Papertrey Posse June Petite Challenge-Something Trendy

This is my first time hosting a Papertrey Posse challenge and lately I have become very aware of "trends" in the world of cardmaking. Almost every month we see something released by Papertrey Ink that falls into the catagory of the latest trends. This month, I thought it would be fun to focus a challenge on creating something using something "trendy". The first thing that came to mind as being trendy is pinwheels. I have been seeing them pop up all over the place, so of course I had to take a stab at making a card using handmade pinwheels. Here is my example of something trendy:
This is a long card, measuring 4 x 8. The red, white and blue swirls are from Little Bitty Bird. The Friendship jar has three sizes of foil stars glued inside and the pinwheels have lollipop sticks supporting them. There is an clear cardstock jar layered over the sticks which was adhered with spray glue. I have found that as long as you only stick it once and don't lift or move the clear cardstock, none of the glue residue shows. Not at all. Just make sure to get it right the first try! The pinwheels were made using Bitty Dot paper and a small star brad holds it all together. The finishing touch was a little star tag with the sentiment on it and some red/white twine. This will be a perfect card for one of my friends whose birthday is on July 4th.
My challenge to you, my Posse friends and anyone else who would like to play, is to create a card using something "trendy". I can't wait to see what you all create.  To play along, just create your card and link it using Mr. Linky on the Papertrey Posse blog.

15 comments:

Pamela said...

This is just so adorably perfect! I love seeing all your empty next crafts. (I'm an empty nester for the summer -- can I say struggling?)

I hope your Wednesday is full of joy,
Pamela

Denise said...

This is fantastic! I definitely would love to play along with the "trendy challenge"... and I must admit, I've really been wanting to try pinwheels, too. HUGS.

Jen Carter said...

Yea!! Pop up box and I can comment again!! Yippee!!

Oh. my. word. This is soooo cute! I love the pinwheels in the jar! That is so creative and stinkin' cute! I can't say enough about how creative that is! And, the red, blue & white swirls finishes the card off perfectly!!

Joyce said...

I love your card. It's so clever. There are so many interesting elements, including: how in the heck did you get those curling lines so straight across the card????? I had no idea that pinwheels were trendy. Now, I am in the know. I wonder what else is trendy, because I am clearly a very 'out of style' gal. I will play along with your challenge anyway. Maybe, I will start my own trend.
Joyce

Monica K. said...

Wow, love this!! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and you nailed it with this festive card. The pinwheels are so cool (and you're right, very trendy) and I like how you added the stars to the jar and the loops to the background. Ok, I love it all. Really fabulous card!

I'm Renee said...

So adorable I want to scream!
Love that pinwheel!
And you've got me wanting to try them...
I may spend my day making pinwheels since I'm laid up! :)
But this card is perfect...
the little stars in the jar...
love it!

Nadine said...

LOVE the pinwheels Cathy!!! Also loving the red, white, and blue on kraft!

Becky said...

Oh holy moly, this is about the most adorable thing I've ever seen! I love how you put something in the jars that didn't come with the set! Way to think outside the jar :)

Oh, goodness, Cathy! You couldn't have made this card any more perfect! Love it!

Kara said...

this is so cute!! i love everything about it, especially the mini pinwheels!!

Amy said...

Eeeekkk!!! Cathy. This is fabulous! I love pinwheels and don't use my dies enough. But you know what I love the most? That you put those mini pinwheels in the jar! That is a great idea!

Jen said...

How in the ham fat do you never cease to amaze?!!! Holy cow Cathy this is so en trend it's crazy...crazy beautiful! The mind boggles! Well done my gloriously crafty friend! Brava!

Annemieke said...

Great card!! You see pinwheels more and more... but i love them!!
Annemieke

Sue Ann said...

LOVE....... and the kraft paper is so Main Street USA.... totally love this card!!

Marybeth said...

OMG love this card too. Red , white and blue my favorite .

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