Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Gift

The second week of May was Teacher Appreciation Week and this year my daughter's teacher has been exceptional (we have been so lucky with her teachers every year!)...I had to create a little something fun for her to show our appreciation for all the hard work she does each and every day. I was stumped for a bit on what I would do, but ended up falling back on this little gift assortment that I've actually done before, but it's so fun and clever too, I had to try it again using SEI papers! These treats paired with a gift certificate for DVD rentals was just the thing!

4 pack of root beer - "I'm SODA-lighted to have had you for my teacher this year!"
Microwave Popcorn - "Thanks for making my brain POP with ideas all year long!"
Chocolate Candies - "Having you for my teacher this year has been a pretty SWEET deal!"

I used my die-cutting machine to create the Thank You card using papers from SEI's Pembroke and Spring Picnic Collection and the papers that I used for the clever little blurbs on the treats were from the Spring Picnic Collection as well. I threw in some fun paper straws with the soda and I was set! Sometimes simple is just the ticket!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Adventure Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It's Kelly, here today to share with you a page combining the Hoo's Sweet and Forever Sassy collections. The colors in these two collections coordinate perfectly, and I love mixing and matching elements to fit whatever theme I need.

The base of my layout is a 4x10 and 6x6 piece of patterned paper on white cardstock. After choosing all of my embellishments, I just started playing around with the elements on my page, tucking things here and there until I liked how it looked.

I finished it up with a few stickers, and a thin strip of striped patterned paper stitched along the top and bottom of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List:
Hoo's Sweet (Little Petals, Sweet Owls, Pulled Taffy, Playful Expressions, Stickers, Dimensional Foam Stickers)
Forever Sassy (Assorted Overlays, Stickers)
Chalet (Sundries)


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Handmade Bouquet Flag

Are you ready to think beyond cards for your Club SEI Card Making Kit? Today's quick and easy project is a new way to use all those sentiment stickers.

I made a flower bouquet topper by decorating a plain kraft pennant flag with stickers and die-cuts from my March Club SEI Card Making Kit. (Tip: Use foam squares on the back to give your die-cuts extra dimension.)

When you're finished, pop the flag in the bouquet and you have a simple yet delightful gift. Wouldn't these flowers brighten your day?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Handmade Mother's Day Cards

I love May for so many of them being that Mother's Day is at the beginning of the month...and that I finally get to start seeing flowers bloom in the yard, (hooray!). Combining those two favorites in my crafting this month, I ended up with some sweet and simple little cards for Mom, (complete with including some sweet little blooms of course!).

The woodgrain paper that I used as the backdrop for both cards is a favorite of mine. It's the Whitewash paper from SEI's Catalina collection. The matted sentiments for both cards are from the Family Gathering Die-Cut sheet from SEI's Spring Picnic collection and then I added in some little bits like the flowers and buttons, stickers and more from the embellishment sets from various collections. I love it when I can mix and match and it looks good!!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Handmade Mother's Day Gift

Hello SEI Fans!!

It's Piali here sharing a Mother's Day Gift idea with you all!!
Today I created a simple gift set using FOREVER SASSY paper collection and some gorgeous SEI foiled cardstocks.

A card, a gift box and mini frame...perfect handmade touch to the special gift for Moms.
I love the aqua wood grain paper from the Forever Sassy Collection. I used it as the cardfront ..

The floral tape runner is simply amazing!!!

I used the foiled cardstock to make my rolled flower and added pearls from Sundries pack.
I also used the silver washi tape.

The mini frame is super cute!

Just stamped a sentiment on same woodgrain paper and attached a silver foiled diecut butterfly.
I also embellished the butterfly with pearls from the Sundries pack.

I embellished a kraft box that I got from craftstore.

I used the same feather stickers, rolled flower, silver washi tape and diecut silver butterfly.

Hope you all like this gift idea!
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Pinwheel Flower Card

Hi! It's Kelly here today to share with you a sweet little pinwheel card that I made for Mother's Day using the Forever Sassy collection.

For the pinwheel, I cut a 2x2 piece of patterned paper, and cut almost to the center from all four corners. I added a small piece of foam tape to the center, and folded down every other corner, and topped with a gem. I jabbed a toothpick into the foam tape for the stem, and secured the whole thing down to the top center of an embossed card base.

I arranged two different sized frames around the pinwheel - popping the top one up. A couple of chip leaves added to the base turned the pinwheel into a flower.

To finish up, I added the sentiment to the top frame using a button for the 'O', and just a small piece of scalloped border sticker to the bottom frame for the final touch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply List:
Forever Sassy (Modern Girl, Stickers, Assorted Overlays, Sundries)
Hoo's Sweet (Stickers, Kraft Chip)


Monday, May 4, 2015

Paper Birdhouse

Have you seen the cute little paper birdhouses around the web? I have, and knew that I wanted to try my hand at making one.

I used my Silhouette Cameo die-cutting machine for the cuts and papers from SEI's Catalina and Hooray! Collection. It turned out so very cute!! It will be a perfect little decoration for my daughter's dolls I think. It would also make simple and cute spring decor for any room in the house. So fun!

Patterned papers are from: Catalina collection and Hooray! collection
Heart button: Furry Friends collection
Yellow Bakers Twine: Furry Friends collection
Googly Eye: Furry Friends collection
Misc. kraft cardstock


Friday, May 1, 2015

"Hello" Card

Hello SEI Fans!!! It's me, Piali here. Today I have a card to share.

Forever Sassy is one my most favorite collection... I just love creating with it!!!

Today I used Forever Sassy collection kit for this "Hello" card...

I also used twine, clothes pin and other embellishments from the Sundries pack. The sentiment is diecut, I used the silver foiled cardstock for it.

Hope you like these pretty colors of the collection!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Bicycle Layout

Hello! Stephanie here, sharing a quick and easy scrapbook layout using January's Club SEI Paper Crafting Kit.

I enjoy riding bikes, so when I saw the bicycle elements in this kit, I fell in love! I knew I had to make a bicycling-themed layout.

Using a single favorite 4x6 photo gives the layout a focal point. I also wanted the bicycle die-cut to stand out, so I adhered it to the page with foam adhesive to give it an extra pop.

Although this kit is called Winter Blossoms, the pastel hues and floral embellishments make it perfect for spring crafting. What have you made using this kit? Leave us a comment with a link to your pages and projects.

Have a great day,

Monday, April 27, 2015


Hi! It's Kelly here today to share with you a layout combining the Forever Sassy and Hoo's Sweet collections. Keeping the color scheme more masculine, I pulled blue and green elements from them both. The colors were a perfect match for my boy themed page.

I thought it would be fun to create a grid design using a mat that I took out of an 8.5x11 document frame. I originally set one box aside for the photo, one for the title, one for an embellishment cluster, and one for the journaling. But, after I had it all laid out, I started moving things around. I feel like the end result draws the eye across the page a little bit better.

Combining these two collections was effortless, as the colors were a perfect match. Thanks for stopping by today!

Hoo's Sweet - Little Petals, stickers
Forever Sassy - Cheeky Snippets, stickers, Sundries, Assorted Overlays
Chalet - Sundries
Basics - Sundries


Friday, April 24, 2015


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Right Now" Scrapbook Layout

I don't know about you, but when I am struggling with ideas for creating layouts I tend to either keep things simple or use a grid styled layout for my design. For this layout I just wasn't feeling it initially...but once I started moving my pictures around a bit and played with a grid-like layout things started coming together.

Using papers from the Catalina collection from SEI was perfect for these photos. These pictures were taken in March and you can tell that spring was trying to be on it's merry little way (even if it's just from the bright and cheery colors that my daughter is wearing)... I love the delicate little flower design on the patterned paper that I used for the blocking on the top and bottom of my layout.

Adding some of the kraft chips and some trims was just the thing to give my layout a finished look. I've been on a kick using my computer for my journaling too...I like how I was able to incorporate my journaling into the grid design here.

Catalina Paper - Granny Chic
Catalina Paper - Verdigris
Catalina Punch Tags - Applique
Catalina Sundries
Catalina Kraft Chips
Misc. - Ribbon Trim


Monday, April 20, 2015

"You Smile" Mini Album

Hello SEI Fans!!

Piali here, today I have a mini album to share with you all. I used the beautiful "Forever Sassy" collection for my project....

Very simple to make...just adhere the note cards to one another so that you get an accordion fold album.

The "Smile" cover is a precut SEI it! I embellished it with some stickers and glittered dots.

I made this album for a gift...its all pre-made for the recipient to add own photos and journalling.

It was super fun to make but very hard to show in the photograph. I used papers and perforated cards from Forever Sassy collection for the pages inside the album.

It's a double sided album...and here is the other side.....

Here is close up of how the pages look... I adhered all the tree sides of each frames so that recipient can easily slide the photos in.

I used the twine to wrap around the the mini album as a closure..

Hope you all like this note card mini album!!

Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

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