What size should a slimline really be?

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great day! I’ve jumped on the slimline wagon and have made several slimline cards. But before I made the first one, I did some research online to learn as much about them as I could.

The slimline card was originally designed to fit into a #10 business envelope which measures 9-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. The most common size slimline card being made is 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ which is a bit small, in my opinion, for the #10 envelope. I personally have a ‘thing’ about an envelope swallowing a card.

I’m somewhat of a rebel so I decided to create my own dimensions – and I make mine 9″ x 3-3/4″ which fits perfectly into a #10 business envelope and allows for layers and ‘normal’ embellishments that aren’t off-the-charts huge.

I’m just wondering how others feel about the size. Does anyone else agree that the envelope being 1″ longer and 5/8″ wider than the card is weird? Or am I weird, lol?!

I’m curious about what other crafters think, so let’s do a poll! ;)

3 thoughts on “What size should a slimline really be?

  1. Vicki Dutcher

    You know they had to make them to fit the NEW envelope dies that are now being made. Wouldn’t be cost effective (for companies) to use a normal b size envie lol

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  2. You go girl! My thoughts exactly, which is why I have so far passed on those dies. And I probably like you have made more than a few over the years. Not exactly a new thang. I’ll just keep on making them the old skool way, lol. XXO

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  3. Candy Clouston

    I’ve seen 9″ x 4″ at the largest, with most common sizes going down by a quarter inch in height and in width progressively. I prefer 8.5″ x 3.5″ in a #9 business envelope.

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