Harry Potter Returns by Krista Wells
I don’t know about you, but I for one am really excited about the return of the wizarding world of Harry Potter - see what I did there! ;) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is coming to theaters soon and I could not be more excited about it!
I had a layout from Summer 2016 that was was aching for attention. We visited the Warner Brothers studio tour of Harry Potter while in London that August and it was, in a word, INCREDIBLE. I had a hard time pairing down photos hence the three 6 by 12 pages but what can I say?! There was just so much to document!
First up, on my opening page I started with pics of the train to Hogwart’s at platform 9 3/4’s which was perfect because this month’s Kelly Purkey stamp set happens to be named Platform 9 3/4’s as well!
At the top I started with a few little block letter stickers for my title, ‘Welcome to Hogwarts’. I stamped the ‘9 3/4’s’ circle stamp from the stamp set Platform 9 3/4’s onto some star paper from the new Travellers Notebook kit, Thankful, before cutting it out and stapling it to my pic. I added a few lines of journaling printed from the computer.
In the middle I stamped the Hogwart’s house stamp from Platform 9 3/4’s onto a piece of white scrap paper and layered it over the ‘house rules’ journaling card from My Space. I added a couple lines of journaling to the picture on the right.
I added ‘horcrux’ to a label from the My Space kit using the black tiny letter stickers and stamped ‘accio!’ from Platform 9 3/4’s and layered them in the corner of my pic, stapling them for good measure. I also added more journaling - a theme you’ll see repeated all over this layout!
When you turn the page you see a double page spread filled with more photos and details of our visit.
On the left, I had three stories to tell so I added a number to each one using the tiny block letter stickers and then used a journaling card from My Space that I added some journaling to before printing out.
I also added ‘one of Dumbledore’s army’ from Platform 9 3/4’s to the middle photo after stamping it onto more of that star paper from the Thankful Travelers Notebook kit.
On the right, I added more block letters to identify Diagon Alley + journaling. In the middle, I used all the labels from the My Space kit + the black letter stickers to create a little journaling card. I trimmed the star paper from Thankful, the Travelers Notebook kit, and then added the words with my labels on them. I stamped the wand from the Platform 9 3/4’s stamp set. I also added more journaling to my photos. There were just so many details I wanted to remember!