The Stampin’ Elephant opens in Hanceville

Owner Michelle Woosley, center, cuts the ribbon to officially open The Stampin’ Elephant in Hanceville on Friday, Jan. 27. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Located on Commercial Street in downtown Hanceville, The Stampin’ Elephant opened its doors with grandeur and grace on Friday, Jan. 27. The craft studio and specialized gift shop is the creation of Michelle Woosley, and with the help of her husband Rocky, a ribbon cutting was hosted with members of the community. 

A California native, Woosley and her husband moved to Hanceville not long ago and said they felt right at home almost immediately. 

“My husband has family all over and Hanceville is situated between family in Ohio and family in Florida,” shared Woosley. “Everyone was so kind and friendly when we moved here and I knew that it was home.” 

As members of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce shopped from the wide array of gift baskets, baby gifts, luxury bath salts and crafting supplies, exclamations of “Oh, that’s so cute!” and “Did you see this?” were heard from Director of Membership and Marketing Katie Dansby and Director of Programs Paige Clabo. Their assessment of The Stampin’ Elephant and its atmosphere was echoed by many. 

Many of the sweet treats for the grand opening were provided by Patrice Cooper, who is considering opening a bakery called “Just a Pinch” in the future. 

The shop will be hosting several upcoming classes including a paint night with Sips n Strokes on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  To register, visit  

Later in the month, on Saturday, Feb. 11, Introduction to Casual Calligraphy will be hosted at The Stampin’ Elephant. The class will be held from 1-3 p.m. and the $30 registration covers all supplies for the class. Registration is available at