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National Scrapbooking Day, which is observed on the first Sunday of May, brings a creative community together who share in the love of memorializing family vacations, adventures and journeys, weddings, anniversaries, baby arrivals, birthdays, holidays and friendships. Scrapbooking is still popular, and there are several shops open in Orange County that specialize in helping customers work on various projects by offering pretty papers, fun stickers and tape, rubber stamps, scissors, albums and much more. The best scrapbooking shops in OC are the ones that have created a gathering space for scrapbookers to visit regularly for supplies, design inspiration, classes and a friendly workspace.
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(credit: kimberly genevieve)


Oh Hello Friend
122 N Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 441-9157
www.ohhellofriend.com

Danni Hong, blogger, stationery extraordinaire and shop owner of Oh Hello Friend, values inspiration and handmade goods. Her Fullerton boutique hails to enthusiasts who choose pen and paper over stylus and keypad. The friendly shop was designed to offer locals a place to find their inner creativity. From stationery, rubber stamps and stickers to craft scissors, gift tags and catch phrase tape, Oh Hello Friend equips you with everything you need to scrapbook your latest travels, special occasion and friendship. The Oh Hello Friend shop welcomes visitors to come in for inspiration, design help, bespoke gifting and certainly a shared love for paper. Danni’s Oh Hello Friend Insta is always fun to follow for ideas.

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(credit; Mostovyi Sergii Igorevich/shutterstock)


Happily Ever Etched
8028 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 527-4272
www.happilyeveretched.com

Happily Ever Etched is a specialty boutique for premium scrapbooking elements, gifts and home decor. This shop truly caters to the local makers and artists at heart. Laser cut goods, stationery and bespoke etching goods are featured products in the store. With a love of all things wedding related, Happily Ever Etched offers workshops to help brides plan their big day, while providing design advice on invitations, wedding gifts, guest books, bridal shower gift logs, party decor and favors. At the end of the day, scrapbookers who seek inspiration will definitely find it at Happily Ever Etched.

Related: Best Stationery Stores In OC

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(credit: Africa Studio/shutterstock)


Once Upon A Memory
19030 Brookhurst St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 965 0088
www.onceuponamemoryoc.typepad.com

Once Upon A Memory is more than a store. It’s a community. Hobbyists who have a love of designing with their hands should definitely visit Once Upon A Memory. The design staff, bright and pretty papers, stickers and other scrapbooking supplies help its customers create the most memorable books. The shop itself offers a die-cut machine (for an additional fee) and work space for scrapbooking (classes and workshops are offered throughout the week) as well. The abundance of specialty papers is what makes Once Upon A Memory a scrapbooker’s favorite. Name brand paper manufacturers including Brazzill, Authentique and Cosmo Cricket are carried here featuring holiday, travel, baby and family themes.

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(credit: Perfect Day Scrapbooking)


Perfect Day Scrapbooking
9552 Hamilton Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 369-2862
www.perfectdayhb.blogspot.com

Perfect Day Scrapbooking is an excellent resource for scrapbooker enthusiasts. Offering fantastic and unique supplies at reasonable prices, Perfect Day makes the shopping experience easy through great organization of products. Scrapbookers can spend a lot time discovering its selection of beautiful papers (Art Anthology, AdornIt!, Copic Marker and many more), rubber stamps, dies, stickers, tape and embellishments, as well as tools and storage options. Perfect Day posts upcoming events on its website. The store invites various creative designers to come and lead design workshops (card making, travel scrapbook, working with embellishments and ink).

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(credit: Manny L./Yelp)


Me And My Big Ideas
(949) 583-2065
www.meandmybigideas.com

Mom-daughter team Terri Gick and Stephanie Fleming teamed up in their love of scrapbooking to create me & my BIG ideas in Lake Forest. Together they run this creative partnership providing the scrapbooking community with thousands of stickers, paper, scrapbook kits, card pads and banner pads. me & my BIG ideas operates most of the year as a wholesale manufacturer, supplying businesses with various scrapbooking goods. However, the warehouse opens up to the public various times throughout the year for a big sale. It’ll be worth your while with great prices and a lot of super scrapbooking goodies. If you’re interested in sale updates, make sure to keep up to date with their newsletter or on their social media.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.