Friday, November 25, 2011

Special Announcement :)

Hello crafty friends!

As we approach 2012, Abby and Suzanne have decided to make a few new and exciting changes to The Paper Variety! Beginning in January, the TPV blog face will receive a makeover and we'll also be including tutorials (photo & video) for our readers :) There are a few other improvements in the making, but you'll have to join us in January to see them :)

With these new changes, we're also seeking creative crafters who would like to join our Design Team!

We're looking for 8 designers to share their love of paper crafting and inspiring others - artists of all styles and experience levels. If you love paper and enjoy using it to create a variety of projects, then we hope to hear from you!

Here are some DT requirements:
  • Be able to create a variety of paper projects including layouts, cards, mini-albums, altered items, banners, decorative pieces, gift bags etc.
  • Submit a project every 2 weeks which follows the scheduled challenges
  • Once a month, submit a tutorial (photo or video) with detailed recipe and instruction of your project.
  • Have a blog and link our design team blinky on your side bar
  • Post current TPV challenges and your projects on your blog, linking TPV and sharing sponsor information
  • Be aware of project due dates and be able to meet them
  • Use mostly current products on your projects
  • Comment on participant entries
  • Commit to a 6 month term beginning January 1st
Presently there is no compensation for your DT commitment. However, Abby and Suzanne do send small gifts of thanks and appreciation to each team member. Also, sponsors may provide product for our designers on occasion.

Applications will be accepted until December 16th midnight. The announcement of the new team will be posted on December 21st and each designer will be introduced daily following the announcement. :)

If you'd like to apply, please email us at with the following information...
  • Your full name and an introduction of yourself.
  • Your blog address
  • Links to your online galleries.
  • Current/Previous DT experience (not required)
  • Photos of 3-5 projects that best showcase your papercrafting style. Please provide at least one layout, one card and one other paper project (such as a mini album, altered item, gift box etc).

(International crafters are welcome to apply, however they will be asked to pay shipping for any sponsor product provided for the DT if such an occasion should happen.)

Previous design team members are welcome to reapply! :)

We hope to hear from many creative paper crafters!
Abby & Suzanne


  1. Very exciting announcement! I look forward to the changes!

  2. Congrats to the winners.
    DIANA L.


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