Scrapbooking is a very personalized craft, where each person can have a wildly different idea about how to play up themes and designs. We found the top five scrapbooking stores in the St. Louis area so you can get just the right piece to finish your scrapbook.
The Upcycle Exchange
3206 S Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 282-7042

This is a creative idea for scrapbookers. The Upcycle Exchange has a giant variety of all things scrapbooking. Yarn, fabric, buttons and beads and paper galore. The pricing is flexible, and crafters can bring in partially used items for store credit. This is a great way for the craft community to use what they like of a product and get something out of the leftover, and keep the cycle moving. If you want access to constantly changing stock and enjoy the hunt as much as the material, this is the shop for you.

Schaefer’s Hobby Shop
11659 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63126
(314) 729-7077

Schaefer’s Hobby Shop lets customers browse online for convenience to get an idea of what they like, or customers can visit their brick and mortar location for the hands on experience. Though requests can be special ordered, this is a great place for a novice to come get the starter kit for scrapbooking. Knowledgeable and experienced staff can offer suggestions or make sure their customers don’t get home only to learn they are missing an important item. Enjoy the variety of products as well as reasonable prices, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Scrapbook Factory Superstore
2004 W. US Highway 50
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 628-8877

Scrapbook Factory Superstore is a one stop shop for scrapbooking enthusiasts.They offer a full range of online supplies, including some rare and hard to find decorations and embellishments. The content is arranged by type on the website, making it easy for consumers to find what they want with a  few clicks. Shoppers who prefer to browse the aisles can spend hours combing the products looking for just the right thing. Scrapbook Factory Superstore also hosts multiple classes and events, designed to appeal to all experience levels. Whether you are new to scrapbooking or a pro who is looking to exchange ideas from other elites, you can do it here.

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Board Book Albums
10 Fairway Dr.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(800) 506-9683

This online store with a brick and mortar base in Edwardsville produces “board books” for crafters to use for special occasions. These pre-decorated board books are able to be customized, but give a great starting point for new crafters who may need some help unifying colors and themes. The product is extremely durable, which makes it a great choice for a special event such as a birth or a vacation. Children who are new to crafts will also find this a great place to start, and the complete kits take the guesswork out of shopping.

Red Lead Paperworks
27 N. Gore Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 962-0433

Owned by two sisters, Red Lead Paperworks has been featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, and is a top spot for locals from all around. The sisters customize stamps and all sorts of embellishments for their customers. They host regular workshops that help scrapbookers of all kinds. Their community is loyal and swear by their customer service and dedication to helping the pickiest customers get exactly what they want every time. If you can’t find what you are looking for, definitely stop here and let the experts do the work for you.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website ( with comments or questions.