I am in LOVE with Paper! I have more paper than I can ever use and have half a forest in my house, but I can’t help it! There is nothing at all like a fresh pack of designer paper, so clean and crisp, glittery with embossing, or shining from foil. Oh How I Love It!!!! I know I sound Crazy, but paper is what makes or breaks all your crafting! Coordinating your paper choices is absolutely the Secret Solution to making any Scrapbook page lay out, hand made card, or Cricut layers! IT’S ALL IN THE PAPER!!! So here I have laid out my fav fives for you! Of course I use tons more than just these 5, but if I could only ever have five these would be them…
Top 5 Favorite Papers
Best Occasions Textured Card Stock from walmart – It is really reasonably priced, and it comes in beautiful colors. I have found it to be good quality for the price and it cuts like a dream in the Cricut as well as holds up nicely for handmade cards. Their Color Pallets are nice too coming in brights, neutrals and pastels that all seem to go together like chocolate and pretzels!
K and Company Designer paper – I could do a top five of just my fav K & Company packs! I love the Urban Pack and the Sparkly Sweet, Simply Sweet and Carolina Gavin’s designs AND Amy Butler’s designs are ALL to DIE for! Their double sided design paper is great in the Cricut and you can do so much with it. The double sided is great too because you don’t have to work at making papers match at all. You can also get these paper packs really reasonably at AC Moore, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby with a coupon. Target has also been carrying K & Company paper in my area and has always had wonderful prices on it as well.
My Mind’s Eye has been a recent favorite in designer paper as it is a really good weight and I have become especially fond of the “Fall In Love” collection and their winter theme paper is just beautiful. I have found these papers to almost always go great with the Textured Card Stock from Best Occasions!
Stampin’ Up Cardstock – it’s only been in the past 3 months that I have used stampin’ up at all. I have heard of it and seen it around, but never purchased it because I always felt it to be too expensive. It’s not horribly priced though, and since having a friend as a demonstrator, things in the Stampin’ Up area of my life is increasing I really like that they have taken the guess work out of coordinating as well. I sometimes like putting together the color scheme that I like, but it is great to not have to think about it and have someone else do it for me. I personally think that many Stampin’ Up papers blend great with many K & Company packs too. Bonus for me!
- Die Cuts With a View Glitter Paper – I love DCWV Glitter Papers. Their Glitter Stack designer paper is awesome and just using the solid glitters is so much fun as well. I really enjoy these papers As you may be able to tell, I am a big fan of buying packs of paper. I find that it saves a LOT of money over buying individual sheets. Single sheets can cost as much as $3.00 per sheet, where as in a pack you can get them as cheap as $0.09 per sheet depending on the brand and where you buy.
So there you have it, my five fab brands of cardstock, quick and simply to the point!
What are your fav paper brands and why!!??! Do tell do tell!
I am working on a really special surprise post for later this week that will help you with your Coordinating woahs too! I know it is the hardest part sometimes figuring out what makes a project great with your paper selections so keep checking back, I’ll give you some secrets that you won’t want to miss!