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Old 01-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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I know people use bazzill card, but I am curious; what other makes of card can you use and would you recommend? This is for use in swaps.

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:45 AM   #2
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if the swap doesn't say then any heavy acid free cardstock will work. Normal paper is 24lb weight and cardstock starts about 80lbs...but can get heavier. I like (Ok love) good heavy cardstock. some of the packages from Michaels are just too thin to make cards out of even though is says its cardstock. If you have a LSS that sells cardstock by the piece just ask for the weight but 9 out of 10 time it's going to be over the 80lb. weight.

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As Marissa said, if it isn't specified for the swap the only "expectation" is that your cardstock be acid-free. Personally I don't care about my CS being really heavy (card weight) because it just adds to the thickness & weight of the page. I figure once it goes down on the page no one will be playing with it.

Either Mikes or JoAnns (can't remember which, sorry) carries loose cardstock by Die Cuts with a View. It's usually included in their sales - 5 or 6 for $1. This has a "woven" texture to it also, just not as pronounced as Bazzill. (That's part of the appeal of Bazzill for me...the texture.)
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