Tuesday 22 September 2015

Minions Birthday card

I've wanted to make a 'Minions' Birthday card for ages now, using the Stampin' Up Owl punch. Recently I got the chance to make one for one of Len's little relatives - and they really are such fun to make, if a little fiddly!

This is so NOT my idea by any means, there are loads of Minions cards out there and we've had some fun ones in the Playground for sure. THIS is where I found some clear and easy to follow instructions using the SU owl punch (which was my mission!), along with photos of the stages. And this was the resulting card 'wot I made' - with huge thanks to Trisha for the really clear instructions:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a snippet of dark blue paper as a frame

- a panel of white card

- snippet of yellow card, die cut using a Memory Box 'Grand Happy Birthday' die then backed the lower part with a snippet of dark blue paper

- only at that point did I stick the yellow sentiment layer, with lower part backed with the dark blue paper, to the panel of white card and trim it down to sit on top of the dark blue frame leaving a narrow border right round

- the cheeky little Minions were made by following the instructions here (as mentioned earlier) and using snippets of yellow, black and dark blue card - plus some large googly eyes

- die cut the letters for Joe's name using a snippet of dark blue card and a Tattered Lace 'Anniversary - Classic Alphabet' die

- then just popped the little Minions in place using thin sticky pads

I used some words I'd seen whilst looking for the Minions tutorial, just printed them on the insert .................. 'Sending you Minions of Birthday Wishes'.

Snigger :)



  1. EEEK! These are too stinkin' cute Di! I love them with the birthday die in dual colors!

  2. Oooooh - I love minions! And your card is utterly adorable!

  3. LOL!!! TOOO CUTE!!! Love those little guys and your card are wonderful Di. I'm thinking I need to die you used for the sentiment too!

  4. what a hoot your minions are. hugs Mrs A.

  5. Bravo Di
    They look stunning
    Love your trendi card
    Hugs Tamara

  6. How gorgeous! Your Minions are superb!
    Hope your back has improved a lot while I've been away.

  7. I LOVE this card Di!! You clever thing!! xx

  8. A great card and I'm sure Joe will love it!
    Kath x

  9. Hi Di,
    what a great card.
    I love this fab design, and all that wonderful work to create those fab very popular Minions.
    A very handy way to use up snippets.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Oh this is such fun Di and the colour choice is perfect.

    Hope the back is improving and you are being a good girl and resting it.

    B x

  11. It may not have been your idea but your interpretation is brilliant mate! Such a fun card.


  12. wow this is just gorgeous Di Annie xxx

  13. Oh this is fabulous! I'm going to be in need of a minions card for my daughter in December, so need all the inspiration I can get! x

  14. FABULOUS Minions card Di and I LOVE the sentiment you printed on the inside. PERFICK.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. Brilliant, Di! Love the Minions. :-) xx

  16. Hee, hee... they came out so cute, Di! Great job!

  17. Ha ha!!! I LOVE your minions card Di - FABULOUS!!
    Eve xx

  18. Brilliant!.......hope the back is a minion times better!........groan.....?.seriously hope it is improving.x

  19. These are so cute Di and make an attractive card with the die cut happy birthday and then the personal touch with the name. These minions are fairly new to me as not having any grandchildren I miss out on the current trends. x

  20. They look fantastic Di. Really cute. Barbxx

  21. So cute! Great use of the owl punch. I love it, Di!
    Em x

  22. BRILLIANT Love this card Di and so muc fun for a little person xx

  23. Brilliant! Clearly minions of fun to make ... sorry, couldn't help myself :) Elizabeth xx

  24. Hi Di......Absolutely brilliant what a great idea for a child this card is perfect just love it xx

  25. ah ah!!! this card is so fun!! Great work!

  26. The minions just keep on being popular (past their 15 minutes of fame-hee hee). This is a cute card and I'm sure put a smile on Joe's face.

  27. A super fun card Di, the little minions are so cute. A lovely personalised card for a little person.
    Jean x

  28. BRILLIANT card Di, clever patient you,Shaz.x.

  29. Love this! Been obsessed with them Minions ever since we saw Despicable Me and it's so unfair that only the young ones get these cards - love them! I think I'll have to get that punch sometime Karen x

  30. So darn cute! Thank you so much Di, for your wonderful get well card - such a treat! It warmed my heart to get a card from you. I still have trouble seeing with my left eye (it also feels like a raw egg....) - in about 6 month I will know to which extent my vision will be lastingly impaired (hoping for none....). But I am glad its not worse. I had an excellent ophthalmologist taking care of me - so grateful for that. I feel a bit rusty when it comes to card making, but i'll get back into it, I am sure!

    1. It's just good to know you're on the mend! Lovely to see that you're making cards and blogging again - and certainly NEVER rusty!!


      Di xx


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