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If you love shopping with us, you may also love working with us.

We are a team of avid crafters who love sharing our passion with every crafter that walks through our door.  We get to be amongst beautiful scrapbooking supplies, seeing the newest art supplies as they arrive, and imagining how we can use them in our next project.    But don’t let that image fool you.  Every one of us is also working hard,  we are lifting boxes (of new and exciting products), restocking shelves with colourful paints and glitters, picking orders for our webstore shoppers, doing paperwork, making signs, counting inventory, washing classroom tables, we even keep our bathroom sparkling clean.   There is a lot of work going on to keep this large scrapbook store open seven days a week.

  As Scrap & Bean is growing, we have room for yet another avid crafter to join our team.  A good team includes individuals with differing skills which complement each other.  So the perfect candidate for this new position would be a person that brings new experience to add to our existing team.  We realize that there are many people that are willing to learn, and that is a valuable trait for sure!  Imagine if we kept training people to do exactly what we already do? Our collective skill set would not expand.  This is why the perfect candidate will bring some new skills and experience to add to our current team knowledge base.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Creating displays and effectively merchandising
  • Creating interactive videos and live streaming
  • Inventory tracking and investigating

The following base skills are also required:

  • Customer service experience
  • Extensive knowledge of craft/art supplies from personally using them
  • POS system experience
  • Inventory tracking and investigating skills
  • Restocking and merchandising experience
  • Computer experience in a work environment
 

Job Description:

  This is a permanent part-time position which will include weekend and weekday shifts during any of our business hours.

Assisting Customers:

The primary function of all staff at Scrap & Bean is to provide a friendly and inviting shopping experience to all of our great customers.  Crafters come to Scrap & Bean for supplies, for inspiration and for advice on a variety of projects.  We answer their questions, share our own experience of using the tools and products, and help them locate the perfect items for their next project.  As with all positions at Scrap & Bean, this job includes building relationships with our customers, sharing product knowledge and assisting in finding just the right item from our huge selection.

Inventory:

This position will be responsible for many aspects of inventory.  Such as merchandising, counting, data-entry of counted information, re-stocking, and more.

Videos:

Assisting with the filming of videos as well as live-streaming.  Posting videos online.  Knowledge of editing videos is beneficial but not required.

If this position is of interest to you, submit resume with relevant experience to info@scrapandbean.com or drop it off at Scrap & Bean.

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Studio Katia booth.  Always great to see Canadians at the show.  This is Katia from Edmonton.  You can see her stamps, dies, and wonderful variety of mixed sequins at Scrap & Bean.   So lucky to have a class with talented John Creighton Peterson.     Dyan Reavley of Dylusions.  So creative, so fun, so colourful!  

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The Creativation show happens each January.  This is where the manufacturers showcase their newest creations for the paper crafting world.  Retail store owners as well as designers in the craft industry gather here to see what is newest and learn how to use it.  A very exciting few days! The very best items are all on order and will be shipping to Scrap & Bean as the manufacturers release their newest goodies, which starts now and continues arriving through March and some even in April.  Be sure you are on the Scrap & Bean newsletter to hear about all the great stuff as it arrives.   Here are some photos from this years show to give you an idea of the creativity that happens.

Lovely Lilac Collection

            

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When you want to create several Thank You cards in a short amount of time, this is what happens...                   This Thank You paper is available in: Cream paper with Gold foil                 and Black paper with Gold Foil:               Click here to shop these beautiful Thank You Papers now.          To create these easy and quick thank you cards,  I matted that Thank You design paper onto Gold Foil Cardstock. Look at the variety of foil cardstock colours we keep in stock!  Add extra shimmer to your next project.              

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Holiday Hours
Dec 22, Friday..... Open noon-9pm
Dec 23, Saturday.... Open noon-4pm
Christmas Eve....closed
Christmas Day....closed
Dec 26, Tuesday.....Open noon-4pm

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Valentine paper doesn't have to wait for valentines day.  If often works great for everyday photos of anything, or anyone that you love.   In this project I used it for my son and his pets.  Simply layering solid coloured card stock for a photo mat, as well as a frame behind the one piece of patterned paper make for a quick and easy-peasy project. When scrapbooking, don't forget to preserve those photos of your four-legged family.     On your next visit to Scrap & Bean you can see this project in our Pet section.  We have a large assortment of pet papers and embellishments. To create this project, use these items shown below.  Click on any photo to shop for that item now.   

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My soon-to-be daughter-in-law was making the final choices on her favourite dress for the special day.  Moments and memories that deserve to be captured and preserved.  For this two page scrapbook project I wanted to capture that this gal loves bling!  I also wanted to keep the colours neutral so it will fit in with any wedding colour she chooses.  In the end I think that neutral on neutral look helped give this project an elegant look.     This bling was created by using the rose lace, then layering silver glitter ribbon onto it, then topping it off with a ribbon of white pearls. See the links below to shop for these beautiful ribbons.   The chipboard title was first painted white.  Next I used the Emboss It Dauber to cover the entire chipboard surface.  Next sprinkle white embossing powder and heat set.  Add another layer of Emboss It Dauber to the entire chipboard surface.  Sprinkle Holographic Embossing Powder, shake off the excess powder, and heat set.  Now you have some nice sparkle!  For extra bling on the "Yes" portion of this chipboard title, I applied liquid glue that dries clear.  Then I sprinkled Silver Halo Glitter onto the wet glue and allowed that to dry.  The Silver Halo Glitter is part of the Encrusted Jewel Kit Blue. The photo mats are cut from Silver Glitter Cardstock.  Yes, that is a lot of bling on this project.  And so fun to work with so much sparkle! To create this project you will need the items shown in the pictures below.  Click on each link to purchase the item now.                              Next time you visit Scrap & Bean, look for this project on display in our Wedding section.   Happy Crafting! Kathy  

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A one-layer of paper project, which is unusual for me.  Sometimes it is suitable to keep the layers minimal, such was the case in this project.  Where I wanted to keep the focus on the photo and the memory of that moment in time.        To create this project I started with the rose paper found in the collection called Wedding Day. The photo is matted with black card stock, which simply separates it from the background paper.  The design paper has these beautiful roses, along with red confetti on it.  I wanted to carry that confetti look up into the bottom of the photo.  I found that red crushed glass was the perfect embellishment to accomplish this. In the project image above it is difficult to distinguish which red bits are 3D and which are part of the paper design.  Exactly the look I was hoping for.  Don't you love it when things turn out how you imaged?   For the chipboard message I painted the entire chipboard, including the edges with Distress Paint Black Soot.  Then, with a paint brush I pained the single word with Distress Paint Barn Door.  Next I put liquid glue along the bottom of the red word, then sprinkled the same red crushed glass into the glue and let it dry.  Tip: be sure to use a liquid glue which dries clear.   Products used in this project are shown below.  Click on the image to purchase it now.