Carl has been quite popular on Pinterest, many have visited my blog to find the dimensions and instructions, but I was remiss in not including them in the original blog post.
There are many tic tac cover instructions on YouTube, however, I just used my ruler to come up with this little fellow. So here are the instructions as I cobbled them together.
- Piece of yellow cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 3″, scored at 1.3/4″ from each end, on the landscape layout.
- Fold and burnish the two score lines, then with a corner rounder, round all edges. I folded on each score line and used the punch to round the inside corners, then cut out the small points on the spine, to form flat edges.
- Get two pieces of coloured cardstock in brushed silver and whisper white and one piece of window sheet.
- Punch out two 3/4″ circles of brushed silver making sure you leave room at the bottom for a second punched circle around it. Then centering those holes inside your 1.1/4″ punch, punch out the ‘rings’
- Using your 1.1/4″ circle punch, punch out two circles – one from whisper white and one from the window sheet.
- Layer the punched circles as follows: base – whisper white, 2nd layer brushed silver ring.
- Punch out a 1/2″ circle from brown cardstock – I used Baked Brown Sugar, but Tip Top Taupe would do as well. Draw a smaller circle in black liner pen and colour it in, to form the iris. I then covered this in Clear Wink of Stella.
- Then mount this in the center of the whisper white circle, inside the brushed silver ring.
- Layer with the window sheet, and then the last brushed silver ring. You now have Carl’s eye ready to go.
- Place a 1/2″ band of black cardstock about a 1/4″ down from the top of the front of your yellow cover. And then glue the ‘eye’ in the middle of this black band.
- Cut a piece of Marina Mist cardstock to measure 1.3/4″ x 1″ and punch two small half circles from each side at approx 1/2″.
- I punched a smaller blue circle 3/4″ of Marina Mist as well, and shaped it into a pocket. The logo was hand drawn. I looked online from the Minion “G”. I also drew dashed lines to show the stitching in So Saffron.
- Attach this Marina Mist piece to the bottom of the front panel.
- I did a hand drawn smile under the eye in Baked Brown Sugar, and voila! The Tic Tac cover is done. All you need to do now is use some glue dots to affix the tic tac box to the inside of the cover.
I hope this helps in making your own little Minion for Birthday Party favours or just to brighten up your childs day. I know my 11yo daughter LOVED Carl.