Ghost of Dumbledore


Stampin' Up! Howl-O-Ween Treat treat bag - Dumbledore - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I was so excited when I saw the witch hat in the Howl-o-Ween Treat stamp set  and the matching Boo to You framelits, because I immediately saw a Dumbledore hat! I pulled out the set and started to make something, and I told my daughter I was making a Dumbledore hat. She proceeded to call the hat by many names, none of them Dumbledore. Pandora, Dumble-Dora, etc. She’s four. She also kept asking who Dumbledore is. “I can’t tell you, but I can’t wait for you to find out. You’ll learn all about him when we read Harry Potter.” Y’all, it’s painful for me that she’s too young for Harry Potter. Ever since we had her, I’ve been anxious to read Harry Potter to her. And do HP unit studies and HP-related trips and make HP-related food. Yes, I’ve done quite a lot of thinking about how that year of homeschool is going to play out. :)

I made a treat bag using the Mini Treatbag Thinlits dies. So easy! I made the bag out of Old Olive cardstock and then embellished away.

Naturally, since the books describe Dumbledore’s hat as a spangled purple hat (paraphrasing and probably getting it completely wrong), I knew this hat needed to be stamped in Blackberry Bliss and needed some silver stars. I punched those stars out of Silver Foil using the Confetti Stars Border punch. The stars in the hat are perfectly sized for the punch’s stars, and since it’s Stampin’ Up!, I’m going to say that’s on purpose. Product coordination is my very favorite thing about SU!. Stamps coordinate with punches and dies, paper coordinates with ink and embellishments. It’s so easy to make everything work together, because SU! has already made everything work together. I love it.

The skull & crossbones (and the pumpkin trick-or-treat basket he’s holding, stamped in Tangelo Twist) just needed to wear the Dumbledore hat, don’t you think? And the sentiment is appropriate, of course. I used Tangelo Twist and Old Olive markers to color in the Trick or Treat stamp. I colored the stamp first with Tangelo Twist, then went over the empty spots I’d left with the Old Olive marker. I stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and then used part of one of the Mini Treatbag dies to cut it out. I cut once to get the top border, then flipped the Very Vanilla panel around and cut a bottom edge with the same jagged part of the die. Fun!

The two papers behind the sentiment and Skull O’ Dumbledore are from the Happy Haunting paper in the holiday catalog. Isn’t the star paper fun?

Behind Dumbledore’s head is one of the new Spider Web Doilies. I love these things!! I glued the part over the belly band down with the new Fine Tip Glue Pen, which is great for precision glueing.

I put some jellybeans in a cello bag (I looked for Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans but couldn’t find them) and simply tied it off with some Basic Black Stitched Satin Ribbon. This ribbon is delicious.

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Author: Sarah