When I first saw the stamp set Holiday Home in the Holiday Catalog I knew I had to have it – and even more so when I saw that is has a set of co-ordinating dies making cutting those houses out a breeze!

AND it is super versatile too as it has stamps for making Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Home cards & projects all in one set!

Find Holiday Home and the co-ordinating Homemade Holidays Framelits on pg 16 of the Holiday Catalog – it is an absolute bargain at just $15.95 for 24 stamps – AND you can buy the stamps & dies in a BUNDLE that will save you 15%!

Today I decided to pick the first holiday that is fast approaching and make a Halloween card…it’s time to get spooky…


I love this color combo – the black & white alone are striking but add in a pop of orange and ‘BAM’ – what an impact!  ALL of the stamps that I used to make this card are from the set Holiday Home – it is simply a fabulous set!

The card base…is simply Basic Black cardstock around which I wrapped a piece of Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (pg 207)  and finished with a bow to the side…

The tag…I stamped the words ‘happy’ and ‘halloween’ and then punched them out using my 1″ Circle Punch (pg 221), threaded through a piece of White Bakers Twine (pg 206) and adhered in place…


The feature panelthe base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto which I directly stamped a tree in black ink -I love using the Memento Ink (pg 212) that we now carry – that ink gives you super crisp and defined black images – if you don’t have one of these ink pads yet, I highly recommend it!

The houses…aren’t they adorable?  I wanted to create a spooky silhouette look and so I decided to use Heat Embossing to get those strong defined images – I stamped the houses using Versamark Ink (pg 210), sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set them using my Heat Tool (pg 213)…

I then cut them out using the perfectly co-ordinating house shaped dies in Homemade Holidays Framelits and attached them to my panel using Dimensionals so that they pop out…


SARAH’S TIP:  when using embossing powder it is really important to remove the excess bits that go where you don’t want them BEFORE you set your image using a Heat Tool – I use a small paint brush to carefully brush those bits of powder away from the lines for a perfect result…


The moon…to create this I punched out a circle of Smoky Slate cardstock using my 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (pg 221), stamped some bats onto it and added it to the corner – LOVE this feature!

The finishing touch…I added a cute little pumpkin to the side of the house to pull the orange color into the panel of the card and just love how it turned out!

Here are the images that you get in Holiday Home and the shapes that you get in Homemade Holidays Framelits – click on the blue words below to view in the online store…


Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps:  Holiday Home (135095)
Dies: Homemade Holiday Framelits (135857)
BUNDLE: Holiday Home Bundle (137631)
Cardstocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Smoky Slate (131202)
Ink: Memento Black (132708), Tangelo Twist (133646)
Embossing: Versamark Ink (102283), White Stampin Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053)
Ribbons: Tangelo Twist (133669), White Bakers Twine (124262)
Punches: 1 3/8″ Circle (119860), 1″ Circle (119868)
Misc: Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


Holiday Home Silhouette Style…
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  • September 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    This is a great CAS card. Love the pops of orange, especially that little pumpkin – so cute. Thank you for the tip on EP, too, I will have to use that the next time I emboss.

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