I love enamel dots, but are they made of gold?
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Posted: 1/22/2013 7:55:08 PM
Because they're certainly priced that way!

$5 a pack?! I want all the new ones in the shop, but I'll have to go donate some plasma to afford them.

But they're so pretty!


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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:01:10 PM
Yeah...I think they are a little pricey but so cute!


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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:12:27 PM
I completely agree! I was going to buy some since they are so popular and easy to use, but I refuse to spend $5 a pack. Just won't do it.

Kind of like OA Washi. I won't buy it either. Too many others at a great price.




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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:48:36 PM
I thought I has posted earlier but it disappeared

I did buy ONE package while at Archiver's working on a project and really wanted to try them. They seem like a quick alternative to brads and so many yummy colors. I don't think I will buy them again.

But I look at the price of the packages of brads and they are in the $5 range too. It's so hard to stretch a scrappy budget when the embellishments are so pricey.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:14:22 PM
The price went up to 4.99 with this new batch. They used to be 3.99 a pack. They are getting pricey!

I wish I didn't love them so much.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:14:35 PM
I'm not willing to spend $5 to try them out. I'm waiting til they hit M's and HL.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:21:28 PM
In australia they are about $8 or $9 which is so much compared to rhinestones which I can get for less than $3. And rhinestones have about 3 times as many in a pack. I'd love to try them out but it's just too much money.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:50:03 PM
I did notice MME dots went up but I believe you get more in the pack now. I still agree though that they seem a bit steep.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:01:33 PM
I love them, but the prices are ridiculous...as I think a lot of scrappy items are.



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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:05:16 PM
At least there are more in a pack for 4.99 instead of 3.99 a pack.

But I agree they are so pricy.


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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:17:19 PM
I've been wanting to try these out, I didn't realize they were so expensive though! So far, I've just been busting out my brads (I have probably over 1000 brads) to give it the same look. I'll stick with that for now, it's nice to be able to use up some stuff out of the stash anyway.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:29:33 PM
I bought one pack, but I find myself hoarding them. They were so expensive that I don't want to put them down on the page!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:32:58 PM
I know they are pricey but I cannot resist them. There is an extra row in the new packages so I know why the price increase but they are crazy expensive. It still didn't stop me from buying one of each.

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:41:34 PM
I bought three packs of the new MME ones at Archivers today, but that is what I used my $5 off coupon on, so it made me feel better since I didn't find anything else I wanted.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:02:23 AM
Lol! I feel the same way
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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:52:15 AM
Too funny! This post definitely caught my attention!



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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:53:09 AM
Maybe M's will make a Recollections brand of them soon. They got on the ball with washi pretty quickly.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:55:04 AM
Love them they are my most used embellishment, love the new row


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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:33:02 AM
I make my own enamel dots with Viva Decor pens


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:15:36 AM
I love them, too, but I know I can get the same look with the tons of brads I have. The dots are so easy, though!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:21:27 AM

Maybe M's will make a Recollections brand of them soon. They got on the ball with washi pretty quickly.


I am with you on this one- hopefully they will come out with them



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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:45:54 AM
It took me a while to finally break down and buy a pack.
There is no turning back for me now! I completely understand why everyone was willing to spend so much money on them. I love them and use them on nearly every project now!
...Pricey, yes - but well worth it in my opinion.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:54:09 AM
Ive gotten all mine through kit clubs, so I didnt realize how expensive they were. Maybe I wont use a whole package on one page anymore

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:04:40 AM
I love them so much, but sometimes they feel a bit to speedy for me....


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:19:28 AM
I agree! Embellishments in general do seem to be getting expensive. They look cute and fun, but I'm not convinced it is worth paying $5 and up for a small pack of embellishments. I'd rather buy Washi tape, plain brads, buttons, punches, stamps, or patterned paper that I can use to make my own embellishments.

Embellishments are going up...I swear, if patterned paper prices start going over $1, I'm going back to buying stacks on sale at big box stores!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:31:29 AM
HSN just had a glitter looking set of 1200 (I think that was the count) for $30. That was shipping included. They were cute but I love the opaque look. I would have bought if they had been opaque and pastel.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:36:23 AM
I'm also hoping that Recollections brand will get them to market quick. I will probably buy every color they make. (assuming they do?!?!)

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:50:28 AM
Yes they are pricy! But a received a few packages in my last few SC kits- so tried them and love them for boy pages especially. I have bought one pack- darling dear from SC - yep $4.99 but I just loved the bright colors and decided to get them before they sell out. I don't see myself buying any more unless on sale- or they come in an SC kit.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:51:32 AM
Marybeth72, where do you buy your pens? Just checked them online. They look great! Is there a store or just online?


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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:52:51 AM
I make my own from Ranger Enamel Accents & color them with alcohol ink.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:36:07 AM
They look super cute but I am sticking to my million brads! They are a good alternative to me and I already own them (which is even better)
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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:09:22 PM
I have been wanting to try them out to. But I cannot bring myself to spend the new either.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:29:56 PM
Make them with paint. Drip the paint on plastic, let it dry, peel it off, and there you go. You can make any color you want, as many as you want, and any size you want. It might be tricky to make tiny ones though.

$5 is ridiculous. What a rip off.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:30:47 PM
I like them too. I have bought a few and gotten a few in my kits. It's not just scrapbooking supplies going up... everything is. It is ridiculous.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:33:02 PM
jana, I got my Viva Decor pens from ACOT. My local M's & J's doesn't carry them.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:52:58 PM
I bought 1 pack and have not yet scrapped a page worthy of them yet!


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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:14:48 PM
i bought a bunch this winter from a discount scrap website. I'd seen the thread on SC - don't remember the website name. I got 3 packs of MME dots and 3 Mr. Hueys for 19.99 delivered! That was a major score - especially now with the price increase. I used to just throw them on any layout. Now I'll have to determine if my layout is "enamel dot worthy" LOL.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:19:44 PM
I agree I think that is way high compared to other things on the market. I expected them to be more in the $1.99 price range. I was shocked too and thought maybe it was posted incorrectly.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:20:46 PM
I agree, I think they are overpriced at $5 per pack, even if there is more in them. I saw that Basic Grey is coming out with their own version - I hope theirs are more reasonably priced!



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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:22:48 PM
after looking at a few pics of layouts / cards that use them, I can see where they might work better than brads in different situations, but not something I need to spend my $$ on at the moment. Those prices for them sound ridiculously high, too.




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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:01:28 PM
I love everything MME does, but these are just too expensive for me. It's even worse in the UK - they're the equivalent of around $8 a pack...I just can't justify it. If I want something other than a pearl or bling in that kind of size, I use one of my big stash of brads.



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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:56:07 PM
Anyone else finding it hard to find plain brads anymore? I love the bright color ones and I can't find them. The tiny ones too. I do all kinds of things with them. Half circles are my favorite. It really connects things.
If you have brads that aren't the right color you can always dip the heads in paint to change the color.
Another one I'm shocked about the price is buttons. WTH? Like 9 buttons for $4-5. I used to be able to get a bag of them for that.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 5:25:41 PM
I love them, I don't care that they're about $5, if I distribute them in a few layouts, it is worth it in my opinion. I think I have 3 or 4 sets in my cart.
I'm not hugely into embellishing, though, so when find something I like, I use it.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:07:51 PM
I get brads of different sizes, and then I use cheap nail polish. Tah-dah!! Enamel dots for the poor scrapbooker ( me)!



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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:14:13 PM
They are expensive. I absolutely agree, but somehow they still end up in my cart .


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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:22:57 PM
I love enamel dots and just purchased one of every new pack from MME. It was Christmas money well spent!!!! I just use a few here and there and they go a long way. IMO they give an entirely different look than brads. I love enamel dots!!!!


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Posted: 1/24/2013 8:40:07 AM

Maybe M's will make a Recollections brand of them soon. They got on the ball with washi pretty quickly.
I've been looking at those dots but haven't yet purchased any. I don't have the scrapping budget that I used to have. I, too, am hoping M's will get them in.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 9:32:05 AM
They are too cute but for that price you can keep them.
There was another thread about using brads & cutting off the metal prongs. I think this is a good idea and I have a bunch to use already.

For the pea looking for brads: try Oriental Trading, they have bright colors






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Posted: 1/24/2013 11:08:28 AM

Anyone else finding it hard to find plain brads anymore? I love the bright color ones and I can't find them. The tiny ones too.


I've gotten them at Michaels. Including tiny ones. I've gotten tiny ones in primary colors, the next size up in earthy colors and pastels. I don't know if there is another mix or not.

As for enamel dots - do as someone else suggested and make your own with paint and a non-stick sheet/plastic. Use gloss or metallic paint. If you want them a bit thicker (because the paint may spread a little) then use bottles of fabric paints. They come in different finishes, too. You could even make yourself a size template by printing on the rough side of a transparency and using the smooth side for your paint.


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