Dotty for Dots

I love a good polka dot. This pattern is so versatile and classic that it can be used in a variety of ways on your pages. Here are some of my current favorite polka dot papers.


Kaisercraft, Pop Collection, Polka

Lawn Fawn, Mon Amie Collection, Let’s Polka, Mint

Doodlebug Design, Fun in the Sun Collection, Polka Dot Party

Polka dots also appear on washi tape, stencils, and embossing folders–on just about  any scrapbooking product you can imagine!

One of this month’s challenges at Scrapbook Challenges, the Sketch Crew was tasked with using polka dots somewhere on our layouts. I chose a cute bold red paper with large white dots from Simple Stories to make this page about my family’s recent trip to the fair.

The bright color and random dot pattern evoke the sense of fun and whimsy we found at the fair.


We live on a farm out in the country. The small town near us hosts a fair each year. It is not very big, but the kids still enjoy going. We went one evening this summer just as the sun was going down. I was able to take some great photos of my husband, the kids, and the rides. I chose a few pictures that captured the excitement and magic of the evening.

Since I used this bold polka dot paper, I cropped my photos fairly small and converted them to black and white. The colors in the patterned papers give a sense of what we saw that night, even though the pictures are not in color.

So take a look through your stash as see how you can incorporate polka dots into your next project. And if you would like more inspiration, visit the Scrapbook Challenges blog.

Now go create!

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