Dots & Spots Free Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up!’s Dots & Spots Die is one of the newest additions to the free SaleABration offerings. Place a $100 Stampin’ Up! order before tax and shipping and choose this free through August 31, 2022. 

You might be stumped on how to use this dotted background die. In this post, I include a free tutorial for creating one card using this fun die.

Need more ideas? Click here to see a Halloween card using the Dots & Spots Die. 

Dots & Spots Free Tutorial

Please enjoy these step-by-step instructions for making the featured card. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sunny Splash (158784), Rays of Light (158925)
  • PAPER – Parakeet Party (159259), Pacific Point (111350), Daffodil Delight (119683), 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (159253), Basic White Cardstock (159276)
  • INK – Parakeet Party (159208), Pacific Point (147098)
  • OTHER – Stylish Shapes Dies (159183), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Dots & Spots Die (159164), Paper Snips Scissors (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Parakeet Party – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and folded in half
  • Daffodil Delight – 4 ½” x 3 ¼”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Pacific Point – 3” x 2 ¾”
  • Basic White Card Stock – 5 ¼” x 4”, 3” x 1 ½”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”, scrap
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 DSP – 3” x 1” (dot pattern)


  • Stamp the Rays of Light stamp on the front of the Parakeet Party card front with Parakeet Party ink.
  • Stamp one of the swimsuits from Sunny Splash on the Basic White card stock scrap with Pacific Point ink. Hand cut with Paper Snips Scissors.
  • Pop this up on a circle cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies using the 2 ½” x 2 ½” inch white card stock. Layer this on a scallop circle cut with the Layering Circles Dies from the 2 ½” x 2 ½” Daffodil Delight card stock.
  • Die cut the Pacific Point 3” x 2 ¾” card stock with the Dots & Spots Die and adhere to the top portion of the 4 ½” x 3 ¼” Daffodil Delight card stock, leaving a quarter-inch border around the top and sides.
  • Stamp the “Hello Sunshine” sentiment with Pacific Point ink on the white card stock measuring 3” x 1 ½” (make sure to stamp near the bottom) and attach to the Daffodil Delight card stock, just below the Pacific Points Dots & Spots piece.
  • Add the DSP on top, covering the seam, as shown above.
  • Attach this whole piece to the card front.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the circle on the card front.
  • Stamp the swimsuit with Pacific Point ink in the lower right corner of the 5 1/4 “ x 4” card stock and adhere to the center of the card.

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