Archiver's, a scrapbookers' paradise, decides to close amid changing market

  • Article by: Evan Ramstad, Neal ST. Anthony and Janet moore , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 11:33 PM

The spread of digital photography and related publishing services has eroded the once-hot scrapbooking segment of the home craft industry.

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rileraJan. 3, 1411:11 AM

I'm very sad about this. I have patronized Archivers since they opened and will miss this store very much.

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yogiberraJan. 3, 1412:11 PM

Yes, this is a shame. Now my wife will need to find something else to do on Saturdays during football season.

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dahutysJan. 3, 14 1:44 PM

Another problem this company faced is that to some extent, scrapbooking was a fad. I know a number of people who were really into it...for about 6 months.

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ddellwoJan. 3, 14 3:19 PM

Scrapbooking's popularity topped out about four years ago and now ranks right above "quilting" and "attending steam thresher shows" in the things American's like doing with their free time.

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hittodeadJan. 3, 14 4:43 PM

From scrapbook to scrap heap...

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gallaghergalJan. 4, 14 7:16 AM

DDellwo, don't knock steam threshing shows until you try them. No rampant steriod use, little threat of concussions (unless you get too close to the flywheel) and the roar of the engines drown out announcers like Troy Aikman or PA.

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nerdgrlJan. 4, 14 9:54 AM

I will definitely miss Archiver's. I'm a regular at the Maple Grove location and have gotten to know many ScrapMania goers as well as the employees. I'm not a fan of digital as I love "lumpy and bumpy"; the tactile process of putting everything together. There are still two local scrapbook stores in the south metro, Crafter's Haven and Scrapbooks, Too. They will certainly benefit from Archiver's closing.

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norskgirlJan. 4, 1411:19 AM

I am sad about this too. One thing I did not understand was the business decision to bring in their Photo Lab. I can go to Costco or anywhere and get 13-14 cents a photo, why would I pay 40 cents at Archiver's? It was an expensive mistake. Digital scrapbooking is not the same. At some point this economy has forced people to use what they have and tighten their wallets. It's a shame Archiver's had to close and so many people are losing jobs.

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bkind37Jan. 4, 1411:22 AM

Very sad. I do like being able to make books through shutterfly, etc. , but still is not the same as has the regular photographs printed, scrapbooks and journaled in a special book. I especially think it's a bad idea for people just to rely on their phones and Facebook for photos. Years from now without the printed photos, there will be photos for the future generations. I have a scrapbook made for each one of my children and so happy that I did this. Priceless!

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