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30 Cricut Cardstock Projects to Make for Beginners to Advanced!

Get inspired by this list of Cricut cardstock projects with tutorials to up your paper crafting game to more than just cards!

The first few years of owning a Cricut, I only made cardstock projects. I was a little intimated about getting into the world of vinyl and heat transfer vinyl projects.

So I hoarded all types of cardstock! I would scan our local craft store ads for sales on cardstocks and then I would go and act like a little girl in a candy store and buy A LOT.

Ten years later I still have tons of paper cardstock packs in my craft room craft cabinet and I am always looking for the best ways to use them. Everytime I make something out of cardstock, I think “Why am I not making more paper projects??!!” They are so much fun!

That’s why I decided to round up some of my favorite Cricut cardstock projects from around the blogosphere to give me and you inpsiring ways to use card stock that maybe you haven’t thought of.

cricut cardstock projects

What is Cardstock?

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First off, let’s talk just a little bit about what cardstock is and how it differs from paper.

Cardstock is actually the same as paper it’s just a thicker paper material stock. The thicker materials allows for easier handling and less ripping of thinner regular paper. Which makes it ideal for crafting and card making!

We grew up using construction paper which is actually made of different materials and still thinner than cardstock.

Cardstock comes in different thicknesses, different weights, textures, colors, sizes, and more! 65 lb and 80lb cover weight are usually the most common weights for crafting purposes.

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You can find all different types of cardstock including glitter cardstock at local craft stores, solid core cardstock and more at, and regular cardstock packs on

You can use any Cricut to cut cardstock – the Cricut maker machine family, Cricut Explore Air family, and the Cricut Joy. You will need a clean green cutting mat to cut cardstock unless you are using new materials, Cricut Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock, and a Cricut Maker 3, Cricut Explore 3 or the Cricut Joy.

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The new Cricut Joy Xtra is also great for cutting cardstock and insert cards, but it can only cut up to an 8.5×11 piece of cardstock on a specific Joy Xtra Cricut mat.

cricut cardstock projects xtra

Ok, so let’s dive into these Cricut project ideas using cardstock! (If you don’t have a Cricut, make sure to check out our roundup of paper craft ideas here!)

Amazing Cricut Cardstock Projects

Each blogger has the tutorial for the Cricut cardstock project over on their original post. Simply click on the title or Get Tutorial to hop on over to their step by step directions.

I hope you got some inspiration of what you can do with cardstock and some tips from the talented bloggers on getting the best results.

It really is truly amazing what you can make out of card stock! This is a purse file that is in Cricut Access that I made for my friend’s birthday.

cricut purse gift bag

If you’d like to save these great projects for later, simply hover over the image below and PIN It now!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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