Friday, February 24, 2017

Cheerful "Smile" Card

We got a nice, warm break last week. The sun was shining, happy days! But, the snow came back to remind us winter is not over yet!

So, we thought we'd share a cheerful card to brighten your day. Don't these colors just make you want to smile?



We used our new Dainty Blossoms collection for these. It's such a fun line to work with.



Be the first to get your hands on this by signing up for Club SEI. This kit will be shipping first thing next month. To find out more about club, please visit www.clubsei.com.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Last-Minute Valentine Gift Box

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! Don't forget to wrap your gifts to make them special. Instead of wrapping paper, why not use scrapbooking paper?



We love using scrapbook paper for gift wrap! Whether it's a little strip around a loaf of bread or a box like this one, there are so many options.





For these little cuties, we used our new Lighthearted collection. This collection was featured in this month's scrapbooking kit.



We love how tiny these little boxes are. They are perfect for little treats or jewelry. Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sweet Valentine Card

As promised, here's another Valentine card idea for you. Remember, Valentine's Day is less than a week away!



This card works great for a lot of different people! It doesn't just have to be for your valentine. We love the idea of sending cards to children, friends, grandchildren.. anyone you want to feel special.



These pretty stickers from the Lighthearted collection really make this card pop! The pretty gold glitter looks great on the hearts and words.

We hope these card ideas have inspired your Valentine cards. Next week, we'll share some adorable last-minute gift boxes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Handmade Valentine Card Inspiration

It's time to send Valentines to show people you care! We have a few card ideas to help you get started.



First up, today we are sharing this XOXO card. We used our new Lighthearted collection for this one and love how it turned out. Check out the details..



Here's the card we shared a little while ago and we have another card idea to share on Thursday. So, check back then!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Printable Valentine's Decoration

February is officially here! The month of LOVE! We sure hope you've got your house all decked out for the occasion. If not, grab a printer and print your favorite Valentine's Day printable.



We snagged this one off the Club SEI's member's only area. What's your favorite Valentine quote or decoration? Do you make them yourself or buy them?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Club SEI Scrapbooking Love Kit Preview

February is almost here! We are so thrilled to share the Club SEI kit that will be shipped very soon. The new Lighthearted collection is really bold and sassy. We are in love!

Here are all the beautiful layouts club members can make with this scrapbooking kit. For those who aren't familiar with club, each kit has product and full color instructions.



Check out all the goodies that come in this kit! We love the fun patterned circle shapes and the gold foil alphabet. But, really those color and pattern combos are so much fun.



To learn more about Club SEI and sign-up to receive kits delivered to your door, please check out www.clubsei.com.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gold and Pink Valentine Card

Have you seen our new Lighthearted collection? If not, don't worry, we'll post a preview of our February Club kit soon. If you just can't wait, hop over to our site here.



Anyhow, this line is gorgeous! The mix of florals, stripes and gold glitter is so bold and stunning. We just couldn't help but make some fun Valentine cards with it.



This one was a piece of cake to pull together with the die-cuts. But, don't you just love it?

Do you send out Valentine cards? My kids get them from their grandparents and get so excited. There's definitely something special about snail mail.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Neighbor Gift with SEI's Lighthearted Collection

You know how we've been going on about how crazy our weather is here? Well, today is no different... more SNOW!

It's times like these when it's so nice to have great neighbors who look out for you. So, why not show them a little gratitude?



Kristie whipped up this cute bag of snowballs for her awesome neighbors using our new Lighthearted collection, featured in this month's scrapbooking kit.



We'll have more previews of this new collection soon... we can't wait!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow Art with Tumble Dye

Is it spring yet?

It's a crazy winter here in Logan, Utah! The past few weeks have been especially strange. We had several big snow storms...school was even cancelled! Once the frigid temperatures finally left, they were followed by a rainstorm mixed with freezing rain and an avalanche up the canyon.



All of this crazy weather has left us wishing for spring. But, there are some things you can only do in the snow... skiing, sledding, snowball fights, building a snowman, and Tumble Dye in the snow!

If you've never used Tumble Dye in the snow, you've got to try it. It's so fun! Our Tumble Dye is a pre-mixed, water-based, non-toxic dye made right here in the US. You can spray it on. But, for these flowers, we used a nozzle. So, go grab some Tumble Dye and get creative, before it's too late!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Birthday Card Ideas for Club SEI

We are excited to have a birthday card kit to share. This kit was designed for our January Club SEI card kit, which was shipped out this month. We really love the idea of taking some time in the chilly month of January to make enough handmade birthday cards for the whole year. How awesome would it be to have a stash all ready to go?!

This idea is especially appealing right now as Logan is getting TONS of snow. No one wants to go anywhere on these icy roads anyway. Are you getting in on this crazy storm where you live?



Here's a close-up of one of the cards in this kit. These colors are really yummy!



Check out all the goodies in this kit! Some of our favorites are the puffy stickers and epoxy stickers. They are so perfect for birthdays!



Go to club sei to learn more!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Scrapbook Layout Ideas

We have a couple of winter layout ideas to share from Club SEI. Instructions for these layouts are included in the December Club kit. We hope they will inspire you to scrapbook these chilly months in style.



This first layout has the most adorable mitten illustrations. We love mittens for winter layouts because they work wether you have snow or not.



Monochromatic layouts are perfect for emphasizing your photos. This soft blue is so lovely for winter. It creates a calm feeling.

We wish you a wonderful winter and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Scrapbook Layout

After the holidays are over, it's time to scrapbook all those memories! We think there's no better time than those cold winter months right after the memories are made.

Here's a quick layout idea to get you started. We used leftovers of our Sweet Yule collection from the December Club SEI scrapbooking kit.



We want to know, when do you scrapbook your memories? Do you try to do it right after while the memories are fresh or do you have a different system? Maybe your idea will help someone with their New Year's resolutions. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inexpensive Last-Minute Gifts using Scrapbook Paper

If it just hit you that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, don't fret! We have a couple of simple, inexpensive gift ideas for you. It's amazing how thoughtfulness and scrapbook paper can make a little gift extra special!



These paper mugs would be perfect for classmates, neighbors, teachers, coworkers, or friends. We used the Club SEI cutting file to cut the mug shape out of Sweet Yule paper. Then, we just added some yummy cocoa and a candy cane!



If you happen to know a nature-lover or bird-watcher, sprinkle some bird seed into a bag and top it off with some scrapbook paper and die-cuts. This concept is great for people with all kinds of different interests, think golf balls, sewing supplies, fishing lures, flower seeds... The possibilities are endless!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Simple Holiday Card Ideas with Scalloped Edges

It's not too late to send out holiday cards! So grab your favorite scrapbook paper and get creating.



We used our new Sweet Yule papers for these pretty cards. One of our favorite details are the scalloped edges. This was so easy to do with the scalloped mats that come in our December scrapbooking kit. Just fold them in half, add die-cuts, and gems!



If you are done with your holiday cards, you could make some extra and tie them up to give to someone else. What a great gift idea for someone who likes to give cards!



Here's one more scalloped card. This one is a little bit bigger for someone special. Have you ever considered giving a thank you card as part of your Christmas gift? I did this for my parents once and they loved it!



We hope our scalloped card ideas have inspired you to create some cards of your own!

Friday, December 2, 2016

DIY Holiday Snowman Apron

This apron was so fun to make! It would be a great family activity or simple gift idea. All you really need is an apron and iron-on sheets. We even sell patterns sheets, that would be cool too! Check out the video:



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Gifting Ideas Using Scrapbook Supplies

The Jolly Jingle collection is so much fun! You can make the most cheerful cards with this line. But, today, we wanted to show you some other ideas too.



Have you ever thought of using scrapbook supplies to decorate your gifts? Quickly sew together some scraps of papers or die-cuts and wrap them around your gift box for unique twist on the usual ribbon wrap. For this box, we used shapes cut from the paper using the cutting file, available to Club SEI members.



We also used the cutting file to make some gift cards. They are 4x4 inches each, perfect for adding to a gift bag. Add adhesive gems for more dimension.



What about making your own bow using scrapbook paper? We made a simple bow with strips of paper for this tissue box. Here's another way to arrange the strips for a bigger bow. The tag is from the Club SEI click-n-print.

Learn more and sign up for Club SEI here.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Scrapbook Layout Ideas by Club SEI

Today we are excited to share our December Club SEI scrapbooking preview! The Sweet Yule collection is so pretty. Check out all the layouts you can create with this kit...



The sweet patterns and graphics are perfect for documenting your favorite holiday traditions, like picking out the perfect tree, decorating it, playing outside, and opening presents on Christmas morning. Here are a couple of our favorite pages...






The sundries pack and glitter chipsets are some of our favorite parts of the kit. Here is an image of all the contents...



Learn more and sign up for Club SEI here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decor

Surely it didn't just hit you that Thanksgiving is less than a week away, more than 20 people are eating at your house, and the only fall decor in sight is some rotten pumpkins and an old wreath? Not that we know what that's like... just kidding! We know EXACTLY what's that's like.

It's ok, take a deep breath, throw out the old pumpkins and let's get decorating! We're going to show you a few last-minute Thanksgiving decor ideas that you can do with simple supplies right now. We used our new Bountiful paper collection for these ideas.



IDEA #1: Framed Art

There are so many free printables out there! These are so simple to use and make great seasonal decor. Just print and frame! Done! This one is one of the freebies offered to Club SEI members as part of their subscription.





IDEA #2: Banner

Banners can be simple paper rectangles that spell "thanks" or more elaborate, like this pumpkin one cut from our Club SEI cutting file. Either way, banners are a great way to spice up a fireplace, above the door, across a serving table, or any other blank space you want to fill.





IDEA #3: Wreath

What better way to welcome guests than a fresh, new wreath! This one was made with a chipboard wreath base. But, you could easily cut a piece of cardboard into this shape. We added some burlap, ribbon, die-cuts, sundries, and paper cut using the same cutting file.



IDEA #4: Table Favors

Make each guest feel special with a little table favor. We just used simple paper bags for these ones. Just add some die-cuts, ribbon, and feathers, voila! If you add a name they can also double as place cards.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Card Inspiration from Club SEI

After we design a card kit for Club SEI, one of our favorite things to do is see what we can make with the remaining papers and embellishments. So, today we are sharing 4 of the "bonus" cards we made for our most recent card kit.










We hope these cards inspire you as you begin your holiday card-making. What's your favorite thing to do with "leftover" pieces?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Merry Mistletoe Cards

Greetings and welcome to the SEI Blog, it's Rhonda here today to share with you a bit of holiday inspiration. I've created some three quick and fun cards using our Merry Mistletoe collection.






For the first A2 sized card, I've featured a bit of the packaging from my Die Cut Pack and also some of the Alpine Velvet Papers. The sweet little die cut bird is delivering the sentiment tag. The design here is very simple, but the cute stickers and embellishments make it easy to create something fun in a flash!





To create my second card, I went with a bit of a smaller scale card, it's approximately 4" square. I loved the sweet reindeer sticker, so I layered the pine bough swag behind the reindeer antlers to give him a festive look. A bit of fabric trim from my stash creates a focal point for the sentiment sticker which is adhered with foam squares.





The third card is again a smaller scale 4" square design. I used a die cut circle, punched a snowflake and layered between it and the "Love" sticker sentiment. I added the "Happy Holidays" on the bottom to anchor the design and added a bit of banner light bulb sticker underneath.

I hope I've inspired you to take out your SEI holiday papers and put together a few cards! It's always nice to do a few here and there to be sure you have plenty on hand for the holidays.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit.
Rhonda
 

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