Before I started scrapping I typed up some journalling about the day added some free printables including a Butter Beer label and printed it on 160gsm paper.
I started by adding the washi to my bottom edge, completely up the left and 5cm up the right side; I mitred the corners so it looked like a proper edge of a piece of old parchment.
Note: I use the left overs from kit creating for my scrapping so sometimes I have a little more of something and sometimes a little less so I decided to only use how much was in the kits so you can recreate it if you wish.
To embellish I used the mug of Butterbeer from the cut apart and some of the thread from the Gryffindor tassel in the kit. In addition to these bits from the kit and the Butterbeer label from the free printable I used a Hogwarts crest.
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots at the points and just had the cardstock in the middle. I also used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the mug of Butterbeer from the cut apart and my journalling. This gave them a nice little lift and helped them pop.
Helmar Premium Craft Glue.
I used my photos and embellishments to hide the white wherever possible which helped the layout come together, the only decision I made about placement was that the staff member pouring the Butter Beer should be placed as the first in the sequence to help tell the story.
I matted my photos and journalling with some black cardstock and since I always stick things slightly wonky and have to fix them I used Helmar's Acid Free Glue so I would have some wiggle, it was so much easier than how I used to stick my photos down.
I love this layout, and I actually journalled which is always a good thing.
Once I decided on using the parchment washi and some distress ink the rest came together quickly and easily.
If you would like a mini version of this kit send me a email and I will create a mini kit for you.