Slimline Envelope Tutorials

If you’ve been a follower for the past few months, you know that I have fully embraced the slimline card trend.  I really enjoy making both standard slimline as well as mini slimline cards.  I’ve made several of both, but the mini slimline is my favorite.

When slimline trend first hit the scene, I bought “resume” envelopes from an office supply store and used those for a while.  But I found they were too big for the size card I was comfortable with.  And when I started creating mini slimlines, I needed envelopes for those.  So I came up with a template for both a standard and mini slimline.

My standard size slimline measures 8″ x 3 1/2″.  The envelope starts with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of 32lb paper.  I found that using card stock was too heavy and regular 20lb copy paper seemed to light.  32lb paper seems to work perfectly and has a nice smooth finish. You can find the paper I use HERE.

Here are a couple standard slimline cards and envelopes.

Stampin Up To a Wild Rose Mother's Day Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Stampin Up Pierced Blooms Just Because Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

My mini slimline measures 6″ x 3 1/2″.  The envelope starts with an 8″ x 9″ sheet of 32lb paper.

And here are a few mini slimline I created.

Stampin Up Kangaroo and Company Slimline Birthday Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Stampin Up Fine Art Floral Mini Slimline Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I seal the envelopes easily with Tear & Tape.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,



  1. Coastal Crafting

    Are you aware of a website called envelope generator? You can get the exact size of paper to use and if using a punch board, where the first punch should be made.

    Cuts out alot of guess work.

  2. Thank you for the slim line mini envelope pattern
    Now will it go through USPS OK?


  3. Chris from Pella

    Thanks too. One stamp???

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