Monday, June 7, 2010
Cardstock Lesson 101
I learned a HUGE lesson today about cardstocks. I've used Close to My Heart cardstocks for nearly 4 years now with the occasional Bazzill or BoBunny DoubleDot thrown in. I needed LOTS of black cardstock for a craft project at VBS this week and bought....big gasp.....cheap cardstock from a local craft store. It was a nightmare! Not only wasn't it as thick as I like, it shreads when trying to remove it from the Cricut mat. I had to cut 60 pages to make a frame for 30 stained glass type pictures and spent forever on it because I had to be soooo careful removing the cardstock frames from the mats. I finally figured out that I could turn the mat over and remove the mat from the paper rather than the paper from the mat. It helped but the brand new mats that I purchased today are ruined. I definately learned my lesson the hard way. I knew our cardstock was amazing but it is incidents like this that make me really appreciate the great quality of all Close to My Heart products.