29 February 2012

My odd love of cardstock

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

Here’s a tip, when sharing your “odd” quirks with someone of the opposite sex, wait until your fifth or sixth evening out. I shared one of my quirks with someone and he had a look of pure “oh my god this girl might be a little crazy” on his face. Learned that the hard way.

Moving on. I do have a few odd quirks. I have little “routines” on how I eat food, order, etc. and I tend to get ready for work or to go out the same way because otherwise, I could forget one part of my beauty routine. This is pretty normal.

One of my quirks though that I’m finding is slightly unnormal is my love of…cardstock.

At the Chicago blogger hang, an off-the-cuff and out of context comment I made about business cards was tweeted, so, I decided to out myself on this love.

I love cardstock.

Which is kind of funny because I don’t really write letters, notes, etc. I’m very online-focused.

But a good, firm, thick piece of cardstock, maybe with a little glossy finish or *shudder* even a thread make me take notice. In fact, I may even keep that card specifically because I like the feel of it. Wait, that sounded a little gross.

Here is an example of my dream cardstock (from my favorite bar in Chicago)

Heavy weight card stock with a texture and some even have a thread. Gosh it makes me happy

Lately, I’ve been invited to a lot of weddings and bridal showers so I’m like a college girl on spring break in terms of excited by the cards filling my mailbox.

Yes, I realize how nerdy this makes me. And what’s worse, I can’t even describe the weight or finish that I like the most, I just know it when I touch it.

Yep, that sounded gross too.

What is your oddest quirk?


  1. katelin says:

    i heart you so much.

    that is all.

  2. Lil' Woman says:

    Good cardstock is indeed a good find…I wish I would have used better for our invites.

  3. oh my gosh. LOVE the violet hour! we discovered it last summer and can’t wait to return when we’re in town!

    as for quirks, i know i have them…i just can’t think of any right now :)

  4. Erin says:

    I love scrapbook stores. I want to buy all of it but have no idea what I’d do with most of it. Don’t know if that’s a quirk or not, but there you go.

  5. allison says:

    I can appreciate good “thinking of you” cards for no reason. I bought a few from my friend and they are fantastic with funny, random greetings. I like to keep a few of those because you never know what will come up and I have cards that my friends always say, “where did you get those at?!”

  6. This post is so Patrick Bateman.


  7. I love good cardstock/stationary too. Pens are my other thing. When writing any sort of note, you can bet you’ll find other paper with the same message written over and over with a million other pens first.

  8. Jenn says:

    So true story: we use this stupidly fancy paper at work to print our proposals on and it costs like $35/ream which is crazy but my boss “likes the way it feels” so we buy it. You’re not the only one, and sounds like your habit is much less expensive!