Monday, September 15, 2008

Tiarna's Howler

Saturday was Tiarna's birthday. She's a mad keen Harry Potter fan and has been since she first watched Philosopher's Stone when she was 18 months old. After years and years of dragon cards I decided to go with something a bit different this year, and made her a Howler. I first saw this on Melanie's blog about a year ago, however I have made mine a little different. The base is a 12x12 sheet of Real Red textured cardstock (I went with textured because it is a little thinner than the normal cardstock) and inside is a 21cm square of printer paper that isn't completely folded in the fortune/chatterbox/cootie catcher way (ie the last folds into the middle are not done). I had decided to stick the top and the bottom together in the middle (using sticky strip), so I trimmed the paper that was to stick in there a bit to take out some of the bulk, cut the teeth and stuck it in. This does mean that it won't lay flat but that's ok since I wasn't posting it. The tongue is a bit of 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon.

As cool as Tiarna thinks her card is, I think it is all in the delivery... I think she would have fallen off her chair if someone hadn't been standing on the other side as the Howler told her off for not opening her presents (did you know father's can face inquiries at work over that?).mrgreen


Zarna said...

They have those voice recorder things for cards at k-mart, that would have been a great addition to the card!

This is a really cute idea!! Love it

Alana Galagher said...

What a great idea - would've loved to see Tiarna's face when being 'told off' - might have to make one for Sam :-)

Sankari W. said...

love HP inspired Howler! that is a such a fantastic card - the red is so vivid and perfect for it!

Tethered2Home said...

My youngest would have a blast with this card! Great job & quick too wow!

Brooke S said...

I totally remember seeing this howler... Totally cool.... So clever you are Carol!


Cassie said...

That is a great howler!