Hi again! Welcome to ur next open challenge in the Laboratory of 7 Dots Studio! This time our creative effords were focused on element which is very popular and often chosen by many crafters for their creations: Heart. Hearts have a leading role in many collages, layouts or cards – and they carry both loads of emotions and meanings. How our wonderful DT was inspired by them? Just take a look!


I initially was a little stumped on this inspiration. Hearts tend to be cutesy, and I don’t do a whole lot of cutesy… BUT then I looked at the beautiful All I Ever paper “Velveteen Dreams” and all of a sudden that pattern became hearts to me, and from there this page just took off! I love the combination of the All I Ever collection with a few of the Wonderland heart stickers, because I just adore a bit of black in just about every project that I create. I grunged it up, and it became not so cutesy and exactly perfect to the mood that I wanted to create!

“Your Heart Knows the Way”

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
All I Ever “Velveteen Dreams” Paper
All I Ever Elements 12×12
All I Ever Stickers 12×12
Wonderland Stickers 6×12, 12×12

Other Supplies:
Crackle Paste
Shimmerz Paints in Pop Art Pink, Candlelight, Espresso
Spare Parts Brads
7 Gypsies Rub-ons

The hearts small and big, in the number of five (!) pieces. The hearts drawn and cut, lots of paint and colors. As the base I used paper Drive All Night from Dreamer collection.

Supplies –  7 Dots Studio :
Drive All Night
City Lights
Stickers 12×12
Elements 12×12


I called this page “Monkey’s heart.” Think I wanted to show that usually things are more complicated that it looks at first sight. A lot of layers and directions, meanings, subtexts…

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland – Royal Garden
Wonderland – Spades and Clubs
Wonderland – Mad Tea Party
Wonderland – Elements 12×12
Wonderland – Stickers 12×12
Wonderland – Stickers 6×12
Wonderland – Alpha Stickers – White Rabbit


I love doilies!! LOVE them. Actually, I think I use them on 99% of my projects – LOL! When the newest Laboratory Challenge, ‘Inspired by Hearts’, was posted for the Design Team, I was so excited as I had just recently purchased a bunch of heart shaped doilies from my local thrift store that were perfectly suited!!

True Love

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Dreamer Collection:
Patterned Paper: City Lights, Drive all Night, Sleepless, Night’s Fever
12×12 Stickers
12×12 Elements
6×12 Stickers

I made layout with my mom’s photo. She is so young in this picture and smiles so beautifully! I love my mom very much, so a heart shape is just perfect for this. I mixed two beautiful collections “All I Ever” and “Wonderland”.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
All I Ever – Soft Blanket,
All I Ever – Love and Be Loved,
All I Ever – Velveteen Dreams,
All I Ever – Lazy Afternoon,
All I Ever – elements 12 x 12,
All I Ever – alpha Sweet Sunrise,
All I Ever – chipboard’s,
Wonderland – Quadrille,
Wonderland – Alice
Wonderland – elements 12 x 12

I wanted to try something new. I measured myself against Clean & Simple style. It was a hard though very inspired experience. I made some cards which have one point in common – little hearts. Except hearts I tried not to add too many embellishments. Some old sketches from CAS challenge blogs were my sources of inspiration – Clean&Simple and Retro Sketches.


Materiały 7 Dots Studio:
All I Ever – Lazy Afternoon
All I Ever – Mind Full of Hopes
All I Ever – Peaceful Place
All I Ever – Sandy Beach
All I Ever – Vanilla Buttercream
All I Ever – Naklejki 12×12
All I Ever – Naklejki 6×12
All I Ever – Chipboards
Elise Rebel – Sensitive


And now it is YOUR TURN!!!

We hope you are inspired with our designs and ideas – and Laboratory : Hearts theme.
As you see there are so many possibilities to use this element… 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” – “Hearts”. 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 15.06.2012.
3. Keep your fingers crossed  – the winners will be announced after 15.06. 2012 and they will get prizes sponsored by  7 Dots Studio of course!
We can’t wait to see your projects! Good luck!
P.S.: Congratulations to Habka, who is our winner in the “Mail Art” challenge! Her wonderful work was a feast to our eyes! Thank you! Please email Tusia:  tusia@7dotsstudio.com and we will send it to you!