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:


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

  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

  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!

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

    Kath x

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

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

  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!

  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.

    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

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

  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

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

  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!

  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

  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

  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 :(


    Di xx

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  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.

  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

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

  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!

  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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