Tuesday, June 15, 2010

52nd Anniversary Card for My Parents Using Cricut Tie The Knot


My parents' 52nd wedding anniversary was yesterday so of course, I needed a card for the occasion!  Since I show my mom all the cards I make, I needed to create a new one.  My mom loves bold colors so I headed over to the Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge and cut out this hisbiscus flower on page pg. 32 at 3".  When I was growing up in Miami, we had quite a few hot pink hisbiscus plants in our yard so I thought this would be appropriate.  I used all the layers and cut an extra flower and popped that up alone.  I LOVE that look!  I added two pearls on the end to represent my parents.


My card is 6" x 6" and I went with this size because I knew I could make an envelope.  I cut an extra flower for the outside and stitched around the edge.  Paper is from Bo Bunny, while the envelope was cut with a DCWV text weight paper.


Inside, I added a plain green flower, with the "Happy Anniversary" stamped on it.  The stamp is from a Papertrey Ink set.


Now, the burning question:  how did I make an envelope to fit a 6" x 6" card using only a sheet of 10" x 10" paper?  Well, I found this fantastic tutorial over on the Frugal Crafter's website!  She rocks by the way and is seriously artistically talented!  Also, she has such helpful tips on crafting more economically.  She developed a way to use the Scor-Pal to create envelopes and to see how, check out her post HERE! This is a simple and easy tutorial and frankly, I am thrilled to see how I can make good looking, simple and quick square envelopes!

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177 comments:

  1. Nicole mnturvey@yahoo.comJune 15, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Love the bright colors and congrats to your parents for 52 years of marriage!!

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  2. I love the bright colors and the flower you used! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

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  3. Oh the colors are just wonderful, love the design and Congrats to your parents, TFIM

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  4. That is awesome that they have been together for over 50 yrs. congrats to them. I am almost at 50 (45). Love the colors.
    As usual great card.

    Linda A

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  5. Joy,

    You have such a wonderful Anniversary card here!! I was just looking at this flower last night and trying to find a way of creating a card. Thanks for the idea. Happy Anniversary to your parents.

    Aloha,

    Michelle

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  6. WOW, A beautiful card! Really like the little buckle.And Happy Anniversary to your parents!
    Mary S.
    ascrappot@gmail.com

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  7. What a bright and beautiful card. The little buckle is awesome! I love the swirls!

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  8. Congrats to your parents!! This is such a pretty card, your folks will love it!!
    ~Anna

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  9. As always, I LOVE it! I'm a sucker for hisbiscus flowers. Happy anniversary to your parents, that is so awesome and amazing, you are all so very blessed!

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  10. very bright, love the meaning behind the card, that is was handmade gifts are about.

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  11. Wow Joy, Beautiful! I LOVE the way you brought in a past memory!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  12. I really like the popped up 2nd flower and the scrolly tag. Was that from the Tie the Knot as well?

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  13. what a wonderful and bright card, Joy! Love the flower design! :-))

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  14. Gorgeous card and thank yuou so much for pointing in the direction of the tutorial! I always find my cards are too small and I can totally do this one and make them bigger to fit this envelope! Thank you!

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  15. Wahta fabulous card. I love hibiscus.

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  16. that is really pretty and cute I don't know if you heard I was looking for a 50th annv. invites, card, and party favors this is a idea thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Beautiful anniversary card-I love the tip for square envie.

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  18. I just got that cartridge and one of the reasons I bought it was to use those flowers for my Florida vacation photos. Great card!!

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the bright colors.
    Erin K.
    ekell77 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Congratulations to your parents!!! WOW 52 years, that's really something:-)

    Your card is very nice, love the colors you chose.

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  21. Very pretty! Love your color choices!!

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  22. How wonderful that your parents have had so many 52 wonderful years together. I know they will love the card--the colors are just happy and the hibiscus is lovely. Thanks for the info about the envelope too.

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  23. I adore this card! The colors are beautiful and LOVE the envelope.

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  24. Oh, I just love your card! I dodn't know hibiscus was on Tie the Knot cart! I need that one now! I was just telling my sscrubby that I needed a cart with hibiscus, cause they are all over our yard and looking SO beautiful right now! Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out now!

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  25. Congrats to your mom and dad. I love the bright colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Joy, your card is great! Pretty hibiscus. Thanks for the link for the envies too.

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  27. Beautiful bright colors! I LOVE this for a anniversary/wedding card! Happy Anniversary to you rparents!!

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  28. Beautiful, I love the colors!! I never knew that flower was on Tie the Knot!!

    ccfromflorida

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  29. Joy this is just beautiful, I am sure your parents are going to love it. Love the flower. Thank for sharing the link to the envy directions. hugz

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  30. This is such a beautiful card, and what an achievement, 52 years of marriage!!

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  31. I love the bold colors on this and the flower you used. The best part is the tip about the envelope! I'm headed over to check out her tutorial, because I think it would be great for a scrap page too.

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  32. This is a great card and I love the envelope. Will check out the video.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  33. Very pretty card Joy, Happy Anniversary to your parents! Shari (cricutookie)

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  34. Beautiful card!!! They will love it!! Love the "buckle" you put on the ribbon

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  35. very pretty card and thanks for the info on making the envelopes. That will be of great help!

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  36. Very nice! Happy Anniversary to your folks!

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  37. How awesome 52 years together I think that's so wonderful:). Ur card was super cute, I really liked the colors u choose. Thank you for sharing.
    Monica L.
    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  38. Nice cards. Congrats to your parents.
    Karen

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  39. Beautiful card. Congrats to your parents! Thanks for the tip on making the envelope. I visited the Frugal Crafter's blog and watched the video!

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  40. Love the colors! Thanks for the envelope making info too!

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  41. This is a really cute card. I love the bright colors. Wow, 52 years, that is awesome.

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  42. SuperCute! love the color combo

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  43. What is the red color in the middle of the hibiscus, it looks glossy? Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. LOVE this card!! The colors make it pop. Thanks so much for sharing! You are making me want everyone of the carts you have used. :)
    amandawoodau@hotmail.com

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  45. Beautiful card. And congrats to your parents on 52 years! Thanks for the link to the Frugal Crafter's website (sounds like my kind of place!)

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  46. Joy,

    What a beautiful card!!! :) Is the purple paper that glossy in person? I love it!

    Thank you so much for referring us to a new website. I like making my own envelopes to match my projects.

    Oh, & Congratulations to your parents!!! 52 years is a loooong time.

    -Jennifer

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  47. Congrats to your parents on #52! What a cute card you made them...can I ask, is the buckle on the ribbon cut from that cartridge too or is it something you have purchased? Thanks for showing us another great card idea!

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  48. Nice card, thanks for the tip on the envelope.

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  49. Very nice card. love the colors.

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  50. Love that hibiscus....and the envelop, too.

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  51. So pretty and WOW 52 YEARS OF MARRIAGE!!!!! Incredible!!!

    Is that a metal piece on the front or is that a cut that you have slide on the ribbon with Happy Anniversary on it? I love that!

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  52. This is fantastic! TFS, Mary M

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  53. Great card I am sure your folks will love it.

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  54. This card is absolutely beautiful Joy! I love the contrasting bright colors. I am hoping to get the Tie the Knot cart. too!

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  55. Joy,

    Love that card - so cheery. Happy 52nd Anniversary to your parents. My parents celebrated 52 years this year too on June 7th. TFS

    Kathleen
    kmurphy614@gmail.com

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  56. Wow, 52 years together. That some achievement. Congratulate your parents for me.
    Love the card.

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  57. Beautiful card Joy - Congratulations to your parents..what a wonderful milestone!

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  58. The colors are gorgeous, Joy, and I love the way you added the pearls to represent your parents. As always, you are an inspiration to us. BethAnn M.

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  59. Congratulations to your parents. this year is our 51st..
    Such a beautiful card and love the colors.
    Thanks for the info on the envelopes.


    bobbi

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  60. What a pretty card for your parents..Happy Anniversary to them and many more!!! TFS

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  61. Congrats to your parents. 52 years is quite impressive now days. I love the hibiscus too and usually have some setting in pots aroud our pool. I piull them into my little greenhouse in winter and usually am able t o keep them for 3-4 years.

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  62. Beautiful card for an aniversary. It is so wonderful to have your mate for 52 years. Congrats to them. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Very nice anniversary card. Thanks for the link to the Frugal Crafter so that we can check out her sight.

    Carol

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  64. Very nice anniversary card. Thanks for the link to the Frugal Crafter so that we can check out her sight.

    Carol

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  65. beautiful card! thanks for the link;)

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  66. Happy Anniversay to your Parents, love this card,The Hisbiscus is one of my favourite favourite flowers, and I love the one on Tie the KNot cart, TFS!!!!

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  67. Congrats to your Parents Joy! Thats soooo wonderful that they've been together that long! The card looks great too! Such vibrant colors...pretty! :)

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  68. Wonderful card, I love that flower! thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  69. Love this anniversary card, I celebrated 51 years, so congrats to your folks,

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  70. Joy, lovely anniversary card for your parents. Your note to them is very touching and making the card by hand will let them know how special they are.
    elmt82 at hotmail dot com

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  71. Love the BRIGHT colors and simplicity of the card. Great job! Congrats to your parents. Mine made 52 years this year in February, also!

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  72. WOW - gorgeous card - love your dimensional hibiscus and the bold colours!!! Love the embellishment you have on the ribbon too - is it cut from cardstock or is it metallic?

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  73. Happy Anniversary to your parents - I hope they like the card. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. So very cute.. love the colors!!

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  75. Cute card...I bet they'll be thrilled with it.

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  76. What a cute anniversary card!!!

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  77. Love, love, love it! How great that your parents have been happy together for so many years! What an inspiration! TFS

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  78. Happy card for a happy occassion!! Love the bright colors. Thanks for the envelope and blog tip!!!

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  79. 52 years what a Blessing! Happy Anniversary to your parents and thanks for sharing the beautiful card!
    Jenny Kozar

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  80. love this, pretty colors too. What did you use for the ribbon holder?

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  81. Lovely card, your Parents are going to LOVE it!
    Carol
    ottersL@pacbell.net

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  82. Very cute card, I'm sure you parents loved it.
    lindamcintosh@verizon.net

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  83. Very cute card, I'm sure you parents loved it.
    lindamcintosh@verizon.net

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  84. Congrats to your parents. That is quite a milestone!

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  85. What a wonderful card! How fantastic it is that your parents are celebrating 52 years! I love hearing stories like that!! Please extend my congratulations to them.
    Completely off topic now... Great nails!!

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  86. Great job! I'm headed over to find out how to make envelopes! Gail

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  87. Wow! 52 years how awesome and they will love the card with the bright colors.

    Nana Crys
    crystaljensen445@gmail.com

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  88. I love the colors you used. The card is really pretty.

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  89. It is so nice to hear storied of people staying married this long into today's world where they give up so easy.

    God Bless

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
    GIVEAWAYS each week

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  90. Very pretty, the colors are wonderful. Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad. 52 years is an incredible achievement. Is the buckle/ribbon tag from a cart? If so, which one?

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  91. wow. 52 yrs! what an accomplishment! congrats :) very cute card too!

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  92. Happy Anniversary to your Parents! Awesome being married that long!! This is such a beautiful card. Love the colors!! That tag you have on the front is just wonderful. :)

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  93. Great card that your parents will love. I am going to check the tutorial for the envelopes. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  94. great colors and a sweet memory...Congrats to your parents and that is a great act to follow

    cardchick50@gmail.com

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  95. This card is adorable and they will love it! The colors are so cherry! YEAH! A way to make matching envies! Going to check it out now!

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  96. Such a pretty card for your parents. Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Such vibrant colors. Very pretty card.

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  98. Nice card...the colors are the BEST!!!

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  99. Love that hibiscus! Fun card!

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  100. Cngrats on the 52 years!! My parents will celebrate their 50th!! Thanks for sharing the info/link about the envelopes I will go check her out next!

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  101. There's that wonderful flower again! This was a great project, plus the links and information are awesome! Thank you!!!

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  102. Congrats to your parents and that's a beautiful card. TFS

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  103. Congrats to your parents and that's a beautiful card. TFS

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  104. Love the card, but I have to say the most awesome part is that your parents have been married to each other for 52 years! Congrats to them!

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  105. Happy Anniversary to your parents. Beautiful card

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  106. I such a beautiful colorful card. I hope your parents enjoy it.

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  107. Joy,

    Great card and congrats to your parents. Looking forward to checking out that site you mentioned.

    Mary
    maryatrievleydotcom

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  108. I love the colors, and the cut its absoultely georgous! TFS!

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  109. This is such a neat card! I love the way you used the hibiscus on the inside for a phrase and then did the faux stitching around it.

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  110. what a pretty card! Congrat's to such loving dedicated parents and partners fro life. What a great example for all...
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  111. I love the way the flower pops! I'm sure your parents loved it. Happy Aniversary to them!

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  112. I love this card and especially love the design & sentiment on the inside. Happy Anniversary to your parents.

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  113. Love the card. Very bright and cheerful. Great idea.

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  114. Lovely card for your parents, gorgeous flower cut.
    Kim xXx

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  115. Congratulations to your parents on their 52 years of marriage. That is wonderful. Great card for them!

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  116. simply beautiful! LOVE the pearl idea!
    SusanJ

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  117. Congratulations to your parents on their 52 years of marriage, how wonderful! Love the bold colors.

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  118. Awesomely beautiful card! I'm sure your parents were thrilled! Congrats to them! Thanks for the link to the envie tutorial!!! Going to check it out now :)

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  119. Congrats to your parents! A lovely card for them!

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  120. Perfect choice! I too, love the bright bright summer colors!
    Shellee

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  121. I just love your anniversary card. Love the colors, I too like bright and bold colors. What a great example your parents have set for everyone they know, 52 years. WOW, hope I can make it that long.

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  122. Great card - congratulations on their wedding anniversary!
    Love the colors.
    Blessings, Donna

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  123. I Love this card. Thanks for thinking outside the normal anniversary box. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u@yahoo.com

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  124. Congratulations to your parents! Quite an accomplishment!

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  125. congratulate them form me, cute card you made for them. Love all your work.

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  126. I love the flower! The colors and paper you chose are perfect too! :o) Great job!
    JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  127. That card is perfect for your parents!

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  128. Love, love that hibiscus! And love all the details on your card including the envelope.

    Congrats to your parents for 52 years of marriage - that's rare.

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  129. 52 years! Wow! Congrats to your parents! I'm sure they'll love their card...so bright and fun! tfs

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  130. Very nice card :) Congrates to your parents 52 years is quite an acomplishment!

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  131. Love the bright colors on this card, very pretty!

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  132. thanks for the tip...
    I didn't even know there was a hibiscus on TTK :D

    Super card, great colors!!

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  133. Beautiful card. And wow, 52 years! Congratulations to your parents!

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  134. So bright and joyful!! Love it!

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  135. Beautiful card. I've been looking for a Hibiscus for island honeymoon album. Would never have though of tie the knot! Great, another cart I need!

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  136. Happy Anniversary to your pparents. My husband and I just celebrated our 26th Anniversary.
    Thanks for showing us your beautiful card.

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  137. Love your paper selection and colors used. Hibiscus are a real favorite of mine. We just celebrated our 47th anniversary. Best to your parents ~ great feat!!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  138. WOW! What a beautiful card! Congratulations to your parents. You must be very proud.

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  139. love the card

    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  140. Hi Joy,
    The card you made was beautiful. I also just made an anniversary card last week for my in laws. They also celebrated their 52nd anniversary on June 9th. Isn't wonderful people can stay together that long.
    Keep up the great work, I enjoy your email.

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  141. Love the colors. Happy ann to your parents 52 that great!

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  142. LOVE those colors too and that's a great card. CONGRATULATIONS on their anniversary.

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  143. This is beautiful! Love it!!!!
    Congrats to your lucky parents!

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  144. What a wonderful card! Congratulations to your parents! Celebrating 52 years!! Wow.

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  145. Beautiful card Joy! Congratulations to your parents too! ;)

    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997@aol.com

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  146. Great card for celebrating Father's Day. Great colours as well.

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  147. Very cute and bright card! TFS

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  148. love the card! sjcehill@yaoo.com

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  149. Your card is so beautiful--your parents are going to love it! Thank you for sharing!
    meg_ps6819@yahoo.com

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  150. Very Cute!
    Amanda M
    acspartan at yahoo dot com

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  151. Beautiful card! Love those bright cheery colors. It's a winner!

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  152. Beautiful card! Very ALOHA!

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  153. mitch j:
    what a great card.
    watson(@)zerostreet(dot)net

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  154. It's a lovely card! I love the layering and the colors and this is one fab-u-lous cart that I use frequently (and I don't even know anyone getting married lol).

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  155. A beautifully bright card, love the flower cut, off to see the envelope tutorial now.
    Kim xXx

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  156. I love this card, Joy! It's so festive! Your designs are always so much fun; I really look forward to seeing them every day.

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  157. Mary - Biker GrannyJune 18, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    LOL, oops, sorry that comment above, from "M", is mine! I got trigger happy and hit send too soon, LOL!

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  158. 52 years is just awesome. This card is full of love and the colors show that.

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