Well…who doesn’t like Despicable Me?? Its one of the most fantastic kids films there is. I particularly love Agnes, the unicorn-loving little girl because like her I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for unicorns…THEY’RE SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!!!! My nursery children also love to pretend to be Minions and this is where the inspiration came from for today’s card…
I started out with this design thinking it would be great for kids birthdays, but I quickly realised that really anyone who loves these little guys would love a Minion card so I think they are pretty multi-functional. They would actually make a great cheer-up card for someone a bit under the weather and I think with the addition of the phrase ‘you’re one in a minion!’ they would be great for valentine’s day too!
Despite it’s cute-ness and how much I love it, this card has almost given me nightmares because although it looks so simple, I couldn’t quite get my brain in gear to figure out the correct measurements to make the eye ‘flip’! I couldn’t believe it took me 4 attempts to fold and cut the card…I really must have been half asleep!! The design has a fold in the middle which allows the eye to flip over when you open the card, revealing a hidden message for the recipient.
Unfortunately the photos don’t do this card the justice it deserves – the finished product was definitely better in the flesh – however it still looks pretty cute. It was definitely worth all the mis-measuring and mistakes because I love the way it has turned out.