Wednesday’s Card: Split Owls!

Special Fold Owls

Special Fold Owls

Special Fold Owls

Hi All!

I thought it was about time for an owl card. I can’t believe I ever doubted buying this punch! Did you notice I added a subject in the top menu called “Owls & Animals”? All of my owl cards show up in this list.

This card was actually really simple to make. The card base is 5 1/2″ x 12″. I scored it at 2″, 4″, 8″, and 10″, so the final folded card is 5 1/2″ x 4″. The winged owls fly up and the owl in the middle stays on the branch when you open it. I didn’t do a lot of fancy embossing and coloring on the card – just some basic stamping and coloring. I used some masking for the sky to make the clouds.

One thing I should mention is that I went back and added more color and lines to the cupcakes after the video – they just seemed a little too bland to me. I also added Stickles to the birthday hat to make it more festive. Hope you like. 🙂

In other news, the Stampin’ Up! retirement lists were released this morning. I always have mixed feelings about these lists – so sad to see some of the items go, but then excited about what new products will be coming out. You can view a PDF of the retired stamps and a PDF of the retired accessories. There is supposed to be a sortable Excel version of each, but there is a problem with it. When it’s fixed, I will post here. What’s notable in my mind? These:

Thank goodness, the Owl Punch is here to stay for at least another year!

The retired items are only available until June 3rd, or until supplies last in some cases. Many of the retiring accessories are on sale. If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please consider ordering from my sister’s store. 20% of all orders go to Foster Kids Charity.

Okay, enough of all that. Enjoy the video and have a great week!


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  1. mireille25 says:

    merci pour cette jolie carte et tout les explications en vidéo

  2. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog.
    I really hope to view the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own website now 😉

  3. Las tarjetas los animales

  4. Yo le gusto tarjetas. Lengua de señas colombiana.

  5. I love your owl card.

  6. Yolanda says:

    Precioso Darlene.
    Me podrías decir como hacer los búhos, si no tengo ese troquel?
    Muchas gracias

  7. Vi Pingel says:

    What did you mean by having a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am interested in buying the owl, I just love what you did with the cards. Will you let me know how to proceed? thanks. vi

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Vi, if you live in the US, you can purchase the owl punch by clicking on the link in the supplies section and buying it at my sister’s Stampin’ Up! store.

    • I did just that, thanks, I love my little owl!!!

  8. Gayle Walker says:

    Adorable Special-Fold & Pop-Up card using the Owl Punch!

  9. Hi Darlene….
    Please make a simple card tutorial for teens or beginners maybe and please can you give me some tips for card making as I want to really get into it and I am just 12!! So I’d love to get your reply and learn from you…

  10. Rachel Brooks says:

    fell in love with this one and have made several. Just adorable. I used google eyes on mine, but now I’ve watched your videos and see how you get the eyes looking in specific directions, I’ll have to try it. You
    make it look easy, but at 77, those black pupils in the eyes are TINY! Do you have written tutorials for the flip it owls on the branch? I watch the video, but when I get downstairs into craft room I know I’m going to need more help!

  11. Magda van Spankeren says:

    what a beauty!
    please tell me how to make the wings?
    Just a scallopd circle?

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