Cardstock~Tuesday Tips

Happy Tuesday. Today's tip is 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock....

My favorite basic white card stock is by Georgia Pacific (found at Walmart). It's great for the base of cards, making flowers and cutting with your Cricut....

For Copic coloring I prefer Neenah Cardstock....rich and creamy

For colored cardstock I'm Paper Trey Ink all the way. The quality is amazing and I love the color selection as well as being able to order 12 sheets for $3 or 24 for $5. They also have matching ribbon ;0)

Storage:
When I went to Ikea a few weeks ago I picked up these (2/$3.99) magazine files.



Inside the magazine files, I use file folders from Michael's dollar spot to separate my cardstock by color. When I first started I was writing the name of the company/color on the folder, but found that if I just cut a slit in the plastic that they come in I can just slide my cardstock out and keep the label inside the original package. This way I don't have to relabel the files if I decided not to reorder that same color.

I keep my scraps right in front of the original package, so I reach for those first :)



Stay Tuned next week for 12x12 cardstock and pattern paper :)

Hugs,

21 comments

  1. I'm lovin ur new setup, and appreciate the tips on paper. I'm fairly new to crafting and enjoy all and any tips I receive. Thanks so much.

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  2. Oh dear i feel a trip to Ikea is in order, i just hope you can get those files in Aus, no doubt there will be something similar. Thanks Christina a great tip.

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  3. I love that idea, and I really love the green magazine files. I might have to get down to Ikea too!

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  4. Great ideas! I've tried the Papertrey paper and have some trouble cutting it on the Cricut (maybe I need a new blade) - I love their ribbon and the fact that everything can match! TFS!
    jackie

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  5. I use the Wal-mart paper for the base of my cards as well.....I do like how you have your......but I keep my paper in my file drawer....just don't have room for the scrap.....tfs

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  6. Wow, do I need you here! lol. I keep my SU card stock over here, Bazzil over there, Wausau over there, pearlized there - well, you get the picture, and they're all in either plastic drawers or snap boxes, but I don't keep stuff by color - except my scraps. Can't wait to see what you do with pattern paper!

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  7. I love it! Those holders are more sturdy looking than the bad Cropper Hopper type that fall over every. single. time LOL

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  8. Hi Christina!

    I love your tips and especially love the new schedule I hope it helps you out as well. Your such a sweetie to do this all for us I really appreciate it and yes Paper Tray Ink had the BEST card stock ever!

    tfs!

    -christine

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  9. I'm luvin your new schedule and hope it works out better for you as well! The Ikea holders beat the Cropper Hopper holders that is for sure..NOW if I just had an Ikea close enough to visit :-) I've looked into online purchasing but the shipping is pretty pricey. Thanks for all you do for us to help in our scrapping organization, inspiration and projects!!!

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  10. Thanks for always sharing your tips on not just organization, but everything else you do. Love your blog and love all the inspiration you give me daily.
    anallanes@bellsouth.net

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  11. I have mine in a file cabinet. I have all SU but I like the sound of 12 for $3. and ribbon to match. I think my next purchase will be from PTI. Do they have a chart and compare to Copic and SU?
    I am looking forward to the 12X12. That is the hard one.
    Thanks for the great Tip Tuesday. I am really going to enjoy this feature.

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  12. What an awesome way to store your cardstock!! :)

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  13. I wish we had an IKEA store near where I live "( I have yet to try PTI paper. I think I will have to give it a try. Thanks again Christina for all you do! Love your blog!

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  14. I hope you can give us some tips later on dealing with scraps. So far, I haven't had to separate them by color by I think I'm going to have to soon as my leftovers are growing.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

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  15. Love storage ideas!! My paper this size is in a stack on the floor. Now I will look out for these next time I go to Ikea!

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  16. I love your tips Christina!! Thanks for showing us how you store your paper and what you recommend.

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  17. How is the thickness on the Georgia Pacific white cardstock from Walmart? Is it better than the solid cardstock sold at Michael's, Joann's and AC Moore? I find they are nice choices in colors and fairly inexpensive; but I had trouble with using the white as a base card...seems a little thin. Thanks for all your tips and videos!

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  18. Great idea on the paper storage, I too have the flimsy plastic lots of others talked about and do not really like them. I will have to check into this, are they big enough for the 12x12..guess I will have to wait for that post to see huh? I do have a file cabinet for most of my good 8x11 CS. Its the scraps that get carried away and dont know what to do with, usually I wait till I have too many just punch/die flowers for future use. Love your new format on your blog. Great job thanks for all you do.

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  19. Great idea! Thanks for all the info., I'll definitely be trying those papers & your idea!

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  20. Always very informative.. can't wait to see what U come up with next

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  21. Those magazine raks that you bought at Ikea - I keep my 12 x 12 solid paper unless it goes with a stack. Each 12 x 12 magazine rak holds one color but all shades of that color. It sits right behind me so is very handy to get paper.

    Also for a pad coming apart - I have 12 x 12 drawers which come in a drawer with 3 at Walmart for 9.99. and that seems to work. I also have a separate containers for different seasons, holidays and leave the embellishments in there too. But for my DCWV stacks I do have the metal scrap racks from a shop that went out of business.

    Hope you can understand what I am trying to convey. I love to organize.

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