Quick Tip Tuesday - Cardstock Weights

When making a cardstock project, shadow box, scrapbook page, card, or other papercraft, weight matters.   The most common weights in the U.S. are 65# (light), 80# (medium), 100# and 110# (heavy).

65# is thin and a little floppy. It is good for the top parts of layering projects, die cutting, and making paper flowers.

80# is heavier and is good for scrapbook pages, handmade cards, die cutting, and cake toppers.

100# and 110# are good for invitations, card bases, scrapbook pages, business cards, the base of layered projects, cake toppers, and party favors.  It is also great for stamping and embossing.

Heavyweight for the base.  Ligjtweight for the two top layers.

Choose your cardstock based on the type of project you want to do. Make sure you choose a quality product that is acid and lignin free (as mentioned in a previous tip).

I hope this tips helps you get crafty!

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