I have been making cards with Stampin Up for 10 years. A friend invited to a club meeting and I was hooked. I thought, here is the fix to the habit I had for years, creating cards. For several years before finding Stampin Up I made about 50 each month that I sent to friends and family with encouraging verses and thoughts. This was in the days when you used scissors to give a pretty edge to the cards, I still have all those scissors with the different types of cut. The only paper cutter was the giant guillotine type, real easy to cut yourself. As you can guess these cards were made from bits and pieces of paper and ribbon that I would purchase. I never knew there was such an entity as Stampin Up until my friend invited me to a club. It has taken me 10 years to finally to decided to be a demonstrator.