July 2018 - Swedish House Crafts


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Origami Cat for a Cat Lover | By Olga

I have recently become a happy black cat owner and this little gift is meant for a wonderful lady who gave me the cat :) There are some cans of cat food plus a toy mouse inside. 

I have wrapped the box in a kraft paper (this is the kind of paper that I use for nearly all my gift wrapping!). Then I added some splatters, attached a red ribbon and a handmade tag on top.

The tag itself features Origami Cat die by Gummiapan. I have paired it with fractal embossed pattern and added a sentiment made with my very own alphabet stickers created with a sticker maker machine.

Watch the video tutorial where I explain all the tips and tricks! 

Don't forget that the HUGE Summer Sale is going on at Swedish House Crafts! It's a great time to get anything you want for half the price!

Thanks for joining me today, have a wonderful day!


Monday, 30 July 2018

Fishy Laserowe | By Lynn

Hello everyone - Lynn here with you today on the SHC blog.

I've made a fishy card with the Laserowe bubbly fish. I think it's perfect for sending a message. I've chosen to use Happy Birthday with the Gummiapan line art sentiment die and the little worn ringed star stamp fits in there too!

I wanted to make this a fun card and the Live Love Laugh die from Gummiapan is perfect, and with a little adjustment fits inside the circle too. I used the Maja Life By The Sea 6x6 paper pad for the die cuts and to back the fish. I also cut two strips from different papers for the background. The distressing is already on the papers - isn't it cool?

I used the "waste" heart from the Live Love Laugh die for the third circle. I also thinks it looks a little like a fish tail peeking out from the sea. 

Links to products I used:
Gummiapan Live Love Laugh die 

Thanks for looking today and don't forget the sale in the store.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Crafter's Companion Textured Swirls | By Nancy

Hello! It's Nancy here today with a soft and pretty Summer card. I'm featuring this beautiful 3D Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. It's called Textured Swirls, and it's really lovely!
I embossed a 5 X 7 piece of white cardstock, then did some simple colouring of the raised portions with my chalks. The chalks give it such a soft appearance. 

Then I die-cut some loopy flowers, using a Gummiapan die, and added them in double layers. I also added some fussy cut butterflies left over from other projects. Both the flower paper and butterflies came from the Pion Design Easter Greetings Collection.

Here are some close-up photos of all the details. I added pearls to the center of the flowers. 

Finally, I went in and added Diamond Stickles to everything. The entire card has a lovely sparkle!
There's lots of room in the center of the card to add a sentiment. I left it plain though because I really liked the texture of the embossed wood showing! It's an easy way to make a beautiful card, with or without the extra embellishments. There are lots of creative possibilities with this one!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again soon with another fun project!
Come visit me at The Nickel Nook!

Links to products I used:
Crafter's Companion 5 X 7 3D Embossing Folder - Textured Swirls
Pion Design - Complete Collection - Easter Greetings
Pion Design - Easter Greetings - Borders
Pion Design - Easter Greetings - Easter Basket
Gummiapan Die - Little Flower

Friday, 27 July 2018

Hello, today we will create together a card with the beautiful Ellie and the Cat ... one of my favorite stamps! The stamp is not in stock but there are others you could use.

Will we use Nuvo Marker Pens for coloring, ready to create and color together? Go to the bottom of the post for the tutorial!

I used
NUVO MARKER PENS 387 - 392 - 476 - 373 - 374 -369 - 363 - 360 - 499 - 464 - 476

SPLAH 13@rts

(YouTube channel and other videos: HERE)

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Chef Edwin Recipe Card |  By Donna

Hello, everyone!
Donna here. I have decorated Magnolia Doohickey recipe card featuring chef Edwin.
I stamped the image onto my choice of card stock, and cut out the image using Gummiapan stitched squares. Sadly the stitched squares are no longer available to buy at Swedish House Crafts, but Roxstamps do a lovely set of square dies which are very similar.

I stamped the top left hand corner of the square with Gummiapan Stockholm postmark stamp. I've coloured Edwin with Prismacolor pencils.

I used Maja Design Celebrations papers to die cut the recipe card, and matted the image onto a larger stitched square using 2mm foam tape.

I used some more dies from the recipe card collection to cut the bread, egg, bread board, knife, and knife and fork. I applied glossy accents onto the centre of the egg. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

You can find my blog HERE

Links to the products I used:

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Roses of Love card | By Anna Sigga

Hello there.

I like having lots of all-occasion kinda cards on hand so that when I need a card ASAP I have a small selection to choose from.

Those cards are usually without any sentiment because those are my fave all-occasions cards. I used this gorgeous chipboard piece from Laserowe as the focal point of my card.

I coloured the image with glitter mist and adhered it to my card front using foam tape to give it even more body.

The paper flowers add even more to the dimension of this simple card and I just had to add a touch of gold using gold ink and sequins.

Don't forget to take advantage of this amazing sale!

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 the products I used:

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Country Girl porch Tilda with Music | By Lou

Good Morning everyone! 

It's Lou in with my post for you today and I wanted to share another using the Magnolia DooHickeyClub Vol 19- Music and the super sweet little Magnolia stamps Country Girl- Porch Tilda.

Let's take a closer look at her! She is just so sweet and perfect for any kind of card/project. I decided on a wall hanging plaque and covered it with some Pion 'A day in May' papers. I sanded around the edges and the little heart-shaped hole and then it was time for some fun with my ever-growing stash of Magnolia stamps!!

I stamped Porch Tilda first and then masked her to get the placement of the bench right. A little tip to help you if you are masking like this is to draw a light pencil line with a ruler where her hands touch the 'surface' so you can work out how far up to place the bench seat part of your stamp or any other 'sitting on' background stamp. Then its just a case of fussy cutting out and colouring in! I always fussy cut first so when I colour because the colours of your pens soften the cut edges.

And those little music notes in the Magnolia DooHickeyClub Vol 19- Music die set!! ooooh they look so sweet cut in black cardstock and dotted about so you can feel her tunes too!!

How super sweet is the little stereo from the Magnolia DooHickeyClub Vol 19- Music die set? Oh, my!! I just adore the little speakers! I coloured the hearts in a gentle pink colour because ...well...I just couldn't resist doing so!!! I also cut the centre part twice, inking the edges to make it stand out and then cutting an extra little 'tape' so that I could colour that in my warm grey promarkers and pop it in. I love how it turned out.

I absolutely love the way that the Magnolia stamps Country Girl Country Leaves die really lifts a little arrangement of flowers with its beautiful fronds and leaf. You only need to cut a few and you have the most gorgeous foliage ever.

Links to the Products I used:

And don't forget.....

Monday, 23 July 2018

Tilda In Wonderland | By Becky

Morning everyone, Becky here with today with my latest creation. I have been wanting to update the clock in my craft room for a while, and as soon as I saw these stamps I knew I had to use these. I actually butchered my old clock for the mechanism, lol.

I've masked the two images together, first off I stamped TILDA IN WONDERLAND using a TIM HOLTZ STAMPING PLATFORM and making sure that the paper is flush to the edge, with the magnets in place as you don't want the paper to move. I then stamped the same Tilda to a post it note, making sure that I stamped where it is sticky. The next step was to cut around Tilda pretty much on the outline, and then stick this over the stamped Tilda. This is where the platform comes into its all; lay the image that you want to appear to be behind on top of Tilda in the place that you want, in this case it is the TILDA IN WONDERLAND CLOCK, close the lid to pick up the stamp, ink it up and then stamp. The beauty of this is if you need to add more ink then you can as your paper is firmly in place, and the stamp will stamp in the exact same place again.

I have coloured Tilda in with distress reinkers, to match the papers from Maja Design, I have used several sheets from the DENIM & FRIENDS 6x6 PAPER PAD, I mean she had to be in blue, right?

I have also used distress reinkers on the CLOCK but mailny for shadow and to make it look old.

I have cut a BACKGROUND HEARTS DOOHICKEY in two, and had it overhang the image here...

... and here.

Because of the hands of the clock going round I was a bit restricted as to what I could put on the rest of the canvas, I can't put nothing on, CAS isn't my style, lol, so I used the dies that come with the CLOCK and popped a pearl on too. I have also kept the hearts from the DOOHICKEY and dotted them around the canvas too.

Thank you for stopping by,


Becky xx