Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2015 Design Team Call

It's time to select our 2015 Design Team! This year on the blog we will have some design team members who will be featured each month plus other guests and special features.
All applications must be received on or before September 30th.

1. Applicants will be accepted from the Continental US and Canada.
2. We encourage all crafters: scrapbookers, card-makers, 3D project makers, ANY creative individual to apply.
3. Selected design team members will be sent SEI products to create 2 projects per month with. Photographs of the projects and text provided by the designer will be featured on the blog each month.
4. We expect a 1 year commitment.
5. Design team member's first projects will be due on November 5th.

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, state or province, and blog address (optional). Please do not add any additional information.
2. Attach images of 5 different projects (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.

1. Excellent photography skills are a must!
2. The ability to create a diversity of creative projects.
3. The ability to communicate effectively without a lot of spelling and grammar errors.

1. You should receive an e-mail confirming that we received your application 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. (If you apply on September 30th, let us know immediately if you don't receive a confirmation e-mail by noon MST on October 1st.)
3. Applicants will find out whether or not they have been accepted on October 2nd via e-mail.

Monday, September 15, 2014

DIY Gift Boxes for Autumn

Hi SEI fans! I recently learned how to make cute little gift boxes using two pieces of scrapbook paper, so for my second project with the September Papercrafting kit, I decided to make gift boxes with gift tags.

I used two different patterns for each box to make each box a little more fun!

For the gift tags, I used the wood clothespins included in the kit and covered them with stickers also included in the kit. Then I went ahead and actually adhered the pins to the box.

Thanks for stopping by!

April Joy

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Paper Recipe Box

How fun it is to create something useful and pretty all from paper, glue and a few embellishments!

Today I’m using some beautiful paper by SEI from the Azalea collection to create this Recipe Box (design id #27660) from the Silhouette Store. The box assembles quite easily. You just need to bend the paper in a few places and add a bit of glue. Done! Now you can embellish it!

I added some pom pom ribbon to the edges of the box using my hot glue gun. SEI has lots of great embellishments to choose from. Take a look at the other things you could add!

This paper is pretty inside and out!

This box would be a nice way to give a small food gift along with the recipe!

You can see all of my SEI projects here (on my blog) or here (on Pinterest).


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Autumn Scrapbooking Layouts from Club SEI's October Kit

The October Scrapbooking Kit features our Autumn Smiles collection. The crisp and earthy color pallet it is perfect for featuring those special fall events.

We can hardly wait to make more memories playing in the leaves, eating pumpkin pie, trick-or-treating, parties, and getaways! How about you?

These layouts highlight envelope techinques that will add expansion and pockets that are designed to keep all your recollections and mementos in one easy place.

Check out all the stuff that comes in this kit! Hmmm... maybe we'll have to giveaway one of these later this month. What do you think?

If you can't wait to get your hands on some autumn scrapbooking goodies, sign up for club today at www.clubsei.com!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Purrfect Package: Whimiscal Gift Tag

How about a purrfect gift wrapping solution? SEI's September Cardmaking Kit includes some pretty fancy feline die cuts and stickers you can mix and match with hats, bow ties and mustaches! It's easy and super fun to turn an ordinary little Kraft box into a whimsically decorated gift!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Handmade Family Banner Decor

Hi everyone! The color scheme in the September Papercrafting Kit is so pretty and perfect for fall, so for my first project I decided to make a banner to hang on our mantel as a start to decorating my home for the fall season.

I cut out the base and letters using my Silhouette Cameo, then layered elements from the Papercrafting kit on top of each letter.

Here's a look at what it looks like on our mantel. (Yes, I still have a lot more decorating to go!)

Thanks for stopping by!

April Joy

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hoo's Awesome? -- Handmade Owl Cards

Oh boy, oh boy! If you're a critter lover like me, you are going to adore SEI's September Cardmaking Kit! Oh what fun it is to create with all these adorable pets and woodland animals!

For my first project, I focused on owls. Ever since I had the opportunity to watch a pair of nesting barn owls, Molly and McGee of Southern California, I fell in love!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School & Fall Fun Challenge

Thank you to each and every one who participated in our inspiration challenge last month!

The winner of the Gift Tag Challenge is #5, by Stephanie! Congrats! Please send an e-mail to seiblog{at}shopsei{dot}com to receive your gift code. Have fun shopping!

Source: Hollyhocks and Honeybees 

By the time of this post my twins have been Kindergarten a little over a week now. They have been eagerly waiting to move on from preschool and are now getting used to new friends, new routines and another year in school! Their teachers asked that I send a note of encouragement the first day of class to be read by the teacher out loud.

Once again, SEI's Hand Picked 12 x 12 assortment pack saved the day as I used papers and embellishments to create these cute note cards. I used my die cutter to create the pocket and note cards. I topped off each pocket with the fruit embellishments, tags and string. I used SEI washi tape to assemble the pocket.

I really love how versatile the Hand Picked collection is. The primary colors and familiar fruit shapes are sure to be a hit with my two little ones! There was even room to add a small treat!

What will you create?

Challenge Rules:
Use the inspiration image to create a new layout, card, or mixed media design.
Use the linky tool below to add your project. Please post a direct link to your project from your blog or photo sharing site.
Mention the SEI Design Inspiration Challenge and link back to our site. Encourage your friends to participate!
You may combine this challenge with other challenges.
Use of SEI products is not required.
Please leave a link no later than September 28th.
US and Canadian residents only, please.
Have FUN!!!!!

One project will be featured during the next monthly challenge and the winner will receive a $25 gift code from SEI.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"With Love" Scrapbook Layout

Sometimes there are collections that I love to revisit. Often it is the colors or something about the pattern that draws me back in. This is the case with the Perfection collection. I pulled it out again along with some lovely blue chipboard from the Blooms and Blossoms. Here's what I created:

The blue chipboard matched the light blue that is throughout the paper line. I also used a bit of gold mist over the page to tie in some of the gold touches on the butterfly and the glitter on the chipboard.

The wood chiplets were a great finishing touches to the picture. The large heart was attached to the picture using a glue dot with the second heart layered on using a foam dot. I chose to use the more plain side of the wood chiplets to avoid taking away from the picture.

I hope that you have a few ideas to mix and match items from different lines.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Club SEI September Papercrafting Kit

Time for a GIVEAWAY!! This month we're giving away a September paper-crafting kit from Club SEI. Check out all the lovely autumn projects you can create with this kit...

The kraft envelope album is adorable! We love the pre-cut pieces and instructions that come with this kit within the kit. It makes it a snap to create.

This image shows all of the projects. The kit includes magnet pieces so you can make your own magnets. Don't you just love it?

Ok, ready for the giveaway? Here we go! Just follow the simple rafflecopter directions below (don't forget to leave a comment) and you could win all the goodies above. Good luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, August 22, 2014

Seriously Lovely Scrapbook Layout

I know this kit came in a lovely album with tons of lovely "album" type things, but one of my goals is to show you that you don't always have to create what is sent to you.

This time around I created a mini album inspired by the kit album itself, an altered item, and lastly I am going to show you the layout I created using the kit contents!

I love how the page was already pre-cut for me and I just added the elements from the kit to finish it off!


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