Stampin’ Up! Jargon

Here are a few Stampin’ Up! specific terms that you might find on my blog and or hear in my videos:

  • BackStage: Stampin’ Up! leadership event for sliver elite and above demonstrators.
  • CASE: Copy and Share Everything (remember to give credit). Or Copy and Selectively Edit.
  • Cash -and-Carry: Specific products demonstrators can keep on hand to sell directly to customers.
  • CentreStage: Recognition event for silver elite and above demonstrators held during OnStage.
  • Commissionable Sales Volume (CSV): Global unit of measurement used to track sales.
  • CS: cardstock abbreviation.
  • Deferred income: Money deposited into your account from credit card orders.
  • Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS): Personal website through Stampin’ Up!.
  • Demonstrator Development Managers (DDM): DDMs are employees of the Sales Division ofStampin’ Up! who focus on developing the abilities of demonstrators.
  • Demonstrator Support (DS): Call center in Utah.
  • Direct Team Member: Someone you signed up, or someone in your 2nd or 3rd level without anyone between you.
  • DSP: Designer Series Paper (pattern paper) abbreviation.
  • EF: Embossing Folder abbreviation.
  • Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA): Contract signed when joining.
  • Instant income: Money you deduct from your orders as your earnings at time of submission. Bronze demonstrators earn 20%, bronze elite and above earn 25%.
  • Incentive Trip: Annual award trip for two that demonstrators can earn (less than 1% of demonstrators earn this award).
  • Inventory Status Report (ISR): Updated information on the inventory of some products.
  • OnStage: Stampin’ Up! training and recognition event for all demonstrators.
  • Online Entry Express (OEX): Online ordering system for demonstrators.
  • Qualified team member – A demonstrator who sells at least $900 CSV in career-to-date sales.
  • Quick Start: Incentive program for new demonstrators to earn free products in their first three to six months.
  • Sale-A-Bration (SAB): Annual promotion from Stampin’ Up! (January-February) during which customers and demonstrators can earn free products with specific dollar-amount purchases.
  • Swaps: Handmade projects, traded with other demonstrators at events or through the mail.
  • Team leader: The demonstrator whose team you joined.
  • Volume rebates: Additional income earned based on monthly sales.


The Stampin’ Up! year runs from October 1, through September 30.
Quarter 1: October–December
Quarter 2: January–March
Quarter 3: April–June
Quarter 4: July–September

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