Favorite kraft paper
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Posted: 11/24/2012 2:22:36 PM
Oops, I just learned that all kraft cardstock is not created equal. I am looking for a heavy weight paper that will hold layers of paper and will look great when inked.

Do you have a favorite brand?...please share what about it works for your stamping.


...Jan

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Posted: 11/24/2012 3:09:01 PM
Hi Jan!

I love the Michaels/recollections brand. I buy it I'm a pack of 50 for about 3 bucks on sale.

Joann's is also okay but it has little dark flecks in it.

I've also used Bazzill's before, I think it's called quicksand? And it's great too.

I've heard lots of good things about papertrey ink Kraft but I haven't tried it.


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Posted: 11/24/2012 5:24:58 PM
Lillybelle's Paperie on etsy.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91685480/85x11-cardstock-kraft

It's extraordinarily thick (I've actually never had cardstock this sturdy) - as in, it easily stands up on its own (it doesn't "wilt" when you hold it). It's smooth but definitely kraft.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 7:23:39 AM
Stampin'Up Crumb Cake. It's the perfect Kraft color. It goes with anything! Nice weight for folded card bases and takes a stamped image really well. It's my absolute favorite!

Molly

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Posted: 11/25/2012 9:43:09 AM
Since you've gotten some suggestions, Jan, I don't have a brand to suggest. But your topic has got me thinking about 'paper' & 'cardstock'.

I still squirrel away all the heavy brown paper bags that come my way. Lots fewer these days. The heavy paper ones are my fave & love the color.


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Posted: 11/25/2012 10:25:43 AM
Hey Daniel,

I save tons of those brown (kraft) paper grocery bags. The Commissary on the Base packs groceries in those rather than the plastic. You know what I do with them? I cut them open to wrap packages, and then stamp all over them. Everyone actually looks at the wrapping.

Molly

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Posted: 11/25/2012 1:18:07 PM

I save tons of those brown (kraft) paper grocery bags. The Commissary on the Base packs groceries in those rather than the plastic. You know what I do with them? I cut them open to wrap packages, and then stamp all over them. Everyone actually looks at the wrapping.



Sorry to derail the thread a bit, but that's what I plan to do this year too!

As for a paper recommendation, I like Bazzill cardstock in kraft. You can get it here at Two Peas. I think it is more of a cool toned cardstock than what grocery bags are made of, for example. I don't use tons of layers on my cards, but so far that one has worked well for me. Make sure it says smooth texture or "Smoothies" because they do make textured cardstock too.

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Posted: 11/25/2012 3:33:14 PM
LOL, 'KB'! Don't think you 'derailed' Jan's thread. Actually might give her a way to use 'found' Kraft material since lots of the heavy brown bags are more than paper & close to being CS...


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Posted: 11/25/2012 8:14:41 PM
I agree about the Recollections brand from Michaels. I love the color of it, and it is fairly smooth to stamp on. I like using my Colorbox chalk ink on craft, especially chestnut roan. This brand is a nice thickness, even though the pounds is not as much (does that make sense?) The M's cardstock in regular colors seems thinner than the kraft.


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:00:27 PM
Stampin up crumb cake is perfect in my opinion.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:37:07 PM
I agree Heidi, the recollection paper does take ink very well when stamping. It also holds up well when using embossing powders.

Next time I run out I would like to try the stampin up crumb cake. I like their cardstock a lot. I would like to see how it compares to the michaels/recollections brand.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 8:54:38 AM
Great topic! I like the Bazzill kraft the best. Some kraft papers are too dark for me (although I use them if I want a darker look) and some have too much tooth. The Bazzill kraft is hard to find here, I always stock up when I see it.


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