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Online Classes


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


  • 12 x 12 Hardback Album. Kits available here 

  • #6x6Sunday - Simple Stories Flip Book. Kits available here  

  • Graphic 45 A Midnight Tale coming soon

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

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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!
Crop Central
Crop Central 
Our next Crop Central will take place on Saturday 2 October 2021 at Dunston Village Hall, just off J13 of the M6 - pre booking is essential but please contact me for details.

THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! On the shortlist for not one but TWO Best of Crafts Awards 2021 from Crafts Beautiful Magazine! Best Workshop  and Best Craft Holiday - absolutely over the moon and just a tiny bit emotional! Thank you SO much to everyone who voted to get us this far!  If you fancy helping us win pop over to and have a vote. And you know what - there are loads of prizes on offer for people who vote too! You still have a few days left to vote - closing on 23 September.

SUPER SWEET CRAFT RETREAT 21 is now fully booked but watch this space for class kits and a private online retreat...

Join me in the Crafting Together with All Brands FB Group every Friday at 7.30pm where we will be making the 6x12 Tag Book - I'm using Stamperia Lady Vagabond papers

BRAND NEW - #6x6Sunday - minibook classes to use our 6x6 paper pads or make books of 6 x6 inches or below. Our next class on 10 October (please note a week later than usual) uses Simple Stories Flip Books and a choice of Echo Park / Carta Bella papers - find kits here

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

Watch out for more info on 2021 Retreats - we have a great new venues for International Scrapbook Day and Super Sweet - check out more info here 
Latest News
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

So many retreats to look forward to in 2021 - which will you choose?
October 2021 Super Sweet - FULLY BOOKED - Hatherton, Cannock - at Oak Farm Hotel
October 2021 Crafting After Dark - FULLY BOOKED - Warwickshire
Nov/Dec 2021 International Scrapbook Day Retreat - FULLY BOOKED - The Moat House Hotel near Stafford

Please ask for details!
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