September 2017 - Swedish House Crafts


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Fancy Christmas Tag | By Josefine
Hi everyone, welcome to my second guest post for Swedish House Crafts. I'm thrilled about the opportunity and can't wait to share my project with you. So how about diving right in?

Because it's rather close to Christmas I wanted to share a mixed media gift tag with you made with Gummiapan stamps and dies.

I started by creating the background with one of my favorite techniques. For this technique, I'm smooshing different shades of Distress Oxide onto my craft mat, spritzing a little water on top and dabbing my tag into the ink - one colour at a time. It's important to dry every layer of Distress Oxide between each new colour.
Then I stamped the reindeer, using my Misti positioning tool. This allows me to stamp the deer onto the same position over and over again without getting a blurry image. That also helps to get a crisp and black image. At the end, I added a layer of clear embossing powder on top to make the deer shine really nicely.
Now I die cut the word Merry Christmas from some regular white card stock and sprinkled even more Distress Oxide on top. The die cut needed to glitter and shine, so I added a bunch of sparkle to it.
The tag already was interesting, but I thought that it needed another layer. So I decided to adhere the tag onto burlap paper. I also punched a hole in the top and wrapped a cream coloured lace around it, and sewed one of the fabric flowers to the lace. Then, I just took a tiny piece of twine and threaded it through the lace.

Now I just needed to add some final details, like a shadow around the die cut.

How do you like this quick and easy gift tag for Christmas? Isn't it just cute?

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the cute Christmas stamps and dies over at the Swedish House Crafts shop :)

Close Ups

Supplies Used

Friday, 29 September 2017

Jumping Reindeer | By Lynn

My turn today to show you wonderful products from Swedish House Crafts. I've chosen to make a Christmas card and all the products I used are linked in the text for easy shopping!

The Maja Designs papers are such fabulous quality and it is a shame to cut them up - so for my background I used one whole, it does all the work for you and it's called "I wish - to build a snowman". I love the details on the paper here are some close ups.

and here the little robins in the corner........

I used another sheet of the papers to make a frame by cutting out the centre of the sheet using the largest Gummiapan old paper die. Don't worry I kept the inner part and this will be on another card soon! I mounted the frame onto my base with foam tape.

I used the wood effect paper  from Maja paper "Denim and friends" to edge by design - it's not a Christmas paper but it looks very effective. The lovely girl is from the "I wish - Emphemra" sheet.

For the main design I used a Gummiapan stamp called Texted Reindeer. I stamped it three times using different inks and different papers, then carefully cut around them.

I used my favourite ever die - Gummiapan Doodle circle 3 times from different papers. For the one in the centre I also kept the inner paper from the cut with the cute snowmen.

All stuck together with the Crafters Companion extra strong permanent glue tape pen.

Thanks so much for your visit. If you want to see more of my work you can visit my peronsal blog Crafty Linby.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Lollipop Card with Pion Design - Legends Of The Sea Papers | By Donna
Hello, everyone!

I'm here today on Swedish House Crafts blog with my DT creation.

I have made a lollipop card using some of the gorgeous papers from Pion Design - "Legends Of The Sea" complete collection.

I have been eager to make a lollipop card for a while now. At last I get to cross it off of my list of things to make. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute that it took to make this one.
I have used some other gorgeous products from Swedish House Crafts store on my card.
Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

I used a collection of dies, papers, chipboard pieces, lace, pearl flower trim, pearl string, corked glass vial, vax cord, bronze metal anchor charm, and a paper straw to assemble and embellish my lollipop card.

I die cut a Cheery Lynn English tea party doily using cream 300gsm cardstock for the base, and adhered the rosette that I made using papers from the collection to the centre of the doily.

I inked the heart chipboard with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink , and adhered it behind another Cheery Lynn French pastry doily die cut.

I die cut a Gummiapan stitched square, and adhered it at an angle on top of the doily. The banners have also been cut from one of the collection sheets, and positioned onto the card with 3D foam pads.

I cut out the sentiment. and matted it onto another piece of design paper, and adhered it to the centre of the card. The lace, and pearl trim are from my stash.

I cut around the gorgeous mermaid image, and used 3D foam pads to adhere her to the card.
I outlined the tail with pva glue, and glamour dust to give a lovely sparkly effect.

I made the flowers using Gummiapan flowers dies x 3. I sprayed the flowers with water, and curled them up. When they were dry, I layered one on top of the other with adhesive. Then I pierced a hole in the centre for the stamens to go through. I inked the chipboard foliage with Vintage photo distress ink. I filled the tiny corked vial with seed beads and adhered them between the foliage, and flowers.

Finally, I hand tied the bow with lace to the top of the straw with a length of pearl string beads, wax cord, and a bronze anchor charm all from my stash.

I hope you like my lollipop card?

Links to the products that I have used from Swedish House Crafts can be found below.

You can find my blog HERE

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Christmas card using Magnolia stamps | by Anna Sigga
Hello and a happy Wednesday to you all.

As I have mentioned before I love all things Christmas and these Magnolia stamps are just perfect for this Holiday card.

I coloured this beautiful house image using watercolour markers and to add a bit of texture I used the Circle stamp from Gummiapan.

The circles add just a touch of texture without taking too much from the main image. And how cute are these flowers - I want to use them on every project!

These little Tildas were just too adorable not to colour, so I created these small tags to pretty up a little package.

If you do not own a Tag-die you can easily create a stitched outline tag using stitched rectangle dies. You just cut the rectangle and then add a slit to each top using the same die.

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 used:

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Santa's Mailbox | By Olga
Did you know that there are less than 90 days left until Christmas?

I have a super fun pre-Holiday project to make - Santa's Mailbox. It can be hung on a wall or a door at the beginning of December, or even earlier for all the children and adults to leave their letters to Santa.

By the way, those tiny envelopes I used to decorate the front of the box are also perfect for making lunchbox notes!

All the instructions on how to create this mailbox can be found in the video below:

Thank you for visiting Swedish House Crafts blog!


Monday, 25 September 2017

"You are my world" card

Hello ,
Today I present to you a design that I made for my husband
I wanted to thank him for his support in the moments I currently live, my dad being very sick.

I used Tilda from the collection "Yay, it's your birthday", I coloured it with distress inks.

Behind Tilda, I used a stamp of the latest vintage box.

Some flowers come from the shop and others from my stash

Thank you so much for visiting 
My blog is here

The products I used

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Same but different - round 2  |  By Nathalie and Céline

Here are Nathalie and Céline to share with you our cards made for Swedish House Crafts.
As you know, every month we challenge ourselves to do two different cards using the same stuff:- same paper collection, same dies, same stamps, same embellies...

Here's what we created this month.

Here is what we both used to create these two different looks:-

And now some close ups of our cards, to show you the details.

Products we used:-
Papers : neenah classic crest solar white, Maja design - Denim and Friends
Stamps : Magnolia Tilda with flower in her pocket
Dies : Nesting Stitched Rectanglesleaves, Lovely Umbrella, Pinwheel 3D,
Flowers : fabric die cut daisy blue

Thank you for stopping by today.