Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fabulous Formal Layout

Hello! Today I'm sharing a layout using Forever Sassy scrapbooking kit.

This collection is absolutely gorgeous!!!

I also used some Silver Foil cardstock  and Silver Washi tape.

Die-cut overlays are fabulous...they come in variety of styles, perfect for any layouts or cards. I used the perforated sheet for my title the prints!

The sticker sheet has lots trendy icons as Gems, feathers, arrows and more.

The kit also includes vellum sheet...I used it to die cut some feathers.

The most fun thing in the kit is the decorative tape runner!!! I love it! It's super easy to use and looks amazing!!

You can find the entire kit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Hi" Card Using Scraps

Lately I've been enjoying creating cards...for this card I challenged myself to create a card using scraps from another project that I created. The two small strips of border stickers along the card's edge were scraps from a layout that I previously had created. I used my sewing machine to add a bit of zig-zag stitching to the top of one border sticker for some added definition to my card. It's funny how something so simple can really add a lot to a project!

I used one of the die-cuts from the Forever Sassy collection to frame a scrap of paper and then added a small heart sticker to add a little something to the card. You can see that I added a bit of 3d adhesive to adhere the heart to make it pop.

I used the paper Over the Taupe from the Forever Sassy collection which is double sided paper and for the card I love that the inside is a pale aqua can see it peeking through in one of my photos. An added bonus!

Have you made any cards lately? Perhaps challenging yourself to use up those scraps will get you going!


Friday, February 27, 2015

You & Me Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It's Kelly, here sharing a layout made with the Forever Sassy collection. I'm in love with the Art Deco-ish patterns on the papers in this line! Today, I'm using it to showcase some photos from the super rare date night. With 5 kids, we don't get many of of course I have to document it :)

I love to use frames for anything other than framing. They're great for titles, embellishment clusters...and okay, framing photos, too. Here, I use it as just another layering element to help set aside a spot for journaling. I think it's important when designing a page to kind of have an idea where your title and journaling go, so they don't end up looking squeezed in.

That's it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. What are some creative ways that you like to use frames?

Forever Sassy (Over the Taupe, Shellac Me, Very Daring, Vellum, stickers, Assorted Overlays, Sundries, Decorative Tape)


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Homemade Cards and Gift Tag

Hi again! This is Tifany from Ink Blots by TRD and I am excited to be back again today to share a few more SEI projects with you!
(I hope you stopped in yesterday to check out my mini album.)

Today I've got two cards and a tag to share - again using products from the Club SEI March 2015 Paper Crafting Kit. For each of today's projects I used a 3x3 journaling card (or two) from the perforated sheet along with some solid and patterned papers from the kit.

For my first card, I started by layering a solid and a patterned paper that I had previously cut to 4x6 (I thought I might use them in the mini album that I shared yesterday). I simply added a few leaves from the Kraft Chips package and two 3x3 cards from the perforated sheet (included with the kit) to finish off my card. (Note: White cardstock base not included with the kit.)

For my next card, I went with a simple approach - just a solid paper, a piece of patterned paper, and the "lovely day" 3x3 card from the perforated sheet (all included in the kit). Sometimes you just need a quick card...and this card was certainly quick to assemble. (Note: White cardstock base not included with the kit.)

I had some small scraps left over from the mini album and cards I had created, so I decided to give them new life on a tag. I layered a couple patterned papers to create the background and trimmed a 3x3 card to fit the top of the tag. Then, I used another 3x3 card (which I trimmed to accentuate the flag look) for a sentiment. I threaded the hole with brown grosgrain ribbon (from the sundries package) and then tied a little twine bow through the button to hold it all in place. (Note: Tag base and twine not included with the kit.)

The Club SEI March 2015 Paper Crafting Kit has been so fun to work with and I still have a lot left to create with!

Thank you for joining me again today! Have a wonderful day!

Tifany DeGough

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cheerful Mini Album

Hello there! This is Tifany from Ink Blots by TRD and I am thrilled to be a Guest Designer for SEI!

It was so exciting to open my Club SEI March 2015 Paper Crafting Kit - it was packed with a fun selection of papers and embellishments! It was great to have some project instructions included...but I must admit - I'm not often accused of following directions. ;o)

Today I would like to share with you a mini album I created using products from the Club SEI March 2015 Paper Crafting Kit.
(Please be sure to stop back tomorrow as well - I've got more projects to share!)

I started by choosing a theme and color scheme for my album. I laid out some papers and embellishments that I planned to use with the 4x6 album that was included in the kit.

This 4x6 album is where I will be keeping ultrasound pictures and photos of my pregnancy progress, and I thought the title "Hello My Love" (created with Kraft Chips) was fitting.

The stickers and embellishments included in the Club SEI March 2015 Paper Crafting Kit made it so easy to decorate and fill the pages of this mini album. I used a variety of patterned papers from the kit to fill each photo sleeve and I can easily slide in pictures and add journaling as my pregnancy progresses. With three kids already at home and another on the way, this 4x6 album sure does make memory keeping easy!

Thank you for stopping in today - see you back here again tomorrow!

Tifany DeGough

Friday, February 20, 2015

Life Is Full of Beauty: Framed Inspirational Gift

Hello! In today's project I'm showing you how easy it is to make a handmade gift with January's Club SEI Paper Crafting Kit.

The kit's lovely Winter Blossoms collection comes with a sheet of journaling cards with inspiring messages. I decided to make one of these messages the focal point of a framed print.

I simply cut solid pink cardstock to fit a 4x6 frame and then placed the "Life is Full of Beauty" message and a few stickers on top. I kept it one layer to avoid any problems assembling the frame and inserting the glass. On the corners of the outer frame, I played with dimension, layering die-cuts and stickers with foam adhesive squares.

With the frame ready to be gifted, I made a bag to match, cutting three panels from the patterned paper. Again I used dimensional adhesive so that the hummingbirds appear to be "fluttering" off the paper.

So sweet and very simple to make! I hope I've inspired you to make your own framed print using messages from your favorite scrapbook papers.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Club SEI March Paper-crafting Kit GIVEAWAY!

Time to giveaway another Club SEI kit! Ready, set, go...

Isn't this kit adorable? We are so thrilled! There is so much to love... fresh colors, charming patterns, and fun projects. What more could you ask for?

Here's a closer pic of the owl decor. Isn't she sweet?

These "open when" cards are such a fun idea! Have you ever heard of this before? On the outside you write something like, "open when you've had a rough day" or "open when you need a laugh". You write a message on the inside of each card and give the set to someone special. This is perfect for those who live far away!

Check out all the goodies you could win! Enter the giveaway by following the simple directions below...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Club SEI March Card Kit Preview

Spring is on the way! This Club SEI card kit is perfect for the up-coming months, don't you think?

This is our first time printing with neon. The photos simply can't do justice to these vibrant prints. Here are some of the cards that Club SEI members can make with the kit...

This kit includes wiggle springs. So, that cute little umbrella wobbles on the card!

Aren't the neons fun with kraft papers? We are loving this combo.

Check out all the goodies in this kit! Along with our first ever neon papers and wiggle springs, this kit also has a fun little butterfly pack with vellum wings and sticker bodies. They are so fun and simple to make!

If you'd like to this kit for yourself, sign up for Club SEI here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So Sweet Layout

Hi! It's Kelly here to gush about the amazing color combo in the very lovely Sweet Sora collection. The combination of burgundy, light pink and aqua is one of my all time favorites. It's used a lot for Christmas and Valentine's Day themes...but I love it for just about anything! Today, I'm using it to share a very girly layout about my daughters. I love how the black and white photo really makes the colors pop!

I've also used some off white velvet paper for the base of my page. Although, it's a little I did mount it on to a plain piece of white cardstock. That way, I could also save patterned paper by just using 2.5 inch strips along the top and bottom, instead of using up a whole sheet. I was a little nervous about it being hard to work with, but actually it was great. Everything sticks to it fine, and the only reason I stitched it on was to camouflage the lines from the patterned paper. Well, that...AND I love how the stitching looks.

I have no doubts that the Sweet Sora collection will be on everybody's must-have list...Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sweet Sora (Pretty Tulips, Lovely, Stickers, Puff Stickers, Sundries, Die Cut Pieces)
Hoo's Sweet (Playful Expressions,Stickers)
Velvet Paper (Off White)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Birthday & Anniversary Organizer and Cards!

Hello SEI Fans!!

Birthdays and Anniversaries are important dates! It’s good to remember the special dates and wish our family and friends. With time our family grows and we make new friends, there are lots of dates to remember, so here is a mini organizer idea to help you keep track of these special dates.

I used pretty papers and sundries pack from the January 2015 Papercrafting kit  for this project.

Love the die cut flowers and the sticker sheet! 

I created a mini book by simply trimming down the pre-printed birthday calendar page(included in the kit). I punched hole to put a binder ring thru to hold all the pages together. Then I embellished the top of the mini book using gorgeous flower diecuts, sticker and pearls from the kit.

I also used some ribbons from Forever Sassy collection.

I had so much fun creating with this paper crafting kit, I also made few cards!!

I used the perforated sheet for the focal images of my cards. It's super quick and easy!!!

Silver, gold and metallics are so trendy nowadays...I used gorgeous Silver cardstock to diecut my sentiments.

I used the twine & clothespin from Sundries pack. Here is a close up photo ... 

Love the real metal like shine we get from these Foil cardstock!!

I also love the flowers in the jar...there are few different ones in the kit, stickers & die cuts.

Again used the foil silver cardstock for diecutting my sentiment and tiny hearts.

Hope you like these projects!!

You can order your own kits HERE.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

You and Me Scrapbook Layout

I am so excited to share a layout using the Forever Sassy collection from SEI! When I found out that I was going to get to create with this collection I was so excited. The colors and patterns are so up my alley! I couldn't wait to dive in!

For this layout I opted to print a photo of my daughter and I in a 5 x 7 format since I wanted it to be the focal of the page since the layout title was You & Me. How perfect was that die-cut?

I added some of the border stickers below the photo and added the die-cut sticker below those for my title. Along the side I added more stickers and embellishments for a bit of added interest. I threw in some bits and pieces from other SEI collections as well. They all seemed to coordinate perfectly!

Products Used:
Forever Sassy collection - over the taupe paper
Forever Sassy collection - over the taupe paper (reverse side)
Forever Sassy collection - girl's night out paper
Forever Sassy collection - very daring (reverse side)
Forever Sassy collection - sundries
Forever Sassy collection - die-cut stickers
Catalina collection - kraft chips
Vanilla Sunshine collection - sundries
misc. - white cardstock


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