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Herd on the Hillside Popup!

Herd on the Hillside Popup

Herd on the Hillside Popup

Hi All!

I love popups, so when I saw the Hillside Pop-ups, I had to try them out. So fun! It looks really sophisticated, but it’s incredibly easy to assemble. The time-consuming part was stamping and coloring all the animals. By the way, I kept calling the stamp set “From the Herd” in the video, but it’s actually “The Whole Herd” – I get those two names confused! There are three layers in the popup. Here is a view from the top:

Herd on the Hillside Popup

Here is a close-up of the coloring:

Herd on the Hillside Popup

And the horse holding the balloon:

Herd on the Hillside Popup

Enjoy the video!



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Copic sketch markers used: cow (C9, C6, E00, E02, RV00); pigs (RV10, RV00, C1); chicken (W1, W3, W5, Y17, R27, 0); trough (E41, E43, E44); hay (E99, YR24, Y21); chicks (Y11, Y15); horse (E31, E35, E37, E30); grass (YG25, YG17)

Lawn Fawn Hlilside Popups
Lawn Fawn Hillsice Popups
The Whole Herd
The Whole Herd
Mama Elephant Border Dies
Mama Elephant Border Dies
SSS Celebration Time
SSS Celebration Time
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
Stampin' Up! Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Garden Green Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Linen Thread
Stampin' Up! Chalk Marker
Chalk Marker
ekTools Craft Knife
ekTools Craft Knife
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 5:37 am


    Thanks for coming up with this clever card. It looks quite achievable too!

  2. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 11:20 am


    Very fun and cute card. I needed this on a day like today.

  3. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 11:49 am


    I love this card!!! I’m going to try making it with the regular pop up dies and the Mama Elephant border dies! I hope it works!. Thanks Darlene for another great idea!

  4. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Brenda L.

    What a cute and fun card Darlene! I love how you did your horse with the balloon, too cute. Love all the animals inside as well. Just a fun and super cute card! Hugs, Brenda

  5. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 1:35 pm


    So adorable! Love the pop up feature of the card. Thank you for the great ideas!

  6. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 4:05 pm


    So fun! So you saw my card yesterday – I have to ask! Do you think it’s worth the investment to buy this die for the convenience?

    • wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      It is a little pricey. If you’re just going to make one card with it, I think it wouldn’t be worth it. But, if you’re making multiple, then yes. I don’t think you could easily re-create it exactly without the die, but you could probably achieve something similar with some time and effort.

  7. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 4:39 pm


    Love this card! Thanks for another great idea!

  8. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Sherry W.

    Another darling Darlene card! I, too, wonder if I’d get enough use from the pop up die. I’m pretty sure I could do it without, but it has that stitching detail and it Is a lot easier. Decisions, decisions. LOL!

  9. wrote on November 9th, 2016 at 9:42 pm


    Too cute!!

  10. wrote on November 10th, 2016 at 4:05 am


    Soooo cute!

  11. wrote on November 10th, 2016 at 6:16 am


    Sweet, adorable card Darlene, love the dimension you got from those dies.
    I have this stamp set and I love it, this little farm animals are just to cute.
    The dies are indeed expensive but, if you think you’ll use them often, they are worth the price. Another item added to my ever growing wish list, tough decisions to make, 🙁

  12. wrote on November 10th, 2016 at 11:08 am


    So cute!

  13. wrote on November 11th, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Diane Quinlan

    You did a wonderful job. I would only make this for a very special friend!! Thank you for sharing!! ❤️

  14. wrote on November 14th, 2016 at 12:01 pm


    I don’t think it’s possible for that card to be any cuter!!! I love it! It looks so complicated, would never have guessed it could be that easy. LOVE it!

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