Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Special Anniversary Card {Maja Design & Cheery Lynn Designs}

So today is my day to share a Maja Design project with everyone and it is also my last day as guest designer over at Cheery Lynn Designs (dies) I thought I would combine these products and make a special card.  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 thought I would use the colors from the Maja Design Mood board this month (this mood board challenge is already finished but I wanted to be sure to do a project because I so loved the board this month....the next mood board challenge will be posted on the first Tuesday of the month - February 4rth ).

I used a bunch of pretty papers from Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics collection with some of my favorite CL dies to make this card.  For this card I went with the lovely burgundy/cream/pink papers in this beautiful new collection.

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.
Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:
Maja Design Products used for this project:
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  You can find the Cheery Lynn products at many of your local scrap stores or check the links I provided in the list above.  Maja design products are becoming more and more available to the North American market, some online retailers are The Scrapbook Diaries and Moments of Tranquility.  You can also find stores in your area if you check the storefinder at the Maja Design website, I know they have been busy updating their list since the CHA. :)


Vicky Alberto said...

so pretty and your flowers are amazing!

Kathy G. said...

This card is stunning. As always, everything you do is so inspiring. Loved all you work with Cheery and continue to love everything you do with MAJA.

Sarah - Crea S said...

So beautiful Gabrielle, just so romantic. And congrats on your parents! Hugs,

Paper Profusion said...

Wow - absolutely beautiful card. Nicola x

Frk. Bogstad said...

Hey :)
Love the card :)
The papers from Maja Design is so delicate :)
* pat on * (*klappe på*)
(hmm.. maybe it doesn't mean the same in English as in Norwegian?)
Anyway, you are my new favorite ;)

Hugs from Audhild.

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

This is a very romantic card, so beautiful.
Hugs, Danoesja said...

First congratulations with your parents anniversary. Your work is beautiful as always, love your flowers and the way you put everything together...greetings Miranda

Patty O'Malley said...

Breathtakingly beautiful card, Gabi! I love pink and cream together with the touch of green--so pretty. Your parents will treasure this.

Romy said...

This is such a special card with so many gorgeous touches on it! I just love the lattice pattern and the pretty handmade flowers.

Cindy said...

I'm new to your blog and I love everything you do! Your work is so inspiring and I'm working on using mixed media style for my pages and cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lizzyc said...

Your parents will love this card, it is so pretty, and I love how you have been using the dies. I love the lattice too and the flourish die is also one of my favourites.. the roses are divine.. lovely card.. Hope you are having a happy day!

Paula Calvanico said...

What a beautiful card, and yes your parents will love it :) I kist love coming to your blog, you are always inspiring!

Paula xoxo

Kottens corner said...

Oh Gabi, I love that card. You make me want to step out in the snow and dig myself out to my scraphouse and create. But I've got diapers to change... :)

Anonymous said...

50 Years! What a beautiful inspiration to all of us!
I love the warmth and elegance of this card~
You have encouraged us so much with
your CL design work! Thank you for all
you share~

Susan Lankford said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! Such a beautiful and romantic card Gabrielle, your parents will love this one! Adore the soft colour of it and the dies you have used here are just perfect. It all comes together so beautifully, but then your creations always do. Simply stunning!! ox

Unknown said...

beautiful as always

langeatheart said...

I love the card so pretty! And a big congrats to your mom and dad on this awesome achievement! Please convey my congratulations! My parents made 50 before they passed and was so in awe of their accomplishment. All the best! ((Hugs))

Mary Elizabeth said...

How do you do it? This card is incredibly lovely and creative. Love the lattice and pearls. Who knew corrugated cardboard could look so beautiful:) Happy anniversary to your parents. 55 years ... wonderful. -- Mary Elizabeth


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