No Shame in Copying
Copying another person's work is a no-no in many areas of life. But in the world of paper crafting, we say go for it! There's no reason to come up with a creative idea or project from scratch when there are millions for you to look to. We call it CASEing: Copy And Share Everything!
Here are a few guidelines:
- Start with Stampin' Up! - find ideas in every catalogue.
- If you copy a project from another crafter, give them credit by name whether you're posting their name online or saying it verbally at an event.
- When you create original projects that you post online, consider adding a watermark that gives your name and website so people know where it came from. And if you share other peoples' project images, make sure to keep their watermark intact.
- Don't forget the Share part of CASEing and share your ideas freely, Take it as a compliment if someone is inspired by your idea!
Stampin' Up! decide to do a little CASEing of there own using Sale-A-Bration's popular Avant Garden stamp set. They found three projects on Pinterest to copy and switched a few things up to give them a different twist. Click the links below to see these demonstrators' original ideas!
|Wreath Card |
Ann Melvin, silver, United Kingdom
|Flower Card |
Rachel Brumley, silver elite, United States
|Palm Tree Card |
Amanda Bates, silver elite, United Kingdom