Call for Designers!
Clique kits is looking to expand our horizons and is currently seeking designer educators from many different genres of papercrafting to build a collective of supportive and productive creatives! Talented mixed media artists, scrapbookers, card makers, art journalers, travelers notebook documenters, and anyone trying to live their best creative life are invited to apply for this call. Whether you are someone who already knows and likes our kits, or whether you have never thought of being on our team because you are not primarily a traditional scrapbooker, we want to hear from you! Read on to learn more!
Passport Guest Designers
Looking for paper crafters from all over the world but especially any of the following countries (these will change for future calls! So if your country is not listed- it may be in the future! Assignment will be scheduled for one month during the August 2019-July 2020 term. Applications will be taken until the calendar has been filled.
Submit a letter briefly telling us about yourself, your creative activities, and places to find you on the internet to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Passport DT" in the subject line. English language ability is helpful, but feel free to use a translating tool. Please attach to the email some photos of your best work in any genre. If there are any special techniques, folk art motifs, or other ethnic or cultural traditions or aesthetics that distinguish your artwork please point this out!
If selected, the duties of our international guests will be to provide a biography, answer a Q & A interview in writing or in a video, submit 2 projects shown in photographs with captions using product supplied to you to be shared publicly, and post a challenge in the Clique facebook group with one of your projects as a sample. Compensation will be either a box of product shipped to you from Clique Kits for your scheduled month, or an honorarium and/or payment to cover expenses for you to obtain product from your local supplier, or both depending on what works best for your location. Our objective is to learn as much as possible about you and your culture using our hobbies as a common ground to make positive and lasting connections! No experience on a design team is necessary but you are required to have a Facebook and Instagram account.
Guest Educator Collaborators
Clique Kits is also soliciting proposals for designer educators to teach online courses in conjunction with limited edition kit releases. The educator will be responsible for designing a project or technique based class using an existing or future Clique Kit. The educator will be able to collaborate on the selection of kit contents to be used for their class and will receive the kit used for the class as compensation along with an honorarium. The class will be accessible to those who purchase a kit exclusively for a limited time on the Clique Kits website (usually 1 month). After this time, the educator will have unrestricted rights to the content they have provided to use as they wish.
Small business owners are welcome to submit proposals to teach an online class and incorporate their own products in the kit for the class provided the class products are available to Clique Kits at wholesale cost. To qualify, the educator must be the owner or a partner in the small business or the designee of said owner(s). The kit will be listed for sale along with the class on the Clique Kits website and social media. Products may be tangible items or digital downloads such as printables or cut files to be included in the kit. Educators may also use and link to additional supplies available for sale on their own platform, with or without providing a coupon or code.
Proposals should include a written description of the objectives of the class as well as the project. Please link to other videos you have made for You Tube or other platforms that demonstrate proficiency in the production of quality video content.
If selected, classes will be required to feature at a minimum:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the calendar is full for the term November 2019-October 2020.
If you have any questions or are interested in other opportunities to help Clique Kits build our international collective for papercrafters feel free to contact me! email@example.com
CK Passport Challenge and News!
Aloha friends! I apologize in advance if this post is a bit wordy, but I am hopping on the blog today to give a more detailed update about what is going on behind the scenes at Clique Kits. Since shipping out our last monthly subscription boxes in June I have had some time off to take care of some self care and think about future plans. Taking a page from Marie Kondo's book I have decided to focus on the aspects of Clique Kits I know "spark joy" for me!
Curating Kits with Value and Values
Everyone knows what value is: it means getting a lot for your money. That can mean value in terms of quantity of stuff in the kit, but it can also mean value in the quality of the experience... from customer service, to the fun of unboxing, to the convenience of beautifully coordinated product literally delivered to your door. Clique Kits will continue to curate and release kits but not on any particular rotating cycle. Subscriptions will not be needed or offered as discounts are readily available through our website rewards programs! You won't have to accumulate monthly boxes at times when you don't have as much time to create with them. As a member of our Facebook group you will have frequent opportunities to provide input into the collections and products you love to influence future kits. The reason no commitment is necessary is because we will take pre-orders for upcoming kits. The only deadlines to pay attention to are therefore the end of the pre-order period, after which time only kits left over will be listed in the shop once the kits are "in stock". This is not guaranteed to be the case for every kit and you must pre-pay for your kit to be guaranteed to receive one after the shipping date!
About values...plural, I am talking about the principles and guidelines behind the choices we make. Values have always mattered at Clique Kits, and this continues to be the case. Because we are a worldwide community, we are open and accepting of artists and crafters spanning every race, country, religion, and orientation. The passion for our hobby is the thread that binds us all together and we embrace diversity!
Having values also means there are lines we won't cross, since they violate our integrity.
Clique Kits Loyalty Rewards
Clique Kits has always been all about loyalty! When we started as an ecommerce website we started out by keeping track of our customers manually and rewarded participants in our monthly blog shares with reward points we tallied by hand! We also gave reward coupons based on the length of time as a customer and we maintained a close circle of our lifetime VIP tier members "for life." About a year ago we migrated our webstore to a platform with the capacity for automating these programs. Whew! And next I'll show you our old dial up internet and rotary phone. Kidding! Adding to these great programs, Clique Kits has added a "stamp card" program which is called a "Passport" to go along with a new series of kits we are releasing one at a time: The International Series. It is super easy to participate in the Clique Kits Passport Challenge! Keep reading for the details!
CK International Series
There is only one thing I love as much as papercrafting and mixed media: it's travel! I absolutely love to learn about life in other countries! This really sparks joy for me, and I love having friends in this industry all over the world. As papercrafting spread throughout the world, it is so amazing to see the amount of scrapbooking going on in places like Australia, Canada, Europe, and even South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East! For those who are interested, each time we release an international series kit, we will introduce you to a vendor from one country and curate a beautiful kit for you to order! For each international series kit purchase, you will receive one passport stamp! After every 3 stamps, we will automatically send you a coupon for 50% off your next kit.
August Release: Hello New Zealand!
It is so easy to play along!
Coming up...August and September releases!