Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Pop Dots

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!  Although I LOVE paper crafting, I am often horrified with the amount of waste involved with this hobby.  In an effort to save this world for my children and future generations, I do my best to reduce and reuse as much as possible. 

When all the dots are gone from a sheet of pop dots, I keep the sheet and cut bits off as needed.  (I find it much easier to just cut as I go.  However, you may wish to cut the entire sheet and have little bits ready when needed.)  By the time I'm finished with the sheet, the only garbage comes from the protective film - all sticky foam is used.  I figure it makes no difference if I am using "pop bits" opposed to "pop dots" as nobody sees them anyway!  Also, I often cut strips for longer or larger images that I wish to pop.

Cut bits off the leftover sheet of sticky foam as required.
Stick "pop bits" on the back of the image you wish to raise.
Finished shape card - created with Car Decals and "pop bits"
Happy Crafting!


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20 comments:

  1. Great tip. I've been doing this since I started papercrafting about a year ago. It's just another for us to Go Green! TFS

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  2. Great tip!! I do this too, waste not want not, right!! TFS

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  3. That's a great idea! Thanks!!!

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  4. Yea! I have already been doing this, and yes it saves buying new dots until the popped out package is used up, too!

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  5. It's absolutely the best way to save on MONEY and the environment with those pop dots!! I have been doing this same thing for a while! Thanks for sharing the tip with others!

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  6. I do this too! I'm a very frugal person, so making sure I get the most for my money is important. Might as well use it all up :) Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  7. I do the same thing. I have too because I go through my pop dots like there is no tomorrow.

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  8. Awesome tip, who will know if they're not dots!!

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  9. Great tip! I've been doing this too...I use 'em like crazy! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  10. I do this exact same thing as I think I am addicted to pop dotting everything! LOL

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  11. I do this, too, because I want to use up every bit that I can!! Plus to save waste = save money!

    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  12. I, too, do this. It's one of my fav ways to save on pop dots. I also like to be able (especially on the larger sizes) to use the small linear pieces that are left to use on small dainty diecuts. Works like a charm!

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  13. I've been doing this for a couple of years....great way to be both frugal and green..a win win situation!!

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  14. Thanks for tip! And this is the MOST ADORABLE card I have seen yet! I LOVE this. I need to add the card decals to my collection :)
    -rachel

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  15. I've been using the in-between pop dot pieces all along! I like being able to cut whatever length I need to fit those small spaces or the extra long ones. No if I could only figure out a way to not waste so much paper!

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  16. I do this alot!! I use a ton of pop dots and always run out :)

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  17. Hi Kate,
    This is a super useful tip that I've been living by for a while. I'm a recycling/non-waste fanatic so this tip is one of my best ones too! Thanks for bringing it up!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team Member)
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  18. Excellent tip. Never really thought of that one

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