Shop caters to scrapbook enthusiasts

Shaun Hayes and Shaun Hayes

Students roaming Bowling Green will notice the newest addition to the local business scene, Scrappin’ on Main, which is located at 182 South Main Street.

The store, which opened June 26, carries a wide variety of products to satisfy scrapbooking needs, including paper, stickers, metal eyelets, and ribbons. For people unfamiliar with scrapbooking, the art involves using those materials to embellish calendars, photo albums and cards for all occasions.

The store has products for all stages of life, including births, graduations and weddings. If customers cannot find an item in Scrappin’ On Main, the store will order it for them.

Owners Carrie Mancuso and Kristen Strum anticipate a wide variety of clientele, from teenagers to grandparents seeking to tell a story about their heritage. When Mancuso and Strum worked at another local scrapbooking store, they had boys come in who were making scrapbooks for their girlfriends.

For anyone seeking scrapbooking help, the store will host classes beginning in August. The classes will allow people to scrapbook together and seek advice from each other. The classes will run from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., and will have a $5 cover charge for snacks. The public is free to come in and scrapbook during store hours.

Scrappin’ On Main is looking to make the store bursarable for student’s convenience. They also have a program that allows customers $10 off a $100 purchase.

Mancuso and Strum are pleased by the response they have received in Bowling Green.

“We had a ribbon cutting ceremony where the mayor came,” Mancuso said. “A lot of the customers at the store we used to work at followed us over here, and we even had some customers stay until one in the morning to help us prepare for our grand opening.”

The owners also cited Downtown BG, a coalition of local businesses, for supporting them.

“The whole experience has been very positive,” Strum said.

Mancuso and Strum believe scrapbooking is a good way to relax and be creative.

“It’s just a time for people to come out and relax and not have to deal with chores or schoolwork,” Mancuso said. “They can actually sit down and have a good time and talk to other people that enjoy doing the same thing.”

Scrappin’ on Main is open this summer Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed on Sunday. Customers can reach the store at (419) 353-4040 or at