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Old 02-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #1  
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Default paper inside your cards??

what kind of paper do you use?
do you place a paper inside your cards? why or why not?
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:40 PM   #2  
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I'm confused by your question.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:44 PM   #3  
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do you use an insert in your card - plain white paper.
some people think it is *tacky* to write on the cardstock.. do you?? would you rather have crisp white paper (like typing paper) in the card itself??
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:46 PM   #4  
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Oh....I gotcha. Call me a dingaling! I guess it depends on the card. If it is like a birthday card then I will write right on the cardstock. If it is a general card that someone could possibly reuse, then I just put a sticky note in there.
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do you use an insert in your card - plain white paper.
some people think it is *tacky* to write on the cardstock.. do you?? would you rather have crisp white paper (like typing paper) in the card itself??
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:52 PM   #5  
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these would be for nicer cards I think... hmmmmm

when I went to the stamping convetion not too long ago a gal there said she always uses a certain type of paper- can't remember the type or weight...

anyone else know??
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:58 PM   #6  
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When I use paper inside a card, I like using nice letterhead quality or resume type paper...it looks better than plain copy paper.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #7  
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thanks. is there a particular weight to it?
I was just wondering... I have some resume paper.. .should put that to use... diaper changing and face washing doesn't seem like it would fit on my resume paper now! ahahahaha
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I use typing paper - just plain bond. I cut it a bit smaller than the inside of the card and adhere it in the fold, sometimes with a tied length of ribbon or cording. I do this when I have a dark colored card base, so the sentiment/note to recipient can easily be read.
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Sometimes I do. I depends on the color of the cardstock . . . if it is dark and would make it difficult to read, then I put a white or cream insert.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:34 PM   #10  
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I use a text weight paper that comes in a stack of assorted pastels, found at Walmart or Sams. Sam's has the same paper just in a larger quantity. Seems like there is white, vanilla, soft pink, blue and green, all in one pkg. Mine no longer has the label on it or I would give you the name, at Walmart about $5, double the amount at Sams for $10. Just cut to fit the inside of the card, I always use this on dark cardstock. I used to buy the same type paper, made for this purpose at my LSS, until they went out of business. Linda P.S. I cut it 8X5, so that there is a 1/4" border, or half that for just the inside right hand side.
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I use typing paper that has a subtle pattern. I bought a large package at Office Depot a couple of years ago. It contained two patterns -- marbled or speckled -- and several pastel and neutral colors.

The main thing I use it for is when my card is made with very dark CS. Also, it gives an elegant look to insert a piece of paper and tie the folded edge with a gold cord.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #12  
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I saw someone post that they used photo corners inside to hold the paper, that way the recipient could remove and replace with their own note to someone else.
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I use matching designer paper in a mottled tone. Light enough that you can see the writing on it, but beautiful enough that is matches the card and doesn't look out of place.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:28 AM   #14  
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designer paper as in SU paper??
great idea about the photo corners....
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I use Whisper White or Very Vanilla, whichever matches best to the card. I can't IMAGINE using something that the recipient could remove to reuse the card! ACK! That would really bug me! My MIL did something similar to that one year, we sent them a REALLY nice anniversary card that I had made and she then took it and cut it all up and put it on another card base that she hastily cut with pinking shears and sent it back to us 6 months later. I was SOOOO offended by it! She really hates me, so I figured it was INTENDED as more of a slap in the face to me than an actual "Wow, that was such a pretty card I wanted to get more use out of it!". But REALLY.....to cut it up and send it BACK to the person who sent it to you in the FIRST PLACE?!?!?! Ouch!
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If my base card is dark, and I want to stamp a sentiment on the inside, I usually just adhere a smaller piece of white cardstock inside. If I'm doing a custom invitation or annoucement that is a folded card, I'll insert the computer paper inside, cut slightly smaller, or just sticky tape it to the right hand side. I am liking that photo corner idea though, I may use that for my son's communion invites!
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When I make a card, I always put a piece of WW or VV on the inside for a sentiment and note. I don't like leaving it blank - it's like the card is missing something that it should have. I don't like writing on the colored card stock.
It's fun to design and embellish the inside of the card too.
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So, I am the only latent teenager in this bunch, eh? If I am sending the card to someone, even someone I don't know very well, I LOVE to use the white gel pen, or any of the Creative Memories' (silver, gold, green, or copper colored) gel pens on the inside note, I just think it is different enough to stand out and be impressive!!

If I am giving the dark based card as a gift for someone else to give out, I include a light piece of very subtly patterned paper (it is close to typing paper in weight, but prettier) that I usually tape down inside the card for them to write on.
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I always use vanilla or whisper white cardstock. Found the lighter weight paper just doesn't look as professional but that is just my observation. In most cases I stamp something on the inside that matches the front. Usually use the same stamp I used inside the card to stamp the envelope.

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Sometimes I do. I depends on the color of the cardstock . . . if it is dark and would make it difficult to read, then I put a white or cream insert.
That's what I do, too!
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It depends. If it's a more elegant card, I'll put an insert in. I will either use top quality printer paper as an insert, or whisper white or an ivory colored cardstock adhered so it looks matted to the inside right of the card.

But if it's a casual card and I'm in a hurry or whatever, I write on the card if it's a light cardstock. If it's dark, and the card lends itself to white gel pen or metallics, I'll do that too.

If, by chance, I use white or cream colored cardstock as the base of my card (which I rarely ever do), I generally just write on the card.
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I like to use some artist vellum tracing paper. I cut it just slightly smaller than the card and run it through my printer for a sentiment. I find that this tracing paper looks very gauzy and vellum like but takes printer ink much better than vellum. I think it makes my cards look very classy and nice, like storebought.
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If it is a dark cardstock I use whatever the lightest color on the card is and adhere it to the inside. If it is a light cadstock I just write on it. For weddings or other formal occassion I use a vellum or something a little nicer to match the card.
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On dark cardstock I use one of the cards you can get in the value pack at HL or JoAnn's on sale. I glue the white or ivory card on the inside of the card I made . It isn't as heavy as cardstock, is prefolded, and have envelopes that match. I do cut the top and side off a little bit so it doesn't show on the outside.
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wow- look at all this information!
I used a linen paper scrap I had... worked like a charm and so nice inside this card! I will post soon!
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I always use Very Vanilla or Whisper White inside my cards, whichever matches what I've used on the outside of the card. I cut the inside layer
1/4" smaller than the card, that way I have 1/8" border of color around it. I don't like the look of thin typing paper on the inside. I think it cheapens it. If I spend time to make the card, I want it to look finished. Occasionally, but rarely, I will make a card using white or vanilla as the base, then I'll just stamp a verse and write in it without using an inside layer. Just my opinion...
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I always use Very Vanilla or Whisper White inside my cards, whichever matches what I've used on the outside of the card. I cut the inside layer
1/4" smaller than the card, that way I have 1/8" border of color around it. I don't like the look of thin typing paper on the inside. I think it cheapens it. If I spend time to make the card, I want it to look finished. Occasionally, but rarely, I will make a card using white or vanilla as the base, then I'll just stamp a verse and write in it without using an inside layer. Just my opinion...
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I sometimes put in a piece light cardstock if the card base is dark cardstock. Many times I'll print the sentiment on the computer, then adhere it. I hadn't really thought of using paper, but that is a great idea! Depending on the occasion, I will write right on the cardstock. If it is dark, I use a white gel pen.
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