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Wednesday’s Card: You’re Purrfect

Window Cat

Window Cat

Happy Wednesday!

I decided that I need to be making more surprise cards for my girls, so this one is for my 8-year-old daughter. I’m planning to put it into her lunch tomorrow. I’m a new follower to the Hands Free Revolution, which is really opening my eyes to the little things I am missing. The author has some great insights for those of us who suffer from daily distraction. I love her thoughts and find them very inspiring.

On this card, the window goes all the way through to the inside of the card. I cut out some kitty paws to put on top of the window frame so it would look like he is holding on. I think she’s going to like this card. 🙂

Enjoy and have a great week!



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Copic colors used on this card: W1, W3, W5, W7, RV13

Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder
Brick Embossing Folder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Spellbinders Classic Long Rectangles
Rectangle Dies
Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge Border Punch
Scallop Edge Punch
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Colorbox White Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen


  1. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 9:42 am


    Seriously, too cute!!!! I love the white washed brick.

  2. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 9:43 am


    Thanks so much for this. I need more kid cards for my OWH boxes (and grandkids). And I have all the supplies(Yea !!)

  3. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 10:10 am


    Adorable! I LOVE the chubby chums stamp sets!

  4. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 10:17 am


    What a great card! Your little girl will just love it! Very cute….and I love the window.
    I also went over to the HandsFree blog and loved her message and have passed it on to my own daughter who is the mother of 2 little ones (4 and 2) with one due any day now. I know that whole getting in the car routine and going somewhere is very stressful for her, too. I think she is so much smarter than my generation at stopping and smelling the roses and not complicating your lives but I think the message is still a good one to read and act on.

    Thanks for sharing, Darlene!

  5. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Dotty A

    This is just the cutiest little card… thanks so much for the video too!!!
    You made it look so easy for sure.

  6. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 11:32 am


    Super cute. Love it.

  7. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 11:38 am


    I always enjoy watching your creative process. Thanks for sharing the video. This card is too adorable! Love the kitty looking out the window frame. Just purrfect!

  8. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 11:54 am


    Adorable…your daughter is going to be so pleased.

  9. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:24 pm


    I love it when you do fun cards. So cute!

  10. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Lindsay A.

    I LOVE this card! What a fun design!

  11. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Carrie Davenport

    I LOVE this one..too cute!!!!

  12. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:39 pm


    Loved this! Whimsical and creative. Love your ideas!!! You need to make a card DAILY instead of weekly! 🙂

  13. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Holly Saveur


  14. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 12:44 pm


    Cute purr-ball!!! Love the Chubby Chums!

  15. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    I love this card so much, I too need to work on some kids cards for Operation Write Home and this one is a winner. I have some super cute stamps from Penny Black and there is one of a doggie that would work perfectly. I love how the brick looks and the way you made that little window. Thank you so much for another great video.

  16. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Peggy K

    My goodness, you are so flippin’ talented!! I just love your Wednesday videos. Thank you!!!

  17. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I am so excited for this cute card! I have all of the things you used in it!!

  18. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 4:22 pm


    Absolutely adorable card, Darlene…your daughter is going to love it!!!

  19. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 4:56 pm


    This is sooooo cute Darlene!! Your daughter will love it! I love the window and the way the cat’s paws come out! You are very talented, I love Wednesdays.

  20. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 4:57 pm


    Oh what a fun card! Cute idea to have the paws on the window ledge! I always like your window cards!

  21. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Mary, Wausau WI

    Adorable card! You just moved Chubby Chums to my wish list. . .
    I also was happy to see other Operation Write Home card makers are also fans of DarleneDesign.com 🙂 Your videos have made me a better card maker – –

  22. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 9:10 pm


    Cute! I’m sure she’ll love the surprise!

  23. wrote on September 25th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Renee V.

    How cute!

  24. wrote on September 26th, 2013 at 9:01 am


    Awesome card ! Love that you share your talent !

  25. wrote on September 27th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Gloria Taylor

    What a really cute card!! Love all the cards you demostrate for us, thanks so much for always giving us great ideas.

  26. wrote on October 2nd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Cathy R

    This is so cute Darlene! TFS the hands free revolution link too, I’ve not heard of it before and truly wish I had! 🙂 Cathy x

  27. wrote on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Diana W.

    I’d say “you’re the cat’s pajamas!” What a great card. As a cat lover, I really enjoyed this one. Was such fun to watch you create it. Thank you!!

  28. wrote on November 11th, 2013 at 3:28 pm


    I love your way to make tutorials so much. Thank you for sharing. Greetings from Claude, Berlin

  29. wrote on November 13th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Magda van Spankeren

    hej Darlene
    so nice prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,
    do you have some measurment on the cat card?
    thank you, Magda

    • wrote on November 13th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Magda, all my cards are 4.25×5.5″ unless otherwise specified. 🙂

  30. wrote on March 6th, 2014 at 11:01 pm


    I’ve only just found your blog and I love it. Your style is great. Your videos are easy to follow and your cards are fabulous. I especially loved this one and will have to try and CASE this i think… It’s just adorable… Maybe do an oval shape with the chick chubby chum popping out for easter… mmmm, thanks for all these wonderful ideas.

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