November 2017 - Swedish House Crafts


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Halloween meets Christmas!  |  By Lynn

Hello everyone,

Did you wonder how I was going to combine Halloween with Christmas? LOL! Well the papers I used on this card are from the Pion Design Halloween collection "The Witched Hour" 6x6. You can also buy it in 12x12, and whats more they are on sale at the moment in the shop! It just shows you that you don't have to use Halloween papers for Halloween cards!

Aren't the pictures just so sweet? They come from the Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics Christmas die cuts sheet along with the postcard. I used an embossing pen to edge the pictures and some detail, then I sprinkled with silver detail embossing powder and heated. This gives the silver edge frame.

The little stars I cut from the paper using the star that comes with the Roxstamps nesting square cross stitched dies.

The border with the greeting I cut from one of the 6x6 sheets in the Pion Design Glistening Season complete collection. I also added some white glitter here and on the rest of the card for snow.

The heart wreath is new from Roxstamps in the shop and I can see I will be using it a lot - it's so versatile. Here I cut it twice, once in white to slightly offset and show the pattern of the paper.I also added a little clear sparkle pen over the top of the hears and circles.

There is a little stamp in the shop that you may overlook - but you shouldn't because it is so useful and can look like so many things. I used it to stamp my base card and emboss in silver. It's called Little Space from Gummiapan.

Finally I added this beautiful white ribbon with silver dots, that you can find in the shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting today. If you would like to see more my personal blog is here.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day Three - A Gift bag Tutorial To Hold 12 Tea Lights | By Donna
Hello, everyone.

I'm here again with another picture tutorial.

This time I am going to show you how to make a gift bag to hold 12 tea lights.

Here's a picture of the finished tea light gift bag.

To make the bag, I used Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" Outdoors 12" x 12" paper. The pretty lace, pearls, crinkled seam binding, and die cut lamp post are from my stash.

In the above picture, you can see the side of the bag.

I stamped Gummiapan Merry Christmas script stamp onto white card, and cut it to matt onto another piece of Maja Design " Joyous Winterdays" outdoors paper.

I used the die cut Christmas tree that was left over from the centre of the bag, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink. I decorated the tree with 8mm, and 3mm white, and green pearl flatbacks. I coated the tree with Snow-Tex.

For the arrangement I used a cinnamon stick tied with twine, and rusty jingle bells on top of a bed of green moss from my stash. The wine coloured pomegranate apples, and wooden pine cones are from the store. The arrangement is coated with Snow-Tex.

To make the gift bag, you will need:

Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper
A die cutting machine that takes A4 card/paper
A score board, and a scoring tool
paper trimmer
Hole punch
Gummiapan Christmas tree die
12 tea lights

Onto the tutorial.

Cut a piece of Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays" paper to measure 29cm x 25.5cm

Position the paper landscape on the scoring board, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Position the paper portrait, and score at 1cm, 3cm, 22cm, 24cm.

Keeping the paper portrait, you will need to score between the 1cm, and 3cm score line, and repeat again between the 15cm, and 17cm score line as shown above.

Position the paper landscape, and using a pencil draw a triangle in each of the rectangle boxes, and using a scoring tool, score on top of the lines. Rub out the pencil lines.

The above photo shows how the triangles should look when you have scored them.

Keeping the card portrait, with the triangles at the top. Cut out the areas as shown above.

Next, cut the areas as shown at the top, and cut up to the second score lines at the bottom to make the tabs either side.

Use a rounded corner punch to round the top, and bottom tabs.

Position the Gummiapan Christmas tree die onto the paper with low tack adhesive tape, and run through your die cutting machine.

If you are using a die cutting machine that takes A4 card, you will need to fold over the score lines top, and bottom of the tree before running it through.

Fold in all the other the score lines. The triangle score lines should be folded inwards.

Turn the paper over, and adhere a piece of clear acetate over the die cut tree aperture.

Measure 2cm down from the second score line at the top, and using a hole punch, punch 2 evenly spaced holes. The holes are to thread a piece of ribbon through, and tie into a bow.

Using distress ink, Ink the edges along the folded score lines. I used Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

The bag is now ready to assemble

This is how the bag should look when assembled.

Decorate the bag how you wish!

Thank you for stopping by!

You can find my blog HERE

Below are links to the products from Swedish House Crafts that I used on my bag.

Peace on Earth | By Olga
Hi paper crafters! I hope you are having fun preparing for the Holidays.

Today I have created a clean and simple watercolour card - not something I normally do but I really enjoyed the process!

Once I saw this fabulous sleeping angel die by Magnolia I knew I wanted to use it for the Holiday project - and here it is - my vision of the peace on Earth. :)

Want to know how to make this card? Please find step by step instructions in the video below:

Thank you for visiting today! More inspirational projects are coming soon!


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Afternoon Tea Day Two - Pillow Box Tutorial | By Donna
Hello, everyone!

I'm back on Swedish House Crafts blog today with another picture tutorial. This time I'm going to show you how to make a pillow box to hold treats/small gift.

Here is a picture of my completed pillow box.

The papers are Maja Design 12" x 12" "Joyous Winterdays" Christmas Time. The Merry Christmas sentiment is Gummiapan. I stamped the sentiment onto white card, cut it out, and matted it onto a strip of design paper. The gold ribbon is from the store, and the white lace that I have adhered on top of the ribbon is from my stash.

I used the Roxstamp stitched circle die to cut the design paper, and stitched around the outside with a length of red embroidery thread. I stamped the Gummiapan Santa image onto Bristol board extra smooth cardstock, and cut it out using Gummiapan matching Santa die. I coloured the image with Polychromos pencils. Finally I used glamour dust on the pom pom of Santa's hat, and a thick coating of Snow-Tex for his beard.

On to the picture tutorial.

You will need; A score board or a scoring stylus. paper trimmer, card, pencil, ruler, scissors, glue or sticky tape, and a CD.

Cut a piece of card to measure 17cm x 17cm.

Position the card on the score board, and score at 1cm, and 9cm.

Fold in the score lines.

Fold over the card completely, ensuring the 1cm tab is inside.

Position the CD as shown above ensuring it's lined up, and with a pencil draw around it. You will need to do this both ends.

This is how it should look.

Cut around the pencil lines as shown above.

Open out the card and cut off the two edges around the score line.

To make four curved fold lines, position the CD so it overlaps where the centre score line and tab score line end.

This is what the four curved fold lines should look like.

With a pencil draw half circles ensuring they are central. You can do this by making a mark with a pencil half way from the centre score line. Around 4cm.

Cut around the the circle lines.

Fold the box in half, and adhere the tab with glue, making sure it's inside the box. When the tab is completely dry. Fold in the ends.

This is how the pillow box should look when completed.

I hope you'll feel inspired to have a go at making a pillow box?

Links to the products that I have used from the store can be found below.

I'll be back tomorrow with another tutorial.

You can find my blog HERE

Crafty hugs.