Hello my friends, welcome back to the craft room and today’s Mini Slimline Envelope post! Last week one of my friends and co-workers had a birthday. Knowing her favorite color was pink, I had the perfect card in mind for her. The only trouble was the need for an envelope to fit a mini slimline card.
The Mini Slimline Card
I made the card a quite a while ago. The base of the card measures 6.5” x 3.5”. I started off by cutting and embossing 110lb white card from Recollections with the Wood Planks die set from Honeybee Stamps. I colored the planks with a combination of Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. To really add a definition to each plank I made sure to go back in with more Walnut Stain just around the edges. I then glued them onto the bottom of the card.
The flowers are from the AlteNew set Adore You. They were cut out from more Recollections 110lb card. I used my one of my favorite Copic color combinations, RV52 and RV55 to color them.
The Mini Slimline Envelope
It did take a few takes to get the measurements for the envelope right. Let me show you what I came up with. I started with a piece of Recollections card measuring 8.25” x 8.5”. On the 8.25” side I made two score lines at 2.25” and 6”.
Then on the 8.5” side I made two more score lines at 1” and 8”.
The next step was to remove some of the excess paper. The image below shows that each corner rectangle was removed.
The next image shows how your envelope should look after removing the corners. I used my finger blade to cut away the excess paper. For the bottom flap, I did angle the corners a bit. I also used my Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper corner rounder on the top flap.
To close the envelope I added .25″ scor-tape to each side of the the flaps Since there is about .75” overlap, I wanted to insure the envelope remained closed. To do this I added tape to the underside of the left flap as well as to the top of the right flap. I also added a bit of tape to the bottom flap to seal up the bottom of the envelope.
To make it easier to remove the card from the envelope I added a finger pull with my 1.5” circle punch from Recollections. As you can see in the second image, the punch did leave a few marks on the envelope. The punch is rather wide, so I think a 1” punch would be a better fit. Unfortunately I don’t have a 1” circle punch, so I’ll have to add that to my shopping list.
The card fits perfectly in this envelope. There is enough wiggle room side to side if I had added more dimension to the card. To close the envelope I used a clear round sticker, but you can also add a piece of double sided tape. Doing this will give you the opportunity to make a few envelops in advance, and have the adhesive ready to go.
Here is another envelope I made from Kraft card. I added a piece of pattern paper to the inside of the flap for a bit of decoration. The paper is only glued to the flap itself and is floating free inside the envelope. In this example I used a .5” circle punch. It really isn’t large enough for a finger pull, however it can still work.
Even though I know you can purchase envelopes to fit mini slimline cards, I’m glad I was able to figure out the dimensions for this Mini Slimline Envelope. Now I don’t ever have to worry about finding envelopes at the last minute. Have you tried your hand at the mini slimline card size? If so did you like it or find the creative space limiting? If you have, where did you find your envelopes? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you so much for joining me in the craft room for today’s project. Have a wonderful week and I will see you again soon!
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