Thursday, July 30, 2020

Be A Seeker of Everyday Magic

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Lois Bak our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Lois is a big Harry Potter fan! Apparently tomorrow (31st July) is his birthday. Create a card to celebrate this event – something magical or just a birthday card. 

I'm a big Harry Potter fan too, as is my daughter and grandchildren so last year when I discovered some of the Harry Potter themed dies from Character World, I had to get a few to add to my collection. Since then I have been wanting to play with the dies to create a card but hadn't gotten around to it. 

Of course with this challenge today it was the perfect chance to pull them and and do something with them. All month I have been challenging myself with the extra challenge of incorporating Slimline Cards into each of the challenges. Slimline cards have limited space being either 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches or 4 inches x 9 inches .... so how do I get to include more than one on my card .... a Trifold Slimline Card of course.

Harry needs a little bit extra room than the other two characters, so I opted to use my Pinkfresh Studio Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die for the panels which mean I could create a Slimline which was 4 inches x 9 inches.

To create my Slimline Trifold card, I cut two pieces of cardstock that was 4 inches x 9 inches, folded each in half and then adhere the inside of onto the other. If you had a 12 inch cardstock you could also just trim the cardstock to 9 inches and score along the 12 inch side at 4 inches. But doing it my way does make the card more stable.

I used the Slimline die to die cut 5 panels of maroon cardstock and then used MFT Stamps Brick Stencil to add a brick pattern all over 4 of the panels. 
I also used the Slim die to die cut 4 pieces of grey cardstock, as I only needed a small piece for the bottom I just die cut a small piece of cardstock so I didn't waste too much cardstock. This is the concrete.

I computer generated the 9 3/4 so it looks like Harry is standing on the platform at the train station.

I added a sentiment to the top of the card which is from a Kindred Stamps stamp set.

When you open the card, it reveals Hermoine and Ron (they are also at the station). I added a couple of sentiments to a speech bubble for them as well.

Finally by opening the right hand side of the card up, it reveals the three panels on the inside of the card.

For the centre panel I used Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Ornate Banners die set for the birthday sentiment.

On the right hand panel I used Mama Elephant's Big Happy Birthday die for the sentiment I also stamps the sorting hat and added it on top of the sentiment. 

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Harry Potter Die - Character World
Hermoine Granger Die - Character World
Ron Weasley Die - Character World 
Wizard Friends Stamp set - Kindred Stamps


Lois said...

You win the prize!!! A tri-fold slimline card -- what a great idea! LOVE your card!

Karen Aicken said...

What a great card!!

Vicky Gould said...

As always.....perfection!

Lynn McAuley said...

This is so awesome, Frances!! A true Harry Potter fan would give his/her eye tooth to get this amazing creation!! Wow! Wow! Wow!!

Liz Williams said...

Your terrific slim line card certainly brings these characters to life, Frances. I am amazed at how many thousands of dies you must have in your collection. Your stamp room must look like a fabulous library!!