Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another Use for Foam Dots

When I make cards, I frequently use foam dots to pop up an element on the card.  Here's one of many sheets of dots that live in my adhesives basket.  

Years ago, I used to throw out the sheet when I used up all the dots.  Then I realized I should save the unused parts to cut apart to make pop-up strips for larger items.  Now I've discovered another purpose for used-up sheets of foam dots.

They make a perfect template for cute little rows of Stickles!  Here's a card I made using that technique.  Check out the perfectly even dots of Stickles on the background cardstock.

I hope some of you try this out.  I'd love to see what you make!


17 comments:

  1. Awesome idea!!! Beautiful card!!

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  2. never thought of that -- so cool!

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  3. Great idea. And if you don't have that kind of pop dots, you could always cut a template with your Cricut or go old school and use a hand held paper punch.

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  4. Such a cool idea Cindy! I love how your card turned out.

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  5. OMG WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA.... CANT WAIT TO TRY THEM...I ALWAYS WANDER WHAT I COULD DO WITH THOSE BESIDES CUTTING THEM UP FOR POP UP STUFF..TYTYTYTYTY
    JEAN

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  6. I use a hole punch to punch out dots from the unused portion, too, as well as cutting strips.

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  7. do you let it dry or put it directly on the card?

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  8. Cindy, I came across this on Pinterest! I love the idea and was happy to see you were the one sharing it!

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  9. Awesome idea, thanks for sharing.

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