Monday, February 4, 2013

love jar.



Something I don't tend to do is use my Cameo...I know, I know.  I feel very fortunate to have one but I swear it takes me an hour just to pick out what image I want to use!

So here you go:


Good Grief, I know...another Mason Jar Cameo Card!  Here's a link to my other one.  They use different cut files, the one for today is by Lori Whitlock.

A non-DT card...a just for fun card...no challenges, just a self challenge to use what I have.  I have spools and spools of twine but for some reason, I like the rustic charm of the twine I used {Thanks Yvonne!}....The papers are from Paper Made Bakery kits.  The woodgrain is from this month's kit, How's the Weather.  and everything else is from January's kit.

It's a wee card at 4.25 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide.

Cameo Expert-istas!

What's the best setting to use for files that have intricate cuts,  like a background panel with words or delicate blooms?  When I use patterned paper from 6x6 pads it chowders the paper as if it is too thin....what are your tips for cardstock and patterned paper?

My sticky mat is well, no longer sticky...I originally used PTI cardstock and I think the 'fuzz' from them made the mat no longer sticky so now I use my washi tape to make sure the papers don't move around {live and learn!}.

Here's to a fabulous week friends!

40 comments:

Jennifer said...

SUPER CUTE!!! LOVE that mason jar!!! I need to use my silhouette more often! (=

Lalo said...

I'm no "Cameo Expert-istas" LOL don't even have one so I can't help you there. BUT you and mason jars belong together. Another great one :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

June Houck said...

Oh, I love any mason jar car, especially an Amy T...and who could go wrong with anything by Lori Whitlock? Love her too :)

Super cute, Amy!

Lynn said...

An absolutely adorable Mason jar. Sorry - don't have a Cameo so I'm no help on that topic!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love it!

I can't help with any Cameo suggestions. I'm also not loving mine. Either the mat is too sticky then soon not sticky enough. And I don't like that I can't use nice cardstock in it, just the thin stuff.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry -- no tips ... I don't have one :) I love love love love your card!! LOVING that jar and the twine!!!

Jen W. said...

Can't help you with the Cameo questions but I can say that this is adorably bright and fun!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So cute! I need to start using my stash, I actually found some stuff while cleaning my craft room yesterday that I am determined to use.

Deanne :)

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Amy, I love your jar! Can't help you either, don't have one. I was disappointed with the cricut as well for the reasons you stated. Thick cs would not cut through, sticky mat stuck to the paper and it took to long to make a single cut once you got it set up and wasted a lot of paper. that is why I sketch it out and fussy cut it! Have a wonderfully fun day!

Andrea Garland said...

Lol sometimes it happened to me that I see my cameo and the idea to turn on the computer, plug the cords, put the paper, etc stop me to use it but when all that things are done I enjoy it like a kid in a candy store lol.

By the way lovely card.

Angie Tieman said...

Well that was an hour well spent because your card is WAY cute! I love the rustic twine too!

Laurel said...

A woodgrain jar, cute! As for the cameo, can't help either - I do get frustrated with the intricate cuts not cutting properly.

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE this for certain!! It is so bright and fun and I love that it is a small card. Cute and adorable ;-)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love when you do Jar cards. Love the wood grain and the pink.

Tracey McNeely said...

An excellent jar card Amy, the dark colour is fantastic. Is the Cameo not amazing?

Jingle said...

This is really cute!

Angi said...

Love your adorable mason jar!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! love these papers! BTW, I'm not sure if it's the same as I have a Cricut, but I will take it and use a lysol wipe on it and then run it under the water, it often brings back the stickiness.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh how fun, those little stars in the jar lid are a perfect touch! I hear you on the "chowdering" challenge ... I use the washi too and turn the blade setting down a notch. If it's not cutting through the paper at that point you can always make a second pass. Usually it's the M's that give me trouble with those sharp angles.

xiumaiyuki said...

I love that "love" and I love that jar! At least, you are way better than me.... I bought my Cricut Expression when it first came out and only used it 3-4 times.... It's now up in the attic. Don't tell my hubby! keke...

Annette said...

cute card.. I love the paper you used.. girl you better use that cameo... this card is so cute and the cut is awesome...

Scrapaddict said...

So, so cute.

wendipooh13 said...

oh my super cute!!! LOVE!!!

Lisa Arana said...

Ack! I love it.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is super cute, Amy! I love the mason jar with the sentiment on the woodgrain. Unfortunately, I don't have any tips for the Cameo. I just got a Portrait for Christmas and I'm still learning myself! Have a happy Monday!

Aimes said...

...or should that be jar love! Love your take on the trendy jar image, girlie!
Hugs!
x

Lynnda said...

Sorry I can't help... I don't own one too......

Anyway I love your card ... its supa cute.... hugs...xoxo

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a gorgeous card and i love the colors you've picked ...so yummy ;-)
TFS~

Karen B. said...

Someone should seriously manufacture wood grain mason jars. I'd have like 500 of them. Cute card!

jessica said...

Adorable!!!!!

Carla said...

Love this wee card! You did a great job with your Cameo. I can't answer any of your questions, though, as I never really got my cricut figured out. I'm pretty lame with everything but the bug!

yyam said...

AWwww......so sweet! Love the patterns and the mason jar!

P/s: I have only used fonts on my Cameo. I have not spent my $20 at the store nor used any SVG files. Just been collecting all the free stuff. lol Thanks for all the links! I'm a digital hoarder!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Amy! Love that jar and the polka dot sentiment!

Jessi Fogan said...

oh em gee, a woodgrain jar? awesomesauce!

Audrey Pettit said...

I never get tired of the mason jars, either. Really cute, Amy!

Melissa Shea said...

I think you've made me love jars even more :) Gorgeous card. Kudos for making a "just because" card!

Dottie =) said...

Super cute card!! To re-sticky your mat just wash it in the sink with a lil soap and water and allow it to air dry... It works great!

Rose said...

LOVE the jar cut :)

Alice Wertz said...

yummy color combo and that sentient (font) is sooooo cute! super card, Amy!