When I make cards, I frequently use foam dots
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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 rows of Stickles! Here's a card I made using that technique. Check out the perfectly even dots of Stickles on the background cardstock.
"A friend is a treasure more precious than gold." Happy 30th birthday Courteney!
Expect to see many more dotted Stickles backgrounds from me in the future!
OMYGOSH!!! That is GENIUS!! I loveeeeeee the card you made using this technique! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
That turned out so cute.ReplyDelete
Not only do I love this idea I also LOVE the card you used doing your idea!!! I wish I had half your creative talent.ReplyDelete
How fun! Love your polka dotted card! :)ReplyDelete
Can`t wait to try this.ReplyDelete
Is it not slightly awkward getting them out the holes? Do u have a technique for it? I just imagine myself getting really frustrated with it... :-P excellent idea! I am going to try this on my next card. Love your creativity!ReplyDelete
Just lift the foam straight up and let the dots dry!Delete
I have always used up the waste from foam dots, but never thought of the idea to use the dots for stickles. Thank you for the tip, I shall be trying that.Delete
This would make it ssooo much easier when working with young people on these projects. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I saw this today and I’m cringing at the lost opportunities! Thank you for the tip❤️ReplyDelete
I like your card. Are you just using the foam dots as a guide for where to squirt the glitter glue?ReplyDelete
Yes, that's exactly it!Delete
I use the waste from the dots but fab idea to use for stickles!ReplyDelete
Very very clever! thank you for sharing your idea and talent.ReplyDelete
Tks for sharing this amazingly simple idea would never have thought it out on my ownReplyDelete
What a neat idea. Never would have thought of doing that. Thanks!ReplyDelete
What are you using under the foam? Wax paper, parchment paper, silicone craft mat?ReplyDelete
I put the foam directly on top of the card base, scrapbook page, etc. that I want the dots on.Delete
Great idea, I will happily and gratefully lift and use it. Thank you clever person😊!ReplyDelete
I am wondering if you could poke holes in a Styrofoam plate and fill with glue glitter if you didn't have foam dots sheetReplyDelete