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thehappyscrapper8
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Does anyone have a favorite card stock brand? I usually just buy whatever's on sale when I need it


 
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In response to thehappyscrapper8

Partial to bazzil, but have been known to buy others.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to deedee49

If I like the color - I buy it.


 
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  • stick on 08-12-12 03:01 PM
In response to deedee49

I adore the random grab bag boxes from ARC paper, but they are random. Paper Temptress has really great papers.

I bought a pack of plain white cardstock at M's not long ago and I HATE it, it's so cheap.


 
AmyPrior.com
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In response to stick

I hate cardstock and only because I never have the perfect shade and can never seem to find the perfect shade LOL. Mists help and I alter them a lot but brand wise I really buy whatever from wherever. Core'dinations and Bazzils are definate faves but I always grab lots of cardstock in different colours & brands every single time i order online or go into a store. Mainly cause I keep my stock up and generally can find a sort of matching colour this way lol. I probably go through the most White & Kraft Bazzil and always buy them in bulk but I do have other brand white cardstock that i use too.


 
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For my regular stuff when scrapping I love Bazzill, but if I want to cut something with my Cameo I like to use the smooth cardstock from HL because I know exactly what speed/thickness to cut it out without a lot of guessing and second cutting. Unless I have a new blade and mat the Bazzill can be tricky on designs that are more intricate.


 
kiyawinn
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In response to AmyPrior.com

Bazzill...mostly kraft Bazzill these days but I do buy other colours as well sometimes...

Alison


 
justartguy007
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In response to kiyawinn

If it acid and ligin free and at the right price and I like the colors. I buy it. I enjoy mainly browns, green, red, blue and yellow colors. Especially the earthtone textured paper from colorbok.

Justie


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to kiyawinn

Like most others, I'm partial to Bazzill, but use generic flat colored for die-cuts.

I have some that I love for Christmas cards, but can't find anymore. The co. I got it from went out of business. It's letter size with brush marks and has a shimmery gloss to it.

One thing I use a lot of is plain 4x6 index cards. I print clipart or lettering on it, fussy cut or use the print&cut on the Cameo, then usually add a little stickle/heat embossing/flocking/etc. to make my own embellishments. No reason to mess up a big piece of cs for small clipart designs. I often print/cut it three times and layer it with pop-dots for 3-D. Cheap way to get the exact embellishment I want.


Edited by mrsdriver5 on 08-12-12 08:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Kim222
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Depends on what I'm going to do with it. For the base of a scrapbook page, mini book page or card, I prefer textured Bazzill. If I'm going to mat something where most of it will be covered up, I'll use a less expensive non-textured cardstock.

That said, I love non-textured kraft paper for many different things including everything I said above.

For die cuts and some dry embossing projects, I'll use both...depends on my mood I guess.

All that didn't help at all, did it?!


 
Luvmyfam
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In response to Kim222

I love Bazzill for textured and American Crafts for smooth.


 
Sandy Ang
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i like the textured woodgrain from LCI. shows up beautifully subtle on a page


 
mschiddy
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In response to Sandy Ang

I really like American Crafts cardstock for solid colors. It has a very nice weight and texture to it. Cuts very well with my Cricut and is solid core color all the way through.

For patterned cardstock, I like just about any that catches my eyes.


 
Crafting Marfa
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In my experience you get what you pay for (unless its something great on sale). When I want white cardstock I prefer matte photo paper. For scrapbooking I am partial to established manufacturers like EK Success, DCWV, K&Company, Recollections (its a Michaels brand), etc. Hope that helps.


 
Here Kitty
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In response to Crafting Marfa

American Crafts all the way! I've been working with their Autumn pack all day today doing a gift scrapbook and the colors are GORGEOUS. All their packs are awesome.


 
Mia1979
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In response to Here Kitty

I have been a Bazzill freak for years but lately I have purchased DCWV stacks too. Sometimes I also buy the store brand.


 
deedee w
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In response to thehappyscrapper8

Bazzill. I also like Stampin Up cs.


 
res19s2d
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In response to stick

I just bought some white from M's also and it's horrible!!! It doesn't even stand up to distressing with out out shredding or ripping!!


 
LesleyC
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In response to res19s2d

Hobby Lobby's card stock is decent. Totally agree about M's card stock....it is terrible!

I tend to buy Bazzill when it is on sale at As, or the cored'nations when on sale at Js.


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to LesleyC

I only buy Stampin' Up solid colors. When I first started, I bough whatever and bought a lot of those mulit packs. The paper was awful, the colors were worst and they faded with time!!!!
I like that Stampin' Up has paper families that all match and work together. I love ribbon and buttons, brads that match my paper...perfectly! If I make cards, I need the weight of Stampin' Up's paper.


 
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