Sunday, November 17, 2013

One In A Minion!

Shopping for gifts for my son in law is easy because he maintains a wish list at When I checked his wish list a few weeks before his birthday this year, I saw that he had recently added a pre-order for the "Despicable Me 2" DVD slated to be released in December. And so of course it was a no brainer that I had to do a Minion birthday card for him to go with his gift.
Happily, super talented Shirley aka Okieladybug created and shares her cutfiles of a trio of Minions on her blog, Okieladybug's Scrap 'N More. As always her cutfiles are wonderfully detailed and cut nice and clean...thank you, Okie!
I used one of the Minions for the front of my card together with a birthday cake cut using CottageCutz' Celebration Cake die, and a gift of bananas (a Minion favorite food) cut from Cricut Create A Critter cart.
Then on the inside, for some birthday fun and silliness, I used the Sizzix Spinning Platform die for a surprise Minion pop up.
And for an extra dose of silliness, I mounted the Minion onto an Action Wobbler before gluing him to the spinning platform...when the card is opened, the Minion pops up and!
Here's the card completely open ...don't you just love the corny sentiment?
Since the "Despicable Me 2" DVD is a pre-order and won't be available till next month, I had no gift to send to my son in law with his birthday card. So instead, I made a little "gift card" to let him know what his birthday gift was together with some Gru funny money...all created in Printshop.
Had a ton of fun putting this together...though I have yet to see even the first "Despicable Me" movie, I watched several trailers and clips from both movies and learned a lot of cute things about these I really hope to see this movie soon! Till next week...."Poopaye"! (Goodbye in Minion)


Jenny said...

So cute! You did a good job considering you haven't seen the movie yet!

Anonymous said...

I just saw the movie for the first time last night. It's fun and sweet.
Your card is wonderful. I love the added action. And the Gru money is hilarious!

Lynn said...

AW, that's a truly sweet non-girly card....something really hard to create. Your birthday cards always make me smile and give me super ideas. If I was your relative, you wouldn't have to give me a gift just the card would make me elated. :) Now I am going to watch the movie.

Creations by Patti said...

Absolutely LOVE your Minion cute. I haven't seent he movie , either but still love those Minions.