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Posted 1/15/2013 by MrsKLewis in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:18:06 PM
... if there is in any difference, in Archivers and HL or Michaels?? I have HL, Michael's and Joann's local. There's a Archivers an hour away and I was thinking of making the drive to check it out. Is it worth it? Will A's have different stuff than HL? The A's I'm thinking of driving to is close to Nashville. Has anyone been to that one??


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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:21:27 PM
Archiver's carries mostly SB stuff where HL and Mike's carry all types of craft stuff, not just SB stuff. Archivers will also carry more lines that HL and Mike's do not carry. Yes, definately worth the drive!


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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:34:28 PM
I have been to the A's in Nashville. It's a smaller store than the others that I have been to. It still has the same product.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:35:58 PM
Definitely make the drive! I like their stuff a whole lot more than HL or Michael's.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:36:05 PM
I had never been to an Archivers ,then I was on vacation with my DIL and saw one. It was LOVE at first site. They have "real paper" not the stuff you get in the big bix stores. They carry alot of designer paper and I found the prices to be reasonable. They carry alot more that the other stores my dh asked me not to spend much and my granddaughter was fussy so I only spent $25, It could have been much more. I would say go get in your car now.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:36:46 PM
Archivers is definitely worth the drive. They have newer products, better store samples and cater to scrapbookers and card makers.



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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:40:34 PM
Archiver's carries "real" brands. The box stores cary thinner paper in pads and don't have the selection of scrapbooking stuff. Archiver's also carries tools, ink pads, mists, rubber stamps. It's worth the trip.Of course, it's easier to just shop here at Twopeas. Twopeas carries way more items than archivers

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Posted: 1/15/2013 12:51:20 PM
Its definitely worth the drive. Our closest one is over 4 hrs away, but if it was only an hr or so, I would drive.



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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:05:32 PM
Yes! Drive to Archivers! They have everything and the staff Are knowledgable - no comparison to Micheals or Joanns. I get to go there once a year when I travel and I love it
FYI they also often have free make and takes, and crops and classes you can buy.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:13:12 PM
I believe As sells more of the name brand items.. Like The stuff you can buy from twopeas! My ms basically only sells there recollections brand plus a few other things here and there, my joanns isn't big enough so they only have one scrapbooking isle and don't sell any of the newer collections, and I don't have a HL so I can't speak! But I hear all the time that As sels all the new collections and people are always buying good stuff there so I would say its worth a trip! I wish I had an As near me or even a LSS! I feel robed lol I live in NJ you would think there would be more options! I used to have a LSS close to me but they closed up now the closest one is an hr away! Ugh! I should go into business & open one up lol


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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:17:19 PM
If an Archivers was within an hour of where I live, I would absolutely go check it out!

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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:25:26 PM
What everyone else said. Sign up for their emails so you get coupons and sale notifications. I've only been once (mine is four hours away), and it was heaven.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 1:51:14 PM
Archivers definitely has different stuff than the other stores you mentioned - in Columbus it seems to have newer stuff. And sometimes t he papers seem to be of a better quality even when the patterns are the same or similar. I would say well worth the drive.

And if you could go on a day when you could take a class to make the trip more worthwhile. Or in the alternative, pack up you cropping stuff, and go on a day when there is not a crop. Workroom space is generally free and you can run a tab while you're there.


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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:32:50 PM
I do not have Archivers, so I can't tell you about that one. I have found slight differences in the papers at M's, J's and HL, and so far HL (of the three that are reasonably close, HL is the farthest) I have only found collection kits that I liked, not individual papers. HL is a bigger store than the others, and other than one M's in my area, it has more scrapbooking stuff, and a lot more interior decorating stuff. The two HL's closest to me are in stores that 10 years ago, or more, were Montgomery Wards department stores.



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Posted: 1/15/2013 6:44:27 PM
The closest Archivers is 678 miles from me. <Sigh> ... but you enablers make it sound like it would be worth the trip...

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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:01:00 AM
You guys have such cool stores in the states (and Canada I would assume) and such variety by the sounds of it. I might need to do a scrappy tour of the world one day!
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