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Stampin' Up! Has So Very Much To Offer

As an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, I suppose I’m expected to sing their praises. But, it isn’t about me … it’s about Stampin’ Up!® and what they’ve accomplished during their 30 years in business!!

And more importantly what they have to offer you as consumers of their products.

I could go on and on about their quality products, which I will do in my blog posts here at ChristmasGoRound.com and NotJustAPigInAPoke.com

But it is important to look at what has kept their business going and thriving throughout the past 30 years:

  • Quality Merchandise
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • New Products come out 3 times a year — A new Annual Catalog, their fall/winter Holiday Catalog and Sale-A-Bration with their spring/summer Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
  • Their Color Revamp of not only their color pallet, but having a new design for their ink pads and ink formula.
  • Keeping their eyes and ears open in recognizing marketing trends in the paper crafting industry. As well as creating new products that make crafting more fun and enjoying with their Stamparatus which was designed with the input of many Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators — and now their new Cling Stamps to be introducted in January, 2019.
  • Stampin’ Up!® has a subscription kit program — Paper Pumpkin which has new kits send out to their subscribers each month for however long they keep their subscription current. Everything is included in the kit — stamps and die cuts, designer series paper, ink spots — all unique to the kit and the projects designed for that particular kit.

I could go on and on … but I believe you get the picture of what Stampin’ Up!® is about — as a business opportunity and as a hobby-ist. 

For me, it is getting a 20% discount on the merchandise I buy and also Stampin’ Rewards on orders of $150. or more not counting sales tax and shipping charges. Since I’m going to buy crafting supplies anyway for my various projects, I may as well get a discount without collecting coupons and running all over town to find them.

If this seems like something you’d like to do — get a 20% discount on your future orders, then you can click the link above to Join My Team. With your Starter Kit, you’ll get $125. worth of merchandise of your choice for only $99. Your Starter Kit will be delivered to your door via UPS Ground — and Stampin’ Up!® pays for the shipping!!

If you’re content to be my customer, you can click the link above to Place An Order Online. If your order is $150. or more, not counting sales tax and shipping, you will receive Stampin’ Rewards which you select from the current Annual Catalog and, if applicable one of the current seasonal catalogs.

And, if you’re into project kits … then a subscription to Paper Pumpkin may be right for you. I have a link in the header for you to Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. A Paper Pumpkin Subscription would make a lovely gift for paper crafters you know.

You have a variety of choices and options open to you … 


Sale-A-Bration has begun!!

Check out the new 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochuse!

Great New Paper Pumpkin Deal

I'm a real fan of the Paper Pumpkin Kits! You truly can't go wrong by subscribing to Paper Pumpkin: You get a new kit delivered to your door month after month for as long as you subscribe. All the die cutting is done for you -- Open the box, read the instructions and...

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Wow! Where Did The Time Go?

May be having a rainy weekend. It has been raining today and will continue Friday ... not sure about the weekend. We do need the rain and I'm enjoying being home working on my crafts for February. Valentine's Day does seem to be in the air and it is always good to be...

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Moving Forward

Checking out the calendar, we have celebrated Christmas and are now moving forward to preparing for the New Year and continuing to celebrate Christmas throughout the year!! As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'm always torn when the Holiday Catalog comes to...

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Heat Embossing Tips

Heat Embossing isn't my thing, but I'm thinking about giving it a try. I'm just not into the mess ... but strangely enough I do have an embossing buddy, the versamark ink pad and a heat tool ... I do have some embossing powder around as well ... I just haven't been...

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Christmas Spirit

What is the Christmas Spirit? Is it that feeling we get as we create cards to send to family and friends -- or gift boxes to give to loved ones and those we don't know in hospitals and nursing homes? Yes, that could be the Christmas Spirit and it may involve so very...

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Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit program that brings a crafting project to your door which includes all the essential products you need to complete the monthly project. I truly love this program by Stampin' Up!® and very grateful to those of you who have...

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Just Thinking

I've had a bit of a lull in adding to my websites due to Thanksgiving and getting things completed for Christmas ... then I thought about changing this website a bit ... Then I thought better of it ... I began thinking about Stampin' Up!® and how this is their 30th...

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Clear Treat Boxes

I may be doing things slightly backwards today since I've been a bit under the weather. Just want to get things done so I can rest and feel I have accomplished something worthwhile today. I do love boxes ... making a variety of them to fill with delicious treats and...

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Making Boxes With Lids

I believe it is always nice to know how to make your own boxes with lids in three different sizes using cardstock and designer series paper. You can make some lovely gift boxes and fill them with whatever you wish. They are especially handy when you have handmade...

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Lots of Layers Christmas Card

Dawn Griffith made great Christmas Cards with multiple layers. Once you get all the pieces measured and cut, it is all a matter of assembly which does make a beautiful card for friends and family.  There are numerous stamps, card stock colors and designer series paper...

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Winter Nature Christmas Card

When creating your Christmas cards, it is always nice to have a bit of a variety in mind. I gravitate towards nature scenes and indoor scenes ... I wonder what would work for something inbetween the two ... maybe a neighborhood scene or having a house or a front door...

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Another Snow Is Glistening Card

I try not to use the same stamps and dies on side-by-side posts ... but Snow Is Glistening is a very popular stamp set along with the thinlits dies. Here's a link to my previous post so I won't be repeating a lot of the same information. I absolutely fell in love with...

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Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set

Stampin' Up!® has an exclusive Snowflake Showcase running through the month of November or while supplies last. The showcase includes: 2 stamp sets a thinlits dies set snowflake trinkets white velveteen sheets to give your snowflakes some texture Snowflakes seem to be...

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Sorry For The Delay In Posting

I've been experiencing some technical difficulties with my website. It has not been resolved, but I'm doing my own troubleshooting and have found a way to make things work for now ... but it isn't ideal. I do find it interesting how technology has become...

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Night In Bethlehem Christmas Card

There are always stamps and dies that stand out. For me, it was the Night In Bethlehem Stamp Set and Bethlehem Edgelits Dies. I do love the way the edgelits dies do all the work, you can then add colored cardstock or foil to the windows to allow them to glow either...

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Z-Fold Box Card

I do love pop-up cards! And, I love looking through the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog to see what was carried over from last year's Holiday Catalog that I loved and didn't use enough. And yes, I've found just the right stamp set and die set I want to use to create some...

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Hostess Stamp Set

Hung With Care is a Hostess Stamp Set I absolutely love!! This is an exclusive stamp set that can be included with an order of $150. excluding sales tax and shipping -- you can select it as a Stampin' Reward. That's how I received mine!! I absolutely love this stamp...

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Dashing Deer Bundle

I do love Stampin' Up!®'s bundles where you can save 10%. And, of course, I love all the Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators who make video tutorials I can share with you. There is definitely something about seeing what is being done. This Elegant Embossed...

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