30 Cricut Cardstock Projects to Make for Beginners to Advanced!
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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 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.
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.
You can find all different types of cardstock including glitter cardstock at local craft stores, solid core cardstock and more at Cricut.com, and regular cardstock packs on Amazon.com.
Flowers are another great way to use cardstock. You can make so many different types of rolled or 3D flowers to put on anything. I've used them to decorate cakes, make a flower shadow box, and put on signs.
I've only made one explosion box before, but it is on my list to make more! They are gorgeous and so fun. A lot of different cardstock is used and the box takes a bit of time, but oh the sweet face you'll see when the recipient opens it up!
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. 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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