Once you finally bite the bullet and buy your Cricut, you think you’re ready to craft up a storm! But then there’s all kinds of other questions that arise. AMIRIGHT? For example, what’s the best way to store it? What kinds of accessories do I need? And on and on! If you’ve read about The Best Cricut Setup for Your Office, you know I have some great ideas for how to store and organize your Cricut and accessories. But first, we need to get all the supplies! So, let me tell you what I think is The Best Cardstock Paper for Your Cricut.
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When I first started my party decorations business on my website and also through my Etsy shop, I wasn’t sure what cardstock paper to use with my Cricut. In fact, every time I would run out of paper, I would have to make a trip to Michaels. But after a while, I discovered some of my favorite brands. So I want to share the brands of The Best Cardstock Paper for Your Cricut.
The Best Cardstock Paper for Your Cricut
Sure you could head down to your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann’s Craft Stores for your cardstock paper, but ain’t nobody got time for that! Here are a few of my go-to cardstock paper recommendations for your Cricut machine on Amazon.
- Clear Path Paper: Clearpath paper is some of the best cardstock paper for your cricut that I have been using from Amazon. It comes in many different weights, including, 110, 80 and 65 lbs. It also comes in every color imaginable.
- Pink Lemonade Cardstock Paper: This paper all comes in 65 lbs. and has great colors. You can use your “Cardstock setting” on your Cricut with this paper weight.
- Jam Paper: Jam paper is also another good one to try. (However, I don’t recommend the 24 lb. light cardstock paper, because it seems a bit too light and may not work with your Cricut.)
- Recollections Heavy Cardstock Paper: Popular at Michaels, this heavy cardstock paper weighs in at 110 lbs. It’s great for Cricut projects that need extra heavy paper. And this is pretty much the heaviest that it gets! (If you want to learn more about how they come up with paper weight for heavy cardstock paper, you might want to read The Best Printer for Heavy Cardstock Paper, where I explain just how they come up with that metric.)
The Best Glitter Cardstock Paper for Your Cricut
Glitter cardstock paper is a topic in my household. Why? Because my husband HATES glitter. Can you relate?! What does this mean? It means that I must (under all circumstances) purchase glitter paper that does not shed the glitter! Therefore, it’s of utmost importance to me to get quality glitter paper. And to be honest, the best I have found thus far, is the Cricut Glitter paper. I mean, you get what you pay for, and this glitter paper is certainly high quality. I also like ordering it directly from Cricut because they are actually quick at shipping and these days, I’m trying hard to support businesses directly. 😉
Other than benefiting from the fact that you won’t have glitter all over your house, you’ll also benefit from the fact that you can use the “Glitter Paper” setting. That way, there’s no guessing!
Cardstock Paper You Shouldn’t Use with Your Cricut
One last thing that I want to point out to you is to be weary of any cardstock that is for crafting with your kids. For example, this Sunworks construction paper says it’s heavyweight. However, when I purchased it, it was NOT a good choice to use with my Cricut. It was too lightweight and cheap feeling.
So what should you look for when selecting the best Cardstock for your Cricut? Make sure the listing has the weight of the paper. If it doesn’t, then skip it. I personally like anywhere from 65 lb. to 110 lb. cardstock for my projects. Happy crafting!
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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about The Best Cardstock Paper for Your Cricut. I hope this gives you some ideas about what paper you should use when cutting with your Cricut! Tell me below what you thought! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and beyond. Above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat, or continue celebrating your life with The Celebration Effect.