Playful Pals – Minion

Today is another birthday party for the Littlest Miss – it’s mighty hard to keep up with their social lives!!!


The party theme is Minions – so I had to pull another Minion card out of the bag.  You can see all the previous Minion creations here.

If you’re a regular blog visitor or subscriber (thank you!!!), you know my current favourite product is the Playful Pals stamp set & matching framelits from the Occasions catalogue.

It seems like you can pretty much make anything from those pieces… including a Minion!

Playful Pals - Minion. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I had such fun making this card for Will’s second birthday.


The background clouds are a piece of DSP from the Shine On Speciality pack.  It’s a heavy cardstock weight, so as well as using it like you would a normal DSP, you can also use it as a card base.  How very luxurious!

Playful Pals - Minion Birthday card using Shine On Speciality DSP, Balloon Builder stamp set, Balloon Bouquet punch. Large Numbers framelits & Hello SAB stamp set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Want to make your own Playful Minion?

Here’s the breakdown…

Body – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight

Arms – large solid oval piece stamped in Daffodil Delight then punched out using the Owl Builder punch.  Then trimmed from feet upwards into arm shape.

Overalls – large solid oval piece stamped in Pacific Point then trimmed in to overall shape

Overall Pocket – small solid semi-circle stamped in Pacific Point then outlined in Basic Grey marker

Feet – small solid triangle (ish) piece stamped in Basic Black

Hair – whiskers stamped in Basic Black

Goggle Band – hand drawn in Basic Black marker

Goggles / Eyes – small eye shape stamped in Basic Black, then coloured around the eye shape using a silver Sharpie marker and cut with a 1/2″ circle punch. Eyelids coloured in Daffodil Delight marker.

Smile – small smile shape stamped in Hello Honey


Happy Birthday to Will!   Hope you have an amazing Minion party!  Kelly & the little Misses x

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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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

 

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 - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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My OnStage 2015 Swaps – Mini Tic Tac Character Boxes

OnStage Local Swap 2015 - Mini Tic Tac Character Boxes: Christmas Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

On Saturday, I spent the day with some wonderful ladies at the very first round of OnStage local events.  Perth was lucky enough to be one of the first host cities and was the only one to sell out completely.  We love our Stampin’ Up! here in WA!!!  I’ll share more of the OnStage fun with you later in the week, but tonight I wanted to show you what I made as my event ‘swap’.

It’s Stampin’ Up! tradition to make a project in mass quantities that you take to the event and swap with other attendees.  I didn’t take any to the Gold Coast because I was so stretched for time organising samples for my demo board.  So this time around, I wasn’t missing out on all the fun!

The back story to these little beauties starts at the Duty Free section of Bali airport in September.  If you’ve been to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport since they renovated, you’ll remember the long wind through lots of duty free temptations as you try to find your way to the boarding gate.  In addition to the usual perfume and beverage offerings, they have a huge candy/chocolate section that’s fun to look at.

So, whilst being dazzled by all the bright lights & shiny things, I came across mini Tic Tacs …  MINI TIC TACS!!! Crafters love anything that comes in mini format because they are cute to package.  But mini Tic Tacs – get out!!!  The catch was, they were crazy expensive and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t get Mr Papercraft to see the merits of the minis in the same way I did.  So, we boarded with only some Pez candy toys (as per the request for a Unicorn from one of the little misses!).

But the story doesn’t end in Bali… Imagine my delight when I found mini Tic Tacs at my local Kmart.  So the craft dream was revived.  The next challenge was to actually find a way to package them.  They are quite tiny – which adds to the cute factor, but makes them a bit tricky to do anything with.

A bit of a brainstorm later, and meet the Mini Tic Tac Character Boxes using the Note Tag Punch…

OnStage Local Swap 2015 - Mini Tic Tac Character Boxes: Minion Set. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It was so much fun to give them out at OnStage local and I got some fabulous swaps in return.  I’ll share some of my favourites this week.  There’s a lot of stamping talent in WA!!!

If you love punch art as much as I do, and you don’t have the full set of Stampin’ Up! builder punches, I’d recommend you add them to your collection.  As you can see by the breakdown below, each character is made using the pieces from our wonderful builder punches.  You can do so much with only a few key punches.  I couldn’t live without my Owl, Cupcake & Tree Builder punches!!!  Kelly x


Mini Tic Tac Character Box Instructions:

{Find the full tutorial with pictures here)

  1. Punch out the Note Tag Punch twice
  2. Score 1/4″ from each of the 3 flat sides
  3. Fold along the score lines and snip the two squares on each tag made by the intersecting score lines
  4. Cut a piece of cardstock to 1″ x 1/2″.  Use this to attach the two tags together with the bottom flaps
  5. Secure the tags around the mini Tic Tac box with a small elastic band (I used a tiny hair elastic).  Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine and remove the elastic.

Decorate your character box…

Punches Body: Note Tag Eyes: Owl Nose: Tree Builder Buttons: Cupcake
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Eyes: Owl
Nose: Tree Builder
Buttons: Cupcake
Punches Body: Note Tag Hat: Festive Flower, Tree Builder Ears: Tree Builder Eyes & Nose: Owl, Cupcake Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem) Shirt: Bow Builder
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Hat: Festive Flower, Tree Builder
Ears: Tree Builder
Eyes & Nose: Owl, Cupcake
Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem)
Shirt: Bow Builder
Punches Body: Note Tag Antlers: Tree Builder Eyes: Owl Nose: 1/2" circle
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Antlers: Tree Builder
Eyes: Owl
Nose: 1/2″ circle
Punches Body: Note Tag Button: Cupcake Belt: Owl, Tree Builder Jacket Bottom: Bow Builder
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Button: Cupcake
Belt: Owl, Tree Builder
Jacket Bottom: Bow Builder
Punches Body: Note Tag Bow: Owl, Cupcake Eye/s: 1/2" circle, Owl, Cupcake Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem) Overalls: Bow Builder
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Bow: Owl, Cupcake
Eye/s: 1/2″ circle, Owl, Cupcake
Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem)
Overalls: Bow Builder
Punches Body: Note Tag Hair: Festive Flower Eye/s: 1/2" circle, Owl, Cupcake Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem) Overalls: Bow Builder
Punches
Body: Note Tag
Hair: Festive Flower
Eye/s: 1/2″ circle, Owl, Cupcake
Mouth: Cupcake (cherry stem)
Overalls: Bow Builder

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ESAD Punch Challenge

Hello!  Did you love the new catalogue?  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can download a copy here.

This week over at ESAD Demo Designs, it was my turn to set the challenge for the week.  Loving punches and punch art like I do, the challenge was all about punches!!!


The brief: use a builder punch to create something other than it’s obvious application (ie, the cupcake builder for anything other than a cupcake) and display this on a card, scrap page or 3D item.

There are 5 builder punches in the new catalogue:

 

For my challenge card, I have used the owl punch (which is one of the most versatile of the builder punches – a must have in any collection!) to make a Minion!  There’s another movie featuring cute Minions due out soon so you’ll be seeing them everywhere!

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How to make your own Minion:

Body: owl body with ears and feet cut off

Mask: 1/4″ strip trimmed to size

Eye: largest circle & goggly eye (not SU!)

Arms: owl body trimmed from feet to top to create arm/hand shape

Overalls: owl vest with top trimmed off

Overall Straps: owl vest – 1/8″ strip from each side following curve

Overall Legs: 3/16″ strips

Shoes: apple from cupcake builder punch, top cut off


The Happy Birthday font is a Despicable Me type font (Las Vegas) cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  The DSP is the very pretty (but retired) Pretty Print – it had the perfect colour scheme to complete this card and reminds me why I hoard DSP!!!

I’m so excited to see what the ESAD ladies come up with for the punch challenge.  You’re welcome to play along too.  Email me your pictures and I’ll add them to my blog.  Kelly x

Minion Flip Card

Minions are everywhere!!!  I’m not sure whether it’s the Pharrell William’s “Happy” song, but minions are definitely all the rage at the moment.  There are lots of ways to make minions – circles, ovals, owl punch, card front …  But the one I like the best is inspired by Linda Higgin’s clever use of the Circle Flip Thinlit Die.  I wanted to try it out.  And then I wanted to share it with you so the papercraft world can be filled with minions!!!  Kelly x20140322-213244.jpgSupplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Thinlit Die: Circle Card

Framelits: Circles

Punches: Cupcake Builder, 1 & 3/4″ Circle, 1″ Square, Itty Bitty Shapes – circle, Word Window

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

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