Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bicycle Gift Bag

The May Club SEI Paper Crafting Kit is perfect for making projects all summer long. Today I'm sharing a birthday gift bag featuring this kit.

When selecting a patterned paper for a gift bag, look for big prints that will really pop on the front. The bicycle design on the sheet I selected is large enough that it won't get lost in the background.

Confession: I accidentally mismeasured the bicycle paper when I cut it. Oops! I intended to have it fill the whole front panel. But I'm actually happier with this result. The extra space at the top gave me the opportunity to add some of the fun metallic papers that are part of this kit.

The glitter paper really sparkles and a border sticker adds just the right amount of shine. Just keep in mind when adhering papers to the glitter paper -- even if you're using paper with a sticky back -- you will need to add extra glue. My adhesive of choice was strong red sticky tape.

A few stickers, some polka dot ribbon and colorful tissue paper finish this festive gift bag. It's all ready to be given to the birthday boy or girl! Stephanie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Beach Selfie" Summer Scrapbook Layout

Hello SEI Fans!!
Piali here, today I have a layout to share with you all...

I used papers from May Paper Crafting kit.
I love the colorful circle pattern on this paper!!!

My daughter loves taking selfie and here is one of her selfie with her dad. As the girls are growing so fast, these moments are precious!!

I used the corrugated cardstock to frame my the texture it adds to the page. The stickers from the kit blended so well with the colors of the circles..I used few stickers and stars diecuts.

I used silhouette cut for my title.

I also added vellum star and pearls.

The washi tape is a perfect match for this paper too!!
I also used wood shape from the Hello Handsome kit.

Hope you like this layout!
SEI Kits are amazing, don't forget to check them out ...HERE.

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Club SEI Kit Giveaway!

We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring a giveaway on Jennifer Davis's blog here.

Hop over to her site for details and to enter to win this awesome card-making kit!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Beach Picnic Scrapbook Layout

Hello again! It's Kelly here sharing a summer layout using the Spring Picnic collection...and while spring picnics are lovely, I chose to use this collection for a beautiful summer picnic on the beach of Lake Michigan.

This time I started by making some pinwheels from a couple of the beautiful papers. While there are many tutorials on how to make these flowers, I cheated and used a die :)

For the layout, I covered about 1/3 from the top of a piece of white cardstock with patterned paper, and stitched it down. Using about 1/2 inch of the same paper, I did the same to the bottom overlapping my journaling card. I made a photo corner by cutting a 1 1/2 inch square of patterned paper diagonally, and layered it with my photo, 4x6 card, and 2 inch card close to the top of the page. After adding my title, I finished it up by arranging the pinwheels along with some stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Spring Picnic (Picnic Basket, Grandma's Blanket, Dad's Boutineer, Clear Skies, Family Gathering, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Veneer pieces) Noteworthy (4x6 Pad)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Lake Fun" Scrapbook Layout

This layout I actually used the Trendy Noteworthy Pre-Cut layout kit and challenged myself to come up with a new idea using the papers and some of the pre-cut elements from the kit.

In addition to the kit I also used some of the Metallic Basics Silver Alphabet stickers from SEI and the fun Decorative Tape patterned tape runner in the "Hello" theme. It was perfect for adding just a bit of interest to my layout.

For one of my photos I added some three dimensional adhesive stickers to adhere to my layout just to make that one photo stand out a bit from the rest. I love the subtle and summery colors of the Noteworthy kit's papers...they were perfect for my photos!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Club SEI August Scrapbooking Kit

The summer is flying by! It's already time for our August scrapbooking kit preview.

This kit includes everything you need to create 20 page layouts and the coordinating album to put them in too! Check out the album below.

These designs have the most perfect color combinations, as you can see in this sample layout...

The kit includes an album, 12x12 papers, pre-cut pieces, stickers, ribbon, buttons, dimensional adhesive, and instructions.

Check it out on our Club SEI site here to learn more.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Framed Sea Life Decor

I don't know about you, but I am addicted to Home Goods. I just love perusing that store to get ideas for decorating every room of my house. Plus, I can never resist a good deal! Today I'm showing you how you can make a set of prints in minutes that look like they came straight from the framed art aisle of Home Goods.

The July Paper Crafting Kit has these fabulous sea life creatures printed on the patterned paper - crabs, lobsters, seashells, fish and more. As soon as I saw them I knew they would make perfect designs for home decor.

Simply cut out the sea life designs you'd like to frame. They're conveniently designed in boxes, which makes it easy -- you can use a paper cutter. I layered the sea life with a tiled metallic print in the background. Once you've adhered the papers together, insert them in the frames of your choice (I used 5x7 and 8x10 sizes).

I told you that was easy! In minutes you have a pair of beautiful, expensive-looking art prints ready for displaying or gifting.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lovely Summer Cards

Hello SEI fans!!

Its me Piali, today I have few lovely cards to share with you all. I love the SEI Spring Picnic collection!! Its super pretty!

I used pretty papers and stickers from Spring Picnic collection.

I also used the twine and sequins flower from the sundries pack.

The sentiment is a digital cut file.

The sundries pack comes with lovely felt strawberries, very cute one!!!

I also used the strawberry sticker from the collection.

Hope you like these quick & easy cards!!

Thanks for stopping by ...
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Firework Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It's Kelly here today sharing a layout combining the Forever Sassy collection with some elements from the Summer Party Pad for a fun patriotic theme.

I started by covering the right half of my page with patterned paper after spattering a little paint along the left side, and then stitched it down. I secured a 4x6 card from the Noteworthy collection to the top center of the layout, and scattered my embellishments along the left of the page before layering on a few labels for journaling and my photo.

I added my title cluster to the bottom right of the page using a couple labels and an overlay along with some letter stickers. To finish up, I used some scraps from the Summer Party Pad to make my borders along the top and bottom edges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Noteworthy - 4x6 paper pad
Forever Sassy - All Done Up, Assorted Overlays
Metallic Basics - Gold Alphabet
Summer Party Pad - Flowers, Labels, Straw Flags, Stars, Confetti, Scrap borders

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dyed Fashion and Home Projects

We hope you are having a fun summer and had a wonderful holiday weekend too! Today are going to share a tumble dye projects that are perfect for summer. Kids can even help with these!

First up, we have some fashion projects. Tumble dye is a great and simple way to change up and personalize your wardrobe. Here are some of our ideas:

Here are a few more of our fashion projects here and here and some other awesome fashion projects from one of our favorite blogs: ombre t-shirt, stripe tote, and neon sneakers.

Next, here are a few of our home decor project ideas:

Check out more home decor projects here and here, along with Jenni's dip-dyed succulent pots and wall art.

We also have plenty of tumble dye party ideas on our blog if you're looking for those go here and here.

Don't forget our tumble dyes work on many surfaces. They are water-based, non-toxic, and very simple to use. Heat set to make it permanent.

What are you waiting for, go TRY SOME DYE!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"So Fun" Summer Camping Layout

I had lots of fun creating this layout. I decided on using a grid-like design since I had four square photos (I am loving printing out my Instagram photos!) and matted the pictures using patterned papers beneath and then also above and below my photos for added interest.

Everything used on this layout from the patterned papers to the embellishments is from the Summer Woods collection from SEI. My new absolute FAVORITE collection from them! I could create using this collection every time I sit down lately!! So versatile and perfect for my summer photos since we live in the Northwoods!

Summer is off to a great start here and I can't wait to scrap more of our memories along the way here and share with you. What is on your summer list of plans?


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Handmade Gift Set

Hello SEI fans!!

Piali here, today I have a beautiful project to share with you all!!
I used the Spring Picnic collection for this project.
Its a beautiful paper collection...

Here is a gift set!!
I love all the pretty floral print and the vellum flower diecuts.

I love the SEI corrugated pillow boxes!!
Its super easy to embellish and perfect for small gifts.

I used the butterfly, leaves and bloom from the sticker sheet.
The layered flowers are created with Vellum diecuts.

Here is a CAS card...

For the sentiment banner I used the perforated sheet.

I love this collection, its very pretty!!
Hope you all like it too.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Great Outdoors Scrapbook Layout

Hi there! Stephanie here sharing a layout that features the Summer Woods collection/June Club SEI scrapbooking kit. The forest and camping design reminds me of the Pocono Mountains here in Pennsylvania. I'm not much of a camper, but recently went on a biking day trip in the Poconos. As soon as I saw this kit, I knew I wanted to use the papers and embellishments to scrapbook my biking adventure.

I'm all for keeping layouts "CAS" (clean and simple). Printing only 4x6 photos helps me put together a layout in no time at all. Using a subtle, almost-solid background and monochromatic colors (all greens here) also helps achieve the CAS look.

Whether you're camping, biking, or headed on a road trip, this kit is perfect for celebrating those summer memories made in the great outdoors!

Happy crafting,

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