Do you know the common greeting card sizes in North America? I have a quick list for you to keep handy if you want to make a different sized handmade card. It tells you what the starting and finished card sizes are, the scoring line and the envelope size.

This is one of the most typical sizes card makers here in North America make.

Are There Common Greeting Card Sizes in North America
A handmade greeting card in a typical size

The finished, folded card is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and is often referred to an an A2 size. It’s a great size for creating your own designs and is most likely to fall within the standard postage rates.

This size card can also be made two ways which you can see here.

While we are lucky as paper crafters and can create whatever sized handmade card we wish, there are some we tend to make most often.

Common Greeting Card Sizes

Here’s a quick little table you can print off to keep in your crafting space.

What Are Common Greeting Card Sizes in North America

Except for the 3″ x 5″ notecard, which is just a tiny bit too short, each of these sizes is included within the maximum standard mail item size for Canada.

Take a Closer Peek!

Now let’s chat a bit about our card!

This is one of my favourite retiring embossing folders, Dandelions. Here I’ve embossed it on vellum cardstock then use my blending brush to add some colour over the flower “puffs” and stems.

Adding a panel of crisp Basic White behind it adds a clean feel to the design.

What Are Common Greeting Card Sizes in North America
Add colour to a dry embossed image with Blending Brushes

The die cut “thanks” is my new favourite die from the Amazing Thanks set. I love the outline die to instantly frame the word. TIP: I usually cut the “thanks” from thick cardstock so it stands up just a little easier.

Here’s another hint for attaching the white “thanks” to the Crumb Cake layer. Add an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Basic White Thick cardstock before you cut it out. You can learn more about how to do this in this video.

Time to Play!

I’d love it if you created a card like this with your own stamp supplies and shared it with me at [email protected]. Or if you’d like to make one using exactly what I did, a simple click here allows you to pin, print or order.

Just a reminder though, the Dandelions 3D embossing folder is only available while supplies last and for sure will retire on May 2nd, 2022. Don’t delay if you love it!

PS. You can see all the items on the Last Chance List here.

Be sure to add a touch of whimsy to the inside of the card too with the same dandelions!

What Are Common Greeting Card Sizes in North America
Add the same embossing folder to the inside of your card!

I hope you found this list of North American common greeting card sizes helpful – be sure to stop by again soon for more tips, tricks and helpful paper crafting information!

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