Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Number One Dad Card from Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cartridge


I made this A2 card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") using the new Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish cartridge!  It's in my top 5 picks for the Cricut Lite release since it is so versatile!

I cut the "#1 Dad" and fishing rod/reel/fish combo at 3" each.  It worked out since I could go ahead and angle the fishing rod.  I added a silver brad where the reel goes.  Fortunately, this time the fish was hooked through the mouth, as opposed to the eyes as I (mistakenly) did on the Wildlife fishing card (whoops!).

I layered the "number one dad" cut on top of the fishing rod cut for two reasons: space considerations and I thought it made a more impactful die cut!


It took awhile to decide what colors went where for the "number one dad" cut.  To help figure out what to do, I first cut it in all white to see where I wanted to place things (remember, this is before the DS release).  That method can help you figure out where to put things though.  I use the cardstock from Walmart, found in the office supply section, for all my test cuts.

I embossed the white section using the Cuttlebug with my favorite Divine Swirls folder and ran the Martha Stewart double loop punch along the top.

Paper is from Papertrey Ink.

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188 comments:

  1. Love this card Joy. The colors are great, and the border punch really accents the fishing theme.

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  2. Cute! I am really wanting this cartridge! I need to head to my Walmart and get a few of the Lites.
    amandawoodau@hotmail.com

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  3. Oh this is SO cool! I love this cartridge - it's on my wish list for sure. Great card and colours - TFS!
    Cheers, Karen
    www.alteredscrapbooking.com

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  4. Love your card. I think I may have to try this one for my husband. Thanks!

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  5. that is one cute Father's Day card! And that is a great cartridge.
    Candice J

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  6. Love the cards you have created for us this week. Thanks so much for you hard work and sharing your creativity!
    Blessings, Donna

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  7. Great layout--the colors and paper are so cute--yet the fit the masculinity/theme of the card.

    great job!

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  8. Another awesome card! I wish I could find this at my WM.

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  9. Cute card. I really like this cart, I wish my Walmart would get them already.

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  10. What a great Father's Day card!

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  11. That is a really neat fun card.

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  12. Great Dad card! Love the color combo. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u@yahoo.com

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  13. Love the card..makes me want to get my cricut out and play..

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  14. Love the card. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.

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  15. Love your card...I wish I had to get a card for Father's Day for my Dad....I miss him!

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  16. I had a border punch in my cart and then put it back. knowing I had already spent too much.. now I wish I had put something else back! at the time I just couldn't think of how to really incorporate it into most things that I do that are about racing and other guy stuff.. oh well, there will be another mega sale at a time when I actually have money to do it :o)

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  17. Love the fishing pole and fish. :0)
    JenBrierey2 at gmail dot com

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  18. Love the rod and fish. Great card! See flourishes can be guy cards.

    Hugs,
    Linda
    ljcardering at yahoo dot com

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  19. what a great cartridge. I think i must have them all

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  20. Wonderful Fathers Day card. You do such great work!

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  21. Really nice card! Very appealing and love the layering.

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  22. Thanks for the great card. Since I don't have this cart, I will need to improvise and make a Father's Day card from one I have. Love the colors.

    Nana Crys
    crystaljensen445@gmail.com

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  23. Another great card, Joy! Thanks for all the info on the details! I love that WM cs, too!

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  24. Very nice Father's Day card - love the blues and greens. TFS!

    GiGi

    gigiact2@bellsouth.net

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  25. Great card! I just made one with the golf bag for my step son's birthday. I love this lite cart!
    ~Rachel in Sacramento

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  26. Thanks, Joy, for letting us not so experts know you sometimes struggle with the cricut, too! TFS
    MCF's Mimi

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  27. Fishing rod turned out nice. When you look at the fish you did the other day in DS it looks like you put it in the mouth. They don't really show where the eyes go on those fish. TFS

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  28. great card Joy !! Love the colors thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  29. Cute card, thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your design is reminding me of saltwater taffy ... why ... I have no idea! But it's awesome!

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  31. great card Joy! sounds like some of the cuts are more challenging with these lite cartridges - maybe a book with them would help or it'll make more sense when using DS.

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  32. As usual your work is amazing.

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  33. I just mailed my Fathers day card today - thanks for all the inspiration.
    Jenny Kozar

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  34. I lost my dad almost 15 years ago....no need to make this card. I always made him a card for Father's Day and his BD...from the time I could draw and use scissors until he passed...it was always a hand made card for him...I mean he was my HERO! Your card made me smile remembering him opening up his cards from me...thanks for the great memories!!!!

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  35. Dad will LOVE it. I LOVE the colors ~ cute!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  36. Terrific card...love the images and the word art...tfs!

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  37. This is a great card, Joy! Love all the detail you put into it!

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  38. Joy,
    This card is really nice. I have a thing for using blue and turq together. I especially love all of the details and the detail on the fishing pole.
    Toodles

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  39. LOve the #1 Dad with the fishing theme!!

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  40. NICE! this is a GREAT card!

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  41. Joy,

    I love your card! The colors are perfect!!! :) I did notice that the new cartridges tend to have titles that (easily) allow the letters to be in different colors. Wasn't sure I'd use them that way, but I like your choices (not as busy).

    I don't know if I'm ready for another release tomorrow (way too soon!), but it will be fun to see what you made!

    -Jennifer

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  42. Love the card Joy! The colors and everything are so nice.

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  43. Joy,
    Great job...
    http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/. Good luck to everyone..
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

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  44. I love the fishing card for a #1 Dad!! My Dad loved to fish so much,he would have loved this card. He passed away in '03 and I miss him soo much..For everyone who still has their Father/Mother tell them you love them every chance you get. One day that chance will be gone!! Happy Fathers Day to All the Daddy's out there!! TFS!!!

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  45. Great card! The colors are very nice.

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  46. The colors work well! Love the brad in the pole! can't wait for the release tomorrow.

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  47. I agree that this is going to be my favorite cartridge. The more I see you do with it the better I like it. Love the card today.--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  48. Great job! I love the colors that you chose too!

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  49. Love this card. You are such a good crafter. Hugs, Nataliya.

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  50. Love the design on this card, Joy! I have that exact paper from Papertrey. Now, if I was to win that cartridge, I could dupe your card!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  51. What a cute man card Joy. I so hope to win some of the new cartridges.
    We have 2 superwalmarts within 3 miles of each other and they only order 4 carts each.

    What are they thinking. We will never get our hands on one of them if they only get 4 each.

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  52. I really like your card! The colors work great and I love the brad for the reel. Had to laugh at your comment on stringing the fish through the eyes! I didn't even notice until I read the other gals comment! Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  53. I really like your card. I love the colors and the papers you have used. TFS!

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  54. nice card!

    Roxanna
    bswinch@aol.com

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  55. Love the colors on this card

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  56. That cartridge has so much!

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  57. Another fun card. This has been great to see these everyday. Thanks
    Dazie J.

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  58. Awesome card Joy! This cartridge is my absolute fave;-)

    amyjo74@embarqmail.com

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  59. Cute cute cute.. this cart. is on my wish list too.

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  60. Very nice. I had to go to 5 stores on Saturday to find this cartridge and I plan to make either the fish or golf bag for my dad's card.

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  61. Just added this one to my wish list. Boy, my list is long!!! lol

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  62. Great card, I really want this cartridge. The phrases look very cute:) Thanks for sharing.
    Monica L.
    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  63. Great card, colors and paper. TFS all the great cards for the new carts! U R great!
    mommanj
    ngate3@msn.com

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  64. Love the colors, and this is perfect and just in time! Awesome!
    Tammy H.

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  65. It will be great when the gypsy is updated for these new carts. For those with dads that don't fish it will be great to be able to use the new hide feature to remove the fish and reel.
    Great card.

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  66. Cute card. I would never have thought to do the border punch like you did for a man's card but it turned out great. I guess that is why you do what you do and I read them and learn.

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  67. Awesome lists! Thanks for sharing! Barb

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  68. Nice card, I like the colors you used. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  69. Very cute card! I love the colors!!
    ~Anna
    Anna11102@aol.com

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  70. Nicole mnturvey@yahoo.comJune 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Great card! Thanks for showing us what all these new cartridges can do!

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  71. Great colors. And this cart IS versatile!

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  72. Oh Joy, this card is too sweet. Simply adore the colors you chose and this flourish is just so beautiful.

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  73. great card, I have enjoyed all the projects. JSharer417@aol.com

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  74. What a great card. The papers and the colors are fantastic combination. This is one of the carts that is on my must have list.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Great card. My family is full of fisherman, I will keep this cart in mind :)

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  76. Wonderful! Thanks for all the detailed info! I think I will have to find a WalMart and go pick up some of that white cardstock as I've been using printer paper - which isn't very telling :)

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  77. that's cute how the fishing pole is used

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  78. Great dad's day card. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. will have to re-look at cart; love the card. tx for sharing

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  80. Love the manly, monochromatic feel to this card - and the border punch almos looks like wake on the water. Nice job.

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  81. Love the monochromatic colors...perfect colors for fishing too! Great job and TFS!

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  82. Love everything about this card Joy, very masculine, perfect for any dad who loves to fish!!!TFS!!

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  83. I love those different blues together. Very sharp!!

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  84. What a cute card! Great for father's day!! Thanks for sharing

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  85. Great Father's Day card!!! I never would have thought to use a flourish cartridge for such a masculine event!!!

    Angie
    overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

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  86. What a great card that any dad would love to get.

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  87. Great card. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Love the colors you used. Neat card!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  89. Still undecided what Lite carts I want. Maybe this one?? Did find them this AM! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Cute! I need to look at the cuts separately to see what all you had to do. I haven't found the carts in the store yet. I have heard that some stores are clearancing them out already and not getting more. That doesn't give us much chance to even get them.

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  91. Another great card! Love the colors too.

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  92. Darling card.
    Joyce
    sassyb95@yahoo.com

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  93. Great card, thanks for all the nice ideas.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  94. Great card! I am really lovin' this cartridge.

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  95. Too cute! LOVE the colors! :-)

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  96. I really like this card. The colors are so cheerful without being feminine.

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  97. Another cute father's Day card. Love the colors!

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  98. I really like this card

    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  99. WOW, THIS IS AWESOME!! GREAT JOB!
    Big Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  100. Very cute and perfect for any type of guy. TFS

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  101. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope I win someday! Thanks for the chance, you girls have such talent. Thanks again.

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  102. Cute card and I love the colors.

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  103. Such a great Father's Day card ! Thanks fot the ideas! I just got The Flourish Cartridge!

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  104. This is such a ruggedly handsome card. Awesome

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  105. I love the colors you chose for this card! I think this may be another lite cart I 'need'.

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  106. This is a fabulous Father's Day card.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  107. Thanks for your inspiration! Finishing up my "father's day" cards for this year but keeping the new Lite cartridge in mind for next year!!

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  108. Great father's day card, Joy!!! I haven't yet, but I'll be getting some of the cricut lite carts as soon as I get to a Walmart!

    Another thing about the card is the blues -- love the colors!

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  109. What a great Father's Day card. You have such great ideas. TFS
    anniebear10(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. I have got to have this cartridge. It has jumped up to my first lite cartridge purchase. Now if my WM will just get them in!!!!

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  111. Love the card. I really like this cartridge.

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  112. Very nice Father's Day card!! TFS!!!

    Carol

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  113. Great looking card for a fishing dad. Mice colors also.
    thanks for sharing.

    bobbi

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  114. Love LOVE L*O*V*E it!!!! Love the colors on this one!!

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  115. GREAT card! I wish I could FIND it in my local store before Sunday! Maybe I will sneak in a trip to WalMart tomorrow :)

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  116. This is my #1 favorite of the new Lite carts! What a great idea for a card! (I used the white cardstock from Walmart trick too! lol) tfs!

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  117. Thanks for the clever ideas for Father's Day. I better get on it. I love how you put the brad on pole.

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  118. So cute! what a great week!

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  119. Very nice FD card. Thanks for all of the great ideas from the new lite cartridges.

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  120. Another great card. Can't wait for the BIG day tomorrow!
    Carol
    ottersL@pacbell.net

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  121. Oh love the hibiscus! Congrats to your parents!! Lucky YOU!!

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  122. HOW CUTE! Seee I do NEED that cart! LOL

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  123. I love this card Joy. The colors are great, and the paper is too.

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  124. This is just so cute!! Love the colors. :)

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  125. Great card! Your color and paper choices are so wonderful. And your Cricut cuts always look so special with all the details you add. Thanks for sharing!

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  126. So perfect for my FIL. He is 85 years young and his favorite thing to do is fish. Thanks for shareing.

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  127. Great card! My DH likes to fish with my son and this is the perfect idea for his card this year. I picked up this cart too because I thought it looked like one I'd use alot. Love your colors and papers.

    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997@aol.com

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  128. I need to get this Cart....Your card is great...love the colors.
    Linda J.W.

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  129. Cute card. Thanks for the hard work of making all the projects to show us!
    Lynda

    flockerbie@indy.rr.com

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  130. Cute card, love the brad for the reel. This cart is very high on my want list. TFS!

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  131. I love this card. I'm especially fond of the colors.

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  132. yup.. I need this cartridge too! I really like the colors for this dad card. excited to keep for me; for my numbers to be picked... :)
    Thanks for the projects!!
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  133. Very cute card! This cartridge is a must have for me. TFS

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  134. I love the cartridges. I love the cricut. I am in LOVE!

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  135. That cart is at the top of my list, too. So much potential! Your color choices were beautiful for this card.

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  136. That is a really cute card! Love the colors.

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  137. Another great card Joy! I love the colors you chose and the paper is great...this cartridge is on my list of Wants! Thanks for showing all these wonderful ideas with the new lite cartridges... have a wonderful day!

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  138. Love the colors.

    Thanks for sharing, Joy.
    Donna

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  139. I love this card Joy! I love your choice of colors, the fishing theme and the great border punch! it really looks like a splash in the water or tangled rod line. It's really cool!

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  140. I absolutely LOVE the colors on the card! Great job! Gail

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  141. Love that card. That cartridge looks very versatile.

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  142. love the flourish cart! and love your design!

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  143. Really like this card-thank you for sharing!
    meg_ps6819@yahoo.com

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

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  145. Nice card for a guy - cute fish. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Love the colors on this card! Gotta look closer at this cart. Way cool!

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  147. Really like all of the details!

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  148. Cute card, love the colors.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  149. Great card!!
    Great for a fisherman!!

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  150. Another great card. Need this cart before the holidays for sure.
    Marcie

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  151. Love this card! Looks like I may need to go shopping again. The paper you used is great.

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  152. mitch j:
    what a great card for father's day.
    watson(@)zerostreet(dot)net

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  153. There is a lot on that cart

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  154. I really like this one. It would be perfect for my Dad.
    Janine

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  155. What a perfect card for fathers day, love the colours.
    Kim xXx

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  156. What a great card!! Great colors too :)

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  157. This card is too adorable. when I first saw it I thought it was a cop but now I see he is a Graduation bird. too cute. Thanks for sharing.
    I love your blog.

    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

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  158. Mary - Biker GrannyJune 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Great Father's Day card; thanks for sharing! I really like the color combo you used.

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  159. Great card. I will save this one for next year for ideas.

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  160. Joy, your card touched me so much. My dad love to fish, I miss him so much.Great card thanks for the memories.

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    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  164. My Favorite Cartridge Lite is the Cherry Limeade.
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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