A sampler of colored cardstock is a must for every craftroom. Even though I typically reach for white cardstock for most projects, colorful sheets of paper are a necessity, especially when creating accents and embellishments! Cardstock samplers are especially great for beginner crafters since you’re able to get a sense of which colors you use most. The MFT cardstock sampler is one of the most comprehensive I’ve found. It contains 29 sheets of cardstock and several shades of each color, which is perfect for creating gradients. My favorite colors in the sampler are Lemon Drop: a fabulous vibrant yellow and Natural: a beautiful muted greige color with subtle flecks throughout.
Man. I seriously love my Fiskars Rotary Trimmer. Or should I say “trimmers.” I’ve gone through two of them! I’ve tried several paper trimmers and the Fiskars rotary is my fave. It’s really easy to get a clean cut and the rotary mechanism requires very little pressure, which I really appreciate when I have to cut 100 sheets of cardstock! The downside to their rotary trimmers is that you do have to make sure the blade is sharp and your cutting strip is not too worn. Otherwise, you may start getting warped cuts. I usually wait for a sale at Joann’s or Michael’s and then load up on blades and such!
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