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Wednesday’s Card: Owl Pocket Slider Pop-Up

Owl Slider

Owl Slider

Owl Slider

Owl Slider

UPDATE: I forgot to tell you about the cute stamp I used on the back of the card. It is from a site called Cat’s Life Press.

Happy Day-Before-Thanksgiving!

Last week, I was in line at my grocery store and they had these cute cards where something gets pulled out of a pocket as you open the card. They were pretty elaborate… for example, you open the card and Santa comes out of a chimney. Another one was shaped like a purse – you open it and a gift card slides out. I thought they were so cool! I wanted to go home and try it out, and of course, this is a job for the owl punch. Seriously, I need a new punch that is as cute as this one because I’m sure these owls are getting a little old. Any suggestions?

A friend of mine just got a new job – he’s a big-wig now, so it called for a major card.

Now, this card is way less sophisticated than the ones at the store, but it’s still the same effect. And I’m not going to lie to you. It did not take me anywhere close to 8 minutes to make this card!! But, a lot of the time was just spent figuring out how to make it work. I added a lot of detail, like the wings on the owls and the squirrel on the front – which also added to the total time. But oh well, it was so fun to make!

Don’t you love getting a card with your name on it? Well, actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever gotten one with my name on it, but how cool would that be, lol??

One more thing – Stampin’ Up! is having their big annual holiday sale… products are 20-60% off!! And don’t forget that 20% of your purchase is donated to Foster Kids Charity.

Okay, well two more things… I know that I tend to ask for a lot of crafting stuff for Christmas! In fact, that’s about 99% of what I ask for!! And, of course, Copics are top of my list because they are the expensive and I hate buying them for myself. I discovered that Dick Blick has a wishlist functionality – you just put all the colors you want in a wishlist and voila – ready for sending off to the person who is going to make you very happy this year. CLICK HERE to start your Copic wishlist! Not sure what should be on your list? Start by reading my Copic Tutorial.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Card: 4.25″x5.5″
  • Insert: 5.25″x5.25″, scored 1/2″ in from both sides
  • Slider tab: 4.75″x.5″, scored at 3/8″



  1. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 am

    monica kubiak-carpenter

    Oh my I am speechless!!! This is so beautiful!! A few months back i picked up some owl kraft wrapping sheets from World Market. It matches the owl punch, as if they were made as a set. It makes a great combo when wrapping a gift. As for using the owl punch, at least your getting your money out of it!! :))) I have stuff on my shelve that I’ve never even used yet. I hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 am


    I love this card! WHERE did you get that stamp for the back of the card???? I would love to get my hands on that. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  3. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Barb Gornick

    Oh my gosh, how cute! That owl will never get too old! Darling card! Best I’ve seen with the pop up.
    Where oh where did you get your darling personalized stamp?!! So cute! Inquiring minds would like to know! Thanks!

  4. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Julia Fried-Devine

    What a nice surprise! very creative!
    – how did you get the oval cut on the inside of the card?

    • wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Julia – I used a Provo Craft Coluzzle. The company stopped making it, but you may be able to find a coluzzle on eBay.

  5. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Jeanie Young

    Wow! This is so cute. Never stop using the owl punch…. You are so clever to figure all that out. I know David is going to love it. I look forward to your Wed. cards so much. Happy Thanksgiving…..

  6. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Rita R

    Darlene …. please DON’T stop making cards with the Owl Punch!! They are awesome and really inspire me! Your owl cards have been the inspiration for several birthday cards I’ve made for male members of my family. Now, today’s adorable creation is giving me more ideas for fun cards. Thank you !

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  7. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Carol B

    Oh my, how cute is that. Love the way you made the wings on the two top owls. LOL that stamp on the back of your card was a Whoot. Keep using the owl punch it seems to have many uses, I made Thanksgiving turkeys with it this year.

  8. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 am


    That is awesome! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Your friend is very fortunate.

  9. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 am


    WOW I think your friend will love this card!! So amazing You rock

  10. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:11 am


    So cute! Very ingenious of you to figure all that out! You are amazing! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 11:08 am


    Absolutely the cutest thing EVAH!!!

    They look like little owl cheerleaders each saying:
    “Give me a D!”
    “Now give me an A!” etc…

    Would you please please please tell me where I can get the stamp that says “Don’t even think of throwing this away.” I totally cracked up!!! 🙂


  12. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Sue McRae

    Very fun and adorable card! David will smile big when he gets it! That stamp used on the back of the card is so funny, love it!

  13. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 12:14 pm


    Oh WOW Darelene! This card is awesome! I love you pop up cards. I actually made something like this, but then instead of the small slider tab, I used a big one like the card size. But this is so more fun! So, I’m definitely gonna make a card like this, for a child of course. And I also love to use the name on my card, especially for new born and birthaday cards. The reaction from the recipients when I use their name is so fun. Thanks so much for this great video!

  14. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm


    That is a Great card, Darlene. Really love it. Great stamp on the back too ;- ) Have a great Thanksgiving.

  15. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Dixie C.

    What a terrific card! David is going to love it. Thanks for another video with the owl and petals punches. I like getting lots of ideas with the punches…more bag for the buck!

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  17. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    OMG! What a fun, cute card! I love the interactive element and all of the texture you added to the card without too much bulk. Such an innovative technique–LOVE this owl punch and card!

  18. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 5:27 pm


    Love it! That owl punch is so much fun. Thanks for the great idea. Have a great holiday with your family. I am so thankful for you!

  19. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 6:08 pm


    Oh I love this, I have to give it a try…my kids would love this.

  20. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 8:27 pm


    Awesome card! Everything you do is brilliant and inspiring. Thank you for sharing where you got the stamp that’s on the back of your card; I had their site bookmarked a long time ago, then somehow it got deleted and could not remember the company name. Now I can finally buy some. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm


    Delightful Darlene! Happy Thanksgiving from central Wisconsin!

  22. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm


    Darlene, love the card so much! 🙂 I keep debating about buying that punch, but I think this card does it for me, it’s totally on my Christmas list! 🙂 Your creations are FABULOUS!

    Just one question… is the alphabet stamp set you used for David’s name an SU one? I’ve been looking for one about that size.


    • wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Pamela: Yes, the alphabet is by Stampin’ Up! and called Rough Type. It was in a mini catalog in the last couple of years. You may be able to buy it on eBay. Good luck!

  23. wrote on November 23rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm


    Very creative Darlene! I can only imagine how long it took you design the card…but as you said well worth the time! How cute are those owls! Such a fun card.

  24. wrote on November 24th, 2011 at 12:04 am


    Adorable! Love this card! Please keep the owl punch ideas coming!

  25. wrote on November 24th, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Embossing Queen

    Another wonderful card. I love the idea of using the scalloped circle to create wings for the owls. I hope David enjoys the card as much as we all do!

  26. wrote on November 25th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Laura F

    Loved the card. I really enjoy seeing what you come up with. Love the saying on the back of the card I have been looking for something different. Where did you get that stamp.


  27. wrote on November 25th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Laura F

    Sorry I seen that you added where you got the stamp after I sent the request. Thanks.

  28. wrote on November 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm


    All I can say is, AMAZING!! I love the Owls. Very creative to add wings to the owls. I loved that! David is going to love that card!

  29. wrote on November 28th, 2011 at 5:17 pm


    I was finally able to watch this video!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! I think those owls are perfect! Why change!!!!

    Maria 🙂

  30. wrote on November 28th, 2011 at 9:41 pm


    Hi Darlene, first time on your blog but so glad I found it. Love, love, love the Owl stamp and punch that you’ve used on this card. Thanks for the video too, I’ll be giving this a try at the weekend.

    Oh and off to buy that great stamp on the back of the card. As if anyone would dare throw it away anyway !!!

  31. wrote on December 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 am


    I love this card. It’s so cute. Thanks.

  32. wrote on December 3rd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Brenda Urbanik

    Absolutely gorgeous Darlene! Very cute!

  33. wrote on April 5th, 2012 at 11:03 pm


    Oh My I am in LOVE, Love this card you created, my son also loves it!! Great job, I love your cards!

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