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Old 05-17-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Susan and thank you for letting me join your community.I am an Australian and wonder are there others here also?

Crafting is something I have wanted to do for a while and have drifted in and forced out for some reason or another. However, I think I may now be able to spend sometime crafting and I say crafting because I am not sure what I can do, what I like doing and what I am reasonable at.

I have some questions about card making and the gsm weight of card stock and paper and I have no idea where to ask these questions, but I am sure I will figure that out at sometime

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We have plenty of Australians here! There are so many different time zones that there's always someone around .
Probably the best place to ask about stuff is either in the tools and products section ( or in the General Stamping Talk area.

Metric weights are quite different to the American system, but as they're also what we use here in Europe, you'll find plenty of people able to chime in with help and advice.
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Here is a conversion chart I found. It says cover stock is equal to card stock.

US to International Paper Weights - Equivalent Weights & Conversions

As to what you are good at...just give it a go and only fail if you never try. Do you have stamps and ink? If so check out tutorials for making cards on youtube. You don't have to have the exact stamp, ink or will get the idea of how it all works. There are tutorials here at SCS for different techniques and types of cards. You just have to follow along. Happy stamping!
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