Introducing our Design Team
We are very pleased to introduce our fabulous Design Team who will be helping us to make up card designs, provide instructions and generally help showcase our printables to their full potential, helping you get the most out of your re-usable digital craft supplies - including being able to help Charities (see below)
The Design Team
Janet lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and has been crafting since she was a child. She sews, knits and crochets and is now turning her interests to paper-crafting. She enjoys making cards and also 3D items including wedding stationary, often using her trusty cutting machines to help her. She starting a crafting group 6 years ago and they meet monthly to learn new techniques and share ideas. Janet often donates her cards to charity to raise funds for her local Hospice. Janet's blog: My Cards For You
Debbie began crafting over 9 years ago when her daughters started college as “something just for her”. She began with stamping and is now an accredited Spectrum Noir Colourist. She loves making cards and really enjoys using different card folds and creating kinetic cards. Debbie runs a craft workshop on two Sundays each month teaching card making techniques. She has also demonstrated for DoCrafts. Debbie works full time in a Children’s Hospital and donates her cards to raise money for Alzheimers Society and her Local Hospice. Debbie's blog: The Card Demon
Melanie has been crafting since she was small, having been taught to knit and crochet by her Grandma. She started paper-crafting when she 12 years old. She works full time as an accounts manager, but still finds the time to craft and intends to attend craft fairs soon. Melanie's Facebook page: Little Things Creative
Graziella lives in Malta. She loves all kinds of crafting, is a Decopatch demonstrator and loves everything from knitting to Ganutell (making flowers with thread and wire). She has been card making for 11 years, starting with cards for friends and family, but is now taking commissions. Graziella's blog: Paloma Handmade Creations
Judith is a retired English Teacher. She became hooked on crafting when she saw a lovely stamp in a craft chop in Devon and now enjoys all aspects of Paper crafting. She crafts mainly for charity raising money for Altzhiemers Society, Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation. Judith's projects will be featured on our Facebook page.
How it Works
Our Design Team is overseen by my fabulous friend and assistant Diane, who also deals with Customer Service. Diane provides details of a challenge to work on, either of the team's own choosing around a theme, such as Father's Day or with products we have wanted to showcase e.g. our first ever DT Challenge was based on around the Shelf Card bundle from Paper Creator.
We ask them to make a card 'as designed' to show you how they look when made up and also to make an alternative, using the same printables, to show you the versatility and cost-effectiveness of using printables in papercrafts.
Printables are so versatile, re-usable and generally fantastic!
Buy a kit once and print as many times as you need, allowing you to either make the same design over and over, e.g. if you sell for Charity, or use your creativity to make whatever you like!
We also ask that they make their cards or craft projects with the our Social Enterprise principles in mind: being mindful of both the environment and people's budgets, using recycled materials and suggest alternatives to expensive craft supplies where possible.
Once the cards have been made up, our Designers then post their cards, instructions, video demo etc. onto their blog, Facebook page, Pinterest boards etc.
We then create a summary blog post here on this site, to bring the cards and links all together and provide an easy way to view our Designer's work.
Disclaimer: our Designers receive their kits for free, and benefit from discounts on other store items. In return they make up our kits and create their blog posts but they are free to say what they wish and make what they wish for their alternate projects. We do NOT 'require' that they post comments on each others' blogs/pages, or leave reviews as if they were customers: we prefer to have everything genuine and natural...if we never get a good review on a product or lots of comments on a blog post we think is fantastic and worked hard on, then so be it! Natural, genuine and led by our readers, customers and members!
Charity & School Fundraising
I love how our team use their talents to help Charity - you can too!
"Sell What You Make" is something we encourage and would love you to tell us about how you use our cards and crafts to support good causes. Our printables can be used to help raise money for charities, school fundraising etc. as long as you are donating your cards or selling only the handmade, finished items and not the printed sheets themselves. You can also buy Commercial Use templates to make your own designs, some of which can be used for digital/printable items (please check each product/preview/description carefully, if in doubt please get in touch).