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Old 06-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #41  
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I'd say the DH is a keeper - lol. The sender wasn't gutsy though. She's just a moron. What kind of idiot sends an invitation they "stole" to the person who made the original invitation? Say it with me boys and girls.......she's a moron - lol.
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Personally I would feel flattered that my invite was like so much that she recopied it. Times are tough maybe she did not have the money to ask you to make them. Don't let this get you upset, you will be much happier enjoying life

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That's totally annoying. Did she at least thank you for the inspiration?
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I'd be upset. I can totally understand your position. I used to get my nickers in a knot when my girlfriend painted her walls in my colours and even when sofar as buying the same wallpaper. In my world that was a no-no, but my husband said to take it as a compliment.
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Well...I understand completely your reason to be upset. However keep this in mind - I once had a fourth grader of mine explain to a very upset first grader who had her coloring copied by a boy - "Mom says that people only copy you because it's a compliment. They like your work."

I don't honestly know what I'd do though. Me and my big mouth - I'd probably say something in passing to her about it. :P
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Personally I would feel flattered that my invite was like so much that she recopied it. Times are tough maybe she did not have the money to ask you to make them. Don't let this get you upset, you will be much happier enjoying life

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I don't know if not having the money actually flies on this one. They have the money for a party where they have to mail (more money) invitations but can't create something original on their own computer?

I don't know if we will have a party at all when the time comes, but if I do I wouldn't take someone else's invite and copy it and send it back to them.
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Times like these call for the closet U suck card--you know, the one you keep in your craft closet and take out only when someone has earned the dubious distinction of deserving it.

Put it in an envelope with her initials on it and then stick it back in the closet. THat way, her 'U suck' card worthiness had been duly noted--but not in a way that might one day lead to her sticking it in your face and saying 'Look what I found at my cat burglar cousin's garage sale!'

If/when someone else ever proves worthy, just change the initials on the envelope. . .

This! Totally makes me laugh!!!!
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Funny this has happened to you....(And not so funny.)

Copyright issues asside, I think this is pretty much an issue of someone CASING your work right down to REALLY CASING, if you know what I mean.

Heck, I have an aunt who actually CUTS the fronts off my cards and SENDS THEM OUT AS POSTCARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! I received one for my birthday last year. We also got a sympathy card from her that was one of my hand crafted cards...I was so pleased to see one of my images used on her card, until I realized she just cut the front off my original card, drew a line down the back and addressed it to me with, "So sorry your mom died."

My mother would have laughed so hard she would have peed her pants, so that's how I took it. (Even though I was a bit weepy, that card MADE me cheer up!)
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Funny this has happened to you....(And not so funny.)

Copyright issues asside, I think this is pretty much an issue of someone CASING your work right down to REALLY CASING, if you know what I mean.

Heck, I have an aunt who actually CUTS the fronts off my cards and SENDS THEM OUT AS POSTCARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! I received one for my birthday last year. We also got a sympathy card from her that was one of my hand crafted cards...I was so pleased to see one of my images used on her card, until I realized she just cut the front off my original card, drew a line down the back and addressed it to me with, "So sorry your mom died."

My mother would have laughed so hard she would have peed her pants, so that's how I took it. (Even though I was a bit weepy, that card MADE me cheer up!)
My step mom cuts the front off my cards and puts a new base on them. I'm ok with this though because she asked me if she could. She said that she loves my cards so much that she couldn't just throw them away and wanted to reuse them.

Oh and she would never pass them off as her own, she tell anybody who will listen that I stamp.
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Heck, I have an aunt who actually CUTS the fronts off my cards and SENDS THEM OUT AS POSTCARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! I received one for my birthday last year. We also got a sympathy card from her that was one of my hand crafted cards...I was so pleased to see one of my images used on her card, until I realized she just cut the front off my original card, drew a line down the back and addressed it to me with, "So sorry your mom died."

My mother would have laughed so hard she would have peed her pants, so that's how I took it. (Even though I was a bit weepy, that card MADE me cheer up!)
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LOL you absolutely win. Wow! Good thing you have a sense of humor or she'd be in deep caca.
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I think I would be a little miffed if this happened to me. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal but yes, I do think it would upset me.
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I don't find the invitation any issue to the card the original poster made.

However, I would be hurt to be the person who's picture was on the card. To have it xeroxed and not an original print or even a print from a desk top printer is cheap. A graduation deserves a more formal look to it. It's a milestone/event in the person's life. Not one that should be xeroxed.

The layout is no big deal. Sounds like it's something that many people would design, the person just took the easy/cheap way of doing it. Besides, many of you do what people call CASEing, so what's the difference?

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I was talking to my husband about this. He's kind of neutral on the whole card-making thing. I think he likes that it keeps me out of trouble, but to him, a dollar store card vs. handmade is no big deal. (He says the more important thing is getting the card sent)

Anyway, when I told him about the lady scanning in the card & printing it out, he immediately said "but wouldn't it look off? Wouldn't the handmade one have all nice layers & stuff and the printed one just be kind of flat?"

I was so proud of him.
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I don't find the invitation any issue to the card the original poster made.

However, I would be hurt to be the person who's picture was on the card. To have it xeroxed and not an original print or even a print from a desk top printer is cheap. A graduation deserves a more formal look to it. It's a milestone/event in the person's life. Not one that should be xeroxed.

The layout is no big deal. Sounds like it's something that many people would design, the person just took the easy/cheap way of doing it. Besides, many of you do what people call CASEing, so what's the difference?

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I see what you are saying about the CASEing and I think the point is it's a bit insulting to equate the two which is what is being done with the photocopy of the original.

I think if it had been a straightforward CASE then it would have been more flattering. The copier version is a bit tacky, there really is no way around it. TBH it would have been better to download some clipart and do something completely unoriginal IMHO.

At the moment I am willing to give the lady a bit of a pass that maybe costs/time got out of hand and she had to think quick and get something sorted. Would be interesting to be a fly on the wall to see if she says anything to the person whose work she used. Maybe she looked everywhere to buy the same from the shops -
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Well, Bless her Heart! And when you're at the party and the moment presents itself (and it will), you can bless it yourself with a comment about how flattered you were that she liked your design sooooo much that she wanted to use it for her special graduate. In fact, that general thought and blessing can be shared with all the other people that may compliment the beautiful invitation they received.

I know this is catty, but as a Yankee now living in the South that's how I've seen some folks handle things..steel magnolias that tread softly and carry a big stick while the butter is melting in the mouth flashing a cheshire cat grin.

I'd be annoyed too, because if asked, I generally will just give things away. People should be more gracious, honest and understand that sincere flattery is a gift to give freely. The return from you may have been equally generous. having said all that, let her behavior remain a reflection on her not you; go to the party, honor the grad and have a blast!

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Well, Bless her Heart! And when you're at the party and the moment presents itself (and it will), you can bless it yourself with a comment about how flattered you were that she liked your design sooooo much that she wanted to use it for her special graduate. In fact, that general thought and blessing can be shared with all the other people that may compliment the beautiful invitation they received.

I know this is catty, but as a Yankee now living in the South that's how I've seen some folks handle things..steel magnolias that tread softly and carry a big stick while the butter is melting in the mouth flashing a cheshire cat grin.

I'd be annoyed too, because if asked, I generally will just give things away. People should be more gracious, honest and understand that sincere flattery is a gift to give freely. The return from you may have been equally generous. having said all that, let her behavior remain a reflection on her not you; go to the party, honor the grad and have a blast!

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This thread is from 2011, so I'm sure the party's over with.
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I guess I'm a little late to the party!
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Old thread or not, I enjoyed your comment!
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