Michigan Scrapbooker Holiday Gift Guide-shop at your local scrapbook stores!

Let us help you take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping this year! We’ve asked our advertisers to share the hottest paper crafting items this season as well as gifts for non-scrapbookers. We’ve put them in one handy guide where you’ll find ideas, prices, and store location! Many stores even accept phone or online orders-so you don’t have to be “local” to support the local stores.  Happy shopping!

Have a friend that likes to stay organized? Shop our collection of page flags and small pads, sticky notes, note pads, and a clever desk toaster along with the perfect bag to put it all in! Works nicely as a stocking stuffer too!

Holiday1 (768x1024)Shopping for a paper crafter? Consider a nicely matched package. Include everything needed for a series of projects: paper, stamp, dies, stamp pads, and more.  Another add-on idea is a gift certificate! Shown here: paper, stencil and matching stamp/die set.

Holiday2 (768x1024)We have a Michigan package and have much, much more for Michigan gift bags and/or baskets

Holiday3 (768x1024)Price: Varies from $.95 to $25.00.

Where to find these:

paper & i

102 E. Michigan Ave.

Marshall, MI  49068




Mon-Sat: 10-5:30pm

Sundays from Thanksgiving until Christmas 12-4pm

We do stay open later if you call the store and tell us you are on your way!

We take all types of orders: Facebook, phone, e-mail, web page, or in person.


Customized die cuts to commemorate any occasion, from a wedding to a new baby!

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 Making an album for someone? These can be used for picture frames or made 12 x 12 for a scrapbook page.


 Where to find it:


10090 South M-43 Highway (Behind Delton Floral),

Delton, MI




Scrap Ma Bob. A product that can be used by anyone! This is a perfect way to keep your beverages away from your workspace, whether you are working on crafts or paperwork. A customer purchased one for her parent who is in assisted living, while another uses it in her office.

Price: $26.95 includes 50 free bags.

Holiday7Dazzle Caddy. This product is great for storing your Stickles glitter glue. It holds the bottles upside down, so they are ready to use when you are. The lid closes firmly, so you don’t have to worry about it opening in your scrap bag.  Stickles not included.

Holiday8Price: $7.99

Where to find these:

Happy Scrapper

28905 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

(586) 778-8828




Mon & Tue 11am-6pm, Thu 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm

Closed Wed & Sun

You can order through my online store!



Metal Scrapbook Page Stand (for 12 x 12 sheets). The perfect way to show off your pages!

Price: $24.99 each

Holiday9Cell Phone Purses

15 colors available with a 54” strap

Price: $9.99 each


Where to find these:

Arnie’s Arts ‘N’ Crafts

3741 West Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI  48629


To place an order ask for Carolyn or email


To place an order for the purses please call

Kathy at 989-366-8794

Mon–Sat 9am–5:30pm

Sun 10am–4pm


Pillow Box Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. Super easy to use—just punch and score. Use any paper to customize pillow boxes in various lengths.  A terrific gift for the paper crafter in your life!

Price: $19.99

Holiday11 Christmas Tray. Beautiful addition to your holiday home décor!

Price: $27.99


Where to find these:

HarJo’s Ben Franklin

9 S Main St.

Pigeon, MI 48755



Mon-Fri 9-6pm, Sat 9-4pm, Sun Closed

We take phone orders!


Great gift options! American Crafts’ Zazz glitter glue, American Crafts 12 x 12 ring album, Graphic 45′s 12 days of Christmas collection, plenty of bling from KaiserCraft and ribbon galore!

Price: Items in this photo range from  $.50 to $20.00.


  Fun Gift Project Ideas. A drink carrier decorated can be used as a gift tote and can be filled with lots of goodies. Fill and decorate your favorite jar or container with hot cocoa mix, lotion or other mixes or candies, and our Rudolf box is just waiting for candies, money or small gifts.  Decorate potato chip tubes and fill with a stack of cookies, snack mix, etc. These inexpensive hand-made gifts, that even the littlest crafters can help with, are perfect for the school teacher, mail delivery person, hairdresser, co-workers, family members, gift grabs, hostess gifts or friends!

Holiday14Where to find these:

The Scrapbook Korner

1411 S. Defiance St.

Archbold, OH 43502




Mon & Wed, 10am-5pm

Tue & Thu, 10am-8pm

Fri 10am-11pm

Sat 9am-1pm

Closed on Sunday

The Scrapbook Korner would be honored to have you stop in and visit us. However, we do not take phone, email or online orders.


Your pick of the store, and then some! There are so many products in our almost 4,000 sq. ft., it is impossible to pick a favorite. If we don’t have what you want, we’ll do our best to order it and get it for you.


Antiques & Collectibles area. Lots and lots of treasures can be found on this part of the store.  New items arrive almost daily. You never know what you will find!

Holiday16 (1024x738)Where to find these:

Scrapbooks Galore & More
301 E Wackerly Street
Midland, MI 48642

Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm

We take phone and email orders!

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On the Road: Exploring Our Local Scrapbook Stores-A Touch of Whimsy in Stanton, MI & PRIZE GIVEAWAY

A Touch of Whimsy

Interview with Cora Packer

1)  How many years have you been in business? How did your business get started?

This is the third year the store has been open.  We opened in April of 2011.  I have always loved crafts and used to make cards quite a bit at my old job and loved crafting.  My dad had been renting a storefront and needed something to fill the space.  My old boss suggested I open a store and things kind of went from there.  We have moved from that location across the street to a different building.  It’s a work in progress!

A Touch of Whimsy is located in Stanton, MI, in the middle of the state.

A Touch of Whimsy is located in Stanton, MI, in the middle of the state.

2) What makes your store unique? 

We are located in a fairly small town, Stanton.  It’s about an hour to go to Michael’s or Joann’s for any sort of crafting supplies, so that encourages local people to shop with us.  We have Customer Appreciation Cards. For every $20 spent, the customer gets a stamp.  When the card is full, the customer gets $10 to spend in the store. I try to carry basic supplies, Cricut items, adhesive, cardstock, ribbon, stamps and inks.  We also special order for customers as well.

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3) Do you offer classes, crops, weekend retreats and other events?

We have weekly classes.  We have year round card classes every Wednesday evening. Then in the fall and winter, that class is repeated on Friday afternoons.  We also have scrapbooking layout classes every other Thursday year round.  In the winter, we do special classes and events.  We hope to add some crops to our schedule soon.

Some of the fun from our recent card class!

Some of the fun from our recent card class!

This is one of the scrapbook layouts we made at a recent class.

This is one of the scrapbook layouts we made at a recent class.









4) How do you promote your store?

We have a Facebook page for the store.  I’m working on a website as well, but it is not quite finished yet.  We advertise in Michigan Scrapbooker, of course! I also advertise locally and help support local events.

5) What is the biggest challenge that you face as an independent business owner?

My biggest challenge is trying to fit everything in and be successful.  I run the store and also teach classes every week.  Sometimes, I’m at the store really late working on projects and it’s hard to find time to relax.  It is a small town, so it’s harder to find customers. But the customers I do have are very loyal and have become friends.  I know their families and the things going on in their lives. I try to remember projects that they are working on and ask about them on their store visits. We would love to have more customers stop in from out of town as they travel or take a day trip with their scrapbooking friends.  We have a lot to offer and you’ll be glad you came by.






Don’t be confused, we share the building with my dad who has a driving school here as well so there are two names on the building.

We hope to have you visit us soon!

We hope to have you visit us soon!

6) Contact information:

A Touch of Whimsy

Owner: Cora Packer

113 E Main Street

Stanton, MI 48888

Phone: 616-824-9653

Email: atouchof_whimsy@yahoo.com

LIKE us on Facebook!   We list info and photos about our classes on our page!

Store Hours:

Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Gina Karas, our guest blogger, is a traditional scrapbooker with a passion for photography. She work full-time as a Sales Assistant in the construction industry, but spends her spare time crafting with her mom and crazy friends! “Scrapbooking keeps me sane!” she says. See her projects and posts about scrapping & crafting on her blog, California Scrappin’.


These cards were all handmade by Cora, A Touch of Whimsy Owner.

These cards were all handmade by Cora, A Touch of Whimsy Owner.

A Touch of Whimsy  has generously donated a prize package for one lucky winner!! Package includes: a package of cards AND a $10 gift certificate, PLUS Michigan Scrapbooker is throwing in a crafting apron!  To be eligible for the random drawing you must COMMENT below about which friend you have that you would like to bring with you to visit A Touch of Whimsy and why you love to shop at local scrapbook stores. DEADLINE to enter: Thursday, November 20th, at noon!

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Win a Scrapbooking Mystery Book

Author Laura Childs, New York Times Best Selling Author, has published a new scrapbooking mystery book. AND she has sent 2 copies to us to give away!  Gossamer Ghost

Here’s a little bit about the book:

When scrapbook maven Carmela Bertrand finds the owner of Oddities Antiques murdered and a Napoleon death mask stolen, she and her BFF Ava scramble for answers. But a Halloween investigation in New Orleans’ French Quarter also means shuffling zombies, a phony French countess, and a tricked out ghost train. From New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Gossamer Ghost offers a gripping Halloween mystery that includes scrapbooking tips as well as recipes for Seafood Bisque, Spoon Bread, Baked Porcupines, and Beignets. 

Would you like to win a copy of the book?  Here’s what you need to do!  FIRST, sign up to follow our blog! You can do so on the right side of this page, just look for this:

subscribeSECOND, comment below and tell us the most mysterious thing that has happened to you while scrapbooking or paper crafting, or at a cropping event.  2 people will be chosen at random to win a copy of the book, Gossamer Ghost, by Laura Childs.  DEADLINE (no pun intended!) to enter: Friday, November 7th, at noon!

Remember to do 2 things to enter to win a book-subscribe to our blog and comment below!

Remember to do 2 things to enter to win a book-subscribe to our blog and comment below!





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