December 2018 - Swedish House Crafts

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Maja Design Christmas Season Covered 3D box | By Donna

Hello, everyone!
Donna here with my latest project. I have decorated a laserowe chipboard 3D box.

I covered the box with the new collection of papers from Maja Design called "Christmas Season".

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


A side view of the box


I decorated the inside panel with hang the mistletoe paper. 

The pom pom trim that I have adhered around the opening is from my stash!

I adhered, and layered Gummiapan fluffy trees with 3D foam tape to the front. Once the fluffy trees are sold out, they won't be back in stock.

The chipboard snowflakes, and let it snow sentiment are Laserowe Arctic Sweeties.

The die cut deer, is from my stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!

You can find my personal blog HERE

Links to the products I used:

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tilda Tracks Santa | By Lou

Morning everyone,

It's Lou in with a post for you today. I have been excitedly opening the days of my Magnolia stamps and Dies- Christmas Calendar 2018 and I couldn't wait to ink up my Day 1 Tilda with the little map!!

My little man and I always follow NORAD tracks Santa and I decided to do a little Tilda Tracks Santa kind of christmassy card!!! And of course, I needed a few of my older Magnolia stamps to help me along, the fir trees ( though I cut the little one off the right side and just kept the two that nestle together and then masked my Tilda stamp so they went behind her), and the little Santa is coming to town sentiment circle. I love how Magnolia stamps are just timeless and go together no matter which releases they are from!!


I paper pieced her trousers and bow using the scraps from my delicious Maja Designs Christmas Season 6x6 papers. And of course, the little oval behind her and the papers on the card are the Maja Designs Christmas Season 6x6 papers too. They are just too pretty not to use!!

Just look how pretty the little early bird die was that came with the Magnolia stamps and Dies- Christmas Calendar 2018. I inked the edges a little and added a little fluffy snow to the top.


Links to Products I used:

Monday, 10 December 2018

Roxstamps Peaceful Christmas | By Lynn

Hello, Lynn here today with a Christmas card make using the Roxstamps Christmas papers. Links to the products I've used are at the end of the post.


I just love the detailing on these papers. I decided I wanted to use this Clair versafine ink in Chianti to stamp the Reindeer. To make sure everything co-ordinated I then took a piece of card and wiped the ink all over it and then used clear embossing powder on it. Then I cut the Gummiapan Merry Christmas from it. I used the same technique around the edges of the base card - means everything co-ordinates beautifully and it is a custom colour.


Did you see the star hangers? Roxstamps don't make them (yet!) but I took their heart hangers and added the stars from their Nesting dies set and made by own!


The Reindeer die cuts around the stamp so perfectly. I also wanted to cut another without the stamp using the Maja monochrome paper to put behind the text stamped one.

Finally I added fluffy snow using an applique pen from my stash.

Links to products I used:
Maja Celebration Monochrome - old brass
Roxstamps peaceful Christmas papers

Friday, 7 December 2018

Maja Design Christmas Season Exploding Box | By Donna


Hello, everyone!
Donna here with an exploding box that I have made using the new collection of Maja Design papers called Christmas Season. 

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


To make the base of the box I used a 12" x 12" sheet of Christmas Season Deck the Halls paper, and decorated each panel with papers from Christmas Season 6" x 6" Paper pad.


To decorate the centre of the box I used Laserowe chipboard 3D Christmas tree. I assembled the tree. and painted it with white gesso. Once dry I adhered a length of tinsel trim around the tree. I painted the star on the top of the tree with gold paint, and made each of the tiny presents.

Below are some close ups of each of the decorated panels.


The banner is from my stash!

I love the images that are included in the 6" x 6"paper pad. The images on the 12" x 12" sheets are a lot bigger.


I have handmade the flowers using the papers and a poinsettia die from my stash!


I especially love this image. The chipboard snowflake that I've sprinkled with glitter is Laserowe. I adhered a pearl to the centre.


The trees are Gummiapan fluffy trees, and once they are sold out, they won't be back in stock. The snowflake is by Laserowe.


To make the lid I used white card, and decorated it with papers from the 6" x 6" pad. I made the tag using the papers, and attached it to the top of the lid with a length of white string.

The wooden joy sentiment and the resin cherub are from my stash! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

You can find my personal blog HERE

Links to the products I used:

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Maja Christmas Mail the Postcards organiser | By Lynn

Hi everyone, Lynn here today with my latest make. Links to all the products I've used are at the end of the post.

As soon as I saw these papers by Maja I knew I would need to make something that I could keep lol! I decided to make a little wallet for my Christmas lists. For some Christmas jingle I used the Roxstamps bells on the airmail twine down the spine. For the wallet I used a piece of A3 card cut down and then glued the papers onto it.


Just love this stamp from Gummiapan which I put on an old star die cut and then used gilding wax on the edges.



Here's the inside with my blank lists ready and waiting. I used packaging from a die set to make the little containers for the paper. The wording I cut from the title strip of the 12x12 papers - throw nothing away!


I trimmed pieces of paper to hide the glue lines from the pockets.



I used the most useful die set I have Roxstamps nesting square dies for the stars. You get this star with the squares so it is a doubly useful set to have.The sentiment is from the Maja ephemera paper.


I attached a little elastic string to a button from my stash to keep it closed. I used a little silver gilding wax on the string and button too.


I should be all organised now lol!

Links to Products I used:
Maja Christmas paper ephemera
Maja Christmas Gift shopping
Maja Christmas Mail the postcards
Maja Christmas all wrapped up
Maja Monochrome - shades of Christmas
Gummiapan It is the most wonderful.... stamp
Roxstamps Metal mini jingles

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Tilda with Little Rudolf | By Irene

Hi there,  It´s Irene today to bring you one more project for you.

For my today project I chose one of my favourite Magnolia Stamp "Tilda with Little Rudolf " and I painted her with Distress INK this time. I chose to use a pale tone of paper to bring out the red coat from the beautiful tilda stamp.

Now my project:



You can find all the colours I use for painting my beautiful stamp here:

DISTRESS INK:
Skin: vintage photo, tettared rose 
Cheeks: barn door
Hair: vintage photo, walnut stain
Pants: stormy sky
Coat: barn door, blak soot
Rudolf: vintage photo, walnut stain, barn door

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Laserowe Love Winter Song | By Liz

Hi all, I'm here today to show you another Christmas card I've made this time I've used the gorgeous papers by Laserowe Love from the Winter Song collection, wow they are stunning!!!They come complete with images to fussy cut and a some strips with more images on too, but more on that later.

I started by layering some of the papers on my card in different sizes, then added a strip of paper down the middle but slightly off centre, I die cut a Gummiapan doodled circle die out of Kraft card stock and fixed it in place, you can just see it peeking out from behind here and there.


I cut several layers of the Poinsettia images out as well as some cones, then I added a little water sprayed over the top, I then scrunched and  crinkled the images, then left them to dry.

After drying layer them up to get the look you wish. I then added some liquid applique on the petal edges and some glitter in the centre of the flower. Behind the flower I used a Gummiapan old star die which I cut out in one of the papers, then simply edged it with some vintage photo distress inks. I also added some Gummiapan die cut trees, which again I added some liquid applique on the edges.


As I mentioned earlier the collection comes with some strips with more images on, this fabulous frame effect is one of them. I simply fussy cut it out, coloured the edges with vintage photo ink then added some 3D foam pads behind to raise it up from my card base. I couldn't resist adding this utterly adorable Gummiapan High Reindeer die on the top and I again added some liquid applique onto the Antler sections.


I finished the card off with some more liquid applique on the edges of some of the paper layers to tie in with the theme.

Links to products I used:
Gummiapan die - Fluffy trees (grab these quick as they won't be back!)
Gummiapan die - High Reindeers (once they're gone - they're gone)

Check out these and more gorgeous products at Swedish House Crafts.

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 3 December 2018

Naughty Santa Tags


You can never have enough gift tags for Christmas and masculine tags are even in greater demand as they always seem to be a struggle to create! 


I have used all 4 sizes (yes, there are four available now!) of my favorite Santa image to make 3 different size tags. These tags also work as mini cards - you can open them up and write a message inside. Watch the video tutorial for full instructions on how to make them step by step!



If you want to get Santa stamps and dies Swedish House Crafts online store has 2 special offers to choose from (valid until the stamps get sold out)!

SPECIAL OFFER #1

 Buy any of Santa Stamps with the matching die and get 15% discount! 
Use the code SANTA at checkout!

SPECIAL OFFER #2

Buy 3 size stamps with matching dies and get the mini one with the matching die for free!
Use the code MINIME at checkout!

Have a wonderful week and have fun preparing for Holidays!

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Winner of the First Swedish House Crafts Facebook challenge - and the theme for the December challenge

We have a winner of our first challenge in the Swedish House Crafters Lounge on Facebook.

The theme was CAS (Clean and Simple) a struggle for some of you I know! After much deliberation the winner is ...



Lynne Jardine


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CONGRATULATIONS Lynne, you win a £25 store credit for Swedish House Crafts. Suha will credit it to your account asap.

Everyone else who entered - if you used an item from Swedish House Crafts store on your make you will receive a store credit of 25p, which you can save, but you must use it within 6 months from today.

If you want to join in the December challenge you will find the album in the group here on Facebook. The theme for December is

"Christmas Handmade"
Anything Christmas goes
Card, tag, 3D project, foamiran, altered...

 Haven't you  joined the group yet, no problem, just click on "Join Group" and you're in.

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