April 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Monday, 30 April 2018

Gummiapan Mini Pizza boxes - no pizza! | By Lynn

Hi everyone! Lynn here with you today with some tiny tiny makes. When I got the Gummiapan Mini Pizza box I couldn't wait to make things to fit inside it. My first project was this little album. I used the packaging from the Celebration paper pad! In the lid of the box I put Magnolia Mini World - Boutique stamp and covered it with glossy accents to look like the glass in a shop front.


I used one of little Antique Luxury Corner - Mini on the cover. On the lid of the box I used one of the dies from Roxstamps - Keyholes 3 Dies/embossing cut from the celebration paper with a little silver gilding wax over the edges.

To decorate the pages I used :- Gummiapan Stamp - Text - Happy Birthday (mini straight hand) it is tiny so ideal for the pages, flat sequins, the smaller of the hearts from Gummiapan Dies - Longer Slim Hearts.

For my next box I decorated the top with the Gummiapan Die - Flower Blossom Lines using just the flower and cutting twice from different papers, placing the waste back into the die. I then used a sparkle pen on the outline part of the die. I wanted to get these Gummiapan Dies - Sewing Set inside the mini pizza box as a mini sewing set. But they are too big to fit  - right?

Here they are in the box! I used shrink plastic in black for the scissors and then a metallic marker for the blades. Also in there are some hexagon patches for Tilda to sew a quilt - they are the waste from the Gummiapan hens net die.

So that the contents of the box can be seen I made a little shelf for them. I used the die as a template as you can see below.

Now to see Magnolia Mini World - Tailor Tilda sewing - here she is on a card.  and her quilt pattern from the Gummiapan hens net die.

I used some of the waste to make a little quilt pattern and paper pieced the same paper onto the stamp so it looks like she is sewing it.

She has the Magnolia Mini World - Boutiques behind her that she is sewing for.

I used the Gummiapan Die - Little Flower die cut twice and overlapped them. Using a cup sequin in the centre. The buttons, ribbon and lace are from my own stash.

Finally I used that cute little mini Gummiapan Stamp - Text - Happy Birthday  stamp again.

Links to Products I Used:
Gummiapan Die - Mini Pizza BoxCelebration paper pad
Antique Luxury Corner - Mini
Gummiapan Stamp - Text - Happy Birthday (mini straight hand)
flat sequins
Gummiapan Dies - Longer Slim Hearts
Gummiapan Dies - Sewing Set
Magnolia Mini World - Tailor Tilda
Gummiapan hens net die
Gummiapan Die - Little Flower
cup sequin

Thanks for stopping by. You can find more of my makes on my personal blog Crafty Linby.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Country Girl | Sabrina
good morning to all ... today I wanted to relax and ride a bike, and here was born the small project, which today I show you

The new chipboards, present in the shop, have inspired me, are adorable and I invite you to browse!

Thanks to the new chipboards you can create many 3D projects, cards, albums ...

As always, I created the video tutorial for you, but first I leave you a list of the products used


Hugs Sabrina

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Exploding Box With Laserowe Chipboards | By Donna

Hello, everyone!
Donna here. I've made an exploding box using a small selection of the new Laserowe chipboard pieces that are available to buy in store.

Links to the products are in text, and can be found at the end of my post.

I covered the box, and decorated the inside using Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 10th, and 11th of April.
I used elegant square rose frame to decorate the top of the box. I lightly inked the frame with distress ink, and stamped over it using rich cocoa ink, and a script stamp from my stash!

The lace, roses, green artificial moss, and seam binding are from my stash!
The tiny butterflies are Laserowe. There are 9 butterflies in total in various sizes.
 I inked them using a lavender ink pad. I used white liquid pearls along their centres.

This is what the inside of the box looks like, decorated with gorgeous Laserowe chipboard pieces.

I chose to use the 3D wheelbarrow for the centerpiece, and ornamented corners to create a frame around the wheelbarrow. 
I have rubbed all of the chipboard pieces with distress ink before assembling them.

Tip: It is best to remove the chipboard pieces from the packaging so that you are familiar with how to assemble the wheelbarrow. 
When it comes to placing the wheelbarrow onto the centre, be careful not to press down too hard as the  pieces that are holding the wheel together are very delicate, and could quite easily break.

I made the lavender flowers using a 2" length of wire, coating approximately 1" from one end with thick pva glue, and then sprinkled Flowersoft over the glue. 
Let the flowers dry in a piece of cut floristry foam that will fit inside the wheelbarrow. 
Adhere the foam inside the wheelbarrow, arrange the lavender, and add some artificial moss.

I used the doily die from Doohickey vol 14, and cut them with white card, adhering them to each of the centres of the inside of the box.

I used the larger chipboard butterfly, sponged it with lavender ink, and adhered it to the centre of the white doily.
I used a selection of flowers from my stash, and adhered a chipboard China corner.
The white pearl flatbacks are from my stash!

I repeated the same layout on the opposite side.

The birdhouse chipboard is from my stash! I sponged it with lavender ink.
I placed artificial moss in the centre opening, and adhered a rhinestone heart above it.
The white bird is die cut from Gummiapan Birdie die. There are 2 little birdie dies in the pack.

Once again I used the chipboard butterflies, and china corner in the same way as previously mentioned.

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

Links to the products I used;

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Breathe in Inspiration... Fixer Upper Tilda | By Lou

Morning everyone!

It's Lou in with a post for you today. I have really tried sitting on my hands...taping my hands with gaffa tape..... losing the keys to the craft room door.....but in the end, the temptation to make something with the stunning new Magnolia stamps Fixer Upper collection got too much for me to bear and I just had to dive into a make!!!

But really!!! look how super cute the little  Paintbrush die is!! oh my!!! To make it 3D I cut the 'brush' part out 5 times and gave them a good bend through my fingers to get them 'fluffed' out. I cut the handle part twice and then coloured it with my Promarkers to get the wood and steel effect.

Then for extra fun to get that 'wet paint' look I splodged it down in the ink I was going to use for my background brush stamp and then popped it in some clear embossing powder. A little heat gun treatment later, wet paint on my brush! it really does look so sweet.

Then it was time to work on that awesome little sign Hammer Tilda is so busy making!! I stamped the green background brush first and then stamped the  Breathe text over the top of the green once it had dried a little.

Then, of course, for the gorgeous star of the card, Hammer Tilda. I stamped her in memento rich cocoa ink for a more gentle effect with the lines on her then coloured her in. I fussy cut her out and then made sure that she was positioned so her little nail in her hand was all ready to be tapped into the hole she has drilled in the sign!! he he!! so sweet!!

I carefully placed her facedown in the palm of my hand and rolled one of my promarkers along the back of her lengthways to 'curl' her back a little for a dimensional 'pop'! Then using hot glue, I adhered her to the card front so she stands out from the rest of her little scene.

Links to Products I used:

Papers and mini brads from my stash.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Sightseeing | By Becky
Good morning everyone, Becky here with you today. The days here are slowly getting longer and warmer, and I am liking it, I really don't like the dark and cold.

Today I have used a few of the new goodies that Suha has in store, Tilda is from the Class Trip collection.

This cutie is Sightseeing Tilda, I have a list at the end of the post that will take you to the items that I have used instore. I have coloured her with distress reinkers to match the Denim & Friends collection from Maja Design.

This die is one of the re-released ones that have recently been released, this is Background Hearts and I have used Aquamarine monochrome from the same Maja Design paper collection.

I just had to use the Insta-Cam die, to match the camera that Tilda has round her neck.

Isn't this suitcase die the absolute cutest? I have used a few tiny brads to fasten the handle to the case, and then added a few flowers just because I can, lol.

Here is a close up of our gorgeous Tilda.

And my arty shot.

From the store I have used;

Class Trip - Sightseeing Tilda
Class Trip - Suitcase Die
Specila Release - Background Hearts
World Wide Web - Insta Love Cam
Maja Design - Denim & Friends - Heartbreaker
Maja Design - Denim & Friends - Fashion
Maja Design - Monochromes Shades of Denim - Aquamarine

Than you for popping by,


Becky xx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

3D Cake Wedding Exploding Box | By Rachel

Hi everyone,

Today i'm sharing an exploding wedding box card using the lovely new chip board 3D cake from Swedish house crafts.

I was absolutely made up when Suha asked me to share this.

When i saw this 3D cake i immediately had to get it as i love them for centrepieces for exploding boxes and it  also can be used for all kinds of occasions and little keepsakes/gifts. The design overall is just too pretty.

The cake itself is really easy to assemble with some strong glue.....

Quick Tip: Use a  craft knife or scissors to pop the pieces out as the chipboard is quite delicate and can snap or tear easy.

Once it was assembled,  i added a few flowers to match the color combination along with some flat back pearl string around each tier. 
As it was wedding themed i die cut some heart and placed them in between the flowers . i also placed a little charm too.

Finally and before I forget, the papers I used are heavy weight from Maja designs Vintage Romance

Here is a close up..

Thank you to everyone for looking and i hope you like it.

Rachel Kenny

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Friday, 20 April 2018

A Mother's Day Card with Pion and Gummiapan | By Nancy

Hello, friends! It's Nancy back today with a new project share! 
I know that some countries have already celebrated Mother's Day this year. However, some will still be celebrating the event in May. I have created a Mother's Day card with this in mind. This pretty card came together very easily with the use of some beautiful Pion Design papers, and Gummiapan dies.

I created the card base from pale pink cardstock. Then I used the Gummiapan Old Papers Die to cut some papers from the Pion Design Easter Greetings Collection and layer them on the front of the card. The lovely image is from a sheet of beautiful images called Family Moments, from the Pion Design - From Grandma's Attic Collection.

I also decorated the inside of the card. The sentiment was cut from the Pion Design - Images from the Past - For Mother Sheet.

To finish the card off...I fussy cut the butterflies from the paper collection, and I added a pretty multi-looped bow. Finally, I added Diamond Stickles to everything, including the flowers on the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Come visit me at The Nickel Nook anytime! :o)

Links to all the products I used: