Cornhole Set Official Design Tips & Tricks Thread
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 12:49:15 PM
Hi everyone!

Here is the place for you to share all of your tips and tricks for designing our brand new cornhole sets.



Get all the details about this product in the new product thread.

To show off your new designs on this product, pop over here.

Happy designing!

Best,
Liz
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 2:30:22 PM
I've tried twice but am unable to make a template. I keep getting a red box with an error message that says there is a problem evaluating the content. I'm not sure what this means as I've never seen this error message before when creating a custom template. Is this a glitch with the product? Please advise. Thanks in advance!
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 5:39:16 PM
PawsitiveDesigns wrote:
I've tried twice but am unable to make a template. I keep getting a red box with an error message that says there is a problem evaluating the content. I'm not sure what this means as I've never seen this error message before when creating a custom template. Is this a glitch with the product? Please advise. Thanks in advance!


I think there's a problem with templates in general. I could've sworn I made some products with templates, but when I went to review my work they are nowhere to be found!
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 6:33:55 PM
The same here, I've been trying few times to upload my product with this template, and I've got the same "error message that says there is a problem evaluating the content". Very frustrating, to try, and try again! Please Zazzle let us know when this template will work!
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 6:40:45 PM
i had a problem using the word "cornhole" in title and/or description. Liz, please have the "bad" words list updated so that this new product does not require a PG rating! Thanks...
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 8:41:04 PM
marcia s. wrote:
i had a problem using the word "cornhole" in title and/or description. Liz, please have the "bad" words list updated so that this new product does not require a PG rating! Thanks...


Thank you, Marcia, for your post. I didn't even associate this game (which I've never heard of before) with the "bad" word. Clearly that's the problem with the template. When creating the template I was giving it a title of "Cornhole Set Template". I changed it to "Corn Game Template" and I was able to create the template.

I understand that there are certain words Zazzle doesn't allow, but my request is that the error messages be more informative. If the error message stated that a word in the title or tags is unacceptable, it would be much more clear. A vague message about not being able to evaluate content means nothing to me.

Thanks again, Marcia, you've been a big help!Smile
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 8:50:05 AM
FYI -
Official Rules of game from the American Cornhole Association (ACA).
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:47:02 AM
I never heard of this game before and they're really into it down here in Florida. I played it for the first time last year and loved it. I think it might do well with some of the fanmerch products - military? And college colors, at least the ones in the south.
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:47:05 AM
BKMuir wrote:
FYI -
Official Rules of game from the American Cornhole Association (ACA).


Thank you. I am going to post that link with my products and with my Pinterest pina
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 9:48:50 AM
shotwellphoto wrote:
I never heard of this game before and they're really into it down here in Florida. I played it for the first time last year and loved it. I think it might do well with some of the fanmerch products - military? And college colors, at least the ones in the south.


I would love to make them Scarlet and Grey but Ohio State is a real stickler about their trademarks.
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:31:43 AM
I had to use Google to find out what the devil this thing was. It turns out to be an expensive way to do what we did as kids with beanbag tossing.

In what way is cornhole a bad word? I'm lost on that one.
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:47:29 AM
colorwash wrote:
In what way is cornhole a bad word? I'm lost on that one.
There's a link on the Wikipedia page for the game Cornhole, the page linked to explains pretty well why it's a BAAAD word!

Steve.
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 12:48:16 PM
From the official cornhole site:

Quote:
8. The corn bags shall be made from two fabric squares with a quarter inch double stitched seam on all four sides. The corn bags should be made from 12 oz / sq yd duck canvas and may be any color that is easy to see during Cornhole play. Each bag shall be filled with approximately 2 cups of corn feed and finished bags should be a minimum of 6" X 6" square and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces.


The description on these say they are bean bags, and doesn't specify if they are filled with beans or corn.
Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 3:04:31 PM
colorwash wrote:
I had to use Google to find out what the devil this thing was. It turns out to be an expensive way to do what we did as kids with beanbag tossing.

In what way is cornhole a bad word? I'm lost on that one.

I had to laugh at this name because it reminded of those idiotic Beavis and Butthead cartoons ("uh huh huh, you said cornhole"), and yeah, I also had to google this game to find out what it was.

I'm gonna pass on it myself because I don't see them as big sellers, for my niche anyways, but I do like the air fresheners.
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 6:25:26 AM
BKMuir wrote:
FYI -
Official Rules of game from the American Cornhole Association (ACA).


According to that site the game is also called Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, and the use of the term Cornhole is limited to a small portion of the country around Kentucky and southern Ohio. I had never heard of Cornhole so I had no idea what this thing was when I first saw it, but I had heard of bean bag toss when I was a kid. It seems like using a name like Bean Bag Toss for this product would not only eliminate the bad word but also make it more widely recognized and self-explanatory.
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 7:01:46 AM
ForestWildlifeArt wrote:

According to that site the game is also called Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, and the use of the term Cornhole is limited to a small portion of the country around Kentucky and southern Ohio. I had never heard of Cornhole so I had no idea what this thing was when I first saw it, but I had heard of bean bag toss when I was a kid. It seems like using a name like Bean Bag Toss for this product would not only eliminate the bad word but also make it more widely recognized and self-explanatory.


I would hope that AT LEAST the cycling random product names that Zazzle uses, would change to the "Bean Bag Toss" and/or others.

I would like to know what materials are used for the boards, that would call for such a high price. Are they plexi-glass, cardboard, plywood, or ...?
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 7:21:12 AM
People here in the South use them at wedding receptions for adults, and kids, to play. The adults love the game! I have seen them be plain (homemade, no decorations, etc) and I have seen them custom designed for the bride and groom. They are big hits. Maybe that will give some inspiration and hopefully they will be big sellers for Zazzle.
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:29:28 AM
They are an alternative to horseshoes or lawn darts.
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 10:06:56 AM
ForestWildlifeArt wrote:
It seems like using a name like Bean Bag Toss for this product would not only eliminate the bad word but also make it more widely recognized and self-explanatory.

+1
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 5:17:17 AM
I experienced something interesting with font sizes while designing one of these sets. On the right board, I wanted the word VETERAN to be the same size in the same font as the word FREEDOM on the left side. But when I did that, the word VETERAN ran clear off the board, even tho it has the same number of letters in it as FREEDOM does. I had to change the font size from 32 to 26 to get it to fit, and look similar.

Very strange. Just one of the strange things I've encountered with font sizes since they changed them recently. I'm hoping the product would actually print as it is shown...to have the sizes look similar even though they are different. But I don't really know for sure. >Sad Has anyone else experienced something like this?
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 6:49:36 AM
Steve Crompton wrote:
colorwash wrote:
In what way is cornhole a bad word? I'm lost on that one.
There's a link on the Wikipedia page for the game Cornhole, the page linked to explains pretty well why it's a BAAAD word!

Steve.

If we eliminated all the words that have ever been used as "naughty" words, we'd no longer be able to communicate. Furthermore, banning words does absolutely nothing to eliminate bad thoughts and acts. It would be akin to stopping everyone from saying "robbery" and expecting the crime to cease.
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 6:57:46 AM
colorwash wrote:
Steve Crompton wrote:
colorwash wrote:
In what way is cornhole a bad word? I'm lost on that one.
There's a link on the Wikipedia page for the game Cornhole, the page linked to explains pretty well why it's a BAAAD word!

Steve.

If we eliminated all the words that have ever been used as "naughty" words, we'd no longer be able to communicate. Furthermore, banning words does absolutely nothing to eliminate bad thoughts and acts. It would be akin to stopping everyone from saying "robbery" and expecting the crime to cease.


So true. Would be best if they would title it with the word or phrase that most people are inclined to search by, though. Since I had never seen this game before (although I've seen home-made versions of it that are quite fun), I don't know what that would be! Grin

As a side note, my font problem above seems to be directly related to the Islander font. I changed the font & didn't experience the problem with the new font. Weird. I've used Islander in the past, but can't remember if I've used it on two sides of a product where I wanted the font size to be consistent. Will mark that one into memory!
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 7:03:07 AM
colorwash wrote:
If we eliminated all the words that have ever been used as "naughty" words, we'd no longer be able to communicate. Furthermore, banning words does absolutely nothing to eliminate bad thoughts and acts. It would be akin to stopping everyone from saying "robbery" and expecting the crime to cease.

I didn't say I agreed with it, but I do agree with you. I was just pointing out why the word is on that ridiculous list.
Stopping people from using perfectly valid keywords just because those words have alternate meanings is ludicrous, just as removing keywords because they clash with product types is.

Steve.
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:01:29 AM
And again: I'm missing the mirror function :-(
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:19:39 AM
I've seen these at college football tailgating parties for many years. First, it seemed to be called bean-bag toss. Over the past couple of years, though, most are calling it the corn hole game. Either way, I can't see this being a big seller. Most folks here in the South make their own or get them from a local woodworking craftsman.
Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 9:36:07 AM
Yeah, I feel like people make their own cornhole boards out of wood and aren't going to buy a fancy multi-hundred dollar one. I hope they do sell, cause that will be a fantastic royalty. Looks like AJJ Cornhole has been around for ten years, so there must be a demand.

I bet they'd do best for family reunions, with a field to customize the family name.

ForestWildlifeArt wrote:
It seems like using a name like Bean Bag Toss for this product would not only eliminate the bad word but also make it more widely recognized and self-explanatory.


That would be ideal. It might be up to the Maker.
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 9:59:29 AM
I just finished designing my first set of this game. The only thing that nagged at me was when I tried to center a colored circle around the hole. In one view it shows the circle centered perfect, then when I go to the next view, my colored circle is not centered anymore. This is kind of frustrating, I finally just found a happy medium between the two views, but if I were the customer, I don't think I would spend that kind of money on it if I really, really wanted a target image around the circle and I couldn't get it centered perfectly.
Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:17:15 AM
I guess these things really are called cornholes after all!

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