January 2019 - Swedish House Crafts


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Winter Exploding Box | By Donna

Hello, everyone!

Donna here with another exploding box that I made just before Christmas using Maja Design
Christmas Season papers. The papers are gorgeous.

If you would like to the the first exploding box that I made using the papers. You can find it HERE

Links to the products used 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 Holiday paper, and decorated each panel with papers from Christmas Season 6" x 6" paper pad.

To decorate the centre I used Laserowe chipboard 3D sled. I dabbed each of the chipboard pieces with vintage photo distress ink using a sponge. Then I assembled the sled using pva craft glue.
Once dry I added some snow-tex to give a snowy effect. The distress ink, twine and snow-tex are from my stash! I made the presents myself using the design papers. 

Above are some close ups of each of the decorated panels. Each of the images are from the 12" x 12" sheet of Christmas Season Ephemera.

The flowers, and embellishments are from my stash, and the chipboard snowflake is one of many on a sheet of Laserowe Love Arctic sweeties snowflakes.

Here is the box opened with the decorated lid. I made the lid using white card, and decorated it with papers from the 6" x 6" pad. I also made the tag using the papers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

You can find my personal blog HERE

Links to products I used;

Friday, 25 January 2019

Graduation card | By Tamara

Tamara here with you. This Graduation card was made for a lovely lady who just graduated to become a nurse. I chose blue-cream colour combination, because nurses here wear blue work clothes. Image used is from Magnolia and it's called Fabulous Graduation Tilda (We Made It collection, 2016). I coloured the image using Distress ink pads.

Design papers used are from Maja Design. Swedish House crafts offers a lot of different Maja Design sheets and pads. Check them out HERE.

Links to products I used:
Doctors Notepad Die
Stethoscope Die
Denim-Jeans Tags

That's all from me today! Enjoy your weekend!!!
Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Friendship Card | By Irene Mendes

Good morning everyone, Irene here with you.
As you all know I love Magnolia and this is one of my favourite stamp. I've used Distress ink and markers to colour her. I used Maja Design Paper for the layout of the card.

This is a Friendship Card I and I used several Magnolia dies and the latest Christmas Box from 2018.

Now my project:

Links to products I used:
Let's Go - Taxi and Journey Text (I use the sentiment)
Magnolia Stamps & Dies - Christmas Calendar 2018
Merry Little Christmas - Snowflake & Mistletoe
Sakura-Tilda with Kneesocks
Butterfly Dreams - Dream Tag
Denim-Denim Tag
Business Card-Letter Tags
Maja Design - Vintage Spring Basics - Complete Collection 12x12"
Magnolia Doohickey Club vol 13 - Sweet Pea
Magnolia Doohickey Club vol 9 - Fairytale

Thanks for stopping by today! You can find my own personal blog HERE.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Let's Go Bath Tub Tilda | By Lou.

Morning Everyone,

It's Lou in with a post for you today. I decided to have a play with the newly released Let's Go collection. I really loved making little Epsom salt and lavender gift bag using one of the bags my Magnolia Advent Calendar came in!! well, one has to save and re-use lovely things!!!

Bath Tub Tilda is just the sweetest little image and I decided to stamp her, mask her up and then use the stunning Vintage room door behind her as the bathroom door.

I added a little glossy accents to her bubbles to give them that lovely floaty bubble kind of look, so pretty. I stamped out 2 of the little perfume bottle stamps and cut around them to decorate the bottom right corner of my gift bag.

They look so sweet. For the top of the bag, I used a Magnolia Lace DooHickey die from my stash and the die cut the gorgeous little crossed keys from the Lobby Accessories die set. I cut them twice, once in kraft card and then once in my design paper so I could use the little negative cut hearts from the tops of the keys to sit on the centre where the keys cross over.

The Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad had to be used again!! I absolutely adore it and it's always worth remembering that sometimes Christmas papers are not just for Christmas use!! they are just so beautiful.

And here is a side view of my little gift bag. I so wish you all had scratch and sniff screens so you could smell the lavender, its gorgeous. This would be such a lovely gift for someone who is moving into a new home and will need a good soak for their muscles after all the moving of boxes!!!!

Friday, 18 January 2019

Laserowe Vintage Gentleman | By Lynn

Hello - It's Lynn here with you today to share a card made with the Laserowe Vintage Gentleman collection papers. I also used this collection in issue 186 of Simply Cards and Papercraft for an article for Swedish House Crafts you can still get a copy.

I love the extra tags you get with a set of Laserowe papers, it makes them great value for money. I cut around this one of the motorbike for my card,  just adding a little ink to the edges. I used Gummiapan stitched rectangle dies to cut two pieces of the background papers.

As this card is for a younger male I used the darkest part of the backing papers. Then I put Gummiapan inksplats stamp over most of the pattern to grunge it up. I also used Gummiapan Mini worn ringed star stamp.

I used the Gummiapan film negative stamp and Happy Birthday Text background stamp to stamp over the background card. I masked the film strip so that the words look like they are on the film.

Finally I used the Gummiapan Stamp - Text - Happy Birthday (mini straight hand) at the bottom of the card. I just love this tiny stamp I used it a lot!

Links to products I used:
Laserowe Vintage Gentleman collection papers
Gummiapan stitched rectangle dies
Gummiapan inksplats stamp
Gummiapan Mini worn ringed star stamp.
Gummiapan film negative stamp
Happy Birthday Text background stamp
Gummiapan Stamp - Text - Happy Birthday (mini straight hand)

Thanks for looking. You can find my personal blog at Crafty Linby.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Happy New Year Card | By Nancy

Hello, friends! With my first Swedish House Crafts post of 2019...I wish you all a Very Happy New Year! I used the beautiful Maja Design - Christmas Season Collection to create my card. I began by cutting out the lovely card, and inking the edges. I mounted it with foam tape onto the pretty polka-dot paper, leaving the wonderful border strip along the bottom of the paper. I then adhered it onto the coordinating cream colour cardstock from the Maja Design - Monochromes Collection, before adhering it onto a white card base.

Here's a close-up look at the lovely New Year Greeting:

I added some Diamond Stickles to all the foliage in the image, to add some lovely sparkle. 
Finally, I added a pretty glitter ribbon bow to the top of the card.

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:
Maja Design - Christmas Season Collection
Maja Design - Monochromes Collection
Maja Design - Christmas Season - Family Reunion
Maja Design - Christmas Season - Ephemera
Tsukineko - Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle

Monday, 14 January 2019

Travelling card | By Tamara
Tamara here with you. Today I have a new Magnolia card to show you. I masked together three images from Magnolia's Christmas calendar. The calendar is still available HERE. It's filled with awesome stamps and also a few coordinating dies. The theme of it is travelling, so so cute!!

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads.

Design papers used are from Maja Design - Christmas season. I'm using papers from Christmas releases all year long. hehe ...

Hugs, t.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Mini Album Shadowbox | By Sabrina

Hello! I hope you have started in the best way this 2019. Here in my region of Italy, winter has hardly arrived ... it's a strange warm winter, but winter I demand it, and then today I try to bring it in this post with my shadow box😍!

Today together with you I will build the structure of my particular shadow ... what's special?! ?? it's a mini shadow album!

Links to products I used: 



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

New baby card | By Lou

Morning everyone.

It's Lou in with a make for you today and I couldn't help but use that golden oldie by Magnolia Stamps, Sleeping Baby Tilda. I had a new baby card I needed to get busy on since I got lost in all the Christmas festivities and hadn't got it made.

The Maja Designs Christmas Seasons 6x6 pad had some stunning little blue papers in it that were just perfect for what I had in mind, and I couldn't help myself but paper piece with the little scraps I had left from decorating the card base itself.

This type of card is called a Wiper Card. You can find the tutorial I always follow to make them HERE.

I love them because that little pop up element is such fun when you take the card out of the envelope and it pops up! It was also the perfect size for me to get that super sweet little Gummiapan Button Heart die that I love so much in there too!!

The beautiful tag and lace dies are both Magnolia stamps but not available in the store at the moment.

Links to products I used:

Monday, 7 January 2019

Foamiran Dianthus style flower tutorial | By Liz
Hi guys, I'm back today with a few Foamiran flowers I have created using the fabulous 0.6 Foamiran and Lady E Design dies. Suha now has these in stock in the Swedish House Crafts online store.

I had a look on the internet and saw some gorgeous flowers called Dianthus, a little carnation looking I thought, so I played about and tried to make some. On the pictures I saw the inner petals were uncurled so I attempted to make that effect on two of the flowers.

I first took some narrow wire and wrapped some floral tape around them. This was so that if they finished up showing they looked a little like a stamen, which on the real photo's I saw did too.
I made four of these on one and five on the other simply by using single petals off one of the flower dies, I will explain that below!! then I used full heads of the flower heads for the other layers.

Step by Step:-

1. Die cut three flowers using  the middle sized die from the 001, then four or five dies from the next size up.

2. Colour from the centre out on all the flower heads. I used Geletos /Passion fruit.

3. Heat one of the smaller flower heads on an iron. Then scrunch, twist and roll the petal one at a time on the ends of the petals only. Set this aside for now.

4. Heat on the iron the other two smaller flower heads, but this time scrunch the whole of the flower head, by bringing the petals together then scrunching the whole head. Unfold the flower then lightly stretch one petal at a time in the middle below the edges of the petals, so the tops remain scrunched.

5. Repeat the same steps of scrunching and stretching on the larger flower heads too.

6. Go back to one of the smaller flower heads and cut each of the petals out as individual petals. Do this by cutting from the petal edge into the middle on both sides.

7. Take a small piece of narrow wire and wrap some brown floral tape around and down the length of it.

8. Take one of the flower petals and glue it onto one of the wires in the middle only, so the petal edges are free.

9. Do four or five more, then glue them together with the outer part of the petals facing outwards.

10. Wrap a tiny amount of the floral tape around the wires underneath the flower heads.This helps keep them together.

11. Take one of the smaller flower heads and make a hole in the middle of the flower head. Thread the flower head up through the wires, add a little glue underneath the inner petals so the first smaller flower head can be fixed in place.

12. Glue another flower head in place, doing the same steps. Alternating the petals as you go.

13. Repeat the same steps for the next three layers but this time use the larger flower heads.

14. Cut off the wires beneath the flowers and add a dab of glue to make sure the flower holds together.

15. Die cut some of the leaves from the 002 die set by Lady E Designs out of green 0.6 Foamiran. Scrunch the leaves between your fingers. You do not need to use the iron this time unless you wish to.

16. Add some colour on the leaf edges, also optional.

17. Glue two of the scrunched leaves at each side of your flowers to finish.

A. To make the fuller flower - I did the same steps with a wire.

B. Die cut three of the middle sized die again as before then colour in the same way.

C. Heat on the iron then scrunch each petal edge as before, then cut into individual petals again as before.

D. Glue three petals together by gluing along one edge of a petal, overlapping the next one over the top slightly. Then when set do the same again, so you have three petals glued together side by side.

E. Join the three sets of three petals together so they are in a line.

F. Add some glue onto the piece of wire, then glue this on the left hand edge of the first petal. Loosely wrap the rest of the joined petals round the wire, adding a bit of glue here and there on the base of thee petals to fix in place. Finally add a drop of glue on the last petal on the base of the petal to keep together.

Repeat the steps from step 11 as above for the other flowers as before, but this time you will only have one wire to cut off.

Suha will have Moulds for Foamiran flowers in store too soon, can't wait!!!

Do let me know if you have a go.
Happy Crafting!!