Blank Cards And Their Limitless Potential

One of the most exciting times to be a paper craft enthusiast is actually right now. There are literally infinite options of paper products based on its kind, texture, color and opacity to choose from.

Because of these endless possibilities that we provide you with ThunderBolt papers, we are always excited to share a new or unexpected way to use the products that you are already familiar with. 

Just like you already know about cardboard sheets, but you probably don't know that you can use cardboard to make cards too! Especially with blank cardboard or chipboard cardstock that is usually thicker than cardstock but is absolutely perfect for cards. 

Here is what you need to know about blank cards:

What are blank cards?

The name is clearly descriptive that a blank card may not have any words or images printed over it. The whole idea of having a product such as blank cards is the flexibility to let your creative abilities work wonders. 

Cardboard or chipboard cards are very similar to look at and can be found in various sizes, slightly thicker than cardstock.  

Cardboard paper cards are available in many colors, thicknesses and textures for you to try something different from the usual mood cardstock.

Why do we need cards? 

When we talk about paper cards, the first thing that comes to mind is greeting cards that are used for various occasions with gifts. But the cardstock made out of regular paper or cardboard is just as good for making other kinds of cards, as mentioned below. 

  • For invitations 

  • For all the various occasions that you might need invitations for, you can use an eco-friendly and affordable option such as cardboard cards that are just as thick and durable as regular cardstock. 

    Be it a wedding, a baby shower or a birthday party, you can use printed cards or make your own custom-made. 

  • Occasion or season's greetings

  • When you are ready to print out your family photograph for this year's Christmas greetings, you can also blank cardboard cards in place of buying regular printed cards.

     Try how to write your own personalized messages in your handwriting or even with calligraphy on each card. 

  • Thank you or RSVP Notes

  • Especially after a wedding or a reception function, you would have a list of people to send thank you notes to. cardboard cards are just as easy to customize in size and shape to send thank you notes. 

    When you are including different leaflets for RSVP in a wedding invitation for any occasion that you are celebrating, using cardboard cards can be a bold, new choice of paper that is sourced from recycled consumer waste. 

  • Custom prints 

  • When it comes to printing on cardboard chipboard cards, you can make the best use of blank cards to print or illustrate exactly what you'll like. \

    You can even try to paint on one card, or even write some appropriate quotation or sentences. Then you can scan the card for replicating a unique custom-made design for you as many times as you may like. 

  • Report cards 

  • A lot of record keeping for patients or students is done on thick papers that you can write on. 

    Colored cardboard cards are already widely used for such purposes because of the lower cost as compared to regular cardstock with all similar qualities. 

    The rough texture of cardboard cards are perfect for writing or printing text on for record keeping or for reports. 

    Try these tips for the next time you work with cards. 

  • Try printing on blank cards 

  • Make sure to check your computer's compatibility for printing with cardstock. Printing with thick papers can be slightly tricky for beginners so make sure to text print before printing the whole batch.

  • Use older cards for images and words

  • Do not throw away any old cards that you may have bought or received. 

    Especially if the card or stationary does not hold any meaning for you then reuse the images or letters onto scrapbooks or make new handmade greeting cards. 

  • Repurpose for postcards 

  • You can reuse your old cards by cutting off the card top and using the blank back for a postcard. 

    This can be done with almost any kind of cards you may have lying extra at home. 

    Be it blank or printed cards, you do not have to stick to a single type of cardstock for your card purposes. Make sure you share your ideas and experience with cardboard paper cards in the comments.