Design Team Call


Posted on 15th July 2016 by Papermilldirect
Filed under Design Team, Papermill Direct News

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That's right! We need another designer / card maker /scrapbooker or wedding stationer to join our lovely Papermilldirect team.  

We will send you all the card and paper you need for free to create weekly projects plus all of our special offer card samples. You can see all of our past and present members here and look at the kind of projects they are making for us on their profiles. some absolutely wonderful ladies (and gentlemen) who have all enjoyed working with us in the past.  The current team is made up of Barbara Daines, Sylvia Ames, Angela Dodson, Nicole Mullins and Sandie Dunne.

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The DT application is open to bloggers - however we may consider your application if you do not blog but have an active public Facebook Page or Instagram account where you share your work on a regular basis. We share your work to our 20,000 strong newsletter and our huge online community of crafters on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter - so it's a great opportunity to raise your profile within the paper craft world.

You must be able to take good pictures of your work!

Designers are invited to join our private Facebook group where we can discuss themes and the latest offers, and have a nice chat - it's such a friendly and supportive team.  We ask our design team to contribute to our blog with one tutorial post per month and to upload a weekly project with our featured card. We're very flexible so if you can't manage a project for us (for whatever reason) we totally understand - life can get busy! We just ask that you contribute as many posts as you can and that you enjoy working with us!

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Barbara Daines "I've been on the Papermill DT since the very beginning, and still enjoy it as much now as I did then. It's so exciting when the new stock comes through the letterbox, and I get to see what I'll be working on for the next few weeks. It also makes me actually produce something, rather than just mess round in my craft room, wasting time. Don't hesitate in applying to be on the DT.......we don't 'bite'


Sylvia Ames  - "I really enjoying working with the Papermilldirect Design Team who are all very supportive and friendly. I look forward to receiving my card pack each month and planning what I will make with its contents, always fabulous cardstock and some amazing colours. Don't hesitate to enter if you are interested, nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.

How to Apply!

To apply you need to:

1. Post a new card project to your blog or Facebook page and link to this Design Team Call post.  The project can be any theme you like, we want you to show off your talents!

2. Post a link to your blog post on our Facebook wall here - Papermilldirect Facebook Wall

Good luck, we'll be choosing the new member on the 1st of August so you have lots of time to create something spectacular. 

Please leave a comment if you have a question and we'll try and reply to you as soon as possible.


13 thoughts on “Design Team Call”


26th August 2018 at 9:40 p.m.

Hi there, I know it's past the 1st August but I have just stumbled upon this DT call and wondering if you were still looking for additional members. I am a DT member for 2 other teams, and with growing children I'm loving getting back into crafting (not that I ever stopped) more in my free time. I mainly make cards, but also scrapbook when I get the urge or enough time to do so!

I have a blog at and I'm on Instagram @d_e_crafts

I've made wedding stationary too in the past and have been crafting since I can remember. It's relaxing and therapeutic and brings me pleasure.


Janet Babar

22nd July 2016 at 12:59 p.m.

Lol so sorry for the multi comments,

Janet Babarr

21st July 2016 at 7:23 p.m.

Sorry if this is duplicated it keeps telling me there is a fault. Link to my blog I have made a card for the DT CAll but cannot find a place to put it on the FB page so have hijacked one of Papermills post please feel free to delete if not appropriate. Thanks Janet

Janet Babarr

21st July 2016 at 7:04 p.m.

Hi could not find anywhere to place my DT CAll card on your FB page so have hijacked one of your post please delete if not appropriate and the link to my blog is ~Thank you Janet

Janet Babarr

21st July 2016 at 7:01 p.m.

Hi I have made a card for the DT CAll but seem unable to post on your FB page so unfortunately have hijacked one of your post and put my link and photo on there if its not appropriate please remove, and this is my link Thank you Janet

Lynne Evans

20th July 2016 at 8:39 p.m.

I am very interested in applying, but like some of the other messages, I don't blog or do facebook. However, I am willing to learn. I have been crafting for 50+ years, have been a craft tutor for an adult education authority, have rune craft classes under a variety of funded initiatives as well as work shops and classes for a number of community groups. I have had market stalls selling my cards with considerable success, My husband is severely disabled and I have given up most of these activities because I cannot normally spend too long away from the home. It would be good to take up my interests again with a definite purpose in mind. I am interested in all forms of paper craft.

Jan Williams

20th July 2016 at 4:47 p.m.

Hi I'd so proud to be on your design team; I love making cards and all sorts of boxes, bags and other paper creations. You can see a card I've just made here: Thank you Jan W

Margaret Wright

19th July 2016 at 3:55 p.m.

I would love to apply to join your design team - along with probably thousands of others!! - but your instructions say to post to Facebook. I don't do facebook at all - does this preclude me from even applying. I do have a website - and normally post each week - or even more often if I enter some challenges. Some weeks have to be missed, however, as I am the main carer for my severely disabled husband. Thanks, in advance, for your reply. Margaret Wright

Rachel taylor

19th July 2016 at 9:51 a.m.

here is a link to my blog I would love to join the DT Team

Rachel taylor

19th July 2016 at 9:45 a.m.

here is a link to my card on the blog I like all-sorts of crafts and different styles of card making I am on some DT Teams and would love to join yours


16th July 2016 at 4:22 p.m.

Hi I have a blog but as I don't have a Facebook account, I am unable to link my blog to your Facebook wall. Does this mean that I would not be able to apply for the DT? Many thanks. Ang.


15th July 2016 at 11:37 p.m.

Hi, are you accepting international applications. Hugz

Joanne Everton

15th July 2016 at 7:18 p.m.

I would really love to be on Paper mill Direct design team. I have recently made a wonderful wedding invitation for day and evening for a customer using Paper Mill Direct card But I can't share it on Facebook to use it in my entry as it's top secret until the happy couple big day. What could I do as I'm particularly proud of what I have made and very very happy with the card I brought fromantic you and used

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