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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Minion Bulletin Board

Hey bloggity-blog!

Today's post is one of my most fun projects to date. My brother called to ask if I could design some minions (characters from the Despicable Me movies) for his wife's bulletin board at school for parent night THE DAY BEFORE she needed them.

Uhhh.....yes, I'd love to, brother. ;-)

So, I spent a couple of hours designing three different minions in the Silhouette software. I have a minimal skill set in computer design learned while teaching high school computer courses with the Adobe creative design software. Fortunately, many of those tools I mastered in Adobe carry right over to the Silhouette studio software. I did not use any files to outline the minions. I used only basic shapes and then manipulated the points along the line of the shape and grouped shapes to achieve designing the different pieces of the minions.

Side note...don't accidentally google minon when searching for minion inspiration. Just trust me on this one.

Here are the three different minions I designed.




By flipping the minions you can achieve different looking minions with the same shape. We also added hair pieces to give each minion its own personality.

Here's the board all put together. My sister in law did an awesome job placing the minions on the board and she gave them their balloon, flag, and banana accessories.



This little guy floating away with his balloons is my favorite.




"Oh, bello!"
It's a minion thing.
 
If you've never seen the Despicable Me movies, then you can watch the 50 second YouTube video here to see minions in action. Or this one here. And, if you still want to see more....you can watch this one here. Personally, I think the third link is the funniest.

Okay...confession...I just can't stop watching these minion clips! They're different from what was in the movies. This last link seriously had me laughing out loud. You can watch it here. Because who doesn't have all the time in the world to waste on watching 1 to 2 minute clips on minions? ;-) I joke, I joke.

Speaking of no time to waste....

Have your kiddos gone back to school yet? My oldest baby begin his first year of school on Friday. I am excited for him to begin, but definitely having a hard time figuring out how he got to be school age so darn fast! Haha!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

32 comments:

  1. So CUTE!!! Can you share this file with me? I want to create this for my class bulletin board this school year. I am doing the one in a minion theme. I can send you my email address as well. Thank you!

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    1. I would love to share these files with you! And, just this week I stumbled upon a website with files for all the characters from the movie. I can send you the link for that too. Just shoot me your email address to smithcraftadventures@gmail.com

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  2. I was asked to make 2 minions on my silhouette for a baby shower this saturday. Problem is I am new at using it and have no idea how to do this. Any help??

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  3. I would absolutely love it if you would be willing to end the files to me as well! I would like to have a minion theme in my third grade classroom. My email is swansons@frontiernet.net
    Thank you!! Jeannie Swanson

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  4. I would love the file as well! These are great! Katina@swbell.net thanks much!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your talents! I would love to use your file to make the bulletin board for my learning resource room. gfrane@spacs.k12.wi.us

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  6. Seriously too cute! You did an excellent job on these! If you wouldn't mind sending them to me as well I would love to use them on a bulletin board in my reading room. laurenmucci@gmail.com :) :)

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  7. We are having a Despicable THREE party for my sons third birthday. I would love these files as well! lumlisa@aol.com

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  8. These are AWESOME!! I am decorating my 4th grade classroom in minions this coming school year and would love to have these. tletourneau@nppsd.org

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  9. I'm going to be decorating my kindergarten classroom in minions and I love these, you did an awesome job! If you are willing to share with yet another person I would be so happy to have these. My email is: mwinderl@cityschools.com

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  10. These are so cool! I would love to use them for my bulletin board. If you don't mind sharing with another person! My email is kara14foley@gmail.com

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  11. These look cool. I am teaching music this year and am thinking about a minion theme for my room. Can you send me a file too, please? My email is smcgilvra73@gmail.com.

    Thanks

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  12. These are so cute !! Thinking about doing it for PTA board. Can you please share the file with me? mansiacharya@gmail.com

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  13. I would love to use these minions on our PTA board- A Minion Reasons to Love Littleton School
    Would you mind sharing?
    tsnellings78@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!!!

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  14. Could u please share files. My email address is petra.garcia@hcisd.org. Thank You.

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  15. Could u please share files. My email address is petra.garcia@hcisd.org. Thank You.

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  16. Please share this with me. lunza001@gmail.com

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  17. So cute! Do you mind sharing your minion file?
    Thanks
    debsmelk@gmail.com

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  18. Please share this file with me as well. mguerra-garcia@dadeschools.net

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  19. Please send your file also - it would be a great addition to our opening bulletin board!!! - ksanders@rochester3a.net

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  20. Please send me your minion file. I'd love to use this as my classroom theme.

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  21. I'm a School Nurse and would like the file and website you mentioned earlier with all of the characters. You are very talented and I appreciate you sharing these. Thanks a minion :-)
    123pkd123@gmail.com

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  22. I'm a School Nurse and would like the file and website you mentioned earlier with all of the characters. You are very talented and I appreciate you sharing these. Thanks a minion :-)
    123pkd123@gmail.com

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  23. I would love to use these! Please email ndg003@morningside.edu

    Thank you!!

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  24. I would love these, angelahweeks@gmail.com
    Thank you!!!

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  25. I would love these too!
    cchabot12@gmail.com
    Thank You!!

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  26. We are considering a minion theme for our "Right to Read"/BookIt! events this year. This would be awesome to use for many things. I'd appreciate files, also! gossards@wgschools.org Thanks so much!!

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  27. I'd love to use this file if you wouldn't mind! My email is : krista.l.wells@gmail.com

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  28. Is it still possible for me to get the minion files still? If so could you email them to me at- chuisman6@gmail.com

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  29. Also working on a red ribbon door. Please share your awsome minions. My email is zwebby@hotmail.com

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  30. Could you please share your file with me as well? They are too cute!! Hughes1002@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  31. Wuold you be willing to share these with me? I sent you an email from lorman@delcomschools.org. Thanks!

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