Thursday, October 1, 2015

2016 Design Team Call

We have really enjoyed this year’s design team and are sad to see them go. :( But, it’s time for next year’s design team call! We are switching things up. So, please read the details carefully. Applications will be accepted through October 10th.

1. Applicants will be accepted from the Continental US and Canada.
2. Selected design team members will be sent SEI products to create 2 projects per month with (which will be featured on our blog) and a small monthly stipend.
3. We encourage all crafters (paper-crafters, fashion DIY, party DIY, home decorators, etc) ANY creative individual to apply. Please read the specialties below to see if there is an area that interests you.
4. We expect a 1 year commitment.
5. Design team member's first projects will be due November 15th.

1. Send an e-mail with the subject line "Your Name -- DT Call" to seiblog{at}shopsei{dot}com. Provide this information in the e-mail: Name, speciality preferences (see below), state or province, and blog address (optional). Please do not add any additional information.
2. Attach 5 project images (800 x 800 pixels each or smaller). These images should represent your style and best creative work. Photos REALLY matter!
3. You don't need to use SEI product in your application projects.

• Fashion DIY: We are looking for 1 or 2 crafters who enjoy creating wearable art to use our tumble dye and iron-ons to create trend-forward wearable projects.
• Craft DIY: We are seeking 1 or 2 crafters who enjoy creating a variety of craft projects. These projects might be for their home, events, kids, etc. We prefer crafters that are interested in using a variety of products, including scrapbook supplies, dyes & iron-ons.
• Paper-crafting: We are looking for 1 or 2 designers who enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, cards other paper projects.

1. You should receive an e-mail confirming that we received your application, along with a few more specifics within 2 full business days. PLEASE don't respond to this e-mail, unless to withdraw your application.
2. If you do not receive an e-mail within 2 full business days after applying, contact us at seiblog{at}shopsei{dot}com. All applicants should have received this confirmation e-mail before October 13th.
3. Applicants will find out whether or not they have been accepted on or before October 15th.

Daydreamer Shaker Cards

If you have never made shaker cards before, it couldn't get easier using supplies from SEI. Their shaker set comes with round and square windows and bitty beads for filling.

I used the Daydreamer collection's pre-cut and folded card bases to make three simple shaker cards. Simply remove the adhesive backing from a window, fill it with beads and attach your paper backdrop. The square and circle die-cuts in the Daydreamer kit are perfectly sized to match each shaker window.

How fun are these shakers? Besides beads, you could add small jewelry charms to the inside of the windows. Would love to see what shaker cards you make... feel free to share in the comments!

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Summer Lovin': Outdoorsy Scrapbook Layout

Hello SEI Fans!!

Piali here, today I have a layout to share with you all.

I used beautiful Summer Woods collection for this project.
Love the summer camping theme and outdoorsy look of this collection.

I didn't use any cut files for the layout, the diecut pieces from Sundries pack were perfect for title and more.
The canvas stickers are super fun embellishment, adds a great texture to a project!

Love the flair buttons !!
I also used the wooden buttons, corrugated circle diecut & twine from the Sundries pack.

For the background and sponged ink over a stencils and created splatters using SEI Tumble Dye sprays. The Tumble Dye sprays are great for papers too.

Hope you like the layout!

Thanks for stopping by..
Have a happy crafty day!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Beautiful Dreamer" Boy Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It's Kelly here today sharing a layout made using the Daydreamer and Summer Woods collections. Both of these have instantly moved to the top of my favorites list...but, I especially love the Aztec/Indian themed patterns in the Daydreamer collection.

I started my page by cutting my background papers to 8.5x11, and 8.5x5. I stuck down a washi tape border before stitching the smaller piece down to the top half. I then layered a mix of patterned paper pieces measuring: 5.5x8.5, 5x7.5. and 4.75x5.5 to the top center of the layout. I slightly tucked my journaling card under the bottom of the top layer.

I topped off the layers with my photo, arranging it a little off center with a few flag embellishments. I assembled a little dream catcher with elements from the Sundries and die cuts, and stuck it down to the bottom/left of the photo. I finished it up by adding the title to the bottom of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List
Daydreamer (On a wing, My Tribe, In the Wind, Stickers, Sundries, Die Cut Elements) Summer Woods (Walnuts n' Cream, Backyard Blast)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Amazing Friend Card

It's no secret, I love the Hoo's Sweet collection from SEI...I just can't get enough of it! It features owls in the majority of the collection but it also has a bit of floral mixed in which is nice. I used some scraps from a previous project and created this sweet little card using some of the stickers and patterned papers from the collection.

I think it's a cheerful greeting that anyone would enjoy getting in the mail don't you? I love keeping a stash of handmade cards on hand so that I'm ready if I need to send one out. This one will be perfect for just that.


Supplies Used:
Hoo's Sweet patterned papers
Hoo's Sweet stickers
Hoo's Sweet paper strips from the Chipboard Owl kit

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Mantle & DIY Decor

Hi there! Stephanie here, excited to share some DIY decor featuring the absolutely beautiful Daydreamer collection. As soon as I saw this collection, I was in love! The feathers... the beads... the Aztec patterns... the soft corals and blues.... just perfect.

September is still warm where I live and it seems a bit too early to bring out all the pumpkins and autumn decor. So I thought this kit would be perfect for decorating my mantle this month. It has earthtones that fit the season but it's not too "harvest."

First, I made a frame using SEI's basic chipboard frame as a base, with Daydreamer patterned paper and a "home" banner die-cut, plus a "happy little life" sticker from my stash.

Next up: a canvas sign. The L-V-E letters came pre-cut - super easy! I sprayed the canvas with Heidi Swap's gold glitter ink spray before using red sticky tape to adhere the letters to the canvas. Add a few stickers (how awesome are those antlers!) and feathers, included with the kit, and this sign is ready for display.

Lastly, a simple paper banner lets the patterned papers, die-cuts and rhinestones shine.

I'm so happy with how my mantle decor came together. I'd love to hear and see what you've made with this collection - be sure to share in the comments below!

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Shaker Cards by Piali

Hello SEI Fans!!

Piali here, today I super fun no-hassle shaker cards to share with you all!!!
I used the beautiful Daydreamer collection.

Shaker cards are super trendy nowadays!
We usually need lot of products to make a shaker card, like foam tape, dies, acetate and more but SEI has an amazing product to make the whole process of shaker card making super easy.

Here are the easy shaker makers... they are self adhesive plastic Shaker windows.

These shaker windows are fabulous, super easy to use and I can make shakers cards without any special products. SEI shaker windows fit perfectly with the circle & square diecuts from Daydeamer sundries pack. I simple used the diecuts & shaker windows to make easy peasy shaker cards.

I used the card pack for all 3 cards. I also used Tumble Dye Glitter spray for the splatters. I like how the glitter dries on the surface and leaves a beautiful shine.

Love how all the diecut pieces and stickers work together.

Beautiful diecuts have foiled it!!

Hope you like the quick & easy shaker cards idea!!

Thanks for stopping by..

Friday, September 11, 2015

Back-to-School Fall Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It's Kelly here today sharing a Back to School layout using the Golden Harvest and BOOlicious collections. I loved working with the fun mix of patterns, and of course...fall colors are my favorite!

I started my page by cropping a piece of striped patterned paper down to 8.5x11. I stuck down a 2x6 punched border to the top of the layout - a little off center, before stitching down a 8.5x9 piece of patterned paper for the background.

I kept the rest of the page pretty simple, by arranging my elements in one big cluster. The die cut pocket is from the Golden Harvest collection, and the patterned paper measurements are: 4.5x4.5 (green circle), and 8x5 (red plaid). The triangles are made from 3 different sized squares cut in half diagonally, and their measurements are: 2 inches, 1.5 inches, and 1 inch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List
Golden Harvest (Patched Pocket, Eggplant, Leafy Lines, Pumpkin Patch, Stickers, Diecuts, Sundries) BOOlicious (Monster Mash, Sweet Stash)

Friday, September 4, 2015

"Free Spirit" Scrapbook Layout

I don't know about you all but summer is seriously kicking my butt! There is a small part of me (I admit) that is secretly looking forward to the routine that the start of the school year brings. That doesn't mean that I'm not taking advantage of and enjoying every little moment of summer's just busy!!

For this layout I had to grab some supplies and create it on the "go" since we've been traveling and busy with summer plans, etc. I challenged myself a bit and did some free-hand title work, doodling and some paper shape cutting with those freehand circles. I did do some machine stitching once at home though as you can see by taking a closer look.

At first I didn't care for this just didn't feel like my normal way of scrapping...and really, it wasn't. But it's grown on me and I'm happy with it. The photo is an oldie of my daughter and I remember that particular day she wasn't dressed for the beach (she was in shorts and a tee-shirt, but no suit) but here we were, at the beach and I just let her go in and get all soaking wet anyways. So fun... and fitting with her "free spirit" ways. Love her so!

Sometimes you just have to let go and have some fun...even when crafting!!!


Supplies Used:
Catalina Collection - Flea Market patterned paper
Catalina Collection - Bracken Print patterned paper
Catalina Collection - White Wash patterned paper
Pembroke Collection - Sweater patterned paper (and reverse side as well)
Hooray! Collection - For You patterned paper
Cork Die-Cut Butterflies
Spring Picnic Collection - Stickers (butterfly)
Woodchip Die-Cut (Be Brave)
Misc. buttons

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Confetti Gift Box

Hi there! Stephanie here sharing a fun way to package your next birthday gift using the Club SEI May Paper Crafting Kit.

I just love the boxes that come with this kit. They're small enough for party favors (perfect to hold popcorn or candy) yet big enough for a gift like jewelry, a small jar candle or gift card. No need for a die-cut machine, either. They're already pre-cut, so all you have to do is fold them up. I added a few stickers to the front, and a straw with a decorative tag adds a little extra flair.

What have you made with your summer Club SEI Kits? We'd love to see what you're crafting! Feel free to leave a comment below.

Have a confetti-filled day,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"This Photo" Summer Pet Layout

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

I used Spring Picnic collection for this layout. I love this bright patterns and colors!!
This layout is about one of my favorite photo of my younger one and our puppy. They are the best buddies!!!

I used a digital cut file for the background and added the beautiful patterned papers. I also added the star stickers from the collection.

I also added the wood veneers from Hello Handsome collection.

The title is digital cut using Silhouette.

Hope you like this layout! Thanks for stopping by..

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GIVEAWAY -- Fall Card Kit

Guess who's giving away a card-making kit this weekend... Stephanie! Go check out her blog for all the details & don't forget to enter. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Hello Handsome" Masculine Card

Hello! It's Kelly here sharing a card using the sweet and masculine Hello Handsome collection. I love to make cards that look like shirts...It's even better if I have bow-ties!

I started by cutting a 1 inch slit down the top/center of a 4.25x5.5 piece of patterned paper. Folding the corners formed by the slit down, I creased them...making my 'collar'. I then adhered the patterned paper to the front of my card. I made the 'suspenders' by cutting a border sticker in half and sticking them down on both sides of the card, trimming off the ends.

Using dimensional tape, I stuck the bow-tie down under the collar...followed by a couple of threaded buttons. I finished up by popping up my sentiment sticker with foam tape, and placing it bottom/center.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hello Handsome (6x6 pad, Stickers, Sundries, Notecards)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Hello" Floral Card

I love it when you can just whip up a simple card for a friend on the fly! Using scraps from previous SEI creations I was able to do just that with this simple "Hello" card here.

I used my sticker sheet from the Catalina collection that's filled with floral elements and used 6 flowers from the sheet. I used some of the Catalina collection's Sweet Calico patterned paper and some scraps from the Hooray! birthday collection and I added some of the rub-on/tape dispensed sentiments and was done!

That easy...and it turned out pretty cute too!


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