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Wednesday’s Card: Owl Flip-it!

Owl Flip-it

Owl Flip-it

Owl Flip-it

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!









  1. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 9:56 am


    It’s private 🙁

  2. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:14 am


    That is by far my favorite card of yours yet! So creative!

  3. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:56 am


    Wow, Darlene, you keep me busy, now I HAVE to make this card….Such a shame that Stampin up don’t ship oversea. I would love to have that owl punch…..

  4. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:57 am


    Thanks for this great video…you’ve solved the mystery of the flip card for me and with such a fabulous card design too!

  5. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Lillian F.

    Wow Darlene I love it! You make it seem sooo easy. I have to keep this one for reference when I use my nestabilities. You’re awesome!

  6. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 am


    This is so stinkin’ adorable it makes my teeth itch. I love this owl and his lady love.

  7. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 am


    What a great tutorial and card… as usual you always inspire me. Thanks for making my wednesdays so happy!

  8. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Loll Thompson

    Darlene, what a fabulous flip card! Those owls are so adorable!! Have to try making this card. Thanks for the inspiration … and the wonderful tutorial!

  9. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:19 pm


    What a great idea. I am already seeing money saved instead of buying the Sizzix dies.

  10. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 pm


    Hello Darlene: Ohhhhh!!!!! I’m drooling…..Dear, dear lady, you did it again. I think I wait for Wednesdays with more antisipation than Christmas!!!!! This card is fabulous, fun, charming, delightful, amazing. Thank you so very much for taking the time to put this card and video together, you really are a great teacher.

  11. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Holly Saveur

    LOVE LOVE this card so CUTE!!
    Love that owl punch too where can I buy it you think?
    I live in the Netherlands since its from SU?
    Thanks so very much for this super video..will for sure try it…just bought the Sizzix die last week as a present for my mums B-day…

    • wrote on May 24th, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Darlene DeVries

      @Holly – Stampin’ Up! doesn’t let demonstrators sell internationally, so you’ll have to find someone in your area. Or, if you know someone on a military base near you, I can have it shipped there.

  12. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 pm



  13. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Renee VanEpps

    Wow!! Gorgeous and adorable at the same time! LOVE the pretty stamped background and the owls on this flipped out card are amazing 🙂 Thanks for the video!

  14. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Margaret in WI

    Wow, I didn’t know the trick to only putting part of the die through the Big Shot! Thanks Darlene!

  15. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Carol Lucas

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  16. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    jeri c

    LOVE this card!!!

    Time to get out the spellbinder dies….

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Mary Ann Huntington

    Oh my goodness, you are so amazing. I can’t stop watching this video. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make a flip-it card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You are really appreciated.

  18. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Joanna Mackintosh

    Boy you work fast! LOL Love the video, thanks for a very informative tutorial.

  19. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Natalie Kennedy

    I don’t know if this card could BE any cuter! It’s totally rocking my world! Thank you!

  20. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 2:12 pm



  21. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 2:31 pm


    You are so ridiculously talented!!! : ) Soooo precious!!

  22. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Brenda B

    Amaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzing! This is the cutest card ever! You’re brilliant!

  23. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Robin in WA

    Cute card!! Thanks for the tutorial. Without your tutorial I would NEVER have made a card like this.

  24. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:57 pm


    Fabulous card and and excellent Tutorial. Thanks so much – I now have some idea of how to do these flip cards and I love your creative use of the owl punch.

  25. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 4:59 pm


    ADORABLE!!! Love the owls. Once again you have inspired me to try something different! Thank you for the fabulous tutorial.

  26. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 5:06 pm


    Fantastic card.

  27. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Debbie B

    How interesting this was your subject today. I was up at 2:30 this morning trying to figure this exact card out! I saw the Sizzix die at Hobby Lobby yesterday, but I didn’t want to pay $30.00 for it. So thanks for the video. I love it! Ciao db:)

  28. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 6:03 pm


    Fantastic! I love this card. So easy and effective.
    Thanks Darlene for another wonderful creation.

  29. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    Darlene, I LOVE this card. It’s soo cute! I wish I could come up with such unique ways to use my supplies. I bought this owl punch because of your owl cards, so I absolutely HAVE to make this card now! I really look forward to your videos on Wednesdays. Thank you!

  30. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:34 pm


    Hey Darlene…last night I woke up for some unknown reason and thought I did not look at Darlene video…thinking it was Wednesday……..terrible that I look forward to your videos so much………and wow! that is a wonderful card…….and your owls are out again…..so much fun…not sure I will be trying this …but you never know I might get inspired!

  31. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 8:16 pm


    Agree totally with everyone else! Can’t wait to make this card – have no one to give it to just yet but still can’t wait!!
    Love everything about this card and opening it up to reveal the two owls looking at each other is so cute.
    Thanks again for all your hard work.

  32. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:12 pm


    What a great card. I love my owl punch. You really get me excited about using it again. Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

  33. wrote on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:57 pm


    You totally rock girl! This card is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. wrote on May 24th, 2012 at 7:58 pm


    Fabulous card, love it!

  35. wrote on May 25th, 2012 at 9:04 am


    Flipping fantastic!!! 😀

  36. wrote on May 25th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Pam Merwin

    Your video is amazing!

  37. wrote on May 25th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Efrat S.

    Love this card! I am so impressed you find new ways to use the same stamps and punches and it looks different every time. Also – the way you edit your videos is superb! it’s quick and only show the important information – I love it! and wait for your new video every week. Thank you!!

  38. wrote on May 25th, 2012 at 7:38 pm


    You are just too darn talented Darlene. Love your sweet card. Very clever!

  39. wrote on May 26th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Meighan Wheller

    Fantastic card – thanks for sharing, you are very clever! WOW! Regards Meighan

  40. wrote on May 29th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Cheryl Powers

    this was really cool, especially because i’m crazy for all birds and owls, and have those punches – I thought the design was awesome, but had difficult time with the speed of your video following the instructions. i didn’t find any pdf file – gonna look on splitcoast to see if there are any there. thanks for your design/creation. very cute.

  41. wrote on May 30th, 2012 at 1:16 pm


    Love, Love, Love this card, trying to figure out the dies you used, I know they are labels 16 but which one you started with, it doesn’t look like the largest. If you could let me know I would appreciate it very much.


    • wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Carolyn, I started with the second largest and used three in a row. Hope this helps!

  42. wrote on June 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm


    Thank you for your video! I tried, unsuccessfully, to make a similar card. Your instructions were clear, and much more easy. The alignment of the dies went smoother the way that you showed. Great job, as usual!

  43. wrote on June 5th, 2012 at 5:07 pm


    Love, love, love this! And my owl punch has _finally_ been ordered and is en route so I’ll be able to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  44. wrote on June 14th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Maria Williams

    Awesome cute card! I love making cards that “move” and this one will now be a permanent part of my idea collection. I own a Cricut but have bought several Spellbinders dies and punches lately and have had a lot of fun with them. Now I have to have this set of dies. Thank you so, so much for sharing!

  45. wrote on June 15th, 2012 at 8:03 pm


    Darlene love this card made a little version of it you explained so well going to try this technique again. Thanks for your wonderful video. Karen

  46. wrote on June 20th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Rachel Woollard

    Wow, wow, wow!! This card is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing! The video is ACE too!

  47. wrote on July 30th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Inge bekaert


    Thaks fot this tutorial : fun, clearly explained,…
    I think i’ m going to try this out tomorrow!

    Greetings from belgium

  48. wrote on September 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm


    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love the flip cards, but just could not justify the expense of buying one (or all!) of the dies needed. I would much prefer using the Spellbinders I already have. I look forward to trying this method.

  49. wrote on September 20th, 2012 at 12:39 pm


    WAY cool! Thanks so much for sharing! Your tutorial looks great and the card is as creative and cute as can be. Inspiring!

  50. wrote on November 26th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Sheila Hinkel

    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!

  51. wrote on February 5th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Anita Freeman

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

  52. wrote on February 8th, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Ruth @ AtNumber 29

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

  53. wrote on July 18th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    janet dycus

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

  54. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Rachel Brooks

    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.

  55. wrote on August 17th, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Jo Cavanagh

    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!

  56. wrote on September 13th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Melinda Nevis

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

    • wrote on September 15th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      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.

  57. wrote on October 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm


    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!

    • wrote on October 6th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      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!

  58. wrote on October 19th, 2013 at 12:01 pm


    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.

  59. wrote on October 26th, 2013 at 1:06 pm


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

    Greetings from Germany

  60. wrote on March 22nd, 2014 at 7:15 pm


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

  61. wrote on March 27th, 2014 at 1:19 pm


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

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