This month, I am participating in a Creative Challenge where each day I am to create something according to a particular prompt. Today, the prompt is "Sunday Funday" and since I have young boys, I immediately thought on Minion-speak, the made-up language from the movie my boys like to mimic.
I have made Minion cards in the past, but I sold them all and need to re-stock for a craft fair later this month. And last time I made one, I failed to write down specifics on how I made it. So, I pulled up a picture of one I had made in the past and struggled trying to recreate the shapes and sizes.
Hence, I decided to create this brief tutorial on how I made the card for easy reference next time...and to spare you all the headache if you try to create your own!
- Start with a 8.5 x 11 piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and cut in half lengthwise. Then score and fold at 5.5 inches.
- Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to 3.5 x 5.5. I then used a 3 3/8 circle framelit to serve as a template to trace with pencil around the top and then cut the rounded head with scissors.
- Cut a strip for the glasses in Basic Black at 3.5 x .75 inches.
- For the glasses, I used retired Not Quite Navy. Using the 2nd and 3rd smallest circle in the Circle Framelits, I ran through the Big Shot simultaneously, making sure to use the Magnetic Platform so they stay in place.
- The eye is a 1 3/8 inch circle punched in Whisper White, with a 3/4 inch circle punched in Not Quite Navy and a large googly eye in the center.
- The overalls are 1 x 2.75 inches with scraps for the suspenders. The buttons are using the circle in the Owl Punch with details added using a white gel pen.
- The greeting is stamped in black ink using the Happy Birthday from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
Happy Sunday Funday!