What is YOUR Biggest Cardmaking Challenge

Hey Stampers! Hope you all are having a great week.

I put this question to my email newsletter community a few weeks ago and I wanted to share one of the most common challenges.

I never know which kind of Stampin’ Up! paper I should use; can you help me decide?

I wanted to share my answer in case this might be something about which you have been wondering.

Our “core” cardstock is Whisper White and Very Vanilla. It is the same weight as our other “colored” cardstock, but it is milled to an ultrasmooth finish. (our medium envelopes are also ultrasmooth).

This milling process makes the cardstock lighter and thinner in physical weight and helps it to take to the ink very well. This cardstock is also great for coloring or watercoloring with Stampin’ Write markers, watercolor pencils, or classic ink pads. Another paper I recommend is our Fluid 100 watercolor paper (149612) or our Shimmery White (101910) when using a lot of water. There will be less “pilling”.

Our colored cardstock is also great for card bases, layers, and die-cutting. This cardstock coordinates with all of our core colors and our In Color collections.

Our thick Whisper White and/or Very Vanilla cardstock is great for making card bases, especially when adding layers, embellishments, and ribbon. This cardstock also works very well for creating tags, boxes and scrapbook pages.

Our Designer Series Paper (DSP) is our lightest paper. It is best used for layers, decorating boxes, lining/making envelopes and using for paper piecing techniques. It works great in punches to create flowers and other embellishments.

I hope this helps! Tomorrow I’ll be answering another question:

Which kind of Stampin’ Up! ink should I use?

If there’s a question that you’d like to ask, or you have a particular cardmaking challenge with which I might be able to help, please post here or feel free to send me a private email.


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