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Wednesday’s Card: Split Owls!

Split Owls

Split Owls

Split Owls

Hi All!

I thought it was about time for an owl card. I can’t believe I ever doubted buying this punch! Did you notice I added a subject in the top menu called “Owls & Animals”? All of my owl cards show up in this list.

This card was actually really simple to make. The card base is 5 1/2″ x 12″. I scored it at 2″, 4″, 8″, and 10″, so the final folded card is 5 1/2″ x 4″. The winged owls fly up and the owl in the middle stays on the branch when you open it. I didn’t do a lot of fancy embossing and coloring on the card – just some basic stamping and coloring. I used some masking for the sky to make the clouds.

One thing I should mention is that I went back and added more color and lines to the cupcakes after the video – they just seemed a little too bland to me. I also added Stickles to the birthday hat to make it more festive. Hope you like. πŸ™‚

Enjoy the video and have a great week!










  1. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 9:37 am


    This is sooooo cute!!! I have to recognize that the ones of the owls are my favorite ones!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 9:53 am


    I adore this!!!!!!!! I’m getting this punch! I can’t resist anymore!!!!!

  3. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 10:03 am


    That’s a party on a card!! This card design is brilliant!

  4. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Jackie in NC

    I love your cards, especially the owl cards. I have made several, and everyone always comments how much they like them. Thanks for the videos, too, they are great!

  5. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 10:14 am


    I love it when the owls show up!

  6. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Valerie Martin

    Oh My Goodness! Darlene! You ALWAYS make the most ADORABLE cards with this owl punch! You must have the patience of Job! I get so frustrated when I work with the tiny eye balls! I am usually pretty patient with crafty stuff (not so much with my girls) but I don’t enjoy this punch as much as you do…but I enjoy watching you enjoy working with it! πŸ˜‰ Hope you are having a blessed week!
    BTW…I really enjoyed the video you shared the other day from Dove regarding women’s self image. I have been thinking a lot about that and I have watched it several times. It just makes me tear up each time and I honestly think that my self “portrait” would be totally different that what people really see of me. Sad hugh? So that was an eye opener.

  7. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 11:44 am


    Wow… love your card, very cute

  8. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Nancy Sobottka

    This is one very cute card and not that hard, either. I think you have one terrific website and eagerly watch for your ideas each Wednesday. Thanks.

  9. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    WOW, Darlene!!!!! this card is just amazing. Did I ever tell you I bought this owl punch because of you? I saw a card you made exactly on my birthday, September 7th, 2011 called “Owl Window” and you had this little critters perched on a branch and wearing birthday hats. I thought it was adorable so I ordered the punch right away. As always Darlene, your cards are inspiring, your videos fantastic. Thank you for another beautiful card and video, thanks too for giving the dimmensions of the card.

  10. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:17 pm


    Adore this punch, mine is currently very under-used!
    Fab design Darlene, the headgearmade me smile!! lol
    Great card..TFS….hugs…Denise (UK) x

  11. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:30 pm


    Once again an amazing card, Darlene. It’s such a great idea to have two owls flying up and one is staying on the branch. Thanks for all these great Wednesday videos. I’m so looking forward to them.

  12. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Pam Z

    LOVE!!! A real fave! I had to email this to myself to try it! I have a new stamp set with an owl on it from GinaK and this would be awesome! Unfortunately, I do not have this punch, which, of course would be great !! Thanks for showing this!!

  13. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Susan W

    That is adorable but that is a lot of work/play! Wow! So very cute!!! You have done some great things with that punch!
    Really a great card… πŸ™‚

  14. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Susan W

    I made a card with the little butterfly in that Itty Bitty set yesterday and didn’t even notice there was a cute cupcake. I need to pay more attention to my stamps! πŸ˜‰

  15. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Gloria T.

    I am so glad I opened this email and saw the video on how to make this card!! I have all the supplies already in my home to go and make this absolutely cute card, thanks so much Darlene for sharing with us.

  16. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 12:50 pm


    Such a cute card, Darlene! You make me want to reach for my Owl punch once again!

  17. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Holly Saveur

    Such a cute card and love the video!

  18. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 1:43 pm


    What a darling card, and I just love the owls. Now I’ll have to make a similar card for my card group.

  19. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 2:10 pm


    Wow.. great card… as soon as I saw Owl in the title I knew I had to click it open and see another of your fabulous Owl cards. I have all of them and love to create them for family birthdays. I was glad also to see that the Owl punch will be around another year, though I will miss the Ornament punch!

  20. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 2:26 pm


    What a great card fold! Love the idea of the owls flying up. But, I’ve never cared for that owl punch so I can’t CASE it! LOL!! I know owls have been “in” for a while now and I see lots of owl stamps from various companies, but I don’t care for most of them either. Guess I’m too picky about my owls! LOL!! I think you said in a recent blog post that you didn’t care much for bird stamps. (I hope I’m remembering correctly and am not thinking of someone else’s blog. :)) I’m the same way so guess that’s why I have a hard time finding owls that suit me.

  21. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 2:46 pm


    Just want to say I am totally in love with these owls, bought the punch and have been making owls ever since….thanks, barb

  22. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 2:50 pm


    You are the reason I have the owl punch! I love all of your owl cards. I will have to try this one with the special folds. Neat idea! Love your work! Thanks Darlene! Snow Swirled was my choice for Christmas cards this past Christmas! Anyone out there who doesn’t have it should get it before its gone. The tree and the snowflakes gives it lots of options for usage.

  23. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Darlene!
    WOW! You are so CREATIVE & BRILLIANT! I love how you create your ADORABLE cards!
    They are AMAZING and FUN for the recipient! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and for your video tutorial (your step by step instructions are so easy to follow and understand) …I’m definitely going to try this one! Take care & Have an AWESOME day!

    Suzanne πŸ™‚

  24. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Barbara M.

    Oh My Gosh!! This is the cutest card ever! You are so very creative, I love watching your videos. I HAVE to get the owl punch! Thanks and hope you have a great week.

  25. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Denise W.

    Wow! This is incredible…I LOVE it! Hope you don’t mind me casing it, because it is the best card I’ve seen in a long time!

  26. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 4:59 pm


    this design is adorable!

  27. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 5:25 pm


    Thanks again Darlene for another fabulous card – the idea of the flying owls is brilliant. Going to make this card for my grandsons – it’s not their birthday but I’ll use another sentiment and give it to them JUST BECAUSE!
    SO glad they haven’t deleted this owl punch – already upset at some of the colors and sets they have retired but hopefully there’s something just as special to fill the void.

  28. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 5:48 pm


    Love this! So clever!

  29. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 6:01 pm


    I smiled through this entire video! What fun to watch. I love my owl punch (you inspired me) and need to get it out again. Young and old would love this card.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  30. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 7:57 pm


    I am so glad I now have this punch. You have made some very cute folded cards with the owls.

  31. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 8:18 pm


    Brilliant design!

  32. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Cathy E

    Awesome card and video. You never fail to inspire me!,

  33. wrote on April 24th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Loly Borda

    Adorable owl card! Love it! TFS

  34. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Jo K.

    Love everything about this card, especially the colors! Thank you for sharing and for doing the video too!!!

  35. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Shirley in Hong Kong

    Darlene, you never fail to amaze me with your creativity and talent! Superb idea with the owls. I am still in awe. Thanks for sharing.

  36. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 5:26 am


    wow great fold card- love the video’s

  37. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 10:07 am


    You’re a hoot! I just bought this punch because of all the awesome cards I have seen using this punch. Waiting for my package, any day now! Soooo excited! Thanks for owwl you do πŸ˜‰

  38. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 10:18 am


    Darlene, that card is fabulous! I love it when you make an owl card. They are just so cute and I love that the owls are not just stuck on the front… they carry the party to the inside too. I think I bought my owl punch when I saw your first owl card… I couldn’t resist. This card is wonderful – I might have to case it because a card that cute should have a much wider audience. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

  39. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 11:32 am


    I loved the new look of your blog! The card is super cute!!

  40. wrote on April 25th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Anna Jernigan

    You make the cutest dang Owl Cards. I am now addicted to them! LOL I have been wondering…surely, Darlene is going to make another Owl Card, hmmm, what will she do? Well, of course, YOU would find something totally different. This “split folding card”, is very cool. I hadn’t seen this type fold before, as well as a few of the other folds that you’ve done. I try them out. It IS fun!! I really like this Owl Punch, but I know that I can’t manipulate all those tiny pieces with my hands, so I am living vicariously…watching you! Please don’t stop making Owl Cards! LOL I just adapt my cards using something else, but making the new fold you share. Fun! I look forward to your Wednesday Card post! It’s one of the highlights of my week! Your cards are awesome, your videos are awesome! TFS!!!

  41. wrote on April 26th, 2013 at 5:36 pm


    Such a clever way to make a card that’s a bit different from the normal fold! Brilliant!

  42. wrote on April 27th, 2013 at 10:46 am


    This is so super cute!! You have such neat ideas. I love your work and your videos!!

  43. wrote on April 29th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    What a cute card. My 5 year old watched it with me and really thought the stacked cupcakes were funny!

  44. wrote on May 6th, 2013 at 2:56 pm


    Such a lovely idea!!!

  45. wrote on May 12th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Rachel Sparks

    I love this design! I CASED it with one tiny change….. I used the coffee cup and sent a thinking of you card instead of birthday. Thanks for sharing!!

  46. wrote on May 15th, 2013 at 11:21 am


    Hi Darlene,

    Your owl card is very cute!


  47. wrote on July 18th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Relly lozano

    Super love this card!!!!!

  48. wrote on July 21st, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Rhonda Garcia

    OMG – I have to go right now and make this card. It is simply adorable!

  49. wrote on July 31st, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Rachel Brooks

    ADORABLE! Love the technique – never would have dreamed it up on my own. Thanks for the GREAT video! I’m going to have to go into production!

  50. wrote on August 24th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Jeanette Duke

    This card is a HOOT!! No pun intended!! Love this card!! You are so creative!

  51. wrote on October 10th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Magda van Spankeren

    what a beauty!
    please tell me how to make the wings?
    Just a scallopd circle?

    • wrote on October 10th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes Magda, the 1 3/8″ scallop circle, cut into pieces. If you watch the video, I show how to do it.

  52. wrote on November 20th, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Rachel Brooks

    fell in love with this one and have made several. Just adorable. I used google eyes on mine, but now I’ve watched your videos and see how you get the eyes looking in specific directions, I’ll have to try it. You
    make it look easy, but at 77, those black pupils in the eyes are TINY! Do you have written tutorials for the flip it owls on the branch? I watch the video, but when I get downstairs into craft room I know I’m going to need more help!

    • wrote on November 20th, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Rachel, sorry I don’t have any written tutorials. πŸ™ I agree – those pupils are pretty tiny.

  53. wrote on February 16th, 2014 at 6:38 am


    Hi Darlene….
    Please make a simple card tutorial for teens or beginners maybe and please can you give me some tips for card making as I want to really get into it and I am just 12!! So I’d love to get your reply and learn from you…

  54. wrote on February 28th, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Gayle Walker

    Adorable Special-Fold & Pop-Up card using the Owl Punch!

  55. wrote on April 16th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Vi Pingel

    What did you mean by having a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I am interested in buying the owl, I just love what you did with the cards. Will you let me know how to proceed? thanks. vi

    • wrote on April 18th, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Vi, if you live in the US, you can purchase the owl punch by clicking on the link in the supplies section and buying it at my sister’s Stampin’ Up! store.

    • wrote on May 8th, 2014 at 10:57 am


      I did just that, thanks, I love my little owl!!!

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