A Special Anniversary Card

Hi everyone! It's me Gabrielle Pollacco here with my last project as guest designer this month here at Cheery Lynn.  My Mom and Dad's 55th anniversary is coming up in a few weeks so I thought I'd make up a special card for them.  Ever since I was a little girl, my parents always treasured the cards the most from us kids, especially if they were handmade.

I used a bunch of pretty papers from Maja Design Winter collection with some of my favorite CL dies to make this card.  Can you tell I'm fascinated with the lattice die?  I can't seem to get enough of that one!  For this layout I mounted it behind a circle I cutout using 2 cups to trace out my circles.  For the flourishy leaf design I just had to use my favourite flourish die (I'll tell you a secret....I thought I had lost this die and was so upset, it's seriously my all-time favourite leaf/flourish die, I was ready to order myself another!....then I found it about a week ago, it was in the case for my Revolution machine (I finally remembered I put it there because I pretty much always use that die when I pull out my machine :)

I also used a couple of the lace border and lace doily designs to accent the circle design as well as the edge of the corrugated cardstock I used.  And I just love to use those lace corner designs to finish off my cards.

For the flowers I used the beautiful Gardenia strip die.  I just love the pretty rosy design this die gives.  The petals were cut from white cardstock and I just used some Victorian Velvet distress ink by Tim Holtz....I just randomly tinted parts of the petals using a soft make-up sponge, leaving some parts white.  I wanted a small 3rd flower for this floral cluster so I used a few of the smallest Sweet Williams die cuts to make a little rose.
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I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects this month as Cheery Lynns guest designer, as always it's been an absolute delight working alongside all lovely ladies on this design team and working with the amazing Cheery Lynn dies!


  1. Oh Gabi your work is uber pretty. Congrats to you and your parents big hug Amy xxx

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  3. This is gorgeous and they should love it!

  4. This is so pretty Gabrielle....love, love the colors and the card is beautiful. Your parents will definitely cherish this handmade treasure.

  5. Габриель, это очень-очень красивая открытка! Романтичная, нежная и немного винтажная. Мои поздравления вашим родителям)))

  6. Thanks so much ladies! It's been such a pleasure working with Cheery Lynn's beautiful dies! xo

  7. Soooo gorgeous! I can almost smell those roses, they are so realistic!
    Stunning work, as always!


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