Cardstock is an often underused and underated resource for make pages.
Helen has used cardstock to great effect on this page to add embellishments that add interest without adding too much bulk to the page.
(Bulky or heavy pages are more difficult to store and deteriorate more rapidly.)
Here’s 10 uses for that cardstock you have in your craft room:
- Punch out shapes: Use a variety of punches to create shapes from cardstock. You can layer different shapes and colours for added dimension.
- Borders: Cut strips of cardstock to use as borders around photos, journaling blocks, or other elements on your scrapbook page.
- Die cuts: Use a die-cutting machine to cut intricate shapes from cardstock. This is a great way to create unique embellishments that match your page's theme or colour scheme.
- Titles: Cut large letters or words from cardstock to use as page titles. You can even use a mix of fonts and colours to create a more interesting effect.
- Tags: Cut out rectangular or square shapes from cardstock to use as tags for journaling or to frame smaller embellishments.
- Photo mats: Use cardstock to create mats for your photos. This adds a pop of colour and helps your photos stand out on the page.
- Flowers: Cut out petal shapes from cardstock and layer them to create dimensional flowers. You can also add brads or other embellishments to the centre of the flowers.
- Frames: Use a die-cutting machine or a craft knife to create frames from cardstock. These can be used to frame photos or other elements on your page.
- Backgrounds: Use a large sheet of cardstock as the background for your scrapbook page. You can add texture or interest by using embossing folders or stamps.
- Embellished borders: Cut a strip of cardstock and use decorative edge scissors to create a border. You can also use punches or dies to create a scalloped or zig-zag edge.