BBQ Decorated Mason Jar & Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge Giveaway

Did you see the video I made a few days ago where I showed the adorable Cricut Create a Friend cartridge?  It’s so cute!  Well, guess what?  Memory Miser is giving away a Cricut Create a Friend cartridge AND a new Universal Overlay to one Joy’s Life follower!  So be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which one of the new small box Cricut cartridges is your favorite.  You can find all of the new ones for sale at Memory Miser!

I used the Create a Friend cartridge to decorate this little Mason jar full of my husband’s awesome BBQ sauce.  We give this away to friends when they come over for BBQ’s.  This is a great gift for any BBQ guests during the upcoming Labor Day weekend!

A lot of people asked me about the new Universal Overlay and how it would function with the Cricut Expression 2 or Cricut Imagine.  Well, here it is on the E2.  Frankly, I love it!  It’s so much easier to navigate than the old way.

Everything is listed in the booklet with numbers like F1+S+31 which means click F1 then the Shift and the 31st key.  Each row is numbered starting with #1, so the first number on the fourth row is 31.  I’ll show you soon in a video but trust me, it’s not difficult once you try it out.

Somebody needs to get dressed!  We’ll have him fixed up in a jiffy.  He’s very easy to layer.

I’m using a Martha Stewart glue pen.  I really like it!  It makes a fine glue line which is perfect for these small pieces.  I also recommend the Zig 2 Way glue pens.

Close up of this cutie pie Grill Master!  I used Glue Dots to hold the grill on the front and also to adhere the ribbon to the Mason jar top.  Pop dots are holding the grill master upright.  I covered them with washi tape so they’d look nice (and not be sticky) on the areas that show.

I also used pop dots and Zip Dry paper glue to hold the straws to the BBQ sign.  I used Glue Dots to help hold a piece of ribbon from one straw to the other, then I brought my banner punches (you saw them here) back out to make that cute banner.

Time for a Giveaway!

Memory Miser is giving away a Cricut Create a Friend cartridge AND a new Universal Overlay to one Joy’s Life follower!  So be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which one of the new small box Cricut cartridges is your favorite.  You can find all of the new ones for sale at Memory Miser!

I’ll list the winner on this post on Sept 5!  Good luck!


Chris Holstein says:
AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 1:20 AM
This new Create a Friend cartridge looks like so much fun! So many possibilities! What a cute idea with the mason jar!

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  1. Kathy Griffin says:

    Create a friend looks like the one for me!!!!!

  2. Create a Friend or Winter Wonderland. They all look so great!

  3. Your project looks awesome, love the colors and cuts. This looks like a great cartridge, so far it is my favorite!

  4. scrappingrandma says:

    Hey Joy, been gone for awhile but now I am happy happy to be back..missed all the fun although I have been kinda keeping up on pinterest..lol anyway I think this cart would be really fun. Is it easier or anything like paper dolls? Love your puppy!

    1. Hi Scrappingrandma!
      Glad you’re back! I think this one is much easier than paper dolls. One thing I like a lot about it is that the faces cut out easily. I remember having a lot of trouble with the Paper Dolls one when it came to faces. The layering is really simple too. I really like it! Thank you about my puppy! I just had a great time running around in the back yard with her. She’s getting so big but is soooo sweet!

  5. Susana Cortez says:

    I would so love to win that cartridge. Love your blog.

  6. Mary Barger says:

    I love the new Create a Friend cartridge.

  7. rockiecomputer says:

    I just love the new Create a Friend cartridge. Welcome back.

  8. Terri Burnsed says:

    I’d Love to win the Create a Friend cartridge! My current favorite is still Creat-a-critter, so I am hoping this one will be as easy to use as that one is! Plus, I teach PreK, we would get lots of use out of the dress up clothes!

  9. Diane Potter says:

    I must say that the create a friend is absolutely adorable.

  10. I love Create Friend cartridge. Thank you for all of your hard FUN work .

  11. peggy sue says:

    oh, I think that Create a Friend is the cutest. Nerds Rule, I mean come on!! how funny is that??

  12. Joy, this is really cute! I’m waiting for your video on the new overlay. Frankly, counting to 31 sounds like more than I want to tackle! I’ve been eyeing the two new Christmas card carts.

  13. Kathleen P says:

    Just gotta be that too cute Create A Friend. And any BBQ theme makes me wanna get the grill out and start cookin’!!

  14. I love the create a friend cart. It is darling and something I would use often. Thanks or sharing.

  15. Rocio Torres says:

    Wow, I think this will be my new fav! it’s so cute. thanks for the chance to win, Joy
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  16. Marie Jane Rosell Jaime says:

    I actually love this Create A Friend. 🙂

  17. Joy, I love your project!! So cute and what a cute way to decorate a jar! I ordered my Create A Friend cartridge from Memory Miser on Friday, looking forward to getting it and creating!

  18. Although I have over 70 cricut and imagine cartridges, I have yet to purchase one of the new cartridges in the small box. I sure was excited to see the Create a Friend come out last week and would have to say that is the one for me.

  19. Laura Yee says:

    Too cute! As always, I love your creations. My favorites are the Create a Friend. Totally reminds me so much of playing dress up with paper dolls (so long ago).

  20. Chris Holstein says:

    This new Create a Friend cartridge looks like so much fun! So many possibilities! What a cute idea with the mason jar!

  21. Melissa Johnson says:

    I believe my favorite is the new Anna Griffin one. Thanks for the chance to win one. I love the Creat a Friend one too!

  22. I would love to win this cartridge. It looks so cute and I have hundreds of thoughts running around in my head for this one. Friends are a precious gift and love recording memories of my friends for my children and grandchildren. I can’t wait to hear one day when they say WOW.

  23. Anonymous says:

    The Create a Friend Cartridge looks as if it would have soooo many ways to be used! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  24. Omg, your BBQ project is so super fun and cute!! Create a Friend Cartridge is my favorite cartridge !! Thanks for the chance to win. .

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  25. Love your project!I have not purchased a cartridge since Artiste CTMH cartridge came out!I will be ordering this one soon.I really love create a friend!Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. My new favorite cartridge is Create a Friend!!! I absolutely love the Create a Critter cartridges, they are one of my most used….so I think this new cartridge will be a favorite too! Thanks for your videos and inspiriation!!!

  27. Heather R says:

    The little grill master on the jar is so cute! I’d have to say I like the Create A Friend cart best so far. I think I really like the new smaller boxes, especially since I just spent the last 2 days trying to re-organize my collection of almost 200 full-size cartridges… again… 🙂

  28. Christine Kiehl says:

    Joy, What an adorable BBQ Grillmaster!! Thank you for sharing this and the opportunity to win!

  29. I didn’t know how much I wanted this cart until you reviewed it! Oh, and I really miss the picture puns 🙂

  30. cherry serga says:

    Oh I wish I can win this, oh oh oh

  31. Joy, I love this little guy!! SO cute! My favorite is def the create a friend cart! I could tell I would use this ALOT!!!

  32. Jessica K. says:

    I love create a critter and create a friend looks just as adorable. I have 4 month old little girl and would love to have the new cartridge to make things for her.

  33. Amanda Turner says:

    I love the create a friend cartridge!!!

  34. Just popped over to Memory Miser…didn’t even know they existed so thanks for the heads up! I still would LOVE to win Create A Friend so I could participate in the challenge next month over at My Crafting Channel . Thanks for the chance and I am also hoping that the new overlays are easier….now we just need a BIG magnifier!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  35. Create a friend is my favorite because i have create a critter 1 & 2 and they are fun and whimsical

  36. Gloria (Disneynut4life22) says:

    Awesome job on your BBQ project! Perfect for a BBQ invitation or table décor:) Love it! I would have to say Create a Friend cartridge is at the top of my want/wish list. Thank You for sharing.

  37. I really liked the Create-a-Critter cartridge that was designed by Nancy Kubo, so I’m sure that I will LOVE Create-a-Friend. The BBQ jar project is super cute.

  38. Gina Lindsey says:

    Love how easy it looks like.
    Thanks Joy for sharing your project.

  39. Gina Lindsey says:

    Love how easy it looks like.
    Thanks Super Joy for sharing your project.

  40. How cute! I love the Create a Friend Cartridge the most. I love how cute the people are and how easy everyone looks to cut. I also love the smaller books. Thanks for showing us this cute cartridge.

  41. Love to win the Create a Friend cartridge…you do a great job with your videos….learn alot.

  42. I love what you created! The Create a Friend Cartridge is great!! I already have projects going through my mind as to what I could do with the cartridge!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  43. Lori Kaube says:

    Since Christmas is my favorite time of year I have to say Winter Wonderland.


  44. jksmitley says:

    Totally create a friend. So adorable!

  45. infamoushoax says:

    This cart caught my eye right away. I use create a critter so much and love the cuts on this one. Sure I would put it to good use! Thanks Joy and Memory Miser!

  46. I love Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge !!! I would love to make some christmas projects with the elf kid, so adorable!!!!

  47. Create a friend is really cute.

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