Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mouse Day & Product Review & a Happy Birthday Bobby!

Good Morning All,

Today I have a card to share and a product review that I mentioned last week I was working on.

So for the product review I was trying out the Glue Runner Pro. This is an adhesive gun. It is also the smaller version. There are some out there that look as big as a packing tape gun. If you know what one of those looks like from moving ....I do! It seems as though anybody who had one of these tape guns was very satisfied. They basically said they couldn't live with out them. I wasn't so convinced cause the ones I had seen were all so big.

So I've tried out my Glue Runner Pro and here are the findings. It worked very well. Not cumbersome to use. The pink and green color is really pretty (just thought I would throw that in there!) But the part that did really IMPRESS me was how well the tape dispensed. I've used tape runners produced by a variety of companies (don't want to get into naming names but I've tried many) and the biggest complaint I had was the tape never dispensed completely. The opening on some would gum up or clog, on others a lot of the tape didn't end up on your paper but stayed on the tape and ended up wasted as it fed itself around the winding mechanism. I tried it on both my scrapbooking page and a couple of cards and on both it worked well. One tip I would give is as you pull the tape head across the paper before you lift if up just give a gently push down and then that way the tape seems to finish off nicer. By that I mean you don't waste any glue strips and dispense the amount you meant to. I would give this product the "Thumbs Up".

Now onto my card. Haven't colored a House Mouse stamp for a while or played much with my copics so I had to have a fix of both. I did use an assortment of product from Fargocat Shops to design this card. The two different oranges of cardstock are Bazzill Bling, the green embossed cardstock, Half the Edge Strips.

The Half the Edge Strip I used a border embossing folder from ProvoCraft to jazz it up. Placed two buttons on the sentiment and one on the border to tie things together. Labels nestabilities used to cut the shapes. The green shape and the orange shape are the same size. Stitching in black around everything removed the plain look from the pieces.
Copic Colors Used
YR04 (chrome orange), Y38 (honey), E31 (brick beige), E33 (sand), E21 (baby skin pink),
Y06 (yellow), G07 (nite green), G14 (apple green), RV10 (pale pink)

Happy Birthday Bobby ( I think I have the day right)!

They're calling for cooler temperatures here this week-end. Only the high 80's. lol



Anonymous said...

Marlene said: what a super cute card. Way to go Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne, I like it....very cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Yvonne, really cute card....I like how you scalloped the button border...made a great ribbon....sweet!