It’s a lovely fall day here in Northern California, the sun is shining but the temperature is finally in the 70s and I’m actually a wee bit chilled.

In my Newsletter today, I sent out a Paper Chart to describe the different weights and uses for Stampin’ Up’s glorious papers so I thought that I would put it on my BLOG today. This chart can help you decide what paper goes where but really, feeling the paper will do that for you but this is just a bit of information to help along the way.

Cardstock Weight Uses
Whisper White 80 lb Layering, stamping, labels, embossing, stenciling

 

Very Vanilla 80 lb Layering, stamping, labels, embossing, stenciling

 

Whisper white thick 100 lb Card bases, boxes, labels, embossing, stenciling
 

Very Vanilla thick

 

100 lb

 

Card bases, boxes, labels, embossing, stenciling

Cardstock

38 colors to match inks, markers and coordinate with Designer Series Papers

80 lb Use for everything! Amazing array of colors from four Collections: Regals, Neutrals, Brights and Subtles
In Color Collection – 10 colors in two collections 80 lb In Color series of 5 colors! These will be “live” for two years 2016-18, 2017-19 and this happens every year…very exciting! Use these for EVERYTHING!
Watercolor paper 111 lb Water coloring, marker techniques, texture techniques
Designer Series Paper

12 x 12

70 lb approximate. Contains 12 sheets, 2 of 6 double sided designs Everything but the card base!
Designer Series Paper Stack 6 x 6 70 lb approximate. Contains 48 sheets of 12 double sided designs Everything but the card base!
Designer Series Paper

12 x 12

70 lb approximate.  Contains 40 sheets, 4 of each 2 double-sided designs Everything but the card base!
Specialty Designer Series Paper 12 x 12 100 lb Thick and luxurious for bases, boxes, tags and soooomuch more!
Just add color Specialty Designer Series Paper Lighter weight Color to your hearts content with markers, watercolor, watercolor pencils and ink.
Vellum 43 lb Layering, stamping, embossing, texturizing
Shimmery White Cardstock 89 lb Stamping, embossing, layering, water coloring

 

The next bit of information will help you decide and cut mats for your cards. I love having different color mats or use Designer Series Paper on my cards and I like to have pre-cut ones that I can just grab and go. Here’s a little chart to print off that will help with sizing.