Newsletter 7th August 2017

Janine Koczwara

Posted on August 07 2017

A Message from Mandii

Hello There Beautiful Paper Flourish Family.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for your warm wishes last week for my birthday.

I’m so humbled and incredibly grateful for all your beautiful cards, unbelievably generous gifts, but above all, your constant love and friendship.

It’s so important to Ruth, the Team, and myself that we are steadfast in our commitment to creating a “Community of Crafters” here at Paper Flourish, but on occasions such as this it is so heartening to be reminded that what we actually have here, is a family. While it’s us who open the doors every day, it is you – our loyal friends and customers – that make it a community - indeed a family - and again, I thank you so much for that.

I would also like to add a HUGE thank you to my Incredible Team!  I had such a lovely day and it was due in no small part to a whole lot of work and effort by my amazing Girls! 

The work that this incredible team puts in day after day, in an effort to make sure that every one of you that walk through the door have the full “Paper Flourish Experience” is remarkable.  Though fun – it is not a job that you can leave at the door and pick up on the way back in the next day.  Each one of our team, eat, sleep, and breathe this Paper Flourish Ethos, and every moment that they do this job they are giving 110 percent of themselves 110 percent of the time!  I cannot believe how blessed I am to be surrounded by such an amazing group of women, and whilst the sentiment will never feel like enough – I just want to say a heartfelt thank you for all you do Precious Ladies.

So super Excited to get stuck in to the next chapter, and I’m so happy to be sharing it with all of you.

Love Mandii. xox

What's Happening & Highlights

If you have been in store in the last couple of days you may have noticed that there are some signs indicating new product on the way.  Here is a little taste of what is coming soon.  Keep your eyes open as there may be some specials coming your way, in order for us to make this room!  


Special Guest Teacher - Belinda Spencer

In September we have a special event for our customers.  A special guest teacher who will teach both a layout and card lesson on Saturday 16th September. We want to let you get more acquainted with Belinda and her brilliant work, so we are providing a bio and some samples of previous work she has created.  She is an amazing teacher and this opportunity is not to be missed!!

Hello! My name is Belinda Spencer and I have been scrapping since 2003. I live on a farm in the Adelaide Hills with my husband, two children and a multitude of animals.

I create predominantly scrap layouts but also love to create cards, artist trading cards and the odd mini album and off the page project. I also dabble in a little art journaling.

My style tends to include elements of shabby chic, fussy cutting and a touch of grunge as well as some spooky elements. I love to include texture and dimension with lots of lovely layers. My favourite technique right now is to create a watercolour effect on my backgrounds using various mists. I would be lost without my Canson white cardstock, craft knife and inks! 

I have been published in Scrapbook Creations, Scrapbooking Memories and Somerset Memories magazines as well as the brilliant online Jot Magazine. 

I am currently a Design Team member at The Scrapbook Store, Kraft Plus Challenges, Darkroom Door, Imaginarium Designs, Flutterby Designs and Seriously Scrapbooking. Previous teams have included The Colour Room, Purple Pumpkin, White With One, Dusty Attic and Kaisercraft. 

I am so looking forward to sharing my love of papercraft at Paper Flourish and can’t wait to bring you my first class. 

You can see more of my work here:



Belinda Spencer


What's In The Box - August Kit

The August kit is here and it is proving to be a HOT seller!  We have sold over half our order in 3 days!!  If you have been waiting for a masculine kit then wait no more as this is filled with wonderful masculine colours and embellishments that will be perfect for scrapping or making cards for the men in your life!  Check out the image below for what you can create from this fabulous kit.

Make sure you get in quick if you don't want to miss out on this superb one!


What's New

This week has been one of more anticipation of what will be arriving next week!  Obviously the Uniquely Creative Kits are new this week but there have been some other arrivals as well.

A few new Spellbinder Dies have come in, and we had some lovely new flower sprays and bling sprays arrive.

New Dusty Attic has been added to the Dusty Attic range of chipboard as well.


Back In Stock

Dusty Attic Chipboard
Nuvo - yes MORE Nuvo
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Ink Blending Refills (Rectangle)
Tim Holtz Stencils

Lesson Of The Week

Mixed Media with Janine - $15

Thursday 10th August @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Monday 14th August @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month Janine will be covering ways of using Gel Mediums on your Mixed Media pages, from some of the more general ways to a few fun tips to really make your pages come to life and how you can use them in conjunction with other mediums.

Tools & Inks Used:  Paint Brushes, Palette Knife, Gel Medium, Matte Medium, Texture Paste, Heat Tool, Apron.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

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