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!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Small Cupcake Tote Bag DIY

Hi, Connie here with a small tote bag using the Fuzzy iron-on art Cupcake by s.e.i. A fun project and would be ideal for a child, after the iron-on was placed on the project. The fabric markers by s.e.i were used to color in the Cupcake. What child doesn't love to color?

Here is a break down of how the tote bag was created.

Pre-heat the iron and place the iron-on, with paper side up, on the tote bag. Press firmly for 15-20 seconds. Let cool a few minutes and then peel off the backing. So cool to see the image come to life.

Use the fabric markers by s.e.i. to color in the image of the Cupcake.

Use Tumble Dye to add color to the tote bag. Time to go crazy with all the fun colors of Tumble Dye.

Add ribbons and embellish to your liking. Then add your favorite treats and share them with your friends! This could also be used as a gift bag for that special person. Check out the Fuzzy iron-on art by s.e.i.. So many fun images for boys and girls. Neat birthday party idea!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Member/DT Member

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"This is Life" Scrapbook Layout Featuring Florets

Greetings and welcome to the SEI Blog! It's Rhonda here today to share a project created with the very hip and fresh collection named "Florets".

I wanted to work with the blue papers and circle designs in the patterns and collection and mix them up with the striped paper. For my photo collage, I used a fun mix of football photos of our youngest when he was dressing up. He just had a blast getting to wear a full uniform.

I used a bit of the Sundries (enamel dots and gems), some Washi Tape and the coordinating Florets Stickers in the design to play off of the background pattern paper's and my photo. The shapes in this collection are so much fun to work with.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today! Rhonda

SEI Products Used:
Florets Collection
Florets Sundries
Washi Tape 2 Pack

Other Misc. Items Used:
Sewing Machine and Thread

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Repurposed Gift Box

One of my favorite things to do in crafting is repurpose items to make them fresh and new again. And with Earth Day coming up on April 22, it's the perfect time to consider the ways you can recycle what's in your stash. Using only die-cuts from Bits of Joy (ok, also a few rhinestones, too), I transformed this make-up gift box into a cheery package that's ready to hold a present for a birthday girl.

The box itself was already a striking gold texture and nice strong weight. All I had to do was cover the brand name on three different sides. Then of course add a satin bow for a festive finishing touch. :-)

What can you repurpose the next time you're crafting? Candy boxes, jewelry containers and jars all make beautiful bases for your next project.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Custom DIY Dinosaur Shirt

Hi, Connie here with a boy t-shirt using the DYNO-MITE iron-on art from S.E.I. Purple and green Tumble Dye were the perfect colors to add some color to the t-shirt. The fabric markers, by S.E.I, were used to color in the DYNO image. Let me show you~

To create this look, iron on the DYNO image on a white t-shirt. This is a large iron-on so section it off when applying the heat from the iron. I did a section at a time and then peeled back the white backing paper and then another section until the image had released from the t-shirt. Add color by using the Tumble Dye sprays. Just spray on the shirt in different places with different colors.

Use fabric markers by S.E.I. to color the DYNO-MITE image. That is the fun part! You can even use the Tumble Dye, with a small paint brush, to color in the image. Very fun and kids will love creating their own custom t-shirt.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Member/DT Member

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Corrugated Pillow Box

Greetings and welcome to the SEI Blog! It's Rhonda here today to share a sweet little gift box that is gender neutral and quick to create.

I love the new Florets collection as it has beautiful colors and fresh designs. One of my favorite elements in the collection that I have been "saving" (ahem... hoarding?!) are these cute butterflies!

I trimmed a strip from of the papers in the collection has a variety of strips in various colors. I chose the blue, trimmed it to wrap around the box, then tied a bit of twine and curled the tails. Next, I topped it off with my Butterfly Sticker adhered with foam squares. I then layered one more of the epoxy butterflies on top.

That cute circular paperclip was a fun way to add some texture and a few gems from the Sundries pack were perfect finishing touches to complete the packaging.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit.

SEI Products Used:
Corrugated Pillow Boxes
Florets Collection
Florets Sundries

Thursday, March 24, 2016

DIY Iron-on Bunny Hand Towel and Platter

Hello SEI Fans!!!

Piali here, today I have an Easter hostess gift idea to share with you all.
I used SEI- Iron On Art sheets for this project.

A wooden platter and a hand towel with a chevron Bunny...cute isn't it?
I downloaded a bunny outline image from the web and traced it on the paper side of the grey chevron iron-on sheet, then trimmed the the bunnies.

Simply iron on the shapes as per package directions.
The best thing about SEI Iron-on sheet is that it can be used on wood!

I created a fun wooden platter....

Its great for serving food...when done using it can be recycled as fire wood.

Hope you like this gift idea!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bright Spring & Summer Scrapbook Layouts by Club SEI

The Club SEI April scrapbooking kit features our new Florets collection. It is full of fun, bright colors that are sure to spark creativity!

These layouts are perfect for all the fun that comes with spring and summertime.

We love the die-cut circles that come in this kit! They make layering a breeze. Check out all the goodies that come in the kit...

Learn more about Club SEI and sign up here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"Good Luck" St. Patrick's Day Card

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to bring out all your favorite green crafting supplies. And you can look no further than the Spring Picnic and Bits of Joy die-cut pack from SEI.

I combined these supplies to whip up a monochromatic St. Patrick's Day card. I love how the die-cuts come pre-glittered so all you have to do is stick them on the card front. Plus some of the designs look like shamrocks - so fun and fitting for the holiday!

Wishing you happy crafting and all the luck of the Irish,

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jungle-Themed Baby Shower Card

Hi there! Stephanie here, sharing the first of my two design team projects this month. The Bits of Joy collection is too cute for words... or should I say roars? I just love that big fluffy lion that takes centerstage on the Dreamy Sweets patterned paper. The collection is perfect to incorporate into a jungle-themed baby shower.

I decided to make a card for the mom-to-be. When patterned paper comes with a scene already printed, half the work is done. But I love adding dimensional details -- in the form of the balloons, stars, flowers puffy stickers -- to bring the scene to life.

A simple trim of accompanying yellow patterned paper makes a lovely background for my banner. Alphabet letters in neutrals are a go-to standby for making card sentiments.

What will you make with this collection? We'd love to see!

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tumble Dyed Cosmetic Bags

Hi, Connie here rocking the Camo Tumble Dye by S.e.i. on a set of burlap cosmetic bags. I added some vintage flair to the bags too. Camo and vintage, who would have thought to pair these two together. Let me show you~

I started by spraying the cosmetic bags with brown, black and green Tumble Dye. It is the Camo set by S.e.i. I started with brown first, then black and green Tumble Dye last.

I loved the idea of adding a pink and camo flower to the front of the cosmetic bags. I sprayed some extra burlap with Pink Tumble Dye and the three Camo colors and then used a steel die to cut the flowers.

Vintage lace and a large pearl button was added to create the pink and Camo flower cluster on the front of the cosmetic bags. The bags were sprayed with an acrylic sealer to stop the burlap flowers from fraying.

I though these bags would be great for craft supplies, not just cosmetics~

See what I mean~fabulous !!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Member/DT Member

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