I started by gathering some paper and embellishments. Can't get anymore manly than Tim Holtz. I used his Distress Ink, cardstock, Hinge Clips, Memory Foil Tape and Grunge board. I also got some gears from Hobby Lobby that look a lot like Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears.
The only cut from my Cricut is the half circles from Gypsy Wanderings. It's the shadow from the orange slice. I love thinking outside the cut!
I also used the Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink. I just love that set - I could use it on all my projects I swear.
All framed up and ready to go. Don't I have a handsome nephew - we are all so proud of him!