Friday, 9 November 2012

POPULAR IS NEW IN TOWN


I was drawn to the crafting world by my mentors and friends. It's interesting to know how the art of making simple cards and sending greetings across has now become a huge industry. It's not just about the message or the greeting anymore. Now this field has a new set of vocabulary like patterned papers, embellishments, blings, glitters, various inks, Washi tapes, big shot, Cricut and so on and has taken the world of scrapbooking into a different dimension (of course for GOOD!!)

Well, it is so easy to find these materials in USA, England and Australia at affordable prices with a wide variety to choose from while the crafters here in Malaysia face the scarcity of such perks. They either look for materials in local stationery stores or order stuff online which could be expensive.

While digging for some stuff I found many Malaysian bloggers with same interest and also links to where I can get these things so, I have decided to check out these few craft stores in and around KL. Apart from these craft supplies/scrapbooking stores, the hot cake seller is our beloved POPULAR BOOK STORE. I go there rather frequent - only because I love stationery, books and magazines. But lately I noticed they have ventured into the "art/craft" market. If you happen to be there don't forget to check out their Art and Craft Section. They have a lot to offer at affordable prices.


Craft Supplies at Popular Book Stores
Craft Supplies at Popular Book Stores

So, will you be making your own handmade cards this season?

4 comments:

  1. Heaven of "art/craft" supplies isn't easy to find in Indonesia... (or I don't know where)
    The fact that I know is letter set isn't available anymore at some book & stationery stores...so sad for snail mail lover in this digital era. But let's be creative! ^^

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  2. I made my own cards last year and I am going to this year...I am still waiting on prints to come in the mail though.


    -Zefaniya Follow me #8

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  3. I love going to bookstore to scope out books and stationery even when I'm just window shopping.

    I'm planning to make a card for the holiday season but it will have to be a digital card if I don't get it printed soon.

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  4. I'm not really a card maker or a scrapbooker, but I'm always amazed at how many products are out there and available in the United States. There's complete stores devoted to stationery here, which I find odd, not being a huge paper person.

    I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have limited resources for a hobby that can expand to be so many things, if you have the stuff.

    Stephanie - Follow me #8

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