A glossary of stationery terms

Card stock

Matte paper that comes in a variety of colors and weights.

Cotton fiber

Sturdy paper made entirely of cotton.

Deckle edge

Handmade paper with edges that appear torn.

Glassine

Shiny, thin paper best used for envelopes.

Handmade

Custom-designed, textured paper made of natural materials such as flowers, herbs or vegetables.

Laid

Lightweight paper similar to vellum but with a more textured finish.

Linen

Semi-rough paper that emulates the look of linen cloth.

Marbled

Patterned paper that emulates the look of marble.

Parchment

Cloudy, translucent paper that creates an otherworldly effect.

Vellum

Lightweight, translucent paper often used as a top layer or overlay.

Overlays

Delicate or translucent paper that is layered on top of another stock.

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