I went with an earth tone color scheme, stamped up my various pieces and even hand cut out the dog (shocker, I know!) I used some dimensionals to get a layered effect when I put it together and topped the stamped piece with some rouched ribbon to create what I think looks like a valance on a window. If you look closely, you'll notice the background layer is embossed as well. My supplies are listed below and here's a picture of the stamp set too (note there is also a cat!).
Another idea is to use the images from this stamp set and combine with sentiments from other sets such as Happy Birthday, Thank You and even sympathy... Don't be afraid to think outside the box! You never know what amazing ideas you might have!