I Mustache You A Question… 15

Britten here today and I want to know:

Do you love or hate the mustache trend??

Not everyone is a fan of  the black hairy ‘stache that seems to be popping up just about everywhere lately.    Personally I love it but maybe that’s because all of the important men in my life have always had facial hair:  my grandfather had a mustache, my dad had a full beard, and my husband sports a goatee.  So maybe that’s why I’m enjoying this trend so much!

I really fell in love with the SEI Shadow Box that comes in this Manly Mustache Kit from Megan Elizabeth, so I wanted to share what I did with it using  just some of the papers and embellishments in the kit.

This is the picture that I wanted to use in the box.  I wasn’t crazy about the colors, so I changed it to black and white.  My home printer includes a mini-copier so I put the picture on the copier, loaded a piece of photo paper, and selected the black and white option.  In just a few minutes I had my black and white picture…no computer necessary!

I wanted to cover the outside of the box with the dark wood grain paper in the kit, so I traced around the frame, cut it out then adhered it to the front.

I used the striped and plaid papers in the kit to form the background of the layout.  I covered the seam with the printed tape measure ribbon, then used some brads and Megan Elizabeth Ink Edgerz to brighten up the wooden bicycle embellishment.  Hint:  I removed the “legs” from the back of the brads and used a strong glue to attach just the brad tops to the wheels.

I filled in the rest of the box with some more of the papers and journaling cards included in the kit.  Cut a title with my Cricut and my box was complete in no time at all!


Here’s a picture of my completed box that will go in my husband’s office:

I still had tons of supplies left over so I made a few cards that will come in handy for future manly birthdays and Father’s Day.   I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did!


Now….Go Scrap Something!


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15 thoughts on “I Mustache You A Question…

  • Tina Michael-Dahlmann

    Hi Britten, I am not a mustache person but I like the things in the Mustache kit so much that I bought it! I think it’s what you say in that if people have had important figures in their life that had/have mustaches that they are more into them. I’ve never had anyone in my life with one and tend not to be into them. Great projects that you made with the kit.


  • Carol

    I have been married to the same man for 35 years and have NEVER seen him without a mustache. So I bought the mustache kit also. Can’t wait to get it. This will be the first Megan Elizabeth kit that I have bought. Can’t wait to get it.

  • Nuchi Draiman

    Hi, Britten!

    I’m not crazy about the mustache trend, but I love what you did with this kit! Printing out the picture in black and white was a great idea, too.

    I also love the way you used the Cricut Artiste set with these materials!! The pinstripe paper is perfect for the shirt card, and the baby shoe turned out adorable! It’s also nice how you used the Artiste to cut out the mustache in different sizes, making a smaller one for the frame and a larger one for the card.

    Anyone who doesn’t have the Artiste set yet–order it during October on my website at lovetocraft . ctmh . com (delete the spaces between words) and then email me at craftsluver at aol . com and mention Britten’s post, and you’ll get a free Exclusive Inks stamp pad or reinker in the color of your choice! IMPORTANT–be sure to click on the JOIN button next to October Orders to get this free gift!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Britten. Very creative!!

  • Jane

    I grew up with facial hair to. My dad always wore a mustache, by husband did as well and my brother still does to this day. My husband shaved his stash and beard just before entering the army and came home to wake me up. It scared the begees out of me.

    I love the shadow box you created Britten. I am sure your hubby will charish having it in his office.

  • Jane Dubois

    I’m not particularly fond of mustaches… but my husband had one every now and then, just because he could, until he got tired of it. One son does the same thing and the other has had one since he was in his 20’s. I’ve forgotten what he looks like without it. So I bought the kit because I really like the other embellishments and the paper but I will use the mustaches for cards for the mustached one! Thank you for more ideas Britten.

  • Nancy

    I guess I just don’t “get” the mustache trend right now. I do like facial hair on men, but just don’t get all the stamps and stickers with it.

  • Cindy Wagner

    My daughter used mustaches for a Birthday Party! She used them on her mini cupcakes and everyone enjoyed them! Its something here guest got a kick out of it!

  • Ramona Rudisill

    My husband has a curled handlebar mustache. It was three feet across the first time he lost it to chemo. The second time it was one foot across when he lost it to chemo. The third time he did not have to take chemo and his mustache is back to three feet across, but he keeps it curled. It would not be him without his mustache. It is getting gray not at 60 years old.

  • Kay Hoersten

    My husband grew a mustache 35 years ago to “look older”. He has never shaved it off. My older son is 37 and has a beard. My younger son is 34 and has never seen his dad without a mustache. I can’t imagine what he’d look like without it. I guess in our family…it’s normal.

  • TiffanyT

    I do not care for the mustache trend. Like Nancy, I just don’t get it. I think it can be used in a cute way for masculine cards, etc, but I don’t get why it’s so big right now. I did order the kit (along with two others- I’m n love and the black n white kit) and all the Ink edgers and Sparkle lights that were available at Craft e corner the day I ordered!! It all came in today and I’m super excited!! I didn’t order it for the mustache stuff, but I love the masculine papers, etc. My husband is also a builder so I’m in love with the tape measure ribbon!!

  • Chelle

    I am not sure I really understand the mustache trend either, lol. But I have seen so many cute layouts made with them, so maybe I should try to make one just for fun and see what creative path it takes me down!