December 2017 - Swedish House Crafts


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Soft Snow Tag Trio | by Olga
You can never have enough Holiday tags - that is why I am going to make 3 more of them today. They can be used individually or as a set.

Now the good news! As a Holiday Gift for you Swedish House Crafts online store is giving 5% discount for all their dies that I have used for this project. Just use the code JG6AX8X02 at checkout!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and the tutorial! Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

DAY 12: Have Yourself A Merry Christmas | By Vicky
Hello everyone I'm here today with another Christmas Card but this card has a gift inside. I have not made these for a few years and thought this year I would make a few.

There is also another gift at the bottom of this post for you.

The dies I have used here are Roxstamps Xmas Reindeer Ornament. I used it on my last project as hanging tags. This time I have cut the ornament part away to leave just the Reindeer.......its like you get 2 looks for the price of 1........bargain!!!

Underneath the Reindeer is an envelope which is a Gummiapan die. This die also comes with a little card that goes inside, however, I have just used the envelope for decoration purposes. The little heart on it is a die from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 17 of which Suha still has 1 or 2 left.

The Poinsettias I made myself using ivory foamiran. The top layer I also added green colour to just the centre then added some berries from my stash. Underneath the flowers you can see a few die cut leaves and under that is a Magnolia Jute die which was cut out in Kraft.

This is the inside of the card, sorry the left side is blurred I have no idea how that happened....I promise I was not drunk when taking photo's lol.

Here is a better view and not blurred in any way lol. The image just like the one on the front of the card is from Maja Design Joyous Winterdays Emphera sheet. I didn't want too much going on inside as I didn't want the emphasis taken form the front or the little gift lol.

So on the right hand side I added little Ambi Pur Scented Tealight Candles in Christmas Season Scent. Over the top is acetate to keep them in and I lined all around the edge with pearls.
I added a pocket with a strip underneath saying "Merry Christmas" which was cut from the bottom of one of the 12 x 12 sheets of Maja Design paper. I love that nothing goes to waste on Maja Design.
Inside the pocket I added a tag to write a personal message onto.

All around the edges are also decorated. You can see the Jute die better in this photo.

All the paper is Maja Design Joyous Winterdays 12 x 12 Collection and I machine stitched all around the edge. The birdhouse is another die from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 17. I also added some organza trim along the edge and a doily cut from a die in my stash.

So as you know Suha is giving 5% discount on items that have been used on our projects. So if you would like to buy any of the items used on this candle card then here is the code you need to use.
YLQ27T83ME0Y6 valid throughout December.

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs to everyone.
Vicky xxx

Products used:

Monday, 11 December 2017

DAY 11: Tilda With Star | By Becky
Good morning, Becky here with you this morning! I hope that you are all getting sorted for Christmas.

There is 5% off the goodies that I have used just quote code Y88594C4F2OEG it's valid throughout December too, and not all of them are Christmas items.

I have coloured Tilda with Star with my distress reinkers, and added lots if sparkle with glamour dust and stickles.

I have used a nested stitched oval to cut Tilda out, all of the edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain ink.

These are Doohickey mistletoe dies, and I have used small pearls for the berries.

I love these snowflakes, from Gummiapan and think they look lovely with a pearl and some stickles on too.

From the store I have used:
Tilda with Star HERE
Maja Design Joyous Winter Days 6x6 HERE
Gummiapan Nesting Stitched Ovals HERE
Gummiapan Snowflake Die HERE
Magnolia Doohickey Mistletoe HERE
Paper Flowers HERE

Thank you so much for popping by,
Becky xx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

DAY 10: Magnolia Calendar Kit 2017 + Free...
Two things to tell you about today..

first is the Calendar Kit...

Today the first day of the Calendar Kit, shutter opens. As we all know that they were delayed in delivery due to high pressure in this season. I have shipped everyone on Wednesday, UK crafters started receiving them from Thursday, but thinking about internationals, I am so sorry you are going to receive them starting next week. It is better late than never (I know, it doesn't help).

Well.. I have been receiving questions about if I have more Calendars and honestly I am keeping them safe !! if you find missing items I can quickly ship it. However, there is one left I am posting today to a lucky person who clicks and buys first. What's different with this one is the buyer will receive a free EZ-mount sheet.

Second is, every purchase made today will receive a 


It is all about love! Enjoy your Sunday! 

... and the snow in Manchester melted :) 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Day 9: Gingerbread Merry Christmas | By Nancy

Hello, everyone! It's Nancy here today. I hope you're all enjoying this wonderful season! I love it! Just remember to take time to enjoy it all...and not to stress over the little things! :o)

If you've still got some cards to make then here's a good idea for you. It goes together very quickly, and a couple of elegant touches make it more special for the season. I also have a discount code for you listed below, which is a lovely bonus. I began with these wonderful Home for the Holiday papers from Maja Designs. I just had to use the gingerbread design. I paired it with these fun stamps from Gummiapan.

I stamped both the sentiment and the gingerbread man in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it in gold. Then I did some simple die-cutting and layering with the Gummiapan oval dies. These were adhered to the card base with foam tape to add some dimension. 

I added this really pretty double looped bow to the top of the oval. The pretty gold ribbon adds another special touch of elegance. (This one is from my stash but I'll link to something very similar in the store).

Finally, I added some gold pearls to the bottom corners of the card. Just the finsihing touch!

This is a design that is very easy to make multiples of in quick order. It's also an easy one to mail out, as there's not a lot of bulk to it. You can switch it up with different papers or different stamps. Have lots of fun making it your own! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I'll be back with another project soon!

Please come visit me at my blog: The Nickel Nook!

Your special discount code for 5% off these items in the shop for today is : Q7VQHZXYNJZ

Links to products used from Swedish House Crafts:

Friday, 8 December 2017

DAY 8 : A Gift For Christmas With Tutorial | By Vicky
Hello everyone are you ready for the big jolly fella in red? No I'm not either but I'm still getting excited even though I have 101 things to do lol.
Before I tell you what I've made I just want to point out some new Roxstamps dies I've used, I've used two new ones and one of them is in the picture above. They are like Baubles I think with stars in them, Stars Xmas Tree Ornaments they are called and I've added them as a tag kinda thing.....I love them!!

There is a gift at the end of the post! and also a link to the tutorial on how to make these boxes.

I thought I would make my 2 grandchildren a little something for Christmas Eve while they are sitting with mum anddad after their tea watching Christmas movies. They love things I make, my granddaughter is always pinching the latest card I've made and she sits them all on her window sill in her bedroom with pride.........makes me sooooo happy.

I had to use these Santa Heads as they are just perfect, I coloured them with Copics and added Flowersoft to his beard to make it fluffy. I coloured them both with red hats as little children say Santa only comes in red lol. I also added a spring underneath the head so it wobbles every time it's touched, the kids will love that part lol.

I have made little boxes to hold a bar of chocolate....the chocolate in there is not what they are getting.....if I get it now I will end up eating it lol. 

There is also the other new Roxstamps die which is the Reindeer Xmas Tree Ornament hanging on the side. I cut out two.  One in co-ordinating paper from Vintage Frost and the other in white card stock and slightly off-set them. The hearts in the centre have magnets underneath to keep the box closed. The hearts were made with a die from a DooHickey Collection. 

On the back of both boxes I added a sentiment from the latest Magnolia collection. The tag die is also Magnolia. 

In the latest Magnolia Doohickey Collection Volume 17 (which is still available here if you want to buy it). They are excellent value for money, not only do you get a LOT of dies that you can use in various ways, you also get a Magazine with tutorials in it and inspiration.

Now if I take inspiration from someone I also say who, it's just the right thing to do. My inspiration came from the magazine, the super talented Yulis (I so want to colour like her when I grow up) I did a tutorial on how to do this scene effect like I've done on the chocolate boxes.

After I made them I thought well not everyone will have the die used on these chocolate boxes. However I then remembered I had brought a die from Swedish House Crafts about a month ago and still not used it.........yes I'm bowing my head in shame! So here is another way you can achieve this effect, I made a matching Christmas card for my granddaughter.

The photo above shows what you need. 
  • Paper for the card cut to size and in the decided layout and machine sewn (optional). Houses cut from white card stock using the House Dies
  • Tiny Tree dies or I have used three leaf dies from Volume 17
  • Two pieces of white card stock the same width as your card
  • Vellum (mine is the same width as my card and the same depth as the centre paper that will lie across the middle-ish of my card)
  • Foam Pads to add dimension under the middle layer that the scene is going on. (I use cardboard packaging as its firmer)

Using one of your pieces of white cardstock cut waves into it to act like a snow. I cut two like this, you want one thinner than the other. The deeper one goes onto your paper so must be the same width as your paper/card. Glue or tape down down the bottom edge to the paper. Leave the top wavy edge free of glue.

For the houses I have used Gummiapan House dies, they are awesome, you get 5 little houses that are all individual so you can use all 5 or just use 3....depending on the scene you are creating and the size you are doing. Once you have cut your houses out arrange them as you want them, sliding the bottom of each house just under the wavy card stock you glued down first. This is why we keep the top edge free from glue, its nicer if you don't see the bottom edges of the houses.

Next take your leaves if that is what you are using and arrange them in between the houses, cut some down to make them look different heights. If you have tiny tree dies then use them but leaf dies will do the job just as well I think. Sliding the bottom of the leaf just under the top edge of the card stock. Once you are happy with the layout glue them all into position.

I then took some Enamel Accents which I've had forever and placed dots all over to act like snow is falling, this is optional. You could also use a pearl pen or even a white gel pen.

Using the thinner wavy card stock glue that onto the vellum, so that the card stock is facing up. Once this has dried and your snow drops on the paper have dried attach your vellum to the scene. I have cut my vellum to the exact size of the centre panel that I have made my scene on.

To glue it down I used tiny drops of glue from my glue gun, I did the top two corners first just using a tiny bit and then I did the bottom. Make sure the card stock you have glued on is on the top facing up. The bottom is easier as it has the card stock on the other side and this will hide any glue marks.
To help hide glue in the top two corners I then attached pearl stars which go with the scene anyway, you could even use star die cuts.

I have attached a string of pearls as I did on the chocolate boxes but this is optional. I also added more white dots on top of the vellum once it was in place as it shows up more on the the snowfall looks as though some is close and some is in the distance. 

Here it is all finished. If I'm being totally honest I do prefer the look from the Gummiapan House dies as they stand out more and I love how you can arrange them yourself, its not fixed. I am really happy with these and I'm usually very VERY critical of my own work (I think a lot of us are lol).

I used one of the super new Tildas from the Autumn Stamp Club but these are now available in Suha's store. I used "Frozen Tilda" and stamped her with versamark watermark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then coloured her in with Copics.....I'm still really rusty with these lol. 

I also used a sentiment from the same latest Magnolia collection and then cut it out using a Gummiapan banner die. The poinsettia I made myself using white foamiran and I added leaves using Magnolia dies. Lace is from my stash. The berries and pomegranate apples are from Swedish House Crafts.

Now if you would like to make one of these chocolate boxes then you will find a tutorial over on my blog here which I did earlier in the year. I usually add a pocket to the inside but I've kept the inside simple as they are for a 4 year old boy and a nearly 6 year old girl.

If you would like to use the same products and have a go at making one of these scenes yourself, (which are fun, I loved making these) then our lovely, generous boss Suha is giving you 5% off all the items I have used which are all linked down below so its easier for you to find. I used a LOT of items so that's quite a bundle you get a discount on ;-)

The code you need to get 5% off is O5CDMF7Y7828  it is valid until the end of December.

Thank you for staying to the end as this one was a long post lol. Hope you all have a good weekend, take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Links To Products Used

Roxstamps Stars Xmas Tree Ornament dies
Roxstamps Reindeer Xmas Tree Ornament die
Magnolia Christmas Party 'Holiday Wishes Kit'
Magnolia Christmas Party Starlight Wishes
Magnolia Christmas Party Frozen Tilda stamp
Magnolia Sprawling Fern dies
Magnolia Butterfly Dreams Dream Tag die
Magnolia Snowflake & Mistletoe die
12pcs Mixed Berries Cream Pearl
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Black Memento Ink Pad
Crafter's Companion Vellum Paper
Magnolia Doohickey Club Kits

Thursday, 7 December 2017

DAY 7: 2018 Calendar | By Tamara
Hi! Tamara with you today. I have a 2018 Magnolia Calendar to show you. I'm super late with calendars this year. I usually make 3 or 4 per year but this is my first one this year.

On this calendar I used Gingerbread Tilda from Christmas Party collection, 2017. I coloured her using Distress ink pads.

Calendar tabs are from Docrafts, if anyone's interested in making a calendar of their own.

Dies used on this project are mostly from Magnolia's Doohickey club kits. This cute little envelope was part of the vol. 9 kit and the little heart is from Vol. 17 - Winter & Christmas (which is still available in the store!!!).

There are also other boxes available to order, just follow my link HERE.

Gorgeous greenery is from one of the kits from Magnolia's workshops. I don't know if these dies will be available in the store, but keep checking the dies section.

All products mentined in this post are 5% off with the code S26M2MK46.
This applies for all the Maja papers from Joyous Winterdays collection (singles and pads) and everything else I used on this card! This is an awesome offer!!!

I also used one of my newest dies on this card. You can see just a bit of it tucked behind the flowers. It's from Magnolia and it's called Jutte. Love it!

Papers used are from Maja Design - Joyous Winterdays. You can get singles or complete collections in the store. They are soooo beautiful!

Have a lovely day! Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

DAY 6: Ohh Deer- the Holidays are coming | By Anna Sigga
Hello there and happy Holiday crafting to you! :)

Keep reading to the end to discover a special discount!

I have been wanting that perfect Deer-die for ages and I was so happy when I saw this fantastic die in the shop, so of course I went kinda Deer-crazy!

I used two larger die sets to create the background for the deer, and I just love the colours in this Pion Design collection - perfect Holiday colours.

The flowers and the berries are such pretty embellishments on any kind of card.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you are looking for more inspiration from me you can check out my YouTube channel and of course my blog: Scrappalicious.

Supplies with 5% discount of the day. The code is valid for the whole of December and also for all Norway papers.

Use code: UF3K0RQ04 at checkout.