Joy 25 Reasons by Louise Nelson

Hello Hello
Today I would like to share with you a step-out for my easy and fun ‘Selfie’ layout. I have called it ‘Joy 25 Reasons’, but in reality I haven’t used that many word stickers; the title is a just fun play on words because I really wanted to focus on making the fabulous 7 Dots Studio word stickers the rock stars of this layout.


Step-By-Step
I first began by trimming the 12 x 12 background paper to approximately A4 size however that is a personal choice; otherwise leave it as a 12 x 12.

Select desire ‘Selfie’ photo and 3 tags from the tag sheet, I have used 1 large and 2 small. Ink the edges of the photo, tags and background paper with black ink.

I clustered and layered my photo and tags as depicted in above photo. I adhered this to background but with a small piece of double-sided tape, as I will need to remove it in a later step.

Select an assortment of die-cuts and ink the edges with black ink.

Protect photo with some scraps of paper and apply some random black paint splats over the top half of the layout, then allow to dry.

I then adhered an assortment of word stickers to the layout background, around the photo. I selected word stickers that had a personal meaning to me. I also tried to alternate the colouring of the word stickers; white, grey and black.

Once the word stickers are in place, then arrange and adhere selected die-cut elements, as depicted in above photo. Some of the elements are adhered using adhesive dimensional foam to add interest and dimension.

Gently peel off photo/tags, artfully arrange some cotton thread so that loops peek out from the edges. Add extra double sided tape or glue to back of photo/tags and then place back in position, over cotton thread.

Also arrange a small amount of looped cotton thread under die-cut element on left had side of photo.

I had some rejected chipboard flower shapes from another project on my desk that had been painted gold with a black pearl in the middle, so I used these on my layout.

To make the word stickers stand out a little more I outlined them using a fine black felt tip pen.

I thought I had finished but when I looked at my layout it looked a little bland so added a flair button to the centre of the large chipboard flower LOL

Well Cheers for now, I do hope you have enjoyed this fun and easy layout step-out!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Yuletide – Chestnuts
Yuletide – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Word Stickers 6×12
Verano Azul – Word Stickers 6×12
Illumination – Word Stickers 6×12
Yuletide – Flair Button

Friends by Fiona Paltridge

Hello everyone, Fiona here with you today to share a little layout I have created using the fabulous “Cotton Candy Dreams” collection from 7 Dots Studio.

I wanted to make an orange layout with the papers. I had made lots of mint coloured ones and some mint and orange ones but I hadn’t yet explored a single monochromatic orange from the collection and was excited to see how it turned out.

The design is a classic one that drops or cascades beautifully down the page. It’s always my go to design when I’m struggling for ideas. I have to say the ALL orange did stump me for a bit, but as I got further into the creating it started to flow well.

Once I added the height in the tags and then the charms, I knew it was going to work well. I just love how it all came together and I love the organic feel it has to it.

I hope you have some inspiration to try out an ALL orange layout too. It’s not always our go to colour but it is ever so lovely really. Don’t you think?

See you all again next time xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Strawberry Fields
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die cut Elements
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12

Feather by Cindy Brown

Hello Dear creative souls
Today I present you a layout for 7 Dots Studio. Of course I made little video for you as well.



I start with the magnificent papers from the Illumination collection. I cut out the beautiful squares from the paper. Then I make a pile of papers and tags to make it more dimensional. I also add string to my tags which I love doing !!!!! I like to add a little bit of splatters for a final touch!


Please enjoy the video.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Illumination – Diversity
Illumination – Acceptance