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Old 05-26-2021, 08:32 PM   #1  
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Where can I find craft paper, you know the color of paper grocery bag? Or is there a brand I should be looking for? I have a pack in my Amazon cart, but need some info . I want to use it for card bases. Cairn
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In terms of colour it's usually spelled with a k as in kraft. Technically that actually refers to a paper finish, so you need to make sure it's kraft cardstock that you are buying. Check the weight, that it's suitable for a card base. It looks as if you have enough posts to share a link to what you are looking at on Amazon.
Stamping Up have something, but I can't remember if it's Sahara Sand or Crumb Cake. I buy the Crafter's Companion, but it's not as smooth a finish as the SU. A better weight, in my opinion, though. https://www.craftstash.co.uk/crafter...RoCHeoQAvD_BwE
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Stampin' Ups is Crumb Cake and it's very, very close to what they used to call Kraft. For some reason I used two packs of the stuff this year..........must like it? LOL
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If you really want Paper Trash Bag color, Lawn Fawn advertises theirs as that color. https://www.lawnfawn.com/collections...-bag-cardstock

I do not own any of their cardstock, just ink and patterned paper, stamps and dies. All fits their description.
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I saw packages of Kraft colored cardstock on clearance at Walmart yesterday. They were 8 1/2 X 11 and were marked down to $5 each. Sorry didn't look to see how many pieces you get. Not the heaviest weight but not super thin typeset weight either.
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Keep in mind many companies use the same paper factories and they just put a different name on it.

Checking my samples...

Neenah makes desert storm in more than one weight. I only have the lighter weight one.
Ellen Hutsons desert storm is thin. Feels like 65 to me but check that. I have trouble sometimes with 65 vs 80 lb.
Hero arts kraft is thin-65# for sure.

100# papers so good for card bases:
Gina K Kraft
Taylored Expressions Toffee
PTI Classic Kraft
MFT Kraft
Lawn Fawn Kraft

I think those all kind of look very similar/could be same factory for some.

Now for ones that are darker and look like traditional supermarket paper bags...
Lawn Fawn 100# Paper Bag is by far the darkest I have seen-really good match.
Next would actually be Recollections out of Michaels but that is 65# and half as dark.

I personally think SU Crumb cake leans towards grey a little. Sahara Sand more so and it's lighter.

Close to my Heart has a couple that could work but are in their basics collection (friend sent me a piece) so I dont have a specific name for it. But one of those is almost as dark as Lawn Fawn.

The rest up there are lighter shades but very workable and attractive.

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I use Papertrey Ink (Classic Kraft) and
Taylored Expressions (Toffee). Both are 100lb weight and "paper bag" colors. I order online from both companies regularly and enjoy all of their products. They both have a large selection of colored cardstock too in case you need additional colors.
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My vote is for Gina K kraft cardstock. 100# is great for card bases or layering. Has a very true kraft colour. Just be aware that Gina K does not ship cardstock outside of the United States. The cost of shipping cardstock is very expensive and she tries very hard to keep shipping costs down for the buyers, so if you are outside the US you will need to find a retailer who stocks her cardstock. Her website has a list of retailers who carry her products.

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Thanks for ALL the suggestions. I opted for Recollections , 65#, but I made a copy of all your suggestions. Thanks again for all your help, all of you. Cairn
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My "go-to" place for various cardstock is PaperPapers.com

They currently have quite a lot of Kraft in clearance.You just missed the 50% off clearance that ended yesterday. Sign up for emails- they run great sales, and they have so so SO much fabulous cardstock/paper! Great company to deal with, by the way.

BTW- 65# is awfully flimsy for bases. I wouldn't use any lighter than 110#, and I actually have some great 130# that makes a very professional feeling card.
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When using any cardstock for base, I prefer 80-110 cardstock since it won't warp as much when using it as a base for larger cards but it depends the layers that is used for cards. The paper you are talking about is preferred in card making as Kraft. I like using Vintage Photo or Espresso Distress inks around my Kraft cardstock often to make it look more vintage especially with Steampuck cards.
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True kraft cardstock is a recycled cardstock that has small flecks in it.
Try and get one that is at least 280-300gsm in weight.
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Check cutcardstock.com for kraft and paperbag card stock and look for 80 lb or higher COVER.
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My "go-to" place for various cardstock is PaperPapers.com
They currently have quite a lot of Kraft in clearance.You just missed the 50% off clearance that ended yesterday. Sign up for emails- they run great sales, and they have so so SO much fabulous cardstock/paper! Great company to deal with, by the way.
Just received my order from PaperPapers.com 50% off sale and am as delighted as usual. Selection, quality, pricing, packing and customer service makes them my Go-To as well.

Using quality paper (especially at a great price) makes creating that much easier and enjoyable. It looks good right from the start!
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My vote is for PTI. love the colour. It’s a mid-tone so not too light or dark
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I buy from a company called LCI. They have 2 craft colors. Great, quality paper. Not cheap, and worth it.
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