Thursday, May 14, 2009

About quality and cardstock

I just discovered something and had to share -- many of you may already know this but like I said I had to share!

Since I am still lamenting the soon retirement of the 2008-09 In Colors I have become incredibly Scrooge-like with cardstock.  This morning I am working on a two page scrapbook LO and decided to mount all the photos on Pacific Blue.  After I got over the shock at the sheer amount of cardstock that would be required for the photo mounting I arrived at the decision to brayer a couple of pages of white cardstock.  Still being Scrooge-like I pulled out an old stash of white cardstock and went to town.  For the second sheet I decided to try out my precious stash of Stampin' UP!  Whisper White cardstock.  I can't believe the difference - take a look for yourself.  Be warned I am not a brayer type stamper this is my first go at brayering so there's lots of lines but the truth is in the pudding.  

The amount of ink accepted by the Whisper White cardstock is amazing.  Now I have never been a cardstock snob (patterned paper yes) it took me quite some type to jump on that whole Bazzill bandwagon.  For me cardstock was for matting or often behind the patterned paper (don't ask!)  Stampin' UP! has high quality standards for all their products and it shows with this little unknowing experiment.  Take some unsolicited advice and get yourself a package of this paper you won't regret it!  Am I biased?  You bet, but my love of the products of Stampin' UP! is the reason I became a demo.

Don't forget that for the month of May all patterned paper and textured cardstock are buy 3 packages get 1 free.  By the way, that free package can be more expensive than the 3 you purchase.

Thanks for looking and yes HE stamps.


  1. You know, the brayered Pacific Point on the Whisper White looks beautiful!! Who cares that it doesn't look like the PP cardstock? And I know what you mean! I'm converting my aunts and mom slowly to SU! cardstock!

    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I love all of SU cardstock. The quality is great!

  3. What a great observation. Thanks for sharing the info.

  4. Wow! Great proof! I am always trying to convince customers that SU! cardstock is so much better quality than the 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby. I will never go back! Go me a snob! LOL!

  5. Great way to showcase this fact! Thanks for sharing!