Hi friends!
Can you remember your favorite book from your childhood? We do… and take them as a source of inspiration for our Cultural Extras blogpost! Take a look at inspirations and beautiful creations of our DT members – we’ve got something for your eyes and soul!


I was trying to think of a single Children’s book to inspire my project for this assigment but it was so difficult. I loved books when I was younger and of course all the classics came to mind first – Red Riding Hood, Dr. Seuss, all the princess stories. I couldn’t decide. Luckily, I happened upon a photo of my daughter and I sleeping on the couch together and instantly thought – Sleeping Beauty! I know a classic fairy tale with a princess theme doesn’t necessarily stir up images of dark and grungy papers, but I just love the way the Wonderland papers emphasize the tones in the photo. I like to think of it as a modern twist on an old classic!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Patterned Paper: Alice, Duchess, Queen of Hearts, Follow the Rabbit, Mushroom and Smoke: Wonderland
12×12 Stickers: Wonderland
6×12 Stickers: Wonderland
12×12 Elements: Wonderland
Flowers & Leaves: ZVA Creative


One of my favorite books when I was a young child, was the Chronicles of Narnia, and I adore seeing my children now reading it. The inspiration, therefore, behind this piece was simple! My all-time favorite quote from the book was this, “Know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs & believe the signs. Nothing else matters.” I have applied this philosophy to so many areas in my life, and seeing my daughter here reading this book on her kindle, and knowing the difficulties that occasionally she is facing as she enters into her tween years – I hope that she does too.

“Know Them By Heart”

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland “Follow the Rabbit”
Wonderland “Quadrille”
Wonderland Stickers 12×12
Wonderland Elements 12×12
Wonderland Alpha Stickers “Social Games”
Wonderland Alpha Stickers “Follow the Rabbit”
7 Dots Chipboard elements

Other Supplies:
Shimmerz paint: Candle Light Pearlz, Goldie Lox Shimmeringz
Prima Charme Roses
Black River designs Rub-ons “alphas1”
Tim Holtz Idea-ology embellishments


One of my favourite books of my childhood was “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Inspired by this book I made a mini tag-book. I used a theme of a brickwall and a gate; I used also some natural motifs: plants, birds, flowers, butterflies.



Supplies –  7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland – Royal Garden
Wonderland – Spades and Clubs
Wonderland – Mad Tea Party
Wonderland – Elements 12×12
Wonderland – Alfabet – Social Games
Dreamer – Nights Fever
Dreamer – Daydreaming
Dreamer – City Lights
Dreamer – Drive All Night
Dreamer – Elements 12×12

We hope you’ve enjoyed our post – and you’ve got lots of new ideas to try in your creations! And what were your favorite books?:)