Altered Tea Box ~ 7 Dots Studio

Altered Tea Box

I am always saving things from old wrappers, gift bags to tins and boxes. So when  I  order my tea from one of my company’s, I new I wanted to alter one of these amazingly sturdy boxes. And what better than to make it into a holiday or birthday gift for someone special.

Front 7 Dots Box.jpg

This box transformed over a few days. From working on the initial base of the box to making the eco-print muslin pillows for the compartments, to the actual outside of the box.

Here is a video of the creative process:


I hope you enjoy a few close-ups.

Close up 7 Dots Box


Close up 7 Dots Box 2


Close up 7 Dots Box 1

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7 Dots Studio

Dreamscapes 9 mm 12×12

Dreamscapes Under the Covers 12×12

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Tags 12×12

Soulmates Chipboard

HomeGrown Clear Stamp

Cotton Candy Dreams Hexagon Stencil

UmWowStudio Cicada

UmWowStudio Triangle Fade

Relics and Artifacts Flaming Heart Ex Votos

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Grunge ATC’s with Creative Embellishments

I am happy to be part of Creative Embellishments 5 year anniversary party. We are holding a weekend long crop with tons of prizes, challenges and inspiration.


For my challenge, I decided to jump on the bandwagon of ATC’s, Artists trading cards and now the new Artist Trading Coins. A mini piece of art that is trade among artists. Somewhat like the concept of baseball cards.

ATC's Creative Embellishments

Here is a short video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups.



Don’t forget to join the Creative Embellishments Fan Page to share all your fabulous CE creations.

And there are tons of great prize packages 9 in total. So be creative, join the fun and get  busy celebrating Creative Embellishments 5 year Anniversary!



Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Circle Stamp

Washi Tape Clusters

Washi Tape Shape Cluster

Other Supplies:

Ciao Bella Paper Le Repubbliche Marinare

Lindy’s Gang

Emerald Creek Embossing Powder


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Air Mail Artist Trading Coins ~ 7 Dots Studio

I just had to try the new trend of ATC’s-Artist Trading Coins. I had an idea of using the Air Mail Collection and the matching UmWowStudio MASH that goes with the collection. The neat thing about these is it really makes you thing outside the box. hahah they’re circles. I used multiple elements from the collection from the die-cut elements to the word stickers.

Heather Air Mail ATC

I started with just getting the base cut using some thick cardboard I actually got from DeeDee. Measuring 2.5 inches (6.35 cm), I used my sticker maker to glue on the paper from the 6×6 pack, perfect size to fit 4 on a piece of paper. After some background stencilling, I used the die-cut element and stickers to build up a little cluster on the coins before topping it off with the word stickers.

Here is a video


Here are some close-ups for you all.

Heather ATC close up

Heather Air Mail 3

Heather Air Mail 7




Air Mail 6×6 Paper Pack

Air Mail Postage Note Stencil

Air Mail Elements Stickers 6×12

Air Mail Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Air Mail Word Stickers 6×12

UmWowStudio Paper Airplanes Stencil

UmWowStudio Love Letters MASH

UmWowStudio Air Mail MASH

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Untitled Shabby Chic Layout

Hello All. Today I am sharing another page I made for a for a friend. She needed a gift for a new bundle of joy named Milan. One awesome thing I love about Nicolle and  Creative Embellishments I can always find what I need for the perfect layout.


I made this one special, a personalized blank page that will fit a 3×5 photo.


Here is the video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups.


I started out on the backgorund with the Distress Text Stamp and embossing powder in two differernt colours. I wanted to pull the colours from the paper.


Using the new Flourish 2 Stencil with some crackle paste I added more elegant texture and set a side to dry before adding a few sprays. I toped off the bacground work with deep purple ink and the Distress Crackle Stamp over both the emossing and the crackle.


Using various embossing colours I add layer after layer to the Love Flourish Corner Set along with the Grape Vine Frame and the word set Milan Valentina.  I put various layers of paper along with flowers, silver mesh and a little bit of bling all together on the page.




Thank you for stopping by today!


Entered in Mixed Media Place

August Challenge – I was inspired by the pure shabbiness of the mood board along with pretty colour pallet, I encourperated that in to my layers of the composistion.



Creative Embellishments

Milan Valentina

Love Heart Flourish Corner Set

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Text Stamp

Grape Vine Frame

Flourish 2 Stencil

Stamperia Flower Alphabet

Petaloo Flowers

Lindy Gang Spray and Embossin Powder

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Something Found ~ Creative Embellishments

Another month at Creative Embellishments and great mood board with another unique twist. Something found…..Well the kids and I find stuff all the time in the gardens,most of the time alive, but sometimes dead. Over the years we have found butterflies and moths that have completed their circle of life. So for this month I wanted to showcase one of the beauties we have found. I started with the Large Tag and after covering, I did a variety of stamping with different stamps and colours. I used some of my favourites: Distress Checkered, Distressed Moroccan and the Distressed Burlap. There is a subtle checkered pattern in the paper and I added some more texture with the Distress Checkered Stencil. Using the Oval Intricate Frame, I showcase the butterfly. And titled the tag with the Unique word from Unique Word Set. I made a video of how this came together. With the kids being home from school on summer holiday and the weather being so beautiful, I do create outside as much as possible. This day of creating was another day to enjoy those times.

Butterfly tag

Here is the inspirational photo and the twist again is to use something found on your project.


Here is the video

Here are a few close-ups.



Thank you for stopping by today!



Creative Embellishments:

Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Checkered Stamp

Distressed Burlap Stamp

Distress Moroccan Stamp

Oval Intricate Frame

Large Tags

Unique Word Set

Other Supplies

Craft Box UK – The Other Side Paper Collection

Prima Marketing Flowers

Lindy’s Gang Hydrangea Blue, Batchelor  Button Blue, Buccaneer Bay Blue

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Tag inside a tag ~ For Tres Jolie

This will be my last post for Tres Jolie, My 3 month guest DT position has expired. If your looking for a kit club, you can check out Kims at

Hello all, I’m back today to share a tag set I made with the Tres Jolie August Card Kit. This fun loaded tag was made with the paper pack from Prima. There was lots of details in the paper that worked great for fussy cutting and adding more elements to the tags. This is a tag inside of a tag. A little twist on just a plain tag.
TJ tag set 2018 August
Here is a video I made for you all.
Here are a few close-ups for you.



I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Mixed Media Layout with Tres Jolie


Hi everyone, Heather here today to share a mixed media layout made with the Tres Jolie Main Kits and some elements from the Mixed Media Kit.

While trying to finish up some much needed holiday albums, I picked a photo of us visiting the the Wreck of 10 Sails. A spot where 10 British Ships en-route to the United States all wrecked on the reefs of the Cayman’s back in 1794.

TJ Layout August 2018

Such simple moments like these do make good memories, it was such a scenic view and the history behind the reef was just amazing.

This layout was a bit more simple for  me, I see layouts that are very elegant with very minimal layers and I wonder if I can try it am actually make something worth showing. So I have been experimenting with a ton less layers than I am used to.

I started with the mixed media kit on the background using various embossing powders. The powders I used were from Lindy’s;

I made a video if you want to follow along with the creative process.

Here are a few close ups





I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Steampunk Tags – Old Treasures

Hi all, I want to share a fun set of tags I made with the Steampunk City Collection from Craft Box UK. So fun and and unique. Old treasures that are in the new world, the are creations that are revamp and refurbished to work, with cogs and gears, altered enough to serve another purpose.

Steampunk Tags MTW Mini

I am entering these tags in the More Than Words Mini Challenge this month.


Here is a video for you all


Here are some close-ups for you



Thank for stopping by today!



Craft Box UK

Steampunk City 12×12

Steampunk City Clear Stamps

Steampunk City A4 Paper Pack

Steampunk City Metal Embellishments

The Other Side 6×6 Paper Pack

Creative Embellishments

Steampunk Wings

Steampunk Wings

Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Grid Stencil

Grunge Corner Stamp

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“Yesterday” Vintage Layout


Hi All, I would like to share today a vintage looking layout of my little sister Amy, she always has a great smile and such a warm and careing heart. I filtered the photo to make it look more aged and exposed. This picture reminds me of the flapper era of the roaring 20’s. The sassiness, the bob hair style and the newsboy cap that was so popular during that timeframe.

Vintage CE August 2018

Heres a short vidoe of the creative process.


I always start with somekind of background work on my layouts, weither its stamping, adding texture with pastes or using paints and sprays. I used the distress morracan stamp to pull more of the vintage patterns from the other paper. And with this layout I used the Distress Weave Stencil to add some texture that flowed with the paper pattern.



I started out with the doily frames and the honeycomb stitch boarder. I altered with some baked textures to add a little more sassy to the chipboard.


I love layers and between the velvet texture of the ribbon, and the thick enamel of the embossingon the chipboard, it adds to that old feeling of expensive textiles and fabrics that where so saught after at that time.




Entered in the More Than Words Challenge Blog ~ Vintage & Yesterday



Distress Weave Stencil

Honeycomb Stitch Boarder

Simple Doily Frame

Distress Script Stamp

Distress Screen Stamp

Distress Moroccan Stamp

Past and Present Word Set

Other Supplies:

Baked Textures Rocky Road

Prima Vintage Emporium Flowers

Authentique Classique Pretty Collection, Beauty Collection

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Shabby Chic Canvas Tres Jolie


I got the pleasure of playing with the mixed media kit from Tres Jolie this month. It was a fresh mix of colour and textures. Combining it with elements from the main kit, I made a pretty shabby chic canvas.

Tres Jolie August Canvas.jpg

Here is a short video to watch.

Enjoy the close-ups.




I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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