Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Papertrey Ink's MIM #104 Handmade Pinwheels and RetroSketches #51

Today I have two cards to share, one for PTI's Make It Monday and one for this week's RetroSketch's challenge. On both cards I decided to pull out stamps that had not been used before.
For this week's MIM Ashley taught us how to make pinwheels out of a piece of square paper, it was so quick and easy to make. I adhered two pieces of patterned paper together to have 2 colors but next time I would use a piece of double sided paper, it would not be as thick and easier to fold over. Head of to Nichole's blog and take a peek at all the wonderful creations that have these adorable little pinwheels on them. 

My second card is for RetroSketches I used a stamp from Market Street with a camping theme and pulled out patterned paper from last years Stamp-A-Faire to match.


Make It Monday
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White
Patterned Paper: PTI - Limeade Ice and Orange Zest
Ink: PTI - Limeade Ice and Orange Zest
Button: PTI - Orange Zest
Stamps: PTI - Sentiments Signs

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Blueberry Sky and Fine Linen
Patterned Paper: PTI - Fine Linen and Camping
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia
Buttons: PTI - Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Market Street - Gone Campin


  1. I love both of these!!! Your Pinwheel card is so cute! I love those two colors together! :)


  2. Your pinwheel card just popped! Love those bright colors and the way you did the sentiment is awesome!

  3. These are both fantastic. I love the colors of your pinwheel card. They are so cheery, and perfect for a get well card. Love how you popped part of the sentiment up, too. And, your retro sketches card is so fun. I am not much of a camper myself, but I can certainly appreciate a super cute gingham camper. Great match on the patterned papers, too.

  4. The bright colors on the pinwheel card are perfect together!

  5. The pinwheel is fantastic, Kim ... great colours and what a wonderful sentiment! I love the colour combo on the camper card too ... such a cute design! Anita :)

  6. I love the pinwheel for a get well card!! And the camping card is wonderful - the cute little map paper is perfect for the gingham(?!) camper! Thanks for joining us at retrosketches!

  7. Great balance of colour on your pinwheel card and use of pp's on your retro sketches card.

  8. Both are wonderful cards Kim! Your two toned pinwhelel is beautiful ,weren't these fun and easy to make! Your second card is adorable love the little trailer, and I seem to rember you don't like camping!

  9. Kim love both your your fun and so creative cards! Perfect pinwheel and amazing colours and your Bon Voyage with the trailer? Is that for me to take that road trip we have been discussing?

  10. I love the colors of your pinwheel card! I also love how you popped up the word rest. Great cards!

  11. Stunning! This is such a happy card. Perfect colors, and it's got great balance. I love this!!! Bev

  12. cute!! i've got to try these pinwheels!

  13. Love how you did the sentiment on your first card! The brightly colored pinwheel is perfect for a get well wish. Cute sketch card too!

  14. So, so cute! What happy cards!!

  15. Kim, both cards are very cute, but I especially love the pinwheel one. I love the colors you used.

  16. Kim these are both fabulous!!
    I love the colors you used on the first one...
    spring!! :)
    And such a fun take on the Retrosketches...
    love that little camper! :)