August 2017 - Swedish House Crafts


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Merry Christmas Hanger  | By Vicky
Hello everyone, how are you all?

This year is going so so fast before we know it we will be putting up those twinkling lights and waiting for the round jolly fella in red. I love Christmas its one of my favourite times of year, lots of time spent with family.... perfect.

So I thought I would make a wall hanging for my eldest son, fiance and  grandkids home. I made myself one last year and they loved it so I have made one for them...... kinda like from our home to their's :-)

I used Maja Design papers which are my favourite. For the hanging I created a bauble shape by hand. I inked the papers, then distressed them before sewing all around them on my sewing machine.
I used cardboard from a cereal box as the bottom as this gives it more strength and  I then backed each paper onto 400gsm cardstock to give it a good weight. I didn't want a flimsy wall hanging.... it needs to last.

For the trees I used Magnolia Birch die..... I cut them out using the same paper as my first layer which was Maja Design 'For Frosty Mornings" from the I Wish collection. I inked the edges then brushed on white structure paint to give them a textured wintery look.

I also did the same to the Mistletoe, I think they look so pretty like that.

The image is Magnolia's Snowy Cottage and I coloured it with distress ink refills and added Stardust Stickles to all the snow and white enamel accents paint to the snow drops.

I then cut the image out using Stitched Rectangles die. You can also see I added Jute in the top right corner that is just peeking out, this was cut with a Magnolia die.

I cut out Mistletoe from the 6x6 pad with the Magnolia die in the same colours to match the card and added structure paint to add texture and a wintery look.

The little postcard I added is from the same Maja Design 'I Wish' collection 6x6 pad. I added hessian, bark stars with gesso on and lace, ribbon and waxed cord to add a few different textures to the hanging. I also added bits of gesso to the flowers to complete the wintery look.

I hope I have inspired you to maybe start creating Christmas things, or maybe you have already started. Swedish House Crafts has lovely Christmas products as well as lots of other yummy things.

You can find my blog here.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Live Love Laugh | by Anna Sigga
Hello and I hope you are all having a great day.

I love taking pictures and this picture of my parents is one of my favourite and my mother's wool sweater was a great match to the My Valentine collection by Pion Design papers

I wanted to keep the layout rather clean so I decided to use several Gummiapan stamps to create a  texture without adding any bulk.

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.

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

I Can't Bear To Be Without You | By Nancy
Hello, friends! It's Nancy here with a new project to share!

I've created a simply sweet card using some fun Gummiapan stamps and dies from Swedish House Crafts. Here's the card I made:

I began with a kraft card base, and matted it with the plaid Maja paper, of which I distressed the edges. 

I first stamped the bear onto kraft cardstock with black ink, and cut him out with the coordinating die. Since it's nearing the end of August, and there's a bit of a chill in the air, I decided this sweet bear needed some pants. I stamped the image again on the red polka-dot paper. I fussy cut that out and adhered the pants in place. Isn't he just as cute as can be?

He does look rather sad though, doesn't he? So I gave him a little love by die-cutting some little red hearts and floating them above his head. I then adhered him in place using foam tape for dimension.

I stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock with black ink. Then I cut it out in a pennant shape. These Gummiapan stamps give such a beautiful crisp image every time! I then die-cut some more red hearts to add to the pennant, and one bigger one to place above the sentiment.

Here's one last look at the finished card:

There are so many incredible Gummiapan stamps and dies to choose from at Swedish House Crafts! This sweet little Teddy Bear is among my favorites, and there are several fun sentiment stamps that work very well with him! They are all so much fun to play with...the creative possibilities are endless...and the prices can't be beat! Head on over to the shop and see the amazing variety!

Thanks so much for looking today! I'll be back soon to share more!

Please come visit me at my blog The Nickel Nook!


Monday, 28 August 2017

 Gelato tilda-Card with pockets-tutorial  | By Laurigami

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Theodore & Bella Stands For Boy And Girl | By Donna
Hello, everyone!

I'm back again for the second time this week with two baby cards that I have made using Pion "Theodore & Bella" design papers. The babies are twins so I thought that I would make two cards the same, but different. The layout is exactly the same. The only difference is the colours of the embellishments that I have used on the cards. Pink for a girl, and blue for a boy.

I have also used some other products on my card from Swedish House Crafts.
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

Here is my first card for the little girl.

Here is my second card for the little boy.

For the shape of my cards I used 300gsm Ivory cardstock, and GoKreate large frame frilly #5.
I used Pion "Theodore & Bella" papers to die cut, and layer the papers. I used GoKreate large frame frilly #5 as my base, and I've die cut the squares using Gummiapan stitched squares dies.
I matted the squares onto each other with 3D foam tape.

Other dies used from my craft stash are; Joy Crafts oval, Cheery Lynn French pastry doily, La La Land heart doily border, and rocking horse. The Doohickey So Wrapped Lovely heart tag is from Swedish House Crafts.

Here is a close look at the pink flower arrangement.

And the blue flower arrangement.

All of the flowers are from my craft stash.
I die cut Gummiapan twig pointy leaves using Ivory cardstock, and placed them between the flowers.

Here are some more close ups.

I used papers from the collection to die cut the tag and sweet rocking horse. The letters that I used to cut, and spell the babies names are Tim Holtz idea-ology label letters. I adhered them to the tag.
The seam binding, pearls, and silver coloured teddy bear charms are from my stash.

Some close ups of the images that I used.

I have surrounded the image's with a little shabby white embossing enamel, and stitched around the edges using pink cotton for the girl, and blue cotton for the boy. I used glamour dust on the bears bows to add a little sparkle.

Inside the cards are decorated to complement the front.

Phew!!! Did you get to the end? If you did then thank you, and thank you for visiting today!

Below is a list of the products that I used on my card from Swedish House Crafts.
All you have to do is click onto the links to take you directly to the products.

You can find my blog HERE

Friday, 25 August 2017

Christmas card and a Male Card | By Lynn

Hello! Lynn here with my latest makes for Swedish House Crafts. I've had so much fun with these Maja design papers that I decided to make not only a Christmas card but a male themed card too.  Just click on the item name to be taken to see it in the shop.

First my Christmas card.

I paper pieced the Gummiapan Stacked Presents stamp with the papers.The design of the stamp makes it so easy for paper piecing.

I used Roxstamps pierced cross stitch square dies (which include that cute little star), Magnolia Business Card Letter Tags dies, Gummiapan Old Paper Dies and Doodle circle die to cut from the different papers from the Maja design pad.

I used white paper string with a simple knot over a piece of the paper.
 I just love this image and it deserved centre stage on my card.

Now for my male themed card using the same papers!  

I thought the plaid design looked perfect for a tie. I used Gummiapan Tie stamp and matching die with Gummiapan Age/annniversary number dies.

I cut out the base layers with Gummiapan stitched rectangles and the tag is Magnolia Business Card Letter Tags dies again.

Finally I used a Gummiapan Birthday die. Unfortunately some items could be sold out or on pre-order - you need to grab what you want while you can, as items do not last long at Swedish House Crafts!

If you want to visit my personal blog you can find it here Crafty Linby.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Shabby Chic The Gummiapan Way |  By Vicky
Hello there, hope you are all well.

I'm here today with my first official post for Swedish House Crafts wooooo hooooooo. I made this card a couple of weeks ago before I went on holiday using lots of products from SHC.

I was going to make a Magnolia card as Suha has sooooooo many gorgeous Magnolia stamps and dies but then I decided to use some Gummiapan products which I'm getting addicted to. Their stamps stamp perfectly every time and their dies cut brilliantly.......I love them......the best bit is the price, great products at a fantastic price!!!

So here's my card, a bit of shabby chic the Gummiapan way ;-)

The papers are Pion Design Easter Collection, I love this whole collection and all the sheets can be used for all year you can see. Every sheet really is so so pretty.
On my 2nd layer I used the Gummiapan Old Paper die, on some of the little splits I distressed and made them slightly bigger so I could put bits of lace underneath.....this is an excellent way of using up scraps of lace you have lying around.....I never throw anything lol.
I very slightly distressed the whole layer and inked it up with Pumice Stone distress ink, concentrating it more in the little splits/rips.
For the sentiment I used Gummiapan 'Without Change There Would Be No Butterflies'....I lurve this sentiment. I stamped with Versa onto vellum and then added white embossing powder and cut it out using oval dies. I then made a frame using two oval dies to attach it to. The right side of the oval is popped up onto a tiny foam pad to keep it raised.

For the large butterflies I used the Gummiapan Butterfly Morpho large and again using versamark and vellum, I used white and pink embossing powder and then fussy cut them out. Once they are cut out I then gently creased the vellum either side of the body to fold the wings up and glue onto a flat butterfly.

The little butterflies were made using Gummiapan Butterfly Morpho small and Gummiapan Butterfly Monarch small and again I slightly creased them either side of the body to give them dimension as though they are flying.

The rectangle was cut using the Gummiapan Stitched Rectangles, I cut out a piece from Pion Design paper first and then I used two different sized dies and made a frame to go on top. I also added flowers, Magnolia leaves and some twine and lace to finish the shabby chic look to this card.
The bottom layer I distressed slightly and then machine stitched all around.

I hope I have give you some inspiration. Why not grab a cuppa, sit in a comfy chair and pop on over to Swedish House Crafts where you can find lots of fantastic Swedish Products........all links to items are below and will take you straight to them. The prices really are fantastic and you will get lots more for your money and postage is fast!!! What more could us crafters want ;-)

You can find my blog here

Products used on this card with links are below........

                                                                                                Easter Greetings - Easter Basket (reverse)
                                                                                                Easter Greetings - By The Cherry Tree
                                                                                                Easter Greetings - Cherry Blossom