When it comes to scrapping you don’t get much more basic than Bazzill Basic Cardstock. Bazzill is the gold standard of Scrapbooking Cardstock and is the starting point of millions of 12×12 and 8.5×11 Layouts. All the layouts you see on this blog are based on Bazzill, it forms the canvas which you build your scrapbook pages on.
Bazzill is perfect for scrapbooking as it is both Acid and Lignin Free. Both naturally occurring in wood and paper – Acid discolours paper and your photos (think old newspapers) and lignin causes photos to be become brittle and crack.
Bazzill comes in a range of textures and is available in over 500 colours (my own personal favourite, a baby pink called Emma :)). You can go for a criss-cross texture in bright playful colours or for a subtle range of hues with an orange peel feel. Their original Grasscloth comes in family groups of 3, 4 and 5 tones of single colour and its metallic Bling Collection gives your Layouts a classy sheen.
To make using Bazzill even easier, they offer a match service on their website, with most of the paper brands and collections listed. You select the paper brand and collection and they tell you what colours are best. Some of the brands list include:
- Basic Grey
- 7 Gypsies
- Anna Griffin
- Piggy Tales
- Cosmo Cricket
- And more than I can name in one list
If that wasn’t enough – they also have an app for that! Priced at $9.99 it assists in matching colours from their collection (this is not the first time they have done this type of thing, you used to be able to get desk top software a few years back). Sadly its only available on the iPhone at the moment.