Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Knockoff Challenge #1

So...I've been reading the PTI Smack blog, and they had a fantastic idea of using some of NH's cards as inspiration for a card, but using other company's products.

With that in mind, I started this blog with a weekly challenge to use a card picked from that blog to use as inspiration to your own cardmaking.

The first image I've chosen to challenge you with, comes from February 2012 Day 9 posting.


I think this is a beautiful card, and one that should be easy to reproduce. Use a Spellbinders label and a few Martha Stewart butterfly punches...viola!



25 comments:

  1. Now this is just pure brilliance! What a great way to help us use non-Papertrey products to get "the look". Especially great for those of us who have dumped PTI once and for all due to their business practices.

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  2. Glittery NarwhalMarch 7, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Love this idea, will get started on it tomorrow!

    PS - Can you get rid of word verification, it's so hard to read!

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  3. Beautiful card and great challenge!

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  4. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    I love this idea! Is there going to be a linky or something where we can post our creations without "outing" ourselves?

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  5. I'm new to Blogger, never used it before, so I'm trying to find out where word verification is. LOL

    Yes, I'm working on a way to post creations without "outing" yourself. Either a photobucket account, or maybe emailing my account with your photo and I'll post it myself, or something. Haven't figured that part out yet. :)

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  6. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    I was going to point you to the place to disable word verification, but since Blogger changed its layout recently, I can't find it. It should be under Design -> Comments, but I don't see it on my blog. Perhaps it's context sensitive and I don't see it because mine is already turned off, though, so it would be worth starting there.

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  7. This is awesome! Can I suggest that you also do some challenges based on the pre-release samples she posts? So that we can recreate stuff BEFORE it goes on sale...hehehehe

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  8. Allright, I think I got it to take off word verification.

    Oh yes, that would be fun to do some pre-release examples as a challenge...there are LOTS of fun sets out there that look eerily similar to what's being released!

    And yes, I will work on a way to add some suggestions too for companies that have similar stamps to those PTI has released.

    Any other suggestions?

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  9. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Just testing word verification. Fingers crossed.

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  10. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Yes, it's off now. Good job!

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  11. Love this idea!!!

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  12. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Okay, linked up a card. There doesn't seem to be a way to see the picture any larger, so I tried to link again using a larger photo (as close to 1 MB as I can get). But now it says that "link already exists in this collection". So I think it's going to give us trouble if we try to all link back to the same blog post. FYI - I linked back to the instructions on how to post anonymously rather than linking back to NH's blog. Admin feel free to delete my linky and I'll repost with larger photo.

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  13. I'll work on a card this weekend. Thanks for starting this blog.

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  14. Yep, I see that too...the only other way I can think of is if we use a photobucket account, or some other way to post pictures. I don't care if you use your blogs, and really, I don't think we're doing anything wrong, we're just an inspiration blog after all...but maybe for now, if you have a card you'd like to link up...you can email me your card and I'll upload it to the Photobucket account and link it here.

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  15. Oh yeah, and Train wreck spectator, it won't link back to NH's blog. I downloaded the card and uploaded it here, so there is no active links between her blog and this site. :)

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  16. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Yeah, I figured out after my first link that I'd mis-read the instructions. But I still can't make it link in a way that the photo can be made bigger. Will email it to you instead. Thanks.

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  17. Can someone explain how to use a name besides anonymous without linking to their existing blog?

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  18. Train wreck spectatorMarch 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    To use a different name, choose the "Name/URL" option. Then fill out the name field and leave URL blank.

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  19. Trying again. If this works, thank you train wreck spectator!

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  20. not impressed by train wreck spectators card....was hoping for something to wow me.....

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  21. Wow...that's not very nice. She's the only one so far that's posted. Let's see your card!

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  22. #2......its just........I don't know...meh. was really hoping to be more inspired here than at PTI

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  23. You do realize the people sharing here aren't on a Design Team, they're probably not graphic artists, etc. Basically we're just showing off cards that are CASE'ing a card from NH's blog and showing how you can make that same card using other companies' product.

    Is there something you would rather see here?

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  24. I agree with yesterdays poster 0523.....so much talk about how bad everything is that my expectations were high too.....sorry really don't mean to offend. I love pti products.....it's such a dilemma for me.

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  25. Train wreck spectatorMarch 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Thanks so much, 11:11. Good thing I don't craft to please you. Truth be told, it's not my favorite thing I've ever made either, but I do like it.

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