My Favourite Cardstock

Hi everyone, I’ve recently been getting a lot of questions regarding what cardstock I use so I thought I would list all of my favourite brands below with links to where you can buy them.

I will add a drop-down at the top of my website so you can easily find this information at a later date.

I have used so many different cardstocks and papers over the years and to be honest it always changes.  There are so many great cardstocks out there and many companies purchase from the same supplier or papermill and then add their own branding.

For me, it’s about getting the best value for money, as I’m creating things every day and therefore use a lot of paper and card, so I want to get as much for my money as possible.

All links and prices as of the 28/07/2019

Craft UK Limited Smooth A3 card

Currently, for my heavyweight white cardstock, I’m using the 300 gsm/ 110 lb Craft UK Limited Smooth A3 Card which I cut in half. You get 50 sheets but once cut in half I have 100 sheets of A4 card for £8.17 from Amazon, available here.

Craft UK A3 Smooth White Cardstock

As this card is smooth it’s great for stamping on and is alcohol marker friendly. It can take some water, but I wouldn’t really recommend it for water colouring.

I use this mainly for card bases and making gift boxes, gift bags and mini albums.

Dovecraft Premium Textured 12″ x 12″ cardstock

The coloured cardstock I like to use is the Dovecraft Premium Textured 12″ x 12″ cardstock. You get 80 sheets of 220 gsm coloured core cardstock. It’s a lighter weight but perfect for your coloured card bases. Once you add your mats and layers it becomes very strong. This is available from The Range here.

Dovecraft Premium Textured Cardstock

Docrafts Premium Solid Capsule Colossal Cardstock

Another coloured cardstock I like to use and one I have been using for some years now is the Docrafts Premium Solid Capsule Colossal Cardstock. You get 75 sheets of 216 gsm colour core card. You can buy the packs in 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 size.

Prices vary but the cheapest I’ve found is on Amazon here.

Docrafts Capsule Colossal Cardstock

I also love the following heavyweight card below…


Crafters Companion Centura Pearl Cardstock 310gsm

The Works UK currently have a large selection of colours for £2.50 a pack available online here.

This card is another great one for your card bases with its 310gsm weight.

Centura Pearl Cardstock

Dovecraft White Cardstock

50 sheets of 220gsm white cardstock available from Amazon here.

Dovecraft A4 White Premium Card Pack

Dovecraft Mirrored, Glitter and my favourite Holographic cardstock.

These are all available from my Amazon Storefront here.

Also, check out Paper Mill Direct and The Paperbox both these companies have Swatches available for you to purchase a sample of all the products available so you can actually feel the weight and texture of the cards available.

I hope you find this information useful.

Happy crafting






One thought on “My Favourite Cardstock

  1. Hi Sam

    Thanks so much for this information, it’s a great guide when looking for cardstock. Apart from not having the brands in Australia that you use, (mind you, I don’t use every supplier we have) at least I now have a starting point.

    Cheers Krystyne

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