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As a working mother of three, balancing the ever-changing family schedule with my work schedule and finding time to craft has always been a challenge. I’m sure you can appreciate the time there is for yourself at the end of the day.
The relationships I have with other paper crafters has been incredibly enriching and I honestly believe there is a certain magic that happens when people who share the love of crafts get together whether it be online or in person.
This is why I created StampNation.
StampNation is the premier community for you to share your love of paper crafting in a positive upbeat, intimate environment!
StampNation is the place for you to gain knowledge and inspiration!
StampNation is the place for you to share ideas with scrapbookers and rubber stampers from around the world! We have members from 23 different countries around the world and we are growing every month.
I would like to invite you to join this community of passionate paper crafters.
What do the members say about StampNation?
“I learn something new everyday. It never ceases to amaze me how much you can learn from this one website. It just blows my mind. The ladies are so creative and willing to share their talents, its incredible. Normally it would be scattered all over the place not on one site. That to me is incredible. The ease, all in one place. Galleries, tutorials, challenges, swaps. I mean, wow, its all here!” Bibi L.
“There are so many incredible tutorials here and samples that it would be hard not to grow as a paper crafter. The support and encouragement that I have received here has helped give me the confidence to start a blog and enter all kinds of challenges (and win some too). It’s because of this site that I am doing my very first guest designer spot – (which goes live tomorrow) I’m not afraid to try anything now – I don’t have a comfort zone anymore – I’ve learned to embrace all styles of card making!” Susan
“Aside from the community feeling and friendships, the main benefit of the site is continual exposure to new products and companies that I would otherwise not see without hours of internet research. SN is a true one stop shop for techniques, products, ideas and SO much encouragement. I was brand new to card making when I joined and have grown immensely in the past year. People really compliment my cards now, and while I still make some that I am not happy with, I am learning why they don’t work and how to fix them.” Fran
“It feels like a close “family” and I feel very “safe” here. Love the wonderful sistahood. I am learning about other parts of the world. Adore learning and having a go at new techniques and trends, and challenges, and everything! Love how we all share, (not just carding), help and support each other here in times of need. I am learning new things all the time that I would othewise never have learnt, in a very safe and nurturiing environment. Love the inspiration at SN. My confidence is really growing! Thank you Catherine for SN and all the Sistahood!” Lynn
“This is my family. I have relationships with people all around the world that I would otherwise have never met. There is a bond, a sense of genuine caring not found on other web sites. There is so much to learn and share also not found in one convenient place as good as SN. I have been here so long I have seen my stamping grow from very amateurish to some real quality work.” Elaine
“The inspiration is amazing. Only being a card maker for about 1 1/2 yrs, I’ve learned SO much here and with the loving support of my sistahs, I’ve gained confidence in my work. I would have never come this far, had it not been for SN. I love the the unity of my extended family, and that, to me, makes my life so much richer.” Debbie
You may be wondering what the benefits are of being a member of this amazing site?
Take a minute and read through them…just a WARNING! There’s a TON of benefits to StampNation Membership!
Immediately upon joining, you will have access to over more than 400 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO TUTORIALS !
No more wasted time searching the internet for project and seasonal ideas.
You will never lack for inspiration!
What you will find:
- New videos being added weekly (8 or more each month!) on everything from cards to techniques to scrapbooking and everything in between!
- These videos are only for StampNation Members and will keep you up to date on the hottest products and trends in the papercrafting industry.
- You will learn OUR creative process - how and why we decide to do what we do when making cards and projects - this will help you learn how to create on your own from scratch!
- You will learn how to get the most from the products you have on hand and learn how to use new ones before you decide to purchase them.
- Videos are close-up, well lit, detailed, and easy to understand.
- Projects range from Clean and Simple to more elaborate and detailed so you are sure to find tons of inspiration that fits your taste.
- Videos are categorized and easy to find. How about 50+ technique videos at your fingertips? Interested in Fancy Fold Cards? We’ve got you covered with more than 20 videos in this category. This is just a snapshot…remember, there are over 4000 videos in all!
Some people think the videos are enough!
But that is not all you will benefit from with your membership...the list goes on…
CLEAN AND SIMPLE CLASSROOM: More than THIRTY lessons on design and Clean and Simple paper crafting are waiting to turn you into an amazing card maker! - Taught by Maureen Merrit
SPOTLIGHT ON TRENDS: Keep up with the latest trends with this biweekly article complete with tons of samples and tutorials. -Taught by Kristie Goulet
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: Video tutorials sharing Iwona Palamountain’s (AKA Chupa) best kept secrets and tricks of the trade that make her an exceptional and highly respected paper crafter.
CHALLENGES: Peruse over 100 challenges to inspire your creativity…more being added monthly. Our challenges never close so they are there to inspire you always! The challenges feature work by the design team and members’ entries. Are you ready for tons of red-hot card ideas!?
GALLERY: Over 17,000 samples sorted by stamp set and occasion. Upload your own creations, favorite ones you love and comment on friends’ projects.
MESSAGE BOARDS: Plug into a community of positive, passionate papercrafters (including me!) committed to helping you take your skills to the next level. Seriously, this community is the BEST on the internet. New members tell us so all the time!
LIVE CHATS: Use the chat feature to talk to members from all over the world. There’s always someone around to answer any questions you have.
VIRTUAL EVENTS AND PARTIES: About once a quarter we have a great big themed party with bonus videos, challenges, and surprises.
WE LISTEN TO MEMBERS! StampNation grows and changes and becomes better all the time! Members talk and we listen! This site is for YOU!
So how much does all this cost?
Just $9 per month.
For less than lunch at your favorite restaurant, you can have access to a wealth of information, ideas and motivation in a community designed exclusively for passionate papercrafters world-wide!
You will automatically be billed every 30 days until you cancel.
Membership is month-to-month with no minimum commitment and you can cancel at any time with a quick email through StampNation’s Contact button. Although, I feel sure that once you sign up for StampNation, you’ll see the value and remain a member for a very long time!
Meet our teachers and the Dream Team:
In the 3 years since StampNation has opened its doors, Catherine has posted nearly 400 exclusive video tutorials on the site. These videos range from clean and simple cards to home decor and everything in between.
Her teaching style and clear, concise explanations make even the most difficult of techniques seem easy. Her fun personality has members laughing and wanting more. Catherine’s knowledge of stamping products continues to grow with the industry. She stays apprised to new products and trends by attending events like CHA and brings all of this knowledge back to the community of StampNation. Catherine is truly an expert in the field.
It’s obvious that Catherine is a life-long crafter, a talent she inherited from her mom, an extremely talented seamstress who encouraged her to dabble in all kinds of crafts as a child. She began scrapbooking as a Senior in high school and got “serious” about it after her first child was born.
After running a successful traditional Stampin’ Up business for 7 years, Catherine gradually began building her online business. It wasn’t long before StampNation was born. StampNation is not only a paper crafting community, but a place to make friends and to thrive as women. Membership extends worldwide, currently in 20 countries!
Maureen, an accomplished clean and simple designer, runs the Clean and Simple (CAS) Classroom at StampNation. Maureen has written over 30 lessons exclusive to StampNation members. She breaks down design elements and helps members achieve perfect placement, balance and flow. Maureen continually pushes members to become more confident in the CAS style.
Maureen began paper crafting in 2003. Her love of photography piqued an interest in scrapbooking, which ultimately led to stamping and card making. That is where she found her passion. Maureen’s creations have been seen on the pages of PaperCrafts and CARDS Magazines and she has designed for a number of sites over the past 5 years. Currently Maureen designs for Lil’ Inker Designs, Pretty Pink Posh, CASE Study, CASology, CAS(E) this Sketch! and of course, StampNation.
There is no limit to Iwona’s talents. She has designed for many of the top stamping and paper crafting companies including, but not limited to, Flourishes, Glitz Design, The Craft’s Meow, Spellbinders Paper Arts and Waltzingmouse Stamps. And guested for Mama Elephant, Penny Black, La La Land Crafts, October Afternoon, Taylored Expressions, to name a few. She’s works closely with Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, and has been published in CARDS, Paper Crafts magazine, and Create: Idea Book Series. Iwona is also the founder and Design Team member for CASE Study Challenge Blog.
Iwona, a self-taught artist, shares her talents with us in her classroom, Technically Speaking. In this forum Iwona teaches members creative techniques and ways to use products. Her video tutorials are clear and concise, each one filled with ideas any stamper can incorporate into their creations, no matter their style.
Kristie helps StampNation stay on top of trends with her bimonthly Spotlight on Trends articles. In just under a year, Kristie has added 21 articles to StampNation showing us multiple ways to use current industry trends in our paper crafting. Each article contains numerous samples and is jam packed with inspiration!
Kristie has been a paper crafter since 1998 when she decided to purchase some stamps, inks, and paper to make her own Christmas cards. That was just the beginning of her wonderful journey with card making. Not only is Kristie extremely talented, but she is warm, caring and helpful. She has become an essential part of our team and the community of StampNation.
When Heather joined StampNation two years ago, we were delighted by her talent. Heather brings fresh and fun ideas to StampNation and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She has truly become an asset to the site. She has flourished since joining the Design Team and takes her role seriously. She is dedicated to the community and growth of StampNation.
Paper crafting isn’t Heather’s only passion, she also makes beautiful quilts as well. We are lucky that she shares her “Creative Blessings” at StampNation.
It’s hard to imagine that Shea has only be paper crafting for a few years! She has a talent for creating with many different mediums and makes masterpieces from cards to altered art and everything in between. Her more-is-more style leaves members at StampNation speechless. Shea shares techniques and how-to’s that will take any paper crafting project from nice to WOW in her monthly additions to Shea’s Lounge! Shea had designed on several teams including Inspired by Stamping, Digi Darla’s
Pink Gem Designs, Creative Inspirations, Tuesday Alchemy and and currently Guest Designs at My Artistic Adventures. She has lightened her design team work to focus on creating for her Etsy Shop, “Vintage Rose & Aster” which she started with her daughter.
Can’t wait to see you there!