Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Case of CASEing Two Lin/Lynn's!

Yesterday I needed to make and get a birthday card out in the mail to one of our nieces who lives in S.C.  AND, my mother-in-law asked if I could also make one for her as this particular niece is also her granddaughter:)  Hmmmmmm, what to do when you need not one, but two cards for the same person and your mojo is slowjo......

You CASE it!!  Ironically, I ended up unintentionally CASEing two different Lin/Lynn's:) I saw this beautiful card here on Lynn Put's blog using Papertrey ink's set Ruby Rose and it inspired me to create this:



I changed up the colors to Stampin' Up's coastal cabana and baked brown sugar (for the sentiment) and Hero Art's butter bar and green hills.  Couldn't resist adding the Recollections enamel dots and Darice sequins.  I really love how fresh and pretty this color combo is!
Other Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up's stylish stripes embossing folder, coastal cabana cs and pp and sentiment; Papertrey ink white cs and flourish (from The Sweet Life set), MFT banner dies, Hero Arts sunshine cs 

I absolutely ADORED both cards in Lin's post here and knew I had to give this pie chart technique a go:


I used the die that coordinates with Papertrey Ink's set Hello Sunshine to die cut my pie chart triangles from Amy Tangerine's fun Sketchbook pp collection.  The negative flower panel was die cut with Spellbinder Blossom Two.  I thought the quirky font of this sentiment from Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases set was perfect:)
Other Supplies Used:  Papertrey Ink white cs, button from stash, Stampin' Up white twine

Speaking of celebrating!  Just had to share a pic of the Mega Margaritas our local Mexican restaurant served to our group last night in honor of Cinco de Mayo:



Hopefully it's "kosher" to enter my second card only in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Thanks to both the Lin/Lynn's for their awesome inspiration!!



10 comments:

Lin said...

Two beautiful cards, Robin! Thanks for pointing out Lynn's blog; I'd never visited before, but I'll be following her now. And thanks for the sweet references to my cards - I love your pie chart flower with the fun sentiment! So pleased to see that you've entered it into our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

Julia Altermann said...

Love the second card – the die cutting and patterned paper shaping the flower inside is so very pretty!

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness! Just adore both cards, Robin! Wonderful bright colors on both! ♥

CinnamonSally said...

Two beautiful bright sunny cards Robin.

Rosemary said...

you have been busy... not one, but two fabulous cards... the first one is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Greta said...

What a lucky niece! These are both so neat, Robin! Wish I'd been with you for Cinco de Mayo--LOL!

Lynn Put said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you switched up the color combo and the addition of the enamel dots and sequins! And the patterns and design on your second card look wonderful.

joy said...

Beautiful cards, Robin! I love these happy colors and I am sure that your niece will love both cards!

To answer your question - I did have to run my new dies back and forth through my Big Shot to get clean cuts. I am wondering if I need to get one of the metal shims to help with this, because another new die that I got is really giving me trouble!! Grrr!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry...did you say "slowjo"? Are you serious?!!! These are AMAZING!!! I love the blue, white and pop of yellow card, and your pie chart card is so colorful!!!

Trinh said...

Two fantastic cards and a round of yummy drinks? I can't ask for more than that! And there's nothing wrong with your mojo; both cards are beautiful.