Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MIM #104

Making Pinwheels
Ashley did the tutorial for MIM at PapertreyInk this week.
She challenged us to use handmade pinwheels on our projects.
If you're making the smaller pinwheels from the squares die, she recommends (and so do I)
the lighter weight pattern pack.
The summer sunrise yellow paper is woodgrain embossed. (Hard to see in photo) 
Vintage picnic, card basics, double ended banner, and leafy border dies
Summer sunrise, white, enchanted evening, leafy green, and spring rain cardstock
Other: PTI twine, baby buttons (Hancock Fabrics), red and white twine (the Twinery)
blue button from my stash

The inside gets the picnic basket filled with flowers from the Strawberries stamp set.
Hand drawn stems and leaves.
This card is off to my mom. She hasn't been doing well, and I hope the colors and sentiment will cheer her.



24 comments:

  1. Lovely pinwheels, Nancy! Very colorful and bright and just perfect together with the picnic basket!

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  2. This card will bring a smile to anyone's face. Love the pinwheels. great idea to use twine for the sticks.

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  3. What a fun basket of pinwheels! It's such a cheerful card.

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  4. A picnic is a perfect place for pinwheels, Nancy ~ how fun :)

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  5. The picnic basket is perfect for the mini pinwheels. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon.

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  6. Awesome card Nancy. Great choice of colors....

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  7. Just adorable! Love how you used the twine for the stems. Beautiful happy colors:-)

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  8. Just adorable! Love how you used the twine for the stems. Beautiful happy colors:-)

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  9. just adorable. Those pin wheels must be itty bitty to fit into that basket.

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  10. That is so cute Nancy. I like how you incorporated the picnic basket with the pinwheels :)

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  11. O my goodness! Absolutely adorable! Love those tiny pinwheels in the picnic basket. Vintage picnic is one of my favorite PTI sets! I know your mother will love receiving this.

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  12. Nancy this is adorable!! I love all the sets you combined, and pinwheels and picnics are a perfect fit!! Really beautiful card.

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  13. Sorry to hear your mom is not doing well. This gorgeous, adorable card is sure to cheer her up. At first I thought the pinwheels would be too small for anything , you proved me wrong. Pinwheels in a picnic basket just seem to go together.

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  14. This makes me ready to go on a picnic and have the type of weather that accompanies one. Those bright colors are sure to make anyone's day better. I hope they accomplish just that for your mom.

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  15. What a bright , happy card! I hope the basket of pinwheels brightens you mom's day!

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  16. Love this basketful of mini pinwheels!

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  17. Hi, Nancy :)
    Thank you for the warm welcome & happy comment!
    I love your group of pinwheels in the basket. So cute & the colors make it so cheery. Perfect sentiment, too.

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  18. I absolutely adore everything about this card!!

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  19. So bright and colorfull, love it!! Makes me long for spring! (and it is still snowing here in the Netherlands..)

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  20. This card is fabulous! I love the pinwheels in the basket and all the fresh and vibrant colors.

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  21. Sorry I didn't get to this super sweet pinwheel card sooner. It is so adorable.

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  22. I really don't want to make anyone feel bad but yours are always better than the inspiration photos! If you ask me (and no one did) they should use yours as the inspiration.

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  23. Just got my PTI Newsletter and saw this stricking card..LOVE everything about it ..SUPER!!!!
    A MASTERPIECE!!

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  24. Love this card and I adore the stamp set!

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