Liquid Scrap Dots

March 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm 115 comments

Welcome to the next step of the Helmar Blog Hop, featuring Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, a notebook full of dimension, and a chance to win!

I absolutely love Liquid Scrap Dots.  One of the most unique adhesives on the market, it allows me to create unlimited dimension on my projects.  I don’t have to stack anything or be careful where I put glue so it doesn’t hit air.  All I need to do is squeeze out my desired amount of Liquid Scrap dots and stick!  It squishes into all the crevices so I get dimension where I need it.  And once it dries, the embellishments are secure and supported!

I also love notebooks.  Even though much of my life is organized via electronic gadgets, there is still just something about writing in a notebook that makes me happy.  Since it is the first day of spring, I decided to celebrate with a new notebook full of dimension.



  1. Remove covers from notebook.  Cut paper to fit covers, then mark and cut holes for spiral binding.  Glue paper to front and back covers with 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  Reassemble notebook.
  2. Stamp 5 large flower-print petals in Sour Apple ink, 3 “bloom” printed petals in Coral Red, # medium flower print petals in Moss Green, and 3 small dotted petals in Canary onto white cardstock.  Cut out petals leaving thin white border.
  3. Stamp one stem and 2 swirled circles in Moss Green, and one dotted circle in Sour Apple.  Cut out images.  Cut small rectangle of white cardstock and stamp “smile” in Coral Red.  Edge in Canary.
  4. Arrange largest petals as desired on notebook cover.  Apply thin layer of Liquid Scrap Dots to underside of petals and attach, lifting ~ 1/16 inch.

5.  Repeat step 4 using Coral Red, Moss Green and Canary petals.

    Glue one green swirl circle to center of flower using Liquid Scrap Dots . *note how the Liquid Scrap Dots is able to get into all the layers to support the entire embellishment.  Can’t do that with foam!*

    6.  Use Liquid Scrap Dots to attach flower stem under flower layers.  Layer
    remaining Moss Green circle, Sour Apple dotted circle and sentiment
    rectangle in lower right corner of notebook.

    7.  Cover pen with coordinating paper using 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

That’s all there is to it!  Strong, easy dimension for any embellishment.  I’ve used Liquid Scrap Dots with paper, wood, metal, chipboard, flowers, clay, and even ribbon.  It has worked wonderfully with everything I’ve tried.

Want to try some yourself?  Leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing to win a tube of your own.   I’ll pick a winner on Monday!

Then, hop on over to see what Laura Achilles has in store for the next step! Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…


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Get ready to hop! The Liquid Scrap Dots winner is…

115 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eva  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful project and these Scrapdots are AWESOME!!

  • 2. ruth tacoma  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    This sounds like an amazing product! I hope I can find some locally!

  • 3. Kelly Massman  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Oh, I really like that notebook! Cute!! Cute!! Cute!! Thanks for a chance to win some of the adhesive!

  • 4. Nathalie  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I love the 3D effect that the Liquid Scrap Dots add to your project! It is such a unique product! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 5. Joan  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I love the projects.


  • 6. Erin G  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    LOVE IT!!! Love your notebook! It’s screaming SPRING. 🙂

    Those Scrap Dots are awesome!!! Who doesn’t love squishy glue! 🙂

    Inky Smiles!

  • 7. Lauren S.  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Positively gorgeous! Those liquid glue dots seem so neat! Never heard of anything like them! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 8. Leslie McLaughlin  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Cute project – can’t wait to try the products!

  • 9. Glenda Hart  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This one cute notebook. Thanks for sharing all the dimention on this project. The side pictures are great for showing us exactly how this product works.

  • 10. Shelley W.  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Adorable notebook! I wish I could find liquid scrap dots nearby!

  • 11. Laura Stewart  |  March 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    cute note book!

  • 12. Me-Ma Kim  |  March 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    WOW! I love the note pad, I also love to make my list the old fashioned way! I am LOVING all the different types of Helmar glue and learning what you can do with it. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Me-Ma Kim

  • 13. Pinky  |  March 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Carla, I love your project girl!

  • 14. Debbie Cornish  |  March 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Great looking notebook…love the layered affect. I have never heard of liquid glue dots and would love to give them a try. Thanks for sharing your project and instructions.

  • 15. gloria johnston  |  March 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    great notebook. I love notebooks too. I just started using pop dots and love them. Having them in a tube would be great. Love your project. thanks for sharing. Oh and the Pinky Lee sent me today.

  • 16. Becky T  |  March 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I’m so loving these product samples. I have to get my hands on some of this wonderful product

  • 17. Erika Taylor  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    What a super sweet notebook. I love this

  • 18. Sandy  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Cute project! I am the queen of pop dots so I definitly am liking this one!!! More bang for the buck???

  • 19. divinity  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    the 3-D affect is sooo awesome!!! i use it on cards are scrapbook layouts all the time — it makes the project different. love what you created — that flower looks amazing! 🙂

  • 20. Viji5858  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    SUch a pretty project! Would love to win some of that awesome glue!

  • 21. carla Oliveira  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    OMG those liquid scrap dots look awesome, I want some…LOL Pinky sent me over here. Love that flower that you did.

  • 22. Pam S  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    WOOO, this is awesome! I did not know about this dimensional adhesive, I would love to play with some! Lovely project, thanks for the fab directions!

  • 23. Shannon Blinn  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    How fun! These are a must have!!

  • 24. Sara Carns  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Wow! I’ll be honest, I’ve never used liquid scrap dots, but they definitely look like a MAJOR must-have! Great project, thanks for sharing!!!

  • 25. Laurajean  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    these are by far the best glue dots around….absolutely LOVE them, wasn’t sure at first, but LOVE them.
    gorgeous projects Carla 🙂
    Tfs 🙂

  • 26. Brenda  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I have never heard of this stuff, but the effect it has is amazing! Love that flower!

  • 27. juliewalton  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    This is also my new go to adhesive, I use it on almost every layout. LOve your notebook…I makes lots of those too 🙂

  • 28. Joni A.  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The notebook looks so dang cute! Love the idea of liquid dots for a 3d look! Thanks!

  • 29. TracyM  |  March 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Love your project Carla and love that you can add dimension without being restricted to the thickness of foam dots!!!
    Thankyou for the chance to win TracyM:)

  • 30. Sue  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for chance to win. I’m really getting excited to try all the different adhesives this brand has.

  • 31. Marci  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Carla, I love this! Awesome use of those Stampendous stamps chickie 🙂

  • 32. Renee  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    What a neat product…I HAVE to get some of this and try it! This is CUTE!

  • 33. RaisingAlexis  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Love the project … and the concept of liquid glue dots!

  • 34. kimbethke  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve never seen this adhesive but it definitely looks like a MUST HAVE!! Great notebook!

  • 35. Amber Joy  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    What a cute notebook. Love all the colors in the flower. Great job.

  • 36. Tish Treadaway  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Cute project! I love liquid scrapdots, a must have to add dimension to projects!!!

  • 37. Stacy Caddy  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Great job!! I really want to try this glue… Thanks for the chance…

  • 38. Cathy La Hay  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    What a great project and this looks like a fantastic product. I will have to find me some of it!!

  • 39. Kari D.  |  March 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve been wondering about scrap dots! Now I know how they work! thanks!

  • 40. Tami B.  |  March 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Love your floral notebook and this sounds like an amazing glue product that I need.

  • 41. sandyh50  |  March 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Cute project! I would love to try the Helmar liquid scrap dots!

    sandyh52001 at yahoo dot com

  • 42. lizzie  |  March 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    now that’s ADORABLE!!!

  • 43. Kim  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I love dimension! Will have to get some scrap dots to play. Thanks for sharing.

  • 44. gwen Anderson  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Adorable notebook!

  • 45. KimL141  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I love pop-dots, but this glue looks way better!

  • 46. Leslie Mozak  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    beautiful!!!! eager to try this glue!!!

  • 47. Mary Gulbrandson  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Love your notebook!! What an awesome product, I’ll definitely need to try it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 48. Susie #6652  |  March 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    This looks so cool ! What a concept…you can use what you need to make the dimensional that you wish….love it ! thanks for sharing !

  • 49. silvia haynes  |  March 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Great Journal!! That Glue looks awesome!!

  • 50. Tona  |  March 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Loved your project! That adhesive looks amazing!!

  • 51. Lisa Campion  |  March 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    These Scrap DOTS are amazing! Just saw Donna Downey use them the other nite on her camera bag project — unbelievable! Love your project – so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 52. Helen Bisesi  |  March 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Cute notebook!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 53. Brittney Aldous  |  March 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I’m lovin’ this dimension!

  • 54. TammyM  |  March 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I have heard a lot about this product but have never found it locally. Would love to win this as it sounds like the most awesome adhesive out there! Beautiful work too 🙂

  • 55. Teresa Godines  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Never used liquid scrap dots before…. But I think I will try now. I love you notebook. Great Project

  • 56. Nikki Brewer  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    i love these..i have never seen these before…i so want to try them out!!!

  • 57. Denise Harris  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    WOW….this is great! I use dimensionals all the time…and this would be great to try out.

  • 58. Kelly Sas (also stampkjs)  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    What a unique product! I didn’t even know this amazing product existed!!! Thanks for sharing and showing such a cute, cute project.

  • 59. Terry  |  March 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Very cute little notebook! Would love to try this stuff. Looks amazing.

  • 60. TRICIA B.  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I would love to try this- it looks so cool-I saw it today on donna downeys blog -I really want to try it. Would love to win some-thanks for the great giveaway!

  • 61. Karen Patterson  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Wowzers that flower is fantastic, and I would love trying the liquid scrap dots…….

  • 62. Ginnifer Maloney  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I have been wanting to try this product forever! What a great concept!

  • 63. delaina  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    love the notebook and I would love to try the adhesive!!

  • 64. Heidi Edwards  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I am glad I went on this blog hop! I didn’t know Helmar sold so many different products! I love their 450 quick dry. I can’t wait to try all these “new to me” products! thanks for sharing and I love your notebook! Great colors and I like how the liquid glue dots gave you the dememtion that you needed.

  • 65. Heidi Erickson  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Cute project.. I have never used that type of adhesive.. Would love the chance to win one to try my self.. Thanks for sharing..

  • 66. Lynda aka arlsmom  |  March 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Fabulous dimension on your project!!!

  • 67. Beth R.  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Oh Carla, what a sweet project. I love how crips all of your cutting is! Wow! The Scrapdots are absolutely perfect for what you created. You reminded me why i LOVE liquid Scrapdots. TFS and inspiring me! Hugs!

  • 68. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Love this product, just used tonight while scrapping.

  • 69. Scrappy Val  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Loved your cute little notebook .. I am so excited to try these liquid pop dots 🙂

    Thank you so much !!!

  • 70. Scrappy Val  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Loved your cute little notebook .. I am so excited to try these liquid pop dots 🙂 they sound and look like they are so easy to use.

    Thank you so much !!!

  • 71. Ivania  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Beautiful!!!! would love to try that glue.

  • 72. Debbie aka Scrapenabler  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Great notebook.

  • 73. Sophia Allison  |  March 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Great project, would love to win, thanks!

  • 74. Robin Gibson  |  March 21, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I SOOOO love that notebook….and would LOOOOOVE to give the liquid dots a try! I LOOOOVE things to pop of my pages and cards…what a great way to accomplish this! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks:)

  • 75. chezhui  |  March 21, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Looks awesome Carla, and I never knew about Liquid Scrap Dots (but now I do) thanks for the tip!
    The only crafty thing I do is scrap booking a yearly album.

  • 76. Kim Sonksen  |  March 21, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I have never heard of this kind of glue – I SO need that one. Your step by step is fantastic!

  • 77. doverdi  |  March 21, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Cool notebook. The Liquid Scrapdots sound like a neat product. I’ll definately have to look into them while trying to find Helmar products here in Ontario, Canada.

  • 78. Shannon White  |  March 21, 2010 at 7:36 am

    wow. I’ve never seen this stuff before! I got through a lot of foam dots. this seems more economical!

  • 79. DawnL  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:06 am

    so cute! love my scrapdots!

  • 80. StampinCathy  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Your notebook is so cute and inspiring. All crafters need this type of adhesive. Thanks for a chance.

  • 81. kate  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I totally need this adhesive!!!
    Your notebook is very cute. I am a notebook girl, too!

  • 82. Virginia  |  March 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    How cute! Love the Helmar products!

  • 83. Marsha  |  March 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I want some scrapdots-where do I get them?

  • 84. Charity  |  March 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Now there’s a nifty product! Great project tutorial on using too…thanx!

  • 85. Tracy  |  March 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Wow, I’ve never seen this, and would love to try it. Thanks for showing how to use it.

  • 86. Cheryl B  |  March 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Oh, I would love the chance to win this product. I have seen this used on some of Helmar’s designers’ projects, but have not found any in my area. I need to just order some online, but it would be so much more fun to win some! Thank you. Your projects are beautiful.

  • 87. CoreyW  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    so this works like a pop dot? wow! what a great concept and much easier than popping each one out!!! tfs!

  • 88. scrapycandy  |  March 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    This is cool…what a great solution to my problem with 3D! Thanks so very much!

  • 89. Belinda  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    That is adorable, I have to find the Scrap Dot Glue, that is just too cool!

  • 90. donna g  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I have been dying to try this product since I saw it mentioned in conjunction with the Inspired artist retreat! It appears to be very unique.

  • 91. ellen s  |  March 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    oh i HAVE to have these! and i love love love love your project, so cute!

  • 92. janis  |  March 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    your project is soooo cute! thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  • 93. Gloria L.  |  March 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Wonderful idea! I would be glad to try some!

  • 94. Syeda  |  March 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Really cute little notebook! Never heard of liquid glue dots. Sure would love to give it a try.

  • 95. Susan Tidwell  |  March 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This looks like a fab product. I can’t wait to try some. Who would’ve thought – glue dots in a tube!

  • 96. beulahmom  |  March 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Would love to win this product! Thanks for the opportunity. Your project looks great!

  • 97. Jen  |  March 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Love the spring inspiration!

  • 98. Gail C  |  March 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Great project, thanks for sharing-
    I too love the scrapdots!

  • 99. crobinson4  |  March 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Wow! That is the neatest!!

  • 100. Trina Leeson  |  March 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I am now intrigued, lloks like a product that would be verrrrrrry handy in my craft space 🙂

  • 101. Beth Warren  |  March 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Looks like a neat product, I’d love to try it.

  • 102. Janet Zeppa  |  March 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    This product sound so cool! I would love to try it out.

  • 103. stephanie  |  March 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Love the 3d effect

  • 104. Deb Long  |  March 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I have got to try this stuff!!!

  • 105. patty burnett  |  March 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    This product looks like something I would use a lot. Hope I can win it. Patty

  • 106. Barbara Rogaczewski  |  March 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    This dimensional adhesive looks amazing! I can’t wait try it!

  • 107. Dena  |  March 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Love the dimension that scrapdots give! Wish I had some to try out!

  • 108. kate blue  |  March 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I like that you can use it on more than just paper and chipboard!

  • 109. lola  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Love this I would really like to try it. I think this is something I would like to order for my store.

  • 110. noeleen  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    wow! i have never seen this product before. i just learned something new. thanks:)

  • 111. Tina Mayo  |  March 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That is so beautiful…totally… I have to try this..I have never used this adhesvile but am defintely gonna try. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • 112. Rita Timmons  |  March 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    The notebook is super cute! I definitely have to try some of these glue dots….

  • 113. Jona Panesa  |  March 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    would love to try this liquid dots. its so cool!!!

  • 114. heather garl  |  March 21, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I’d love to try this product! I think I could have some fun with it!

  • 115. valerie chmielak  |  March 22, 2010 at 12:13 am

    WOW!! That is totally awesome!


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