Scrapbooking is the perfect way to preserve memories: a baby’s tiny footprint, a graduation tassel, or grandma’s first tattoo gun. Commemorate the past with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of scrapbooking supplies and classes at Scrapbook Emporium in Shelby Township.
Scrapbook Emporium boasts a veritable smorgasbord of scrapbooking supplies and classes. Amidst the aisles, stickers crouch in wait ($.15–$3.99), ready to burst from their packaging and settle on Emporium cardstock (3/$.99). Each week, three new themed page kits chaperone photos on field trips to sandy beaches, exotic jungles, or fields of giant Easter eggs ($8.99). The super savings section draws bargain hunters with half-price offerings, and a resale area provides an opportunity to pick up used scrapbooking supplies.
With a schedule full of classes, Scrapbook Emporium imparts useful techniques and tips to collage neophytes and photo maestros alike. In Beginner’s/Sketches 101, scissors-and-pasters shut down page-cloning factories and create diverse looks and layouts for their books ($20). Meanwhile, Cricut Advanced One gives experienced Cricut users ideas for layering, inks, and advanced techniques ($20). Alternately, celebrate busting out of school with the Graduation Shadowbox Frame class, perfect for honoring accomplishments and displaying a classmate’s embarrassing baby photos ($35).
Scrapbook Emporium serves as a home base for scrapbooking hobbyists, supplying raw materials and regularly hosting classes and get-togethers. In front, shelves are stuffed with materials including vibrant papers, page kits, and Cricut accouterments, including a large savings section and resale area for bargain finds. A schedule of scrapbooking classes molds nascent scrapbookers into masters, while crop nights allow hobbyists to socialize as they add new pages to albums. Scrapbook leagues facilitate nights of friendly competition as team members race through assembly, earning points for completed pages or number of memories given physical form.