It is difficult to see the embossed cupcakes in the background- another favorite of Thomas! The Lego blocks are made with 1 inch and 1.5 in rectangles and backed with black. The dotsa re made with a hole punch and put on with dimensionals that are cut very, very small! I read on a blog recently that Kristina Werner uses folded glue dots for the same effect. Believe me, I will try that next time! My favorite Curly Verses add the sentiment for Thomas's card.