American Crafts AC Cardstock Pack Legend

I’ve got a useful little tool for you guys today! For those of you that don’t know, we include a supply list with all of our paid products as well as most of our freebies. The supply list (located in the Supply List section below the main product image) tells you exactly how many sheets of paper you need to create the project. And we also indicate the American Crafts AC Cardstock color in the description.


This information is great if you have a swatch, but we realize that not everyone does, so we’ve put together this handy printable swatch that you can reference to help you pick out your papers. Even if you don’t have the matching American Crafts cardstock, you can find something comparable in your stash of papers by just putting your paper up to this swatch!

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American Crafts Primary Pack

Crimson, Taffy, Gumdrop, Poppy, Tangerine, Lemon, Grass, Emerald, Cricket, Marine, Sky, Pool, Grape, Orchid, Chocolate, Evergreen, Coffee, Black, Ash, White

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American Crafts Pastel Pack

Lagoon, Fountain, Robin’s Egg, Rain, Geyser, Mint, Stone, Smoke, Peony, Flamingo, Blush, Peach, Lilac, Orchid, Lavender, White, Butter, Cantaloupe, Banana, Vanilla 

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American Crafts Tropicals Pack

Powder, Aqua, Sea Foam, Pool, Wave, Spinach, Key Lime, Limeade, Crimson, Lollipop, Lipgloss, Grape, Orchid, Caramel, Brown Sugar, Carrot, Tangerine, Sun Flower, Banana, White

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American Crafts Brights Pack

Cascade, Aqua, Sky, Pool, Wave, Sapphire, Key Lime, Cricket, Emerald, Shamrock, Begonia, Grape, Orchid, Taffy, Mulberry, Rouge, Cherry, Fireberry, Tangerine, Sunflower

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American Crafts Earthtones Pack

Chocolate, Coffee, Chestnut, Oatmeal, Pomegranate, Cranberry, Apricot, Rust, Mustard, Charcoal, Blue Jay, Weave, Rain, Evergreen, Spinach, Grass, Leaf, Kale, Surf, Denim

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American Crafts Neutrals Pack

White, Butter, Vanilla, Straw, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Rocky Road, Chocolate, Chestnut, Coffee, Truffle, Clay, Oatmeal, Smoke, Concrete, Sand, Ash, Charcoal, Black, Graphite

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American Crafts Spring Pack

Lagoon, Powder, Robin’s Egg, Rain, Cricket, Key Lime, Mint, Dandelion, Cotton Candy, Flamingo, Blush, Peach, Lilac, Orchid, Lavender, Pansy, Butter, Lemon, Canary, Vanilla

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American Crafts Summer Pack

Cherry, Rouge, Fireberry, Raspberry, Begonia, Blossom, Blush, Carrot, Melon, Sunflower, Lemon, Grass, Cricket, Spearmint, Turf, Marine, Wave, Aqua, Pool, Fountain

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American Crafts Autumn Pack

Pomegranate, Crimson, Apricot, Tangerine, Butterscotch, Evergreen, Spinach, Leaf, Mint, Chestnut, Coffee, Geyser, Shadow, Caramel, Chocolate, Truffle, Brown Sugar, Oatmeal, Vanilla, Straw

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American Crafts Winter Pack

Lavender, Orchid, Lilac, Cotton Candy, Blush, Flamingo, Peach, Marine, Wave, Ocean, Sky, Pacific, Rain, Lagoon, Fountain, Shadow, Stargaze, Ash, Stone, White

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American Crafts Christmas Pack

Rouge, Scarlet, Crimson, Ladybug, Cherry, Pomegranate, Spinach, Grass, Evergreen, Emerald, Leaf, Limeade, Forest, Chestnut, Rocky Road, Caramel, Oatmeal, Vanilla, Graphite and White

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American Crafts Valentine Pack

Scarlet, Pomegranate, Crimson, Fireberry, Cherry, Rouge, Lollipop, Raspberry, Grapefruit, Peach, Taffy, Cotton Candy, Lip Gloss, Blossom, Blush, Flamingo, Bubblegum, Salmon, Peony, White

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American Crafts Black and White Packs

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30 thoughts on “American Crafts AC Cardstock Pack Legend

  1. Claudia says:

    Leo, you keep thinking of ways to make our crafting life easier . . . supply list, paper tips . . . can’t wait to see what’s next. Thank you!

  2. jtesla says:

    Thank you Leo! A great help to have a go to chart(s) such as these. Thank you for making the charts large enough to see the colors and names. Judy Stark

  3. Mary says:

    Leo This is great for people who buy the paper packs, but your AC numbering system does not align with my swatch pack or with the AC Website itself.. Denim for example is 71073. These are the numbers people will need in order to buy replacement paper if they find they run out of the original colors from the packs.

  4. Fiona says:

    Hi Leo,
    Thank you so much. I have been looking everywhere for this. Such a godsend as I’m trying to sort and file my cardstock by the correct name. Cheers

  5. Jean says:

    Thank you so much for putting these legends together for us. I have so many packs like this and now I can use these legends to know which pack the color you list for the project is contained in.

  6. Sheri Franek says:

    only way to improve on this is to make each one of the paper pack descriptions PRINTABLE !!!!!!

    thanks Leo for all the really good tips and tricks you have for us!

  7. Maria says:

    Have checked several times – with the exception of Christmas pack all the other packs are out of stock. That’s a little frustrating.

  8. Alice Smiley says:

    American Crafts Discontinued Paper Colors
    by Lynette Southwick June 01, 2017

    Take Note!

    Occasionally American Crafts will discontinue our favorite colors. I know, it makes me sad too! I will keep a list here to keep you updated that you can check when placing your orders.
    I have listed substitutes from Bazzill if you really need one of the colors you can’t get anymore. We don’t carry Bazzill but just a FYI for you!

    Amethyst-71728- substitute- purple 309044
    Aqua-71058- no sub
    Bayou-71723- substitute-Whirlpool 300923
    Blossom-71017- no sub
    Boysenberry-71497- substitute-June berry 309007
    Brown Sugar-71044-substitute-Fawn-309033 or Quicksand – 300943
    Cabbage-71565-no sub
    Cantaloupe-71561-substitute-Citrus -302358
    Clay-71046-substitute- Cinnamon stick-300939
    Eggplant-71460-substitute-Purple Pizzazz-300909
    Forest-71467-substitute-Jade- 300792
    Fountain-71510-substitute-Turquoise Mist- 301089
    Gumdrop-71557- substitute-Passionate-300879
    Honey-71730-substitute-Desert Sun-301280
    Kale-71564-no sub
    Pansy-71496-substitute-Wild Pansy-300908
    Shamrock-71059-no sub
    Slate-71473-substitute-Thunder-309245 or Cinder-303394

    • Leo Kowal says:

      Hi Jodi, American Crafts updated their variety packs. We’ll be updating this article to reflect the update. The items you are seeing are old, almost like collectors items, hence the price.

  9. Michelle says:

    Hello, I can’t find the papers on the AC cardstock website for the three newest purses on your site.
    Or anything similar could work too.

  10. Genevieve says:

    Leo, I love your svg files and videos ( and your name as it is my dad’s name too)! Can you please tell me the best weight of vellum to use when making your lanterns/luminaries? I have to order it and I want to make sure I get the right one. Thanks, Genny

    • Leo Kowal says:

      Hi Genevieve, to be honest, I never really pay attention to the weight of the vellum. Since its hard enough to find vellum locally, we get whatever we can. But typically, we use #27

  11. Carol Wolfe says:

    I just found this website while I was on Dreaming Tree today. I just ordered paper from a craft store but now that I found this website, this will be my go to place for my paper needs. Love all the choices!

  12. Patty says:

    I purchased your Elegant Bags file, and love them. Can you give me an idea where you find the pattern paper with foil accents? I can’t seem to find anything similar online or in my local craft stores.

    • Mike Fernholz says:

      Hi Patty! We just used regular gold foil paper and embossed it with embossing folders. We used tiny dots for one and a cross hatch folder on the other. Hope this helps! 🙂 ~Mike

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