Friday, July 29, 2022

Choosy Cardmakers Choose Stampin' Up! Products for Their Card Making Because Only the Best Will Do!

If you don't mind I am going to step up on my "soap box" today and share why I think Stampin' Up! is the best papercrafting company out there and why you should be choosy when making your papercrafting purchases.

It is my hope that every papercrafter that sees my projects online or meets me in person will see how passionate I am about Stampin' Up!s products. I've been using their products for over twenty years now and have been one of their Independent Demonstrators for 11-1/2 years.  Which means I have a lot of their products, and I have a lot of experience using their products in my papercrafting projects.

I know first hand use how high quality their products are. Color Coordinated products makes designing your projects easy. Their stamp sets, dies, punches, and tools are durable, well made, and if there ever is even a small problem, all you need to do is contact their amazing customer service department, and they will do their best to make it right. 

I know some people may think their product prices are on the high side, but you get what you pay for. You are also supporting small business in your local community by going through an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator such as myself. 

By purchasing quality products from Stampin' Up! and your local demonstrator, you are assured they will last a very long time and you have a local expert to help you learn how to use the items you buy. There is good resale value too should you decide to part with something you are tired of. 

If you believe high quality equals a product that lasts a long time, then by all means Stampin' Up! is the company you should be purchasing your products from via a local Independent Demonstrator. 

The big box craft stores have a variety of papercrafting supplies and sometimes their prices are a little lower or you can use a coupon. But in my experience, especially when purchasing individiual cardstocks and paper stack books, yes, they might go together in their own line, but trying to match them with other products can be frustrating, because they are not color coordinated with a large variety of products. 

One thing you should never do in my opinion, is buy any stamp sets or dies from shady Chinese companies who steal Stampin' Up!s intellectual property every time a new catalog comes out. These awful companies tarnish Stampin' Up!s quality name with their cheaply made and undersized stamp sets and ill fitting dies. Your order takes a month or more to be received, and if you have a problem there is no customer service. You are just out your hard earned money. These companies are so shady they even use Stampin' Up!s images and only blur out the Stampin' Up! name. Ugh! 

Don't be fooled. You are buying from copycats who don't have an original idea of their own! Stampin' Up! has Concept Artists who design their original stamps, dies, and papers. The really sad part is, I recently saw an American online retailer allowing these crooked Chinese companies to sell their poor quality products through them. They will be sorry in the long run that they have associated with these crooks in my opinion.

Now you may be saying to yourself, but many products are made in China. Yes, you are correct. Stampin' Up! has good working relationships and high standards with the Chinese companies that manufacture their high-quality products. Did you know Stampin' Up! manufactures their own stamps in Kanab, Utah? These are not the Chinese companies I'm referring to in my plea to you.

Please, please, please if you care about the cards and gifts you make and share with others, only use high quality Stampin' Up! products. I would be more than happy to help you learn how to use what you purchase properly, so you are happy and confident. 

I will step off my soap box now. I hope I have given you some food for thought.

Do you agree with me about the quality of Stampin' Up! products compared to these crummy knock-off so-called companies? Post in the comments, I'd love to know your thoughts.

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With love and gratitude,

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