Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Die Cuts R Us - DT CALL

Are you ready for some exciting news from Die Cuts R Us...a
fun and friendly Online Paper Crafting Store!!

One of the leading resources for paper crafting supplies is
looking to add 3-4 members to their Design Team!

Are you passionate about creating?
Do you love the newest and greatest products and papers?
Then what are you waiting for??

Submission Deadline:  January 25th, 2010
Announcement of New Team Members:  January 31st ( DCRU Blog)
DCRU Design Team Term: February 1 - August 1, 2010
Open to: U.S. Designers Only (limited due to shipping costs)

A DCRU Designer...
1. Participates in weekly challenges posted on the blog.  Members know of challenge details a month or more prior to deadlines and each is responsible for uploading their project and recipe to the blog before it goes live.  Challenge projects can be done in advance and added at any time.

2. Creates and oversees posts based on an inspiring design of their choice throughout the month for which they are responsible.  These inspirational posts are designed to encourage followers by showing tips, tricks, techniques, color combo, ideas, etc.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your design strengths, not to mention a few of your favorite things from the DCRU Store.

3. May also be asked to provide a tutorial at some point during
their term to show a "How To" project.

4. Uses as many products as possible carried by the DCRU store when posting on the blog.
You can view items sold at Die Cuts R Us HERE.

5. Has the opportunity to create a challenge(s) of their own to be used on the blog and aide in choosing the weekly winners of the challenges.

6. Gives positive feedback and encouraging words/comments on challenge entries, and aides in the recruiting of new bloggers and followers to the DCRU site.

7. Advertise DCRU on social media sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, SCS, PCP, SNR, etc) as well as your blog and anywhere else it is acceptable to do so.  This can be a simple, "Have you seen what's new at DieCutsRUs?", "Come see my challenge" or "Did you see my layout, card, project….?".  Be sure to include a full link back to the site so people can easily find the DCRU store and blog.

8. Communicate with Owner and DT Coordinator about absences due to illness or vacation or the inability to complete a requested project.

9. Finally, a six-month commitment to give DCRU your best and to continue help make it a wonderful, friendly, fun, and positive site. You are to be exclusive to DCRU as a web store design team member. You may still be a designer for kit clubs, challenge sites, manufacturers, etc.

Here is what you will receive in return: 

1. Bio and Photo on our DT link/site along with an active link to your blog and a Design Team Member Button for use on your blog/site.

2. The opportunity to receive and create with a DCRU Monthly Card Kit during a scheduled month during your term.

3. A Design Team Creative Pack which includes items from the store to use in the creations of your challenge entries and inspirational posts. Product and the creations made from said product are yours to keep with the understanding that you use it to create, post, and promote the DCRU store and the blog.  This includes linking to the product in the store in your recipe or write ups.

4. A great place to show your work, inspire others, and be a part of a fun team while building your design resume.

5. Discount Codes and Free Shipping Codes emailed to you once a month for your personal purchases at DCRU.  All details for these discount codes will be released to the new team.

Submission Process:
Please follow steps listed below and email to: with DT CALL in the subject line.

*Please attach 2-3 projects that represent your best work.

*Include: Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address

*Please attach your Design Resume (if applicable)

*Include the answers to the following questions in your email:
  1) Why are you interested in joining the DCRU team?
  2) Are you currently designing for another website/company? If so, who?
  3) Blog address:

*All applicants are encouraged to join in on 2 of the next 3 challenges hosted
  on the DCRU DT BLOG 
  This allows for a better idea of how your style will fit with the team
  and how you manage deadlines.

Challenges go live on the dates: 1/5, 1/12 and 1/19.
Please write DT ENTRY after your name when adding your creation to Mr. Linky.

Thank you and Good Luck!!


Betty Boo! said...

Oooh Lori thank you for the info.... I am going to try out! Wish me luck!


Kristen H said...

Fingers crossed, I am trying too!