Howl-o-ween Treat – a Sneak Peek

I’m excited to share another sneak peek from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I am not exaggerating when I say this book is filled from cover-to-cover with amazing products for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I can think of no reason why you shouldn’t be crafting all through the Fall months.  This catalog is “live” September 1 – you don’t want to miss that.  Here’s my sneak peek at the Howl-o-ween Treat Bundle:  Howl-o-ween Treat, Stampin' Up!, Brian King This card uses a background of Designer Series Paper that’s found in the Annual Catalog – can you name it?

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Introducing the Howl-o-ween Bundle.  The Holiday Catalog is chock full of amazing bundles – stamp sets with Framelits or punches at discounted prices.  Who doesn’t love that?  The Howl-o-ween Treat bundle (includes Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set and Boo to You Framelits Dies) is filled with great images for Halloween – and many of the images are flexible to be used for projects throughout the year.  I love the cute images and the sheer volume of Framelits included in the dies.  Does it get any more adorable than this?:
  • Boo Askew.  The sentiment was also cropped with the accompanying Framelits dies.  I cropped the sentiment in black and vanilla so I could determine which one I liked best.  I decided to place them both on the card, letting one shadow the other.  I guess I was inspired by Julie DiMatteo’s card I shared on Saturday.
  • The Eyes Have it.  This owl’s eyes are perfectly big and round.  I wondered if I couldn’t crop them out with a punch and pop them up – how cute.  When I measured to verify that I could, I realized I could easily plop down circle from Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  What a super-fun embellishment!Howl-o-ween Treat, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  Last week I shared some tips for creating classic color combinations for Halloween projects.  You can see that chart here.  For this card, I started with the base combination of Basic Black and Tangerine Tango.  I added some flair with Blackberry Bliss and complemented them all with Very Vanilla.  Check back soon for my Thanksgiving and Christmas charts.
Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

Did you identify the Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper I used on this Halloween card?  With tons of rich colors, this paper is great for Fall – with greens, blacks and purples, this paper provides lots of great inspiration for Halloween, too.

Stamp Sets:  Howl-o-ween Treat  Papers:  Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Blackberry Bliss  Accessories:  Boo to You Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. What fabulous Hawl-o-ween card and treat bag, I love it that this cute stamp set has a companion die set, that is just awesome.

  2. Love this stamp set…very cute card…

  3. Ooooooooooooo, love it Brian, did you make that box ?????
    And I love how you decorate it !!! Love love
    Hug Frenchie,
    Tfs friend !!!

  4. The BOOs have it! Great layout and colors. And I love that you used paper from a “non-holiday” DSP set. Wonderful job, Brian!

  5. Really cute ! I love making cards in the Fall and you are right about so many cute stamps and stuff in the new catty. Hard to choose !!

  6. I love that the Owl is large, it’s great for cards and 3D projects as well!
    Also, the DSP is very versatile.

  7. Oh Brian – you are such a tease! I mean really, how dang cute is this set! I’m so anxious to get my hands on the holiday catalog, especially since you are teasing us with little peeks of it every day. Such fun. Love your card today and that owl has a personality all its own! Boo Hoo, have to wait three more weeks.

  8. How cute is this card, and I love bundles!!!

  9. Oh, my! That owl is super cute with witch hat and pumpkin treat pail! And what a FUN card, Brian…love it!!!

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