Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all enjoyed the weekend and are ready to face the week ahead, exciting one for me as Paul and I are off to London on Wednesday for a couple of days, we are seeing a show on Wednesday night and have Afternoon tea at our favourite hotel on Thursday afternoon, we have some Theatre vouchers so may fit in another show on Thursday evening but will see how we go. I am looking forward to having some quality time together. We chose this week as it's the Anniversary of the day we met some 32 years ago!
Today's cards are the first 'No Die' Challenge cards for this week, I am quite enjoying this challenge, although it's surprising how often you think about reaching for a die to cut an embellishment or sentiment.
These particular cards were made from a Kit that was Free with Issue 184 of Papercraft Essentials (another one that Michele shared and I had to have!)
I like the papers in this kit, you have everything that you need to put a few cards together, although I will say that the quality of the card blanks in the kit is questionable, the first card I made tore as I creased it! So I just used my own card bases, the papers and the die cut embellishments are good quality though.
The first card I made was a fold back front card, covered it with a selection of the papers and made a topper with some of the die cuts and attached it to the front of the card along with some matching twine.
The second card is just a little 4 x 4 inch card, that I added a mat of some of the floral paper, I wanted to give the corners of the paper the same look as the topper that came in the kit, I couldn't use dies so I used a flower punch, the petals gave just the right shape to the corners.
I tied a piece of the Bakers twine that comes in the kit around the top of the topper and added one of the sentiment die cuts.
Super easy and they don't look too bad. I will be honest and say it's been years since I used a card kit, it is handy having everything matching in one place but the one down side is that everyone's cards will look the same, well, similar!
I am hoping to have some stamping fun in my craft room today, I did manage a couple of backgrounds that are quite decent with my Gelli plate on Saturday, so I am hoping to use them today, watch this space...!
I hope that you have a lovely day however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all of you,