Well Suited | this is ten

February is a big month at Papercraft HQ – a birthday, an anniversary and Valentine’s Day all in the same weekend. So much love to celebrate!

Little Miss Papercraft – the one who made us parents – turned ten on the weekend. She’s an avid reader, loves gymnastics and is one of the kindest and sweetest people you’ll ever meet. She asked for the ice cream punch art card I made a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to create something she hadn’t seen before – something just for her. Pinterest came up with the perfect inspiration in the form of this Harry Potter inspired card using the Well Suited dies. Thank you to The Joy of Stampin’ with Rachael for sharing her HP design which I made for Miss Papercraft with minimal adjustments!

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There were two slight changes – trimming the front of the suit dies to create a ‘robe’ style look and cutting a ‘v’ in the Smoky Slate sweater piece – though you can barely see this once the tie is in place. I added ‘ten’ in the retired Brushed Metallic Cardstock (using Paper Rose alphabet dies which I keep in my stash for projects when I want lower case letters).

Well Suited | kelly kent

The pile of presents is mostly books including a 2021 edition of Guinness World Records. Do you remember pouring over one of these when you were a kid?! The girls have already been searching for the weird and wonderful record facts. Other presents in the pile were more book, bathers and a pair of rollerblades. It seems my childhood has come full circle and all the 90s are back again!

Well Suited | kelly kent

Can you believe the first Harry Potter book was published in 1997! I am also probably the only person in the world who has never read any of the books or seen any of the movies! I’ll leave that to the kids and stick to card making HP!

We believe in a birthday month here at Papercraft HQ, so there’s plenty more time to celebrate our big ten year old!!! I’m sure she’d love to see some happy birthday messages in the comments – thank you for sharing in the birthday fun!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Wizard Magic

Earlier in the month one of our Paper Adventures team celebrated her birthday.  But I didn’t see her til last week, so had to hold off sharing her card & present until she had received it!

Coriana, the birthday girl, is a Harry Potter fanatic.  Joanne from our team made Coriana a fabulous Harry Potter inspired card – see it here.

I went down the Myths & Magic path and made Coriana a flip flop card (one of my favourite layouts to show pretty DSP).

This DSP is called Myths & Magic.  It’s a specialty design with silver foiling on one side of each page – just magic!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

I used the DSP on the back layer, at the left side and fussy cut the mystical beings from one of the pages, sticking them at various points of my card.

The left and right sides of the card move.  Here’s a picture with the left side open…

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

And at full spread.  I like that you write your message on the inside layers of the card.  It’s like a card on a card!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Every birthday girl needs a gift – and every gift deserves pretty packaging!!

This is a sweet & simple lip balm holder.  See the tutorial from Pootles here.

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Again, the fussy cut DSP adds a great finishing touch!

Magical Birthday | kelly kent

Happy birthday {MONTH} Coriana!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com


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