Scrapbooking Shops in Malaysia

The first time I saw a scrapbooking shop was when I was at The Curve.  The shop was called Papier and I remembered thinking it was never going to survive.

A couple of years later, scrapbooking seems to be a rather hot hobby (although, based on my experience I can’t say it’s going to be my new hobby) and scrapbooking shops seem to be popping up all over the place.  I guess there are enough people interested in this hobby to keep the trade alive.

In case you’re wondering about my little scrapbook project, well, it’s still going albeit rather slowly.  I guess I just don’t really have the patience for this hobby.  I’m already taking all the shortcuts I can possibly think of and already I’m struggling to finish it.  I guess I should consider a new hobby, eh?

Anyway, here are the few scrapbooking shops I’ve become aware of:

Papier
Lot 161, 1st Floor, The Curve,
Mutiara Damansara, Malaysia
03-7725 4815

Scrapping Ville
Lot S131, 2nd Floor, East Wing, Bangsar Shopping Complex
283 Jalan Maarof,
59000 Kuala Lumpur

ScrappingGlitz
AU21, Prima Court
Jalan Ukay Prima
Saujana Melawati
53100 Kuala Lumpur
0126081898

I only found out about ScrappingGlitz through an online search.  Never actually been in the shop myself.

Whimsical Articles
Address: F23a, 1st Floor, Bangsar Village 1, Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100

Phone: +603.22834600
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Craft Haven
Lot S211 (2nd Floor),
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya
03-77273541

Craft Haven is an art and craft supply shop but I’ve noticed recently that they have started selling scrapbooking materials.  While it isn’t a huge range, their stickers are really cute.

Art Friend
T-213, Level 3, The Gardens Mall
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
03-22847777

Art Friend is also an art and craft supply shop with a much more extensive art and craft supply compared to Craft Haven.  They have some scrapbooking materials but the range is very limited.

You can also get your scrapbooking materials online from Scrap-n-Crop.

Update 24/6/2011:

Since writing this post almost three years ago, there have been a lot of changes in the scrapbook scene. Here are some other places that offer scrapbooking supplies (thanks to the various commenters who shared them):

Scrap and Crop

Stencil Works
Head Office:
8C, Jalan 19/6, 46300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 7958 1541
Fax: (603) 7958 1087
Email: info@stencil-works.com
Web: www.stencil-works.com

Retail Outlets:
S62B, 2nd Floor, One Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 7727 0062

U Parkson, One Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Franchise Outlet:
Lot 3.56, 3rd Floor, Perdangangan Amcorp, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat,
46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : (603) 7955 5909

Life Stories
Lot 1, Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort
Jalan 3/155B, Bukit Jalil

Crafty Cabin

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Comments

  1. bb says:

    I used to work at art friend. craft haven is one of our monthly wholesale customers. i.e, they buy from art friend and sell it back at their store.

  2. figur8 says:

    Ah… so we should try Art Friend first because they should be cheaper? Good tip! Thanks!

  3. mayan says:

    I am a die hard fan of Scrap-n-Crop.com (www.scarp-n-crop.com) because I have shopped at all places in Malaysia and have been scrapping for >5 years (starting with supplies in the USA, then Singapore) … so, I think my opinion is valid.

    SnC is the cheapest so far and has a HUGE variety; more than the walk in stores.

  4. Evitme says:

    Scrap-n-Crop was the cheapest option, until ScrappingGlitz came along. ScrappingGlitz is actually an online store as well, though one can make an appointment to browse thru their stocks in person.

    Try ScrappingGlitz at http://www.scrappingglitz.com and see for yourself.

  5. figur8 says:

    Mayan – thanks for the tip. I took a browse through http://www.scrap-n-crop.com – they do have a large collection. Definitely worth a browse for the serious scrap-bookist. I also agree that the variety they have is a lot better than the walk-in shops I’ve seen around here.

    Evitme – thanks for sharing. Looks like the places to go for your scrapbooking materials is still online.

  6. jazz says:

    I buy from both Scrap-n-Crop and ScrappingGlitz. Yes, Evitme is right in a sense. ScrappingGlitz does throw some prizes and that’s coz she told me herself she doesn’t pay sales or income taxes! Well, her risk, my gain and I got to be a fool not to “sapu” when she throws prizes right and gives free delivery???

    Anyway, I don’t bother most of the time coz her variety is pathetic and its a waste of time and a dissappointment – looks like so many brands but actually 3-5 items per brand. Hello???

    BTW, Scrap-n-Crop takes walk-ins also and you should try going just for the experience – I nearly fainted! Her cardstock alone is taller than me!!! Also check out their online contest blog – http://scrap-n-cropcontest.blogspot.com

    So, if you are not penny pinching over 50 sen, http://www.scrap-n-crop.com is the one-stop solution.
    And better still I dont feel so sinful lar spending the money because I know it goes to charity and their volunteers are all SAHM with kids with disabilities or celebrities (local and international) who believe in their causes.

  7. beary bear says:

    hi, i’m sorry if this is the wrong section. i wanna know if anyone know where i can find delta ceramcoat acrylic for painting in kl?

  8. figur8 says:

    Beary Bear – you can try:

    Creative Cottage in Amcorp Mall – Lot 352, Level 3. Not sure if they sell it, but you can try calling them on 7955 5909

  9. scrappy says:

    HI guys…I’ve been scrapbooking for a while now and more lately. Im a member at both Papier and Craft Haven. Papier i love because it does host lots of activities and more importantly it is 5 mins away from my home. Craft haven has smaller variety of stuff but itt does have things that are not sold in Papier. However, the discounts for members are only 5% in papier and 10% at craft haven though once in a while they do have sale. I also noticed another scrapbooking shop at old wing OU. quite a lot of stuff.

    now, having spent thousandds, i really need to be a smart consumer.
    reading the comments, im dying to go scrap-n-crop.com.I’ve emailed them for an appoinment. They said they are in the midst of moving out.

  10. linda says:

    yes, scrappy! i heard from the owner of scrap-n-crop that they are moving to a much larger premise to bring more goodies to us!!! isnt that awesome? i went to their new place just now and imagine a double story house of scrapbook, stamping and craft supplies! i almost died and went to heaven!!!! they also offer discounts to regulars who achieve a 6 monthly target i believe…but i have to say, for the 10% discount that craft haven gives you…scrap-n-crop is still more affordable even without membership discounts. the drive there is really worth your time!

  11. adore says:

    why all the putting people’s down comment? if you dun want to buy from a certain shop then so be it. but just dun bitch abt it! it’s saddening seeing ppl like this… let’s make scrapbooking an enjoyable hobby not putting people’s down… people have feelings too.

  12. I totally agree with Adore. Why the need to put other people’s shop down? Scrapbooking is ultimately a hobby and the scrapbooking shopping should not be used as a “ammunition” to put people down. There is nothing wrong with a small shop. Sscrappingglitz is a small shop undoubtedly but it has just started only 3 months ago. Hence – it is very premature and immature to put this shop down. Plus the one that commented has benefitted the free shipping and freebies and on top from what you have commented – it is really not good behaviour to return a good favour from SG. Plus things that are said in confidence about the taxes etc – should NOT be published and aired for all to see.

    Yes, SNC is definitely a bigger store – but it also took time for it to grow. Before I am being accused of siding SG, pls note that all the stores mentioned above are owned by my friends and I have no vested interest in it. I have actually been on the design Team of SNC and still is the MOderator of their forum. Please refrain from bitching as scrapbooking is all about preserving memories and not creating NIGHTMARE memories for those you put down. In future, kindly be reminded that other people have feelings too, especially when they have been kind to you. And to be put down by you in PUBLIC – it is not pleasant. Thank you.

  13. Amused says:

    I have shopped with ScrappingGlitz before. I think what they are trying to introduce is an alternative store with varying options. They don’t just buy for the sake of buying, they buy for the love of the art…and also don’t buy in bulk. I did ask the owner, why they did not carry some brands, they told me that they bring in items that they feel are worth to be sold on their shelves, which I think is cool. I think the owners are more passionate about the art, and you can almost feel their excitement when they speak about their passion, and can be seen by the choices and their work. They seem exclusive.

    I don’t think it’s fair to make such critical comments about a new business. We should support our scrapbooking community and we should provide positive encouragement and feedback. Give them a chance, they’re still new.

  14. Annabella says:

    Whoa, hold your tongue!! What’s the matter with you, Jazz?

    I’ve been to Scrapping Glitz and Scrap N Crop, both the owners are really nice. One thing for sure they are not as nasty as you are! If you do not like a certain shop, you should not put them down. Put your sarcasm in elsewhere!! Don’t BITCH about it.

    C’mon read my lips… this is only a HOBBY!! DUH!!!

    Don’t like … then don’t buy, nuff said!! We don’t need such stucked up scrapbookers like you in the scrapbooking world!!!!

  15. adore says:

    yeah man, this jazz got no class at all… what abt other online shop? dun want to talk abt them? LOL if you feel you are so great you do your own online shop la then we talk abt you, then you would know how people feel… ;)

  16. Liza Yet says:

    Scrapbooking is only a hobby. Through this hobby we meet all kinds of people. The social scrapper, the occasional scrapper and the die hard scrapppers! Then there are the scrappers who love the hobby so much that they are willing to either give up their job or on a part time basis, open up a small brick and mortar or online shop just to offer more varieties in terms of quality in service and price.

    It is up to the consumer scrapper to choose which shops they are

  17. Liza Yet says:

    Scrapbooking is only a hobby. Through this hobby we meet all kinds of people. The social scrapper, the occasional scrapper and the die hard scrapppers! Then there are the scrappers who love the hobby so much that they are willing to either give up their job or on a part time basis, open up a small brick and mortar or online shop just to offer more variety in terms of quality in service and price to the consumer scrappers.

    It is the consumer scrapper’s right to choose which shop they want to patronage from. However, it is sad to see that some scrappers need to share negative comments, thoughts and feelings on the web, of the shops. This adverse effect will definately affect the particular embellishment and not forgetting the undue stress and feelings on the owners will also be affected. It is even sadder to know that one needs to bad mouth an establlishment at all after being treated with the utmost respect by the owner!

    The community of scrappers in Malaysia is very small. Everyone are in the same forum, crop groups etc. Everyone knows each other or have met one another either virtually or physically. In my opinion, Malaysian scrappers are all wonderful scrappers who are willing to learn and improve their scrapping skills all the time. It is a very competitive hobby but fortunately its not as competitive as in the US. Let’s everyone make new friends, strengthen current ones and not loose any…….. as after all …… this is just only a HOBBY!

  18. figur8 says:

    The initial intent of this blog post was to create awareness of all the different scrapbooking shops that I knew were available. As a person who is new to the hobby (albeit, not a diehard fan), I have been hunting around for places that sell scrapbooking materials for a photo project I started. I figured if I was interested to know where these shops are, then others who are like me would be as well. This post was not intended to put down any shops but to tell what I have observed exactly like it is.

    Personally, I’ve always been one for freedom of speech where everyone is welcome to voice their opinions. However, I prefer that we keep those opinions to constructive comments and information about these shops which contribute value to new users who know little to nothing about scrapbooking. If Jazz thinks that ScrappingGlitz’s range is limited then that is Jazz’s opinion, although I don’t agree with the way it was written because clearly ScrappingGlitz is trying hard to add value to the scrapbooking community and deserves the credit – let’s be mindful of that.

    I welcome the comments but please, let’s keep it clean.

  19. Ming says:

    sometimes people get a bit heated when talking about their ‘favourite’ scrapbook shops. But I think it will be great to have a more community minded…um well, scrapbook community:)

    thanks for the list!

  20. Lisa says:

    I’ve been a customer at papier, art friend and craft haven but i’ve noticed that the service at craft haven is better and they have a cool promotion for members where you can get up to a 50% discount! definately my fav shop at d moment :)

  21. busybee says:

    i agree. i’ve shopped at papier and craft haven. and since last year, CH has definitely brought in more stuff for their scrapbooking stuff. they’ve expanded and one portion of their shop is solely on scrapping. of course papier has more tools and die cuts.

    but what’s great about CH is their SLP. It’s their scrapaholic loyalty programme. if you’re a member you can participate and get discounts up to 50%! i’ve been lucky enough to get a 40% voucher twice. just be careful tho, as they don’t run this SLP every month…but if they wanna give discounts, why not rite! just got to enquire… happy scrapping!

  22. happy-go-lucky says:

    craft haven has stuff that art friend doesn’t sell. i work at mid valley and sometimes even if its such a hassle to drive to 1U, it’s ok cos you get some really cool stuff at craft haven. they’re not as big as AF and comparing prices, about the same…i would think they would be silly to sell it more expensive anyways.. but the service at CH is great. at AF, they’re not so knowledgable about the products. dunno, maybe i got them at a bad time ;)

  23. Joey says:

    sorry.. may be i’m in the wrong place.. but just wonder the shops mentioned above have any paper like green grass which the size is more than A4? thanks alot…

  24. figur8 says:

    Joey – you want to try Art Friend in The Gardens, Midvalley. They’ve got lots of colours – various shades of green and much larger than A4.

  25. Eunice says:

    Thanks for this list! I’m definitely going to be checking these out as I’m stormed on the best idea yet: use scrapbooking stuff to accent my cakes! WOOHOO excuse to buy! ;-)

    Thanks alot :)

  26. Thanks for the list, I must admit, I’ve been to most of them and liked everything they sell. There is one more craft shop at the old wing of One U which I used to go when I first started this hobby “Stenz’A Magic” http://www.stencil-works.com which has two shops facing each other now (the same level as Craft Haven, just walk towards the old wing) which sells craft materials as well. I like it because they have good deals on die-cut machines.

    How do I get in touch with a scrappers club though? It gets lonely scrapping alone.

  27. olivia says:

    Hi!, There was a new small scrapbook supplies store name Life Stories in Lot 1, Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, Jalan 3/155B, Bukit Jalil 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Maybe when u have time u can pay a visit there, business hours from 3pm to 7.30pm (weekdays) – Sat and Sun from 12pm to 7.00pm

  28. Scrapbooking was one of my hobbies when i was in high school and college. it was quite fun.”,,

  29. my daughter loves to do some scrapbooking and she is good at that”*:

  30. my daughter have been doing some scrapbooking stuffs over the years and she really likes it ,~.

  31. Zhen-zhu Shekar says:

    Thanks for sharing all this info. Actually the scrapbook store in Bangsar Village 1 is called whimsical articles. Both whimsical articles and scraping ville have lots of scrap booking things but they very expensive. Amongst all Papier has the best products and the best prices!

  32. Gie says:

    Hi Olivia, can u give me the contact no. for the scrapbook shop in Bukit Jalil? I went there but lost my self… appreciate yr reply.

  33. Diana says:

    I just started scrapbooking/cardmaking and have been to Papier, Scrappingville and whimsical articles. Although as a general rule they are all much more expensive than scrapncrop (prolly cos they hav to pay rental!), i find it more convenient to walk into a store and pick something quick than ordering and waiting for it. Also, it annoys me that SNC has tonnes of out-of-stock items listed along with the in stock items which makes browsing difficult. I find I want something and 9/10 times its out of stock and there’s no way I can eliminate it frm my browsing page.

    The most expensive place I’ve ever come across is scrapbook memories in Tropicana City Mall (I think they used to be stencilworks). I was looking for a large acrylic block and they were selling an apple memories 4×6 block for abt rm84! I found the same block in scrappingville for rm33! Thats a seriously massive difference.

    I am still trying to find the best place for all my scrapping needs but unfortunately its still trial and error and i have to use a combination of all the stores mentioned!

  34. hey there, would appreciate if you can put my website in the list too… scrapbooking malaysia wholesale @ CraftyCabin.com. Am currently holding a sale! Looking forward to be of service to all craft enthusiasts!!

  35. figur8 says:

    Hi everyone! I’ve updated the list of scrapbooking shops in the post above for your convenience. If you know of any other new ones, please drop me a line and I’ll add it into the list.

  36. Shoe One Knee says:

    I absolutely LOVE Scrap n Crop. i’ve been ordering from SnC for a few years now and I think that the service is great!

    actually, there is another scrapbooking store in Tropicana City Mall, it used to be in One Utama but shifted to Tropicana City Mall not long ago.
    it’s called Scrapbook Memories.
    here’s the link :)
    http://web.me.com/scrapbookmemories/scrapbook_memories/Welcome.html

    and also, there is another store in Bangsar, Cziplee!
    they have a main stationary store, Cziplee, and one specialized for scrapbooking, canvas etc etc – Cziplee Plus. im not sure if it has changed… but you can search online. somehow my internet is really slow now. and the website is not loading properly :(

  37. mimi says:

    hey there, I would appreciate if you can put my website in the scrapbooking supplies stores in Malaysia. www-made-for-memories.com
    Thanks! :)

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