Polka dots -- love them, but I can't help but wonder where that name came? Why polka dots??? I wonder if it is somehow related to the diagram of the dance? How I made this card: Stamped the Polka Dot Background from Cornish Heritage Farms with Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip Classic ink onto SU's Very Vanilla cardstock. Mounted on SU's Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla Cardstock and set aside (smudged it, but the strip hides the smudge!). Cut out the circle "T" with the Mini Monograms cartridge and the Cricut machine. Stamped "hank you" and the three dots with Papertreyink's Paper Tray set (try saying that 3 times) in SU's Chocolate Chip Craft ink. The dots actually had a little star in the middle but I used them upside down and got a slightly bigger dot that way (and no star). Added some SU Certainly Celery cardstock under the letter "T" and some SU celery brads to balance out the card. I saw the circle monogram on another card, but I honestly can't remember where. I was browsing stamping magazines yesterday in a book store (didn't buy) and I think I saw this monogram used this way in the most recent Take Ten (does anyone believe those cards took 10 minutes??). If anyone knows the artist's name, please let me know so that I may give her credit. The Paper Tray set is acrylic. As at least one person commented on my previous post, it isn't all that easy to line these little words up evenly on the laser gridded blocks -- takes a few practice tries to get them just right. However, once lined up, they are a dream to place. I stamped each dot separately and the placement was perfect the first time. Cannot do that with rubber. Stamping with acrylic takes practice -- if you press too hard the stamp "smooshes" a bit and the image is not clear. I understand that some folks stamp on top of a mouse pad. I'll have to try that. The jury is still out on acrylic as far as I'm concerned. ******* To answer a previous question -- Cardstock Vellum is a much heavier weight vellum than regular thin vellum. I love it and it is the only vellum I use. I get mine from Stampin Up, but I believe that Marco's Paper also sells it. I see that some of you prefer my "before" card to my "after" card (post below). I really appreciate the feedback. I'm not blogging to soak up compliments (well, not entirely)! I prefer the second version, but these little bits of art are going to get different reactions from different folks. All opinions welcome here!