Post # 1
I really need the hive’s help on this issue: I have ordered samples of various weights of cardstock (80lb, 120lb, 67lb, linen, etc). The local store said the heaviest they carry is 120-lb so I took that home to try out. I printed a sample invitation on it and it just seemed really thin. To make sure I wasn’t crazy, I compared it side-by-side (edge-by-edge) to a wedding invitation on our fridge that we are invited to, and it’s nealy half the thickness!
Has anyone else come across this? What weight of paper did the DIY-invitation bees use?
Post # 3
Im not sure of the weight I used, but you can make it thicker by double matting it if your budget allows for it (and you want to take the time to do it!) I used 90lbs cardstock for scrapbooking (Bazzil brand) and most of the time it is very stiff, seems like it would be good for invitations.
Post # 4
I used 80lb stock but it was part of an Envelopments package, so the backing made it feel more substantial. Be careful with buying paper that’s too thick; your printer may not be able to handle it.
Post # 5
120lb is pretty thick for cardstock, I can’t imagine going any thicker than that for an invitation.
Post # 6
You might want to double check with the store you received it from. anything from 88lb-120lb should work perfectly. They might have given you text weight my mistake. There is a huge difference between 80lb cover and 80lb text.
Post # 7
I used 150lb cardstock and it is stunning. The inner cards are on 110lb recyled stock so it has a nice texture as well as weight. I put up a post about this – check it out if you need more info