Hello everyone, happy Bitten by the Bug 2 Monday. Today's BBTB2 Cricut Challenge theme was selected by my fabulous Design Team sister, Jayne. I have to say that I LOVE this challenge because it is such a fun idea. Jayne challenged the team to MAN UP! Create any bag, box or container with a "man theme"... NO cards or layouts allowed this week!!
I used the man tool box on the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge to make my Man Up! project. I made two design changes to the basic box - the handle and a more decorative lock. I thought the "man paper" (called A Perfect Gentleman) from Graphic 45 was perfect for this man project. Fortunately I had a few sheets of this wonderful cardstock tucked away in my Graphic 45 stash!
I used the graphic print cardstock to craft the bottom of the box and the wonderful vintage image men for the box lid. I cut one sheet of the cardstock, which had detailed strips, along the stripe lines and used this as the "leather" trim on my man box. I added eyelets to the leather strips to serve as rivets.
I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the lock for the front of my man box. I measured the lock from the original box cut on the Sweet Tooth Box cartridge and sized my Art Philosophy lock to fit the box. I used gold metallic cardstock to cut the lock and brackets for the leather handle on the top of the box.
I have placed my man box on the bookshelves in Doug's office and it blended into the decor so well that I had to point it out to him. Well, that is what I prefer to think - it could be that he IS a man and just didn't notice!!
Jayne came up with a really great challenge for the BBTB2 Design Team this week and we would love it if you joined us in the Man Up! challenge. You will need to create a NEW bag, box or other container with a man theme by next Sunday. Link your project to the Man UP challenge at the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog and link back to us on your blog. Remember to tell us which Cricut cartridges you used. One entry will win the BBTB2 Project of the Week button for their blog. I hope you choose to play along this week!
Thanks for stopping by today. I have a week of new projects all planned for you so be sure to drop back by each day this week!