35 for 35 Celebration

Did you know Stampin’ Up! is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year? That’s quite an anniversary to recognize. The company was started by Shelli Gardner and her sister in their home with the goal of helping women and sharing the love of creativity. Stampin’ Up! now exists in eleven countries  around the world. 

To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! staff plan to visit 35 demonstrator events in its markets throughout the world. I completed an application and Stampin’ Up! attended the team meeting of Kim’s Paper Krafters on Saturday, April 15, in Mesa, Arizona. We were so excited to be chosen. Kevin Lunt visited, spoke, answered questions, and gave us a small gift. (Do you love our T-shirts? Our team member Gina made all of these for us.)

See this Facebook post for other fun photos.

As part of the commemoration, Kevin chose one swap card to take back to Utah for display. Here is our stamper, Sandy Mahar, with Kevin below. She created a light up card with the Light the Way Bundle.

Stampin' Up! 35 for 35 Celebration

Today, I’m sharing the other swap cards that were presented. Enjoy these handmade cards created by some talented demonstrators. Be sure to watch the video below to get another look at these cards.


35 for 35 Celebration Video

Doesn’t this look like fun? Although all of our team meetings don’t include visits from Stampin’ Up! home office staff, they are a lot of fun. They include a lot of stamping, learning, chatting, and making new friends. If you’re not local, we have an active team Facebook group where we host challenges, share card ideas, and meet virtually each month.

We’d love to have you join us. With Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit receive $125 worth of any product you choose for just $99 + tax (and it’s all shipped free). Then, begin earning a discount on your future purchases. There’s no need to host parties or workshops, unless you want to. I know you’ll want to share your creations with your friends. Click here to get started. Or contact me for more information. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Please let me know how I can help you in your paper crafting journey.



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Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

Peaceful Prints

I love many things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! But perhaps the best part is the stamping community that comes with it .

During my almost-eleven years as a demonstrator, I’ve made so many lasting and valuable relationships with people who share my love of Stampin’ Up! and paper crafting.

I had a chance to gather with some of these women this last Saturday at a local team meeting. (I recently moved to Arizona from Nebraska so I have a great group there with whom I met this summer).

One of the fun things we do is “swap” our card creations. Each person designs one card and then creates enough for everyone participating. Then we “swap” or share our cards. I love that everyone has a different style and likes different papers and colors; it gives us some new ideas to implement in our own craft rooms.

This blog post features a look at the cards each of the participants created. The card shown at the top of the post is a remake of one of the cards I received from Ginger Borneman (Ginger Snap Stamps). Be sure to watch the accompanying video. I share these same cards and discuss them there.


Thirteen Handmade Card Samples

The cards above feature products from Stampin’ Up!’s current SaleABration catalog and the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

Aren’t these amazing?

It’s easy to become a part of our stamping community. Purchase Stampin’ Up!’s starter kit for just $99 + tax. You then get to choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing, and it’s shipped free. In addition, during SaleABration, get an extra FREE bundle. See the graphic below. You’re not required to host parties or teach classes, just enjoy your discount.

Click here to join this awesome stamping community.

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15 Rubber Stamp Card Samples

Enjoy this Facebook live replay featuring 15 rubber stamp card samples.


Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog debuted in early June. Full of paper crafting products, it holds something for everyone who loves to create with rubber stamps, ink, and paper.

Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Team Card Swap

To showcase the products, my team, Kim’s Paper Krafters, participated in a recent card swap. What’s a card swap? Each participant commits to designing and making a card using Stampin’ Up! products. We create enough cards so every swapper gets one. We then exchange our creations. This is a great way to get a variety of samples to use for our own inspiration or to share great ideas with customers.

My team members amaze me with their creativity! It’s so fun to see the stamp sets people choose and the way in which they combine a range of elements. I hope you enjoy seeing this live view of our team’s creations. Please contact me if you need additional details about any of the cards you see! (See the details on my swap card here.)

Join My Team

Would you like an opportunity to participate in an event like this with other demonstrators? To become a part of Stampin’ Up! and Kim’s Paper Krafters, purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. For $99 + tax (shipping is free), choose $125 worth of any product. Yes, that’s anything you want up to $125. And, right now, you can add preorder items from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog).

You’re not required to host parties or workshops. Just enjoy your discount and have fun making something that means something with rubber stamps, ink, and paper.

Being a demonstrator helps you become part of a group of creative people who love to paper craft. It also gives you a chance to attend Stampin’ Up! events (online gatherings for now) and get inspiration from demonstrator-only Facebook groups.

Here’s a link to start the application process. Be sure to have your wish list ready as well as your social security number, and payment information. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy!


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