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Homemade Minion Cards: Here’s How To Make Minion Valentine Cards They’ll Go Bananas For!

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By Suzie

minion-cardMy nephew loves minions, so I decided to make him a minion card for Valentine’s Day.

Instead of using my Cricut, I designed and cut all the pieces free hand.

One great thing about minions is they are imperfect and unique, so I knew anything that looks less-than-perfect on my card would only add to the minion’s charm!

 

How To Make Minion Cards

 

First, the head…

I started with minion-gold cardstock paper — an 8.5″ x 11″ piece folded in half.

I used a bone folder to smooth out the crease.

Then, I used a pencil to draw the shape of the minion’s head (which I think looks like a Twinkie!).

minion-card-shape

Cutting both layers of cardstock at the same time created a fun “shape” card. Again, minions aren’t perfect so don’t worry if the curved head isn’t even or smooth. After cutting, my card turned out to be 4.5″ x 6″.

 

Now for the minion overalls…

  • Using scraps of sky blue cardstock, I cut a rectangle 3″ x 1.5″ and rounded the top 2 corners for the bib piece. I used my Tombow double-sided tape to center it on the bottom of the card.
  • Next, I cut strips of blue paper about 1″ long and .25″ wide for the straps — again rounding 2 of the corners. The rounded corners were placed on the top bib corners and slanted off to cover the “shoulders”.
  • Finally I created the pocket, shaped as a half-circle. I used a black Sharpie marker to draw tiny stitch marks along all of the “denim’ edges, as well as 2 buttons for the straps.

minion-overalls

 

Next, the eye…

Minions have 1 or 2 eyes covered by silver goggles with a black strap.

For Valentine’s Day, I changed the circle shape on the goggles to a heart!

I used a 1″ googley eye, so the heart surrounding it is about 2.5″.

To cut the heart, I used the old grade school method of folding paper in half and cutting half a heart, so when the paper is opened it will be a whole heart. But I didn’t want a fold mark on the goggles, so I used scrap paper to get my heart the right size first. Then, I traced it on the back of the dark silver glitter paper.

To cut out the inner heart, I used small sharp scissors to poke a hole in the center and then carefully cut the shape.

making-minion-cards

I added a white heart background and then attached the googley eye. The black band is 3/4′, and I attached the eye piece about 2″ from the top.

 

Followed by the mouth…

For the mouth, I wanted to include the cute little white teeth, so I made an open smile.

I drew a smile on black paper, added the teeth, and then cut the smile. This cut off some of the teeth — which makes it look like an actual mouth.

The teeth are about 1/2″ by 1/4″, cut like little chiclets. The mouth is 2.5″ x .75″.

homemade-minion-card

 

And lastly, the hair…

The hair is made from 8 little snips of paper attached randomly across the top of the inside of the card.

Then I cut and attached a piece of gray card stock as an inside panel.

For the sentiment, I cut a silver glitter heart and used a red marker to write I ‘heart’ U more than BANANAS! (…because minions love bananas).

Using a green marker, I crossed out “more than” and changed it to “almost as much as”.

Changed it again to “the same as”, and finally to “A LOT”. Minions really like their bananas!

minion-card-inside

Have fun sharing Valentine’s love with the little minions in your life!

 

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