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Wednesday’s Card: Holiday Home Scene

Holiday Home

Holiday Home

Hi All!

I’m really starting to get into the swing of Christmas cards. I love them! Today I used Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Home set. This set is awesome because (a) it has so many pieces for detailing and (b) it covers several holidays and occasions.

I used Copic markers for the main home and some masking for the background. I’m also really enjoying my WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder with glitter.

This weekend I will be participating in a very exciting blog hop, so please come back to see me. In fact, I will actually have TWO videos! Can’t wait to share them with you.

Enjoy the video 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: E40, E43, E44, Y11, Y15, Y17, R22, R27, R29, C1, C4

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home
Stampin’ Up! Holiday Home
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Femme Frames Dies
Femme Frames Dies
Stampin' Up! Full Marker Set
Stampin’ Up! Markers
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Stampin' Up! So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Chipped Sapphire
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue


  1. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 10:07 am

    LesLee Stone-Rasmus

    Adorable.. I have some old stamping up sets.. the door and the shelf set.. I think I am going to have to dust them off. Great card Darlene… as usual.

  2. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 10:32 am


    Love this too! I’m so excited about making Christmas cards this year. There are so many fun, new stamp sets out this year! You’ve convinced me this one is a must have! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Robin in WA

    Very nice card!! It looks easy to reproduce! Thanks for the great idea and the video. I always love learning by videos because I can pick up subtle nuances that the artist takes for granted.

  4. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Wanda M.

    As usual, love your card. It makes me want to create for Christmas.

  5. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 1:33 pm


    Love your card…makes me want to purchase this set! Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Casey Thrush


  7. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 2:39 pm


    Great card… I purchased this set and am dying to get started on my Christmas cards. I must finish my Halloween and Thanksgiving ones first! haha

  8. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Darlene, I just got this set a couple of weeks ago and I love it, all of the images are so detailed and so cute, I didn’t buy the die set because this little houses are so very easy to cut out.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Christmas card.

  9. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 3:23 pm


    I love your card. Thank you again for your tutorials. I learn so much!

  10. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Mary Jane

    Hi Darlene,
    Fabulous card! I love all the little details, really make it stand out.
    Had an opportunity to go to the Hero Arts Factory store today and what a great place that is!
    Didn’t know they had such a thing but they do! Got some great stuff at 50% off and more! I haven’t done much with Hero Arts but see the work you do with them and they are becoming one of my fav companies!
    Thanks again for all our inspiration!

  11. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 4:12 pm


    Great card, will be Casing!

  12. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 5:11 pm


    Fabulous card darlene. Tfs

  13. wrote on October 1st, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Mary-Anne V.

    Just love how the house in the front stands out so beautifully against the outline image of the other ones!

  14. wrote on October 2nd, 2014 at 11:57 am


    Very creative as usual. I was anxious to find out how you did the shadow for the houses. So easy after watching your video. The moon adds an extra pop too. Thanks.

  15. wrote on October 2nd, 2014 at 11:58 am


    Such a lovely card! I just love the colors you used on the house. You always do such a good job of your cards and videos!!

  16. wrote on October 2nd, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – darling card. I hadn’t planned on buying any more holiday stamps this year – but this one tempts me now. Love how the house in the front really creates a wow factor. Love your videos.

  17. wrote on October 2nd, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Carol B

    Wonderful use of that set Darlene. Love how the background houses make the front house stand out. Also your Copic coloring is great.

  18. wrote on October 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 pm


    very cute card! love it! 🙂

  19. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 12:10 am


    I love this card Darlene. The dimension you have created with the grey buildings is very clever 🙂

  20. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Sherry L

    Love your ideas your work is so unique. Thanks for sharing it with us

  21. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Laura Capote

    Wow!!! Love what you did with this set.
    Love the house and the background!!

  22. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Jane White

    Darlene, you are SO talented! Lucky girls to have you for a mom! Loved your projects.

  23. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Gloria Taylor

    Another awesome card for the holidays. Thank you once again for your talented creations, Darelene!

  24. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Terrie Crawford

    I have been absolutely loving your blog and your cute cards! I am wondering what kind of Neenah white cardstock you use. I know you mention Solar White, but which weight? I would like to try it with my Copics. Thanks for all the inspiration! Terrie

    • wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Terrie, I get it at Ellen Hutson HERE. It’s 80lbs.

  25. wrote on October 4th, 2014 at 3:29 pm


    Thank you for showing how to make this lovely Christmas card. I love the details and watching you color. You make Wednesdays a day I look forward to 🙂

  26. wrote on October 5th, 2014 at 10:26 am


    I struggle to come up with just one good card I can mass produce. You come up with masterpiece after masterpiece. This is a real winner!

  27. wrote on October 5th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Donna Whitten

    Very cute card, thanks for the video!

  28. wrote on October 6th, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Hazel Hodgkins

    This is so pretty Darlene! Love the granite for the background houses too. Thanks for the tutorial.

  29. wrote on October 7th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Michelle Quinno

    I love the scene you created! Super cute card.

  30. wrote on October 26th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Nancy Johnson

    I found your card on Pinterest and I really appreciate your video. I’ll be back to see more of your videos since that’s how I seem to learn new techniques. Thanks.

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