Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gale's Gallery XX: Happy Valentine's/ Galentine's Day Quick Cards

Hello from sunny central Ohio!  Below zero wind chills, but nice out the window!

First let me say that I am humbled to have a holiday named after me, albeit well deserved and way overdue.  Really though, when did Galentine's become a thing?  I only heard of it this year.  But it is great to celebrate lasting friendships that often span many romances...

That said, the holiday is tomorrow, so if you haven't found that perfect gift, there is still time to make a card.  Handmade cards are so much more personal, because someone took the time to make something just for you!

I bought my first card kit ever because I loved the unusual die set.  It sold out quickly though, so I am sorry it's not available now.  It was from #mymonthlyhero by HeroArts.com.  This company has been around since I can remember (which is back to the time when all we had were office supplies to work with.)  They continually reinvent themselves and most of their products are widely available.

The kits pull supplies together which is both a time and preparation savings.  I wind up never making anything because I can't decide what to work with.  With the help of a ton of Youtube channels, there is plenty of inspiration!

Some dear friends came over last week and made their first cards.  They are way more creative then they give themselves credit for...and they had fun even though I goofed up both of their cards trying to help!  One thing about crafting with friends is more laughing, talking (and eating) happens which can lead to boo-boos...but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Here are their cards:
Donna and her glitzy shaker card!


Supplies:

Red, white and gold glitter cardstock

Clear acetate sheets

Hero Arts heart dies/stamps/inks from kit

Pretty Pink Posh/Martha Stewart glitter and sequins

corner rounder 

foam tape

Versamark ink with Wow! white embossing powder--gold detail embossing powder


Mary and her equally glitzy shaker card!








plus:

lots of fun, 

creativity 

and junk food!











Here are few cards I sent out this year...

























Well, better get back to the real world and chores....check out other crafty Gale's Galleries by going to the Index By Topic link in the upper right corner.

No matter what you celebrate tomorrow, have a HAPPY day!


Gale

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