Blog Hop with Nani Ke Ola

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever Nani Ke Ola blog hop. We love 7 Dots Studio and we’re so excited about the release of the newest collections that we have decided to do something special for you and have a giveaway! You should have made your way from the Nani Ke Ola blog where Thandar shared a fabulous layout with you. Next, make sure to follow along as Heather shares another wonderful project with us.

To qualify for the prize, make sure to follow and comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop. You have until December 1st, 2016 to comment and then the winner will be announced on the Nani Ke Ola blog on Monday December 5th, 2016! Take a look at the fabulous prize Nani Ke Ola has put together for you! Good luck everyone!

For an additional prize, make sure to follow us on Instagram and comment on the prize photo there. You can search for #NanikeolaBlogHop for the prize picture also. You have until December 1st, 2016 to follow and comment. The winner will be announced @Nanik3ola on December 5th, 2016. Here is the prize pack you could win! Good luck!


@Nanik3Ola @lccrafts85 @heifer21  @beanie_me

Now onto my project!

For this project I choose to use the new Writers Block collection from 7 Dots Studio.

I have been using embossing powders and archival inks on my projects lately and found that they are scattered all over my craft area. For ease of access without the clutter, I decided to alter an amazing wooden cigar box that was given to me by a friend. This box has rich color and it pairs nicely with the Writers Block papers.


The first thing I did was measure and cut strips from the Inkwell paper and adhere them into the spaces on the top and front of the box. I used black soot distress ink around the edges of the paper strips to give the area a more cohesive feel. At this point I loved the look so much I had trouble trying to figure out what to do next. I walked away and came back a few days later to finish.


I was inspired by the backwards imagery of the paper and decided to do something similar to the remaining sides. I turned the Writers Block  Alpha stencil backwards and added some molding paste which I tinted gray with fluid acrylics. Once all the sides were completely dry, I reapplied the stencil over the pasted areas and darkened the gray color up with black soot distress ink and a foam pad. They gray was just too light for the box and the ink worked like a charm.


At this point the outside was finished, so I moved onto the interior. I knew this box was meant for storage so I left the bottom of the box as is but I embellished the lid area. I used the Sincerely paper as the background. I added some hand cut photo corners and faux stitching to the edges. The pen nib was fussy cut from the Torn paper. I colored the Writers Block chipboard braces with cheap black acrylic paint and did the same to the alphas. The typewriter keys were rub-on stickers I had laying around.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to go out and CREATE something today. Remember, follow along with all the blogs and Instagram for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Don’t forget to stop by the store and check out the new 7DS collections. Happy Crafting!

Supplies List:

7DS- Writers Block Collection Kit

7DS- Writers Block Chipboard

7DS- Writers Block Alpha Stencil

Distress Ink- Black soot

Molding Paste

Fluid Acrylics


16 thoughts on “Blog Hop with Nani Ke Ola

  1. Oh my gosh! As usual you hit it right out of the park! I love your use of the stencil on the sides. Funny, I just put together that the paper images are backward because “writer’s block” is referring to old time printer’s blocks, which were backwards when you looked at them. I love your piece, it’s so beautiful!


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