Galentine's is defined as Valentine's day celebrated between 'gals' in a show of friendship.
Hi everyone! I'm so excited. This is my favorite time of the year. Not only because it's my birthday month (hint, hint), but because it's a month to show love and friendship!
Over the last couple of years myself and a few gals have been gathering at craft events near by to make and trade. This year I signed up for two events.
Crop & Craft
monthly event for all of us to craft whatever we we would like, but gives us a chance to chat and learn how to make or use items.
As a part of the event we were initially asked only to bring a treat bag and a Valentine's Day card. It was meant to be a way to bring us back to our school days when we would trade small cards with the other students. As you will see our crafty sides took over and we had the opportunity to participate in three different swaps if we chose to. This is where our crafting creativity is put to use.
1. A loaded Gift Bag (5" x 8")
This is a gift back you can load with all types of crafting goodies. It must be decorated and the bag can be bought or made.
I chose to make my bag since I have an SVG file I created a while back for use on a die cutting machine. I had some sparkly PVC cardstock that I bought from Michael's for the Christmas Holidays. I thought it would be perfect for the bag. Using my Cricut, I searched the files they had online. I made a rosette heart on a straw that can be used on another item if the person getting this so chooses. I found these lips that were perfect for the sentiment I found (Miss Kate's Cuttables). In the bag I loaded up on stickers, washi tape, planner stamps, doilies, rhinestones, polymer stamps and candy! I know there was more, but I just can't remember it all.
When using the book ring, simply whole punch the corner of your envelope to insert it onto the ring. Using a book binding method I made it look more like an actual book. I hope to make a tutorial for this on my YouTube channel shortly. All the envelopes must be decorated and each envelope must be filled with craft goodies. This is up to the person making them as to what they would like to add into them. The items can be bought or made.
Typically you would insert pictures, printed paper, notes, or shaker elements into all the slots. For a mini pocket letter you would use 3 -4 slots. This particular project required the use of three slots, to have decorations on both sides showing. Once again I went to my trusted Cricut site to search out items for my craft. I even uploaded some really cute watercolor images I purchased from HandMek on Etsy. I even embellished the outside! For
As part of the event, the initial treat and valentine's day card is where I think I truly excelled at. The treat bags were simple and yet with adding in a heart embossed card stock, some print and cut items from Cricut and a printed tissue paper, they came out superb. I totally loved this heart shaped bag that fit the theme to the tee!
As for my card, well if you follow my blog, then you probably have already seen how I made it. Click on the image below for full details.
Here is a little something extra that I made as well. I know I will get some use out of this as well, is a t-shirt for Valentine's. I wore this to the event as well.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Eva for hosting the event. It was a great way to make new friends with similar interests. If you are in Southern California and would like to meet up, join Evalicious Crafts Group.
Stand by for the next post for the next Valentine's Event I have coming up. I will be sharing links on where to follow and join.
Below I have linked some items used for these crafts. They are some of the best deals I can find and I hope that you help support this blog by taking a look. Who knows...you may find something you like.
Hi! I'm Monica. Welcome to my blog. I'm so excited that you can join me in my crafting adventure. You will find all sorts of inspiration, information & techniques on my blog. I love card making, paper crafting and planning. I hope that you subscribe to get blog notices and other updates!