Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spurs Camp Scrapbook Layout

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.E.I.  This collection was perfect for the pictures I wanted to scraobook. The pictures I'm using are bright and full of fun and so are the papers in the Florets Collection. Just check out those smiles~not. They did assure me they had a great time.

The bright pinks and orange colors match the t-shirts the kids are wearing. The papers from the Florets Collection really make the photographs pop!! Such a great collection of colors and designs!!!

I also added embellishments from the Sundries Florets pack and stickers from the sticker sheet that comes in the Florets Collection. Check out all the paper collections at S.E.I. and start creating beautiful scrapbook pages this summer. Get the kids involved too. That will surely bring a smile to their face! Family crafting at its finest with S.E.I.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Part II: 30th Birthday Mini Album with Florets

I'm a firm believer that it's never too late to scrapbook an event. In fact, I'm still working on my wedding album, and my husband and I have been married for three years! ...but that's a story for another day ;) You may remember I shared this Florets collection mini album project with you a few months ago. I'm plugging away on the pages, so I thought I'd share a few more spreads today:

If you have a vertical photo, don't be afraid to flip the whole book! I love creating vertical spreads because they're unexpected. I used the "HELLO" banner stickers included with the Florets collection pack to create a page title, "HELLO FLORIDA!" -- another fun twist on your typical use of sentiment stickers. By the way, doesn't that big, bright yellow flower look so tropical? I think it perfectly complements the beachy, girly look.

The next spread is all about birthday fun, so I threw in a few favorites from the new Sprinkles collection and last year's summer Sunshine Lemonade collection. Don't feel like you have stick with one collection when you're making an album... I love mixing and matching coordinating elements from different collections to add variety to my scrapbook pages.

Doesn't that Key Lime Pie look delicious? In mini albums, photo space is precious, and it often doesn't make sense to have a full-page photo for a detail shot. Simply use a larger shape punch to create inset photos.

I'll be sharing more of this album in the coming months. Do you tend to complete one album at once or do you work on many projects at the same time like me? Leave a comment letting us know!

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Amazing Kraft Expandable Mini Album

Hello and welcome to the blog, today I have an album to share with you. I used the 6x6 Expandable Album for my project today along with the "Always Yours" Assortment Pack, Borders and Titles.

I started by tracing the front cover onto the pattered paper, then trimmed to fit and used my 1/4 inch corner rounder on the corners and inked the edges lightly. Adhered with my favorite dry adhesive to match my rounded corners.

If you didn't measure just right, that's ok, just use the pretty Borders as a transition strip and you can beautifully disguise any gaps.

I collaged a few of my favorite pretty elements from the Assortment Pack along with a few stickers from the Titles. The pink layered heart I added a bit of Glossy Accents to for texture. I also added a small flourish die cut which I cut using the patterned paper and my die cut machine. To finish the cover, I added pretty chipboard bird which I inked with a bit of Chalk Ink to coordinate with the stickers.

Tip: I wanted a pretty storage solution for some of my favorite 6x6 craft stencils and this album is perfect for them! I love that there are refills and you can add to it very easily.

Thank you so much for stopping on over and spending a few minutes with us here on the blog today! Rhonda

SEI Products Used:
6x6 Kraft Expandable Project Album
Always Yours Assortment Pack
Always Yours Borders
Always Yours Titles
Kraft Chips - Catalina

Friday, July 1, 2016

Simple Birthday Gift Set with Scrapbook Paper

Hello SEI Fans!!!

Piali here, today I have a birthday gift set to share with you all...

I used one of my new favorite SEI collection.... Florets!!!
I love the beautiful colors and fun prints of this collection.

How cute is the butterfly ?!
I used the printed journalling cards for my card sentiment and added a butterfly from the die-cuts pack. I also added sticker and few rhinestones from the sundries pack.

I also created a gift box...a simple sour cream to hold a gift card and some candies.
I absolutely love this fabulous collection...super fun!

Hope you like this gift idea!
Thanks for stopping by...

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cousin Scrapbook Layout with Florets

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.e.i. I love the bright papers that scream "Spring is Here" to me. I have been saving these sweet photos for just the right papers. Florets by S.E.I. is designed beautifully and so perfect!!

The stickers are on a sticker sheet that comes in the collection. So easy to add and create embellishments using the stickers from the Florets Collection. I created a small banner using the Hello stickers on the sticker sheet. All that was added extra was twine.

The Florets die-cut pack is full of die-cut flowers that look really cute on a scrapbook page. They are ready to create with, just add adhesive to the back of the die -cut.

Tumble Dye by S.e.i is not just for fabric projects. Tumble Dye makes a great looking splat for those scrapbook pages. That is one of my favorite uses for Tumble Dye. Black and Brown are a must have. Check out S.E.I., it is full of Summer fun!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

4th of July Party Decorations

The 4th of July is one my favorite holidays, and there's nothing like bringing out the patriotic colors for some summer crafting. 'Tis the season for BBQs, so I thought it would be fun use the reds and navy's from the new Cheery Hello collection and last year's Summer Woods collection to whip up some festive party decor.

The sign is super simple to make. I was inspired by this pillow. I typed up and printed out the words in design software on my computer to make the basis of the sign. If you'd rather not go digital, you can always use alphabet stickers for the same effect. After the words are printed out, I added a few ribbon stickers and cut-out stars (don't forget the rhinestones!) To finish, place it in a frame -- my frame rotates and it's reusable, making it perfect for table centerpieces all year round.

Sitting pretty next to the sign is a utensil holder... a.k.a. patterned paper and ribbon wrapped around a short glass vase. It doesn't get easier than that, folks.

Happy crafting and happy 4th!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hoo's Sweet Scrapbook Layout

Greetings and welcome to the blog today! It's Rhonda here today to share with you a scrapbook page featuring the Hoo's Sweet collection. I just love the vibrant and fresh colors in the line.

I grabbed this quick photo recently on vacation of our youngest at the pool. The colors were such a nice match to this collection, I couldn't resist!

The Playful Expressions helped create the perfect title work for my page! I added a bit of texture with some glitter paste and a stencil, then splattered some Tie Dye Ink in yellow, red and blue onto the page.

I finished the page by adding the Dimensional Foam Stickers and some stitching with my sewing machine and date stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping on over for a visit today!

SEI Products Used:
Hoo's Sweet Dimensional Foam Stickers
Melon Solid Cardstock - Hoo's Sweet
Honeydew Solid Cardstock - Hoo's Sweet
Lovely Vines Printed Cardstock - Hoo's Sweet
Sweet Ovals Printed Cardstock - Hoo's Sweet
Pulled Taffy Printed Cardstock - Hoo's Sweet
Playful Expressions - Hoo's Sweet
Primary Tie Dye Kit

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bright and Cheerful Home Decor Frame

Hello SEI Fans!
Piali here, sharing a cute home decor project with you all.

I used the new Cherry Hello Collection.
Fabulous new, colorful & fun Paper line!!

Its a quick and easy gift idea, I used SEI frame for this.
Covered the frame with the black & white paper, and used beautiful dimensional tree sticker as focal elements.

Snail and the sentiment stickers are from the sticker sheet.
I also used the wheel barrow sticker.
Love the buttons and the 3D leaves on the tree.

The wheel barrow is so fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pretty Follow Your Heart Card

Hi, Connie here with a card using the, very pretty, Always Yours Collection by S.E.I. This collection is beautiful!! It comes with soft, pastel colored papers that remind me of vintage wall paper. The papers are fun to create with, while mixing it up also.

The Always Yours Sundries pack is full of very pretty embellishments that look great on any project. The ribbon in the pack is white but can be easily dyed with Tumble Dye. Tumble Dye is great for a speckle effect on your finished card. All you do is take the lid off the spray bottle and tap on the lid to get a speckle effect. You might want to practice before you speckle your project.

The leaves are cut from the Florets Collection, using a steel die. The "follow your heart" is stamped on white cardstock and cut out by hand. Did you notice the lace paper borders? So pretty!!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wishes for You Cards

The Wishes for You collection is delightfully frilly and feminine, and I couldn't resist whipping up a pair of girly cards with all the pretty papers and embellishments included in this collection. The collection pack comes with stickers fit for a variety of occasions, but I chose to make "thinking of you" cards that could be used for everyday notes and greetings.

I always like to add finishing touches to cards - ribbons, rhinestones or distinct embellishments - to make my handmade cards pop. This collection comes with adorable mini roses, bow-ties and pearls (my favorite!) that make adding those little details easy. If you're mailing your cards, just remember to include a sheet of tissue paper, thin bubble paper or even cardstock on top to make sure those delicate embellishments stay in tact while shipping.

What girly projects will you make with the Wishes for You collection? We'd love to see... be sure to share in the comments!

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Set of Cheery Hello Cards

Greetings and thank you for stopping on over to the SEI blog today, it's Rhonda here to share a few projects.

I created a couple of cards using the Cheery Hello Assortment Pack. The pack is so versatile, there are so many cute sheets of vibrant papers and the perforated "Everyday Wonder" cardstock sheet makes creating those accents for your cards quick and easy.

The first card I created using the Berry Pie paper as my base, then I added a bit of cheesecloth and a few more papers. Finally, I selected the accent strip and my circle sticker sentiment. The gingham black and white block was cut in half. You will see the other half of it used on my next card.

A few accents of circle dots from the sticker sheet finished the card.

My next card is very clean and simple. I let the beauty of the Cheery Hello paper with the neighborhood homes carry the design here. A few accents from the Sticker Sheet made this fun card finish nicely.

Now, if any of you saw a particular movie like I have, you know that the sentiment on this card will make you sing just a little bit inside. Ha!

Thanks for sharing a few minutes with us here on the blog today.

SEI Products Used:
Cheery Hello Assortment Pack

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Spring Trip Scrapbook Layout

Hello SEI Fans!!!
Piali here, sharing a layout using the new fabulous Florets collection.

A very simple layout of few of my favorite snapshots from our last spring trip.
Love this paper collection...beautiful shades of colors, great for any kind of layouts or projects.
I picked the blue shades...it works perfectly with my photos.

I also used the coral color , same as the my younger ones jacket..
A splash yellow....for some fun!!

Love the beautiful sticker from this collection....I used a few for my title and subtitles.

The sundries pack comes with fabulous enamel stickers.

Hope you like this layout!
Check out the SEI store for all the latest and greatest paper collections!!!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Florets Covered Composition Notebook

Hi, Connie here with a journal notebook using the Florets Collection by S.E.I. In the collection it has a sheet of cork paper. It's not paper, it is cork but the size of paper. I really wanted to create something with this, very cool, sheet of cork. I decided to cover a composition notebook with it ~

I started out like this~

I used double sided tape to hold the cork paper in place. Place the double sided tape as close to the edge of the composition notebook as you can. The cork will chip off, if it is not right on the edge. Cut some one inch strips of paper to cover up the seem. Take a pillow box and cut it half and use the bottom to hold the flowers.

The Florets die cut flowers can be arranged like a bouquet. The centers are in the Florets sundries pack. I also added Bright paper doilies under the pillow box for color. Speckled with black Tumble Dye to finish it off. Looking forward to using this journal notebook.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

#1 Dad Card

Father's Day is coming up quick! If you like to make your pops a handmade card, look no further than Sprinkles collection. This summer-inspired collection features a bold palette of rich blues, reds and oranges perfect for making cards for boys and men.

I made a card for Dad with the die-cuts, stickers and rhinestones included in the collection. I love that the banner-cut "DAD" stickers came ready to go on the sticker sheet, so I all I had to do was peel andplace them where I wanted them on my project.

Fun fact: The medallion's edges were actually intended to be the rays of a sun, which I was able to easily remove from the rest of the sun because that die-cut is perforated. I love how the items in this collection can be repurposed or used for a variety of themes.

What will you come up with using the summer-fun Sprinkles collection? Use your imagination and have fun!

Happy crafting,

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