Dimension is the name of the game in my cards and layouts. That means a lot of dimensional dots, foam, or whatever you want to call it. That stuff is NOT cheap *however okie is...but she ain't easy...well okay maybe after a few drinks okie might be a little easy, but that's a whole notha post*.
I started buying mounting foam last year so I could cut my own and it was cheaper than buying sheets. The only problem was that it stuck to my scissor something terrible so I came up with the idea of placing the foam on paper that stickers came on so I could cut my own without having to cut each one individually. I shared this idea with my friend and partner in crime, Linda, who in turn posted it on the Cricut messageboard. I had requests for a video how to so here it is........
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN POP DOTS
I have had questions about the foam tape being acid free. I don't know if what I used is acid free but I do know that the Scotch Mounting foam is acid free. Since I don't use it directly on a photo I don't worry about it being acid free. Hope that helps! :)
Also, my friend Linda said Freezer paper does NOT work. The mounting foam sticks to it.
I am amazed that you have the patience to do this! I would mess up so badly, and I would have little squares all over the place :) But thank you so much for sharing this idea :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Thanks girlly...I be a cheapie too. Wonder if Wax Paper would work? I will give it a try in the next few weeks.ReplyDelete
What a good idea!!! Love it :) I will be using this one. TFS.ReplyDelete
Great idea!! I'm into anything that saves money. I'm like you and really love the pop dots. Thanks for sharing this with us. CarolH :)ReplyDelete
Leave it to you to be so smart. Thanks for showing us a so valuable tip.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lady! That's a GREAT idea, I too love to use pop dots but wow they sure are costly... TFSReplyDelete
Okie...that's service. We ask...you do, LOL. TFS I do have a question...is that mounting tape acid free? If not I suppose it's still alright for cards and crafting. Much cheaper than pop dots.ReplyDelete
Aaaaaargh! I made a whole sheet of these this afternoon using my freezer paper that's got shiny on one side.ReplyDelete
DO NOT USE FREEZER PAPER! The foam didn't peel off when I tried to use some of the dots just now!
Use the sheets from mailing labels or stickers like Okie did in the video!
Okie, thanks for posting this! It will save a lot of money for people who wanted to try it for themselves.
Thanks so much for the tip! It's always helpful to save money and hey your even recycling! Thanks again! :)ReplyDelete
WOW, what a GREAT tip!! I have that foam tape & I will be trying this new technique tomorrow!! Thank you sooo much for sharing that!ReplyDelete
What an amazing idea.. thanks this..i was looking for dollar store pop dots today and couldn't get but ihave a ton of foam.. now i know how to use it better.. thanks..ReplyDelete
Who wudda thunk! Thanks for the video.ReplyDelete
I'm not even going to say that I am still waiting on my package from you. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! LOL!ReplyDelete
For a good time call....1-800-555-OKIE!!!! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing this! I am going to make them. I love stampin up dimensionals but other pop dots are too thick so I think this will be perfect!!ReplyDelete
OMG.... You are such a genius. TFS this video. Gotta go out and get some mounting tape.ReplyDelete
great tip Okie...I am one to use every bit of my 3d adhesive but this idea is neater because sometimes I get all kind of shapes when using the 3d scraps :)ReplyDelete
Helen your box is in the guest room, still packed up with stuff I haven't unpacked. If I can find out which box your box is in I would be doing good! Maybe I can find it when I am off a few days later this week. LOLReplyDelete
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Cutting category today [15 Mar 09:34am GMT]. Thanks, MariaReplyDelete
Thanks, Okie! Great tip!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing Okie. btw don't call yourself easy, rather you are overly friendly after throwing back a few :)ReplyDelete
What a marvelous I dea Okie thanks for sharing. I have check pop up dots and they are almost 4.00 for a small package. This is a great great idea. you are top of the list in my books.ReplyDelete
What a great idea Okie and thanks for the idea of freezer paper because i was gonna use it.ReplyDelete
What a great idea thanks Okie. and thanks for the idea of freezer paper.ReplyDelete
Great idea, Okie!!! I can see where this would be a huge money saver!!! I have used the foam mounting tape a lot, but never thought to cut it into little squares like that. I have also picked up jigsaw puzzles at yard sales and cut up those pieces to pop things up. If you can find a Puzz3D puzzle, even better since they are foam.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this great tip!!!
Thanks Okie for the update. I think somewhere in my stash I have some of the scotch mounting tape...now to find it. : )ReplyDelete
OMG ... Okie ... you are a GENIUS!!!! How did you ever get so smart???? (Carol is scratching her head and wondering why Okie is so much more creative and cleaver than she is!) I definitely need some one-on-one Okie lessons!!! I want to be this good too!ReplyDelete
Thanx for sharing this incredibly FANTASTIC idea!!!
Awesome...thank you so much for posting this video! :-)ReplyDelete
Awesome idea and Thank you for the video! Now, I just need to get some mounting tape :)ReplyDelete
that's such a great idea! very cost effective. i also jsut use the WHOLE package of popdots!ReplyDelete
OKie -- you rock. Also go buy some Tim Holz Red Handled sissors, I think they are non-stick. You'll LOVE THEM!!ReplyDelete
You are wonderful!!!!ReplyDelete
And you always share your ideas!
One Great Lady you are!!!!
Great video Okie... I just started making my own glue dots from Aleene's Tack it Over & Over and they turned out fantastic. This isanother cost cutting measure I'll be sure to try out. What brand is your rotary cutter?ReplyDelete
Linda in Stanwood
so could you use the backing paper from the xyron adhesive rolls after you make your stickers and peel them off. that backing paper is shiny and I have saved it before to replace other stickers back on it.ReplyDelete
this was great it would be something good to do while watching tv shows. making pop dots while watching your favorite show would make the time past.
Great idea! Has anyone tried using the top side of the protective plastic for the Cricut cutting mat?ReplyDelete
Ty so how for that video, I live pot dots too! And I'm a penny pincher so this helps me alot.ReplyDelete
Well, this is freakin brilliant. I found this post in the hardest way possible.ReplyDelete
Very cool - I am doing this!!!