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Contemporary Holiday Card

Contemporary Holiday

Hi All,

Popping in two Fridays in a row! Seriously, I have so many cards I want to show you and there’s just not enough time. 🙂

I created this card with the Stampin’ Up! Festival of Trees and matching punch. Punches are so quick and easy. They are especially great if you are making multiples of the same card for the holidays.

Here’s a close-up of the pearl trees I heat-embossed with Ranger Embossing Pearl in Silver:

Contemporary Holiday

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees
Stampin’ Up! Trees and Punch
My Favorite Things Mod Borders
MFT Mod Borders
Ranger Embossing Pearl Powder
Embossing Pearl Powder
Stampin' Up! Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat


  1. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I love bonus videos!!!! Thanks Darlene!!

  2. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Beverley Ballard

    Thanks for more cool techniques! I love the tone on tone on the embossed right edge and the way you placed the trees. Yet another awesome card by Darlene! Two this week … we’re being spoiled and I love it!!

  3. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Carol B

    Awesome card, love the negative positive look. The Ranger Pearl embossing has a beautiful shine on your white trees. Must CASE this.

  4. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 2:09 pm


    I love your videos and ideas!

  5. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 2:37 pm


    Awesome card!

  6. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Celeste Goff

    Great card Darlene! I love the clean simplicity of it!

  7. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 2:57 pm


    You are spoiling us! Beautiful simple looking card.

  8. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Barb M.

    Ohhhh…an extra video! Love the card. Thanks!

  9. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Rebecca R

    Love the card DArlene. That pearl embossing powder is gorgeous.

  10. wrote on September 19th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Melissa Field

    Great holiday card! And easily reproduced if making more than one! Love the pearl embossing. Thanks for the extra video!

  11. wrote on September 20th, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Nicole Parmentier

    Beautiful! I love the clean and crisp look of this card. The set is on my wishlist!!

  12. wrote on September 20th, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    Ok, this is truly a treat, a video on a Friday again? Love it Darlene!! I couldn’t see it yesterday, it was crazy busy here but I’m enjoying it on this chilly early Saturday morning. I love stamp sets that have a coordinating punch or die, this makes it so much easier when you are making more than one card.
    I love the very crisp and elegant look of this card, the pearl embossing powder shines beautifully on this cute little trees. You are totally spoiling us Darlene, thank you so much for the extra video this week.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. wrote on September 20th, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Diana W.

    Sweet card. And another bonus video tutorial. Thanks! This looks like a fun card to make. Could be done in lots of different colors. Have a great weekend.

  14. wrote on September 21st, 2014 at 5:08 pm


    Thank you Darlene for the extra video! The clean and simple cards are wonderful and there’s a lot of value in a card that can be easily made multiple times. I hope you make more cards with this set, as I am going to soon order it from SU. I also appreciate when you review the newly released catalogs and point out your favs and make some examples. That is appreciated immensely! Thanks so much!

  15. wrote on September 21st, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Meg M.

    love, love, love, love, love this card. I love it!

  16. wrote on September 21st, 2014 at 9:19 pm


    Your red and white card is stunning!! Such a clever design.

  17. wrote on September 21st, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    LesLee Stone-Rasmus

    Beautiful. Makes me ready for winter to come. And hot coco or coffee 🙂

  18. wrote on September 22nd, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Gloria Taylor

    I love this card. Will be contacting my Stamp U representative to purchase these stamps & punch. Thanks, Darlene!

  19. wrote on September 22nd, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Anita Holmes

    I love the card, it is gorgeous! I love that stamp set, I think it is so versatile with so many variations, thank you for the extra this week, wish you did that every week! LOL….I just love your videos so much. Thanks for sharing! Can not even wait for Wednesday!

  20. wrote on September 26th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card Darlene! Thank you for a another great video!!

  21. wrote on September 29th, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Darlyne Wagner

    I was wondering how the heck you were going to do this card with the punched out areas and there it was: such a great, clean design! I love how you think outside the box on your cards, you truly inspire me! Love love love your videos, don’t stop!

  22. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Mary, Wausau WI

    Since it snowed last night in central WI, your creations a VERY appropriate 🙂 Love your work!

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