March 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Saturday, 31 March 2018

More ways with Gummiapan Diamond dies | By Lynn

Hi, it's Lynn here today to show you more ways to use the Gummiapan Diamond dies. I can't stop using these beautiful dies as you will see in this post!

The card above uses the die as a window to see the beautiful Maja Design Celebration papers behind them. I also used them to emboss the card and then lightly dusted with ink. The words are from the Maja Champagne paper sheet 12x12.

After I made my shaker card a few weeks ago, I had some die cuts left over and didn't want them to go to waste. The first one was the waste die cut foam which I sprinkled with glitter and inlaid with silver mirri card.

I also used the hens net stamp behind the image but it is very faint. Here's a close up.

Then I reversed it and used the foam insert part of the diamond into mirri card. The sentiment on this one is from my personal stash.

When is diamond not a diamond? When it is a star! Here I cut up the diecut and made it into a star. I used part of the Gummiapan sentiment stamp to fit the theme.

Finally if you are still with me I made this card and used the diamond die inlaid down the side with holographic paper. I also used this lovely new Gummiapan die which inlays beautifully. I filled the holes in the letters with glossy accents.

Links to products I used:

Thanks for looking and you can always visit my personal blog at Crafty Linby.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Insta Tilda Tent Card | By Lou

Morning everyone, it's Lou with a post for you today.

I've used World Wide Web- Insta Tilda for my make today. She just has such a sweet little face and I absolutely adore her little heart on the lens of her camera. To make her eyes and camera lens really pop, I put a little glossy accents on them.

I made a tent fold card base and glued papers from my stash on both the inside and outside of my card base. Then using a little circle die from my stash, I cut a little window to "reveal" the papers inside. I fussy cut my Tilda out and then placed her on my card so she made a feature of the die cut circle.

I LOVE this fold. It would be so easy to just tuck a little cellophane bag filled with treats in there to make it into a gift card, but today, I just felt like a card to make someone smile.

How super sweet are the little World Wide Web- Computer Icons?! I stamped the little Instagram icon twice, once on a patterned piece of paper from my stash and then again on some white card. Then I fussy cut around the sweet scalloped edge on the patterned paper and on the white piece I cut just around the circle. Then I glued the white Instagram icon right onto the centre of the red layer. I love how it came out.

This gorgeous little heart is just perfect for squeezing onto your makes as a little embellishment. It is the negative cut from the Get Well- Stethoscope Die. But it is too cute a heart to miss out on not using that piece you would normally throw away! I glued it onto my card and then used it as a little "background" element behind the bow I tied. It really does look so cute!

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Happy Easter | By Vicky

Hello there everyone I'm here today with an Easter card using some cute quirky chicks.....I love the funny looks of these chicks....look at their eyes lol.
Lots of dies used for this card and links to all items used will be at the bottom of the post to take you straight to the store.

These fab chicks are a Gummiapan Stamp "Chicken Family" and I stamped onto smooth card with cocoa Memento ink using my Tim Holtz Stamping platform.  Then coloured them with my copics. I'm not great at colouring in yellow, especially with Copics, but these chicks are that easy to colour, it literally took about three minutes lol I used the matching Gummiapan Die to cut them out. I then decided to make a little scene with them.

You can use these for Easter or a Spring card, Suha even has the single chicks in her store with matching dies.

I used Pion Design Easter Greetings "Easter Morning" for the base of the card. I then added card cut out using Gummiapan "Old Paper" dies .

To create the little scene I first cut out a circle using Roxstamps Pierced Circle die and Pion Design Spring Meadow. The reverse side has pretty sky and clouds on it which was perfect for the background. For the tree I used Magnolia Birch Tree die. I cut it out twice, once in white card stock and again in kraft card stock and gave it a lick of white paint.

I used Magnolia Lovely Fence die for the fence....this has always been one of my favorite Magnolia dies...I love the little hearts on it. The grass is also a Magnolia die from a Magnolia Doohickey club kit. I used two dies with Pion Design Easter Greetings paper. The cloud is another Magnolia die from another doohickey club kit.

I glued everything to the sky background and then I added a scalloped circle using Gummiapan Inverted Scalloped Circle die. Once I glued that into place I then trimmed off any over-hang of any of the dies. I attached foam pads to the back to give it dimension off the card a little and then added my chick family once it was in place.

The "Happy Easter" sentiment I cut from Pion Design Easter Greetings "Borders' sheet". I also cut the butterflies from the same sheet. I added a few small flowers from my stash and the card is complete.

I enjoyed making a scene for a change, made a nice change using all different dies and it does not take the light away from my quirky chick family. This is a card for my eldest and his family as they are quirky and always make me smile.

That's it from me but why not pop along to Swedish House Crafts and look at all the wonderful dies and stamps Suha has.Iif you make a scene with any leave a comment as we would to see them.

Thanks for stopping by, take care and I hope you have a wonderful Easter Weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Links To Products I Used:
Pion Design Easter Greetings - Spring Meadow (reverse side for cloud background)
Pion Design Easter Greetings - Tags (reverse side for grass)

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Milk Carton Mini Boxes | By Olga

Hi paper crafters,

The project I've made today is fun and easy - it's a set of three mini treat boxes decorated with die cuts. I have used some dies by Gummiapan to create both the box shape and the decorations. I think these boxes will work great for Easter as well as for any spring or summer occasion.

I have decorated a paper clip with the same carrot die cuts I used for the first box - these will keep the boxes closed and they are also very easy to remove and put back again.

An apple and a pair are actually parts of the same mini die set - enough to decorate two boxes! I have added embellishments to all four sides of the box but you can totally decorate just the front of it, especially if you are mass producing or are short of time.

To learn how to make these boxes please watch the step by step video tutorial below:

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

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Tilda with Gummiapan Sewing Die Set | By Lynn

Hi everyone, It's Lynn here with you today and I'm sharing a card made with a few of my passions:- sewing, mini houses and art deco.

I used Galaxy Tilda xoxo - but only the top part of her and she's into sewing now! I coloured her with colour tint pencils and then used a little water to create a faded effect. For the bobbin, needle and the scissors I used the Gummiapan die sewing set. Isn't it just so cute? You can see the scissors on this photo below. 

I cut the scissors twice, once from mirri card to make the metal cutting edges. The bobbin I cut from Maja Design - Denim & Friends - Leather. You can also see a little peek of a butterfly from the beautiful 12x12 Maja Vintage Spring basics - 6th May and again on the photo below.

Can you see all the lovely stitching on each of the layers?  I used the beautiful Gummiapan stitches nesting dies. These dies are an inlay die, they do not cut the shape. I used them with a square die cut all from the co-ordinating Maja monochromes 12x12 paper and the Maja 6x6 Celebration paper pad which you can see one of the art deco details from below.

So many lovely details on these papers and fab patterns too.

I couldn't resist sneaking these Gummiapan Houses dies into the bottom corner all cut from more of the Maja papers. I also used the flat sequins over the card. These ones are sold out but you could use the silver ones. The lace, ribbons and pearl flowers are from my own stash. Finishing touch some liquid pearls and white highlighter pen.

Here's a final look at the whole card again. The sentiment die is Gummiapan Text- Happy Birthday High Print.

Thanks for your visit. You can see more of my work on my own blog at Crafty Linby.

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Monday, 26 March 2018

Insta-Tilda | By Becky

Good morning everyone, Becky here with you this morning. I hope that you are all looking forward to your week ahead. I am off work this week, and I am hoping to get the decorating in my living room finished soon.

For today's card I have used Insta-Tilda and coloured her with my pencils. There are links to everything at the end of the post.

I like this time of year with all of the flowers starting to poke their heads through, I think Snowdrops are my favourite spring flower, but Daffodils have to be a close second. I know that they're not normally pink, but that is the beauty of making your own flowers, they can match what you have made.

I have used Grandpa's Flower Leaf to go with the Daff's, they match beautifully.

I have cut out chicken wire with a Gummiapan Hen's Nest die using some of the Monochrome collection paper from Maja Design. This paper has also been used to cut out the daffs and the hydrangea too.

Once again I have used a stitched oval nesting die to cut my image out, these really do give a lovely look to the card.

Links to the products I used:
Insta Tilda Magnolia
Gummipan Stitched Nesting Ovals
Gummiapan Hens Net Die
Magnolia Doohickey Large Daffodil Die
Magnolia Doohickey Small Daffodil Die
Maja Design - Celebration - Monichromes - Lavender Rose
Magnolia Doohickey - Grandpa's Flower Leaf Die
Milk White Stamen
Maja Design - Celebration - 6x6 Paper Pad

Thank you for popping by,

Becky xx

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Happy Easter Mini Album with Gummiapan and Pion Design | By Nancy

Hello, friends! It's Nancy here today with a special Easter themed Mini Album. I've created this pretty album using wonderful products from Swedish House Crafts. Since there are so many pages, and so many photos to share, I have created a video slideshow for you. First though, I will show you just a couple of detailed close-up photos.

As you can see in the photo above, the base of the pages are made from a variety of pastel coloured cardstock. All the rest of the paper comes from the beautiful Pion Design - Easter Greetings Collection. This collection is currently on sale in the shop for an incredible price! Quantities are limited though, so you may want to grab them fast! Here is a close-up of the front cover:

I did some fussy cutting and die-cutting. Then I added little bits of sparkle to everything with Diamond Stickles. Can  you see the shimmer? In the photo below is another fussy cut butterfly. 
I added it to the centre of the pretty floral wreath tag. Again, I added Stickles to everything.

In this photo you can see where I used the lovely Gummiapan Little Flower Die. I cut two of them and layered them up with a brad, before adhering them in place. You'll see these flowers throughout the album, along with more of the butterflies, and other pretty elements from the collection.

Just a few more notes about my album. The album cover is a Zutter Cover-all. The pages all measure 6" x 6".  I used my Bind-it-all to bind all the pages together. You could easily create the same album but bind it with rings or ribbons. All of the tags, journal cards, and die-cut pieces were lightly inked with Espresso Truffle Memento Ink. Also, the same two die sets were used repeatedly throughout the album. The Gummiapan Old Paper Dies, and Gummiapan Square Postage Stamp Dies. If you look closely you will see that the Stickles has been added to the pretty flowers on most pages. You can never have too much sparkle! 

Okay...enough is the video slideshow:

I hope you enjoyed my Easter Mini Album. If you would like to see more photos, I will have them at this direct link to my personal blog The Nickel Nook.

Links to the products I used:

Friday, 23 March 2018

TUTORIAL Gummiapan Stamp - L. Fairytale | By Sabrina

Hello, like every second Friday of the month, here I am to keep you company with a new project and a new video tutorial!
Today I show you how I coloured the wonderful Gummiapan Stamp - L. Fairytale

For Gummiapan Stamp - L. Fairytale I chose to colour with Tombows. This is a wonderful stamp with an absolutely perfect stamped image. It is possible to colour it inmany ways and can be used in many projects! I have chosen to give her half sleeves on her arms, helped by the band around her arm. It allows me to create her half sleeve; but made with the sleeveless top ... precise to show how we can give a thousand interpretations to the stamps!

I created the background of my card using the stamps Gummiapan Stamp - Butterfly Papilio - large and Gummiapan Stamp - Text Love is Patient and I have distressed edges. I used an embossing pad, a stencil and embossing powder to create the stains. Finally I assembled the card.

Products used I and, at the bottom, you can find the video tutorial.

Video Tutorial:

Hugs Sabrina