Scrapbooking, like witnessing a gentleman chop down a tree so his date may cross a moat, is a wholesome reminder of the past. Preserve bygone tableaus with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one day of scrapbooking (10 a.m.–10 p.m.) at Phoenix Scrapbook Cottage (a $60 value).
Stocked from ceiling to floor with scrapbooking space, tools, and snacks, Phoenix Scrapbook Cottage entices guests into its cozy confines for comfortable day-long craft-a-thons. The 95-year-old home holds enough 6-foot workspaces for up to 14 guests ready for enthusiastic scrapping, with each station equipped with ample light, a comfy chair, and a rotating selection of on-demand muses. After schlepping in their own materials and memories, guests augment projects with trips to the tool room, harnessing the creative horsepower of a computer with a vast catalogue of fonts, a printer, tons of stamps, or a Cricut electronic cutter.
Interface with other designers over the free wireless Internet, or look up recipes for homebrewed rubber cement on the cottage's included computer. A full kitchen and free snacks sate appetites whipped up during furious scrapbook workouts, and several nearby eateries may serve as a mobile base of operations during inspiration-minded walkabouts.