Stampin' Up! cardstock is great quality, available in a huge number of colors, and available in both 8 1/2 x11" and 12x12" papers so it is becoming my go-to paper. I typically start a project with designer paper choices that appeal to me or match my photos if I'm scrapbooking. Then I'm looking for cardstock to match the designer paper. If I'm using SU! designer paper (DSP), I know what solid colors match the prints. However, I'm often using other companies papers. I needed an easy reference to find the cardstock that matched my paper.
So in about an hour and half Monday afternoon, I created these cardstock palettes similar to a paint deck. Each one has one of the SU! color family and a piece of cardstock from each color in the family. I ran the cardstock to the edge of my paper so it would be easy to lay it next to pattern paper and get a match. I'm matching up cardstock from Earth Elements to this October Afternoon paper below quick and simple.