2017 Schaumburg, Illinois | Hotel/Crop Special! SOLD OUT

Stay at the Renaissance Hotel and Receive 2 Crop Tickets & 2 Kits for $189!

Registration Begins on June 6th at 10:00am Central for this special only.

Package Includes:
Room Rate, Taxes, Two Crop or Two Mega Make &amp Take Tickets
Also included, two $15-$20 Retails Value Kits of your Choice
Rate is Based on Two Guests Per Room and Run of the House.
Hotel/Crop Package is a $265 – $285 value all for $189!

Only 150 Room Nights Available and must be booked through the Scrapbook Expo ticketing system on June 6th at 10am Central!

  • Hotel/Crop Package applies to the Thursday Mega Make & Take Extravaganza, Friday & Saturday Crop Nights.
  • Tickets are for the same day as the Room Rental.
  • Admission to Shop the Show Room Floor is Sold Separately.

***All other events (Workshops, Individual Crops, Mega Make & Take, Card Swap and Admission Tickets) will be available for online pre-registration on June 27th.

  • The Hotel/Crop Special has a Limited Quantity of 150 Room Nights.
    Once we have sold the 150 Room Nights this Promotion will be taken offline without notice.
  • Rooms Must be reserved through Scrapbook EXPO’s Online Pre-Registration System to qualify for the Promotion. Online Pre- Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 6th at 10am Central.
  • Guests who call the hotel directly will not qualify for this promotion, no exceptions.
  • A portion of your room rate is being used to defray the cost of this event.
  • Guests can purchase as many room nights as desired. For example, reserve a room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and you will receive Two Thursday Make & Take Extravaganza Tickets, Two Friday Crop Tickets and Two Saturday Crop Tickets PLUS Two Kits for each night of your stay.
  • All rooms are Run of House. Guests will have the option to reserve 1 bed or 2 beds. Hotel/Crop Package is required to be paid in full the day that you pre-register online.
  • Guests who have more than two people in their room, will still only qualify for Two Mega Make & Take and/or Crop Tickets and 2 Kits.
  • Admission to Shop the Show Room Floor (Vendor Area) is Sold Separately.
  • All other events (Workshops, Individual Crops or Mega Make & Take, Card Swap and Admission Tickets) will be available for online pre-registration on June 27th. The Hotel/Crop Special is the only item that is available for online pre-registration on June 6th.
  • This Hotel/Crop Package will sell out fast, so don’t delay!

Hotel Confirmation Number and Adding Guests to Room

  • Scrapbook EXPO works very close with the hotel coordinators while the promotion is in place. Scrapbook EXPO will be contacting the hotel with a rooming list of all guests who have booked through our online Pre-Registration System. Please allow three weeks before calling the hotel for your hotel confirmation number or for any special requests. Guests do have the option of adding a third or the fourth guest to their room (maximum four per room). There is a $20 charge per each additional guest, per night and must be taken up with the hotel directly upon check in. Please remember that you will only receive Two Mega Make & Take and/or Crop Tickets and Two Kits per room/night even if you have additional guests. Additional guests in room are more than welcome to attend the crop, but will need to purchase a separate crop ticket.

Seating at the Crop & Reserving a Crop Table for Four

  • We know how important it is for you to sit together. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. We suggest that you arrive as soon as the doors open for the crop to guarantee seating together. If you come later in the day, finding seats together becomes a bigger challenge and is not always guaranteed. For those that have a group of four and would like to reserve a table, please place your orders and then visit our Crop Table Application. There is a $20 crop table fee per day to reserve. Table Application

Complimentary Kits

  • For guests taking advantage of the Hotel/Crop Promotion you will have the opportunity to choose two $15-$20 Retail Value kits for each night you attend (i.e. Thursday Mega Make & Take, Friday Crop or Saturday Crop. Please use the link below to add your choice of crop kits to your order. If you do not choose a kit one will be added for you. Add Your Crop Kits

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

Click to see the Event/Crop Descriptions

Mega Make & Take Extravaganza ~ 3pm to Midnight

This MEGA event is sure to be one of your favorite events at the StMEGA Make & Take Extravaganzaamp & Scrapbook EXPO!  Experience EXCLUSIVE Make & Take projects from top companies and learn about new products and new techniques that you can ONLY get at this MEGA event.  Your experience will begin when you arrive and receive your package of MEGA Make & Take projects.  Each presenter will have instructions included with each project for you to follow.  What a way to enjoy an evening of Make & Takes with your friends and walk away with some exclusive projects and great techniques.  These projects will only be presented at the MEGA event and not on the show floor.  PLUS... you will enjoy choosing an additional $20.00 retail value coordinated kit of product to create your own unique projects at this Extravaganza!

  • Doors open to the Crop area starting at 3pm.
  • Make & Take projects will begin at 5pm.

Supplies Needed: Variety of adhesives such as glue dots, liquid adhesive, tape runner and foam pop dots.  Paper trimmer, scissors, corner rounder, paper piercer, stapler, hole punch, acrylic block, distressing ink pad, baby wipes and journaling pen.

The Exhibit Floor is not open on Thursday.

2017 - Schaumburg, Illinois - Friday Crop

Friday Dr. Seuss Crop ~ 8am to 11pmDr Seuss Crop Theme

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish! This is just one of the many favorite stories you may have grown up with from everyone’s favorite Doctor-Dr. Seuss! Just think….you can bring your layouts and projects that feature your “Cat In The Hat” or any pet you choose and win some “Green Eggs and Ham”, better known as prizes. Ask your friends to come along, you know them as “Thing 1 and Thing 2” and decorate your table and win a prize for everyone at the table. What’s That “Horton Hears A Who”? Well it was your lucky Door Prize number being called for a Gift. But make sure that you hold onto your gift as the Grinch may try and show up and spoil it for everyone. But not to worry…I heard him say “And To Think I Saw The Crop Party On Mulberry Street”. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character for more prizes! Get together with your friends and create your own Dr. Seuss inspired paper crafting story to share with everyone at the crop. So “Hop On Pop” and join us all at the Crop!

** Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold separately.

Crop Details
  • Each cropper who attends will have an approximate 4’ x 24” space to create, however this can vary at certain locations.
  • Each table is set for a max seating of four people, however this can vary at certain locations.
  • Seating is first come first serve!
  • Receive a Crop Kit with a retail value of $15-$20 for FREE - Kits are reserved during pre-registration
  • The crop area is quiet during the day. Prizes & contests will start after the show floor closes each day.
  • You can come and go as you please and create as you wish.
  • During the evening hours, the crop party comes to life around the crop theme.
How is the theme incorporated into the evening crop?
  • Decorate your table
  • Come in costume with your friends
  • Prizes are awarded for theme related enthusiasm

Have Questions? We Got Answers!

Here's what you can expect!

    • Seating is open and on a first come first serve basis.
    • Upon arrival you will be given a special name tag to put on your chair. This will be your seat for that days event
    • Tables are set in groups of four, so you will make some new friends along the way.
    • If you have a group of four and would like to reserve a table, please be sure to check out the "Table Reservation" Tab.
    • If you have a reserved table, please notify the crop host to assist in finding your reserved table.
    • For guests returning to the crop the next day, please see the "Leaving My Stuff" tab for useful information.

See What's New for 2017 Online & Onsite Table Reservations!

ONLINE TABLE RESERVATIONS.
  • Reserved tables will accommodate a group of four people.
  • Each guest will need to purchase their own crop ticket and bonus kit online.
  • Once your group of 4 has purchased their individual crop tickets, one person from the group will need to visit our Crop Table Application to reserve the table.
  • There is a $20 fee per table reserved, per day when paid online.
  • Once confirmed, we will add the reserved table to your order.
  • A reserved table card with your name will be placed on your reserved table/s. Please be sure to tell your friends the name that the table is reserved under.
  • Upon arriving please notify the crop host to assist in finding your reserved table.
  • Online table application closes one week prior to the show.

Multiple Tables & Special Requests: If you would like to have your reserved table next to another reserved table, or have any other special requests/needs, please be sure to add this request to the table application. Special requests/needs are filled to the best of our hosts ability.

Moving Tables: Reserved tables are marked with aisle/row numbers for our crop hosts to assist guests in locating their reserved table. PLEASE don not move your tent card. All reserved table tent cards will be marked with their row/aisle number. If tent cards are moved; that table will forfeit further table reservation privileges in the future. We ask that you please see your crop host if you have any concerns with your table arrangements.

Online Crop Table Application
ONSITE TABLE RESERVATIONS "NEW FOR 2017":
    Guests are not obligated to reserve a table as seating is first come first serve. However, we know that for many of you this is an important feature that you would like to take advantage of.
    Policy Changes: We understand that there may be times when you are not able to reserve a table online prior to pre-registration closing. Guests will still be able to reserve a table onsite, however you will no longer be able to reserve a table during the evening hours with the crop host. Please see the steps below if you wish to reserve a table onsite.
  • ALL Onsite reservations will need to be made at the registration counter by 5pm one day prior to your scheduled event.
  • Guests will need all four printed tickets in hand, in order to reserve.
  • Each ticket will be verified that it is not already associated with an existing table reservation.
  • Once verified, we will print your table ticket.
  • Onsite table fee is $25.
    If you are looking for others to make a table, we do suggest that you join our Facebook page to meet up with new friends. You would be surprised how many other croppers are looking to group up to make a table as well. As an added convenience we will also have a bulletin board located by the crop entrance for those that are looking for others to group up with.

Join Our Facebook Group

Many of our guests attend multiple crops throughout the weekend. Here are two helpful tips for leaving your stuff overnight.

      • If you have a reserved table you may leave your items at your table if have already reserved for the next day. Please see your crop host prior to leaving for your reserved table card for the following day.
      • For those guests who do not have a reserved table, but are planning to attend the crop the next day...you are more than welcome to leave your items overnight in a designated area at the crop. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to leave your items at your table. Please inquire with your crop host.

Out with old (the Tool Station was getting worn and depleted), and in with the new - Creation Station! For 20‌17, we’ve chosen the most popular types of tools and have some new tool sponsors you can try.  Bring your own files to cut on the Silhouette Cameo 3.  If the files are on your laptop, bring your laptop to hook it up!

  • Cutterpillar paper trimmer
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Fuse Tool
  • Minc machine
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Silhouette
  • We R Memory Keepers Typewriter

When attending the crop, you will need to bring supplies that will keep you busy throughout the day.  Many guests will bring their rolling storage totes filled with paper, scissors, trimmer, adhesive, embellishments, albums, pens, ink, stamps…you name it!   Remember, some crops are 16 hours, so bring whatever will keep you busy.

We love our young scrappers!  Children are welcome at our crops, however all children under 18 must be accompanied with an adult and must purchase a crop ticket for the event.

We try to have a variety of all types of music at our crop events.  Guests who wish to bring and listen to their own music are welcome to do so, however you will need to have headphones so the croppers around you can enjoy the music provided by the EXPO.

Concessions will be available throughout the day and into the evening at each of our show locations. Times vary during the evening hours. Your Crop Host will notify attendees when concessions are about to close, so you can be sure to stock up on any last minute drinks or snacks.

Please note that the facility does not allow outside food.  Concealed snack food is okay, but please no rolling coolers.  Pizza delivery is also discouraged.

Controlling the temperature in a large hall can sometimes be difficult.  We do suggest that you bring a sweater or sweatshirt to make your stay more comfortable.

Want to operate your die cut machines, photo printers, lights and laptop computers?  We can arrange for the Venue Electrician to run power to your crop table.  (Price varies per location.)  You must pre-register online or by phone to take advantage of this opportunity.  You will be provided with a Power Strip to plug your devices into.  Please note that Battery Packs are not allowed.  Also note Wall Outlets are not available for public use.  There will be a Cell Phone Charging Area for your convenience.  If you have any questions about Electricity don't hesitate to contact our office or speak with the staff at the show.

Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold Separately.

2017 - Schaumburg, Illinois - Friday Crop

Friday Dr. Seuss Crop ~ 8am to 11pmDr Seuss Crop Theme

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish! This is just one of the many favorite stories you may have grown up with from everyone’s favorite Doctor-Dr. Seuss! Just think….you can bring your layouts and projects that feature your “Cat In The Hat” or any pet you choose and win some “Green Eggs and Ham”, better known as prizes. Ask your friends to come along, you know them as “Thing 1 and Thing 2” and decorate your table and win a prize for everyone at the table. What’s That “Horton Hears A Who”? Well it was your lucky Door Prize number being called for a Gift. But make sure that you hold onto your gift as the Grinch may try and show up and spoil it for everyone. But not to worry…I heard him say “And To Think I Saw The Crop Party On Mulberry Street”. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character for more prizes! Get together with your friends and create your own Dr. Seuss inspired paper crafting story to share with everyone at the crop. So “Hop On Pop” and join us all at the Crop!

** Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold separately.

Crop Details
  • Each cropper who attends will have an approximate 4’ x 24” space to create, however this can vary at certain locations.
  • Each table is set for a max seating of four people, however this can vary at certain locations.
  • Seating is first come first serve!
  • Receive a Crop Kit with a retail value of $15-$20 for FREE - Kits are reserved during pre-registration
  • The crop area is quiet during the day. Prizes & contests will start after the show floor closes each day.
  • You can come and go as you please and create as you wish.
  • During the evening hours, the crop party comes to life around the crop theme.
How is the theme incorporated into the evening crop?
  • Decorate your table
  • Come in costume with your friends
  • Prizes are awarded for theme related enthusiasm

Have Questions? We Got Answers!

Here's what you can expect!

    • Seating is open and on a first come first serve basis.
    • Upon arrival you will be given a special name tag to put on your chair. This will be your seat for that days event
    • Tables are set in groups of four, so you will make some new friends along the way.
    • If you have a group of four and would like to reserve a table, please be sure to check out the "Table Reservation" Tab.
    • If you have a reserved table, please notify the crop host to assist in finding your reserved table.
    • For guests returning to the crop the next day, please see the "Leaving My Stuff" tab for useful information.

See What's New for 2017 Online & Onsite Table Reservations!

ONLINE TABLE RESERVATIONS.
  • Reserved tables will accommodate a group of four people.
  • Each guest will need to purchase their own crop ticket and bonus kit online.
  • Once your group of 4 has purchased their individual crop tickets, one person from the group will need to visit our Crop Table Application to reserve the table.
  • There is a $20 fee per table reserved, per day when paid online.
  • Once confirmed, we will add the reserved table to your order.
  • A reserved table card with your name will be placed on your reserved table/s. Please be sure to tell your friends the name that the table is reserved under.
  • Upon arriving please notify the crop host to assist in finding your reserved table.
  • Online table application closes one week prior to the show.

Multiple Tables & Special Requests: If you would like to have your reserved table next to another reserved table, or have any other special requests/needs, please be sure to add this request to the table application. Special requests/needs are filled to the best of our hosts ability.

Moving Tables: Reserved tables are marked with aisle/row numbers for our crop hosts to assist guests in locating their reserved table. PLEASE don not move your tent card. All reserved table tent cards will be marked with their row/aisle number. If tent cards are moved; that table will forfeit further table reservation privileges in the future. We ask that you please see your crop host if you have any concerns with your table arrangements.

Online Crop Table Application
ONSITE TABLE RESERVATIONS "NEW FOR 2017":
    Guests are not obligated to reserve a table as seating is first come first serve. However, we know that for many of you this is an important feature that you would like to take advantage of.
    Policy Changes: We understand that there may be times when you are not able to reserve a table online prior to pre-registration closing. Guests will still be able to reserve a table onsite, however you will no longer be able to reserve a table during the evening hours with the crop host. Please see the steps below if you wish to reserve a table onsite.
  • ALL Onsite reservations will need to be made at the registration counter by 5pm one day prior to your scheduled event.
  • Guests will need all four printed tickets in hand, in order to reserve.
  • Each ticket will be verified that it is not already associated with an existing table reservation.
  • Once verified, we will print your table ticket.
  • Onsite table fee is $25.
    If you are looking for others to make a table, we do suggest that you join our Facebook page to meet up with new friends. You would be surprised how many other croppers are looking to group up to make a table as well. As an added convenience we will also have a bulletin board located by the crop entrance for those that are looking for others to group up with.

Join Our Facebook Group

Many of our guests attend multiple crops throughout the weekend. Here are two helpful tips for leaving your stuff overnight.

      • If you have a reserved table you may leave your items at your table if have already reserved for the next day. Please see your crop host prior to leaving for your reserved table card for the following day.
      • For those guests who do not have a reserved table, but are planning to attend the crop the next day...you are more than welcome to leave your items overnight in a designated area at the crop. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to leave your items at your table. Please inquire with your crop host.

Out with old (the Tool Station was getting worn and depleted), and in with the new - Creation Station! For 20‌17, we’ve chosen the most popular types of tools and have some new tool sponsors you can try.  Bring your own files to cut on the Silhouette Cameo 3.  If the files are on your laptop, bring your laptop to hook it up!

  • Cutterpillar paper trimmer
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Fuse Tool
  • Minc machine
  • MISTI stamping tool
  • Silhouette
  • We R Memory Keepers Typewriter

When attending the crop, you will need to bring supplies that will keep you busy throughout the day.  Many guests will bring their rolling storage totes filled with paper, scissors, trimmer, adhesive, embellishments, albums, pens, ink, stamps…you name it!   Remember, some crops are 16 hours, so bring whatever will keep you busy.

We love our young scrappers!  Children are welcome at our crops, however all children under 18 must be accompanied with an adult and must purchase a crop ticket for the event.

We try to have a variety of all types of music at our crop events.  Guests who wish to bring and listen to their own music are welcome to do so, however you will need to have headphones so the croppers around you can enjoy the music provided by the EXPO.

Concessions will be available throughout the day and into the evening at each of our show locations. Times vary during the evening hours. Your Crop Host will notify attendees when concessions are about to close, so you can be sure to stock up on any last minute drinks or snacks.

Please note that the facility does not allow outside food.  Concealed snack food is okay, but please no rolling coolers.  Pizza delivery is also discouraged.

Controlling the temperature in a large hall can sometimes be difficult.  We do suggest that you bring a sweater or sweatshirt to make your stay more comfortable.

Want to operate your die cut machines, photo printers, lights and laptop computers?  We can arrange for the Venue Electrician to run power to your crop table.  (Price varies per location.)  You must pre-register online or by phone to take advantage of this opportunity.  You will be provided with a Power Strip to plug your devices into.  Please note that Battery Packs are not allowed.  Also note Wall Outlets are not available for public use.  There will be a Cell Phone Charging Area for your convenience.  If you have any questions about Electricity don't hesitate to contact our office or speak with the staff at the show.

Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold Separately.