Post # 1
My invitations have a cool floral design at the top. I like it so much, I want to use it in a few DIY projects (on a guest book poster, gift tags, etc). I emailed the graphic artist who created my invitation design and asked her permission, thinking that if my wedding ever wound up on a blog, she’d be upset about not being consulted.
She wrote to me that she had no problem with it, but that the design was actually owned by the website where I ordered my invites (Minted, a lot like Wedding Paper Divas). She encouraged me to email Minted and said they’d probably be cool with it. After all, I wasn’t making things they sell.
I haven’t heard back and it’s been a week or two. Minted usually responds to emails within hours.
I want to work on some of these projects. What would you do?
Post # 3
Contact them again. In the email I would say that if I didn’t hear back from them by (insert date) I would assume they were consenting to my using the design.
Make sure you give them a reasonable time frame for a response.
Post # 4
I would email them back and make sure they received the first one. I am sure they receive hundreds of emails and yours may have been overlooked. I can certainly understand the frustration, but you’re going the right route IMO, the last thing you need is law-suit lol. Hopefully they get back to you soon so you can start on your DIY projects asap.
Post # 5
What Julies said. Give them a timeframe to reply. Make sure they are credited with the design on any blog.
Post # 6
I wrote in the email that I’d give credit. I’m a blogger…I hate it when people don’t credit photos. 🙂