I love so many of the products in the new Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday catalog! I feel my pockets emptying as we speak! One of the bundled sets that I love because of their versatility is the Holiday Home stamp set with coordinating Homemade Holiday framelits (dies). This set can be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and even moving or missing you. Creative juices begin to flow just thinking about all the possibilities.
I attended a cardmaking class with Liz Thayer in late August, and it was such fun to get together with my cardmaking buddies and enjoy using the items from this catalog that would be available at the very end of that month. Liz had a card kit to put together with a darling Halloween use of the Holiday Home house stamps/dies. I changed it up just a bit by adding another mat layer and forming a black base. I thought it added just a bit more color to the card by making the orange Tangerine Tango (previously the card base) POP more. I was very pleased with my little houses in the scary neighborhood! I decided this was the perfect card to send to my Mom for this Halloween holiday. I think she will like it, and it will give her creative food on just how she might use those same stamps and dies from Stampin' Up that I know she bought earlier this month!
The last touch for all my cards is to complete a complimentary and coordinating creations for the inside. I found this little poem that I adjust just a bit to fit my card theme, and below is the finished product:
Recipe: Papers: SU cardstocks: Black (base), Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White. SU Ink: Basic Gray (+distressing). Memento: Tuxedo Black. SU stamps: Holiday Home. SU Dies: Homemade Holiday framelits. SU Punch: Word Window. SU Blendabilities: Smoky Slate Asst, Daffodil Delight Asst. SU Dizzling Details-Silver. SU Baker's Twine: Black. SU 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon-Tangelo Twist. Inside-MFT Dies: Photo Corners.