February 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Earth and the Air | By Olga
Hi crafty friends, today is the Pocket Letter time! :)

If you are wondering what Pocket Letters is it is a 9 pocket plastic page that you fill with DIY decorated cards to create a nice composition. Then you can swap Pocket Letters with your crafty friends and build up your own collection of them!

To create this letter I have used a bunch of Gummiapan wildflower stamps (gosh I love wildflowers!) as well as a couple of their beautiful sentiment stamps. I have also used Gummiapan's Old Letter die set to create vellum overlays for each card.

Look how tiny this "Just Because" stamp is - and mind that I have actually used the bigger one from the set!

Watch the step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn how this project is made:

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

'Cause I love you............. | By Lou

Morning everyone!

There's just one more crafty day to go until Valentines Day and I have been busying away making my husbands card.

I adore the Magnolia Lovely Emoji's collection and I bought them all last year because there was no way I could choose just a few things!!! 

Cause I love you Tilda is my favourite though. There's just something about the way she holds that little heart in her hand that makes me smile.....plus her hair is pretty much like mine right now so I can identify with her!! he he!! I added a little glossy accent to the heart to make it stand out even more, and I doodled some teeny little white hearts onto her socks too....

For a little scenery, I used the Magnolia Doohickey- Lovely Fence die. Now, when you cut it out, make sure you keep all those gorgeous little heart negative cuts that come out of the fence tops. I used these to scatter around my card and to accent a few of the corners of my matting.

For the matting on my card, I used the stunning Gummiapan Dies -Old Paper dies. The effect on their edges is just so pretty. I added a little distress inking with Walnut stain distress ink to them once I had die cut them just to add some softness to the cut edge.

For the sentiment, I just stamped it and cut around it with the edges of one of the smaller dies so that it matched the rest of the matting.

A little lace and twine from my stash just finished it off. The little flowers on the fence are from the Magnolia Doohickey 14 kit.

Thank you for popping in, here's a list of products I used:

Monday, 26 February 2018

Polaroid and Mini Tilda's | By Becky
Morning everyone, Becky here with you today. I have a card for you that I have been wanting to make for a while, when my daughter saw it she asked if she can have it for her birthday, lol.

I have used mini Summer Flower Tilda and Love Love Love Tilda, and a third from my stash and cut them slightly larger than the aperture on the Gummiapan Polaroid Frame die and secured them behind with double sided tape.

The papers are from Maja Designs latest collection. There are links to everything are at the end of the post. This is the re released, special edition Bride Bow.

The Polaroid Frames are suoer cute, and work wonderfully with mini Tilda's.

I love this Insta Love Cam die, I have used a hot glue gun to give a slight 3D effect with the lens.

My arty shot.

From the store I have used:
Gummiapan Polaroid Die
Mini Summer FLower Tilda
Mini Love Love Love Tilda
Special Edition Bride Bow Doohickey
Insta Love Cam Doohickey
The Table Is Set - Celebration - Maja Design
Lavender Rose - Celebration - Monochromes

Thank you for popping by,


Becky xx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Featured in Making Cards Magazine - March 2018 Issue

Donna has been published in the Making Cards Magazine March Issue 2018 which is now out for sale. Can't tell enough how much we're excited. Crazy how many beautiful Gummiapan and Roxstamps can go together with Maja Design. Or maybe that's Donna's magical hands. 

If you remember this Story Cake With Glasing Dies  also featured by Gummiapan on Hochanda, it is one of the most beautiful detailed cakes! Donna also made tons of paper flowers using both 2 set of flower dies (find them here: Set 1 and Set 2)


Finally one of the most sold Roxstamps dies can't look better, the Heart Wreath Die.

Donna has explained in detail in the magazine how she made this wonderful card. She will also create a blog post soon about it, so don't forget to visit and follow her blog here.

Here is the magazine cover where to my surprise I got featured on the cover while the cake is visible in the layering technique. 

See Donna's cake on the cover? And that is my face!

Here is the interview:

That's it, we're so excited about our first publication and we're looking for much more in the future!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy what we share, if you do, follow the blog for an everyday inspirational post! We rest on Sundays!

Cheers lovelies 

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Home Sweet Home with My Own Key Tilda | By Vicky
Hello everyone, yay its the weekend, my favourite time of the week as it's quality family time.
My head has not been screwed on right this week at all and not just crafting! 
I've used "My Own Key Tilda" from the You Are Invited collection and I coloured her with distress ink refills and covered her bow on the key in glitter to give the girl a bit of bling.

Behind her I have added a House using Magnolia House Tag dies from the same collection. You get a little house with it as well as a key, I didn't use the key but the little house I added in co-ordinating design paper to act like a door, the roof also matches. The butterflies are from the same paper collection as I have used on the card. The tiny white butterfly at the bottom of the card is a Gummiapan Stamp which I stamped onto vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder and fussy cut out.

I have added two more Magnolia DooHickey dies at the top. The first one is the Dream Tag from the Butterfly Dreams Collection, which I cut in the co-ordinating paper. The butterfly is from my stash. I've also added a key which was cut using another Magnolia die, Vintage Keys from the Sweet Rainbow collection.

I've also used the Magnolia Love Typewriter dies from the You Are Invited Collection. There is also a brand new die used on here from Gummiapan. It's the Postage Stamp Rectangle Nesting dies and they are fabulous. They are also available in a Square too. Pop on over to see the yummy new products Suha has got in and more coming.

The yummy scrummy paper is Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics Collection........oh my I lurve this collection and a little part of me cries when I have to cut it....I cannot hoard it forever though can I lol! The tag is also from that collection and I stamped "Home Sweet Home" on it and added a charm from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Links to Products I Used:-

Friday, 23 February 2018

Good Luck! | By Sabrina

Welcome to everyone,
I'm Sabrina and today I show you how I made my card Good Luck!

Making it is simple ... I cut out a patterned paper and a watercolor paper.

On the acqurellabile card I stamped the beautiful Gummiapan Stamp - Flourish Frame, with the embossing pad, I put the white embossing powder and I used the metalized watercolors to paint Gummiapan Stamp - Flourish Frame.

With the same colors I created the spots. I stamped one side of the card with Gummiapan Stamp - Text Love is Patient,  I have distressed the edges and inserted the wonderful die Gummiapan Die - Good Luck... the effect you see in the picture is thanks to the embossing pad and the embosser powder ... in the video you find the procedure!!!

then I glued my watercolor paper on the patterned paper and inserted a twine!
I post the video where you can find step by step the whole process !!!

Products used:

Good vision

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Bunny Tilda Card | By Donna

Hello, everyone!
Donna here on Swedish House Crafts blog today with a pink card featuring a couple of Magnolia mini stamps. 

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post. Lookout too for a special offer code from me below.

I used 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 white pearl flatbacks from my stash! I also used lots of other dies that are available to buy at Swedish House Crafts. The pretty lace is from my stash.

The mini stamps come unmounted. You will need to mount them onto a sheet of EZ Mount prior to stamping them onto your choice of card. The pink design papers that I used are from the new Maja collection called Celebration.
The mini stamps were so easy to colour, what with being small, but I really enjoyed colouring them with my Polychromos pencils. I used Gummiapan nesting stitched squares for the base of my card, and to layer the papers, and white card.

I stamped Bunny Tilda, coloured her, and cut around her. I used 3D foam tape on the back of Tilda, and adhered her to the bottom of the background.

I stamped a floral background onto Bristol board cardstock and cut out using Gummiapan nesting stitched square. The flowers are from my stash. The banners, and birdie are Gummiapan dies.

Behind my flower arrangement, you can see the Gummiapan hens net die. I cut it using Maja Celebration papers.

The toadstools, and cute hedgehog are dies that were included in Magnolia Doohickey club vol 16.
sadly, due to the kits being limited edition, vol 16 is no longer available, but you are able to pre order vols 19, and 20 in store. You will also be entitled to 5% off your pre order by using code; 
DONNASAID5OFF at the checkout.

Inside the card is decorated to complement the front.

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

Links to the products I used :

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Precious Mini Magnolia tags | By Anna Sigga

Hi all, it's Anna Sigga here and I have a set of tags to share with you today.

The Magnolia minis are oh so adorable and ever so tiny - I knew these lil stamps would be somewhat difficult to colour so I thought why not challenge myself!

I wanted to use these lil pretties as a focal point and since they are so tiny I thought that making a tag would be a great way to showcase them.

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.
Links to Products I used:

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Love Is In The Air with Maja and Magnolia | By Liz

Hi guys, I've made another card using the gorgeous papers by Maja Design from the Sofiero collection. These papers are one of my absolute favourites, they are also available on sale as single sheets too. I love the muted images and soft colours and patterns.

As you can see I also used two of the tags from the Ephemera sheet, these are so gorgeous and simple to use. I simply cut round them, edged them with a little distress ink then added an eyelet on the top
and threaded some twine through.

I layered these on the top of the doodled circle die by Gummiapan. These dies cut fabulously and have some awesome designs and are a really good price, do check them out.

I wanted a little interest at the bottom of the tags, so I cut an envelope out of some vellum and stamped a rose head from a reprint stamp Suha has in store and is on sale too. I stamped it out with a versamark pad then used embossing powder over it, which I heat set with my heat tool. Then on the other side I used the adorably cute typewriter die by Magnolia. It comes with the lovely love insert too, this slips into the die, (how cute!!!)

I finished my card off with some of the rose buds to follow the theme, Suha has some gorgeous flowers in stock, check those out too!! but don't buy them all I need some, Lol

Links to products I used:

Happy Crafting!!