Why did I become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?
Well, it's quite simple, the quality of the products is second to none. Cardstock is dyed through to the core so no white insides showing when you score and it's super strong so no splitting either. Papers (DSP) are fab quality, unique designs and easy to coordinate with cardstocks and the fabulous water based, acid and lignin free Stampin' Up! inks. The inks come in handy little containers which store easily (they are stackable) and have a unique design which means the pad is upside down so the ink keeps it nice and juicy and ready for use. Reinkers are available in all colours and make topping up an ink pad simple and easy on the stash building budget.
Inks co-ordinate with cardstock and as I said papers also coordinate with that luscious set of 50 colours which is revamped a little each year with a launch of a new set of In-Colours around June.
Stamp sets provide fabulous images when used in conjunction with the cardstock and inks and there is something for every occasion in the annual catalogue but Stampin' Up! also produces a seasonal Autumn Winter supplement with everything you need for Halloween and Christmas crafting and another one in Spring and Summer so you can get those cute bunnies bouncing all over Easter, smother your love with Valentine hearts and brighten up your makes with bright fresh spring and summer patterns.
Ribbons are also colour coordinated as are some of the gorgeous embellishments with many being generic making them even more versatile.
On top of this there are dies and punches many of which go together with stamp sets, some sold in money saving bundles. Dies and punches offer fabulous precision cut shapes and images to your projects and the gorgeous set of embossing folders, paste and masks as well as the fabulous powder embossing materials provide that texture and extra something your projects may need.
As if all of that isn't enough then there are some fabulous speciality card stocks and papers, including a super thick versatile Vellum, super shiny (I'm talking get your sunglasses out here) glimmer papers, soft sheen, adhesive paper, acetates and window sheets all nestled near the back pages of the catalogue with the foils.
Stampin' Up! also offers a small but carefully selected choice of crafting tools, from embossing and die cutting to precision gluing it's all there and all fantastic quality. What's the point in stocking everything on the market when the best will do?
So I think I may have explained myself there. All of these reasons are why I chose Stampin' Up! products to use in my handmade gift business and from there I decided to become a demonstrator because as a demonstrator not only do I get to share and inspire others to craft with these gorgeous products but I also earn at least 20% as a discount on my own purchasing.
Stampin' Up! has a very generous Angel Policy allowing you to make and sell products using their images quite freely as long as they are copyright stamped... they even include the stamp in a gorgeous craft inspired set.
There are fantastic joining offers where you can stash build for less, there is a huge global supportive family of demonstrators to become a member of who inspire and share so much and on top of that you get your hands on new catalogues early so you can get to put those gorgeous things into use to inspire your customers. On top of all that, the Stampin' Up! rewards and incentives for demonstrators offer all kinds of goodies from money off products, freebies, reward points which can be used for a variety of purposes including an exclusive annual trip, this year's was to Thailand!
Being a demonstrator is not an easy path to earning big money working from home for yourself, although it can be with a lot of work and investment of time and money to build a stash which is useful to demonstrate a wide range of products which are up to date and available now or coming soon. The discount is worth having if you paper craft anyway and you may well be your own best customer at first but if you set goals and targets, get yourself familiar with Stampin' Up! and slowly dip your feet in and set yourself up you may succeed. If you do sell products as a demonstrator you get at least 20% of your sales value in cash monthly into your bank account.
Don't just take my word for it though, have a look at some of the fab creations yourself on my blog or become a demonstrator yourself and join my team by CLICKING HERE.