SmileCardGallery

Smile Card Gallery, Cards Made by Hand with Love

Boynton Beach, Florida

Announcement    Welcome to Smile Card Gallery! You will find beautifully handmade greeting cards. I also fill custom orders for your personal gifting, as well as for gifting business clients and team members of your appreciation of them.

Look around my shop and reach out to me if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2017

Welcome to Smile Card Gallery! You will find beautifully handmade greeting cards. I also fill custom orders for your personal gifting, as well as for gifting business clients and team members of your appreciation of them.

Look around my shop and reach out to me if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Carol Moncrief

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Carol Moncrief

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About SmileCardGallery

Sales 145
On Etsy since 2016

Fulfilling My Passion

I began my career as a totally left brain geek, in a bit of a creative way: I was a software person, creating code, not paper. At some point I went to art school, kind of on a whim and I absolutely loved graphic design. So I merged it with my software background and became a web designer, running my own graphic and web design studio for five years.

Discovery
I started making greeting cards a couple years ago with a Martha Stewart edge punch. With the proper YouTube training, I learned there was so much more to this hobby. I learned to stamp, die cut, water color, and use other tools, all on the Internet.

A Path to Health and Happiness
I find that this is the most relaxing activity ever for me. As a post cancer thriver, I learned that peace and calm are important to good health, living with as little stress as possible. Card making became that outlet for me and a way to to stay calm and at peace.

When I saw how happy people were to receive a handmade greeting card from me, it became my passion to continue finding my own happiness while sharing it with others.

Card Worthy!
I became part of a community of card makers and learned the inside joke of what it means to give my cards to those who are Card Worthy! In other words, those who appreciate receiving a card made by hand: Instead of tossing it into the trash, they savor it for at least a little while, or even frame it and keep it a lifetime.
This includes, of course, my mom, who displayed my first tea bag folded Christmas card that I gave her in 2014, every day for years! Thanks, Mommy!

Card Making Community
I eventually developed a love with butterflies and hearts. A magazine article inspired me to purchase the largest butterfly stamp I’ve found anywhere. In the course of making the purchase, I assigned myself to a local Stampin’ Up! (SU) Demonstrator who holds classes in her home. That exposed me to another community of card makers. I was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and have found an entirely new experience within the SU community.

The Back Story
Many times I create a card with a story that either comes from from my life experiences or the story develops as the card is being made. I enjoy sharing the Back Story of the cards that actually have a back story. You’ll find it in the card descriptions.

Student and Coach
I have learned many techniques and have expanded to packaging. I share my knowledge with the South Florida community at local classes that I host. I will soon offer live virtual classes where you can make cards and other projects with me from the comfort of your home.

Your Invitation to Explore
So, I invite you into my world, look around. I hope you’ll enjoy my rather eclectic card line. I also offer custom designed cards for all occasions and invitations for special events, such as wedding invitations and place cards.

I also design card lines for businesses, customized using their logo and company colors. This is a great way to nurture relationships with coworkers and clients. Surprise them with a birthday card or thank them for a recent referral. Remember, I'm in the business of relationship building!

Oh, by the way, whenever you order 5 cards or more, you will receive your order in a beautifully decorated, handmade gift box.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you!

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  • Carol Moncrief

    Owner, Designer

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