Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Catered Crop–Canning Jar Recipe Swap

Can you believe it is the beginning of October?  Where has the time gone?  This year is just flying by. 

Talking about time flying by, it’s already time for a new recipe swap at the Catered Crop.   For this swap Linda is asking us to use canning jars in our creations.  How fun!  Canning jars are so popular in crafting right now.   Since it is the start of October, I decided to give my “canning jar” project a Halloween feel.


2013-10-01 cc Eyeballs WM


I was happy to have the chance to pull out some new goodies that I recently bought from Papertrey Ink that were just perfect for the challenge.    Then, I realized that although I bought a couple of sets of Friendship Jar fillers and the die, I didn’t order the actual Friendship Jar stamp set.   So I had to improvise.  I used the die to cut a jar from vellum and another one from thin transparency film.  I stitched them together almost 3/4 of the way around the jar and then slipped in some googly eyes that I had stashed away.  The jar lid and stars are cut from Starbucks coffee sleeves.


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When I was digging through my buttons for the card, I found my jar of plastic spiders.    (Who doesn’t have a jar of plastic spiders on their crafting desk? )  I thought the spider was the perfect finishing touch.   I have to admit I was sorely tempted to strategically place a few around the house to see if I could surprise my family.   I skipped it because the last time I tried something like that my daughter turned the joke around on me.  I almost jumped out of my skin when I pulled back the covers on my bed and found a spider.  Thank goodness it was one of the plastic ones.  


Any how….  Back to the recipe swap.  Linda curated a Pinterest board to help give us some inspiration.  You can click on the photo below to be taken to her Pinterest board: Canning Jars 



I hope you are inspired to join the Canning Jar Recipe Swap.  Be sure to stop by the Catered Crop to link your project. 


Thank you for looking!  Have a great day!


Catered Crop


  • Stamps:  Friendship Jar Fall Fillers from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Basic Black, Close To My Heart Smokey Plum
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink kraft CS, Paper Studio black CS, Cosmo Cricket Haunted DP, Stampin’ Up vellum, transparency
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Friendship Jar die, Die Namics stacking stars dies
  • Embellishments:  misc. googly eyes, plastic spider, buttons, Devine Twine baker’s twine, black hemp twine, ribbons, Starbucks coffee sleeve



Hanneke said...

Wow Cheryl, this is such a cool card! I love the colors, DP and that spider. Great job! Hugs, Hanneke

Linda McClain said...

Eyeballs and spiders! I Love it!

Kim S said...

Oh my gosh!! I don't know how something with eyeballs and spiders can be cute - but this is absolutely charming!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really like this card. All the embellishments really put it over the top plus anything is better with googly eyes lol

Tracy said...

Fantastic construction techniques Cheryl. Great inspiration for this new challenge. Hugs!

Davi said...

WOW Cheryl you did a fabulous job on this one!! I think all the elements are awesome together, very clever and fun :)

DIANA L. said...

What a fun card - I have a jar of all kinds of creepy bugs for different occasions.Great deal on the eyeballs. Have a blessed day

DIANA L. said...

What a fun card - I have a jar of all kinds of creepy bugs for different occasions.Great deal on the eyeballs. Have a blessed day

Karenladd said...

How cute is this?!! Love that you used a Starbucks lid for your jar top!

Lisa Lynn said...

Cheryl your card is just too fun. It is perfect with eyeballs and spiders for Halloween. Saw you wonderful creation on MIM.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card not sure I would like a jar full of eyeballs and that spider are you sure its not real!.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Chris Hanselman said...

Fab card. Love the technique. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Jenny said...

This is just marvelous! I spied those coffee sleeves a mile away - love it Cheryl!

Shelia said...

Oh my goodness, your jar of eyeballs is such fantastic!! This is a great Halloween card and I do love the plastic spider used on this! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

Amanda said...

Love your jar of eyes, made me smile. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Halloween card Cheryl..the jar of eyeballs is a fabulous idea and the spider looks so real.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Wendy said...

Haha, at first I saw a beautiful card... then I saw eyeballs, a spider and bats lol!!! Still a fab card, great design. Spotted it on MIM xx

Electra said...

This is such a great Halloween card, I love the "eyeballs 5 cents jar label. The spider creeps me out, but I have to admit, it's perfect for our Boo! challenge at Opus Gluei. Thanks for joining in!

Anonymous said...

Very spooky ;)

craftin-dawn said...

Very cool, love your eye balls! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our HALLOWEEN Challenge!

NanaConnie said...

What a fun HAlloween card, Cheryl! Love/hate the big spider. :-D Thanks so much for playing along this time at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh love your card. The eyeballs are a great way to a spooky card.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Rosemary said...

What a clever card! Now normally I'd be eeked out by a jar of eyeballs and a spider, so how did you manage to make them so cute? I think you can't be too frightened of googly eyes and whose craft table doesn't have plastic spiders indeed!?! LOL This is fun, very original (what a good idea for using the cup sleeve for a texture element. All in all, a terrific and original card that is perfect for our Opus Gluei theme. Love your take on it and hope we get you back again for more themes, we've missed you.

Sandra said...

Saw this fabulous creation at MIM.
Love the eyeballs.

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey there, Cheryl! LOVE your spooky Halloween mason jar card! So up my Halloween-lovin' alley! Your improvised jar made with vellum and transparency is fabulous, and I adore that you filled it with googly eyes. The plastic spider is absolutely fabulous, too. Really gorgeous!

Monika Reeck said...

oh woow Cheryl..I dont know what to say...this is AMAZING love all things you put on your card this is really lovely Halloween card..

I see your card on Make It Monday and my card is # 195 and # 213 if you like to see it in my blog and leave me some love, I would be so glad...many thanks before, big hugs, Monika

Jana said...

Jarred eyeballs! Are you serious! This is genius. I LOVE it. That spider is a perfect touch. Love that you used a coffee sleeve for the lid and the stars. I LOVE this card. Need my address??? Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Unknown said...

Very creative! Love the jar with eyes. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

SusanLotus said...

So cool card!
This time of year suits your style perfect I think. Because of the warm colours you often use.

Have a very nice week!
Susan :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for taking part in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge!

Manderly said...

Love this Cheryl! So unique and fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine's Challenge! xxxoo