Any time is a good time for a creative escape. Now in a larger location, Paper Arts is Edmond’s go-to spot for supplies, classes, and ready-made custom gifts.
A Haven for Crafters
Paper Arts is more than a scrapbooking store. It’s a premier hometown art-supply source, offering everything from stamps to canvases to kids’ art materials. The space has plenty of room for events, and there’s even a shop dog, Baxter. The inventory is chosen with care, featuring high-quality items you won’t find at box stores. New products come in often and move quickly. Owner Susan Foskin restocks 2-3 a week with new items. “If you see something you want, buy it now while it’s still here!” she says. She can also special order items.
Part of the charm of paper crafts is camaraderie with other crafters, and Susan fosters these connections through classes, crop sessions, and special events. She also organizes children’s activities, including an upcoming kids’ camp this summer. On Tuesday afternoons, she hosts a Facebook Live class. During March, National Craft Month, she’ll offer several “drop-in-and- do” projects.
Meant to Be
Susan’s love of crafting began with her grandmother, who kept homemade scrapbooks for each grandchild. As an adult, paper crafts became her outlet to relieve job stress. She and her husband frequently displayed at shows, and when two different companies asked to carry her work, Susan quit her corporate job to craft full-time. She tried twice to buy Paper Arts, but other people got there first. She managed the store for the previous owner, then finally purchased the store in 2018. “The timing ended up being perfect,” she says. She looks forward to sharing her love of crafting with the community for many years to come.
Visit Paper Arts at 221 South Santa Fe Avenue in Edmond and online at www.paperartsedmond.com.