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Old 03-31-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
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Saw these advertised at Joann.com. Has anyone tried using them as a card embellishment. They come in sparkle, solid and metallic. They look like they could be a cheap embellishment. They need to have small sampler packs. Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:27 PM   #2
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I have not used diamond dotz specifically, but they look like they are basically flat backed gems (well, resin pieces). I've used flat back swarovski crystals before because I could buy them by the piece from a bead site.

Looking at the individual dot packages (which is what I think you were looking at--the ones that are like $1.49 on sale?), I see that they are 2.8mm. That is really small. The smallest swarovski flat back I was comfortable with was a 4mm, and even that is pretty small. (In sequins, for instance, I prefer a 6mm.) I couldn't find dimensions for the ones that look like they are squares.

They do have multi packs, but since these are marketed for diamond painting, I'm guessing a small sample pack would be unlikely. I think you probably need a lot of each color if you're making a "painting" from scratch.
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They're perfect for shaker cards and I have used them on cards. They come in different sizes, but are small.
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I do Diamond Dot painting. I find it very relaxing, much like paint by numbers. The dots are plastic and produce a lot of static electricity. You would have to dust them with cornstarch or anti-static powder to keep them from sticking together in shaker cards. I think they would work well if you want to glue them on like gems and rhinestones.
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I bought some gems intended for nail art that are similar in size to the Diamond Dotz, and you can get "sampler packs" for super cheap! They tend to be 3mm-4mm in size. Here's a link to a slew of them on Amazon: Nail Gems
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Assume you know that Dollar Trees have some small stones as well, in the nail department, that I would imagine would work as well. I don't make as many cards now since my Grandmother has passed, so I haven't tried it. But it would be a less expensive option. They have various colors in a pack.
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What type of adhesive would be best to use when adding to cards since some are so small? I have used Tom Bow Liquid Glue when adhering older embellishments that have lost their stickiness and works really well. Not sure if Tombow would work on such small dots.
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What about the false nail glue? Seems like that would have a small tip and would withstand a lot???
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I like the shaker card idea. I have tons leftover from the projects I have been doing. They are small, but gluing them to a card is another great idea.
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I will look into using it. Thanks for the idea.  I have so many of them given to me by my sister who has been doing the diamond projects for a while.  Need to find a use for them before I get them piled up too much.  Shaker idea would be great too!
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Saw these advertised at Joann.com. Has anyone tried using them as a card embellishment. They come in sparkle, solid and metallic. They look like they could be a cheap embellishment. They need to have small sampler packs. Thanks.
My sister has made several of the 3D sets and ended up with loads of extra dots so she shared a bunch. I use them as embellishments all the time!
I sorted them into color families for ease of use, placing them into little Dollar Tree clear containers then into a snap box to keep organized. To me they are a perfect addition and cheap!
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My sister has made several of the 3D sets and ended up with loads of extra dots so she shared a bunch. I use them as embellishments all the time!
I sorted them into color families for ease of use, placing them into little Dollar Tree clear containers then into a snap box to keep organized. To me they are a perfect addition and cheap!
What do you use to adhere them? Did you purchase the snap box at Dollar Tree also? I need to find an easy way to store them.
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Did you purchase the snap box at Dollar Tree also? I need to find an easy way to store them.
I bought a few of the pill sorting boxes from CVS. I had some Extra Bucks, and they weren't very expensive. I'm currently making a medium sized canvas, so I bought a large pill sorter and a smaller one. I also use spare contact lens cases, which I get with every order on 1-800-Contacts, if I have a few extra colors. HTH.
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