Welcome to The Stamping Nook!
Hello and welcome to The Stamping Nook! My name is Krista. I’m an avid crafter of all types and mediums, but I appreciate the art of card making most of all. In the digital age, mailing cards via good ol’ snail mail is practically unheard of – while this might seem like sending a parcel is the way of the past, I see this as an opportunity to introduce (or reintroduce) the thoughtful act of sending a card and surprising the people we cherish most in this world.
Why Stampin' Up!
In 2016, I was visiting family in Florida and I tagged along with my sister to a card class hosted by an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I was so impressed with the quality of the products -- they're far superior to what I was using for my scrapbooking projects. The demonstrator did an excellent job describing the products, showing us how to use them in various ways, and provided us with materials to make a card. I was immediately hooked -- I knew I found an amazing new hobby. The demonstrator didn't pressure us to place an order but you bet I did right there on the spot. All of the stamps, cardstock, embellishments, etc. were, as I mentioned, superior in quality to what I purchased in craft stores, but the product that I had to immediately start collecting were the Stampin' Up!'s ink pads. They're unparalleled in quality. Then, the collection of stamps, dies, and cardstock followed.
I'll be honest with you here -- I became addicted and wanted everything, so it made sense for me to sign up as a hobby demonstrator purely for the discount. By 2019, I was confident in my card-making skills and felt the desire to share my passion with as many people as possible. I set a goal for 2020 to transform my demonstratorship into a small business -- in May 2020, The Stamping Nook was formed. I'm so glad I took the leap because I have met so many people through my classes and events, social media, and my Facebook Group -- a safe and fun place for crafters to network, share their projects, ask questions, get ideas, etc.
I set goals for 2021 to expand my reach with more class offerings and to make the leap into YouTube videos! I want to share my passion with as many people as possible!
Now, it's time for you to unleash your creativity and I'm here to help you do that.
Unleash Your Creativity
As an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, my goal is to bring the art of our card making skills to the next level. The Stamping Nook is my place to do just that, by providing creative coaching, sharing project samples, teaching new techniques, delivering tutorials, and hosting classes and other crafting events.
The foundation for creating handmade cards rests not just with our passion for the craft, but our desire to share a part of ourselves with the people we cherish. Built from that foundation are the three core pillars of card making: stamps, ink, and paper. What you and I do with those materials will bring our projects to the next level. So, without further ado, let’s get crafty right away!