My Stampin’ Up story began in 2018 when I quite randomly discovered them on Pinterest. I kept seeing the name Stampin’ Up! but I had never heard of them before. I loved the idea of the Paper Pumpkin subsription craft box that I saw on their website, so I subscribed and loved it. Then I found a demonstrator who lived near me and held monthly classes. I knew nothing about cardmaking – not even how to cut the cardstock! But I was amazed at the beautiful cards I was making in the class, and I was hooked.
After just a few months, it was suggested that I should join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrtor because of how much I was spending on my orders, and I have to admit, I loved that I could get 20% off all of my Stampin’ Up! products! Fast forward to now, and I do not regret becoming a demonstrator. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I never get bored. There is always something new to try. And best of all, I have met some wonderful, creative people that I would never have met if I hadn’t joined.
I paused for a bit in 2019 when my husband died of cancer. My family and friends were a strong source of support during that time and my stamping friends encouraged me to keep stamping since they knew I loved it. I found that stamping was actually therapeutic and healing because you can get lost in it. Plus, it taps into our creative minds, and it allowed me to work through my feelings.
I look back and realize if I hadn’t joined the Stampin’ Up community back in 2018, I never would have met all of my wonderful, supportive fellow demonstrators or my fabulous, creative customers. You never know what the universe or God has planned for you. Sometimes, you just have to go with it, and you find yourself in the most amazing places with the most amazing people that you never would have imagined on your own.
I never imagined myself doing YouTube videos or holding in-person workshops. I initially joined for the discount and imagined myself remaining as a hobby demonstrator. But here I am with my own Stampin’ Up! business and I couldn’t be happier.
But, not every demonstrator wants to run it as a business, and that’s ok. In fact, more than 95% of demonstrators worldwide are hobby demonstrators. Only the top few percent run it as a business. The point being that hobby demonstrators are the life blood of Stampin’ Up! Without you, Stampin’ Up! would not be the successful company that it is.
And just think, our love of papercrafting starts with just some stamps, ink and paper. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Yes, it’s that easy. And it’s even easier and more fun when shared with friends.
If you happen to live near me in Lynn, MA, I would love for you to come to one of my in-person workshops! Just reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! because you liked the idea of the 20-25% discount and wanted to enjoy other benefits, but you were worried about the commitment or requirements? That was me! I didn’t want a business or teach people. I just wanted the discount.
But I learned that being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator could be whatever YOU wanted it to be. I know folks who joined only for the discount and have kept it that way. You can have it your way.
I love being a demonstrator, not just because of the discount, but also because of the community of stampers and crafters, as well as with all of the benefits and stamping resources I receive as a demonstrator. You know that feeling when you walk into a group and look around and you say ‘Wow! These are my people.’ Yes, we are your people!
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