More Minion Mayhem!

My Minion Flip Card Picture Tutorial is still one of the posts that generates the most traffic week to week, even though it’s been in circulation for over 18 months.  Those Minions sure have some staying power!

If you love Minions, you may also like the Owl Punch Minion and the Character Box Minion.

Or you may like a simple full card front Minion like this one…

Full card front punch art Minion card - instructions included. Kelly Kent -

Minion Instructions:

  • C6 card front – Daffodil Delight, corners rounded
  • Goggles: 1-1/2″ & 2″ circle – Silver Foil; 1/2″ x 1″ Basic black
  • Eyes: 1-1/4″circle (Whisper White), 1/2″ circle (Soft Suede), Owl Builder medium circle (Early Espresso); White Gel Pen
  • Mouth: Large oval – Hello Honey
  • Overalls: 3-5/8″ x 2″ – Pacific Point
  • Overall Straps: 1/2″ strip – Pacific Point, trimmed to edge of card
  • Buttons: Owl Builder Punch – Basic Black
  • Pocket: Handpicked Framelits – Pacific Point, white embossing
  • Letters: Cameo cut (Las Vegas font) – Pumpkin PIe

*** I used the Window Sheet & retired Shaker Frames to give the goggles a 3D effect.

If you’re a regular visitor to my papercraft journey, you’ll know I get on a bit of a run with a particular project and end up making all kinds of variations.  At the moment, it’s jellybean boxes (instructions here).

So, here is my jellybean Minion box…

Minion Jellybean Dispenser Box. Kelly Kent -


Punch sizes for the goggles (3/4″ & 1″ circle; 5/8″ strip) & eyes (5/8″ circle framelit, Owl Builder & Cupcake Builder).  Mouth made using the reverse punch on the Gift Box Punch Board.

When they turn out this cute, who can resist!!!  May the Minion mayhem continue!   Kelly x

Minion Birthday Set - Card front punch art Minion & Jellybean Dispenser box. Instructions included. Kelly Kent -

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Classes Are More Fun with Jellybeans! Gift Box Punch Board Lolly Dispenser…

It’s easy to make the link that craft and sugar are a match made in heaven!  My sweet choice is usually chocolate, but the jellybeans that featured in this week’s classes were a hit!

My two classes this week made variations of these cute candy/lolly (US/Aussie) dispensers made with the Gift Box Punch Board.  They were designed by Valli of Stamp Your Bliss and have a video tutorial made by Brenda of Qbee’s Quest.  They have a clever opening at the bottom so you can get to the jellybeans and are self-closing {if you stop pulling jellybeans out long enough to need to close it up}.


Thursday’s ladies used the stunning English Garden DSP to create a gender neutral version in green & brown tones.


We also made a coordinating Z fold card.  This ‘fancy’ card design is great when you need something simple but effective.  By scoring the front panel in half (at 2-1/16″) and then folding it back again, the card takes on a totally different look.


Tuesday’s class made a bold & bright version using the Bohemian DSP and matching colours:




Once you get the knack of putting these together, they are super quick to make.  I recommend watching Brenda’s video.

I am always grateful to the stamping community for their generous sharing of free tutorials that make it possible to recreate their designs.  Thanks, Kelly x

For quick reference, the basic instructions are:

  • Start with a 8″x8″ piece of cardstock.
  • Use the reverse punch on the Gift Box Punch Board to make the closure cuts.
  • On the main part of the GBPB, line up the left edge of the cardstock at the S line.  Punch & score the vertical & horizontal lines.  Score the L diagonal line.
  • Repeat this for all 4 sides.
  • Turn the cardstock over, line up to S & punch again on all 4 sides.
  • Fold your cardstock along all score lines.
  • Choose one of the rectangular pieces (Valli has a great photo of this).  Mark 3/4″ outwards and upwards from the bottom corner of the rectangle.
  • Use a 1-1/2″ circle to mark out a circle shape between the two marks on each side and also connect the top two marks with a straight line.
  • Using your paper trimmer & scissors, cut along the straight line and two quarter circles
  • Fold your box up and staple the flaps on the inside to the side panels (note: my technique on this varies slightly to Valli’s)
  • Decorate the outside of the box using DSP & embellishments.

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Little Kingdom – The ‘Holly’ card & ‘Gaston’ box

If you remember back to my sneak peak of how to make a cute little punch art mouth/smile using the Gift Box Punch Board, you will remember that I promised to reveal the full card.  Ta-da!


This ‘Holly’ was made to fit the Little Kingdom theme for Annabelle’s 3rd birthday party.  I wanted her to take up the whole card front, but she ended up being bigger than I’d anticipated!  So, I made her fly on a 6×6″ card instead of a standard size.  Thank goodness for the Envelope Punch Board to be able to make custom size envelopes.

I was chatting to my friend Narelle about the party theme.  She made this amazing Little Kingdom castle card:


And then she mentioned it would have been cool to make a Gaston card since Annabelle is having a Gaston cake (though I’m not sure if you’d be able to get much cooler than the castle card!).  For those that don’t live & breathe Little Kingdom, Gaston is the ladybird.  So… I got to thinking, with no more cards required, but how cool would a Gaston Curvy Keepsake Box be?  There is no limit to how much I love this die!


Happy Birthday Annabelle.  Wishing another special girl a magical birthday this weekend!  Kelly x

Supply List:

Holly Card

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Gift Box Punch Board

Framelits: Flower Fair, Stars, Project Life Cards & Labels

Bigz: Perfect Print Numbers

Punches: 1-3/4″ Circle, Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, Triangle, Boho Blossoms, Word Window, 7/8″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle

Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer, Vellum

DSP: Lullaby

Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss

Ink: Melon Mambo

Markers: Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Melon Mambo

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday

Extras: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Gaston Box

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Thinlits: Curvy Keepsake Box

Punches: 1/2″ Circle, 1-1/4″ Circle, Owl Builder

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black

Adhesive: 2-way Glue Pen

Punch Art Week of Power – Fairy Kisses

This contribution to punch art week is a ‘sneak peak’ – I can’t show you the full card just yet because the birthday girl hasn’t gotten it yet.

One of the new products in the Holiday Catalgoue is the Gift Box Punch Board (you might remember it from my Holiday Catalogue ESAD Blog Hop post).  It makes cute little boxes, but I have discovered that it also makes great ….



Yes, that’s right – the reverse punch designed to make the closure tab for the box, punches out a perfect little smile.  If you cut it down, it also makes for great eyebrows.  Cool – hey!  Kelly x


ESAD Blog Hop – 2014 Holiday Catalogue “Making Spirits Bright”

2014 holiday cat banner

Another catalogue and another blog hop!  If you’re making your way around, then you’ve just visited Debra and her holiday cheer.  Next you’ll be off to Monique‘s festive fever (see the bottom of my post for a full list of blog hop participants).

For those of you that haven’t joined me on a blog hop before, here’s the info:

  • 19 blogs
  • by demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook group
  • showcasing products from the 2014 Holiday Catalogue

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Making Spirits Bright Artwork

I have chosen the “MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” stamp set as the theme for my blog hop projects.  There’s lots to love about this stamp set, which is hidden towards the back of the Holiday Catalogue (page 48).  6 cute cocktail glass designs and 7 separate sentiments including the ever faithful “Happy Birthday” and very seasonable “Merry Christmas”.  I love the font they’ve used – perfect for anybody.

My first share is a set of wine glass charms using the cocktail stamps, made with shrinkable plastic that becomes smaller & thicker as it melts.  I have designed a set of 6, which would make a fun Christmas gift for a friend who entertains and needs a way for their guest to keep track of their glass.  These little treasures are on little wire rings that open & close, allowing them to be attached to the stem of a glass of wine or champers.


To make your own set:

  • Using Jet Black Staz On ink (101406), stamp each of the images onto shrinkable plastic sheets.  For this project I just wanted each glass as the image so I used masking tape to block out the parts of the image I didn’t want – inked it up, then removed the masking tape before stamping.
  • Cut out the stamped image using 2″ circle punch (133782) and punch a hole at the top using the 1/8″ handheld circle punch (134365).
  • Shrink the plastic, following the instructions from the manufacturer.
  • Add wire rings and project complete!


Note: Shrinkable Plastic is not a SU! product (sourced from ebay).  Wire also not SU! (sourced from Spotlight).

A gift like this needs STYLISH WRAPPING and luckily there are lots of great packaging options in the holiday catalogue.  I tied all my rings together with Cherry Cobber 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon (135839) and put them into a cute little box I made with the new Gift Box Punch Board (135863).  This Gift Box Punch Board makes boxes in a range of sizes with no cuts or adhesive required – easy peasy!


I made a bigger box to house the little box (again using the Gift Box Punch Board).


I then added embellishments to make my finished box festively fancy – Trim the Tree DSP Stack (135824), 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140), more Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon (135839) – all discretely tacked together using the fabulous new Handheld Stapler (135850) & Mini Staples (135847).


The tags were made using the new Note Tag Punch (135860) & the complete Christmas Cocktail stamp from Making Spirits Bright Stamp Set (135086{W}; 135089{C}) and the Merry Christmas sentiment from Making Spirits Bright with the Modern Label Punch (119849).  All tied together with Linen Thread (104199).


I hope you’ve enjoyed my contribution to this ESAD blog hop.  I had lots of fun and loved trying out shrinkable plastic as a new medium for stamping.  Next stop is Monique – enjoy! Kelly x

Please take the time to visit the very talented ladies that have taken the time to create some lovely holiday inspiration:

1.   Keryn Campbell

2.   Narelle Hoggard

3.   Gail Kirby

4.   Libby Dyson

5.   Emily Campbell

6.   Debra Spijers

7.   Kelly Kent – you are here!

8.   Monique Fielder

9.   Andrea Buckland

10.  Debbie Lamb

11.  Sally Williams

12.  Christie Kunkel

13.   Paula Reid

14.   Amity Knight

15.   Ria Kaire

16.   Nerida Carter

17.  Rochelle Blok

18.  Tracy Speight

19.  Rachael Lewsley