Who can guess the colour inspiration for this crazy cake birthday card?  That's right, the four cake layers are each of the Hogwarts Houses!  From the bottom to the top, the Hogwarts house colours are: Hufflepuff in yellow and black, Gryffindor in red and gold, Slytherin in green and silver and Ravenclaw in blue and bronze...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Stamps: Cake Crazy (photopolymer: 142850), Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer: 140273).  Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944), Basic Black Archival (140931), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Crushed Curry (131173), Garden Green (126973), Smoky Slate (131179), Pacific Point (126951), Soft Suede (126978).  Card/Paper: Smoky Slate (131291), Whisper White (106549), Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738).  Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678).  Tools: Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cake Crazy Stamp Set
Cake Crazy Photopolymer Stamp Set (142850) - $44.00
 

If you want to know the Stampin' Up! colour equivalents for the Hogwarts Houses, here they are:

Gryffindor House Stampin' Up! Colours | Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Gryffindor (red and gold)
Cherry Cobbler & Crushed Curry

Ravenclaw House Stampin' Up! Colours | Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Ravenclaw (blue and bronze)
Pacific Point & Soft Suede

Slytherin House Stampin' Up! Colours | Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Slytherin (green and silver)
Garden Green & Smoky Slate

Hufflepuff House Stampin' Up! Colours | Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

Hufflepuff (yellow and black)
Daffodil Delight & Basic Black

The inspiration for this card?  My daughter asked for a Harry Potter or Hogwarts cake for her birthday last week - do you know how complex and elaborate those cakes can be?  Just Google "Hogwarts Birthday Cake" and see!  Anyway, I found THIS simple design, which became my launch-pad for her Gryffindor/Harry Potter-inspired birthday cake...

Gryffindor/Harry Potter-Inspired Birthday Cake

Which is how this Cake Crazy-stamped birthday card began - the Gryffindor layer on the card matches her cake...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Between the cake layers are "it's your birthday" from the Endless Birthday Wishes - my go-to birthday stamp set...

Hogwarts Crazy Cake Birthday Card

Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set (140273) - $33.00
 

My daughter loved her Harry Potter-inspired birthday card and cake and I had a lot of fun creating them both.  The best part?  When she opened her card and I could see the recognition behind her eyes as she identified each of the Hogwarts houses on the card. 

I love the way that you can layer the Cake Crazy stamp set to create a fun birthday cake in any colour or theme!  Pairing this stamp set with the Endless Birthday Wishes and I have endless birthday options for cards and gifts.