Saturday, November 2, 2013

MC Nov/13 - Costco Baskets - Xmas cards

I got the Costco catalogue/flyers in the mail yesterday and was looking through the gift baskets... was about to throw it away and said they're really wonderful images... So cut them out and created these cards. Can't get simpler than this. BIG GRIN

Cards are white cardstock 4.25" x 5.5" either portrait or landscape mode. All of them use an Xmas stamp quote or sentiment from Quietfire Design

This 1st card uses a Cuttlebug Xmas Ornament embossing folder. Costco image adhered to card. Quote stamped on a separate piece of cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx, clear embossing and sponging a bit of Distress blues from a dirty sponge. Adhered to card and added the crosses with Tim's tiny attacher.


 For the 2nd card I used a Cuttlebug Holly Sprig embossing folder and again swiped dirty sponges across the high points in red and green. Stamped the sentiment with the black on white cardstock, sponged the edges with the red and adhered to card. added dots of Dimensional red paint.

 For the 3rd card I kept it even simpler and just adhered the image. Stamped the quote on the cardstock, sponged the edges with the red and adhered to card. Added gel dots and stitch lines of Dimensional red paint.

And for the final card adhered the images and stamped the quote directly on to the card with the black. clear embossed.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy.

and it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  #220 red & white
Oh La La Creations  #142  food or drink
Southern Girls Challenge  #81 something sweet
Christmas Stampin  #40  Treats from the kitchen
Tuesday Throwdown  #171 put a witch or candy on it
Crafts 4 Eternity  Sketch (see below)




9 comments:

Heather said...

What a great way to recycle those catalog images! I think the first is my favorite; it really looks like a gift basket on your card (which, duh, it is!) And I like how you sponged the embossed image on the second. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Brenda Morgan said...

What a fabulous idea to reuse these images. They fit perfectly in our challenge here at Southern Girls Challenge. Thanks for sharing with us. Brenda

Ciska said...

How's that for recycling? Great idea and the cards really look beautiful. Thank you for linking up with us this fortnight @ Ooh La La :)

NanaConnie said...

What a great idea for our "Witch Way to the CANDY" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, Yogi! Excellent way to use up old catalogs. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Quietfire said...

OMG, I'm still laughing at the first one!! Great cards!

Michelle J M said...

These are fabulous! What a good idea to put the ads onto cards. The sentiments are so good too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ooh La La Challenge. Michelle x

Suze said...

What a great recycling idea and you have teamed them with great sentiments too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Guylaine said...

lovely card production and lovely interpretations of sketch
thank you for playing with us at Craft 4 Eternity

michele said...

Great take on the sketch! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x