Giveaway: BOYS WILL BE BOYS Cricut Cartridge

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut,Giveaways,Home Decor

boys will be boys cricut cartridge

And the winner is #132, the very last commenter! What are the chances…Erin! She said, “i would love this! i just bit the bullet and purchased a cricut! i used the Toy Story one recently, so this would just open up all sorts of possibilities (my friend made an awesome monster quilt, maybe i can use this to start my own!!) thanks.”

Send an email to kelseyatvanillajoydotcom BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize. Congrats!

THE PRIZE

One Vanilla Joy reader will win the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge from Roberts Crafts!

{Check out my Cricut Crafts page for lots of fun project ideas!}

MY REVIEW

As much as I’d like to need a Girls Will Be Girls cartridge, this is much more my speed. With two boys and a third due to arrive hopefully no later than 3 weeks from today, we’re getting lots of use out of this fabulous cartridge!

boys will be boys

Here are all the main images from the cartridge – I love all the different theme possibilities. Vehicles, sports, aliens, animals, toys, tools…so many great themes for bedrooms or playrooms or birthday parties.

This is one of those things that makes me feel like the world is coming around to the fact that stuff can be cute and fun for boys too!

boys will be boys cricut cartridge robot

I’m doing personalized towels again for Christmas gifts this year, and this one is for a nephew. I love it so much, I might have to use this design for our baby boy #3, who will hereafter be known to blogland as Linus.

boys will be boys cricut cartridge alien

This one is for another nephew. I am totally loving robots and aliens right now, and this cart has these two plus spaceships and rockets, etc.

boys will be boys cricut cartridge kite

This is another nursery project I have finally crossed off the list. Things are coming along slowly but surely, and I just needed this cartridge to finish this wall decor up! I’m going to do Linus’ real name in the frame on the bottom, maybe with some fabric or pretty paper behind and I’ll lay the vinyl on top of the glass…not sure yet.

I found these frames at a thrift store (the one on the left was free, so the frames in total cost me about $5). I spray painted them to match the Michael Miller fabric I used for the crib bumper, crib skirt, baby quilt, and fabric bunting.

The kite on the right is from BWBB. The acorn is from Create a Critter (another one of my favorites), and the tree and owl are from Stamping Solutions (a third favorite).

bakers flossAnd the vinyl is plain white from Roberts, which you can now buy BY THE FOOT! With a 40% off coupon, it’s $1.20 a foot. Love it.

And I just noticed on the website that they have in brand new baker’s floss! 26 yards for $3.99 (with a coupon, that would be $2.40!). They have it in 4 different color schemes, and I will be picking some up next time I’m there for sure.

Thanks so much to Robert’s for sponsoring today’s giveaway!

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GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment telling me what you’ll make with the cartridge or another favorite cartridge before midnight Sunday, August 7.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{ 132 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth T. August 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

Does it count if I wouldn’t use this myself? It would be the perfect birthday gift for my niece, who has a CriCut, a kindergarten-age boy, and another who is due right about when Linus is. I would love to give this to her.

Thanks for the giveaway.

2 Beth T. August 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

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4 Beth T. August 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

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5 Melissa August 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

I would use this cartridge to make a “poor man silk screen” stencils, with at method I recently discovered! (the freezer paper way.) My son would love Robot on everything.

6 Melissa August 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

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7 Melissa August 1, 2011 at 11:24 am

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9 Melissa August 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

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11 Melissa August 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

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13 Jen August 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

This would be perfect for my boys’ scrapbooks!

14 Ashley August 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I would love to use this to make my son’s first birthday invitations (and maybe thank you cards if I’m feeling really ambitious!)

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15 Amanda August 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Have a cricut – love it!!! Use it mostly for Scrapbooking & PTO bulletin boards :)

16 Denise~Paper Ponderings August 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I’ll be making a boy card set…awesome goodies!

17 Karen August 2, 2011 at 5:44 am

I would make… I guess I’m boring (and decidedly uncreative), I would just use it for scrapbooking for my three boys (and probably at least 2 of my 5 girls as well)

18 Karen August 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

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19 Sandy L August 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

Oh my heavens! I have been lusting after this cartridge! I have 2 sons – ok they are 26 and 30, but I didn’t know about scrapbooking when they were young. Oh – the photo opportunities I’ve missed… sigh. But – I do have photos – and I’m longing to make a scrapbook for each of them! As you might know – there aren’t so many great boy embellishments available. Therefore, I want this cartridge! It will allow me to finally fulfill my longing to scrap about my little boys!

20 Megan R August 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

I think I would also make some framed vinyl decals for my son’s room. Looks totally adorable!

21 Megan R August 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

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22 Megan R August 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

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24 Megan R August 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

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25 Colleen Amarillas August 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

I am retired and on disability and recently adopted four of my young grandkids, three of which are little boys (8, 5, 4) This cartridge would be wonderful to make appliques and other things for clothes, their room, cards or invitation….. Thank you

26 Colleen Amarillas August 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

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28 Colleen Amarillas August 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

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29 Kimberly R August 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

I would use it in my son’s scrapbook. I am so glad they are coming out with more little boy things.

30 Kimberly R August 2, 2011 at 10:33 am

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31 Jingle August 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I would use this cart to create fun cards! The images are perfect!

32 Jingle August 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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33 Jingle August 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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34 Jingle August 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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36 Kim Brinkerhoff August 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I love the picture frames!!! Such a cute idea!!!!

37 erin August 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

i would use this cartridge to make my nephews their birthday scrapbooks!

38 Jenn August 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I am addicted to my cricut! This cartridge looks amazing. I’d use the frog on it to make stuff for my frog obsessed 2 year old daughter’s fabulous froggie birthday party. I also have a 3 year old boy and the possibilities on this cartridge seem endless. Great giveaway!

39 Kellie August 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

My boys would love all the option’s!!! So cute. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

40 Sydni August 3, 2011 at 12:31 am

I would love to win this! I just bought a cricut and I plan to use it to do lots of crafts for my 2 little boys. I have a 4 year old who is obsessed with construction vehicles, fire fighters, and pirates, so these this cartridge would be great for birthday parties and play things.

41 Debra August 3, 2011 at 12:40 am

I would LOVE to design a pre-made boy scrapbook for my friend who is
Having a boy in September!!! I have bought pre-done books and pages before,
But I think it will be a more meaningful gift, if I make it myself!

42 Kimberly R August 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

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43 kassi hill August 3, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would use it for myself, I would GO SCRAPBOOK CRAZY!

44 kassi hill August 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

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45 kassi hill August 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

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48 kassi hill August 3, 2011 at 10:59 am

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49 kassi hill August 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

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50 OurLaughingPlace August 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

I have some frames I’ve been waiting to spruce up with a cute decal or something inside them. This cartridge would do the trick! It’s adorable!

51 Catherine Ambrosiewicz August 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Just found out I.m going to be a grandmother recently! I’m still scrapbooking for my own two boys and think the Boys will be Boys is just perfect to make many items from cards to scrapbook pages and more!

52 Lisa Macomber August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I would use to make vinyl wall art!

53 Lisa Macomber August 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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54 Lisa Macomber August 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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58 Melinda Wilson August 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I have recently started going back to complete some scrapbooking about my sons when they were young so I would use these on their layouts. I also love your idea for the wall with the frames so I would check out what my friend has on some of her cartridges to use for decorating my new craft room.

59 Melinda Wilson August 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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60 erinhudd August 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

The first thing I would make is a dinosaur t-shirt for my son…he is obsessed with dinosaurs!

61 erinhudd August 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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67 erinhudd August 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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68 Sue D August 4, 2011 at 6:24 am

I would decorate clothing for my grandson.

69 Sue D August 4, 2011 at 6:25 am

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70 Sue D August 4, 2011 at 6:26 am

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75 Kristi Reeder August 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

I am the mother of one very active true to life boy. I call my day full of Scottie’isms he is into everything and constantly on the go. My parents take my other children to spend the night but cannot take him because he is entirely to active in everything he does. Im exhausted and I am his mother. However, with all his boyness I would not have him any other way. He brightens my day with his big brown eyes even if they are staring at me from the barrel of his dart gun he is about to shoot me with. I would love to include this one in my collection to create his pages befitting to what he does day to day.

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76 Enjoli Collums August 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

My boys would love this!

77 Christina Poindexter August 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

I love this cartridge. i have 3 sons and 7 nephews and I send birthday cards and invites for all of them.
This would be much loved and shared with family and friends. I make cards to send to a few childrens hospitals and the designs along with bright colors would be sure to cheer some kids dealing with health problems. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Hugs.

78 Angela A August 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

I would make some cute layouts for my boys and even some wall decor for their bedroom! Neat cartridge!!

79 Angela A August 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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80 Angela A August 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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81 Angela A August 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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82 Angela A August 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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83 cathy d August 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I am a follower of Roberts crafts, awesome giveaway.

84 cathy d August 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I signed up for your newsletter. If I was to win the cartridge, I would have such fun, I have 4 sons and a grandson….need I say more:)

85 lissa xoumphonphackdy August 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I just had my fourth boy so this would be perfect for scrapbooks, party invites and favors, wall art and other fun projects.

86 Jennifer August 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I would love using all of the images on this cartridge on scrapbook pages for my son, and for decorating his room. Great ideas here on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

87 Sarah Ruiz August 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I love this cartridge. If I won it, I would have lots of scrapping fun. Especially since I have a little toddler named Richie. I think it would be fun for card making too, for little boys birthdays.

88 Toni McD August 4, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I would make super cute birthday invitations for my little ones upcoming birthday!
So darn cute!

89 Dara White August 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

love all the “BOY” vehicles on this cartridge! Would make some great room decor and some way cool boy birthday cards! Thanks for the giveaway!!

90 Dara White August 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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91 Richelle August 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

As a mom with two little boy monsters this would be a great cartridge for me :)

92 Dara White August 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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93 HollyB August 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Oooh-I’ve been eyeing this cartridge for awhile. With 4 boys in my house, what couldn’t I make? This would be great for my scrapbooks, cards, even projects with the kids. Thanks

94 HollyB August 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

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97 HollyB August 4, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I commented on your Pinterest post-great ideas there.

98 Tylynn August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I have 4 boys… the question isn’t what WILL I make with the cartridge, the question is what WON”T I make!

99 Tylynn August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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103 Gina August 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I would use this cart to create scrapbook pages for my 5 yr old boy. Unfortunately, I have more girly carts so my daughter gets more pages made of her. I hope to win

Thanks for the opportunity to win

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110 Scrappin Dhilly August 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I would love to use this cartridge to scrapbook some fun pictures of my son just being a boy. I love this cartridge, there are so many girly things out there, I think it is fabulous that there is an all boy cartridge!

111 Starla August 5, 2011 at 6:37 am

I am in the middle of redoing my two boy’s rooms and I like how you used the vinyl and the frames. I could see myself using it for birthday cards as well.

112 Starla August 5, 2011 at 6:38 am

I am following you on pinterest. Isn’t that place amazing!?!?

113 Kelly Massman August 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

I will most likely make scrapbook pages and maybe birthday cards. I also love Elegant Edges!
Thanks so much for a chance to win! Yay!
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114 Bethany August 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Shirts and art for the boy. He LOVES space stuff right now so this would be great for that.

115 shel August 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I’d make some vinyl wall decor for my nephew’s room…he loves basketball and robots.

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122 Sandy August 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I LOVE this cartridge! I’d love to win it as I also have 3 boys. I think I am going to copy your towel idea for Christmas gifts also; I have 3 little great nephews who could use these adorable towels. Also, I would love to use the alien for scrapbook pages.

123 Andrea August 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I would absolutely love using this cartridge for party decor! A friend of mine’s little boy has birthday coming up -this is the perfect cartridge!

124 Andrea August 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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127 Andrea August 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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128 Cammie didas August 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I would make super cute Christmas stuff with the boys will be boys cartridge
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129 Cammie didas August 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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130 erin August 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

i would love this! i just bit the bullet and purchased a cricut! i used the Toy Story one recently, so this would just open up all sorts of possibilities (my friend made an awesome monster quilt, maybe i can use this to start my own!!) thanks.

131 erin August 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

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132 erin August 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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