Saturday, April 3, 2010

For the Love of Dots - Day 4

Can you believe it's April? I still feel like Christmas was just last month. But let's get back to For the Love of Dots! Today I want to show you a card and a video that I hope will help you see how to use this set and how truly versatile it is!

I always use sentiments on my cards, but here recently I realized that it would be a good idea to have a stock pile of cards without sentiments. And then when I need a birthday card or a thank you card or a get well card, I can just stamp the appropriate sentiment and go. That's where this card started, and I just love the way it turned out.
Isn't that aqua dot background fun? When I designed that stamp I was so excited about the possibilities. I think it could be great to use for some super cute kids cards as well, and as many of you know I don't have ANY kid stamps so I have to work with what I have. And I think this would be a great stamp to use. Or what about the above as a fun graphic Christmas card?




The dots on the yellow background are also from the set, but you'll want to check out the video to see another cool trick with that stamp.


You can also view my videos over on YouTube here.

There will not be a post tomorrow. I hope you all have a great Easter. I will be back on Monday with a few friends to show you even more options with this set! I hope you hop over here then!

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Don't forget I'll be giving away For the Love of Dots to one commenter from all comments between March 31 and April 5 at 10 pm eastern. For the Love of Dots will be available on the 6th for $12.99!

43 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your video was so inspiring and so easy to follow. I just love all the ways you can use this set. I love the dots and how you can use the same stamp and make it look totally different. Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness. Dots, dots, and more dots! I love your videos. It is so helpful to me to see what all can be done with your stamp sets, most of which I never would have though of without your help!!!

Stephanie said...

you are stinkin' amazing girl!!! this set is absolutely fabulous....I didn't have Internet on Thursday & I worked outside all day yesterday, so I'm finally checking out the new design. I love it!! Dots are my favorite & I love how this has a completely unique look...congrats on another fabulous release :)

Mary Dawn said...

i love that bubble dot stamps, it makes me verrah happy!

wendyp said...

(gasp) LOVE that color combo!!! It just says spring to me!

Awesome video!!! Love seeing all the patterns you can create just by changing the way you color the background!!! I remember coloring those doodles too as a kid, LOL!

Ryann Salamon said...

Love the cluster of dots - how fun! I agree that it would be great for a kid design.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Very cute! I love the aqua part, it really pops! Have a Happy Easter!

Karen B. said...

Oooh, swoon. This set looks so very versatile!!! Colors, patterns, everything!

Michelle said...

I like that color combination - and the way the blue looks like bubbles! - - that IS fun.

Cheryl said...

Another lovely, dotty card! These colors are lovely together!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Loving the stamp set and great Video!!!

Laurel said...

Oh cute, love the colors!

Dawn said...

I adore this card Courtney. What a fab set!

Brenda Weaver said...

I'm loving these dots! This is a wonderfully versatile stamp set. I can't wait to get it and experiment with it.

Winter said...

WOW, there are SO many things you can do with this set! Great job creating it! Love the story of your Dad drawing for you in church, great memories helped with the designing...I love it! :)

Shazia Wall said...

SO FUN! I cant wait to get my hand on it I love DOTS!

Laural-Lee said...

Lovin' all the texture on this card!!! Thanks for the video. You're new set is going to ROCK!!

clouds shadler said...

I really like the circle stamps, such a nice video tut! the card is awesome and I luv the colors! Another great set!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Carly said...

Oh my gosh I love this dot set!! Your card is just fabulous!

annieambriel said...

this is probably one of teh most versatile elegant set that I have seen..ooh.. to think that I have just purchased teh last 3 without adding on this precious one yet... love your stamps.. they are really one of a kind... annieling

de said...

This is amazing Courtney! I love the color combo!

Julie E said...

Love the dots, great sizes! I own a dot set, but it is on rubbah and such a pain to make backgrounds with! I can see from your video that clear is the way to go!!!

Summer Braxton said...

i'm drooling over this one. Love those HAPPY colors.

Laura.K said...

I love dots. And those are just special. Thanks for those tips.
I love your card. Blue and red look so good together.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tips and cards! I just love everything, including the swirl you made by curving the row of small dots! I got a kick out of you sharing that you colored squiggle pictures in church...I use to do the same thing and I hadn't thought about it for years until you reminded me of it!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

travelingmama said...

Clearly you are brilliant, my friend! Absolutely BRILLIANT! This is a must have!!! Hope you have a Happy Easter! Hugs!

Liz Thomas (wifelady) said...

I love the stamp on this card - it reminds me of bubbles! LOVED the video and seeing the versatility of this set. That row of large dots is yummy too!

Kay said...

What a great stamp set, Courtney! It's so versatile and will be always be in style. It's a classic! Thank you for the informative video and I hope your allergies get better soon! Happy Easter!!! ♥♥ Kay

AnitaRex said...

Always love your video's! What clever ways you have thought of doing with dots! Love dots!

Lynnette said...

Congrats on the upcoming release of another set in your line. Looks like so much fun! Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday

Diana said...

Just stunning. Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Crafty Creations said...

Great card! Love the colors you chose to use!! Fun dots :)
Maria

Tina said...

I love your video and cards you made with this beautifull set.

Jerin said...

Happy Easter! Thank you for the video, you always share something new that I wouldn't have thought of. I love the dots, especially the "bubbles!" They look so happy, bubbly, and cheerful! They would be great for scrapbooking summertime pictures!

Kary said...

Such creative ideas!! Love what you have shown on the video - how easy it is to achieve different looks with the dots stamps. Really unique & now I want all those stamps;-)

Cindy Lee said...

Ohh...this is so much fun Courtney!!! You know I love this!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Great idea to keep blank cards on hand! Really easy to just stamp a sentiment really quickly, as the need arises!

You're getting super good at this design thing!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous Court! I love the colors on your card!

Randee E said...

So cute, reminds me of bubbles! I could definitely "see" some fun kids cards using that one :0)

craft_princess said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! They remind me of bubbles too!

Cassi said...

I'm in love with your dots! The largest ones are my fave!

Carolyn P. said...

I love your video. I'm loving all the dots!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic video, Courtney!! And I love your idea of stock-piling a bunch of "sentimentless" cards that can be customized with the appropriate sentiment when needed! Thanks for the tip!