Snail Mail Mushrooms Card Galentine’s, ideal for Galentine’s Day. This is a fairly new concept, started just over 10 years ago in the USA. It is traditionally the day before Valentine’s Day and is a day to spend time with your girlfriends. Before the pandemic groups of ‘girls’ would spend the evening at a local restaurant or bar. Obviously that is not going to happen this year – at least in the UK.
But that should not be a reason to NOT let your friends know that you are thinking of them. A handmade card, sent by Snail Mail, is a perfect way to let them know that they are in your thoughts. Or why not send them and invitation to join you ‘virtually’. There are so many options to spend time with your friends even if you can’t spend it together.
My card today was not difficult to put together and uses minimal supplies. I used only 8 items, including adhesives, plus my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss and Trimmer, to make this card, you could cut this down further by not using the dies, and simply cut your White card down to the size you want. This is partly because I hand cut all of the mushrooms. These are such an easy shape to cut, so are perfect for those of you starting out with Fussy Cutting. The keys to Fussy Cutting are a sharp pair of scissors (Paper Snips are ideal!), moving the PAPER rather than the scissors and taking your time. This is not something you want to rush when you are practicing, just take it steady and you will perfect it.
To finish the inside and outside of the card, I added a strip of the paper towards the bottom of the card. Those snails are just too cute to not add and are a perfect addition to any card. There are a couple of patterns in the papers that can be cut in this way. Frankly, having these cute snails on my card is much better than having them around the garden eating our plants!!
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop from them using this link.