From a hobby to a career
In 1988 Shelli Gardner and her sister founded Stampin’ Up. They used their experience of crafting in a relaxed ambiance as a basis for a business model. They believed that stamps and other crafting supplies shouldn’t be sold in shops, but at peoples homes during parties and workshops, through a network of independent sales consultants called demonstrators. Currently there are approximately 50.000 active Stampin’ Up demonstrators word wide.
Stampin’ Up Intermational
While the company started small, it has been successful in America for over 25 years. Slowly they have progressed to the following other countries: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
In 2007 Stampin’ Up launched in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. In 2012 Austria and the Netherlands followed and these five countries melted together to become a single region. Since that time, the company has steadily continued to grow and there are about 10.000 demonstrators in Europe at present, who share their passion for stamping, scrap booking and card making.
Stampin’ Up Europe GmbH, is the headquarters for Europe and it is situated in Neu-Isenburg, Germany.