New Design Team Member Challenge - Autumn Theme


Posted on 5th September 2013 by Hilary
Filed under Competitions and Giveaways, Design Team

Papercraft Blogs cut out paper leaves We are looking for a new design team member! (or maybe two!) Our Design team get free card and paper to make regular designs, especially using our special offer card and paper which goes out in our weekly newsletters. New team members will be given a box of mixed card along with our offer packs of card for each week - we'll make sure you don't run out of card and paper!

What do I have to do if I make the Design Team?

We ask that you create a new card each week and write an original blog post on this blog once a month along with sharing our links on your own blog. The blog post doesn't need to be huge or complicated, it can be a tutorial, review, craft news - just something that will appeal to our readers and get some crafty conversation going (which we like!) We aren't slave drivers and we're very flexible, just ask our current DT members. In order to see your work and pick new design team members we would love you to enter our Autumn themed design challenge.

The Rules of Entry

Share an existing card or create a card or project especially for the challenge using the theme Autumn (let your imagination go wild, lots happens in Autumn!) Then write about the challenge over on your blog linking back to this post. You can use anything to create your card or project as long as it is card based and of course we'd love it if you use our card and tell us which colours you have used. Use the inlinkz tool below to enter your blog post about your handmade crad or papercraft creation - please link to the post itself and not just your blogs home page so we can easily see your entry. Link to this post in your post and share wherever else you can, Twitter, facebook etc - We would love you to share the images in this post  too! (do ask if you need help with this) Leave a comment telling us why you would like to be on our Design team and add any links you would like us to see in your comment (we use a spam filter so your comments may take a little while to appear while we approve them)

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The Judging!

We will be picking new Design team members based on the following criteria. Unique Interesting Design (We need designers who's work is eyecatching) Attention to the Theme (it's very broad so will give you lots of scope for an interesting design) Photography Skills (Sharp bright images only - I'm afraid this is a must to make the team!) The judges will be the team at the Mill and also we will be asking our current DT members to choose their favourite designs.  We could just send emails out to really popular bloggers asking them if they want to join the team but we hope this way we can find some hidden gems and upcoming designers that we may not find just by googling! Good luck, we will pick the lucky crafters in two weeks time - looking forward to seeing all the entries and we'll be sharing them with our own social networks too! Cut out leaves in card

24 thoughts on “New Design Team Member Challenge - Autumn Theme”


5th September 2013 at 4:33 pm

Great chance to be on a fantastic team!!!!!!

dorothy ford

8th September 2013 at 1:16 am

I would love your be part of your design team as I really enjoy making things from paper as you will see if you go to my blog,and I am always ready and willing to make things.Since finding your site I must admit I am a real fan and can’t believe how you can make such great quality paper yet charge so little(I’m not complaining though!)

Angela C

8th September 2013 at 4:19 pm

Would love to be a member of your Design team and share my card idea’s and creations. I love the things you post on Facebook and to get the chance to inspire someone by being on your team would be fantastic.


9th September 2013 at 4:43 pm

I have boxes of your card so thought I would enter your challenge. I know I’ve done leaves but I love the mix of bold colours and have kept the design simple. I would love to be on your Design Team and hopefully inspire others with my designs and your card!  Thanks.


10th September 2013 at 1:07 pm

Hi, you caught me on the hop with the Autumn DT call challenge, I am away at the moment (for three weeks) but didn’t want to miss the chance to be considered for the DT post. I have entered a project created and blogged last week, hope this is OK?

I would love to be considered for the DT post, I love working to deadlines, working with fellow DT members and visiting and making friends with the lovely ladies out in blogland.  I have used your cards and papers for many years, visiting your mill shop before you had the outlets and I do like to point people in your direction when asked for a card supplier.  I have two blogs if you would like to check them out and my Twinchie Challenge blog

Regards Sylv xx

Fran Hancock

10th September 2013 at 3:58 pm

Hi I would love to join your team,  I love anything to do with papercraft and am always willing to try new techniques. I also love creating and being able to share with everyone, Fran xxx


11th September 2013 at 9:24 am

I would love the chance to use all your wonderful card,I love making all sorts from card as you will see from my blog. I have plenty of time to spend on my love of all things card as well,I am reliable and handy with the camera. Doreen.

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Nicole Mullen

11th September 2013 at 9:51 am

I just linked up my entry and have shared it and this DT challenge on Facebook too. I would love to be part of your team as I love to create and love to use cardstock. I have seen how amazing the quality is of your card and would love to get the opportunity to work along side your team and create with it!Thanks for the chance to apply!

Barbara Jane

11th September 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi - have linked my entry ~ what a lovely opportunity to enjoy the experience of being A DT Member and working alonside other like-minded crafters! My Blog hopefully shows the range of skills and mediums I work with.I have used so much PMD card and paper and the linen effect is my all time favourite for PanPastels which I have used on my card and recommended loads. Great quality and value. (great news about the 12 x12” - lovely that you listen to feedback too)


12th September 2013 at 1:00 pm

I would be thrilled and so very honoured to be chosen to join your very talented team of Designers.  I am a fond lover and avid user of your cardstock and was so disappointed when the Papermill shop closed at York Designer Centre.  What a blessing we can still get it online with such a wonderful service.  Papercrafting is a fabulous hobby and one to be shared.  As you will see from my Blog I like to experiment with different shapes and techniques in addition to the square cards.  I am very flexible, have great team spirit and sense of humour and totally reliable.  Thanks for the opportunity to enter.  Judy x

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12th September 2013 at 7:32 pm

I would love to be part of your team because I love your card, it is my go to card and to be able to share my makes with like minded crafters would be fantastic. 
Your current design team also seem like a great team to be part of, and I think the team would be great to work with.

As you will see on my blog I mainly create cards and 3d projects,  but I also scrapbook and I am always turning my hand to new crafting projects.

Thank you for the opportunity to apply. 
Good luck to everyone.  X


12th September 2013 at 8:28 pm

I have just linked my entry for design team challenge using the Autumn theme and have loved the idea of Autumn theme and using all those lovely colours.

I would love to be considered to be on Design team for papermill blog as I have used papermilldirect card and paper for many years now and believe that its one of the UK leaders in manufacturing and producing card and paper to a very high standard and amazing quality.

I have real passion for cardmaking and creating handmade gifts that I can personalised for friends and family. I love being creative and coming up with new ideas and try new ideas. I am reliable and enjoy taking photos so I hope you can see I try to take a good picture.


13th September 2013 at 5:19 pm

I have just submitted my Autumn leaves card for the DT challenge. I would love to be part of the DT for Papermill Direct as the quality of the card and paper is second to none and it shows in the end result of card or crafting items that I have made. It is a joy to work with and the variety of colours and also value of money is exceptional.

I love all crafting but especially paper crafting and do sell my handmade creations and I love to share them on my Facebook page. I also have a blog and Pinterest profile when I talk about all of my makes and bakes!

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Lisa Sumpter

15th September 2013 at 5:38 pm

I am applying to be on your design team with a shadow box that I have created. Although I do make cards too, I just wanted to show how versatile your cardstock can be and that it can be used for more than cards.

My blog name is papercraftbliss so I think you can guess what my main hobby is smile

Thanks for this opportunity and I hope to hear from you soon!

Kelly D - Pink Crafty Devil

16th September 2013 at 12:42 pm

I have added my submission for the Design Team call and have blogged, twitter and facebook about it as well.
I would love to become part of your design team and I love your products, I have boxes and boxes of your card and visited every month your papermill shop in burnside before it closed. :-(  I now frequently visit your online store, and will be visiting the store in Kendal at the end of the month who is now stocking your card grin

I believe in working with only quality products and this is the reason why i will only use your card, firstly it is always good strong quality, it never breaks its fibers when I am folding it in half or creating shapes with it, it cuts through die cuts like a dream as well with no shredding to the edges of the die, and most importantly for me when I fold your card in half it matches and is cut straight.
I also enjoy sharing inspiration and helping other crafters with inspiration when it comes to my cards or scrapbook pages.  I take part in blog hops, Facebook groups and promote design teams and challenges where ever possible. I am an active person on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest along with many different forums. I have previous experience of working within design teams and always meet deadlines for challenges.

I love your current Design Team and frequently visit their blogs and feel my style of crafting can fit right in with your current team.
Thank you for the opportunity of becoming a DT member, and thank you for taking the time to read this post and look at my blog.
Good Luck in the hunt for your new DT member.
Crafty Hugs
Kelly xxx

Morag aka fairynuff

16th September 2013 at 10:44 pm

I have recently submitted my entry for the design team challenge. It was great fun to work with all the autumnal colours, particularly the colouring in :-D I love paper crafting and try to make cards using just paper and card. Techniques such as iris folding, flower making etc.. This is where great card and paper stock are very important, and papermilldirect offer up to date seasonal colours, plus the good old favourites.                 

I would love the opportunity of being part of such a talented design team, as I think as crafters we are always learning and it is good to work with and share our talents with each other. It has even inspired me on to start my own blog. ( only a week old)  I love to help people develop their creativity and think this would be a fabulous opportunity to do just that.  Thank you for making this opportunity avsilable and good luck to everyone who has entered. Each card is gorgeous.


17th September 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thank you so much for the opportunity to join you guys as part of your Design Team - I am super excited!

I have used Paper Mill Direct card for as long as I can remember and although I miss the days of picking out the individual sheets of card in your shops (which I loved!), I still enjoy being able to do it online smile

I would love the chance to showcase all of your fabulous products through my blog as I find you paper and card to be of the best quality around.  I adore all things card!  smile

I have linked up my entry for your challenge and I sit with baited breath to find out who the lucky winner is!

Thank you again for this opportunity and for providing such great products!

Sian wink

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