Wednesday’s Card: Owl Flip-it!

Owl Flip Card
Owl Flip Card
Owl Flip Card

Hi All,

A few weeks ago, one of my YouTube subscribers asked me to do a tutorial on a flip card. I actually created an extra fold in my version of a flip card to make it more interesting. I also found out that Sizzix has a flip-it die that will do all the cutting and scoring for you (not my version – the standard “flip-it” version). That’s very convenient, but then you’re limited to whatever shape you purchased. With the technique I use in this video, you can make it with any thin die… which means any Spellbinders die. Cool!

I figured it was time to bring out my owl punch – it’s been awhile! CLICK HERE to see other cards I have created with this punch. It’s just so darn cute.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, you’ll need to click on the post title above (“Wednesday’s Card”) to go to my blog and play the video.









  1. I tried following along with this tutorial, but you move so FAST, it’s difficult to keep up! I did what I thought you did and mine did not come out like yours. I agree with Shelagh Millet when she asked for written instructions. I am not a stupid person, but I feel that way trying to make this card! 😉

  2. Shelagh Millett says:

    Love the card but could I make one suggestion. Could you give us a written breakdown of the measurements.

  3. i think your work is beautiful i could watch you all day marking cards

  4. Doris Salinas says:

    Hola están preciosos esos búhos me encantan y la verdad estoy decidida hacerla gracias y bendiciones como puedo saber las medidas de la tarjeta gracias por responderme

  5. Caly Person says:

    Hi Darlene!

    Can you tell me the demensions of this card is folded?

    • Caly Person says:

      I just want to say…I’ve gone through all your posts tonight! Thanks for sharing your insights and for all your thoughtful projects! You’re amazingly talented and I’m glad you and your sister found a way for you to continue doing it your way!

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Caly – the card is 4.25×5.5 (A2 size) when folded.

  6. christelle says:

    very, very beautiful!!!!!! thanks;

  7. Paullette says:

    Happened upon this site and really love your work, very creative! Thanks

  8. I have searched for a tutorial like yours!
    Thank you so much!!!!!

    Greetings from Germany

  9. Thank you for the tutorial! Your tutorial is the best I’ve ever seen, well executed, explained, no dragging on with extra commentary; concise & to the point, very educational, great presentation and preparation! A delight to watch and learn.

  10. I absolutely LOVE this card. Could you please share how you clean the ink foam applicator when changing color between scattered straw and warm lipstick? I’m new to stamping and am not familiar with technique, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I’d hate to mix the ink colors on the same sponge and risk ruining the card. Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial!

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Deanna, I have 8 different ink foam applicators that I keep on a spinning rack. One for yellows, one for reds/pinks, one for blues, etc. I don’t mix them. If you don’t want to purchase so many applicators, you could switch out the sponge on the tip. Keep a separate sponge for each color family. Hope this helps!

  11. Help! I. Cannot fOld it right, white side oF frame doesn’t show after folding. Love this card.

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Melinda, check out the second and third photo on this post to make sure you have the folds going in the right direction. If you want to email me a picture of your project, maybe I can help further.

  12. Jo Cavanagh says:

    Wow! This card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. I’ve never seen a flip card before, and I don’t think I’ll ever see one as cute as this!

  13. Rachel Brooks says:

    I am soooooooooooooooooo happy to have found your site via Splitcoast stampers! LOVE owls, and LOVE your cards using the owl punch. LOVE your tutorial videos which are well done, clear and FAST. I get tired of watching someone do every step in real time. I feel I’ve found a real treasure, and I know many who feel as you do about SU”‘s rule on only SU products.

  14. janet dycus says:

    I love your card but the measurements are confusing me could you tell me the measurements thank you

  15. This card is so cool. Will definately be trying the flip it technique!

  16. Anita Freeman says:

    Wow – I’m impressed. This is such a cute card!

  17. Sheila Hinkel says:

    I am in awe of this video on making a flip it card! I have purchased all the Sizzix flip it dies and love ’em all, but this opens up a whole new world of possibilities! Can’t wait to get home and get started. Love the extra cut and the additional framework idea! The owls are adorable! I’m finding that a very heavy cardstock works best on making these cards as regular stock is not heavy enough. Shirt boxes work well. I make one cut of paper and one of box stock and glue them together, but your stamping makes more sense. Let the Christmas-Card-Making begin!! You are quite an artist – thank you!


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