January 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Using Gummiapan Old Paper dies for a man's card  | By Liz

Hi guys, 

I am here today with yet another card for one of the men in my family. My sons birthday is at the beginning of January, and of course I struggle to know what to make each year for him and something different, so this is where the fabulous products from  Swedish House Crafts came in brilliantly!!! 

I used the fabulous Denim and Friends papers by Maja Design.  I cut out using a Gummiapan old paper die, these dies cut so easily and as you can see they  have different sizes so you can layer them up too,

I couldn't resist using the fabulous candles set and die, which I simply added some glitter to the flame at the top after colouring in with some of my copics. These look fabulous for feminine cards too, and of course you can just use the die part or the stamps on thier own.

How cute is this Happy Birthday gift set stamp? and so useful!!! I stamped it once on the designer paper, then again on some white card stock in vintage photo distress ink. Then I cut the Happy section out and layered it over the top of the one stamped on the designer paper. This gives a very easy to achieve 3D effect.

I also used the adorable Little cupcake stamp which I coloured again with my copics then fussy cut it out.  This also can be used for females just altering the colours and adding more bling perhaps?

This fabulous balloon stamp is another by Gummiapan, which I coloured with my copics then added some of the cute metal sequin stars on the Balloon as well as here and there on the rest of the card too. For the string section I used a  die cut from volume 17 by Magnolia, Suha sells lots of products and kits by Magnolia do check them out!!!

I finished my card off with some larger stars using the die from the middle of the nesting squares dies by Roxstamps, how good is that??

Pop on over to the Swedish House Crafts shop to see all the new Products Suha has in her online store.

Products I used:-

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, 15 January 2018

A little boy from "You're Invited" | By Laurigami
Hello Everyone,

For my card I chose to use a stamp from the new collection "You're invited" by Magnolia as well as the dies of the new collection and Kit Doohickey Club Volume 13.

The little boy was coloured with my polychromos. Isn't he adorable?

The flowers come from the shop

I used the paper from Maja design" vintage baby".
Here are a few detailed photos.

Products I used

Thank you for your visiting 


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Magnolia Handbag Album | By Vicky

Hello everyone, this is my first post of 2018 so I wish you all a Happy New Year, may it be one filled with happiness and love.

Ok so on to what I have made. Well a few years ago I saw something on Pinterest that was a mini album that folded up like a handbag and I loved it...........yes its took me this long to finally make one lol.  Actually I've had the base made since last October.......I have a few half done projects in my cupboard lol.  The photo above shows the front, which is very foofy compared to the one I saw on pinterest years ago but I love my foofiness lol!

I have used quite a few dies on this, all the leaves were made with different Magnolia dies. Some were from the Magnolia Christmas Calendar (which I opened all at once lol) some are from older Magnolia dies, the white one is Grandpa's Flower Leaf. 

I have also used one of the fabulous new dies Suha has recently got in her store, Gummiapan's Feather die. I cut it out twice, once in white card stock and then again in pink vellum. I also cut them down a bit.......they look pretty don't they? I added pretty flowers from my stash and some organza ribbon tied in a bow, then heat shrunk with my heat gun to give it a shabby effect, tucking it behind the flowers.

I brought these Bronze handle sets from Swedish House Crafts a long time ago and finally I have used one, they really are gorgeous. The one I have used here is the mini and with the Handle you also get 4 boxed feet which are great to use on boxes etc. I used tiny brads to attach the handle but all I had was silver and gold. So I used gold ones and painted them with black gesso. You could use a black sharpie or a copic marker.

The photo above shows you  as you open the top what you see. The text is a stamp from Gummiapan Love Is Patient. I thought it was suited to this project as it's going to be something from children to their mum and it's a lovely verse. I stamped it with cocoa Memento and cut it out using Roxstamps Pierced Nesting dies and then added a matting layer underneath using Roxstamps Cross Stitched round dies.

I have also used a new die by Roxstamps to go around the text, Heart Wreath die, I cut it out in pink card from my stash and cut it in half so I could place it around the way I wanted. Fabulous die and cuts brilliantly as all Roxstamps dies do.

The papers and cardstock are all Maja Design. The papers are Sofiero and each layer I machine stitched. All the die-cuts are cut from the Maja Design coordinating pink card stock (except the heart wreath). Images are also Maja Design Sofiero. Lace, pearls and corrugated cardboard are from my stash.

This is the inside showing the top....I have just placed an image in there to show you as an example. There will be photos going in there. I can't add them as the person will see and its a surprise ssshhhh lol!

To make the frame I used Roxstamps Square Nesting Cross Stitched dies and then added acetate to use as a window.
Sorry about the photo's I have new software and this is the first time I've used it.....I'm on a learning curve with it lol.

This mini album can hold three photos....although instead of a text you could put another frame and also on the front .... so it could then hold five photos. I was happy with three, one of each child  and then a photo of them both together ;-)

The die-cuts I've used are Magnolia, I've used the feather from the Christmas Collection and the hearts are from Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 16 (I think). The border that says "Memories" I cut from one of the sheets of Maja Design. I love these borders from the 12x12 sheets. It's the same on both sides of the fold which is the base of the album.

This is how it folds together. I added magnets to keep it closed. The small "Love" die-cut on the front is from Magnolia's Christmas Advent Calendar, but is being released very soon and you can order it now from Swedish House Crafts. I added another heart and added the letters "Mum" are Tim Holtz from my stash. The image on the front I cut out using Gummiapan stitched rectangles as I wanted the stitching to match, and one of the rectangles is the exact size for these images.........perfect!!

That is it from me, hope you like what I've made as much as I enjoyed making it. This really was sooooooo easy to make myself with no instructions. If you follow me on pinterest you will see the original on my board.

Links to products used:-

Friday, 12 January 2018

Winter Ellie and the Cat | By Sabrina

Hello everyone, here I am with my first post for Swedish House Crafts!!!

Today I keep you company with the beautiful stamp Gummiapan Stamp - Winter Ellie and the Cat, that I coloured using Prismacolor pencils.

I love the sweetness of the beautiful Winter Ellie  and her kitten!!!

To show you the best of my card, I have prepared a video tutorial, both of the coloring and of the design.

But before the vision (video tutorial at the bottom of the post) I leave you the list of products I used:

Video tutorial on my Youtube

Thursday, 11 January 2018

 Pion Design - Where The Roses Grow | By Donna

Hello, everyone, and a very happy new year!
Donna here with another creation for Swedish House Crafts blog.

I have made a pretty feminine card with the gorgeous collection of Pion Design papers called  "Where The Roses Grow". Links to the products are in the text, and can be found at the end of my post.

I used Gummiapan old paper die to cut the base and layer the papers onto the card. I also used Gummiapan nesting stitched circles to matt the papers onto the centre of the card. I used the gorgeous Roxstamps Curlicue decor edge die to cut the design paper, and fixed it behind the card front at the top. I embellished it with 3mm sticky pearl flatbacks from my stash!

The image that I chose to use is one of three that are in the set. I love them all. I used one of the Gummiapan nesting stitched rectangle dies to cut out the image.

I placed foliage between the flower arrangement using the Gummiapan twig pointy leaves, and little twigs dies. Then I placed a couple of Gummiapan doodle circles, also cut with the design papers from the collection, between the stitched squares above the arrangement. The beaded berries, and off white flowers with curls are available from the store. All the other flowers are from my stash!

The rose water bottle, tag, border, and butterflies are included in the complete collection along with lots of other gorgeous designs on the sheets.

Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today! You can find my blog HERE

Links that I have used on my card from Swedish House crafts can be found below.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

To Infinity and Beyond | By Olga
Hello crafters and Happy New Year!

For today's greeting card I have decided to create my own Galaxy background but instead of using inks or paints I am using some black and white glitter.

I bet you have also noticed a wonderful and unique Little Dipper with Star dies by Magnolia and an embossed acetate window. Don't forget to look inside the card as well!

Watch the video tutorial for the step by step guide!


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Your Hand | By Lou

Good morning everyone,

I am nervously and very excitedly typing in with my first DT post today and I went with using the stunning Pion Design- Images from the past- Your Hand sheet for my make. It has so many beautiful and romantic versions of the hands but I could not resist this one with it's stunning rose heart.

I teamed it up with some older Pion papers from my stash, Vintage Wedding. I love to layer up papers and make them pop by distressing the edges using one of my scissor blades and running it along the edge of the paper to 'fluff' it up like this.....

And tucked in just behind the hands is a gorgeous Sweet Cosy Love- So Wrapped Lovely Doo Hickey die cut. This die is just so beautiful and super for just adding a little more detail to your card. I love to add some twine to it and then pull the fibres apart so it looks all pretty.

And to finish off the the litle corners that looked a little lonely without embellishments I added three little adhesive pearls. It just lifts the plain-ness a little!!

From the shop I have used:

Monday, 8 January 2018

Live, Love, Laugh | By Becky

Morning everyone, Becky here with you with my first post of the year. I hope that you have all had a lovely time the last few weeks. I had a quiet time, but it's been lovely to have been off work with my babies. I'm hopefully in for a bit of fun these next two weeks too, I've got jury duty!

Today's card is something totally different for me, but it is something that I have been toying with doing for a while so I hope that you like it...

I told Suha that I was planning on doing something different, and that I hoped what I had in my head would come out OK, it's not quite what I had pictured, but I really do like how it has turned out.

The focal point is LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH from Gummiapan, and I have used the HEN'S NET stamp also from Gummiapan to distress the edges.

Tucked behind the sentiment layer is a HEN'S NEST DIE, from Gummiapan.

PINE CONES aren't just for Christmas, they also look lovely on flower arrangements, there is also my favourite CURL FLOWERS, CHERRY BLOSSOM, VINTAGE WHITE FLOWERS and PAPER FLOWERS. There is also COUNTRY LEAVES doohickey dies, you don't think that I would make a card without using a Magnolia product do you, lol??!

I have used papers from Maja Designs Denim & Friends. I have used both sides of HEARTBREAKER, one side of BLAZER and also from Shades of Denim the solid colours of DARK BLUE and AQUAMARINE.

Thank you for stopping by,


Becky xx