Supply Resources and Tips
WHAT PAPER TO USE?
Printing paper comes in different thicknesses or weights,
regular paper is 20-24lb,
and cardstock is about 110lb.
You can find card stock at an office supply store or craft store.
If you don't have a home printer, use some print services as Kinkos,
Staples, Walgreen's, Office Depot, Office Max, Walmart,
Costco or online at Vistaprint and Snapfish.
CARD STOCK PAPER:
is GREAT FOR ALL CARDS, BOXES, BAGS, TAGS...
LIGHT-WEIGHT PAPER FOR:
WRAPPERS / TEA BAGS / CUPCAKE TOPPERS / ENVELOPES / INSERTS / NOTEPADS / STATIONERY SHEETS...
Printer paper is light-weight paper, I often use it.
But the better the paper, the better the print.
My cardstock paper of choice is Hammermill 80 lb or 100 lb and 28 lb Printer Paper.
Quality light-weight paper.
Quality Card Stock.
Paper for Recipe Cards
I recommend using cardstock for a more durable recipe card such as Hammermill 80 lb.
You will get two 4x6 recipe cards (or 3 3x5) in one page, so you will need to cut them to size.
Cut each card carefully with your scissors or paper trimmer (or an X-Acto knife and metal ruler).
Use Avery® Postcards or Index Cards.
All my new recipe card templates are sized for these Avery Postcards and Index Cards.
4x6 (6 width x 4 height)
Avery® Postcards, Matte, Two-Sided Printing, 4" x 6", 100 Cards
3x5 (5 width x 3 height)
Avery® Index Cards, Uncoated, Two-Sided Printing, 3" x 5", 150 Cards
Zip Bags in various sizes
from 2x3 to 6x6!
4 Inch Lollipop Sticks for cupcake Toppers
Any craft store carries Lollipop sticks in the candy/cake decorating isle.
You can get them in different lengths, too!
Where to get these supplies locally?
Be sure to check in the candy/cake decorating isle, lots of useful things can
be found in this area.
Trim out circles using a
2-Inch Punch for best results.
I have a Paper Trimmer and just trim away the white areas from each printout.
Paper Trimmer is not expensive at all and it's a good investment, especially
if you're into computer crafting like me :)
If you're using an X-ACTO knife, place the printed card stock (3-4 sheets) onto the cutting mat,
place a ruler onto the printouts and trim away the white areas.
(Rotary Knife works even better.)
Carl 12200 Bidex Professional 10-Sheet Rotary Trimmer, Metal Base, 12 x 11
Clear Vinyl Checkbook Covers
Clear Vinyl Bookmark Sleeves
Scotch Double Stick Tape and Sticky Velcro Dots
Adhesive Velcro Dots are great for sticking anything with a flap!
GLUE STICKS - TIP
Glue sticks are very economical and also easy to store.
Here's a tip how to make them stick together
- apply a little bit of glue stick to both sides, on both surfaces,
and once dry, they can never be peeled apart.
Please make sure to only apply a little glue, not too much.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the above links.
These are simply recommendations based on my experience.