Most index cards come printed with blue horizontal rules and a margin marked in pink. And we expect this of the form to the point where the lines take on a cast of invisibility.

They become blank canvasses that will take whatever you put on them in clashless acceptance.

I love using index cards for craft projects. They impart a sense of whimsy ‘old-school’ to the finished work and they’re just so versatile.

I’ve used them as gift tags, journaling cards, little greeting cards and decor elements.

They’re also the perfect thickness for clean decorative punching around their edges and stitching through them with a bit of bakers’ twine adds real charm.