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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Minion Birthday

Today is my nephew's birthday and I wanted to make his card. I wasn't sure what I wanted so I hit Pinterest looking for some inspiration. Then I remembered how we both laughed when we watched Despicable Me. So, I went in search of Minion cards. I found several but not exactly what I was looking for. So, after browsing for a little bit, my brain started coming up with all kinds of ideas. This is was I finally came up with:
The card base is just a generic plain white card stock. The striped paper is from a DSWV stack called Nana's Kids. The rest of the card was made from scrap, and the sentiment was computer generated.

I made the minion on my Cricut with a variety of basic shapes. You can get the Cricut cut file here.

I chose to cut out one piece at a time and add to the base piece, which is the body, as I went.

First I cut out the body in yellow. Then the white circle and adhered the black circle. I then added the black goggle strap and then the silver goggle and then glued the whole goggle/eye piece in place. Next I cut the overalls and adhered them in place. Next I added the pocket. The black half circle was cut out with the black eye circle. I cut the "teeth" and adhered them and trimmed them to the half circle before adhering the it to the body. The hands and feet were cut next. I went ahead and glued on the feet, but waited to glue on the hands until after I had cut out the cupcake and balloon. Once the cup cake and balloon were cut I dry placed them where I wanted them to be so I could make sure the arms would do what I wanted them to do.

I wanted it to look like the minion was having a difficult time with the cupcake. So, I mounted it so that it was coming off the page at an angle. I did this by cutting a small rectangular piece from the cardboard on the back of one of my stacks of paper and folded it in half. I adhered it to look like it was coming off the page in an angle. You can sort of see what I am talking about in these pictures:

 I popped the balloon off the page with 2 pieces of foam tape and tied bakers twine to both the balloon and the minion's free hand.

I think it's adorable. I hope you do too.

Outlawz: Inspired by Pinterest
My Craft Spot: Clean and Simple
Paper Play Time: Lots of yellow
Created with Love: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Make it Pop

Have a great night everyone!



  1. Miranda this card is just adorable. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Remember to win the challenge you need to complete the blog hop and comment on each team members' blog and be a follower.
    Linda DT

  2. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES 1st Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge!

  3. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  4. Such a fun card! The dimension is fabulous!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  5. So cute! Love those minions! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!



  6. this is a fun card thanks for sharing it with us at delightful challenges
    hugs CAZ