Monday, February 27, 2023

Velvet Paper Ideas

  Have you ever used velvet paper? If not, give it a try! It's really popular for weddings. One of our clients shared this lovely wedding menu with gold embossing.

We have cut the paper in all kinds of shapes. We've even made 3-D flowers and bows with velvet paper. Cutting a simple heart shape is one of our favorites. This looks so nice layered on glitter paper.

Printing and painting on velvet are unconventional uses that are still some of our favorites.

Here's a little video we put together with even more ideas. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Frozen Tie Dye Project

 We thought it would be fun to see what happens if you freeze SEI tie dye and let it melt on a damp shirt. Lucky for us our tie dye is water-based. So, this little experiment was possible.

We think the results are pretty cool. It reminds us of one of those neat speckled eggs. Perfect for springtime!

We froze the dye in ice trays and placed it on a scrunched up damp shirt. After the dye melted into the shirt, we scrunched it some more to create this effect. 

Then, we air dried it flat and ironed it to make it permanent.

That's it! What do you think? Would you like to try some tie dye experiements?

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Pastel Tie Dye T-Shirts

 We are so excited to make projects with our new tie dye kits! So, here are a couple of t-shirts we made with the cotton candy and playful pastel kits.

We made a classic spiral shirt using the playful pastels kit. This time we decided to have the spiral begin on the side instead of the center.

If you don't want a lot of white space, make sure to spray a little dye into the folds. We loved how it turned out!

Don't you just love the colors in this cotton candy kit? We do! For this shirt, we decided to do kind of a striped design.

What do you think of these new kits? What would you make with these colors?

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Rainbow Tie Dyed Shoes

 I found these cute little canvas shoes. But, noticed they had a stain. So, I decided to dye them to cover up it up. I just used the primary 3-pack and allowed the colors to blend. What do you think?

The primary 3-pack and classic 8-pack are on sale this week for 20% off. They make great gifts!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Great Kids' Craft Project Gift - Foam Puzzles

 We designed these adorable foam puzzles a while ago. So, I was surprised to realize they match my kids' rooms perfectly! 

My son loves outer space right now. He knows a lot of random facts about our solar system. So, we recently redecorated his room in a space theme.

He was excited to put together this foam puzzle. I sat by him and helped remove the stickers. He did a great job!

My daughter had no problem doing it by herself. The only tricky piece was the darker pink flower had to be turned a certain way to fit the designated spot. 

This design includes her favorite colors. It will look adorable in her room.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Cut Your Own Iron-on Shape Project Ideas

I don't know about your kids. But, at least one of mine always wants an obscure Halloween costume. So, I end up putting something together myself rather than buying one. One of my favorite supplies to use for these homemade Halloween costumes is our full iron-on sheets.

You can cut out any shape you want and iron it onto a shirt, pants, trick-or-treat bag or whatever you need to complete the look.

This glow-in-the dark sheet is one of my favorite for Halloween. It's white in the light and glows kind of a neon green color in the dark.

However, you don't have to use iron-on sheets just for Halloween. They work great for everyday outfits too, like the arrow shirt we made by cutting a white iron-on sheet into strips and triangles.

With the holidays coming, you may be starting to think about how to make your gifts more meaningful, handmade and personalized, like this cute little trinket bag.

You could also make a custom apron for the holidays as a gift or for yourself. These are a couple of aprons we decorated with iron-on sheets.

What do you think? Do you have a use for iron-on sheets? They are on sale for 20% off this week!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

DIY Halloween T-Shirt and Bib

 It's still hot here in Utah. But, before long we will start diving into fall and Halloween! So, we thought we would kick start this season with a simple Halloween project using our jack-o-lantern iron-ons.

We started by ironing the largest jack-o-lantern onto the shirt. Then, we added glow-in-the dark letters. These letters have to be removed very carefully.

This sheet also includes 2 little jack-o-lantern iron-ons. So, we decided to make a little bib too. For this one, we used our black classic iron on letters.

Do you like to dress up for Halloween? If you do, you're in luck! Our Halloween iron-ons are on sale this week. Check them out here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Pretty Recipe Book Kit Gift

There is something special about handwritten recipes. We cherish recipes in mom and grandma's handwriting. So, we love using our recipe book kits to make thoughtful gifts for weddings, college students and Christmas.

This is the pretty cover. It also includes page protectors, a title page, 19 double-sided recipe cards and a sticker sheet.

You can title your recipe book whatever you'd like or use this first page to write a special note to the recipient. You can see we also used some of the stickers to label the different sections

Here's one of the recipe cards. Aren't they pretty? HINT: These books are on sale this week 2 for the price of one!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tie Dye Shoes

Our neon tie dye kits are so vibrant and fun! Also, they are on SALE this week. 😀 So, we decided to make some tie dye shoes.

These were a lot of fun to make! All you need is some plain white canvas shoes. We picked these up at Walmart for about $13.

We lightly sprayed the shoes with water to help the colors blend. Then, painted on the dye. After we let them air dry, we heat set with a dryer and iron. To make them last even longer, we let them dry on a very hot day in the sun and sprayed them with shoe waterproofer.

What do you think? Would you wear them?

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Back-to-School Shirt

 This week our kids and baby iron-ons are on sale! Here's a back-to-school shirt we made with one of them. These are so simple to use. 

Simply place them with the adhesive side touching your shirt, paper side up. Press with an iron. Then, let it cool for a minute and peel off the backing. I also like to turn my shirt inside out and iron the other side to make sure it's adhered well. 

Done! How is your back-to-school shopping going?

Thursday, August 4, 2022

How to Make a 2-Color Tie Dye Shirt

 We're starting our back-to-school shopping. It's interesting how sometimes kids want something very specific. That was the case with this 2-color tie dye shirt. 

My daughter specifically requested a pink and blue spiral tie dye shirt. Unfortunately, there weren't any in the stores that were exactly what she wanted. Fortunately, I work at SEI and we sell tie dye. So, all I really needed was a white t-shirt.

We hope you're having fun back-to-school shopping. Are any other kids requesting tie dye this year?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

How to Tie Dye Shorts

 Summer clothes are on clearance where we live. So, we snatched up these white shorts to use with our new playful pastel tie dye kit (which is on sale this week, BTW).

These would be super cute with a plain white top!

If you want to make some for yourself, you will need tie dye, a plastic bag, white shorts, and an iron.

Protect your space with the plastic. Then, dampen your shorts with water, squeezing out excess water. Scrunch up the shorts to prepare for the dye.

Spray a few colors of dye. We chose to start with the warm colors first.

Lay the shorts flat again. Scrunch the shorts again, pulling some white areas to the top.

Spray a few more colors of dye. We did the cool colors next.

Lay the shorts flat again. Scrunch up smaller areas that need a little more color and spray to fill some white spaces. Then, repeat on the other side of the shorts.

After the shorts completely air dry, iron to heat set. That's it, they're done!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Handmade Kraft Cards

 This classic kraft paper pad has so many pretty papers! We love to use them for cards because the back side is blank and great for writing on. Also, it's on sale now!

We used the paper pad and a handful of random embellish to make a bunch of cards.

After we cut out the card bases, we used the leftover pieces of kraft paper for layering.

We used some red and green tags we had leftover from our Christmas tag kit. These are great for layering with the kraft papers.

It's so fun to mix up the scraps and embellishments you already have in your stash in new ways.

Don't forget to add ribbon, rhinestones or puffy stickers to add dimension.

We have these cute ice cream cone and popsicle die-cuts that look so great with these papers.

Which card is your favorite?

Do you have some supplies in your stash that would go well with our classic kraft paper pad?


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