Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Minions

I have two Minion cards to share today - you know, those cute little yellow guys from the movie Despicable Me?    I was totally inspired by this post of Kim Heggins and she was inspired by this post of JJ Bolton.
I added hair (like Minion Carl accept Carl only has one eye!) and overalls to my little Minions.  My DH asked me if I could make him a Thank You card that he could send the the Physical Therapists that have been working with him since December after he had shoulder surgery.  He just ended his therapy a week ago and is now supposed to do the exercises they taught him at home.
I didn't really have any 'physical therapy' type stamps so when I saw Kim's Minion - I thought he would be really cute for my card! I think it will give them all a chuckle! The Thank You stamp is from PTI (a special set from 2011 that I got free for ordering a zillion stamps from PTI that year - not for sale).
And then I realized that I had missed my friend's 13 year old son's birthday on 7/1 - and I know he loves the Minions - so while I had all the 'stuff' out on my table - I made this card for Destin.  The Happy Banner is from PTI, the balloon die and Birthday are from WPlus 9.  I used Karen Foster Snap stamps for Destins name (no longer available).  I also used Stitched Mat Rectangle dies on both cards along with a Nestie Circle die on the 1st card.
For both Minions - I used a sheet of yellow fun foam for the body - using my Apothecary Bottles dies to cut the shapes (but you could certainly hand cut this shape!).  I punched the eyes with a 1/2" circle punch and punched out the center with a 1/4" hand punch.  I backed the silver with 1/2" punched circle of white - and made the pupils with a dot of Black Enamel Accents.  I cut little narrow strips of black for the hair - gluing on longer pieces and then trimming them off after they were dry.  I hand cut the overalls - using the yellow body as a template for the width and bottom edge.  I drew the stitches with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

I'm entering my birthday Minion in Virginia's View Challenge - to use Dies
and to the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words challenge

Stamps:  A Big Thank You - PTI (not available for sale), Whole Lotta Happy - WPlus9, Snap Stamps alphabet - Karen Foster (no longer available)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, True Black, Lemon Tart - PTI, Silver - Michaels
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  yellow fun foam sheet - Joann's, Whole Lotta Happy Dies - WPlus9, Happy One Liners Die - PTI, Stitched Mat Rectangle Dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Apothecary Bottles Die - Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz, 01 Black Micron Pen - Sakura, Black, Enamel Accents - Ranger, foam tape, Scortape, Glue Pen, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" punch


Redanne said...

I have never seen the movie but I do like your little Minion character, he is a good choice for the thank you card and he looks cute on the birthday card with the lovely bunting! Anne xx

Annette Allen said...

oh my word how totally cute.. very creative..

Virginia Lu said...

OH my cute are these two cards, Julia! I love the use of colors and dies! Totally fun! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

Lisa S. said...

My DIL would love these and I might have to CASE them Julia. :) Cutest cards ever!!!

Kim Heggins said... are so sweet and thank you so much for you sweet words. I love both of your cards, so fun and that hair is just amazing, so fun and just too darn cute! I love that you used fum foam for the bodies too, so clever.

Deepti said...

Awwww this guy is so cute, love the spiky hair :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Hahaha, these minions are adorable! Love that you created them by hand. My son's 6 year-old baseball team is called the Minions ... it's so perfect too with them scattering aimlessly on the field.

Taunya Butler said...

Super cute and clever minion cards! I enjoyed seeing them and appreciating all the hard work that went into them!!

Anonymous said...

Totally giggling! These are great, Julia!