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By Scrapbook & Paper Crafts Contributor Kim, from the Blog “Paper Hugs”.

Cardstock was the first product that I fell in love with when I started paper crafting.  While serving on a couple of cardstock design teams in the past, I was required to create several “cardstock” only projects each month.  I found it to be challenging but so much fun!  They make the perfect card base and layout background.  

Core’dinations cardstock is one paper that I find to be so innovative!  Some collections have texture on one side and are smooth on the other.  When you sand it, it reveals a unique core color…it’s so cool!  I LOVE the embossed cardstock papers (and rich colors) by Bazzill and I adore the linen texture of the Die Cuts with a View cardstock stacks.

Doesn’t the blue texture cardstock look like denim?

1. To create a paper pocket, cut the paper down to approx. 3″ x 3″

2. Use a trimmer to make a mark at the half way point.

3. Draw a pencil line about 1 inch from the end

4. Cut a triangle from both ends

I embossed only one side of the bottom cardstock for added interest.

Gently sand the cardstock edge and over the embossed surface.  Gently wipe away excess sanding powder to reveal a distressed look. To make the card above, I glued the pocket on the larger piece of embossed cardstock. Then I added a Bazill paper flower, a button and a  “Thanks” rub-on.

I hope that you are inspired to give card stock another look!

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