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,

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"What a Day" Circus Scrapbook Layout

Greetings and welcome to the SEI blog today, it's Rhonda here to share a project with you.

I created a scrapbook page featuring the Bits of Joy collection. The image of the Lion inspired me to scrap a few photos of our boys when I recently took them to the circus.

To coordinate the animal or circus theme, I trimmed the right side of the Dreamy Sweet paper to showcase the Lion. I then created a photo mat area to the left to stagger my three photos.

One of the fun ways to mix up your Die Cuts is to layer them in such a way that you can create your own custom title work, this is how I created my "Boys after the storm".

A few extra additions of Puff Stickers for texture made the page come together so nicely.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

SEI Products Used:
Bits of Joy Puff Stickers
Bits of Joy Die-Cut Accents
Bits of Joy Gum Dots Paper
Bits of Joy Dreamy Sweet Paper
Bits of Joy Flower Bursts Paper
Cheery Hello Happy Life Paper
Cheery Hello Scalloped Die-Cut Paper

Monday, May 23, 2016

Club SEI June Kit - Summer Layouts with "Cheery Hello"

Cheery Hello is our new summer collection. It is so perfect for summer scrapbooking! Check out what we designed for our Club SEI members using this fun paper line...

The die-cut frames and titles make unique layouts a snap!

Check out the contents of the kit. Then, learn more about Club SEI and sign up here.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bright Shaker Cards by Club SEI

The May Club SEI kit already shipped. But, somehow we forgot to share this fun preview with you...

We love the bright colors and fun shaker techniques used in this kit. The Sprinkles mini-collection included in this kit has some really fun die-cut pieces... My personal favorite is the bubblegum machine!

Here are some individual cards.

...and all the goodies that come in it, of course!

Learn more about Club SEI and sign up here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Embellished 8x8 Album Gift

Hello SEI Fans!

Piali here, sharing a gift idea with you all!
SEI carries a variety of albums, ready to use and makes a perfect gift.
Today I have a simple project using a 8X8 album.

I wanted to send a gift in the mail for a new scrapbooker.
I embellished the cover of the album only.

I used the Summer Woods collection for this project.
One of my very favorite one!
I kept the packaging of the album intact so it easy for the recipient to use.

Love the cute pineapple print and die cut!

I also used the fabric sticker, fabulous product!

Hope you all love this idea!
The album is pretty flat and it will great for sending by postal mail.
Thanks for stopping by...

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 13, 2016

"Close Call" Spring Scrapbook Layout

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.E.I. This is a gorgeous collection of Spring papers and it is always fun to add a little Tumble Dye to create a background for cardstock. What I love about using the Tumble Dye for paint splats is, it is quick to dry. So important for damage control.

The greens and gold colors in the Floret Collection were so perfect for these photos. The cobalt blue is a great addition to the colors used in this collection. Spring is in the air!

The selection of stickers are great to cluster on areas of the scrapbook page. Adding dimension, to the stickers, gives for a great look.

Back to the Tumble Dye / Brown, this is a fabulous product to use for paint splats on paper. It is quick to dry and doesn't bleed through the cardstock. My new "go to" for paint splats or paint dots. Try it, you will want every color of Tumble Dye to create with.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Monday, May 9, 2016

Handmade Berry Basket

Hi there! Today's project is a simple spring project that makes a lovely hostess gift. Just in time for berries and cherries season, the Cheery Hello collection will be released in June. I'm here to give you a sneak peek of this summer fun collection. I whipped together this berry basket and tag using the darling gingham and other patterned papers and stickers that come with this collection. I happened to have the napkins in my kitchen stash. How perfectly do they match? Love when that happens ;)

To make the handle, you simply cut a 1- to 2-inch-wide piece of 12-inch-long patterned paper and wrap it inside. Use permanent glue and/or fasteners to secure it to the basket. You could also add a layer of plastic or heavy cardstock below the paper to ensure the handle can hold the weight, or just keep the paper handle for decoration. The tag features a die-cut sentiment and stickers and buttoned embellishments, all part of this delightful ensemble.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this lovely collection coming to the SEI shop next month.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lovely Embellished Spiral Bound Journal

Greetings and welcome to the blog SEI friends, it's Rhonda here today to host.

My project today features the Spiral Bound Journal and the Always Yours collection. I wanted a pretty journal that I can use as a mashup for inspirational thoughts and quotes as well as to document some fun mom memories and moments for reflection.

I began by choosing my focal point papers, then trimming them to size. I adjusted the left border by adding another layer just to the left, then embellishing the transition space with a touch of eyelet lace that I had on my desk. I stitched around all of those layers, then adhered.

The sentiment chipboard was inked with a soft green chalk ink and layered with a coordinating sticker from the collection and a flourish that I cut using a die and my die cut machine. I added the tiny grey chipboard heart in the bottom right corner.

Here you will see my first two interior pages. I kept it fairly simple but thought that the quote was perfect to grace the intro page vellum pocket. This collection is so lovely, the finish of the papers and the foil and pearl accents are amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

SEI Products:
Spiral Bound Journal
Always Yours Assortment Pack
Always Yours Sundries
Silver Glitter Dots
Kraft Chips - Catalina

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Craft Tool Pouch Bag for Mini Misti

Hello SEI Fans!

Piali here today I have a fun project to share with you all.
I usually share all paper projects here but today my projects is for a crafty tool.
I recently purchased a great stamping tool called Mini Misti.
It's a super cute crafty tool and needed a bag or cover to keep it.
So I created a pouch for it.

I loooooooove the denim sheet from SEI , amazing for stitching!
I made a pouch using the denim sheet and personalized it with SEI iron on gold alpha.
The iron on Alpha are perfect for any fabric projects.

I stitched a simple pouch by placing the tool on the reverse side of the denim sheet and marked it pencil. Then trimmed the fabric measuring more than twice the tool size.

Stitched it using my sewing machine.

Finally applied the iron on letters and two gold glittered dots to finish.

Hope you like this pouch idea!
I love this pouch and it will keep my Misti tool safe!

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Life is Better with You: Summer Scrapbook Layout

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.e.i. I love the deep blue color and gold color paired together in this collection. It looks very manly, making it perfect for my photograph. Let me show you~

The round decorative paper was created using a punch. The flower box was created out of the Pillow Box by S.e.i. All you do is cut the Pillow box in half and round the bottom corners. The flowers, from the Floret Collection, are clustered around the top of the Pillow Box. I can't forget the Tumble Dye/Black, great for adding the paint splats! Quick to dry and great look.

A simple and quick scrapbook page, that is announcing Spring is here! Don't those chairs look amazing? So comfy!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

30th Birthday Mini Album Featuring Florets

Hi there! Today's project features the Florets collection, one I fell absolutely head over heels for as soon as I saw it! I just love the mix of sweet florals, fun​ geometrics and coral and turquoise colors. I knew the patterns and palette would be perfect for scrapbooking a recent weekend beach getaway. So I grabbed my SEI basics kraft album and got to work selecting, trimming and gluing papers and embellishments to make my cover:

When I flipped the album open, I noticed this die-cut tab overlay with a product description. I loved the uniquely curved shape of the tab, so decided that rather instead of removing this piece of the packaging, I would cover it and use it as the intro page to my album. I simply traced another sheet of paper around the shape:

*Quick tip* Trace on the opposite side of the side you want to be facing upwards, so that you don't run the risk of having a pencil trace line showing if you're cut isn't totally exact.

Once you have it traced, go ahead and cut it out. You're left with the perfect shape to place on top. Then you can add embellishments as desired!

Happy crafting,

Friday, April 22, 2016

You Make My Heart Happy Scrapbook Layout - Always Yours

Greetings and welcome to the SEI Blog, it's Rhonda here today.

My project today is a scrapbook page featuring the Always Yours Assortment Pack. By nature, this is a very romantic and pretty line. I am using it with some very non romantic type of photos.

I recently took my boys to the circus and they were so excited they could not behave to take a photo before it started. Since I believe that life is not all "Pinterest Perfect", I always scrap the funny and not so perfect photos too.

One of the sentiments in the collection "You make my heart happy" was perfect for the page, I simply trimmed it out a bit from the doily border and it took on a new crisp look. I've used a mixture of grey, cream and pink for the page.

I really like the swirl cream background paper, it is silly and fun. To soften the borders on that layer, I used a border punch only on the right and left sides.

A few pieces of Kraft Chips and Silver Glitter Dots completed the page.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today! I hope I've inspired you to scrapbook your imperfect photos too.

SEI Products Used:
Always Yours Assortment Pack
Always Yours Sundries
Silver Glitter Dots
Kraft Chips - Catalina

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DIY Camera Bag & Mini Album Using Iron-ons & Dye

Hello SEI Fans!

Piali here, today I have another gift set to share...

Today I made a bag to carry camera and album to store the photos.
It will be a fun gift set for a young photographer... maybe with a disposable camera.

I used a small canvas tote, Camera Iron On and Tumble Dye sprays ..

Step #1
Iron on the camera on the bag as per printed directions...easy peasy!!

Step #2
Spray some Tumble Dye fun!!

When you learn o take need a place to store them too.

So embellished a SEI mini album for memory keeping!

I used the same iron on and sprays for the album cover...

Love that the iron on goes so well on the album cover!!
I added few stickers from various SEI paper collections.

Hope you like this gift idea!!

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting!

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