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Wednesday’s Card: Owl Pop Up!

Owl Popup

Hi All,

I thought it was time for a pop-up card. And, of course I love to make them using owls. I found this cute little build-an-owl set and matching die. I just noticed they have another owl set that fits the die. So sweet! And relatively inexpensive too. Side note: Simon Says Stamp has free shipping on orders over $75 through May 31st. Use code DSC799 at checkout.

I tried to keep the outside simple to (1) save time and (2) make the inside seems so much more exciting. Here is a look at the outside of the card, which is 4 1/4″ square by the way:

Owl Popup

Here’s a view from the top:

Owl Popup

I colored the back of the owl too, just in case someone looks back there!

Owl Popup

I got a new woodgrain stamp. I love this one because it has a thicker grain, it has some really interesting texture, and best of all, it stamps portrait or landscape because it measures 6″x6″. Yay!

I’m also loving my new branch die. I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect branch die for my owls and this is definitely it. I wanted something realistic but not too realistic, thick, and without too many branches.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Lucky Stars, which I have paired with the tiny star background quite a bit.

Anyway, about this video. I tried to do the thing where I explain what I’m doing while I’m doing it, but the video was way too long (I probably should have used this method on a simpler card). So, I went back to my usual format. Unfortunately, my hands are moving a lot in the video because I was talking while I worked. I hope you don’t get dizzy from it! Try to bear it for this card and it will be better next time.

Enjoy and have a great week!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E31, E34, E39, YR24, Y21, 0

You're a Hoot
You’re a Hoot
You're a Hoot Die
You’re a Hoot Die
My Favorite Things Woodgrain Background
MFT Woodgrain
Hero Arts Tiny Stars Background Stamp
Tiny Stars
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Embellishments Stamps
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink
SSS Dark Chocolate
Memento Luxe Dandelion Ink
Dandelion Ink
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Faded Jeans
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Stampin' Up! Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot


  1. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 9:02 am


    I love this card, it’s adorable! Your videos are wonderful, thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  2. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 9:46 am


    so cute … I like the embossed outside much. The shiny look is so precious, it really doesn’t need more decoration. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day, greetings from Berlin, Claude

  3. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Carrie Davenport

    very cute little owls!!! I love how easy you make the construction seem and how detailed you are!!!

  4. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Diana W.

    Darlene – I know you love owls, and it shows here. The card is darling. Love how you made the feathers. Thanks for the fun tutorial.

  5. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 10:34 am


    Such a cute card! Which set is the sentiment from?

    • wrote on May 2nd, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Sharee – the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars. Sorry I forgot to add that to the supply list!

  6. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 10:38 am


    I love the change to having the inside decorated and the outside plain/low key! So creative and such a neat idea. I always love owl cards 🙂

  7. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Robin in WA

    Cute card!! Love the details!!

  8. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 11:07 am


    This is adorable. Darling idea(no pun intended…no…wait, maybe it was).

  9. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 12:28 pm


    A very innovative idea. It is something I will definitely try.

  10. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Sharon Hayes

    Darlene, thanks for the tip on using a template with the solid dies. And the card is precious. I make cards like this for my grandchildren. Thanks.

  11. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Renee C.

    Love it!! So adorable and I was wondering how to make a pop-up card – thanks for showing how to. You are so creative and talented. Also, someone asked in the comments about the sentiment and you had mentioned in the video it is Lawn Fawn “lucky stars” sentiment. Thanks!!

  12. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Jasmine Patrick

    Just love this cards, it is one I can try at home, thanks for the tutorial, always love your owl cards, thanks for sharing this!

  13. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Casey Thrush


  14. wrote on April 30th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Embossing Queen

    I love this card. I absolutely NEED that woodgrain stamp….it is amazing and I love how you used it. I admire your creativity…….I struggle to come up with ideas myself, but can make something once I see someone else do it. Thank you for your weekly inspiration.

  15. wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Kim Dearing

    What a CUTE card! You always give such great tips. Loved the template for a solid die tip, and the way you held the colorless marker to make the feathers. Thank you for your great tips and ideas!

  16. wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Gloria Taylor

    Love it, love it! I hadn’t realize how adorable owls can be in a card. What I really enjoyed about this card is that you made the inside the focal point and not the front great idea, Darlene! This card was a bit more things to do but we’ll worth it, thanks.

  17. wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Carol Mc

    Great owl card.

  18. wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Pam K.

    Your Copic coloring is so inspiring, Darlene! I love this card…and you can bet I’m going to try and find that star background stamp. Wish me luck! lol

    Thanks again.

  19. wrote on May 1st, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Mary, Wausau WI

    Simply delightful!

  20. wrote on May 2nd, 2014 at 12:04 pm


    Oh my goodness this is soooo creative. I love it, love it, love it!!! Thank you for always treating us to such wonderful projects.

  21. wrote on May 2nd, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    How super cute is this card??!!! Love it Darlene, you make it look so easy. Those Memento Lux inks look super juicy and I love how easily they cover the paper and the colors are so vibrant.
    I love the way you made the front and back of the card and you are right, the clear embossing is all the decoration it needs.
    Thank you so much for another great and fun video.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  22. wrote on May 4th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Susan W

    Oh my goodness….what a cute card! The pop up is just an adorable way to present that cute owl! 🙂
    I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tip on making a template for dies you can’t see through to position. Who would have thunk of that? Well, Darlene, of course! That was so helpful!!!

    I’ve been a bit remiss in following blogs the last couple of weeks. My son got married last weekend and I was very busy with pre wedding preps. We all survived, though and it was a great weekend! Now I hope to get back to some crafting myself….and it’s fun and inspirational for me to see what you’ve been up to! Happy Crafting!

    • wrote on May 4th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Congrats to your son Susan! And thanks for the nice comment. 🙂

  23. wrote on May 4th, 2014 at 12:09 pm


    Darlene~ Your owl pop up and flip it cards are so darling! And your instructions are so perfect to follow. Many thanks for these cute inspirations.

  24. wrote on May 5th, 2014 at 12:14 pm


    Thanks for all the tips. You touched on things I’ve been wondering about.

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