Comparing 12×12 Cardstock

I’m so sad that Stampin’ Up is not selling 12×12 cardstock anymore. I went in search of solid cardstock for my scrapbook layouts! Here’s what I found!

Creative Memories

This was my first time to purchase Creative Memories 12×12 cardstock. I had free shipping because one of you used my referral link! Here’s my free shipping link for orders of $20 or more, if you’d like to use it.

I do not sell any of these companies products, but I really like the quality of the home business companies. Plus I believe in supporting friends selling these products.

I like the Creative Memories cardstock …

  • Lightweight which adds less bulk to your pages in your album
  • Bold bright colors, I hope they add more to their selection
  • Comes in packs of 10 for $10
  • See Creative Memories current selection

Stampin’ Up

Stampin’ Up is my favorite solid 12×12 paper. It’s thick and solid color throughout it. It comes in a large variety of colors. But in the latest catalog, they do not have 12×12, just 8.5×11 size. And I understand because they are a stamp and card making company.

I’ll still purchase Stampin’ Up 8.5×11 paper for card making. You can also use their solid cardstock for matting photos. You can buy a variety pack of 12×12 cardstock for $12.75 for 20 sheets, 2 each of 10 colors.

I like the Stampin’ Up cardstock …

  • Thick weight
  • Smooth texture
  • Large variety of colors, just cannot purchase 1 color packs

Close to My Heart (CTMH)

CTMH is probably the cheapest of the companies, but it has the white core. Now they offer that one side is a matching lighter tone. You get 24 sheets for only $16.95. So it’s a bonus that it includes two coordinating colors. There is a “variety bundle” that is $18.95 for 24 sheets, 2 of each color.

I like the CTMH cardstock …

  • Economical
  • Good color selections
  • Coordinates nicely with their patterned paper sets

American Crafts

I’ve seen packs of solid cardstock for sale on American Crafts called “AC Cardstock”. Their website contains many different companies products, including Bazzill brand cardstock. But I’ve seen it for sale in stores and at craft shows. The paper packs have several tones of a color inside a pack.

On their website today, I see they have a sale of 15% off. There are packs of 12×12 paper regularly 19.99 for 16.99 for 60 sheets of paper. That’s only $0.29 each!

I like American Crafts cardstock …

  • Heavy weight
  • Offer smooth in 6×6 and 12×12 (80 lb. weight)
  • Good variety of colors
  • Free shipping on their website for orders $25+, 15% off your first order

Bazzill Cardstock

Bazzill makes a very high quality cardstock. They have the best selection of colors, and you can buy an entire pack of one color. So colors that you use most often, you can buy just that one color. You can buy a 25-pack of a solid color for $17.32.

I like Bazzill Cardstock …

  • Heavy weight
  • Fun textured pattern
  • Available at JoAnn’s, Michaels, Amazon, and Walmart