Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Design Team Try Outs 2009

Design Team Try Outs 2009

You are invited and encouraged to try out for The Stamping Studio Design Team. Try Outs will run from March 30th through April 30th.

I guess I should first tell you what the purpose of our design team is, so you can decide if you would like to get involved! Our design teams purpose is to first inspire our customers to use their The Stamping Studio (TSS ) stamps by showing them what fun and cool things we can make with them. The other purpose is to get the TSS’s name out into the general public so they will visit our store and add lot’s of TSS stamps to their collection! To do that we aspire to get published in rubber stamping/scrapbooking/paper crafting magazines and publications.

We do this by having bi-monthly “challenges” that are given to the Design Team (DT) by myself (Hi I’m Melissa owner of TSS… waving). These challenges are a fun way to have a cohesive theme to our projects. You will be asked to make 4-5 projects inside the given theme which can include cards, scrapbook pages, anything paper craft-y made with our TSS stamps. We are also asking that you use a color theme/combo in all the projects in a challenge. I have found that magazines like a “grouping” of projects with a color theme. When you are completed with your projects you will then take a photo or scan of the projects and upload them into your TSS gallery and then mail them off to a specified publication. I would encourage you to make a copy of each card/project for yourself to keep. You need to include simple instructions for your project as well as a supply list defiantly including stamp credits to TSS. (This is the way we get our name out there!)

What you get in return is to be part of a fun challenging team of paper crafters just like yourself and $30.00 in FREE rubber stamps for each challenge that you participate in. You will also get free shipping on any other product from the TSS store, as long as your free stamps and the products, ship together. As you know this can be a big savings with shipping prices the way they are! We are also going to set up a yahoo email group for DT members to talk with each other, to bounce off idea’s with and to fellowship with.

So are you ready to try out?! OK, so here is what you do. Create 4-5 projects for your Try Outs and use a color combo for all of the projects. The color combo can be as easy as black and white, or put 4 or 5 colors together as long as you use all those same colors on each project. You can make cards, scrapbook pages, alter something, whatever you like. Then take a photo or scan of your projects (one at a time) and upload them to a gallery you will start for the purpose of your Try Outs. To create a gallery go to and click on the link “Studios by TSS Stampers” and click on “Want your own Studio?” and it will walk you through the steps. ***Please name your studio with your Name + DT Try Outs 2009. Please upload these projects between the dates of March 30th and April 30th. Please create something new for your Try Outs, and do not submit anything you have previously submitted for publication. Also, please keep these Try Out projects as if you are chosen for the DT they will be considered our first challenge and thus will be submitted to a publication afterwards and you will be compensated the $30.00 in FREE TSS stamps (retail value). Please use only TSS stamps for your Try Outs.

If you have any questions at all please ask them here at the blog or email me personally at

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