A comment I hear A LOT is “I’m going to just go buy white card stock at the craft store! It’s all the same anyway.” And I will admit, that I too thought this same thing when I first started stamping about 15 years ago. However, I learned very quickly that not all white card stock is created equal!
I learned this one day when I was trying to stamp the above image. I was using white card stock from a local craft store and I just could NOT get a clear image when I stamped the star. I tried everything I could think of: I reinked the pad, cleaned the stamp, added as much ink to the stamp as possible, and more. And no matter how hard I tried, I just could not get a clear, solid image! I was ready to give up, when I got the idea to try Stampin’ Up! Whisper White card stock instead. At the time, I really didn’t think it would make a difference. I thought I would get the same result. I was totally shocked when I got a completely different result! The same image, stamped on Stampin’ Up! card stock was much clearer, much more vivid, and much more solid than it was on the craft store card stock! I couldn’t believe it! And you can SEE the difference in the picture above! The non Stampin’ Up! card stock seems faded, it’s not clear, and the image does not look solid. Compare this to the image on the one on the right, and the difference is clear!
So the bottom line is that, while you may pay a little more for Stampin’ Up!, you absolutely get a better product! I only use Whisper White card stock now in all my projects! It’s so worth it! Try it for yourself and see!