Thursday, July 24, 2014

Club SEI August Kit GIVEAWAY!

Our August Scrapbooking Kit features our Newest Noteworthy “Classic”. With a hip and stylish color palette it is perfect for the everyday or for featuring those special events.

The Noteworthy memory system is designed to keep all your occasions, recollections and mementos in one easy and beautiful place. It's both a scrapbook and an art journal. Expandable, customizable, editable and adorable!

This kit also includes a pre-cut page kit. So you can create four traditional scrapbook pages to add to the album.

How would you like to win one of these fabulous Club Kits? Follow the simple directions below and you could win! Don't forget to leave a comment.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anniversary Mini Album Gift

Hi everyone! Today I'm here to share a mini album that I put together using pieces from the starter album kit in the July Papercrafting kit. I wanted to put together a smaller album to give as a gift to my mom and dad for their wedding anniversary coming up at the end of the month, so I cut my pages down to 6x6. Then I simply layered elements directly from the starter album kit, punched a hole in the corner, and added a ring to hold all the pages together! Easy peasy!

Now here's a look at each page:

The alphabet stickers are from my stash, but everything else was from the SEI kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

April Joy

Monday, July 21, 2014

SEI Simply Amazing Pillow Box

I like it when things are lovely and simple. This box is a perfect example of what I mean. There’s a lot of texture but it all works together so well. It is rustic-romantic as well as classy and simple.

I’m using these awesome and HUGE corrugated pillow boxes by SEI. Wait until you see how much they can hold! The green sequined ribbon is from their Azalea sundries. The “Simply Amazing” piece is from the Pembroke Kraft Chips. I also used those in this post. That beautiful twill ribbon is from the SEI Pembroke Twill and Twine pack. I recently used it on this mason jar.

Just to give you an idea of what these pillow boxes can hold, I placed this SEI Silver Washi Tape along with this Washi 2 pack inside the box.

They fit AND it still closed! This would make a great gift for your crafty friends. It doesn’t have to hold Washi tape though. You could add any kind of small gift.

Once you have all your treats and goodies inside, simply glue or tape the ribbon around the box. Pop dot up the Kraft chip of your choice and you’re ready for gift giving! You can see all of my SEI projects here (on my blog) or here (on Pinterest).


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pinwheels Birthday Decor

Need a quick and easy decor project for your next celebration? Your SEI July Cardmaking kit contains everything you need to make these fun pinwheels.

Simply cut pattered paper into squares; I used six and eight inch squares. Then use a ruler to lightly draw an 'x' from corner to corner of each square. With a awl punch a small hole in the center of your squares and cut along the penciled lines from the corner up to an inch from the center. Then make small holes in every other flap of the pinwheel. Fold over the punched corners, line up the holes and use one of the flower shaped brads included in the kit to hold the pinwheel together. That's it!

Attach them to a door like I did or use some string for a banner. They can even be hung from the ceiling with fishing wire! Have fun!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Notecard Box Set

Hi all! Today I wanted to share a cute little notecard box set I put together using the pre-made diecut box that came in the July Papercrafting kit!

I made the little envelopes using some pages from the scrapbook kit. I had a template that made it easy to make the envelopes so that they could fit the 3x4 journaling cards that also came in the kit.

I didn't want to modify the size of the card at all, so all I did was add a little star sticker to make it a little more fun.

I made the diecut box inside-out, so that the green print was what showed. Then I simply added a sticker to the flap and ribbon off to the side to close the box.

In case you're wondering, I added the ribbon off to the side, so that I could write on the sticker that I put on the back to decorate the back of the box!

Hope you're inspired to think of something "outside the box" (hardy har har) with your July Papercrafting kit! Thanks for stopping by!

April Joy

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Card Set with Crocheted Flowers

Cards, cards, cards, I love to make handmade cards and there's so many crafty elements and pretty papers included in June's SEI Cardmaking Kit to make lots of them!

My favorite embellishment in this month's kit is the adorable white crochet flowers! I could use dozens of them! I'm a big fan of texture and dimension and these flowers are perfect for that!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"D&B" Family Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone!

Today, I'm showing you how to use elements that came from the July Papercrafting Kit. This kit is jam-packed with product especially since it includes a complete 8x8 scrapbook album that comes with everything pre-cut and instructions! I wanted to incorporate elements from within the album kit to create a full size 8.5x11 layout. The pre-cut papers made it so easy to layer elements onto my page.

And a close-up:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

April Joy

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to Decorate a Paper Mache Gift Box

I love to do “makeovers” on things like I did in this recent SEI project. I consider this a makeover even though the box isn’t really made to stay plain. I just think, “Hey, it could stay plain. I mean, I’ve certainly wrapped plenty of boring boxes in wrapping paper before.”

Well, since we’re not counting down to the last second of the Christmas holidays, now is the perfect time to make some customized gift boxes for special friends and family. They’re so thoughtful and perfect for any special occasion!

I’m using a double side perforated sheet from SEI’s lovely Athenaeum 12×12 Creative Pack. After separating the pieces, I trimmed them to fit the box.

I started painting the box with that bright yellow thinking it would look great but it looked like Big Bird melted on it. To counteract melted Big Bird, I added a metallic gold color. Then I felt like a genius…all because it accidentally turned out well. LOL!

Working on one side at a time, I covered each side of the box with Mod Podge and placed the SEI paper pieces on the box. Next, I covered each piece with Mod Podge to seal them in place. After the Mod Podge dries, the box is complete!

I love this finished box! You can see all of my SEI projects here (on my blog) or here (on Pinterest).

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day from SEI!

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Milk Carton Goodies

There are a lot of little reasons I like to give sweet treats to people. With SEI's July Cardmaking Kit supplies, I created these two milk carton style goody boxes and filled them with chocolate almonds.

They're perfect for the neighbor who was there when you needed a favor or for your child's teacher. Maybe you just want to give someone a little something extra with a birthday card?

Oh...wouldn't a gift card tucked inside be a nice surprise? There's no limit to what you can do!


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