Sunday, June 12, 2011

Homemade Pop Dots

I came across this great crafty "Quick Tip" when visiting the blog Fantabulous Cricut. Every Tuesday they post a crafty tip. So I tried to make my own homemade pop dots (dimensionals) and it WORKED!! No more high priced pop dots for me. Love it!!

I bought a package of different colored Foam Sheets at Hobby Lobby. They come in a bunch of different colors (I got the primary colors pack). I bought the 50 piece sheets pack measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. It was $4.99, but on sale for 50% off!! That's really cheap for pop dots.

I experimented with the black foam first. I cut multiple strips about a 1/4 inch wide each. (My son is helping me cut in this picture.)

Then I lined them up in my Xyron sticker maker and ran them through.

Then I flipped them over and ran them through again on the other side.

I made some cuts by hand so I have a small pop dot in a pinch. But the great thing is that you can cut any size or shape pop dot you need.

If you're making a card with some black shadowing or black images, when you use the black pop dots you don't see them!! Check out my last post to see what I'm talking about.


  1. GREAT idea!! I'm always looking for quick tips like this myself. Thank you sharing this!!

  2. Hi Carissa - I love your tutorial so much I linked to it from my blog-thank you so much for sharing :)


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