I know we are all always looking for good deals on our basic supplies so I made a purchase at Michael’s today in hopes of finding a good product at a good price. Michaelsl cardstock in the past was a skimpy 65# cover stock weight and not suitable in my opinion for card bases. Michaels' did something interesting a couple years ago, they asked their customers what they wanted. From their card makers they heard a call for heavy weight quality card stock for card bases, in bulk and at a good price! Well they heard the request and did something about it, they started selling 110# in white and ivory, 100 sheet at $12.99. This is a good price and you can't find it cheaper unless you buy it as a printer by the truck load. With a coupon it is less than 9.00 per 100 sheets. I know the white and ivory is great but today I discovered they also have black (now if they would only do a nice deep red). I bought the black and I have to say I really like it and I will buy it again. I wish the surface was a little more polished, but for a affordable base you just can't beat it. It also cuts well on my cricut and with my die cuts, (I do multi passes on both).
If you are looking for a extra heavy weight black for your bases and die cuts, I highly recommend this!! BTW there is a lot of info on paper weight and what the terms cover, index, basis means. The easiest way to understand the weights of paper is to use the g/m weight and to simplify even more you want over 240 for a base weight and 140-190 for a layering weight.
Today's freebie is from my awesome friend Jen Evers !! I linked this to her you tube channel - worth the time!!
This is 4x5.25 or 4 up for printing
This is the paper, at $12.99 for 100 sheets of black cover stock, you cannot beat the price, especially if you use a 40% off coupon!
this edge is folded without scoring, pretty crisp and clean
The black is deep, if I were to rate it at a black brightness, I would give this a 94, Neenah Eclipse I would give a 95 rating
very firm with plenty of body
And here is my card:
This is a 5x7 size.
I hope you found this helpful!
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