Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Papertrey Posse 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, is to create a card using something "trendy".  I can't wait to see what you all create.


  1. Oh!! Cathy this card is THE cutest! Can't wait to play!!

  2. What a great card.

    Well, I hope that you are right about Houndstooth being trendy, because that's what I used on my card. Thanks for letting me play.

  3. Love this ADORABLE card, Cathy! I'll have to brainstorm this one a bit, fun challenge!!

  4. very cool! and I finally played along. loved this challenge. I'll have my card up on Monday!

  5. I just linked mine up! thanks.