The card stock I used was a shimmer paper by DCWV. I like how detailed the cuts are. For the second flap, behind the birds, I inserted a piece of white cardstock that I inked a bit to make look like the sky. I wanted to have it shadow a bit so the scrolls and birds stood out. I love how you are able to choose which pieces you wish to cut, and are able to see them all on the screen. It also has an envelope that you can cut to fit your card. I think it turned out fabulous! My husband thought so too.