Monday, March 11, 2013

Fun Jam Jar Card for Fortnightly Challenge 57

I have an order for some Thank You cards from a dear friend so I decided to marry it up with a challenge, a new one, just coz. Coz its Monday and one does not want to do the usual Monday stuff. 

Fortnightly Challenge 57 - Shaped Cards

The rule is - a shaped card, anything but square.  There’s some funky digital stamps to be won by KennyK’s so you might want to join in!   And Scrappers Delight is also providing a prize to a lucky winner for a $5 coupon to spend in their web store. 

Here’s my take on a shaped card:


I used my MASON CUT which is a freebie here on my blog from a ways back - but instead of CUTTING it, I drew it with my Silhouette Sketch Pens.  Granted I did have to modify a few bits to get a cut around afterwards and then I married two two “jars” together to make the card base. 

The original post for the Mason jar is HERE if you’d like to revisit it and download via the link.  Not ALL the files you see here today are in it but the basics are.

The glitter is from some stick and peel glitter sheets my friend Mel O gave me - I had no idea they were sticky so I was hugely tickled when I found this out, it saved me tons of work.  I cut the lid shape with the sparkly and the lettering and set the lettering inside the SWEET which was already drawn in using the sketch pens.


I always default to my dear old manual typewriter for sentiments in a pinch and this time I typed out the “you’re so…” onto some parchment because I wanted the “jam” to show through a bit.  I typed onto the parchment, then I turned the paper over and because the paper is semi transparent I was able to see where it was and place the tape on it.  Then I trimmed it and pasted it onto the front.  I’ll definitely use this tip time and time again. 


Ah well, if one is going to invest a bunch of time into designing a card then one should make a half dozen batch, right?

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today.  Stay tuned for some cool DIY posts coming up - I’m on a roll!

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  1. Morning Mrs Miles, Oh wow your shaped card and sweeties is just so beautiful such a wonderful creation thanks for joining our challenge at Forever Friends " SHAPED CARD" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  2. A wonderful shaped card. Love the design and the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  3. love the jam jar thank you cards ...people are going to love getting one of them. I did give the card shape challenge a try.
    Thank you for sharing..


  4. Hi sweet Barb, these jars are darling and can be used for so many occasions. It's a nice inspiration to see what you've done with this cutting file. Thank you so much for sharing. xxx- Debbie

  5. This card is lovely, and will come in very handy for a cute summer time card. It could even make a nice tag for a jar of my jam. thank you for sharing this file.

    Hugs, Loralee

  6. I left a comment and hit something and my box disappeared so I don't know if you moderate and I can't see it or if it vanished! I wrote you that I love your Mason Jars! You are so very talented and creative. I thank you too for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweetest comment ever. Made my day for sure! I will be back to visit you often, Mrs. Miles!

  7. Love the card,thanks for sharing.
    Blessing's Jocelan

  8. Your card is so squeakin' cute that it inspired me to make my own little squatty jar design, only I made mine a print and cut label for what else but my little squatty jars that I love so much! I printed and cut a whole page of them on sticker paper, so they're all ready to go! I bake little pies in my little jars, and use them for dehydrated veggies and for snacks and leftovers in the fridge. I'm going to see a lot of this design in my future! Thanks so much for the inspiration! (I've sent you a photo by email) Come fisit my Pinterest board for Mason Jar Madness! Hugs!

  9. Ohhhh what a brilliant set of cards :0)
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Shaped Cards Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  10. I LOVE your shaped card too. I can be used for SOO many different occasions!! I think you should put one on your fridge and write " From Valinda " on it.:)


  11. Lovely.....what a beautifull card, great shape! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends , hugs Rachel


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