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Card Paper...

Sorry to keep bothering you all like this.. But I was just wondering what paper you ladies use for your cards?

Right now I am using poster board.. It's not too thick, and I like the sturdness(sp?) of the paper, but when I fold it in half the edge looks really creased, and I do not like that look.

Do you use Card stock? I have looked at card stock at micheals and it just doesn't seem thick enough.. but maybe I am just used to the poster board thickness.

Or maybe I wasn't looking at Card stock.. lol..

Anyways.. Thanks for any help..

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I use cardstock. You can find it in different thicknesses. I also use a paper folder to fold them and that makes a nice crease.

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I've seen some with regular patterned paper too. A paper folder huh? Never heard of that.

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Card stock.

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You can use cardstock but personally I buy my cards all premade with white or cream cardstock and then add my own paper and designs. That way they already come with the envelopes.

Yes I cheat.

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Erin, that is NOT cheating. Wink LOL, you still have to create the whole thing!

If you buy "cardstock" that is the appropriate stock for cards.

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I use cardstock or the boxes of prefolded blank cardstock cards. Because they come with envelopes.

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I buy prefolds or cardstock. I like cardstock better because it's thicker, but the prefolds are cut and folded and have an envelope. I've found Hobby Lobby's 10 packs of colored cardstock (for $.99) are thicker then normal cardstock.

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I use either cardstock or a package of the premades. Do you score your paper before you fold it? A lot of the different paper cutters today also have scoring blades (usually sold separately). Otherwise when I can't find my scoring blade I use just a regular butter knife or the corner edge of my ruler and use the little indent of my paper cutter to create a seam on the paper.

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I buy prefolded cards too. Usually kraft ones that come with matching envelopes.

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Thank you all.. i will have to look at the card stock we have in town again.. and see how I like it for cards...

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sorry i am late getting to this...i use the premade cards that come in a pack with envelopes usually. every now and then I will cut 8.5x11 cardstock in half for a card

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

I've seen some with regular patterned paper too. A paper folder huh? Never heard of that.

Sorry, I didn't explain that very well. I meant one of those bonefish?? folders and you use to crease paper. Is that what they are called? It looks like a huge finger nail file.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

I buy prefolded cards too. Usually kraft ones that come with matching envelopes.

Same here. SOOOO much easier imo.

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I use cardstock or white filler paper that comes in the clear page protectors Wink then make them all fancy shmancy with cardstock scraps and whatnot. I buy invitation sized envelopes from Office Depot or wherever and use those envelopes. Except they only come in cream and white.

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I never even thought about using the paper that comes in between the scrapbook page protectors!!! I will have to check that out.. Becuase I have over 100 of those in my many scrapbooks... Thank you for bringing that up..

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Being the crazy person I am I just went to check and the thickness of the paper filler is deffinatly more card like.. But still on the little thin side. But I could see it working..

Does anyone order their paper off line?

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I order cardstock from Joann.com
I too get envelopes from Office Depot.

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I use cardstock.

"~Mel~" wrote:

Otherwise when I can't find my scoring blade I use just a regular butter knife or the corner edge of my ruler and use the little indent of my paper cutter to create a seam on the paper.

This is what I do, but using my bone folder, and I actually prefer it to the scoring blades.

(Bone folder is what I've always heard it called)

Does anyone order their paper off line?

Yep, from myself... WinkBiggrin