Come Join the Fun!

Come experience the expo! See the latest designs, tools, projects and more! Come have fun and make new friends…or bring your friends with you! This is definitely the best place to shop and crop till you drop. There’s never a dull moment with all the amazing exhibitors, activities, door prizes & more! Take advantage of our online promotions and get ready for unforgettable experience.

When: August 21-22, 2015

Where: At the Renaissance Schaumburg Conv. Ctr.
1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173

Time: Fri. Early Bird 9a – 6p | Fri. General 10a – 6p | Sat. 9a – 5p

Check out the Workshop Preshow Guide!

* Pre-Registration Begins July 6, 2015 *
* Pre-Registration Ends August 19, 2015 at Midnight *

Pre-Register Today!
Closes August 19, 2015

  • Register At The Show
  • $10-15/day
  • Coupons Available
  • Tickets can be purchased for Fri/Sat General Admission for $10.00/day. Friday Expo Admission with Early Bird Access starting at 9am is $15.00
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  • With Purchase of Workshop
  • FREE
  • Most Popular!
  • Get the most out of the Expo with our amazing workshops. Register for a workshop and receive FREE admission for the same day.
  • See Available Workshops

Will Call/Registration Desk Times: Thursday 2pm – 6pm | Friday 7:30am – 6pm | Saturday 7:30am – 5pm
*Children 12 & Under are Free with paid adult.

Register for events & activities at the show

  • Thursday 3pm - Midnight
  • $45
  • Are you ready for our MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza! This MEGA event is sure to be one of your favorite events at the Scrapbook Expo!
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  • Friday 8am - Midnight
  • $35
  • 80's Flashback
  • Do you remember the “Totally Awesome” 80’s? Grab your Boom Box and all of your “Preppie” friends and “Break Dance” down to this Totally 80’s crop Event!
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  • Saturday 8am - Midnight
  • $35
  • Wizard of OZ
  • Follow us down the Yellow Brick Road of contests and surprises as we celebrate this classic 'Scrapbookers Style!'
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  • Thursday 3pm - Midnight
  • $45
  • MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza with Guest Artist Becky Higgins!
  • Are you ready for our MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza with Guest Artist Becky Higgins! This MEGA event is sure to be one of your favorite events at the Scrapbook Expo!
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  • Friday OR Saturday 9:30am
  • $39
  • Project Life: Fast & Easy Scrapbooking! Workshop
  • Discover Project Life®, the ultimate solution to getting photos out of boxes and off your phone - and into completed albums!
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  • Friday OR Saturday 11:30am
  • $31
  • Project Life App Workshop
  • The Project Life® App takes simplicity to a whole new level and in this class, Becky Higgins will demonstrate how the app works.
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  • In The Becky Higgins Booth
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  • Take a Photo with Becky Higgins
  • Earn an “I Met” collectible keepsake button by stopping by the Becky Higgins booth! While you are there, snap a photo too!
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_Latest & Greatest: Card Swap

Whether you are new to card making or have been making your own greeting cards for years, this is a great opportunity to get new ideas and meet other card makers!

  • Receive up to 15 new card ideas from other crafters like you
  • Scrapbook Expo will provide an additional card project, snacks and a beverage
  • Bring in 16 finished cards showing your best work
  • 15 cards will be swapped and 1 card will be used in a vote to determine the best of the group and win a fantastic prize.



  • Cards must be A2 size (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″).

Meet other swappers, make new friends and share your unique experiences.

Learn More!

Scrapbook Expo is bringing the very best instructors and class content right to your area! Whether you are new to paper crafting or have been scrapping for years, we have a workshop that will challenge your creativity and show you something new.

Pre Event Planning

To make your visit extra suite/sweet, we’ve worked with the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center to give attendees a special hotel discount. See below to find out how to take advantage of this promotion.

Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 303-4100

Hotel Crop Special Info

Hotel Crop Special is Sold Out.  The Renaissance Hotel has extended their rate below for Room Only.

Reservation Cutoff: July 29, 2015 – Unless Sold Out Prior to Date

Guest Room King/Double Rate $129.00
Guest Room Triple/Quad Rate $149.00

To make reservations for the room night only, please call 847-303-4100 and ask for the Scrapbook EXPO special room rate. Room Rates are based on availability and may be sold out prior to cut off date. There is a 14% tax that is not shown in the price above.  A portion of your room rate is being used to defray the cost of this event.   Please book early to take advantage of this great rate.

Hotel Amenities:

On Site Dining
Fitness & Recreation
Coffee/Tea In Room
Laundry On Site
Complimentary Shuttle Service to Mall & Offsite Dining
Complimentary Parking
There is a Fee for Internet

DoubleTree By Hilton
800 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 605-9222

Reservation Cutoff: August 14th or until block is sold out – whichever comes first

Single- Quad Occupancy $99.00

When making your reservations please call (847) 605-9222 and ask for the Scrapbook EXPO room block
or you may book directly below. Room Rates are based on availability and may be sold out prior to cut off date.

Book early to take advantage of this great rate.

Make a Reservation at DoubleTree by Hilton

Hotel Amenities:

On Site Dining
Fitness Center & Pool
Complimentary Shuttle within 5 mile radius
Business Center
Internet Access

FREE Parking

Driving Directions
KeeperButton_Art-45 There are a number of ways to save money on your Scrapbook Expo admission tickets.
  • Purchase your ticket online and get each days admission for $8.00 *
  • Visit a participating local store and purchase your discounted admission *
  • Visit a participating local store and receive a $2 off admission coupon
  • BONUS: When you purchase your admission at a local store, you will also receive the I Support button.
* Friday admission includes Early Bird Access starting at 9am! ($15 value)


Local Stores with Expo Coupons   Learn More about our Keepsake Button Program!

A few ways to volunteer

Are you interested in helping out at the Scrapbook Expo?  Then this is the place to be!  We have a variety of Expo positions available which include: express will call, door prize, lobby attendant, door guard, crop/tool station.  Positions will be made available on opening day of pre-registration.

Teacher Pet positions will be made available approximately two weeks after pre-registration opens.  Teacher Pet positions will continue to be released based on teacher requirements and class ticket sales.

Volunteer Requirements

Positions range from 2-5 hours

Must Be 18 or Older

May be required to Lift 10 – 25lbs

Must be able to stand 2-5 hours

Wear Comfortable Shoes

Casual/Nice Dress

  • You may register for multiple shifts as long as they do not overlap.
  • If you're working multiple shifts please remember to allow enough time for lunch/breaks/shopping between shifts.
  • Check In at the Registration Counter 10 minutes before the starting of your shift.
  • Positions will be assigned once you arrive at the EXPO.
  • There is a $10 Refundable Reservation Fee per shift when registering online.
  • Upon completion of your shift you will receive 1 Free Admission, $10 per hour worked and your reservation fee of $10.

Positions sell out fast, so don’t delay!!!

One great way to get a behind the scenes look at the latest and greatest is to assist an exhibitor in their booth – Before, During or After the Show.

2015 | Exhibitors looking for help in Schaumburg, IL

Art Impressions Rubber Stamps

Annelise Koeth
(800) 393-2014

Art Impressions is looking for an outgoing and energetic person to work our Make & Take table for all hours of the show. Must be able to stand all day and work well with other crafters. $10/hour and free entrance to the show. Please email Annelise if you are interested.

Maria B "The Sizzix Lady"
(303) 668-557

I am looking for a someone to demo and help in our booth that loves die cutting. I will need
Friday 8-4
Saturday 9-2
Please call for detailed pricing information

Tessler Stamps - Stencils Co.

Cristina Tessler
(626) 664-4825

Need help for the whole show: set up, cashier, tear down. able to lift up to 35 lbs. experienced cashier preferred.

If you would like to add to your original order, and avoid an additional $3.00 processing fee, you can do so:

  1. Log into your account at or you can use the link from the confirmation email.
  2. Select “View Order”.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the order confirmation and “Add Note” with the additions you would like. As soon as we receive your request we will make the necessary changes.
  4. Once additions have been made, we will send you an email confirmation notifying you of the additions along with any balance that is remaining. At the bottom of the email you can click “View Order” and log into your account to “Pay Now”.  Balances must be paid within 48hrs of addition or they will be cancelled without notice.
  5. Scrapbook EXPO can bill the credit card on file with your permission; however we would need the CCV code that was used on the back of the original card that was used to place order.

Questions or problems please call 888-252-3976 or email No Refunds or Exchanges will be issued at the show.

Changes or cancellations to your registration will be accepted until 2 weeks prior to the show. There is a $5.00 service charge for any changes or class cancellations once your registration has been received. Please note that the $3.00 processing fee is non refundable if you should cancel your order.

  1. Log into your account at or you can use the link from the confirmation email.
  2. Select View Order
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the order confirmation and “Add Note” with the change or cancellation you would like. As soon as we receive your request we will make the necessary changes.
  4. Once changes or cancellations have been made, we will send you an email confirmation. Any balance that remains will be credited to the card on file.  Please allow 3-5 business days to post to your bank account.

Questions or problems please call 888-252-3976 or email No Refunds or Exchanges will be issued at the show.

Get all the juicy details - At Event

Wait until you see all the different Make & Takes on the Exhibit Floor! Make & Takes are one of the things that have made our EXPOs Famous, and keep many of you coming back year after year. Sit down and try out all the latest and most popular products. Even better than actually creating a hands-on project is the face that with many of the Make & Takes, you will have something finished and ready to put in your album when you get home.

Exhibitor List Scrapbook Expo Make & Take List

Exhibitor Coupons

  • Get exclusive Exhibitor coupons for use only on the show floor
  • Coupons emailed exclusively to our Email List the week of the show
  • Be sure to print the coupons and bring them with you to the event

** If you are not already on our email list be sure to sign up to ensure you receive these wonderful exhibitor coupons.

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  • We have two kinds of door prizes – regular and GRAND.
  • Everyone who pre-registered is automatically entered to win door prizes all day long, plus the Grand Door Prizes too!
  • If you didn’t pre-register, no problem. Just enter your name in a Door Prize Kiosk once you get to the show. Make sure you leave all those other companies checked. These get you entered for the Grand Door prizes!
  • Regular door prize winners are drawn all day long. Listen for your name or number. These prizes are usually worth $20 and are from exhibitors, and other companies who like to share their products with you.
  • Grand Door Prizes are drawn at 3:00PM only. These are the BIG prizes – each one is worth at least $100.
  • If you don’t hear your name, no worries! Stop by the Door Prize booth and see if your name is on the list. You can check any time, but make sure to check before you leave. Prizes need to be claimed by 6PM on Friday or 5PM on Saturday.

Join us Early and get your Lucky Golden ticket for your chance to win one of many prizes awarded from our preferred vendors.  Golden Tickets will be handed out starting at 8am with a paid admission. Golden Tickets are limited and given out on a first come first serve basis.

Saturday Scraptacular - Golden Ticket Giveaway!

Hey Scrappers!  Here's your chance to win big and have lots of fun doing it!  Set your alarm clocks early and win one of many wonderful prizes awarded from our VIP vendors.

Three Easy Steps To Win!  

1. Arrive Before 9am on Saturday

2. Have Your Saturday Wrist Band On

3. Collect A Ticket Between 8am – 9am

Each lucky "Scrap"tacular guest will have the opportunity to choose which prize they would like to win & take home by placing their golden ticket in the appropriate ballot bin.  Winners will be chosen at 1pm.  All prizes must be claimed by 5pm on Saturday.


*Vendors listed above may change depending on show location.


The Creativity Center at Scrapbook Expo is a great way to spend a few minutes making a small project, learning a new technique and getting inspired. Plus, it’s free!

Learn More!


It’s easy! Simply collect four unique buttons from different stations around the Expo to earn an “I Conquered” button and lanyard.
Learn more about our Keepsake Button Program.

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We know our scrappers love to shop and crop and having a wheeled bag/rolling cart is not only practical, but ideal. Unfortunately, these items are not permitted on the show floor. They are however permitted in the crop area and classrooms.

We appreciate all of our scrapbooking moms, however only small umbrella strollers are allowed on the show floor (infants unable to sit-up or handicapped will be allowed in other small single seat strollers). Jogging strollers and other strollers with a large wheel/base will not be permitted, no exceptions. This is to keep our aisles clear and safe for all guests to walk the floor.

If you have a Bag or Stroller that does not meet the requirements you will be asked to stop by our Baggage claim and check your item.

As a service to all our guests we offer a Free Baggage Check at each show location. If you have any item that you would like to have held for you at the Free Baggage Check simply trade your items for a claim ticket. (Keep this ticket as it is your only way of getting your items back). It is recommended that you have your name on the bag or inside your bag for additional identification purposes.

If you have a non-profit organization or women’s group and would like to run our Baggage Check please contact us at  It’s a great way to get the word out about your organization and get to attend the EXPO at the same time.