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 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,

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

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