Monday, 17 June 2013

Unexpected cardstock bargains

Lots of things make us happy. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are just trivial. One of the little things that made me really happy yesterday while we were shopping for all sorts of stuff was this unexpected buy: two reams of gorgeous (American as it turned out) textured cardstock at a price of £9.99 per box. 

Why am I blogging about it? Well, I've been on a hunt for a good quality cardstock for a while, and especially for a textured one! And bang! Here it is! On a shop shelf, right in front of me! Could I resist? Of course, not!
I found it at HomeSense store, which is a bit like TkMaxx , it sells the end of line products at discounted prices. The thing is: If they are gone, they are gone. So it's either take it or leave it. 

I really like using a quality heavyweight cardstock for my cards. It adds a lot to a card and the quality of the paper always shows if you decide not to scrimp on your cardstock. A thin floppy paper is never like a proper solid cardstock. The texure of this paper is an extra wow factor which I've always loved in cards.

Each of the reams has 60 loose sheets, each 30 cm x 30 cm. Big format and beautiful colours. I bought PRIMARIES and EARTH TONES :) I'm really pleased with this purchase.

This American Craft (AC) cardstock is bit like Core'dinations cardstock - thick and textured but it doesn't have that hidden underlying extra layer of colour which you reveal by sanding the top. It's just a cardstock in its basic form and you don't have to pay for that extra distress / antigue feature. Perfect for layering, punching, embossing and die cutting.
I love both actually. I've got a big pack of Core'dinations stashed away - The Chocolate Box in which under each colour there's a chocolatey layer of paper to reveal. I do scrimp on this one though! :) Just too nice to use it up too quickly! :))))
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My plans for tonight?

Have a good evening everyone. x x x


  1. Hi Martha,
    what a great bargain! This cardstock looks great for your cards!
    Thank you for all your so kind comments again ... oh, today I do this pasta salad again ;O)
    Have a wonderful day,
    Hugs to you,

  2. Hello Martha, Congrats on finding such a great bargain! I know you will have lots of fun creating with these lovely papers. My favorite store is TJ MAXX - I never know what treasure I will find. Have a great day :)


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