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Wednesday’s Card: Furry Folk in Pop-Out Windows

Furry Folk Windows

Furry Folk Windows

Furry Folk Windows

Furry Folk Windows

Hi All,

I got the idea for this card from a book I purchased in the Fall. I first heard about it on Kristina Werner’s blog… it’s called Folding Ideas for Cards & Envelopes. I also got my photo Christmas card idea from this book. Although this is only the second time I have used the book, it has LOTS of great ideas. There’s just not enough time!!

Don’t you love these cute little animals?? This set is called Furry Folk and it is new to Stampin’ Up! this year. Perfect for Copic coloring! If you look closely, you’ll see that I created a little more dimension to the heads of some of the animals… by adding a neck shadow. I slow down the video to show you how I did this. I used a lot of the new Copic markers I got for Christmas. Are you thinking about getting into Copic Markers? I created a short post called Copics – Where to Start?, which has a few helpful links in it. As far as buying new markers, my new technique is to find something that has been colored by someone else that I like, then buy that same color combination. I got a lot of my recent color combo ideas from the Copic Coloring Guide that someone recommended to me.

One more thing, off the card topic. I read one of the best articles EVER about being a parent. This person articulated so perfectly the feelings I struggle with on a daily basis. And, now that I’ve read this article, I’m totally changed about how I view my daily life and all the questions I constantly have about myself as a mother. It’s a great read if you have a few minutes: Don’t Carpe Diem. I’ve been savoring all my Kairos moments since reading it.

Have a great week!







  1. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 8:54 am


    I’m looking for the right word for your card, uhm, amazing, fabulous, so fun, cool, awesome….. Well, what I try to say is that I LOVE this card. I also have that book, I tried one time to make this card, I think in the book it has 6 windows, but I struggled. Now that I’ve seen your card, I totally want to try again. It’s perfect with images like this to make a birthday card for a kid, which I love to do. This is my new favorite card Darlene! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 9:18 am


    Ive wanted this book since I saw Kristina’s first video using this book! Love this card so much! It’s so cute!!! I look forward to your posts and videos every wednesday 🙂 keep up the amazing work 🙂

  3. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 10:34 am


    This card is so cute, I could die! Seriously, LOVE it! Thank you so much for making and sharing the tutorial!

    I totally loved that article too! I remember a specific time when a woman in Target came up to me while my youngest was having a complete meltdown in the dollar spot and said, “Enjoy it, honey, it doesn’t get ANY better than this!” And all I could think was, ‘really? Because this sucks big time, and if it doesn’t get any better somebody better shoot me now.’

    Now I’ll be looking for and enjoying more Kairos moments.

  4. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 10:41 am


    I read the article you had posted and thought I’d share with you my daughter’s blog. Many, many times she writes something similar and I thought you might find her writing interesting. http://www.upsidedownkate.com/

    I am the silver haired lady who says enjoy every moment, although if you were to ask my daughter, she’d say I certainly did not find every moment of every day worth enjoying. It is easy when looking back, not so easy while going through it.

    I loved your card this week, such cute little animals.

  5. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 11:17 am


    I really like this card – your designs are too cool! The colors on the little animals and especially the cute grouping inside the card – brilliant!

  6. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 1:16 pm


    This is so stinkin’ cute I laughed out loud. Anybody getting this card would be wearing a smile.

  7. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Eveline van Heijst

    Love it! I adore the little furry folks.

  8. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Megan McDonald

    I just love this card, so very cute. love the opening doors you make it look so simple.
    thanks again for another great video.

  9. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    How adorable! Those little furry guys are so dimensional once colored with Copics. Love this little interactive card!

  10. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 5:56 pm


    I absolutely love your work, your style and your videos. Thanks for sharing!

  11. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 7:14 pm


    Wow! that is an awesome card. I would love to get a handmade card like that.

  12. wrote on January 18th, 2012 at 11:14 pm


    Fantastic card! I’d be curious, however, to hear your objective review of the book you mentioned. There were only 7 reviews on Amazon and no one seemed to really like the book and several said they sent it back. I love doing cards with interesting folds, but does this book really have new and unique cards or can I find tutorials that are just as good or better on the Internet for free? LOL!

    • wrote on January 20th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Colorado – I can see how some people might not like this book. It doesn’t give any details at all. It’s mostly just sketches. I kind of look at it as inspiration – I fill in the detail holes to make it my own design. I find that sometimes you have to sift through a lot of stuff online to find what you are looking for. Having the book in my hands is a nice change. Some of the sketches I think may be challenging to implement because of the lack of detail. But, that’s part of the fun. In summary, if you’re looking for a step-by-step tutorial, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a little inspiration to build on, it’s great.

  13. wrote on January 19th, 2012 at 1:34 am


    This is the sweetest little card ever Darlene! So so cute and beautifully coloured!

  14. wrote on January 19th, 2012 at 8:48 am


    AWESOME! love the copics and the cute little critters! Totally love the idea of using the blender pens to fill in the “gaps”! I just had that issue the other day, sooo glad you found a solution!!

  15. wrote on January 20th, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Embossing Queen

    I love it Darlene! How cute. I am sure all of my neices and nephews would love this card.

  16. wrote on January 20th, 2012 at 6:44 am


    Could be my all-time favorite!!!!!

  17. wrote on January 20th, 2012 at 7:12 pm


    Wow! Thanks so much for showing this card. My grandson turns 3 in February and he’ll love this card. I’ll be using the dinosaur images from SU as he’s into those at the moment. Can’t tell you how much your videos have helped me to start creating some decent cards again!
    Please keep up the great work – you really inspire me to get into my craft room and create. So thanks again.

  18. wrote on January 20th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Michelle E

    Great card Darlene! The video was so fun to watch-I loved the balloon addition- perfect!

  19. wrote on January 21st, 2012 at 8:20 pm


    Oh Wow! This is just DARLING! 😎 So glad I found your Blog and I just Love your creations and Wonderful Videos too! 😎


  20. wrote on January 21st, 2012 at 9:16 pm


    What a fun card! Looks like a party on the inside! Thank you!

  21. wrote on January 23rd, 2012 at 6:59 pm


    Really adorable! BTW..nice bracelet too 🙂 Love how you shaded the little critters. So cute how you open the little windows in the wood & see the cute animals. Thanks also for the info on masking…it really made the scene come together so perfectly!

  22. wrote on January 24th, 2012 at 12:59 pm


    Darlene….you’ve done it again! No joke, I saw this on my Facebook feed yesterday and I had a stamp club to attend so I put Furry Folk on the order. How CUTE would this card be?!?!! I have a few more things on my wishlist now.

    I’m so scared of going down that Copic slippery slope but I have to say the finished product is pretty snazzy.

    Love your cards, you are an inspiration!

  23. wrote on January 25th, 2012 at 1:43 pm


    As always, visiting your blog is such a treat. I love this card and appreciate all the time you take to share all the details.

  24. wrote on February 8th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Debbie B

    Darlene you have to be the best at coloring with copics! Seriously, I love your videos and I have learned sooooo much from them. I know they probably take a lot of time to do, but they really are an inspiration to the rest of us! Thank you for all your hard work in putting them together. I too have the same book and it was a little intimidating at first but I really do like the fact that I can take the ideas and them make them mine. Again, thanks for everything you do! Ciao db:)

  25. wrote on February 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm


    I absolutely love this card, it is so adorable and perfect for a child’s birthday! Thank you for the inspiration.

  26. wrote on March 1st, 2012 at 2:26 pm


    What another absolute wonderful creation Darlene!!!! I look forward to Wednesdays so that I can hop over to your blog and see your latest video/creation 🙂 Thanks so much for all of the time that you must put into doing this for us! I have one question–I noticed that in the video you use the clear mount stamps without any issues at all–barely having to use pressure to get them to stay on even. Is there a trick to this? I don’t have too many issues with the larger stamps but the smaller ones I do! I have been leaving the clear sticker off so that I KNOW they will stay on but I really do love having the image sticker on. Any tips would be greatly appreciated 🙂 Thanks again!

    • wrote on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Jennifer – I talk about this in my FAQ’s page – I do have this problem occasionally!

  27. wrote on March 9th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Judy Wasenius

    You are amazing!!

  28. wrote on March 19th, 2012 at 3:19 pm


    Just discovered your blog and am back tracking and watching your videos as well. This card is so adorable – for anyone! I have loved this set since it first came out and may now have to make a purchase – oh darn! Love your article, instructions, cards and videos. Thanks for all the effort that you put into this – most appreciated.

  29. wrote on March 23rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm


    i just LOVE your little peekaboo windows!

  30. wrote on July 10th, 2012 at 9:39 am


    Hi Darlene, I love your card! I am wondering if you would consider selling you Furry Folk stamp set now that it is retired. If you are interested, will you email me please? Thanks!

    • wrote on July 15th, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Martha, I will be putting a bunch of my SU sets for sale this week – I think Furry Folk will be part of it (I’m still debating whether I can part with it!). Stay tuned for a post soon.

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