Minions Magnet Tri-Fold Slimline Card

My brother-in-law loves minions, and I made these minion key chains from Treasure Studio Art into magnets.

Minion key chains:

Treasure Studio Arts link:

To turn the key chains into magnets, I needed to cover the hole on the minion that the key chain would be threaded through, by using my hot glue gun and squeezing glue into the hole, then once the glue is dry, scraping any excess glue off the front of the minion, so the front is flat where the glue is. Then put a wet glue, Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over, works great, on the dried hot glue and add a matching diamond there. Then add either hot glue or E6000 glue on the back to attach the magnet..Note…Don’t put diamonds on the back if you are using it for a magnet.

Here’s a link to magnets that work well for this technique.

To make the card, I started with a piece of blue cardstock from Recollections Heavyweight (I looked online and Michaels doesn’t offer these colors online, but I did find a lot more colors in my local Michaels) cut to 8 1/2″ tall by 10 1/2″ long, and score it on the 10 1/2″ length at 3 1/2″ and 7″.. I used gold glitter paper from Crafter’s Companion, Luxury Cardstock collection, link: cut to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and used the largest rounded corner rectangle die from this set, link: to create an opening centered near the top and near the bottom of the gold glitter paper. Cut another piece of gold glitter cardstock cut to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and put the same rectangle die in the center and die cut it. Keep the gold die cuts for use later.

I laid the piece of glitter paper with two openings on the front of the blue card base (with the fold opening to the right), so it is centered and took the next smaller die (I used a large die for the opening) and put washi tape inside the die and laid it centered in the top hole on the glitter paper. Then remove the glitter paper once the die is taped and run the blue card base through the die cutting machine. Put the same die in the bottom hole on the glitter sheet (again laying the glitter sheet on the blue card base) and die cutting the bottom rectangle. Don’t glue anything to the card base yet

Next, take the gold glitter cardstock with the single die cut rectangle and lay it on the center folded area of the blue cardstock base…Center the glitter cardstock, then lay the same die you used on the front blue cardstock (2nd largest die) and die cut the center blue cardstock base.

I cut more of the blue cardstock into three 8 1/2″ tall by 3 1/4″ wide pieces to line the backs of the two openings of the card pieces where I’d cut out rectangles and adhered them with tear tape. Then used the other piece on the back of the center blue cardstock, to cover the marks left by my die cutting machine. (I didn’t initially cover the back of the center of the blue cardstock, but decided it would look better if I did cover it.) I cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and laid it on the center of the card.

I cut 1/8″ off the top and bottom of both pieces of 8 1/2″x 3 1/4″ glitter cardstock and adhered the one with two die cuts to the top of the blue card base and the piece with one die cut to the second fold with tear tape. I used the same die (2nd largest) on the three leftover rectangle die cuts of gold glitter cardstock to cut them into a smaller rectangle size and inserted them into the openings on the blue cardstock and glued them in place with tear tape.

For the sentiment, I used Simple Strips Sending you a big hug and Happy Birthday to you from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp Link: and die cut them with Tayored Expressions Simple Strips Dies Link:

I put Sending you a big hug on a foam strip and adhered it to the center of the front of the card. I glued Happy Birthday to you to the center of the card.

I attached the minion magnets into the glitter openings with removable Glue Dots link: and added minion washi tape I bought at the Dollar Tree (that I couldn’t find on their website, sorry.) to the center white paper, and to the outside of the envelope I made with 12 x 12″ paper.

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