Are you the next Papertrey Star?

By September 1, 2016Star Search


One of the things that inspires us most here at Papertrey Ink is the creativity of our customers. Time and again we are always amazed at the talent that can be found within our very own fan base. In celebration of this we are excited to announce a new way for you to share your talents with us and the rest of the Papertrey community. 
The "Papertrey Star Search" video contest provides a way for you to not only share your talents, but also your enthusiasm for our products. We want to see your paper crafting style and learn more about what makes you unique as a crafter. Read on for a few of the details!
The Basics:
-Create a three minute video that showcases you creating a winter project. This could include a winter holiday theme (like Christmas or Hanukkah for example), something that celebrates snow, a winter birthday card, or anything else that you dream up. As long as it can be categorized as a winter themed project.
-At least 50% of the video footage should include your smiling face in some way! We want to see your energy and get a glimpse at your personality! There can be some closeup shots of your hands at work, but we want the main focus to be on YOU! Show your enthusiasm and your excitement for Papertrey!
-Be sure that your project uses exclusively Papertrey Ink products. We want to see how you use our products in amazing ways!
-Put your technological skills to work and do some quality video editing. Be sure to have transitions of some kind at the beginning and end of clips, perhaps add text to the video during certain portions to help emphasize key information, add still photography where appropriate and whatever else it takes to make your video entry the best it can be!
-The beginning of your video should feature the title "Papertrey Star Search", followed by a panel or text that showcases your name. Should you win, we want everyone to know who the star of the show is!
The Details:
-Qualifying video entries should be between 3 to 3-1/2 minutes long. Anything exceeding this length will not be considered.
-Submit your video HERE through our online database no later than 11:30pm ET, October 15, 2016. Late entries will not be considered. Be sure to fill in the required fields before uploading your video.
-Five finalists and their videos will be shared on our blog on November 1st. Customers will vote on their favorites to help determine the winner. 
-One winner and two runner ups will be announced on release day, November 15, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Papertrey Ink gift certificate, while each of the runner ups will receive a $200 gift certificate. These three videos will also be broadcast and permanently archived on the Papertrey Ink YouTube channel! The two remaining finalists will each receive a $50 gift certificate for participation. 
We hope you will join us and send in your entry for our search! Just think, you could be the next Papertrey Ink Star with an extra $500 added to your crafting budget! We look forward to seeing all of your talents showcased!
Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Dolly says:

    I think it would be fun to see you and the PTI DT crew do videos in this format!
    Some of the gals I haven’t see in years! 😀 😀 😀
    What an awesome prize up for grabs too, Good luck to everyone!

  • 2
    Natasha says:

    What a fun contest! I’m assuming it’s open to all customers? I’m definitely brainstorming already. The few videos I’ve done aren’t in this format, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!!

  • 3
    Greta H says:

    Wow–bet you’ll get a lot of entries! I love PTI, but my technology skills are pretty much non-existent–haha! Hope you keep including some customer cards in the newsletters. I’m always trying to improve enough to be chosen. Good luck to the entrants!

  • 4
    GingerJ says:

    I’m with Greta H, it’s a little intimidating and it’s an expensive endeavor if this is just a hobby. I know you can do this with your phone, but then you have to get a tripod, lights, etc. I’ll bet for most of us, it’s out of our league. All that being said, good luck to the entrants, I can’t wait to see your creations.

  • 5
    Joyce says:

    Very fun! Good luck everyone, and thanks PTI for your generosity!

  • 6
    Donna K says:

    I hope to see so many fun videos because I always see so much creativity out in the Papertrey community. Great idea and good luck to everyone who enters.

  • 7

    Wondering if Felt Stitching Projects count!!?? LOVE working with the Stitching Dies you have and would like to showcase them on a Project!!?? THANKS for the FUN!! Have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

  • 8
    Marybeth says:

    Can’t wait to see what everyone does! I don’t do videos ,but it’s a great idea for those who like to . Sounds like fun!

  • 9

    Natasha, this is definitely open to all customers! We hope you’ll play along!

  • 10

    As long as it is a winter/holiday themed project, anything goes! We hope to see an entry from you Larissa!

  • 11
    Marianne says:

    A 3 minute crafting video showing one’s face at least half of the time? Weird…

  • 12
    janet says:

    Sounds like a fantastic opportunity – I wish everyone participating the best of luck! I look forward to seeing the results. Showing my face on a video is a bit off-putting for me alas – LOL. I even hate to be in photographs and I am well-known for dodging it whenever possible ;-P

  • 13

    Hello! One question from international participants 😉 is it required the presence of the voice on the video or it can be the video with the music and subtitles?

  • 14
    Kim says:

    Nicole, I unfortunately don’t have PTI inks. Would I be able to use Staz-On ink with my PTI stamps or will that disqualify me since its not a PTI product? I just don’t want my efforts to be for naught!

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