This is an excerpt from a July 2006 article in CardMaker magazine:
Card Crafting Basics
Card crafting is easy, creative and fun. Collect basic tools and supplies, learn a few simple terms and techniques, and you're ready to start. The possibilities abound!
Paper and Card Stock
Card stock - heavier and stiffer than paper. A sturdy surface for cards, boxes, ornaments.
Paper - Lighter weight surfaces used for drawing, stamping, collage.
Storage and organization - Store paper flat and away from moisture. Arrange by color, size or type. Keep your scraps for collage projects.
Types - Handmade, milled, marbled, mulberry, origami, embossed, glossy, matte, botanical inclusions, vellum, partchment, preprinted, tissue and more.