim Holtz/ Ranger Kraft Core line that is to die for!
I use a lot of Core'dinations but to be honest, I have thousands of sheets of cardstock and probably have some of every kind made.
THe only one I absolutely hate is the ones with the printed strip on the bottom of one side that makes one side more than 12".
I have made layouts on that and then realized I had to trim on side which means basically re-doing my layout.
I try to remember to check but both sides are just the same solid color and the paper gets turned over. I make it a point not to buy that brand.
So often I don't have just the right shade so I head for the local scrapbook store or Joanns or Hobby Lobby or Michaels, sometimes all of them with a photo in my hand to match or a piece of patterned paper to match with cardstock and can end up with any color.
I usually buy cardstock 20 sheets alike at a time. I know I will need that color again no matter what it is.
Hi Kiyawinn-Just wanted to thank you for recommending this cardstock! I love it and it is working out fantastic for journaling and matting on lots of my layouts! I just put another pack on my wishlist!