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Do you enjoy making minibooks or are you a beginner wanting to learn? I can so help you with that! Come and join in the "Paper Scissors Story" group on FB to make papercrafts projects along with me - we get together every Wednesday at 7.30pm UK time to make minibooks and related accessories as well as have lots of fun and chat.


Classes are totally free and will be saved in the group if you can't get along at the designated time, so don't worry if you miss class - you can easily catch up! Join here


  • The Jubilee Book starting 25 May - kits unfortunately are sold out.

  • 49 & Market Spectrum Sherbert coming soon! Kits will also be available

  • #6x6Sunday - next class 12th June - Stamperia Savannah

NEW! Join The Scrap Lab Group for scrapbooking and home decor classes!

Crop Central
Crop Central 
Our next Crop Central will take place on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Dunston Village Hall, just off J13 of the M6 - pre booking is essential but please contact me for details. Coffee Morning in aid of a local charity.
Current Classes
Class Updates - Corona Virus
Well this is a pretty kettle of fish isn't it? Until further notice face to face classes are cancelled but lots and lots going on online - watch this space for more details!
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A dream come true! I'm one of the 2022/23 Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors - if you have known me a while you will know this is something I've wanted my whole crafting life long! Read about the rest of the amazing team here . Would you like to make my audition piece? Find the class and project here

Wednesday and Thursday night classes are now being simultaneously streamed to YouTube and Facebook - so excited to be bringing the books to a wider audience. You can find my YouTube channel here

We are back live in the
Crafting Together with All Brands
FB Group with brand new project called "The Box of Delights" - class every Thursday evening at 7.30pm

The Subscription Box is back with a whole new feel - a bi monthly mini book project with an exclusive item from another small crafty business. Our June Box uses papers from Mintay Papers called Seaside Escape and our exclusive is a set of cut files from Jenny Wren Cut Files.  And that's not all - introducing Cal's Coffee and a Chat - a new live interview with special crafty guests - June 6th I will be chatting to the girls from Jenny Wren and Twilight Crop and Craft in Paper Scissors Story

BRAND NEW - #6x6Sunday - minibook classes to use our 6x6 paper pads or make books of 6 x6 inches or below. Our next class on Sunday 12th June 2022 will be using Stamperia Savannah papers. Kits coming soon.

We will be continuing our free classes online - please look at our FB page for further info or join the Paper Scissors Story group for crafting every Wednesday at 7.30pm

We have dates and venues for our 2022 retreats!

SOLD OUT A two day scrapping International Scrapbook Day extravaganza
Saturday & Sunday 7 & 8 May 2022 at Dunston Village Hall, Staffordshire

SOLD OUT 3-5 OCTOBER Paper Scissors Story Live! minibook making retreats
Monday to Wednesday 3 - 5 October and Monday to Wednesday 10 - 12 October 2022 at Oak Farm Hotel, Staffordshire

A Christmas retreat 
Monday to Wednesday 28 - 30 November 2022 at Oak Farm Hotel, Staffordshire. 

More details coming soon for all retreats and day retreats in the pipeline too - there really is something for everyone!


Great news! Because of popular demand The Scrap Lab now ships worldwide! Cost depends upon weight of parcel and is classed as small - up to 1kg, medium, up to 2kg (most of the Paper Scissors Story kits will fall into this category) and large - over 2kg. Shipping is charged at cost and if your parcel weighs over 2kg we will contact you with further shipping and cost options. If your country is not listed or you wish to discuss shipping please contact us. 

PLEASE NOTE we have just updated our Shipping Policy - please take a look here