Founder, Karie Hillman grew up with a major addiction to stationery, and most especially Sanrio®. She often spent most of her allowance as a child on papers or pencils adorned with bears or Hello Kitty. As a teenager, she grew fond of all sorts of crafting and often sold her wares in local art fairs. She later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and went on to pursue a career in graphic design.
After working for a few years as a designer, she found that doing corporate design really did not allow her to express all the levels of creativity she was interested in. She started working at a local rubberstamping store in hopes of satisfying some of her other creative interests. From there, she started handcrafting cards for family and friends using stamps and handmade papers which she really enjoyed. She knew there must be a way to incorporate her graphic design talents, her enjoyment of making cards and share those talents with more than her family and friends. From that desire, Flair Necessities was born. Today she has created invitations, announcements and wedding albums for brides, new babies and for other special events throughout the country.