Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Boys Will Be Boys IV

'MY Cricut Cartridge Alphabet'... Number Four
Released in September 2010, BWBB is one of those cartridges you return to again and again.  It has lots of boy-themed images (naturally), but also two great fonts. 

   Cricut® Boys Will Be Boys Cartridge    Cricut Boys Will Be Boys Full Content Cartridge
The Creative Features are:- 'layer', 'arrow font', 'block font', 'phrase', 'phrase layer' and 'shadow'.  The images are everything little boys could wish for, bugs, worms, snails and sports, although many of the images can be made girl-friendly with the simple use of girly colours and papers.  I love the 'shift layer' feature (circle or square block background), I think it makes the image one that can 'stand alone', particularly good for cards, but I think this cartridge really comes into its own when its used for scrapbooking, especially the fonts.  The cuts are very simple, which makes this a great cartridge for beginners.   There are also some embossing folders available out there for this cartridge (and the Robotz cartridge) called 'Cuttlebug Companion'.
My View... one of the best out there, both for scrapbooking and card-making, the images are bold and very versitile.  You will never be without an idea with this cartridge in your collection, especially if you make anything for children.  Your biggest problem will be... deciding what to cut first.
My Verdict... just go and get it.  It is definately in my top five!  Love it, love it, love it!!!

And just to prove that, it may be called 'Boys Will Be Boys' but that doesn't mean the girls can't get a look in!
I managed to use up aload of scraps doing this (pat on the back, please). The aeroplane is cut at 2 3/4" and the sentiment says.. "You're Just PLANE Cute", the edges are inked with Tim Holtz (victorian Velvet), I think my ribbon is a little skew-wiff, but what can you do? I'm not perfect! Another one for my niece's birthday, at this rate she'll have a box full!
FANTABULOUS CRICUT - #150 - 'FCCB's Fun With Puns'
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION - Ch. #101 - 'Girl's Birthday' ~ must use pink
CRAFTY CARDZ CHALLENGE - Ch #126 - 'Make a Wish' ~ make a child's birthday card
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  1. Super cute, nice shape too, thanks for joining CCC!

  2. Love how you took a boys cartridge and made it girly! Thanks for joining this week over at the CCC!

  3. Wonderful card, Karen! Love how you changed it up for your niece! Thanks for joining our CWC "Things with Wings" challenge this week at

    ~ Jen, MPC Design Team

  4. really cute card karen i like how youve shown you can "girlify" a boy cut :) the sentiment is cute too:) thanks for sharing at ccc :)

  5. How cute Karen! I love how you made this seem fun and girlie! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Crafty Cardz Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  6. So cute, I love how you used pink and put a girlie twist on it!!

  7. Your card is just plane cute!!!! I love the plane in pink, love your stitching too! Perfect take on our "things with wings" challenge! Thanks for joining us at My Paper Crafting Cricut challenge ;-)

  8. Fabulous card! I'm so glad you joined us over at FCCB for our Fun with Puns Challenge!


  9. Love the plane cut and your right this is a wonderful cartridge. Thanks for sharing with us at My Paper Crafting.

  10. Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at CTO!

  11. So cute! Love the sentiment thanks for playing @ CTO!

  12. Too Cute!! Thanks for playing at CWC-My Paper :)


  13. Love this cute card. Thanks for playing at CWC this week


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