About This Design
This year, after watching from the sidelines the last couple of years, I decided to take part in Zazzle‘s 2016 Card Contest. I entered three designs with the first being my new “Always Christmas” design. This design is my first attempt at an icon pattern; I’ve drawn simple holly, snowflakes, stars, candy canes and Christmas stocking and presents icons and scattered these Christmas icons about the repeating tile. I’ve made the pattern a half-tone white on red background to add to it’s Christmas-y-ness (: I’ve also made colour versions of the icons to use as accents on some of my PoD items.
For the Card Contest, we needed to submit our design on a set of four products: one of Zazzle‘s card options, a postage stamp, a label and a sticker. I used my “Always Christmas” icon pattern for the background of each item, and then I included a replaceable photo and editable text on the card option, a simple greeting for the postage stamp, a greeting and personalizable detail fields for the wrap-around return address label, and a greeting and a colour version of one of the Christmas icons for the sticker. In addition to these items, I’ve been adding the design to other items, like the hot chocolate drink mix, a bunting banner and napkins, and plan to keep adding the design to items where the “Always Christmas” design is a good match to the product. The Gallery below will automatically update with new “Always Christmas” items as they become available; in the meantime, here is the “Always Christmas” set I entered into the contest:
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