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Thursday, August 13, 2015

If I told you once, I told you a MINION times...

My youngest grandchild is celebrating his 6th birthday today. Oliver (or Ollie, as we all call him), is a little character. We love him to bits, even when he gets into mischief. He truly is a little Minion with a big smile on his face, so I just HAD to make him this card:

I used an A2 yellow card base, cutting about 3/4" off the top so that I could add some hair, but have it still fit in an A2 envelope. To achieve the strands of hair, I punched a small section with my Fiskars grass border punch. I then cut the individual hairs from the blades of grass.

The goggles were cut from silver mirror cardstock and backed with white. I adhered my last two really big googly eyes and hand drew the crooked smile.

I decided my Minion needed to have the correct logo on his overalls, and a quick search on the internet found the perfect one! It was already colored blue and black, so all I had to do was print it and cut it out.

The buttons on the overalls are enamel dots.

Here's a peek at the inside of my card. I felt like both sides needed a white mat. The rounded tops on the card base and the inside mats were achieved with circle dies.

Did your mother ever say to you, "If I told you once, I told you a million times...?" Mine must have said that at least three times a day with six kids who were never paying attention and always goofing up!

I just want to wish our little Ollie a very, very happy birthday. We love you, Ollie, and hope your special day is the best one ever!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

I hope your grandson has a very Happy Birthday Cheryl! Surely this darling minion card will put a smile on his face! So very cuuute! I haven't seen the second one as of yet but it's on our list of must see! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Cheryl, what a cool minion card! Love the sentiment too, and yes, my Mum did say that to us too ;)

Glittered Paws said...

ODh LOVE IT - and perfect for a 6 year old - I bet he will love it too. Very creative.

designbydonna said...

LOVE IT! Minions are so popular now. Great design. Your little guy will love this one.

Taunya Butler said...

Wonderfully sweet, cute, so cool and very amazing of you to make this for Ollie!! What a lucky boy to have you for a Grandma and you have created something so special, so one if a kind - just for him!! You are a marvelous lady and I am so grateful to know you and learn from your special gift of cardmaking!!! Have a happy day!!

Bev Gerard / TexasGrammy said...

Perfect! I just took a G'son to see the latest Minions movie yesterday .... and I'll even admit to adoring these cuties myself.

Sue said...

Oh my, Cheryl, this is adorable. He is surely going to be over the moon about this card. How clever, Miss Cheryl and creative! LOVE IT!


Darnell said...

Your grandchildren are so lucky to have you for a grandmother, Cheryl! You make the greatest cards for them! This card for the awesome Ollie is just fantastic! And, yes, we all heard that phrase a bazillion times in our childhoods!! I'm sure I never said it to my own son. Cough! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Hannelie said...

So cool how you shaped the card to go with the theme!
... and those eyes!