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Old 10-10-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello!
I am just wondering what brand and colors of carstock you are using for your christmas cards this year.
I am looking for a great red and green that is sturdy for cards.
I also want some burgundy and a more vintage color of green.

Please no offense to anyone but
I really am not interested in Stampin Up as I am breaking away from their products and want to branch out to new company products.

Thank you!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Try Paper Trey Ink better known as PTI and also I am going to try some Gina K...PTI is wonderful paper and very reasonable as well.
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http://www.papertreyink.com/paper.html
http://ginakdesigns.com/
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I am doing something completely different this year and am very pleased with the results. I am trying to get away from the usual red and green for Christmas. If I do use red and green I use SU real red or PTI pure poppy w/ SU old olive, always artichoke, PTI pure avocado or spring moss.

I've used PTI and SU cardstock in these color combinations w/coordinating patterned cardstock.

PTI chocolate, SU baja breeze & PTI spring moss
PTI chocolate & spring moss & aqua mist
PTI chocolate, sweet sorbet & sweet blush
SU tempting turquoise & only orange
PTI scarlet jewel & spring rain
PTI new leaf & SU pink pirouette

I highly recommend PTI cardstock. It's awesome.
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Another good combination is....

PTI chocolate, SU baja breeze & old olive
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Have you tried Prism cardstock? If you like it you may want to check out these Christmas Collection Packs -



Classic Christmas Collection



Elegant Holiday Christmas
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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I will be using SU because I have so much of it, but if I needed to buy cardstock to make Christmas cards, I'd be buying a bunch of Gina K.'s cranberry tart, fresh asparagus, and soft sand.
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I love Poptone cardstock. It's 100# cover, heavy-weight and comes in some amazing colors. They have three greens that I love - Gumdrop Green, Jelly Bean Green, and Sour Apple Green. Their reds are Red Hot Red and Wild Cherry Red.

I buy them at XPedX and Paper Zone. Hope this helps!
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I am a huge fan of Gina K and Papertrey's cardstock!! I am not sure what colors I am using yet this year, but Gina has new Cranberry Tart and All Spruced Up, gorgeous burgundy and dark green colors!!!
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Thank you all for the colors info! I really appreciate it.
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Is the shipping very high at Gina K? I love the color of the Christmas cardstock. So pretty!
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I use the American Crafts and Bazzill solid color paper. I like the texture of those. I also use Prism, and WorldWin. I use these brands for all my cards, not just holidays.

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I also have every color of Papertrey cardstock and love them. Their Scarlett and Spring Moss would be lovely or even the Avocado.....love love love their papers.
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Is the shipping very high at Gina K? I love the color of the Christmas cardstock. So pretty!
We offer free shipping for orders $50.00 or more in the USA and $5.95 for Canada- no matter how heavy the order.
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GinaK's papers are extremely high quality. The colors are beautiful and I think you will love them I certainly do and GinaK's customer service is awesome
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Another vote for Gina K papers....you have to get some of these....the quality is top shelf. I need to get going and place another order soon too.
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I am using SU! and PTI colors that I already have a lot of....BUT if I run into some extra stamping $$ I'll be getting some of the Gina K paper and ink.
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