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Stampin' Up

Leave your mark with a stamping and scrapbooking business.

By Devlin Smith

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Natalie Travis had always loved stamping and making scrapbooks, so when she saw a business card for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator at her bank, she picked up the phone right away. A year later, Travis' passion for stamping had not died down, leading the mother of four think she ought to become a demonstrator herself: "[I decided to join] so that my family could have an extra income and build a business on the side that we could have for years to come."

Travis became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in 1997, selling stamps, scrapbooking and art supplies to people in her San Diego neighborhood. She hosts an average of eight in-home demonstrations a month to showcase Stampin' Up! products and solicit orders. Once a month, Travis rents out a space to hold an art class, and she also holds "stamp nights" in her home a few times a month. "People just come and play--there is no cost for that," she explains.

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