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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have never had an issue cutting my SU paper with my cricut. I might have had to set my blade to more pressure but an easy fix!!!! I tear less and get better images with my SU paper. I don't really like white cores either.
Bazill seems like the paper of choice for most people...I like the textured papers too, but was afraid of cuts that aren't clean. The DCWV cardstock I am using (OP) is white core, and its nice for tearing to see the white show, but def don't like it for diecuts. Thanks all!!
I realized today that I want smooth cardstock with no texture most of the time. The reason - I use it for background and I make mats out of it and I often want my journaling paper to coordinate so I cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet to go in the printer. The Bazzil and other textured brands don't print well and I really like my journaling paper to match mats and things.
I forgot about that until today when I ruined a title that I wanted on matching cardstock. Now I remember why I like smooth!
I have a Pazzles Inspiration which will but pretty much anything, so I don't really pay too much attention to the brand of paper I cut. I am mainly a card maker and right now my paper of choice is PTI and A Muse Studio. I very rarely get 12x12 and it's usually DCWV because it's easy to get locally and I love the texture and the white core. I've been reading really good things about Bazzill Card Shoppe, so I've been haunting sb.com hoping to find a variety pack to try out...