Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Muggles and 2nd Cake!

So I was in a very literary frame of mind! When I bought them my thought process was - Oh! Love! Must. Have. Then they sat in their little Lavinia Stamps Folder on my laptop. And sat there. And sat there...

Last time I popped in to take a gander I finally came up with an idea on how to use them. The first one will end up going to daughter Amy's friend Jennie to give to her mama for her birthday. Her mother is an uber-fan of all things Harry Potter! I didn't know that until today. I thought she was just an uber-fan of all things quilts.

When I belatedly realized the store front on Fairy Houses sold WANDS - I immediately thought of HP! I printed more than the one set so I could have a marketplace, downloaded a HP looking font, and got busy!

Inside of card: From One Muggle to Another

HB not HP
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Sweet Blush card stock
~Basic Grey design paper Blush (used outside and inside)
~Crest hand created with Harry Potter like font on white card stock
~Happy Birthday printed on white card stock punched using Stampin' Up Word Window
~Lavinia digital image printed on white card stock, colored with Copics, edges smudged and distressed with Tim Holtz Edge Distresser
~Inside sentiment printed with laser printer
~Lined post it note for additional message (I always use lined papers inside for note writing...don't know about you but I like lines when I am writing!)
Inspirations | Challenges
Allsorts - happy birthday
A Random Fan - anything goes
Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes

This cute Lavinia Hobbit House was obviously, as the name implies, destined for a Hobbit theme card - but what to do with it.... I decided that a Hobbit birthday card would call for an inside sentiment of something about "second cake".

Such fun designs. I will be NEEDING a few more digi purchases from Lavinia Stamps!

Hobbity Birthday!
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Summer Sunrise card stock
~Layer of DCWV Once Upon A Time mat stock
~Spellbinders Scallop Circle die
~Lavinia digital image colored with Copics
~Sentiment laser printed using Hobbit-like font punched using SU Word Window dotted with Smooch Gold
~Layer of gold glitter tape across the top (had to represent "my precious")
~Inside sentiment Is It Time for Second Cake?

Inside sentiment on both Hobbit cards: Is it time for second cake?

A Very Hobbit Birthday!
~Base card PaperTrey Ink - New Leaf card stock
~Layer of design paper: The Paper Studio Little Safari
~ Two layers of scallop circle die cuts
~Image printed on Cryogen White colored with Copics
~Sentiment laser printed and smudged with Hero Arts Soft Leaf
~Inside sentiment: Is it time for second cake?
Challenges | Inspirations
Eureka Stamps - masculine

Here's to Hobbits, Muggles, and a second helping of the second cake!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Your Hobbit Birthday cards are fantastic!!! Love the coloring you did. thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Joan, design team

  2. Harry Potter and Hobbits! Can't beat it and these are so very adorable!!!! Cute, cute, CUTE!

  3. Awesome cards you created, especially love the Harry Potter one!! I'm such a huge Potter fan!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

  4. Goodness Namcy, you are on fire!!!!! What a fab idea, HPB, brilliant!

  5. Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  6. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x

  7. Great card, designed beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Masculine or Grungy." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

  8. Fabolous card. Love the shape and details. Thanks for playing at A Random Fan and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at A Random Fan xx

  9. Great cards. Thanks for sharing it with us at Make My Monday this week.
    Fliss x


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