Please welcome the very TALENTED...

Cassie D'Ambrosio
Our Product Tester

To tell the truth... I was SOOO sad Cassie didn't make it into the final round, for the DT gals (Altered Items). Her work is so amazing and she is so TALENTED! I knew we just had to have her test products!!!

So, we sent Cassie our Lost in Paradise collection and she made so many AMAZING THINGS! We hope you love Cassie's beautiful work and have fun... getting new ideas.

Hi. I’m Cassie D’Ambrosio. I’ve been married for 14 years and have two children, Sophia and Nicholas. I work full-time as an Architect and specialize in Commercial Interiors. I discovered scrapbooking about 3 ½ years ago which quickly lead to card making and even digital scrapbooking. I’ve been interested in all kinds of crafts for as long as I can remember including crocheting, origami, and jewelry making. I guess you could say that I’m the happiest when I’m creating. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a Product Tester for GCD Studios. I had a great time and loved using the products I received.

Memo board

Magnetic white board & glass magnetics

Calendar where she can clip up the current month

Cork board

A Cute book Mark
Note book

Cassie's Review:

When I opened the package from GCD Studios I immediately said, out loud, “Wow, this paper is gorgeous!”. I received the Lost in Paradise paper collection. I flipped through the papers and I could feel how good the quality of the paper is. It’s nice and thick and the colors and patterns are fabulous. The paper pack has a nice mix of different scaled patterns and the reverse sides were mostly a faint, small grid which I thought was great and very versatile. I have some left over and see using that for lots of cards. I also received some of the glitter letter stickers. I couldn’t believe how much are in each pack, enough for many projects out of one pack. There are lots of letters and numbers and in different fonts so you can use all the same or mix-n-match. They were very easy to work with.The paper cut very well with everything I tried. I used my paper trimmer, Cricut, Sizzix, punches and scissors. I also inked it (book) and sanded it (magnetic frame). The only thing that I didn’t like about the paper was that it wasn’t a true 12”x12” square, it was 11 7/8” x 12” and I had planned (4) 12”x12” squares for my pre-stretched canvas board. Luckily for me, the canvas actually measured a ¼” short so it actually worked out perfectly.

Thanks Cassie for making this special assignment so great!

PS Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Cassie your work is beautiful. You're right that paper is georgous.

  2. Awesome work Cassie - love it all!

  3. Cassie your work is SO INSPIRING!!! Thanks for sharing it w/ all of us :D

  4. Beautiful work Cassie! You are a great addition!

  5. I love that paper!! Gorgeous patterns and colors!!

    Great work!! The card is darling!

  6. Fantastic!!! Great work and super samples!

  7. Gorgeous projects, Cassie!

  8. such gorgeous projects :) love how bright & versatile these are, wow!!

  9. GREAT projects Cassie. Congrats on getting the chance to play with GCD products!