Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holy Adhesive Batman!


This week at Celebrate the Occasion we’re doing birthday cards (using a sketch), and it just so happens that yesterday was  my mom’s birthday.  And the card that I made was for her. So, I bet you’re wondering what adhesive has to to with my mom’s birthday. Well, I used 4 different adhesives on this card. And I burned my finger with hot glue. More on that later.

DSCF7309I used Flower Shoppe to make the flower.

DSCF7318The stamp that I used has very fine details, got to love Versamark ink.

DSCF7321I left the inside blank because I wrote my mom a message.

DSCF7317The flourish is from Prima – Say It in Crystals in clear.

Starting with the flower. I have to say I love it. And, knowing myself, I think I might use this cartridge way more than I should. So, I’m just going to put that out there right now. It’s found on page 16 and it’s called Fun4. I cut out six layers starting at 3.25” and ending at 2”. I used the red patterned paper because my mother’s favorite color is red. Actually, that pattern paper was one of the very first sheets that I bought when I got started last year. And, I am so happy that I finally got to use it. I still have an entire sheet, and I’m thinking that I’m going to either use it on something for Valentine’s Day or fancy Halloween layout. Who knows?! And, I digress!

If you end up buying Flower Shoppe, I high recommend that you invest in a glue gun with a fine tip. This is the one that I bought, here. I had been using my trusty orange glue gun from way back, but it produces a lot of strings and the nozzle deposited a bit too much glue, therefore burning my fingers.  I will go a bit further and say that you only need the glue gun when you’re dealing with thicker paper and cardstock. The red pattered paper was lightweight so I used Scotch Quick Dry for those.

Here are the details:

  • 5.5” x 5.5” Card Base, Papertrey Ink True Black
  • Mat I, Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel
  • Mat II, DCWV All Dressed Up Dancing Polka Dot
  • Flower: Flower Shoppe Cricut Project Cartridge
    • Fun4 page 16
    • All Dressed Up Dancing Polka Dot
    • Colorbok Red Roses (Jo-Ann Open Stock)
    • Darice Rhinestone
  • Black 5/8” Offray Double-faced Satin Ribbon
  • Embellishment: Prima Say It in Crystals Clear
  • Black Colorbox Pigment Ink (Flower inking)
  • Versamark Dazzle in Frost
  • Black Zing Embossing Powder
  • Fiskars, “Make a Wish Quotes,” Stamp Set
  • Inkadinkado, “Artistic Flourish,” Stamp Set
  • Inside Mats: Colorbok Red Roses and Paper Company Cream
  • Zots (to keep the ribbon down as I don’t have a sewing machine)

Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother! Thanks for coming by. Have a blessed day.


  1. Hey Trell! This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet your Mom will love it! Thanks for the tip on the glue gun! ;)
    Laurie fellow DT member

  2. What an elegant card, very nicely done. ~Shen

  3. Beautiful!!!
    Love your big, bold, gorgeous flower!

  4. Gorgeous!! Love the flower!!

    Nicole - CTO DT

  5. Trell, You did an awesome job on this card it is HOT!! love those colors. I need to get flower shop after seeing this card. This is truly an amazing card. Everything about it is great.

    DIANA L.

  6. What a FABULOUS card! I love the great rich colors and that flower is AMAZING!

  7. Really beautiful card, your flower is wonderful along with your elegant embellishments and DP's :)

  8. Oh how gorgeous! I just love everything about this card. The colors are beautiful and the elements of detail are amazing!!
    Charlotte DT

  9. GORGEOUS card Trell.Love the colours and the flower and the bling are great.

  10. This is just stunning! I love everything about it. You are one talented guy! I have an award on my blog for you.

  11. This card is absolutely beautiful! I love that flower and the papers you chose! Everything from the stamp to the bling is amazing! Awesome job!

    ♥ Rayna

  12. I love how beautiful and elegant this card is. You did a fabulous job =)

  13. WOW!! that flower is gorgeous and Happy Birthday to your mom!! I'm sure she loved this beautiful card!! and your right gotta love VERSAMARK!!!! Enjoy your weekend!!

  14. Oh my goodness, what an absolutely STUNNING card!! Your paper choice was FANTASTIC (that's one of my favorite color combos!!)... Your mom must have just adored this!! I am a glue gun junkie, so I sport plenty of blistered fingers (even burned my leg with some rogue glue once!!)... Last year I made myself some "finger friendly" ice packs (ring shaped ice packs) that I never craft without now!! LOL... I hope that glue gun is being nice to you now!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Your CTO DT Sister,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  15. Trell, this card is amazingly stunning!! The flower is SO beautiful, and all the colours look fantastic together! I'm sure that your mother LOVED her card and I hope that your finger is healed from the burn!! My brother just burned his finger with the hot glue gun as well...:( it looks super painful!!

    Hugs from your fellow CTO DT,


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