May 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Whimsical Garden | By Olga

Hello crafty friends, I hope you are having a great week! 

For today's project I have used some of the fabulous Gummiapan floral dies to create a whimsical garden scene. The technique I have have used is actually very simple and it allows you to make a shaker frame that is actually a part of the scene itself. 

This time I have also used vellum instead of acetate as semi-transparency always adds a little bit of mystery ;)

Watch the video below for a step by step guide on how to create this card:


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Father's Day Gift Idea | By Nancy

Hello, friends! It's Nancy back today with a new project share! 
For some of you, there is still time to order what you need to make this cute little project for Father's Day, which is on June 17th. The rest of you will just have to place your order and make it for a fun birthday or anniversary gift! 

The fun little pocket page album is created using only one 12 x 12 page of the Maja Design - Denim & Friends - Wood paper. It measures 3 x 4 inches and has multiple pockets to house all the great masculine tags from the Pion Design - Mr Tom's Treasures - Tags page. I also cut some extra tags from kraft cardstock. These are the perfect place to make your own personal gift coupons such as: "This entitles you to one dessert of your choice" or "This entitles you to a picnic in the park"... things like that! 

If you want to make it for an anniversary gift, a fun idea would be to write sweet love messages on each tag. Or you could write all the things you love and appreciate about the recipient.  

The pockets were decorated with elements that were also cut from the tags page. Then I went through and stamped with the screw head stamps. They are perfect on the wood paper. 

The variety of the size of the tags makes it more interesting. It's fun to see one pop out behind the other.

On the back I added just the screw head stamping. Then I use a Tim Holtz bull nose clip to hold it shut.

Here's a look at all the wonderful tags that this tiny little mini holds. 

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

Links to the products I used:

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Fixer Upper Wallpaper Tilda by the sea | By Lynn

Hello, Lynn here today with a little wallpapering project LOL!

I just love this Tilda (she's called Fixer Upper - Wallpaper Tilda & Wallpaper) with her cute dungarees and hair updo so much. I decided not to use the wallpaper sheets that come with her - so I still have those to play with! Instead I decided to use the Maja Life by the Sea papers as I wanted to create a little view out of the window in the room she is wallpapering.

To make the window frame I used one of the  Gummiapan stitches nesting dies. Because these dies do not cut it was perfect for the frame but I did need to cut away inside the frame for the window. I then used two very thin strips of the paper pad to make the cross bar of the frame. I used silver and bronze gilding wax to highlight the frame.

To reach the wallpaper Tilda needed a ladder and I found the perfect one in Suha's shop! It is actually one of my favourite stamps the Gummiapan Film Negative stamp. I just drew in some extra rungs to make it look like a ladder. I also heat embossed it so that it stood out from the backing paper. She shouldn't really be tiptoeing on them like that - so from a health and safety point of view I don't recommend doing that lol!

Have you ever written messages on the wall before you wallpaper for others to find in later years? I have and this reminded me of doing that - so Tilda has written Happy Birthday all over the wall before papering over. To do this she's used the Gummiapan Text Happy Birthday background stamp.

I stamped Tilda several times on different papers from Maja Design - Life by the Sea - 6x6" Pad. I then paper pieced her together using promarkers to colour just her hair, hands and feet. Then I cut around her and used foam pads to place her onto the card.

Finally I used the Gummiapan lineart Happy Birthday stamp. I cut it three times, twice in white and once in blue paper then I layered it up. Each time creating a little shadow by offsetting it.

A last look at Tilda in her little room that I created for her. Thanks for looking today. You can find more of my work on my personal blog Crafty Linby.

Links to products I used:

Monday, 28 May 2018

From Grandma's Attic | By Becky

Morning everyone, Becky here with you, and today I have something a little bit different for me - an uncoloured image!!!

This is from Pion Design's From Grandma's attic, and these are currently on sale - you get ten images on a sheet which are ideal for making a quick card, or when you have a migraine threatening..!!

I have matched it up with Maja Designs Summertime papers.

This has been cut with the special release doohickey 'Bckground Hearts'.

These are one half of the Gummipan 'Inequale' die set, with a cherry blossom and a few rose buds.

Here is another doohickey die, Groom Bow.

Here is a close up of the image from the pion sheet.

Links to Products I used:
Pion Design - From Grandma's Attic - Family Moments
Maja Design - Summertime - 6x6 paper pad
Magnolia Doohickey - Special Release - Background Hearts
Magnolia Design - Groom Bow
Gummiapan Die- Inequale
Cherry Blossom - White Peach
Paper Flowers - Antique White

Thanks for popping by,


Becky xx

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The World Awaits mini album | By Anna Sigga

Hello and a happy Saturday to all!

I love making mini-albums and the World Awaits collection is the perfect match for any mini-album. Plus these are such great gifts for any occasion.

This mini holds 5 photos and I reckon this would be a great gift for a dad, brother or a granddad.

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:

Friday, 25 May 2018

Easy Masculine Card with Gummiapan | By Nancy

Hello, friends! It's Nancy back today with a new project share! 

I still hear so many of you say that you have a hard time with masculine cards. I hope that this A2 size card idea will help you out with that. Using just a few great products from Swedish House Crafts, you can easily make this fun card for the man in your life. 

I actually started by choosing a paper to use for the paper piecing of my tie. I then stamped that and cut it out. I then die-cut the oval to adhere it to, and stamped the "Mr. Perfect" in place above the tie.

I then decided to use the same print as the background, since the tie print clashed with most of the others! lol.  Finally, for the card base, I chose one of the colours found in the print. Any of them would work, but the blue was a bit more exciting than some of the other shades I tried. 

The tie stamp/die is really a fun one to play with. You can make a conservative striped tie, a fun polka-dot tie, an ugly Christmas tie...the possibilities are endless!

I hope this has helped you with at least one easy masculine card idea!

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

Links to the products I used:

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Sunbathe Tilda Gift Box | By Donna

Hello, everyone.
Donna here with a gift box that I have made following my Team mate Tamara's tutorial which can be found HERE on Tamara's blog.

So Summer is finally upon us in the UK and it gave me the inspiration to make my gift box Summer themed. I used the blue papers from Maja Design Summertime 6" x 6" pad to decorate the box.

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

The above photo shows the top of the box.

I coloured Sunbathe Tilda with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I die cut the image using Gummiapan nesting stitched squares. I die cut another two stitched squares, one with Maja Summertime papers and the other with plain white cardstock. Then I matted them onto each other.
I matted the image onto the patterned square using 2mm foam tape.

I die cut the flowers, and the umbrella using Magnolia Doohickey Sakura flowers and umbrella dies. 
Once I had assembled the flowers I adhered the stamens in the centre. The moss in between the flowers and the silver coloured cocktail glass charm are from my stash!

I die cut Doohickey nautical anchor and adhered a length of twine from my stash to it.

The nautical 3D pinwheel is Doohickey. I had great fun making it. I used a brad from my stash to secure the centre. The tiny butterfly is from Laserowe. There are 9 various sized chipboard butterflies included in the set. The tiny white pearl flat backs and the sentiment are from my stash!

When opened out the inside reveals a box to hold a small gift, or even some chocolates?

Than you for stopping by today!

You can find my blog HERE

Links to products I used:

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Flamingo Love | By Olga

Hello paper crafters, I hope you are having a wonderful week!

The idea of the card I have created today couldn't be any simpler - it is just sticking some die cuts on top of a colorful background. It is the magic of alcohol inks and unique and whimsical Gummiapan designs that make this card so special.

I have used just one color of ink (Watermelon) on Yupo paper for the background and attached just one die cut image plus a sentiment to create the entire composition.

Watch the step by step video tutorial to find out all the details on how to make this card!