Despicable Me Minion Birthday Invitations

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DIY: Despicable Me Minion Party Invitation
August 28, 2014
Completed DIY Despicable Me Minion Party Invitation
Minion Birthday Party Invitation

I made 50 of these invitations for one of the munchkin’s birthday party.  I saw something in Pinterest, but there was no link to a tutorial, just the image.

All paper is by Recollections unless noted otherwise.
Yellow Cardstock Base: cut to 4″x11″
Blue Cardstock: Bottom strip – 4″x1″, Squares – 2″x2″, Straps – 3/8″x2″
Black Cardstock: Cut to 1/2″x 4 1/4″

Eyes Cut using Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge – Circle
Silver Shimmer Cardstock: Cut at 1 1/2″
White Cardstock: Cut at 1″
Brown Cardstock (Core’dinations brand): Cut at 1/2″

The card folds at the top and measures 4″ x 5 1/2″ when folded.  I had to eyeball the pieces for the overalls, so they aren’t very centered, but making 50 of these was quite an undertaking.  I drew the smile with a black Sharpie. I had glued the eye pieces with a liquid glue, which caused a bit of warping.  I used my ATG to attach the blue pieces, then place all of the invitations under heavy books to flatten them out.  I thought about doing more, but I need to get these to the parents of the birthday girl and cost was also an issue.  I have several projects I’m doing for this party, only a few of which are completed at this moment, so I need to be careful with my spending.