Wednesday, November 15, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 12 - Jump for Joy

Hello, it's Olga. My project for today is an Advent Calendar card - yes, it is an Advent Calendar that can actually be mailed in an envelope!

I have combined several different stamps to create this cute Christmas scene. The card turned out to be flat and mailing friendly. I also used some "scratch here" stickers to make calendar with - watch the video to see how it was done!





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Friday, November 10, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 11 - Kissing Santa

Hi paper crafters and welcome to the DAY 11 of 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS series!

The project I am presenting today is a set of three Holiday money holder tags. I have used the fabulous "Fall in Love" collection by Magnolia (Vol.16) to make them.

I have re-purposed some dies to create Santa character and mistletoe. Some of the dies are also perfect for creating textured backgrounds - a wood board, arrows with the heart at the end and a ladder (negative spaces make fantastic bricks!).

All the creative process is shown in the video below:







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Monday, November 6, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 10 - Woodland Magic

This winter/Holiday card is super simple to assemble and even suitable for mass production.

Most of the dies that are used to make it are very intricate and that alone slows down the production process a little bit but at the same time it adds so much to the look! 

Apart from working with intricate dies the assembling is extremely easy - watch the video tutorial to find the full instructions!






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Friday, November 3, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 9 - Book of Christmas

For today's project I wanted to try a new approach to layered cards. 

So what would you normally do to create a multi-layered card? Just attach the layers with mounting tape. But there is another way to do it - I have basically bound the two card bases with die cut windows to create a book.

 It is standard size, has lots of dimension, it's totally mailing friendly and has plenty of space for hand written or stamped greetings. 

Please scroll down for pictures and the video tutorial:





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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 8 - Faerie Queene

Welcome to the DAY 8 of 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS tutorial series!

It's the time for the white on white card today! Why am I calling this 3D scene a card? Because it can be folded flat and easily mailed in an envelope - watch the video below to see how easy it is to make!





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Thursday, October 26, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 7 - Waiting for Holidays

Welcome back to my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 tutorial series!

The DAY 7 card is created with Magnolia Doockey Box Vol.16 dies. The entire collection is Autumn themed but today I will show you how you can re-purpose some dies to create a super fun Holiday project.

A ladder die from the collection turn into a picket fence, twigs become pine branches and some plants and animals turn into... a character! Watch the VIDEO below to see how it is done! It is easy!

REMINDER: Magnolia DooHickey Box Vol.16 "Fall In Love" is still available at Swedish House Crafts store with the 5% discount + FREE international shipping! Just use the code OLGASAUTUMN at checkout. 


The same terms apply for the DooHickey Box. Vol.18 "Flowers" available now for pre-order. Feel free to ask your questions at hello@swedishhousecrafts.co.uk 










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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pocket Letter #12 - Autumn Is Here

Hi there and happy Autumn!

Today's project is a very special one - it is a fall themed Pocket Letter meant to be sent to a crafty friend. I hope she will like it!

I have used the fantastic "Fall In Love" die collection by Magnolia to create all the little seasonal scenes here. If you would like to know more about those dies please watch the review I published yesterday.

If you wish to purchase this die set don't forget to use the code OLGASAUTUMN at checkout at Swedish House Crafts store to get 5% discount and FREE international shipping!

As always - scroll down for some close up photos and a VIDEO tutorial!











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Monday, October 23, 2017

Magnolia DooHickey Vol.16 "Fall In Love" - Review

Hello paper crafters!

I would like to present a review of Magnolia DooHickey Box Vol.16 "Fall In Love". So what is it? It is a huge collection of dies (38 dies total!) plus there is an inspiration booklet included (with pictures of the projects and step by step instructions).

In this short video I will give you a closer look to all the dies of this wonderful set: 


Now the good news for all die cutting lovers and Magnolia fans!

Swedish House Crafts store provides 5% DISCOUNT + FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING for this set (as well as all the other goodies you would wish to purchase along with the Vol.16)

Just use the code OLGASAUTUMN at checkout!

Note: the same discount and code applies for Magnolia DooHickey Vol.18 "Flowers" available now for pre-order.

If you have any questions please contact Swedish House Crafts at hello@swedishhousecrafts.co.uk

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 6 - Quest Advent Calendar

This unusual Advent Calendar consists of tiny envelopes. Instead of just unpacking a little gift every day you have to open an envelope and read where the gift is hidden today.

Besides, I made an extended version of the calendar to make it last for the whole month of December right until the New Year's day. So the recipient will have to fulfill 31 tasks to find his gifts :)

And this is what it looks like! I hope you will give this fun Advent Calendar a try!






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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Foggy Night

This Halloween shadow box cards has lots of layers. 
Watch the video to learn how to create a layered scene, use a fun technique to make the Moon, adapt your dies to your project and hide the layers of foam visible from the side of the card!





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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Pillow Boxes

This year I have decided to give my daughter some black cat gel pens (see the product list below). It is such a great alternative to candies. So I thought why not make a matching gift box for them? 

I used black and white pastel paper, a couple of dies by Poppystamps and a white steel chain for jewelry making. Oh yes - and some silver embossing powder too! And here is what I came up with - just scroll down for the video!






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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 5 - 3D Holiday Tag

Today I have a special project to present - a 3D tag. To create this little home scene I have re-purposed some of the dies that basically are not Holiday dies:

I used an Oven die set to make a fireplace and a wall clock, a Snowflake can be turned into a wreath and a decorative scribble circle makes a great pile of firewood!

It's the wonderful papers by Maja Design that fill it all with Holiday spririt!

Check out the photos and a video tutorial below to see how it was done:





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