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A little old, a little new, and a bit of Harry Potter for good measure

Harry Potter scrapbook page with process video // by Shimelle Laine

I should have planned this post for World Book Day last week if I’d thought ahead, but of course I didn’t. There’s never a bad day for Harry Potter scrapbooking, is there? I have an entire album of layouts from one day at the studio tour, so I better make a start on the photos from our trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

I will admit upfront that we visited Universal Studios entirely for the Harry Potter element. Universal doesn’t cater for the super young in the same way that Disney does. Their target audience is older and even the Dr Seuss and Minion rides have height requirements. We managed the Dr Seuss carousel, but the rides here are more fabulous if you love the twists and turns of serious roller coasters, and well… that is not my jam. But I wanted to see all the details of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, brought to life in a way you could just be fully immersed. And it is pretty amazing.

But the youngest member of the party was most excited by the train. Of course.

Some of the supplies on this page are far, far too old to be in stores (like that 2009 paper!) but you can find the newer stuff, I promise. Red camera paper and white foam Thickers by Amy Tangerine, train stamp from Go Now Go, stickers and patterned paper from Little by Little, star vellum from Christmas Magic, die cuts by Pink Paislee, enamel dots by Doodlebug, and Typecast journaling paper by WeR Memory Keepers. And seriously, someone needs to make those star-shaped rhinestones like Jenni Bowlin did back in the day. They are so lovely! The woodgrain Thickers were a Studio Calico exclusive about five years ago. I may have rationed them.

Harry Potter scrapbook page with process video // by Shimelle Laine

If anyone sees steam train washi tape, please let me know. For today I went with this grey Amy Tangerine tape from her first collection for its colour and cuteness. But I have a lot of steam train photos and I don’t see this obsession ending any time soon. So steam train washi: it needs to happen.

Harry Potter scrapbook page with process video // by Shimelle Laine

Thanks for taking a look! And not rolling your eyes too much at the sheer number of Harry Potter scrapbook pages I have made over the years.

07 March 2017

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20 Comments for A little old, a little new, and a bit of Harry Potter for good measure

  1. Maureen Says:

    I would never roll my eyes – Harry Potter is amazing and I’m super jealous of all your HP related adventures!!!!

  2. Tracy Smith Says:

    Star rhinestones:

  3. Jean Schmuker Says: Steam train washi—I just googled it—there are more sites.

  4. Safia Button Says:

    I had to laugh at your bemoaning your lack of train washi tape. My youngest is not quite 2 and is utterly obsessed with buses (we live in London too – so, yes, the big, double-decker red sort). I somehow suspect he will be less than impressed by MY total lack of bus related washi or anything else. I will admit I have started trying to source and collect some stickers and so on. Doubt they are archival friendly, though. Lovely LO, as ever – thanks for sharing and teaching us so much, Shimelle

  5. Lisa M Zepponi Says:

    LOVE your Harry Potter layouts! I have photos and memorabilia from going to a HP movie marathon at the theaters prior to the release of the last movie I still need to scrap. So I am inspired!

  6. Holly Says:

    Beautiful layout! I share your enthusiasm for all things Harry Potter! Do you have an album flip through for your studio tour? Or a Harry Potter playlist?!

  7. Alison Day Says:

    You can never have too much Harry Potter!! And since each generation gets to discover it anew … long live your HP layouts!!
    oh, and I think your next collection needs train washi tape. And maybe one with busses for a previous commenter (that needs to be a word!) :)

  8. Bec Collard Says:

    I am sure I saw a steam train washi on esty a while ago. I dont remember who the seller was.

  9. Lisa Zepponi Says:

    Great video! So…you have hinted about a new class. Will you share any more details? Start date? topic/theme? Can’t wait!

  10. Natalie (QSOgirl) Says:

    Hooray! So glad that you are back. I love that you are unashamed about the number of layouts you are making from one special excursion. Seems like everyone is about cutting down the big events these days, but I say, scrapbook away! These are milestone moments for us! Celebrate them!

  11. Angie Says:

    Such a cute layout! Those pictures are adorable. We’re heading to the Wizarding World ourselves this summer and I was originally thinking we’d choose one park or the other, but everything I’ve heard is that we need to take the Hogwarts Express between the two.

  12. Gab Says:

    Very fun LO!

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