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July, July, Bonuses in July!


I am a little late to post this BIG announcement, but please bear with me. For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is introducing Bonus Dollars for the month of July. For every $50, before tax, purchase will qualify you to receive a Bonus $5 off coupon to use all throughout next month. How exciting is that?!?

This is a great, and very limited, promotion. Have you been wanting some of the new items for the annual catalog released just last month? Well, now’s the chance to get those products. But, remember to keep some on our wish list until August so you can redeem your bonus dollars; and, get even more goodies sent to you. Two chances to receive mail that isn’t bills. Who wants to pass on that?

If you are looking to shop with me, please look me up and search for Hannah Courtright. Or, email me at flourishingcrafter@gmail.com and I will be happy to assist you. These next two months are very exciting. Come shop with me; and, spend your summer doing something you love–crafting.


New Catalog Sneak Peek Project #2…A Little Gift for You


Welcome to day two of New Catalog Sneak Peek projects. Today I have for you an easy gift card to make.


This is perhaps one of my favorite projects I have made thus far. I have never made a gift card holder quite like this before. I once used a template I didn’t end up liking, throwing away all the gift card holders I had made. This one, I love. It was easy to make and decorate. I used the Affectionately Yours DSP again, my favorite from the new collection of papers. The stamped saying is from the Love and Affection stamp set. I broke up the stamp, by just inking one word “sending” then inking “a smile your way”after I cleaned the stamp from the first use. It was really simple to do. If you are unsure of free handing the inking, you can cover the words you don’t want with a piece of paper; this allows you to stamp the word or words you want.


*Measure and cut

*Score both sides at 1/2 inches.

*Score the center fold.

*Glue the bottom fold sides, then fold at the halfway point, meeting up top.

*Punch in the center, using a 1 inch circle punch, about 1/4 to half way in.

*Ta da! You have a fancy new gift card holder. Don’t forget to decorate the front.

Stay crafty!


New Catalog Sneak Peek Project…Enjoy the little things


Have you received the new catalog yet? Our best ever, I believe, will premiere on June 1st. You will be able to order from our online shop, or through me, your new best friend. 🙂 Why am I your new best friend, you say? Well, you’ll find out more next week but I’ll give you a hint *it’s going to be worth it to host a workshop this June with me.* Trust me. More on that next week, though, as we get closer to the catalog launch.

Throughout the next two weeks, until you are able to start purchasing new product, I will be sharing some projects I have made with items from the 2016-2017 Annual catalog.


Today’s sneak peek features the new Affectionately Yours suite–the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper and the Love and  Affection stamp set. I also used the Layering Love stamp set, the new 2016-2018 in color, Dapper Denim ruched ribbon and ink. The card was so much fun to make. I cut the paper diagonally in half, so the card base peeks through. Something a little different for me. The tag was something new, fun, and different for me. I can’t wait to make more of them!

I hope you love these projects and find some inspiration!

Stay crafty!


Oh, look. Someone Got a Package!


*Only 20 more days until the new catalog is released! It’s time for a countdown to get excited.*

 I got a package, or two, delivered with SU! goodies from the new catalog. Would you like to see some of the products I got? Of course you do! I know I would. 🙂


Inside, you’ll see some REALLY pretty DSP, a couple of stamps, a new banner punch that is part of a bundle (yay!), twine I am ready to dye, and markers. There was some other retiring products in my package as well. Plus, the in color ink and in color ink refills which are both to die for. The new colors are really great. Either together, or separately they make a great addition to your inks. New to buying refills, they are not just for your stamp bad anymore. You can use them as splatter, as watercolor, and misting. They are great. I am really looking forward to using them.

I was lucky enough to be able to purchase some of my favorite stamps from the new catalog; having used one stamp set already to make a cute card I will post soon.

It’s not too late to join my team and be able to order from the new catalog for your starter kit. At only $99 with $125 worth of product YOU get to choose, there’s no better deal. If you are interested in joining, you can sign up here or go to the Joining my Team FAQ here.

Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek


Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s Kit of the Month subscription box where you get a fun new project–from cards to making treat bags and more. Sign up before May 10th to receive this month’s kit. You have the choice of FOUR different plans: one month only, month to month, three months, and six months.

You don’t want to miss out. To register, you can go here.

Live Classes Schedule for May


In the New York/ New Jersey area looking for live classes? Join me every Thursday in Norwood, NJ and every Friday in New York City, NY for unique card and paper crafts classes. Every other week I will teach you a hands on craft: such as making collages, mini albums, and art prints among other projects. The other week, we will make unique cards using various stamping techniques such as wreath building with floral stamps, watercolor, and using misters and inks to splatter.

This month features

*10 mini cards gift set- May 5-6

*Paper crafts 101 where you will make a set of four origami bookmarks, a post it holder, and decorate a mini blank journal- May 12-13

*Reinventing your supplies card making class where you will make 6 cards!- May 26-27

All supplies are included for an hour and a half class that is only $15.00.

You can become a member of my group, The Flourishing Crafters here. I hope you can join me!

Stay crafty!!


Reserve your catalog now…June is coming


correct june catalog flyer

June 1st can’t come fast enough. Why am I so excited? The new, fabulous Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out. One of their best to date at 222 pages, it is filled with many stamps, embellishments, and ink. Oh my! The new in colors are AMAZING!! Contact me for more info on how you can receive your COMPLIMENTARY catalog. Believe me, you don’t want to miss out on this catalog. The new products are too good to pass up.

Stay crafty!


Hello, it’s me.


Hello stampers and crafters,

I thought I would briefly introduce myself to you. My name is Hannah. I am an avid paper crafter–from beginner to intermediate card making, decorating notebook covers, making my own mini albums from scratch and more. I am OBSESSED with collecting paper and washi tape. I have drawers and storage bins full of paper; and, washi tape galore. Yet, when I see a new paper pad or tape I like at a discount, I just gotta have it.

I am also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. If you haven’t heard of Stampin’ Up yet, you are missing out! They have fabulous stamps, creative punches, the best ink pads, and the prettiest embellishments. To say I love the company I work for would be an understatement. If you would like to check us out, you can head on over here.

I hope you check back with me. I will be offering tutorials, information for in person classes, and of course everything Stampin’ Up! Looking forward to starting this journey with you.