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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Exploding Minions!

Welcome to my new follower Karen  of  Karen's Crafting Obsessions.  She has some lovely creations on her blog, so please pop over and pay her a visit.  Karen also has some blog candy to give away to one of her lucky followers, you can find the details HERE

Onto today's card.  Yesterday I went to my local monthly 'Crop and Craft' day and decided to get ahead of myself and make a Minion card for my great nephew who will be six next month.  Although I've seen a lot of ideas for Minion cards lately, I had this idea in my head to make a box pop-up card. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I was really pleased with the result.  Apart from the greeting and the eyes on the flaps, I managed to complete the card at the craft day - as well as doing lots of chatting!



 
The Minions are foil stickers which came on a sheet from one of the pound shops.  I stuck them onto card to make them stiff enough to attach to the strips of acetate.  I embossed snippets of blue card with a Cuttlebug 'Spots and Dots' embossing folder to cover the panels.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

22 comments:

  1. What a fab card! As gran to a six year old myself, I know he will absolutely LOVE it!
    Jane

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  2. Love this as I have a Minion obsession lol! Thank you so much for the shout out Liz - very kind of you Karen x

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  3. LOL!!! Liz, this is the CUTEST! He's going to love it just as I do too - and maybe even more since he loves the Minions. PRECIOUS and so creative!
    Lynn

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  4. Wow this is superb, love the images and especially as the images were from a puns shop. Great creation

    Kath x

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  5. Oh my gosh, how fun!! The minions look so adorable!! What a fabulous card this is!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Great card Liz :-D I need to get my head around a pop up box card. Gilby will love it!
    Ruth x

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  7. This is awesome! I love those cute Minions! What a great idea to do them in a box card - I love this! Your little great nephew will love it too!

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  8. Hi Liz,
    oh this just great, and fab designing too.
    I bet there are lots of us out in blog land that could say my Grandson would love that.
    I have never made one of these boxes.
    I think it's about time I gave it try.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. You really need to make a box card, Jenny. They really are so much easier to make than they look and fold flat for posting. xx

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  9. Hi Liz! This is such a fun pop up box card. I like the textured panels on the box.How cute!

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  10. Liz, this is just cute as can be, and a perfect look for a 6 yr old! Yay for you in getting your vision created while with your craft club. All I ever managed to do while in a group was yak. You're becoming a dab hand with these pop-up cards, and this one is a brilliant recreation of what you had designed too. So congratulations on many fronts on this cutie. TFS & Hugs

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  11. And congrats on your win at the Playhouse..how fun!!!

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is beyond cute!! Your grand nephew is going to enjoy those pop-up minions I'm sure! Congrats on winning those fun birds at the playground too! Yay you!

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  13. Fabulous pop up box card Liz, the minions look so cute. I am sure Gilby will love it too.
    Congratulations on winning the CB stamps in the Playground.
    Jean x

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  14. This is SO cute, loving the box card, I can see the smiles for whoever receives it. Love the bright cheerful colours and the embossing is a great addition. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

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  15. Wahooooo Liz, fabulous Minions box! I spent ages making mine (tomorrow's post) from scratch - never even thought to look in shops for stickers. Duh :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  16. Hee hee . . . this Minions box card is just brilliant Liz. Bound to go down well with the birthday boy.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  17. How cool is this? I'm sure the recipient is going to be over the moon! Love these box cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. What a fun design - I bet your great nephew will love it. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  19. Oh my gosh, this is adorable. All those minions popping up. What a fun surprise. I bet that was a bit hit!

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  20. Your little great-nephew is going to be thrilled to receive such an awesome card, Liz, it's so cool! I love the idea of having all the minions pop out of the box. Great job!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  21. That's such fun - bet your great-nephew loves his exploding Minions. Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

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