Quick and Easy Galentines Tutorial

Hey Ladies!

With our first Galentines tutorial this week, learn how to make some quick and easy paper Galentines that you can send out to your best lady friends, wishing them a Happy Galentines Day.

These four to a page Galentines will fit inside of an A2 envelope and you can send them out to your friends either via snail mail or with your next visit!

These are all riffs on different style using the same supplies. So if you really like one of these styles over the others, feel free to create lots of that style and send those out to your friends!

And if doilies are not your thing (I think they’re awesome for certain projects — like Galentines) then you can absolutely swap them out for paper circles or any other shape that makes you flutter.

Supplies Needed:

  • One 8.5in x 11in sheet of paper trimmed into four 4.25in x 5.5in rectangles
  • Some sheets of patterned paper you like
  • Small doilies or 4in paper circles
  • Your favorite embellishments (I used a stamp set from Kelly Purkey, letter stickers, and labels)
  • Your favorite adhesive (I used a tape runner and a stapler)

Galentine #1

To make this card. I started with the kraft card background. I wanted to keep a small bit of the kraft border all the way around the outside, so I trimmed the pretty floral patterned paper to about 4 inches by 5.25 inches.

I used my tape runner to adhere the patterned paper around the edges and centered the paper to the middle of the kraft cardstock. I also adhered the white doily to the center of the patterned paper.

To finish up this card, I used Staze On black ink to stamp the ‘Happy Galentines Day’ sentiment on the label sticker and stick it down slightly off axis.

Galentine #2

To make this card, I again started with the kraft cardstock background. I then found a sheet of patterned paper and cut it in a square the same width as the card base (4.25 inches). I then trimmed off a triangle starting at the corner of the patterned paper. The result is the shape you see above.

I then used my tiny attacher (stapler) to attach the doily on the top third of the card. I added a label sticker with a stamped image to the center of the doily. Again, I made sure to use Staze On ink when stamping on glossy label stickers. No smudging here.

Galentine #3

To make this card, I started with the kraft cardstock, and pulled a scrap piece of patterned paper I had on my table. This was already a pre-cut scrap that I had on my desk, so I just grabbed my tape runner and put it down. This is a *great* way to use up your scraps.

I used the tiny attacher stapler to attach the doily to the center of the card. I then took my Versa Fine black ink and stamped the word ‘Galentine’ right across the center. I wanted to make sure that I gave it as much room as I could. I then stamped ‘be mine’ and ‘ilysm’ as well.

Pairing up a smaller patterned paper with a bold stamp will almost always work. I really love how this one turned out.

Galentine #4

To make this card, I started with the same kraft cardstock base. I trimmed this yellow patterned paper the same way that I did with Galentine #1, so that I could keep a small border around the edge.

With this card, I trimmed off a small amount of the doily so that I could justify and adhere it on the right side. Instead of stamping, I opted for an all letter stickers approach for this one. Again I made sure that Galentines went across the broadest part of the open space and filled in the other spaces with the smaller words.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through to the end of this tutorial. I hope that you take some time and make Galentines for some of the special ladies in your life as well. 

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