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Next weekend, there is a Christmas Bazaar at my son’s school. I signed up to have a table selling cards, treats, gifts, and more! I have never done this event, so I have NO idea what to expect, but I want to make sure I have a decent amount of stuff! I spent this past weekend making Christmas cards to sell. I made 27 different individual cards, as well as 8 sets of 4 cards each! (I don’t know if I’ve ever made that many cards in such a short time before!) I would love to think that I’m creative enough to come up with that many cards of my OWN design in such a short time! However, it’s just not possible (at least not for me, I’ll totally admit it!) So what did I do? I went straight to Pinterest and Google for ideas! I took all of the holiday stamped sets I have, typed in the names of each one, and browsed the many cards that have already been created and posted by others. I saved a few of my favorites from each set, and spent the weekend creating cards based on what I saved! I will be sharing a bunch of my favorites over the next few weeks!
The card I am sharing today is based on a sample from the Stampin’ Up! catalog. It features the Seasonal Chums bundle, as well as the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper! The little reindeer was colored using Stampin’ Blends in both shades of Crumb Cake. Here is what the original version of the card looked like:
You’ll notice that mine is VERY similar, but there are a few differences! First, I used a full layer of DSP as the background of the card, where they used a smaller piece for theirs. I also used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the trees behind the deer, where they used plain white with some glitter just along the edges. I also used a circle punch to cut out the sentiment, where their sentiment is rectangular. And they left the ribbon longer on their bow! I also used slightly different colors on my deer, especially on the antlers and hooves. So while I did “copy” the Stampin’ Up! design, I did put my own touches on it so that it’s not exactly the same! Here’s a close up of the deer and the trees from my card:
The final touch was to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to “pop” up the deer a bit from the rest of the card. I love how it came out!
Thanks for stopping in today! Please check back tomorrow for another card from my bazaar stash! 🙂