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Paperchase Project Craft | Manchester

May 24, 2016

The other week I was invited on down to Paperchase in Manchester to join some other bloggers for a preview of their new workshops. Paperchase Project Craft workshops are offering to get everyone discovering their inner crafter.

We went along to a Scrapbooking workshop, remember if you are doing this to take with you things to scrapbook with. We didn’t for one reason or another, but it was OK. We still picked up some hints and tips for scrap booking. At the start our Paperchase Project Craft workshop leader introduced us to the notion of a few different scrapbooking techniques. Now I must admit I am (despite art a-levels and the like) am not the most ‘perfect’ of crafters. The first thing we learnt was about picking a theme, I went with brunch as we were having to use magazines and I found some cute breakfast recipes that I thought would be cool to scrapbook.

Paperchase Project Craft Manchester

Paperchase Crafts

At this point we were also taught about themes and patterns for our pages, which well, I didn’t listen too. Hence why page is not so perfect. Not that I didn’t listen completely, I got some ideas for my own scrapbook at home that I have been making for Mr W. I can put these ideas to good use in. There was also very sensible advice about not sticking down anything until you’re happy. VERY sensible, something I was always told by my mum when collaging is a kid!

Paperchase Project Craft Scrapnook

Paperchase Postcards

So yeah, I might have made a bit of a hash of my scrapbook, but I still really enjoyed my time at Paperchase Project Craft! I’m just not completely artsy and probably needed a whole afternoon to perfect it. I’m glad I picked up some hints and tips for future scrapbooking endeavours though.

Brunch Scrapbook

Paperchase Project Craft Workshop

The Project Craft workshops are running at the 3 flagship Paperchase stores (Glasgow, London and Manchester) and the price of the workshop includes your crafting materials. So why not check out scrapbooking for yourself? Or maybe making floral crowns is more your thing? Let me know what you would fancy getting crafty over in the comments,


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P.S. Paperchase invited me along to this event, as ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.

The Reading Residence


  • Reply Becky Cowley June 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    This looks like lots of fun! I love paperchase too

  • Reply Anna May 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Totally love paperchase!! You just reminded me to go there and buy some accessories 🙂 great post, and it definitely looks fun! Even I would do that! I need to explore their workshops more!

  • Reply Carol Cameleon May 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    This looks like lots of fun but as a perfectionist, I may never get anything stuck down… I do love inspirational, profound and ‘life’ quotes though, which would make a great theme! #paperypeep

  • Reply Nadia Marie May 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I’d love to get invitations to such events! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  • Reply Jess Athorn May 27, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I think I might just have to do one or two of these workshops… I LOVE paperchase and crafting so it would be perfect for me! I’m so glad I saw this post!

  • Reply Notmyyearoff May 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, so so many pretty things. I think I would have to be dragged out of that shop!

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Mnay many pretty things! Paperchase is the worst for temptation to spend!

  • Reply bec May 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    This looks good fun – I’m not a scrapbooker as I don’t think I’d get round to doing it consistently or finish one if I started….
    I have enough trouble doing digital scrapbooks like insta – must visit paperchase again soon – always have lovely stuff 🙂
    love bec

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I’m terribly inconsistent, they’re definitely long term projects for me!

  • Reply The Reading Residence May 25, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Love the look of this! Shame there’s not one near me, looks fun.

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Oh that’s a shame 🙁 maybe they will roll them out to other stores eventually!

  • Reply fashionmommywm May 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I really want to do one of these workshops, they look so much fun.

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      It was so so so much fun 🙂 I am going to do the flower crown one for my birthday!

  • Reply Claire May 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    This looks like such a fun event – I’m an utter Paperchase addict!

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      I LOVE Paperchase, I find it hard to resist buying things when I’m in there!

  • Reply amy May 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    oooh this sounds like it would have been right up my street! I love paper chase but had no idea they ran these workshops! Will keep my eyes peeled for the next one! xx

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      They are so so much fun 🙂 Hope you enjoy if you get a chance to go to one!

  • Reply Elsa Lee May 24, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I know the Paperchase in Manchester run a few workshops and have been meaning to try one out for fun. I’m not a scrapbooker, but I appreciate other people’s scrapbooking efforts.

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      There’s all sorts of crafting workshops available 🙂

  • Reply Jess May 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

    This looks like so much fun! I really need to get back into scrapbookingredients, I’ve not got past about May in last year’s yet

    Jess xo

    • Reply MissPond May 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      I need to finish mine from last year too! Life sometimes gets in the way!

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