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Scrapbooking Centre in Ottawa

Welcome to Crop A While!

Crop A While offers scrapbookers, card makers, and mixed media artists all the tools and supplies they need to bring their creativity to life!

We are proud to offer more than 25,000 products such as:

  •       Papers and card stock
  •       Embellishments
  •       Stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders  
  •       Inks, paints, markers
  •       Mixed media supplies
  •       Crafting tools

Crop a While is pleased to be able to offer our customers online shopping while maintaining the in-store experience!

Crop A While's physical store offers a bright and inviting environment in which we encourage our customers to gather, crop, and shop. Whether working on their own or participating in Crop A While events in the Oasis studio, our customers can try new tools, learn the latest techniques, and share ideas with other papercraft enthusiasts.

Take A Look For Yourself!

Take a panoramic look at Crop A While's retail store and our Oasis Studio! 

 * Thanks to Vicky and Ron Elias of London House Photography for capturing Crop A While in these amazing photos. 

Heather Telford has a new online course

Looking for a great online class?  Check out Heather's blog for details on her new "Wreaths - Stamped and Painted" online class. You can also go straight to the course landing page at

Caring Hearts 2021 Card Drive Reminder

(Nov 24 update) Deadline for submitting cards to Crop A While is November 28.  We have received about 75% of our target number in English (3000), but about half of what we need (900) in French cards so far. If you have cards that are finished please submit them so we know how many more we need to ask for. Thanks for your help.

November/December 2021 Classes

We have a dozen classes scheduled for the rest of November and December, including some for our young crafters. Check them out on our Classes page.

Crop A While and COVID-19 restrictions

Crop A While can have a maximum of 15 customers in the store. Clients shopping in-person must remain 6 feet apart. Masks are still required for customers and staff. The Oasis Studio is open for classes and crops with a maximum of 8 people.

July 16 - COVID-19 Update: Ontario is now is Step 3 of it's re-opening plan. Crop A While has no limit on the number of in-person shoppers but must ensure everyone maintain the 6-feet social distancing requirement. Customers and staff are still expected to wear masks. As well, the Oasis Studio is open for classes and crops with a maximum of 8 people. - See you soon!

Contact Info
  • Ph: 613-424-6831
  • Fax: 613-424-6832
  • 2297 St. Joseph Blvd,
    Unit E/F |
    Ottawa (Orléans), Ontario
    K1C 1E7
  • during COVID-19
  • Monday:
  • Tuesday to Saturday:
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday:
    noon to 4:00 pm
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