Sunday 26 July 2015

How to make a Minion

Firstly, if you've come here looking for dodgy financial advice, you've typed the wrong word into Google, darling - that word is Minion, not Million. And if you don't know what a Minion is, you've probably been living in a cave in the Outer Hebrides for the last couple of years...... Or you live in a totally child-free zone.

Friday was the first full day of my 6 year old granddaughter, Lara's, school holidays. And Mark and I were looking after her for the day. So naturally it bucketed with rain all day and our planned outing to the park had to be cancelled, as did a gardening session with Mark. But Lara loves crafting, so between us she and I decided we would see whether we could make a Minion style greetings card. I cut us an A6 yellow card blank each and then we delved in the snippets box for suitable colours to build our Minions with.

We used medium sized circular dies in each corner of the card blank to shape it - not by die cutting, but by drawing around the die and then cutting by hand. We each designed our own "dungarees" from blue card, then I die cut grey and white circles for the eyes, using black Candi for the pupils and a strip of black for the headbands. Then we added finishing touches with markers.

Here is my Minion

And here is Lara with hers

And now both of them side by side

Lara and I would like to share these with
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 187
Fab'n'Funky - No Patterned Paper 

I really wish I'd taken photos of the rest of Lara's lovely art and craft work - she designed her dream  Romany caravan and made an easel card covered with butterflies and bows!


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wonderful. I bet Lara had a fabulous time crafting and she's done an amazing job. Time spent with a Grandchild is the best x

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, I think I may have to CASE these. Well done to Lara, what an amazing card maker! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jane,
oh my word these are so gorgeous.
Well done to Lara on her super design of that great card.
My Grandson would love one of these.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarn said...

Er, well . . . I do live in a child-free zone . . . and I know the Minions come from Despicable Me . . . but that's as much as I do know! They seem to be everywhere at the moment too!

These 2 cards look great and your granddaughter is obviously going to be a mega crafter!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh what fun Jane! Great minions and they do make a fetching couple :) Do say thank you to Lara for coming to play with us!


Di xx

Sue - said...

Fabulous! Lara has certainly inherited the crafting gene!

Monika Reeck said...

My son both love Minions...if you send this to them they will scream hihihi sooooo cutteee and I love your clever made cute and I love speechless no other words hihi..Jane tell me your address please..I will send you congrats to have new grandchild for next it a girl will be or a son??I am excited and love little baby...

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my kiddos would flip for this! Might have to 'CASE' you! Fabulous Minion creation. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this challenge. I LOVE what you did for the challenge. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Barb said...

Two really fun cards. How lovely to be crafting with your grandaughter. Laura has made a lovely card. I only heard about Minions a week ago. Barbxx