About Us

Scrap 2 Relax was established on 1 April 2008 and commenced trading on 12 May 2008 from 139 Princes Way, Drouin. On 13 March 2012 Scrap 2 Relax relocated to larger premises at 9 Commercial Place, Drouin. Then on 14th June 2016 we relocated back to the main street and are now trading at Shop 3, 149 Princes Way, Drouin. We have established ourselves as the premier scrapbooking shop in the Gippsland region of Victoria.

We are a scrapbooking, card making, mixed media and papercraft supplies retail and online shop offering a wide range of products from leading brands in the industry, including; papers, cardstock, albums, 12x12 frames, adhesives, stickers, rub-ons, chipboard, stamping, embellishments, cards, tools, totes, inks, sprays, mediums, gift vouchers and lots lots more. If we haven't got what you are looking for, we will endeavour to locate it for you.

Scrap 2 Relax has established a great Design Team and offer classes in Scrapbooking, Card Making, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Papercraft, Kids classes, Special projcts and more. We also offer FREE Make & Take Days, Weekend Retreats and Kids Birthday Parties. Please visit our classes page on this website for more information. 

To keep up to date with what’s happening, subscribe to our regular email updates through the contact us page on this website. We also have a Facebook page that will keep you up to date with the latest News, Events and stock arriving. 

Our shop front trading hours are:
Monday to Friday 9.30 - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday - see home page of website 
 
Scrap 2 Relax offers SALE DAYS four times a year. Information on upcoming SALE DAYS can be found on the front page on this website. We also attend lots of craft shows around the state and upcoming shows can also be found on the front page of this website.

Our website http://www.scrap2relax.com.au/ is always open (including 24 hour online shopping).

We are very excited to bring scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media & papercraft to Drouin, West Gippsland in Victoria, Australia and the internet.

Happy crafting

Updated: 3 February 2017


HISTORY OF SCRAPBOOKING
In ancient Greece hypomnemata were a form of notebook for recording one's own copies of what one had heard, read, or thought that might be worth remembering. There is little evidence in the archaeological and historical record that this practice was undertaken anywhere else previously. That one had to make one's own hand-written copies of what someone else had written reflected the expense of hiring a scribe to do so. More recently commonplace books reflected the same practice. Only with the availability of abundant printed material is it likely that the content of such books shifted away from one's own hand-writing or drawings or those of one's family members toward commercially available printed material.

Scrapbooking in its earliest form was a way to blend ephemera, memorabilia collections and journaling. People have been scrapbooking since printed material became available to the average person. Some of the earliest and most famous American scrapbookers include Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain.

Scrapbooking with photographs has been around since photos became available to ordinary people. Old scrapbooks tended to have photos mounted with photomount corners and perhaps notations of who was in a photo or where and when it was taken. They often included bits of memorabilia like newspaper clippings, letters, etc. Modern scrapbooking has evolved into creating attractive displays of photos, text, journaling and memorabilia.