Stampin' Up

Magical Beasts and how to make them

Following on from my Howler earlier in the week, I decided to see what would happen if I used a different colour.

I will really miss the retiring Stampin’ Up! colours when they depart at the end of May. Call me Clover is a beautiful green and it flew out of the drawer and onto my craft desk… There must be magic in the air!

So following my Howler instructions (available here) I changed the colour to Call Me Clover, added some punched out circles for eyes and used Wink of Stella to draw scales. A couple of long triangles with the edges taken away by a circle punch became wings and my Dragon was brought to life!

Now to decide what to name him… Puff? George?

What do you think? Let me know!

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A Wizard Idea!

I recently joined my crafty friend Queen Pip (online during lockdown) for a spot of fancy folding. Its not something I do a lot of, preferring pretty simple cards. However I must have have had slug of Felix Felicis (Liquid Luck) as I had an absolutely wizard idea!

In case you’ve not read JK Rowling’s wonderful series of Harry Potter books, a Howler is a blood-red letter sent containing an angry message which is announced very loudly and usually results in public humiliation for the receiver.  In the films the red envelope transforms into a mouth complete with tongue and teeth.

Folded Howler

This would be perfect for decorating a party or event, or for a super special card. But what party is would be complete without a birthday card for the wizard themselves?

I used strips of Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler paper to create a Gryffindor tie background, the circle punches to create Harry’s iconic glasses and the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies for the sentiment.

I also had a few scraps of card and tie left over and made a magical mini wizard figure!

If you’d like to make this yourself at home, I’ve added the instructions in my download shop. 

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