To make a good start we will announce the winner of our last “Laboratory”challenge! During our DT voting we decided that the participant who has stolen our hearts is Lenochka! Congratulations! Please contact us and send your mailing address at 🙂

And today, with the deepest pleasure we want to invite you to experiment with stamps, envelopes, letters, postacards… all the stuff you can find in your postbox! Mail Art – as you can say just by the name – is a kind of creative activity inspired by everyday things, surrounding us and usually forgotten – and connected with sending letters and messages, taking them to higher, more artistic level in collages, albums, journals or trading cards.  Altered envelopes? Why not? Handwritten letters as journal pages? Wonderful, meaningful idea! There are so many different from each other ways to see this kind of challenge – and this is the most inspiring thing, isn’t it?

Please, take a look at the Mail Art creations made by our Design Team…and join the challenge with your ideas!

It was ideal challenge for me ! I am used to `keeping for later` things no typical for scrapbooking so old envelopes, stamps and others postal supplies I could easily find in my little collection. I made the journal page using Queen of Hearts paper from Wonderland collection.

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland – Queen of Hearts
Wonderland – Stickers 6×12, 12×12

These days all I receive in the actual mailbox is bills, and junk… what I wouldn’t give to occasionally receive some happy mail. You know, like a handwritten note, or a postcard from someone or somewhere. That is what inspired my project for this inspiration piece. Postcards. Did you know that you can make your own, and they turn out more beautiful (I think) than ones that are store bought or bulk made. All you have to do is make sure that you have cut your base card to a standard postcard size – this is 3.5 inches x 5 inches in the United States. I chose to use the beautiful All I Ever collection because it is so spring-like in colors! Using bits and pieces from the Stickers, Alphas, Elements, and paper – I put these together. I spritzed them with some Shimmerz paint, added some Shimmerz Enamelz, and then sealed them with Mod Podge. Now all I have to do is use a permanent marker to fill in the addresses, add a little note, and some postage!

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
“All I Ever” Stickers
“All I Ever” Alpha Stickers
“All I Ever” Vanilla Buttercream paper
“All I Ever” Elements

StazOn black ink
Shimmerz paint and Enamelz
Donna Downey stamp
Mod Podge

I met my husband in the mountains. It was a some time ago and we lived in the two different ends of the Poland. Because we couldn’t meet often, we wrote to each other dozens of love letters. So far, I kept them in a box but I knew that someday I’ll do something with them. And there is the real envelope album full of amazing love letters that I received from my wonderful man.

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
All I Ever – Box Of Emotions
All I Ever – Soft Blanket
All I Ever – Elements 12×12
All I Ever – Stickers 12×12
All I Ever – Stickers 6×12
All I Ever – Chipboards

I love using post-theme elements in my scraps. I made mini album on the basis of kraft envelopes. I used some stamps and stickers with postmark and I added twine to tie up my envelopes. I am going to use my mini album to store old letters and photos.


Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Dreamer – Sweet Dreams
Dreamer – Sleepless
Dreamer – Nights Fever
Dreamer – Drive All Night
Dreamer – Daydreaming
Dreamer – Elements 12×12
Wonderland – Spades and Clubs
Wonderland – Alice
Wonderland – Mad Tea Party
Wonderland – Royal Garden
Wonderland – Elements 12×12
Wonderland – Stickers 12×12
Wonderland – Stickers 6×12
Wonderland – Alpha Stickers – Social Games

Irene Tan:
The colors of the “Dreamer” collection inspires me to create mail art filled with “stamping and inking fun”. Therefore, I’ve done multiple stamping and tons of inking on it. I tried to add a little softness to the masculine mail art by adding a tissue paper flower on it.

“Unknown Journey”


Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Dreamer – City Lights
Wonderland – Elements
Wonderland – Stickers

Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Darkroom Door; Stickers: 7 Dots Studio; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Others: Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz idea-ology mask, Ranger Glossy Accents, tissue paper, Canvas Corp burlap sheet, mini brads, Zig writer, Uni-Signo white gel pen, thread for stitching, Beacon and other adhesives.


And now it is YOUR TURN!!!

We hope you are inspired with our designs and ideas – and Laboratory Mail Art.
As you see there are so many possibilities … and we are sure you can think of many many more, that’s why we want to invite you to our 7DS challenge today!
The rules are easy as 1,2,3:
1. Grab some 7 Dots Studio Supplies and make a project inspired by or “Laboratory” – “Mail Art”. You can use other supplies, of course, but we ant to see how do you use 7DS, so make sure it will be clearly visible!
2. Post the project on your blog. Upload the link below this blogpost using inlinkz. Do it before the deadline, which is 18.05.2012.
3. Keep your fingers crossed  – the winners will be announced after 18.05. 2012 and they will get prizes sponsored by  7 Dots Studio of course!
We can’t wait to see your projects! Good luck!