Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Live Out Loud" Summer Baseball Layout

Greetings crafty friends, it's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a fun page to share with you featuring the Florets Collection. One of my favorite things to scrap are collage photos. It's a nice way to get multiple photos on a page to help convey the moments you are capturing.

I selected a few photos of our youngest son at one of his baseball games this year. He always has a twinkle in his eye and rosy cheeks. The navy striped paper coordinated so nicely with his uniform it was the perfect base to rest against the green cardstock background paper.

A few of the Floret Circles are used in yellow and the scalloped blue. The small floral accents were a nice soft touch to the page.

Thank you so much for stopping on over to the blog today.

SEI Products Used:
Florets Assortment
PackFlorets Sundries
Florets Die Cut Accents
Florets Circles and Doilies

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Simple DIY Hangtag Gift Idea

Hi Connie here with a project that will work perfect with my last blog post using the Sprinkles Collection by S.E.I. This collection is great for cards and making party decorations. Let me show you~

This is a hang tag, that was placed over a water bottle, with a pack of seeds in the pocket (created on the front of the hang tag). The dimensions are 3 3/4"W X 8" L. Score at 5" and punch a circle (inch and a half) in the top flap. You can make the tag as long as you need, depending on the size of bottle you want to create a hang tag for.

Create a pocket, decorate and fill it with a birthday treat. The bottle could also be a soda. So many ways you could put this together. The ideas are endless.

A fun project!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Poconos Adventure Scrapbook Layout

One of the best things about SEI's collections is that many of the styles complement each other nicely month to month. So definitely be sure to hang onto your extra supplies from those kits when you're finished... you never know when you might come back to them!

Case in point for this layout, which combines last year's Summer Woods collection and this year's Cheery Hello kit. The colors and accents go so well together, I bet you didn't even notice they came from two kits, did you? ;-)

I wanted this page to exude all the fun and adventure of a recent biking trip I took with my dad for Father's Day. I saved the trail map we received at check-in and used it as the base for the page, printing mini 2x3 photos to create a collage effect to document each part of our experience on the trail. This creates a fun story being told as you travel down the page.

This page is a bit more "busy" than my typical clean and simple style, but I love how it came together! I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone for your next project and try something new.

Happy crafting and happy summer,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bright and Elegant Card Featuring Florets

Hello and welcome to the blog, it's Rhonda here to share a project with you.

I have a card that I've created featuring the Florets Collection. It's so very versatile in patterns and color. I wanted to use the geometric foiled paper as a background and pair it with some soft pink to mix things up a bit.

The circular sentiment sticker was layered on top of a few circle die cuts from the Florets Circles and Doilies pack. I added a few accent gems in orange from the Florets Sundries. A bit of orange and white baker's twine in a simple double bow finished the card.

Thank you so much for stopping on over and spending a bit of time with us here on the blog today.

SEI Products Used:
Florets Assortment Pack
Florets Sundries
Florets Circles and Doilies
Basics Sundries (Twine)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beautiful Scrapbooking Kit with Techniques

We are so excited to show you the newest Club SEI scrapbooking kit! Following our tradition, the August kit is a complete scrapbook album.

Check out the adorable colors, illustrations and details in this kit! These pretty paper bows and rosettes are so simple to make with the kit.

This kit contains everything you need to create 20 designer page layouts and room for 42 photos. Just follow the easy step-by-step instructions and become an expert in about an hour.

Learn more about Club SEI and sign up here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Fun Scrapbook Layout

Hi Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Cheery Hello collection by S.E.I. I love the bright colors in this collection! Reminds me of summer time and fun. The collection has the best summer time embellishments that look great on a scrapbook page, card or a craft project.

I was able to get six photos, on my scrapbook page, by making a flip up mat. Sort of like a card. The photos were cut down and then matted, two on the front and four on the inside of the mat.

The Cheery Hello embellishment pack contains really cute images. The watermelon made a cute tab to lift up the mat, to show the four photographs on the inside of the mat. The birds, trees and clouds fit in well also.

I love to speckle black Tumble dye on my project, to give it a finished look. Dries super fast and looks great! Have fun creating and be sure to spit those seeds out!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Watermelon Hostess Gift Set

Summer is here, and no other scrapbook set screams "summer" more than the Cheery Hello collection! The June Club SEI Scrapbook Kit comes loaded with juicy watermelons, scrumptious cherries and delightful gingham patterns that make this set ready for scrapbooking picnic days, backyard playtimes, vacations and more. While there are many scrapbooking possibilities, I always love using the design elements in scrapbook sets for other uses, too, such as handmade gifts.

If you're attending a summer party, this little jar set I whipped up makes a lovely quick-and-easy hostess gift. Because the black gingham paper is double-sided with a watermelon print on the opposite, it further complements the watermelon theme from all angles. I intentionally left the label blank, so the recipient can label the jar with the contents they place inside. (Or you could write the recipient's name on it.) A teeny folded tag with a sweet sentiment finishes this summery gift.

What have you been working on with the June club kit? What goodies would you fill this jar with? Comments are always welcome!

Happy crafting and happy summer,

Friday, August 5, 2016

Bright and Fun Boy Scrapbook Layout

Hello and welcome to the SEI blog, it's Rhonda here today to share a project with you. For today's project I used a bright and happy selection of primary colors. Blues, Yellow, Green and Red along with a pop of Orange and Black to make an energetic page.

Most of the pattern papers are from the Sprinkles collection, I loved the black scalloped background paper from the Cheery Hello collection so I incorporated that as well. I've also added in a clothing tag to help create my title work. I don't know about you but I save them from clothing or other items to incorporate into my crafting.

"Number 1 Fun Champion" is what I intended to use as my title, then I saw the "Have A Ball" banner sticker and included it also. You can see by the look on my sons face that he is in his element.

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

SEI Products Used:
Cheery Hello Assortment Pack
Cheery Hello Borders and Titles
Sprinkles Assortment Pack
Sprinkles Sundries
Sprinkles Stickers
Washi Tape 2 Pack

Thursday, August 4, 2016

DIY Ombre Bag Using Fabric Dye

Hello SEI Fans!

Piali here today I have a fun project to share with you all!!

I used super cute Cheery Hello Assortment pack and fun Tumble dye products.

Love the super cute Froggy sticker from this collection!!!

The sentiment diecut is from the Sundries pack.

The frog is a super happy one!!!

I also customized a canvas bag using Red and Coral Tumble dye sprays...like the ombre tie-dye effect!

I added a fun tag from the diecuts pack.
The twine is from the Sundries pack.

Hope you like this project!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hello Scrapbook Layout & Giveaway Announcement

Hi, Connie here with another scrapbook page using the Cheery Hello collection by S.E.I. I did two pages using the papers from the Cheery Hello collection, so the scrapbook pages could be displayed side by side in an album. I'll show you what I mean at the end of the post~

The flower pattern was such a perfect background paper for the chalk board scalloped paper. I love how they look together. The embellishments pop off the black paper. What a great look!

The Cheery Hello collection comes with script words, borders & titles and a die-cut pack. So much to create with in this collection. Enough for many different craft projects and more.

Both of these pages were created to go side by side. The papers are wonderful together and side by side. Thank you S.E.I. for a great collection of beautiful papers to create with.

For a chance to win a Cheery Hello collection from S.E.I. go to www.craftygoodies.com

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sweet Handmade Baby Cards

You might recall a little while back I shared this jungle-themed baby shower card using the Bits of Joy set from a spring Club SEI Kit. I needed to make a few new-baby cards, so of course I took out my go-to collection. This one is my absolute favorite for adorable yet chic baby cards. I just adore the combination of blue pastels with pops of soft orange and celery green. Baby palette perfection!

These two cards use the fun patterned paper with hot-air balloons in the sky as the base. I love to make scene cards pop with tons of dimension, so I layered on the puffy stickers and adhered die-cuts with foam tape to make them truly pop. Add a little bit of glitter and write out your sentiment with alphabet stickers, and you're all set.

Do you have a favorite past SEI Club Kit you turn to again and again for projects? We'd love to hear all about it!

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas in July: Holiday Card Inspiration

Greetings crafty friends, welcome to the blog, it's Rhonda here today to share a bit of "Christmas in July" inspiration with you. I chose the Glimmering Boughs collection to create a few Christmas cards.

My first card features the pretty wreath sticker from the collection, layered on top of one of the kraft doilies die cut with red filigree foil accents as the focal point. The gold metal sundries were the perfect accent to the bow!

I've also used some of the gorgeous glitter borders and some of the regular paper border as accents on the side.

My second card is a more masculine and linear design featuring the "Trees of Gold" background paper along with the "Season's Greetings" sentiment sticker and a few stars. The foundation for the design is a few Border strips that were layered in a small woven pattern.

The bits of gold and texture of the embossed patterned paper in this collection make even clean and simple cards feel so very elegant.

Thank you so much for stopping on over to spend a minute or two with us here at the blog today.

SEI Products Used:
Glimmering Boughs Assortment Pack
Glimmering Boughs Borders
Glimmering Boughs Sundries

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spurs Camp Scrapbook Layout

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Florets Collection by S.E.I.  This collection was perfect for the pictures I wanted to scraobook. The pictures I'm using are bright and full of fun and so are the papers in the Florets Collection. Just check out those smiles~not. They did assure me they had a great time.

The bright pinks and orange colors match the t-shirts the kids are wearing. The papers from the Florets Collection really make the photographs pop!! Such a great collection of colors and designs!!!

I also added embellishments from the Sundries Florets pack and stickers from the sticker sheet that comes in the Florets Collection. Check out all the paper collections at S.E.I. and start creating beautiful scrapbook pages this summer. Get the kids involved too. That will surely bring a smile to their face! Family crafting at its finest with S.E.I.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Part II: 30th Birthday Mini Album with Florets

I'm a firm believer that it's never too late to scrapbook an event. In fact, I'm still working on my wedding album, and my husband and I have been married for three years! ...but that's a story for another day ;) You may remember I shared this Florets collection mini album project with you a few months ago. I'm plugging away on the pages, so I thought I'd share a few more spreads today:

If you have a vertical photo, don't be afraid to flip the whole book! I love creating vertical spreads because they're unexpected. I used the "HELLO" banner stickers included with the Florets collection pack to create a page title, "HELLO FLORIDA!" -- another fun twist on your typical use of sentiment stickers. By the way, doesn't that big, bright yellow flower look so tropical? I think it perfectly complements the beachy, girly look.

The next spread is all about birthday fun, so I threw in a few favorites from the new Sprinkles collection and last year's summer Sunshine Lemonade collection. Don't feel like you have stick with one collection when you're making an album... I love mixing and matching coordinating elements from different collections to add variety to my scrapbook pages.

Doesn't that Key Lime Pie look delicious? In mini albums, photo space is precious, and it often doesn't make sense to have a full-page photo for a detail shot. Simply use a larger shape punch to create inset photos.

I'll be sharing more of this album in the coming months. Do you tend to complete one album at once or do you work on many projects at the same time like me? Leave a comment letting us know!

Happy crafting,

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