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Mount Joy, PA


717.653.6774 or 717.725.0289




*Refer to the calendars on the Classes and Events section

of our site for exceptions to the regular hours listed below.

 (In other words, check here AND the calendar in case there is a

 planned change to the hours on the day you plan to come!)

Wednesday 10am-6pm

Thursday 10am-6pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-3pm




A warm, inviting atmosphere awaits you.  You can relax and  browse beautiful and unique

scrapbooking and paper craft supplies that will inspire you to capture your precious moments in a

creative and artful way.  Come, join us in the heart of Historical Mount Joy, Pennsylvania to...

Scrap Much, Scrap Well, Scrap Often!

About Us---

     Paper Place started with a dream to share the passion of scrapbooking and papercrafts with those who enjoy the same.  Tobey opened the store in March of 2005 after four months of planning, building, ordering inventory, and making displays.  The first year was slow, as all small businesses experience, and most people found us by word of mouth or just driving by.

     In its fifth year, the business is a thriving and demanding store.  With two young children Tobey finds it difficult to be in the store every day and continue to focus on this ever-changing venture.  This is why she needed Shirley to join her.  With the two of them together, they hope that they are able to continue the fine customer service that their customers and friends are accustomed to.  In August of 2009, Paper Place expanded their store space to include a 32'x17' crop/studio room!  The store had outgrown its space and due to the popularity of classes, the need to have a larger crop room space was called for!  Ample table space, products, tools, dies and rubber stamp area for use by customers, a small kitchenette and cable TV makes the crop room not only functional, but comfortable as well.  Since the room was added, this allowed the retail space of the store to increase, taking over the room that was once the cramped crop room.  This additional retail space, as we continue to expand our retail offerings, will house a card-maker's section, a rubber stamp selection, tools, punches, unique products and our clearance racks.  Tobey and Shirley are thankful for all the customers and friends that have made this expansion a reality - for without them, the store would not be! 

As the store continues to evolve, Tobey and Shirley will continue to strive to bring new and unique products, techniques, and classes to you that can't be found just anywhere!


~Owner Bios~

Tobey Gable

Tobey has been scrapbooking since her son, Cameron, was six months old.  Upon his birth, she was given a gift of scrapbook materials from her Aunt Chris and ever since she began scrapping Cameron’s photos with those supplies, she hasn’t stopped!  Now, she enjoys scrapbooking her daughter, Olivia, who is 5,  as well as Cameron, who is now 9 years old.

 Tobey lives outside of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania with her husband, Earl, two children, two kitties, and one puppy, in a home they are in our tenth year of renovating. They enjoy spending down time together and with their families.  Tobey's family resides in Columbus, Ohio and she tries to visit as much as she can.  Earl’s family resides in Lancaster County, so they frequently spend time together.  Her previous business experience is in corporate administration in the business-to-business technology field.

 Tobey enjoys being involved in arts, and this shows in her projects and scrapbooking.  She loves to include paints and inks and different materials when she can—it allows her to express herself creatively.  She has also dabbled in jewelry making, pottery painting, attempting watercolor, photography as a hobby and rubber stamping.  Because of her “artsy” interests, she decided to share her love of scrapbooking and papercrafts with others and open her own store.  In 2005, her dream became a realization with the opening of Paper Place.

Shirley Gillett

Shirley has been stamping for many years, including being an instructor at rubber stamp and arts and craft stores.  Before owning Paper Place, her business experience is in the accounting field, and has since retired from her corporate career to enjoy being an artist and running the store.  She and her husband, Don, live in Maytown and enjoy being a surrogate third set of grandparents to Tobey's two children.

Shirley loves photography and enjoys taking pictures of the local countryside and going to Longwood Gardens on a seasonal basis to photograph their beautiful flowers and plants.  Shirley and Don also enjoy being season ticket holders to the Reading Phillies, going to races and spending time on the beach.







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