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Expecto Stampo Inspired Scrapbook Layout

January 5, 2019

Hello everyone!  I’m back today using the amazing Expecto Stampo set to create a Harry Potter themed layout.  My family are definitely Potter-heads.  Each of us have gotten hooked on the books or movies at some point.  It’s one of my favorite series to go back and re-read (I’ve already read them all 4 times all the way through).  So when I saw this stamp set, I was incredibly inspired!

I started this layout by creating the Marauder’s Map using some parchment paper from the Cardstock Warehouse.  I folded and crumpled the paper to make it seem used and worn.  Then I stamped using Staz-On in Jet Black.

Next I went about creating my Sorting Hat.  I used brown box kraft cardstock and sketched out what I wanted the hat to look like.  Then I cut it out and used the scraps to create the face of the hat by making it have a 3D effect.  I stitched around this with a coordinating color embroidery floss.  For the  wand,  I cut that out of some brown cardstock and did coordinating hand stitching as well.

Then I created the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.  I knew this was where I was going to add more of the amazing stamps.  I cut the symbol out of gray cardstock.  Again I stitched on the symbol to tie it in with the other elements on the page.  I traced the outline directly onto the background of my layout.

Then I set about stamping.  I lined the sentiments up so that they would be on the same angle as the symbol.  I used my Tim Holtz stamp platform and some Momento black ink to make sure that I got crisp images.  I’m not the greatest stamper using a stamp block because I can’t seem to get the pressure down right.  The stamp platform saves me from this by allowing me to re-stamp as many times as needed.  I filled in the remaining gaps with the image stamps from the set.

All of the elements were adhered to the page using liquid glue because of all of the stitching.  I popped the hat up on some craft foam to give it some dimension.  Then
I added the photo and the title.  When I stuck the photo down I made a mistake and tore a small hole in the paper so to cover it I stamped out the Harry Potter head and stuck it over the hole.  Perfect cover!

To finish I added the plaid mat which is a Halloween paper from Paper House Productions.  I drew around the edge with a black pen to mimic the stitching.  Finally, I added my journaling around the Deathly Hallows symbol.  And that was it!  I am totally in love with this layout and I”m considering hanging it on my wall.  It makes me so happy!

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Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a crafty day!


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