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What cardstock should I use to create gorgeous flowers for mini albums, cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media?

Have you been wondering what's the best cardstock to use for making flowers? Or maybe you just have a creative block :) Let this post inspire you to create your next amazing project!


For scrapbook classes, card kits and personal projects, we use Lynx Opaque, White, Smooth, 8.5" x 11", 100 lb. Cover cardstock.

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Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to make more artistic cards and scrapbooks.  Your products and tutorials push me to the limit and beyond with all the fantastic art you can create. I am much more confident that I can create a truly unique piece of artwork after seeing and working with your products. Thanks again! -Priscilla Snyder


A friend shoed me Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies and I decided to try them. I was amazed how easy it was to match the dies to the stamped image and after watching videos of how to create the flowers I now find that I produce beautiful flowers! -Jean Ray




Are you a beginning flower maker and need more inspiration? Click here to discover how to shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.


All the beautiful projects on this blog have been created by design team member Rajni Chawla.





Comments



BONNIE BROWN
What do you use for flowers besides vellum. 100# cardstock is heavy for flowers. Thank you!
Friday 26th of May 2017 12:07 PM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Bonnie, The 100# cardstock we sell online comes from the same reams of paper we use to cut out the flowers for our card kits. We literally count out by hand the quantities offered. I hope that helps!
Friday 26th of May 2017 04:42 PM
JENNIE
It would be great to know what is the best card to use here in the UK. Nikki Wylde may be able to help as her flowers always look beautiful.
Friday 26th of May 2017 01:26 PM
KATHY
What beautiful work. She has tremendous talent. I love her cards.
Friday 26th of May 2017 01:47 PM
DORIS SEXTON
Thanks for the info.
Friday 26th of May 2017 02:04 PM
PEGGY
Today I read through the interesting bios for every member of the design team. It was fascinating to read about the places they live and what inspires them. Your company is blessed to have such a diverse and creative group.
Friday 26th of May 2017 04:41 PM
TERRY ANDERSON
Rajni of my favorite designers, she is amazing in the way she can create flowers.
Friday 26th of May 2017 09:40 PM
KATE DEVORE
Wow! Wow! Wow! These are beautiful. I'm alway wowed with the ideas heartfelt creators come up with. Simply Amazing!
Friday 26th of May 2017 10:08 PM
SALLY-ANN HUSON
Hello, you mention you use 100lb paper weight. Could you tell me what the equivalent weight of the paper would be in Australian/UK weight, measured in gsm please? Thanks so much.
Friday 26th of May 2017 10:09 PM

TRACY
Hi Sally-Ann, We went online to look up a conversion chart and this is what we came up with: http://www.papersizes.org/us-international-weights.htm our 100# card stock is equivalent to your 271gsm. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:05 PM
JEAN LAKE
I sent you a message some time ago asking what weight card you use for flowers. Unfortunately, we use grams, rather than ounces, so still don't know. Can you help? Please?
Saturday 27th of May 2017 12:22 AM

TRACY
Hi Jean, we had to do a little research on this one: according to http://www.papersizes.org/us-international-weights.htm our 100# card stock is equivalent to your 271gsm. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:04 PM
ANJU MEHTA
It's really worth.. n inspiring ..
Saturday 27th of May 2017 02:50 AM
MARY WYSMIERSKI
I love making flowers from your kits. Everything I think I have enough flowers you come out with another beautiful set.
Saturday 27th of May 2017 12:29 PM
DAWN DANIELS
Hi, I live in Australia, can you tell me what the 100lb weight of paper would be over here. Regular copy paper is 80gsm, then heavy card stock is 250gsm to 350gsm which is what is used for the body of to cards. 120gsm to 160gsm are also available.
Sunday 28th of May 2017 03:08 AM

TRACY
Hi Dawn, according to http://www.papersizes.org/us-international-weights.htm our 100# card stock is equivalent to your 271gsm. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:00 PM
BRENDA SPEAR
Just a quick question.....what flower stamp was used to create the multi petaled pink flowers in the photo above?? I remember seeing a video where Emma Lou did this by cutting up the petals of another flower design, but I can't seem to find that video again! Help!! PS) all of Rajni's work is outstanding :-)
Monday 29th of May 2017 11:45 AM

TRACY
Hi Brenda, There are several flowers that could be used for the small Hydrangea looking flowers and one is the Berry Blossom Cling and Die. Below that was the Flowering Dogwood Stamp and Die and below that is the Enchanted Mum Stamp and Die. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 31st of May 2017 04:55 PM
EVA E GARCIA
I love her beautiful card she made. The flowers were stoning and the white bird.
Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:47 PM