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« on: December 17, 2005 06:22:19 PM »

In the family holiday draw this year, my husband got our sister-in-law. We brainstormed and decided that a scrapbook kit would be the best gift for her. But we can't find them for sale anywhere! Eeek! Help! Huh
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005 07:12:30 PM »

In the major chain craft stores and even Walmart, they seem to be overrun with scrapbook kits.  You mean a starter kit with papers, cut-outs, stickers, etc?  Should be there...

The pre-made kits tend to be VERY pricey (the whole hobby is way too commercial, which means big $$).  You could put your own together, and it might be even better.  Get a nice album or plain "scrapbook" (made with paper and bound up to be expandable, usually really cheap).  Then browse Hobby Lobby or craft store for papers, stickers, etc.  Things don't have to be made especially for scrapbooking, as long as they say acid-free, made-for-photos, etc.  Get fabric scraps, ribbons, trimmings, and anything else you think is pretty, at the craft store or thrift store.  Print out or gather up some of your favorite photos of her, your family, your husband, etc and put it all in a cool basket, box, or craft organizer.

Make it look like FUN, and offer to help her go through photos one day (that is, if you'd really want to  Wink).

Good Luck!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005 08:04:31 AM »

Actually, if you have a Dollar Tree nearby, you can make a less expensive kit packed with goodies--it's what I did for my nieces.  Most of the packs of paper have 6 sheets in them for your dollar ("Miss Elizabeth" brand--they're actually quite cute); there are packs of the plastic inserts, 10 in a package; covers that range in style from floral to babyish to denim-looking; stickers that match the paper sheets; our Dollar Tree has scissors with different types of edges; 6 varieties, but no all have them; stamps and/or punches; letter stencils; and even acid free glue sticks.

But also, JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts may be a good place to check, too.  Over the last month or so a lot of the scrapbooking supplies have been on sale.

Seriously, though, I have been completely happy with the Dollar Tree products.  If you need to add plain paper to the mix, you can actualy get pretty cheap packets of that at your WalMart type stores.

Good luck!


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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005 01:58:48 AM »

Hmm....hubby brought home the Michael's flyer, and they have a kit on for $24.99 (Canadian), plus there is a 40% off coupon (not sure if it is useable with it, but if so - Bonus!).
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005 02:08:45 AM »

hi.. i work at Michael's here in Canada.. the 40% off coupon is only good on regular priced items so the coupon is not good on that kit.. but honestly for starting out scrappers it's a good deal.. i also get scrappers who are replishing their supplies grabbing it..

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005 08:48:31 AM »

Even drug stores like Walgreens and Rite Aid carry scrapbook supplies, you may try there also.
Borders and Barnes and Noble also had a small display of books and supplies. There's were a bit more pricy though.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005 08:54:52 PM »

I was just out shopping and I couldn't help but remember this thread...
At Target they now have a whole section devoted to scrapbooks.  Albums, accessories, stickers, trimmings, scissors, you name it.  And rather pretty sets all coordinated.  Also I saw at the Dollar Tree they had several scrapbook sticker and cut-out sets, and of course just a dollar.  It seems everywhere I go now I see it!
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