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Congratulations to starofmay, our On The Rise featured partner for June

By Christine Wang and Devon Storbeck

YouTube Partner Support

Congratulations to Kristina Werner, our featured “On The Rise” partner for June 2013. Her channel, starofmay, is featured today on the YouTube Spotlight channel as well as our On The Rise homepage.

With a background in graphic design, Kristina has always had an eye for aesthetics. Her channel hosts more than 500 videos dedicated to cardmaking and multimedia craft projects. Kristina’s videos contain eye-catching and easy-to-follow instructions as she teaches viewers the nuance in homemade card design. You can learn how to create a card using leftover ribbons and scraps or how different crafting tools and supplies compare. Love the idea of handcrafted cards, but worried that your chicken scratch might make it turn out like a doctor’s prescription pad? Fear not--Kristina even has videos that will help make your handwriting worthy of the elegant cards you create. Learn more about Kristina’s channel and watch some of her other favorite videos below.

And here are some words from Kristina directly:

The very first video I posted on YouTube was a knot-tying video way back in October 2007, which was later re-uploaded with different audio. (Be nice!) Who knew where that would lead to six years later! To this day I think video is the best way to teach and share the cardmaking process, and YouTube has allowed me and thousands of other papercrafters the opportunity to share our love of cardmaking with people all over the world! We crafters are a friendly and creative bunch, and I'm so happy to share cardmaking with even more people. I want to thank each and every one of my subscribers for their support. You guys are awesome! If you’ve enjoyed this monthly blog series and are interested in learning more or participating, we encourage you to visit our On The Rise homepage. You can find out about all of our past featured partners on the Featured Partners tab, or nominate a YouTube partner to be considered for the program on the Nominate tab. Feel free to submit nominations for your own channel, or for channels you follow that you think deserve more attention or could be the next YouTube sensation. We’ll continue to feature promising partners who drive YouTube watch time, have fewer than 100,000 subscribers, and produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Christine Wang and Devon Storbeck, YouTube Partner Support, recently watched “Teen Speaks 20 Languages.”