Swedish House Crafts


Monday, 22 October 2018

#tbt Decorated box tutorial | By Anna Sigga

Decorating boxes and notebooks is so popular right now and Anna Sigga from our DT has decorated many for us over the year. Unfortunately for us Anna has decided to step down from the DT. So we are going to re-vist some of Anna's videos this week as they are well worth seeing again or for some of you they may be new to you.

On Wednesday Anna will have her last new make for us to see. We wish you all the best Anna.

Here's a #tbt video on how Anna went about decorating this wooden box - I have two boxes like this waiting to be decorated one day..... Watch Anna with me and get inspired too.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Merry Christmas with Allsorts challenge | By Nancy

Hello, friends! It's Nancy here today with a fun Christmas card share. I've created this lovely traditional card in honour of the Challenge that Swedish House Crafts is sponsoring over at the Allsorts Challenge Blog this week. Where the challenge is to use traditional Christmas colours. 

The papers are all from the Pion Design - To My Valentine Collection. I cut a strip of paper, and folded it into a banner shape. Then I cut a smaller strip, and stamped the "Merry Christmas" using the Gummiapan Stamp - Text Merry Christmas. I then adhered that strip onto the banner. I inked all the edges with gold metallic wax before adhering it in place. I also rubbed gold wax around the rest of the card. It adds such a lovely elegant and antiqued look to the card. 

Then I took the Round Meshed Frame w/ Heart Curlicue Chipboard from Laserowe Love.  I coloured the chipboard with the gold wax, and then die-cut a circle from red paper to back it.  Once it was adhered to the card base, I added some red glitter glue into the heart.                 

Finally, I added a pretty bow made from the Brick Red Ribbon. Here's one last look at the finished card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Come visit me at my blog: The Nickel Nook!

Don't forget to head over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog to join in with the fun!

Links to products I used:

Friday, 19 October 2018

You Make Me Smile | By GDT Diana

Today we have GDT Diana from DeeDee's Card Art. What an absolutely beautiful creation - so much to look at so we have some close ups too.

Happy Crafting from Diana GDT Swedish House Crafts.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Dragonflies | By GDT Jane Willis

Today we have a beautiful card made by Guest Designer Jane Willis whose blog is Onions and Paper.     

She's used all Gummiapan dies to create this oh so pretty card - isn't it just lovely!

Happy Crafting from Jane GDT Swedish House Crafts.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Without Change There Would Be No Butterflies | By Liz

Hi guys, I've got a mixed media creation to show you today which I made by combining them with some of the fabulous products from

I have a little step by step tutorial for you on how I created this,
Take the Gummiapan Large old tag die and cut the tag out of some card board, ( I used some old packaging from a delivery).

At the same time die cut the bottom section of the tag again.

Spray both pieces of the tags with some water on the right hand side, then spread it a little with your fingers.

Gently pull back the top layer of the card board so it leaves the corrugated section showing, it is fine to leave patches of the top layer still in place, as shown below.

Do the same for the other piece too.

Paint your card stock tag with a layer of gesso, then when dry add some inks or sprays of your choice. I used some Prima Colour Bloom sprays.

After the sprays are dry I added a little of my handmade structure paste but you can use Grunge paste or similar and dry well. I also added some on the other section too, sorry not shown on the picture below!

When the structure paste was totally dry I stamped with a brick stamp by Gummiapan over the top using some Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black. I then added another bit of the sprays here and there.

This shows the structure paste added on the smaller section, on top of which I have stamped another  Gummiapan stamp over the structure paste.  I did this in the same way as above, I then cut the height of the section down a little.

At this stage I used three colours of the memento ink pads, just gliding them along some of the colour card stock by Crafters Companion. At this stage you can die cut some more tag sections out of thick card if  needed for extra strength at the back.

Then taking the Gummiapan butterfly stamps in Medium and the large sizes I stamped these over the top, this way each butterfly gets different colours.

Fussy cut them out.

To finish my tag off I used some eyelets from the mixed meadow pack on the bottom of the top section and the top of the lower one. Joining both by adding some jump rings through, I then used a Laserowe Love chipboard piece, keeping it in it's natural state. Then I glued the butterflies in place.

How it looks on the wall.

Links to products I used:

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Exploding Box | By GDT Irene

We are featuring customers makes as Guest Designers at Swedish House Crafts. Today is Irene Mendes turn and she has made an Exploding Box.

Here's what Irene has to say:

"SHC's invitation was received with great joy and I felt quite honored, because for a long time I longed to be with a team as talented as this. SHC has chosen products with great care and attention to please all crafters and I think it achieves this goal. Thank you very much again for the invitation."

I've made an exploding box too. I made it using the lovely Chipboard - Lavender Basket 3D and the Rectangle frame with ornaments - Vintage Ornaments from Laserowe Love.

I've use Maja Design Paper - Vintage Summer Basics and the beautiful Magnolia Stamp: Lovely Emojis - Cause I Love You Tilda and I use Distress Markers for colouring.

This Exploding Box has plenty of DooHickey dies from Magnolia from several volumes and I use some Woc Flowers too for embellishment.

I've used Roxstamps Special Die - Congrats and Roxstamps Special Die - Awesome for decorate my box.

Here's my Project:

Thanks for taking the time to stopping by.... You can find my personal blog here.

Irene GDT ❣

Monday, 15 October 2018

 Baby Stroller exploding box | By GDT Rachel

We are featuring customers makes as Guest Designers at Swedish House Crafts. Today Rachel is the first with this stunning make.

Here's what Rachel has to say:-

I was so pleased when I was asked to be a guest designer for Swedish House Crafts showing my exploding card box. I made it using the lovely Laserowe Love 3d Baby Stroller - It's so adorable.

The pram was so easy to assemble and is so useful as a make for anyone having a new baby.
It looks lovely in the middle of exploding boxes and would even come in handy as little decorations, ornaments and even keepsakes as the detail is so exquisite.

I added two little pink bows on either side of the pram and a few pearls. I also placed some flowers around the wheels - just to give it more structure.

The papers are from Maja Design - Vintage baby. I love using this paper pad especially for baby cards/projects.

Also plenty of dies used and again more pearls.

Thanks for taking the time to look.... You can find my personal blog here Rachel's Cards.
Rachel GDT

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Walking with the Dog | by Olga

Hi there! Today is a big day for me because I have finally overcome my fear of mixed media and created my first ever scrapbook layout. Although I have to mention that I could only overcome this fear by avoiding using any messy techniques like painting, spraying and even stenciling and stamping.

All I did is I prepared some die cuts and then played with them moving and shuffling them all around the sheet of A4 size plain card. Only when I was happy with their placement I stuck them down. That's it! This technique is so extremely forgiving! You can change your mind at any moment without ruining what you have already created.

If you would like to know more about this project watch the video tutorial and I will walk you through the entire creative process!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a beautiful autumn weekend!


Friday, 12 October 2018

 #tbt Secret Pleasures | By Olga

I love this #tbt Olga's tag as she shows perfectly how to use those smaller stamps on a larger project. Love all the accents too. See her video below on how she created it.

Happy Crafting from the Swedish House Crafts DT.