Monday, April 27, 2015


Hi! It's Kelly here today to share with you a layout combining the Forever Sassy and Hoo's Sweet collections. Keeping the color scheme more masculine, I pulled blue and green elements from them both. The colors were a perfect match for my boy themed page.

I thought it would be fun to create a grid design using a mat that I took out of an 8.5x11 document frame. I originally set one box aside for the photo, one for the title, one for an embellishment cluster, and one for the journaling. But, after I had it all laid out, I started moving things around. I feel like the end result draws the eye across the page a little bit better.

Combining these two collections was effortless, as the colors were a perfect match. Thanks for stopping by today!

Hoo's Sweet - Little Petals, stickers
Forever Sassy - Cheeky Snippets, stickers, Sundries, Assorted Overlays
Chalet - Sundries
Basics - Sundries


Friday, April 24, 2015


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Right Now" Scrapbook Layout

I don't know about you, but when I am struggling with ideas for creating layouts I tend to either keep things simple or use a grid styled layout for my design. For this layout I just wasn't feeling it initially...but once I started moving my pictures around a bit and played with a grid-like layout things started coming together.

Using papers from the Catalina collection from SEI was perfect for these photos. These pictures were taken in March and you can tell that spring was trying to be on it's merry little way (even if it's just from the bright and cheery colors that my daughter is wearing)... I love the delicate little flower design on the patterned paper that I used for the blocking on the top and bottom of my layout.

Adding some of the kraft chips and some trims was just the thing to give my layout a finished look. I've been on a kick using my computer for my journaling too...I like how I was able to incorporate my journaling into the grid design here.

Catalina Paper - Granny Chic
Catalina Paper - Verdigris
Catalina Punch Tags - Applique
Catalina Sundries
Catalina Kraft Chips
Misc. - Ribbon Trim


Monday, April 20, 2015

"You Smile" Mini Album

Hello SEI Fans!!

Piali here, today I have a mini album to share with you all. I used the beautiful "Forever Sassy" collection for my project....

Very simple to make...just adhere the note cards to one another so that you get an accordion fold album.

The "Smile" cover is a precut SEI it! I embellished it with some stickers and glittered dots.

I made this album for a gift...its all pre-made for the recipient to add own photos and journalling.

It was super fun to make but very hard to show in the photograph. I used papers and perforated cards from Forever Sassy collection for the pages inside the album.

It's a double sided album...and here is the other side.....

Here is close up of how the pages look... I adhered all the tree sides of each frames so that recipient can easily slide the photos in.

I used the twine to wrap around the the mini album as a closure..

Hope you all like this note card mini album!!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Happy Spring Magnets

Hi there! Have you seen the Neon Vibes Club SEI March Card Making Kit yet? It will totally have you thinking the old rhyme "April showers bring May flowers..." with all the cute rainy day/spring sunshine elements.

This winter seemed to last forever, so I am ready to bring out everything spring now that the weather is finally warming up. I thought it would be fun to make some springtime magnets for the refrigerator with the die cuts, stickers and gems included with the kit. I simply stuck on self-adhesive magnets from SEI on the back.

This project only took a few minutes. And it could make a fun spring craft project for kids, too.

Here's hoping your April day is full of sunshine,

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Club SEI May Paper-crafting Kit

This May paper-crafting kit is so much fun! There are so many neat project to make. Check it out...

No matter whether you’re hosting an outdoor movie night, giving a little gift, or looking for fun ways to preserve your memories, these projects will bring a bit more sunshine into your day.

Aren't these treats and decorations fun? There are also instructions for a mini album, photo frame, and banner. What is your favorite part of the kit?

Below is what is included in the kit. Sign up at

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Birthday Cards

Hello! It's Kelly here today to share a couple of simple floral birthday cards. I combined the Forever Sassy, Sweet Sora, and Hoo's Sweet collections for a cheerful spring theme.

For the first card, I started by covering a plain white card with patterned paper from a 6x6 pad. I then hot glued the beaded leaves to the top/center of the card. Using dimensional tape, the frame went on next...over the stems. I also popped up the Kraft Chip sentiment, and layered it over the bottom of the frame. To finish up, I trimmed down the stem leaves and added the dimensional flowers.

For the second card, I secured down the three Kraft Chip flowers to the top center of a plain white card using glue dots. Next,I centered the sentiment sticker under the flowers using dimensional tape. I trimmed down a piece of patterned paper to 1 3/4 inches, and stitched it to the bottom of the card. Finally, I added a border sticker, wrapped it with Baker's Twine, and topped with a button.

Sweet Sora - 6x6 pad, Stickers
Forever Sassy - Assorted Frames, Sundries
Basics - Sundries
Hoo's Sweet - Cherry Drops, Kraft Chips, Stickers, Sundries


Monday, April 6, 2015

Handmade 30th Birthday Gift & Card

Hello! Stephanie here sharing a card and mini gift bag I made using the Club SEI March card making kit.

The Neon Vibes collection is so fun for spring and summer. I'm loving the energizing colors and patterns. The kit comes with supplies you can use to make spring and Easter cards, but that's not all. There are birthday-themed sentiments, stickers and die-cuts too, so you can use this kit year-round.

I love how the number stickers look like candles ... perfect for creating a milestone birthday card and gift. I layered die-cuts and stickers with foam adhesive to make a three-dimensional card. (I'm giving this card to the recipient in person, otherwise you would need extra postage to mail such a layered card!)

I also dressed up the envelope and a mini plain red gift bag to match. You can find these bags for about a dollar or less at Michaels or AC Moore. They're always in my stash. This tiny size is perfect for holding a gift card. I use them all the time ... a little more special than just placing the gift card right in the greeting card. Add some patterned paper scraps and a sticker, tie a ribbon and you're party-ready!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Adventure Scrapbook Layout

Hello SEI Fans!!
Piali here. Today I'm sharing a layout with you all.

I love the Forever Sassy Scrapbooking Kit!! Both my girls love the aqua, blueish shades so this kit is perfect for them!

This kit is so pretty!!! Today I created a very simple layout using one photo. I used the sticker sheet and perforated cards for title and embellishment.

I also added corrugated stars , silver glittered dots , tags & rhinestones from Sundries packs.

Hope you like this layout!

You can find the entire kit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Simple Wreath Using Scrapbook Paper

I had so much fun creating this fun wreath for a workshop that I did at our local public library this month! The ladies that attended had all different levels of crafting abilities...some had never used a paper trimmer before, and I'm happy to share that they all left with a beautiful wreath and were so happy! We had fun too of course which is always an added bonus!

To create this wreath I used a foam floral wreath form that was 10 inches (I found them at our local hardware store in the craft department for $2.99), patterned papers cut into 1 1/2 inch strips (I used 22 strips for my wreath), doilies, buttons and adhesive! I used scissors to cut the little notches at the ends of the paper strips when I was done adhering the strips to the wreath form and I was done!

I loved this's a fun one to do with friends and you could change it up for different seasons so easily simply by switching up the papers you use! I know that I will be making more of these in the future.

I've included some pictures from the workshop I had...everyone used papers from SEI's latest collections. Do you have a favorite?

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers from the collection Spring Picnic
foam wreath form


Friday, March 27, 2015

Cheerful Everyday Cards


It's Rhonda Van Ginkel here today guest designing for SEI! Today I have a few card creations to share with you that I hope you enjoy. I loved working with the Spring Picnic collection for these.

My first card features a sentiment from the sentiments sheet which is so extremely versatile and perfect for card making or adding a journaling spot to your page. I trimmed the scallop piece at the top from the strip of the page as well. I used the

I used the yellow ric-rac from the Forever Sassy Sundries as well as the sweet little bird and branch are from the Basics Die-Cut Elements. The die cut elements are just adorable!!! the little vellum accents added a nice subtle touch as well.

My next card is a more clean and simple design. I cut the base from the Spring Breeze - Clear Skies paper. The next layer is from Spring Breeze - Grandpa's Handkerchief. I used a circle die and cut through the top of these 2 layers

Next, I lined from behind with the Mother's Perfume paper. My blue circle layer was cut from the "Hoo's Sweet" Sundries packaging, followed by a Basics Die Cut Accents #1 sentiment.

I finished the card with a paper bow and banners that were cut from some dies that I have.

These two creations give me a little bit of spring fever, I hope they do for you as well!

Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer here at SEI, it's been an absolute pleasure!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Good Times Park Scrapbook Layout

Greetings! It's Rhonda Van Ginkel here today to host the blog as a Guest Designer. I was so honored to get the chance to work with some fun products!

I created a page for you today featuring some really beautiful papers from the Neon Vibe collection along with some Paper Doilies and Sundries. The pretty envelope was the perfect anchor to my design, it's been embellished with a bit of modeling paste and sprinkled with a variety of mist colors.

Do you ever take photos of the signs for places you visit? I never used to until I began scrapbooking. Sometimes those images really help give a bit of fun design to your page. That's what I decided to do here.

I adore the sequin ribbon in the Hoo's Sweet Sundries pack and used it as an anchor on the bottom of the envelope. The large paper clip is from the Forever Sassy Sundries pack. The die cut elements are just perfect to finish your page beautifully!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to design for you today. I'll be back tomorrow with a bit more inspiration for you.

Rhonda Van Ginkel

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Club SEI April Scrapbooking Kit Giveaway

Have you seen the Club SEI April kit preview yet? We think you're going to love it! Check it out...

Isn't this a fun kit? So many things about this kit make us happy: pretty vintage patterns, cheerful colors, vellum die-cuts, mixed alphabet, washi paper, wooden shapes, felt strawberries...

In keeping with tradition, we would like to giveaway one of these kits. Ready, set, good luck!

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