Which paper do you need to use for your project?

Stamping’ Up! offers a variety of papers for many different crafting applications. From cards and scrapbooking to packaging and colouring, choosing the proper paper for the job will ensure your project will turn out the way you want.

For the most part, papers are multi-function, but there are some that will work better than others in certain applications.

Any of the cardstock-type papers will work for bases, scrapbooking, layers, die cutting, and colouring. But, not every paper works for every application.

For example, water-based colouring works best with watercolour paper. While you can use the thick and regular cardstock for colouring with Stampin’ Write markers and watercolour pencils, if you are using water painters, the best result will be obtained by using watercolour paper.

Thicker papers are best used with dies, because you can run them through the machine more than once to ensure a smooth cut. If you try punching thicker paper, such as window sheets, you run the risk of jamming your punch.

If you want to add colour to vellum or window sheets, your best bet is an alcohol-based marker, like the Stampin’ Blends. They are permanent and won’t rub off. Adding liquid to the vellum paper for a technique like the rubbing alcohol technique may result in curling, but you can avoid that by applying light layers of alcohol, or taping it to your work surface.

Explore the variety of papers available at your disposal, and maybe try something new- a new technique, a new colouring style- you might be pleasantly surprised with what you create.

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Happy crafting!

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