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Wednesday’s Card: Owl Friend

Owl Friend

Owl Friend

I can’t believe I ever doubted getting this owl punch. It is now my favorite tool and my top pick for the new catalog!! It is so easy to put together, and when you adhere it to the card using dimensionals, it’s adorable!! I also used the new 2 1/2 inch scallop circle punch, which is perfect around the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. AND, I used the new scallop ribbon punch. All of these new punches are awesome.

I show my husband all my cards. His usual response is “fine”, “nice”, or “mm hmm”. When he saw this card, he said, “cute.” But then when I opened it he smiled and said, “Oh, I like that!”. The owl inside is a bit of a surprise when you open it. I get so excited when I get a good response from him – then I know the card is one of my better ones.

With the new Stampin’ Up! color renovation, I decided to purchase an assortment of each color family. As of right now, I am loving Wild Wasabi and Regal Rose (which by the way is not even a new color – I have rediscovered it!). I also love Riding Hood Red.

This video is one of my longer ones – sorry about that. I think I was just working a little slower than usual!




  1. wrote on July 21st, 2010 at 11:22 am


    Absolutely adorable! The inside is just as cute as the cover. TFS!

  2. wrote on July 21st, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Kim Score

    very cute! This will be a punch art find of the day on my blog tommorrow.

  3. wrote on July 21st, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Ruth Norton

    This is one of the MOST adorable things I’ve seen with the owl punch!!! What a great card!!! TFS!!

  4. wrote on July 21st, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Kari Webster

    I love ALL your cards, and I too show all my cards to my husband. I can tell when the REALLY good ones, by his reaction. I like your longer videos as well, b/c its more to watch and enjoy! Wonderful as always Darlene. You pick awesome music as well.


  5. wrote on July 22nd, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Diana Downey

    This has got to be the cutest owl card I’ve seen! I may just have to buy this punch now!!!

  6. wrote on July 23rd, 2010 at 8:33 am


    Super cute card and great tutorial!:)

  7. wrote on July 24th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Dixie C.

    I “googled” for ideas for using this punch, and your card was by far the very best ! Hope you don’t mind if I CASE your card! Absolutely awesome card as is the video. Well done! I’ll be visiting your Bolg again!

    • wrote on July 24th, 2010 at 10:11 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Glad you like it, Dixie! I don’t mind if you CASE, but if you post it online, it would be nice if you could link back to my blog. Thank you!!

  8. wrote on July 24th, 2010 at 9:59 am


    These Owls are just The Cutest things!! Love them. TFS!

  9. wrote on July 24th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Dixie C.

    You bet I will, Darlene! Thanks! I’ll link my blog to the Operation Write Home Facebook fan page too. You are likely to get some extra traffic!

  10. wrote on July 25th, 2010 at 5:11 pm


    This card is so cute, I have the punch ordered, can’t wait to play.


  11. wrote on July 28th, 2010 at 9:53 am


    So adorable. Good video.

    Ter 😉

  12. wrote on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:52 am


    What a cute card! This is the best owl card I have seen yet. I will definitely attempt to make this one. Thanks so much for sharing. Awesome video.

  13. wrote on August 22nd, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Liz G.

    I love this card! How freaking cute are those owls? Stampin’ Up comes up with the cutest things. And your card is adorable! I found you randomly on YouTube, love your blog. Great card!

  14. wrote on August 28th, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Pam B.


    Adorable card!!! What is the silver tool you were using to pick up the small pieces? Where could I purchase one? I may need get one since I just purchased the owl punch and there are quite a few small pieces to get in place. Thanks, Pam (map.braak@centurytel.net)

    P.S. – Thanks for the awesome video too!

    • wrote on August 28th, 2010 at 8:06 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Pam! Glad you like the card! Thanks for the nice comments.
      The silver tool is just a paper piercer. You can buy it at Stampin’ Up (click here to see), or you can get it at your local paper crafting store (JoAnn’s, Michael’s, etc.). I touch the piercer in the glue before picking up the next small piece and it works like a charm! Good luck!

  15. wrote on September 1st, 2010 at 6:08 pm


    OMG!! I LOVE your videos!! I am so glad I found your blog. I have only watched two so far, and I have learned quite a bit!! I can even make this card … I think … if I watch it a couple of more times. 🙂 THANK YOU!! This is AWESOME!!

  16. wrote on February 2nd, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Eveline van Heijst

    What a wonderful card. I love that owl punch. Thanks for the video.

  17. wrote on June 1st, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Mary Zilly

    Great video, thank you for the training!!

  18. wrote on January 21st, 2012 at 1:00 pm


    After seeing your video of so many owls, you convinced me that owls is SUPER cute and fun to put in the cards… thank you and more power to you! ^_^

  19. wrote on February 24th, 2012 at 10:00 am


    absolutely love it!! 🙂

  20. wrote on April 9th, 2012 at 2:15 am


    hi,darlene.your card is really awesome and creative! where can i get the puncher for making the owl’s body?? and what did you used to design the wood-like image??

    • wrote on April 9th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Nur – you can buy the owl punch HERE and the wood grain stamp HERE. Glad you liked it!

  21. wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 6:47 pm


    I quite like cooking http://ibetocetaraf.de.tl braves nymphets I agree – she looks very young and fresh in this one – the high mileage is showing these days. Very very hot – fantastic body and what I wouldnt give to eat that pussy

  22. wrote on February 26th, 2013 at 1:21 pm


    Is this a temporary or permanent position? retail cost zocor NPI must be entered in field 11A.

  23. wrote on July 18th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Cindi Hall

    OMG! So Cute! I am wondering why you didn’t use the heart piece for the beak though…

  24. wrote on January 27th, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Sara T.

    I LOVE this song and think it’s fantastic that you used it! I wasn’t expecting it at all LOL! As always, awesome design 🙂 I just love cards that have something exciting on the inside!

  25. wrote on February 18th, 2014 at 8:47 pm


    Just wanted to let you know how much FUN I’m having making the little owl cards. Love the owls and your designs are teaching me all kinds of new ways to do my cards. Every kid in my family (and a growon up or two) will be receiving owl birthday cards this year. I’m really enjoying the punch and your tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  26. wrote on April 1st, 2015 at 2:15 pm


    Wonderful! Just bought the owl punch (it arrived today!) and am totally in awe of your designs. I can’t say it enough Darlene – I just love your style of video – and am thoroughly enjoying the new site – so glad you made the change.

    • wrote on April 2nd, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you so much Lilatoff. 🙂

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