Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Birthday - Despicable Me Style!

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner.
Today is Design Team Day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I've got a fun birthday project to share with you.  I always seem to have trouble coming up with something for the older boys in our family. The little guys are pretty easy, but the pre-teens and teens always leave me wondering what in the world to do.

Well, we had a special birthday guy in our family this week, and I think I may have come up with the right combination this time!  How cute is this little guy from the Minions Cutting Files.......

Isn't this fun?

* I started with a little metal can that I ordered a long time ago (sorry don't remember where it came from).  The can is about 3.5 X 5.5 inches.
* I cut a mat from some fun star patterned paper for my background.
* The red zig-zag at the bottom of my mat is from the Borders 3 Cutting Files
* And that fun little Minion is from the Minions Cutting Files - there are 3 Minions in the file and they are so stinkin' cute!

* I added a strip of red zig-zag around the outside of the can.  Next, I used pop-dots to adhere my Minion to the top of the can.
* The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set PKSC-04.  I stamped the sentiment onto a little banner I cut using the Sentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files.

And, here is my can open and filled with goodies!  I thought I couldn't go wrong with the candy and cash combo!

Well, that's it for me today. But, you will want to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog to see what the other Designers have to share with you today.  They are an amazing group of talented ladies and you don't want to miss their projects!  As always, I appreciate your visit and your sweet comments.  I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon....

Until next time,


  1. EEEK! Tanya!!! You've just given me THE best idea for my son's birthday!!! He LOVES the Minions and he LOVES sweets. Errrm, he IS going to be 40 in October!!! Ha Ha! Thanks for this amazing project which I will unashamedly nick for his birthday!
    It's brilliant! love Viv xxx

  2. Love this tin! And the Minion is wonderful and fun. Perfect!

  3. This is so super duper adorable Tanya!! What a FUN birthday gift idea!!! You ROCKED this project!!!
    Thanks for sharing my friend and have a GREAT hump day!

  4. that little box...super cute minion!!

  5. This is so Cute. I love those minions.

  6. Now that is a great idea any kid would love!!

  7. So FUN! Love this! I have a few of those tins and this is a great idea to give candy and some money or GC!! Awesome Tanya! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Always a JOY to stop by!

    Have a terrific day!

  8. I love the minions!! Could not be cuter!! This is absolutely fabulous!! You can't help but smile looking at it!! Have a great day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. I have this cut file! I soooooo love what you have done with it!!! Your tin is fabulous. This is gonna be such a big hit that everybody will want one!!! Awesomeness for sure!!!!!! :)

  10. OMGOSH!!! Soooo Freakin' ADORABLE! I've been wanting to cut this file out ever since I got it! I sooo LOVE what you did with it! I think I've got some crafting to do this weekend for sure! :O)

  11. Oh my cute is this! The minion is adorable! It will be a big hit with the kiddo's! Cash and candy...yeah, for sure!
    Sherrie K

  12. This is adorable, Tanya. I love the Minions. Fabulous way to dress up a treat box.

  13. Your little treat box is so cute!!!

  14. TOO STINKIN cute!! I absolutely LOVE it!
    Have a wonderful day,


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