Oh, cardstock paper, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (specifically, five of them).
Cardstock is a staple in any scrapbooker’s supplies. Sometimes you simply need a thicker, stronger paper that you can rely on to get the job done and that’s cardstock in a crafty nutshell. As die-hard scrapbookers, we love cardstock for more than just it’s strength. Check out these five reasons why we can’t imagine our cropping life without cardstock paper!
#1. Exclusive Shades
Cardstock paper differs from designer paper in that it provides us with strong, solid and exclusive shades. Designer paper tends to be covered with patterns, icons and all sorts of imagery (which we also love!), while cardstock paper sticks with one solid shade, opening up a plethora of new project possibilities. Many of these solid shades are exclusive, making them a must-have addition to your craft supplies.
Did you know that some sheets of cardstock are textured? Textured cardstock paper is a great way to add extra dimension to your layouts, plus it’s just cool. Using textured cardstock creates an authentic look and feel and spices up any spread so it stands the test of time. It’s easy to see why we love cardstock but now it’s easy to feel, too!
Nothing makes your layouts shine (literally!) like shimmering cardstock! That gorgeous glimmer is one of the things we love most about cardstock. Honestly, what better way to add an enchanting pop of personality to your album than with paper that sparkles? It illuminates any layout and shines nearly as bright as the faces in the photos you put on it!
Scrapbooking is all about preservation. The whole point of scrapbooking is to create a book of memories that you can look back on fondly and maybe even hand down from generation to generation. So, it only makes sense to use paper that adheres to a “do no harm” policy when it comes to your photos! Thankfully, cardstock paper is photo-safe, allowing you to rest assured any photo you place on the page will last for years to come. It’s acid-free, lignin-free and bleed-resistant, which helps preserve your photos and keep them looking as beautiful as the day you added them to your album. Did you know not all scrapbook paper is photo-safe? It’s just another reason cardstock paper is a notch above the rest.
Our main reason for loving this paper is the versatility it brings to crafts of all kinds. No matter what you’re working on, any project will surely benefit from having cardstock paper in the mix. Some ways we love using it:
- Scrapbook layouts
- Paper crafts (origami, etc.)
- Arts and crafts for adults and kids
Not only can you use cardstock paper in a variety of ways, but also pair different shades with a myriad of other products. Take a look at the collection combinations you can put together using some of the exclusive cardstock papers available during the Cardstock Buffet Promo!
If we haven’t made it clear yet, we really, really like cardstock paper. What do YOU like most about it? What reasons would you add to our list Comment below and let us know!
P.S. Did this blog post make crave cardstock? Well, you’re in luck — we’re right in the middle of a Cardstock Buffet! You can get six limited-edition shades of cardstock (including three textured shades) AND have the opportunity to earn the exclusive Botanical Bliss Paper Pack FREE! Head to your Creative Memories® site before Aug. 27 for all the details!