Scrapbooking, like witnessing a gentleman chop down a tree so his date may cross a moat, is a wholesome reminder of the past. Preserve happy memories with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of scrapbooking supplies and classes at Scrappin' Great Deals in Komoka.
Within a 3,000-square-foot store, Scrappin' Great Deals' experienced crafters help patrons chose the right specialty scrapbook supplies and teach students how to use them during classes. Customers can fill up supply drawers with a Three Bugs In a Rug Caboodle Kit ($17.88), which elicits shrieks of joy from the house's paper weights with nine sheets of double-sided paper, one sheet of die cut tags, and two sheets of card-stock stickers. A Crafts Too embossing folder ($7.99) equips die-cutting machines with the power to transform paper into a tableau of flying butterflies, and photographs rest between the pages of a 6"x6" chipboard album ($9.88). During the Lovely Lady Layout class ($20), pro paper artisans teach 10 or fewer students the finer points of distressing, paper misting, inking, and layering, and in Introduction to Copic's ($20), scrapping students spend two hours learning basic marker techniques such as using complementary colours, understanding colour codes, and drawing realistic marker mustaches.