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The Owl Punch Returns!

Owl Punch Card

Hi All,

I have created so many cards with this owl punch over the years – there is actually a Gallery category for it! I seriously hope Stampin’ Up! never retires it. I dread the day.

Here is the card opened:

Owl Punch Card

I used Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff for the owl’s belly. Ellen Hutson used to sell it, but the only place I could find it is HERE. Another option is to use just plain flock. You could also try mixing it with some glitter.

Here is a close-up of the flock:

Owl Punch Card

And more bad new, unfortunately. When I was putting together the supply list, I noticed that the My Favorite Things Branch with Leaves is no longer available. I’m so sorry! Some other options that I think would work are Savy Stamps Branch and the branch in the Winter Sparrows die set. Or better yet… just cut your own branches! I scanned the die cuts so you could cut them out and use as a template. They are made to print on a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Click here to download.

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E43, E44

Stampin' Up! Owl Punch
Owl Punch
Mama Elephant Border Dies
Mama Elephant Border Dies
SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Botanical Blooms
Botanical Blooms
What I Love
What I Love
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Thick White
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Red Glitter Paper
Red Glitter Paper
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Stampin' Up! Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte



  1. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 7:07 am


    You make some adorable owl cards. This is one of those punches I keep forgetting to get. But you’ve inspired me! Have you ever used Ranger embossing puff? I have only seen it a few places online and am not sure if it’s a new line or an old line. But it looks just like the Doodlebug flossing powder.

    • wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Connie. No, I’ve never used embossing puff by Ranger. I did a little search on it and it looks old and maybe not widely available anymore? I did see a few other puff-type products, although most seemed to come only in white.

      • wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 3:36 pm


        Thanks Darlene. Must be an old Ranger product because I just saw it mentioned online in 2010! It apparently wasn’t popular. I’ll just stick with Doodlebug Designs that can be obtained in Australia too. I did notice a lot of different colours of flocking powder on Ebay and elsewhere through Google but they were specifically for nail manicures and I don’t suppose could be used on cards even though it looked liked the same stuff from the photos. If it is the same stuff, it is very inexpensive.

  2. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 7:12 am


    Oops – flocking powder NOT flossing powder!

  3. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 3:08 pm


    Love this card. So cute!!

  4. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Brenda L.

    Love this card Darlene! It’s so cute and clever.
    Hugs, Brenda

  5. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 3:39 pm


    Adorable card!

  6. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 4:01 pm


    That is so cute. The half moon is a great idea.

  7. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 4:04 pm


    That is so adorable!! I have everything but the flock to CASE this card. And I know exactly who to make it for. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 4:08 pm


    Love this card. You are so amazing.

  9. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 4:30 pm


    Sooo sooo cute!! Clever indeed!

  10. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 5:32 pm


    I sure love this punch too. I also love all of the owl cards that you have made. You are the reason that I bought this punch, some time agol.

  11. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 5:50 pm


    I love most of your cards, and this one even more! Thanks!

  12. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Laura Norris

    Super cute owls! You really do great cards with that punch Darlene! I have CASed many of the ones you have done, and I will be CASing this one too.

  13. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Sherry W.

    Thanks for another owl punch card. I have really gotten a lot of use out of mine, thanks to you. The shading on the branches really makes all the difference. Nicely done!

  14. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 8:07 pm


    Everything about this card is gorgeous, but the branches, are unbelievable! I love the realistic finish with the inks! I also bought this punch because of you and hardly ever use it… I need to get it out!

  15. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Barb M.

    What a cute card! I just love the owl punch and now I have another reason to use it!!

  16. wrote on February 24th, 2016 at 10:36 pm


    I have owned this owl punch for a few years and have never used it. This is a really cute card Darlene and is now on my craft table to use. Thanks.

  17. wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 6:31 am


    Oh Darlene, I’m so glad I bought this Owl Punch way back when you showed the very first card you made with it, I just fell in love with the adorableness of it. I hope they never retire this punch because it would be really sad the next generation of crafters miss out on getting it.
    This card is so beautiful, so many amazing details went into it’s creation but you made it look easy and fun. I love the way you cut the circle, this is an excellent tip that could work with a lot of dies.
    Thank you so much for sharing this video, I just love this card.

  18. wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 7:03 am


    Very cute card! I love all the extra touches you put on your cards that take them to the next level! Thanks for showing!

  19. wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 8:09 am


    This is so unbelievably cute!!
    Surely one of my all-time favourites and you make it even more special.
    Thanks for this super card!

  20. wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 12:01 pm


    LOVE the owl punch. LOVE the Sparkly Fluff for the owls’ tummies 🙂 I, too, am glad i bought the owl punch back when you first showed it. Keep up the awesomeness!

  21. wrote on February 25th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Barb H.

    So glad you used the owl punch again! I have the punch and haven’t used it in a while. I try to use your card ideas as inspiration and not copy them exactly, but I may have to on this one. Too cute!

  22. wrote on February 26th, 2016 at 8:55 am


    I love your owl cards, Darlene!

  23. wrote on February 27th, 2016 at 3:18 pm


    This is so cute! I’m sure your husband will love it (or did love it, if you’ve given it to him already)! Your comment about your masking being so messy made me laugh. When we did some remodeling on the inside of our garage a few years ago, we discovered some odd things, like a stair stringer piece attached to the back wall, an old science project background turned wall panel…! My brother concluded that, when the previous owners had the garage built, they just told the builders to use whatever was left over from constructing the house! LOL Totally unrelated to card making, but still funny, I think! I’m sorely tempted to get that owl punch now. I love owls, but I wonder if my mom would kill me for getting another punch…? 🙂 ~ Andrea

  24. wrote on March 2nd, 2016 at 1:35 pm


    I have severely missed your owl punch cards!! If you can’t find Sparkly Fluff, Martha Stewart sells a pack of flocking that has a variety of colors and it’s basically the same thing. I received my Botanicals bundle from SU while I was sick and have not had a chance to play around with it yet. Love what you did cutting that stitched circle off the card base — you are one clever crafty chick!! =) Thank you so much for this card, the owl punch doesn’t get used enough. hehe

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