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Username Post: What's your favorite brand of cardstock?        (Topic#1583221)
Juansmom
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I am wondering what brands everyone swears by? I want a silhouette or cricut, leaning heavily toward the silhouette, and wonder if one particular brand of paper takes cuts better, looks better, performs better. What are your thoughts? I have been using these DCWV textured papers, but they dont cut well when I have used them with the Cricut.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to Juansmom

I buy whatever Joanns, HL or Michaels has or whatever I like at my scrapbook store. Couldn't start to tell you the brand of any of them - just know when they "feel right".


 
Vintageivy
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In response to Juansmom

I often use Bazzill cardstock. It works great on my layouts and in my Cricut. Bazzill paper is super quality and they have a great selection of colors. I just learned about the bazzill website where you can match cardstock to a variety of paper lines...love it! http://bazzillbasics.com/matchmaker


 
Cindyckj
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Brazil is always my first choice


 
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In response to Cindyckj

Bazzill has started to become my go-to CS lately...not sure why. But when it comes to my Cameo I try to stick with the smooth CS from Hobby Lobby because I know how to cut it, and I know I can cut it without any hassles (unless my blade is getting too dull...) I will cut some Bazzill in my Cameo, but nothing super intricate.

I do avoid cutting anything with a white core in my Cameo because I wouldn't want the white to show on the sides.


 
melissadam
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In response to HuskerMom98

another vote for bazzill


 
kiyawinn
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In response to HuskerMom98

Bazzill is my usual cardstock....I like the textures, like orange peel, linen, dotted etc...
My favourite I guess is their canvas texture..it's subtle.
I don't really like smooth cardstock, although Bazzill makes some....

I also use the plain side of my pattern papers sometimes...they have some great colours and aren't totally even colour, IYKWIM....I like the subtle variations.

Alison
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cindy312
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In response to kiyawinn

Yet another vote for Bazzill. I love their textured stuff, but I also buy their smooth, especially in neutrals.


 
sbartist
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In response to cindy312

Bazzill


 
justartguy007
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I buy whatever cardstock paper that I like. But I am liking colorbok. Because of the textured cardstock. I haven't bought any bazzill but think I just might like there cardstock too.

Justie


 
GMFTS
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  • GMFTS on 12-07-12 05:42 AM
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I am a Bazzill devotee about 95% of the time.

They have so many beautiful colors that are made to match many lines. The variety of textures they make is superb.

I also use AC cardstock which is not bad at all.

And I also use BoBunny's Double Dots line (lots more than dots) as a solid quite often.



 
elsje2
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I use Bazzill most of the time, but also use others. What I definitely do not like is cardstock with a white core. It is fine if you use the whole sheet as background, but I do not like to use them as mats.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to elsje2

Bazzill or American Craft for just plain black, white and kraft I actually prefer American Craft, it doesn't have the coating that Bazzill has and won't crack when you make mini albums.


 
andrea m
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In response to Sneezy1956

another one for bazzill


 
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Die cuts with a view (prices, coupons, colors, etc)


 
flutterbye0419
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In response to bayamonesa1

i'm a huge die cuts with a view fan. love the quality of it. i am branching out, but will always go back to dcwv too.


 
rebeccakeppel
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In response to Juansmom

I was very worried about how the Silhouette would do with heavy textured cardstock, which I love. But it actually does great! I had heard in previous models you had to double cut or cut the same image twice to get a clean cut. Definitely NOT so with the Cameo! I use a lot of Bazzill textured heavy cardstock with NO problem. I also like American Crafts and have found that the smooth white American crafts cardstock cuts VERY detailed images and words with no problems.


 
scarlet864
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In response to rebeccakeppel

I use Bazzill and American Crafts in my Cricut. My cardstock of choice for my cards is Stampin Up or Paper Trey Ink.

Enjoy your new machine!


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to rebeccakeppel

For solid cardstock I use Stampin' Up. I love the weight of their cardstock. I used to use cheaper paper in my cricut but found that I wasted more than I used because it kept ripping. Now I just use Stampin' Up.


 
HisGEM
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In response to binkiemonstermom

I used to by DCWV cardstock, but I found I don't like white core cardstocks! I like Paper Trey Ink, Stampin' Up, Core'dinations and Bazzill~ Some people said they can't cut Stampin' Up and Bazzill (textured) well with their Cricuts. I never had any issues.


 
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