In New Zealand we rarely celebrate Halloween, and our family doesn't observe this holiday. However, when I saw the Sweet Home stamp set and coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalogue, I knew a spooky Halloween house we definitely on the creation-todo-list. I've seen a few of these cute little houses and have taken small ideas from each one to create mine...
Bundle: Sweet Home Stamp Set + Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies (photopolymer: 143516). Stamps: Ghoulish Grunge (wood: 142238, clear: 142241). Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Basic Gray Archival (140932), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Whisper White Craft (101731). Card/Paper: Basic Black (121688), Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584). Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape (Brights: 141680), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132). Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Heat Tool (129056), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
For the front door, I added a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape for the door handle and stamped a "Trick or Treat" banner using images from the Sweet Home set. Notice how all the words in this stamp set are curved and sized to fit the cute banner in the Home Sweet Home Thinlits?
Oh, and do you see all those gorgeous stamped bricks? That stamp is from the Ghoulish Grunge set and is perfect for this project. Stamping tip: use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help you line up mulitple lines of bricks to completely cover the house.
And the last bit of my Halloween house I wanted to share with you is the roof, which I love, love, love! I used the tile-look die and cut eight strips for each side of the roof, then layered them using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. What I love most about this roof is the uneven, scraggy-look.
I can't wait to create more! Keep checking back over the next few months to see what other houses I will dress up with this stamp and die set. I'm thinking Gingerbread House, Christmas decorations, bach or holiday home, a dog kennel... so many cute possibilities!