Practicing Creativity

Harry Potter Birthday Card

Just to let readers know, Paperesse is going on hiatus; I've decided to take a blogging break. I've got some home improvement projects I'm working on and card making has fallen off my priority list. 

I did want to share this card with you though, a birthday card for my Harry Potter fan niece. I actually finished it last month, but was waiting 'til after her birthday to post it. It sports the Harry Potter Collage digital stamp from Bugaboo (the birthday greetings are inside). 

Believe it or not, my most viewed and pinned card of all time on Pinterest is the first Harry Potter card I made for her a couple of years back. It's a nice card, but honestly I don't think its that nice. Apparently, there are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there.

Paper is a Gryffindor mix from my scraps stash. You might recognize a bit of Monkey from Design Bundles, a little Coffee Shop Blog Freebie Mabel, and some who-knows-what. I topped it off with a bit of crinkled paper ribbon and some velvet brands with the tines cut off.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, digital patterned paper
Digital stamps – Bugaboo Harry Potter Collage
Embellishments – crinkled paper ribbon, brads
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen 

I'm linking up with: Catch the Bug June Week 1 – ATG, Crafter's Castle June #42 – ATG, Crafty Calendar June – ATG, CD Sunday Plus #62 – ATG CD/USB/digital, and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #159 – ATG.


  1. A great Harry Potter card. Good luck with the home improvements and we'll look forwrd to you joining in with the challenge again once it's all done.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. A great Harry Potter card which a lot of thought has gone into.

    Good luck with your home improvements.

    Thanks for joining us

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. This is a super card which I'm sure that your niece loved. Great colour combo and mix of papers too. I hope the home improvements go well and look forward to seeing you back in blogland soon.

  4. Fabulous card, Shani! Loving all the layers and the colouring is fantastic! I think your other HP card is awesome too.

    Totally understand the need to take a blogging break. We will miss you!!

  5. Love those velvet brads! I knew it before I read that they were velvet; they just have that soft, richness to them. Perfect accessories on this cute card. I hear you on home improvement projects taking up a lot of one's time. I just took my own hiatus, so I know how it goes. We will be here when you're ready for cards again! HUgs to you, Shani!

  6. A truly magical card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. A wonderful card with beautiful coloring. I'm also happy to find another Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker user like myself! Thanks for playing along at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge. Donna

  8. I too am a Harry Potter fan so I love your card. A second childhood I think.
    Good luck with your improvements and see you again soon.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. Great designs and colours.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. I just love the colours!!!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  11. Great card, love the design and the images
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  12. Gorgeous Harry Potter card, I love the Bugaboo image and great layout. Thanks for joining in our June 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  13. Great colors! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  14. Fun card! I'm certain your Harry Potter-loving niece will enjoy it. I await your blog return.

  15. Lovely card Shani, great images and words. Wondered why I haven't seen your cards come up in Blogger lately! Lots of love x


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