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joan ervin 09-23-2012 05:59 PM

TLC396 ~ Make Your Own Polka Dots ~ (9/24/12)
Hello everyone....hope you have had a wonderful weekend!!! It's my turn to host this week's TLC........ we are going to make your own polka dots!!!
How many times have you wanted to use polka dot paper but didn't have the right color??? Well, stress no more....we are going to make our own!!! All you need is a punch of some kind and a piece of card stock...yup...it's that easy!!!

1. If you want a random polka dot, just punch around the edges of the card stock layer and cover the center part that the punch couldn't reach with a sentiment layer, image, or flowers.
2. If you want a more uniform polka dot design, dry emboss your card stock with a dotted folder and punch the raised areas.
3. You can also emboss your card stock with a dotted folder and color each of the raised dots with a marker, ink pad, or Versamark Pen, for example.
4. The punched holes can also be used for polka dots....just glue them on your card stock or make something creative with them like a butterfly trail.
5. Back the punched polka dot layer with different colored papers for a variety of color and a festive look.
5. If all else fails and you have a polka dot stamp, use that to make your polka dot creation!!!
6. Have fun!!!!

Holly Brown's Sample
Dotty Butterfly Wishes

My Sample
Beautiful Wishes

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Happy Stamping!!!

bensarmom 09-23-2012 07:36 PM

What a great idea Joan. Can't wait to play!

Cook22 09-23-2012 10:27 PM

Ah! I've done this using my old Fiskar's spring-loaded eyelet punch. Time is tight for me these days, but there's a special polka-dotted birthday coming up soon and I'll do my best to play along with this and get a card made!

Biggan 09-23-2012 11:42 PM

Thanks Joan! Here´s mine;




Nessie 09-24-2012 12:26 AM

Another great way to create polka dots is by stamping them with the rubber end of a pencil. If you use a new pencil, the rubber end produces wonderful dots.I do that frequently as I do not have a polka dot stamp

niki1 09-24-2012 01:25 AM

PFFFFF...no more dots for me today...I do not feel my right hand anymore !
Thanks Joan...I needed this card !
TLC396 Boys like Dots by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hobbydujour 09-24-2012 03:01 AM

Joan you presented some clever ideas...and once I'm over suffering from this bad cold, I'm going to try them. Today I just did the "easy path" with stamping and embossing a polka dot background stamp. Thanks!


n5stamper 09-24-2012 03:23 AM


Holstein 09-24-2012 04:49 AM

Thanks Joan for a very clever challenge. Here is my card. CAS189,TLC396 Dotted thank-you by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 09-24-2012 06:41 AM

Last chance to showcase vsn:

Little Green Apples

Crafty Julia 09-24-2012 06:49 AM

TLC396 Wash
Joan- great challenge- just what I needed for my background here! I used Inkadinkado's It's A Boy stamp set for my children's clothesline, and Sizzix Go Go Boots alpha die set for my lettering and dots. I sewed patches on the overalls on the left, and made a fabric light green dress- far right. Here's Wash

cullenwr 09-24-2012 07:21 AM

So fun! Here's MY CARD.

shelia 09-24-2012 07:50 AM

I tried to combine this challenge and the CAS one. I don't really like how it turned out, but... Thanks for the fun challenge. I'm off to work. I'll be back tonight to check out everyone's creations!!

Merry Christmas Poinsettia by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Crafty Julia 09-24-2012 07:55 AM

TLC396 Belgian Chocolate
I was inspired by this cool looking chocolate bar label- added some "red coffee beans" with SU's Bells and Boughs, and lots of punched dots, along with polka dot dps. Here's Belgian Chocolate

LilLuvsStampin 09-24-2012 08:43 AM

Here's my Sunflower

Crafty Julia 09-24-2012 09:43 AM

TLC396 Take Me Away
I just got this adorable Bubblebella stamp, and decided to parody Calgon's bubble bath slogan- so I used a seafaring background as her "daydream" while she happily soaks in her tub. I used Cuttlebug's Divine Swirls EF for the background, and blue glitter glue and punched paper circles for her bath bubbles. Here's Take Me Away

momof5sons 09-24-2012 10:38 AM

Love this, Joan...I will definitely revisit this! Here is my Know card.

newchinamom 09-24-2012 10:42 AM

Here is mine...
TLC396 Make your own dots by newchinamom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


Markey 09-24-2012 12:05 PM

Thanks so much for the Fun Challenge

Here are my Polka Dots

marshallgal 09-24-2012 12:52 PM

Joan, this was way too much FUN!! I chose to use a brand new pencil eraser to make my polka dots on the bg layer and then also punched red dots with a 1/8" hole punch and glued them to the centers of the embossed snowflakes. Thank you for a great challenge! I've never been much of a fan of polka dots but had a lot of fun with these and will surely do some more!

Christmas Candle.Shea by marshallgal - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Clownmom 09-24-2012 01:17 PM

I had actually done this same technique on a card yesterday. To make my polka dots, I sponged ink onto the debossed side of a piece of cardstock. Here it is --

Snowlady and Polka Dots

misscindy 09-24-2012 01:49 PM

Here's mine
Polka dot challenge by misscindy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

k dunbrook 09-24-2012 02:19 PM

Fun challenge...thanks.
My dots are hard to see but they are there.

here is my card:

Everything Rosy?

justwritedesigns 09-24-2012 04:53 PM

Thanks for the fun challenge, Joan! Here's my Just for You. Thanks so much for looking!

sumtoy 09-24-2012 06:11 PM

Birthday With Dots

Thanks for looking

artystamper 09-24-2012 06:46 PM

A great idea and fun challenge Joan! here's mine! CC394 Life Is Good by artystamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

bensarmom 09-24-2012 06:56 PM

This was such a challenge I wasn't sure I wanted to post it. However it took me so long that I had to post it to account for my time! LOL Here's my card .

n5stamper 09-25-2012 02:28 AM

Here is my CONGRATS.

sue28 09-25-2012 03:12 AM

Great idea to make our own polka dots, Joan, my card -

CAS189 TLC396 Suede & Crumb Polka Dots by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

sue28 09-25-2012 03:43 AM

My 2nd card for this challenge, Joan -

TLC396 QFTD131 Seeing Spots by sue28 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

fairsinger 09-25-2012 08:13 AM

This was so much fun! I found a polka dot stamp I didn't even know I had! I combined this challenge with the CAS challenge to make this CARD.

Thanks for a fun challenge!

donidoodle 09-25-2012 12:05 PM

here's mine:TLC 396 Just a note by donidoodle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

n5stamper 09-26-2012 02:43 AM


Beate 09-26-2012 06:03 AM

I am a bit late, but I did it. :) Trying to get back into the challenge chasing, is more like challenge limping. LOL

Thankful for you

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great day!

BarbieP 09-26-2012 10:52 AM

Finally got a chance to play, Joan. Fun challenge. Here is my card:

Dance in Rain by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

n5stamper 09-27-2012 03:37 AM


scrappinmama72inpa 09-27-2012 08:06 PM

What a fun challenge. Thanks so much.


bon2stamp 09-28-2012 12:29 PM

Just a few polka dots here.

No Shoes

JeanetteF 10-04-2012 11:17 AM

I love polka dots! Thanks so much for a fun challenge.
Here is mine: Birthday Wishes

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