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Paper and Card Types

Plain Paper

Plain

Plain card is the most popular base for card making and papercraft projects because it's an entirely blank canvas for you to decorate. This type of card is available in a huge variety of colours and shades, so you're sure to find the exact tones to match your designs. You can even buy project-specific plain card for use with particular techniques, such as Stamping Card, Super Smooth and Adorable Scorable, each giving your project a different edge.

Patterned Paper

Patterned

Patterned paper is especially useful for scrapbooking as it gives you an exciting base that looks clean and professional. Each patterned paper pack comes with a specific theme so that you can coordinate your pages – from vintage, floral and nature-inspired to art deco, oriental and travel-inspired papers, you're sure to find a colourful patterned paper theme to suit your project!

Textured/Embossed Paper

Textured/Embossed

Textured/embossed card is designed specifically to give your projects greater depth and dimension, with an embossed-like finish. Providing your projects with a professional, high quality feel, this card is available in a variety of different textures, including Hammered (lots of little indentations in the sheet as if it's been hit by a hammer), Linen (a semi-rough woven appearance emulating the look of linen) and Hemp (a crisp, rustic texture made from natural hemp fibres).

Pearlescent Paper

Pearlescent

Pearlescent card has a gleaming pearl-like finish, the most popular type amongst crafters being Centura Pearl. Available in a variety of colours, pearlescent card is a little shinier than Matt, but not as shiny as Mirror. Resembling the lustre of Mother of Pearl, one side is generally left plain white to give you more design opportunities within your projects.

Foiled Card

Foiled

Foiled card is perfect for giving your projects a stunning, luxurious feel. This card has a beautiful base colour with a gold, silver or bronze foiled design on top. This foiling is available in a variety of patterns, from flowers and butterflies to swirls and geometric shapes, each gracing your project with a truly opulent feel.

Glitter

Glitter

Glitter card is exactly what it sounds it should be – a piece of card with a considerable coating of glitter on one side. The other side is left blank for you to write an extra special message. If you want to add that extra eye-catching sparkle when announcing a party, glitter card is definitely the answer!

Mirror Card

Mirror

Mirror card (or 'Mirri' card) is a metallic reflective sheet with a high-sheen mirrored effect. Perfect for adding an extra shine to your crafts, and especially ideal for the festive period, mirror card is available in a variety of colours to suit a variety of projects.

Satin Card

Satin

Satin card is delightfully smooth with a fine, silky, satin-like coating on one side. Available in a large variety of colours, this elegant card is the ideal base for pretty, delicate projects, adding a subtle edge to your work.

Holographic Card

Holographic

Holographic card has a shiny, shimmery holographic coating on one side, while the other side is left blank. With a 'space-age' effect, this card is perfect for out-of-this-world cards and craft projects for kids. Holographic card can be found in traditional silver or a range of other colours, each changing tone as the light bounces off in different directions.

Mulberry Paper

Mulberry

Mulberry paper is perfect for artisan-style projects as it's incredibly lightweight and delicate, leaving fluffy, feathered edges when torn. Similar to a soft tissue paper, this paper has strands of fibre entwined within it. Mulberry paper is generally torn when slightly damp to produce a unique, irregular tear every time.

Kraft

Kraft

Kraft card has an earthy brown colour and is the perfect base for trendy vintage-chic or rustic crafts. Made from recycled material, this strong card is extremely environmentally friendly and is exceptionally popular with crafters due to its versatility.

Vellum Paper

Vellum

Vellum is a very thin and delicate, but incredibly luxurious paper that will add a touch of class to your projects. Made from a plasticised cotton material, vellum is usually translucent and often comes with heart-warming sentiments, patterns or simple designs printed across it, making papercraft projects for weddings or celebrations that little bit more special!

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