2018 Schaumburg, Illinois | Hotel/Crop Special! SOLD OUT!

Stay at the Renaissance Hotel and and Receive Two Crop Tickets & Two $20 Kit Vouchers for $194!

The Hotel/Crop Special Registration Begins on June 11th at 10:00am Central.

Package Includes:
Room Rate, Taxes, Two Crop or Two Mega Make &amp Take Tickets.
Also included, Two $20 Kit Vouchers redeemable at the Keep it Simple Booth.
Rate is Based on Two Guests Per Room and Run of the House.
Hotel/Crop Package is a $265 – $285 value all for $194!

Only 150 Room Nights Available and must be booked through the Scrapbook Expo ticketing system on June 11th 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, Volunteer Positions and Admission Tickets) will be available for online pre-registration on July 3rd.

VIEW RULES & REGULATIONS
  • 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 Monday, June 11th 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 $20 Kit Vouchers for Friday and Saturday Crop Party!
  • All rooms are 2 Bed Run of House. 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 Two $20 Kit Vouchers.
  • Admission to Shop the Show Room Floor (Vendor Area) is Sold Separately.
  • All other events (Workshops, Individual Crops or Mega Make & Take, Card Swap, Volunteer Positions and Admission Tickets) will be available for online pre-registration on July 3rd. The Hotel/Crop Special is the only item that is available for online pre-registration on June 11th at 10am Central.
  • This Hotel/Crop Package will sell out fast, so don’t delay!
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. Your order number that you receive through Expo is not the hotel confirmation number. If you would like your hotel confirmation number you are welcome to contract us. Please allow two – three weeks before making your request. By that time Expo and the hotel will have those numbers for you.

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. Added guests will not qualify for the Hotel/Crop Special. However, guests can register online for individual Mega Make & and/or Crop ticket come March 13th.

  • 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
  • Room Rate, Taxes and Two Mega Make & Take or Crop Tickets are included in your package.
  • Please check in for your hotel room at the lobby desk of the hotel.
  • You will be required to present a credit card for incidentals.
  • Hotel check in begins at 4pm, unless your room is available earlier.
  • Your room reservation is under the First and Last name that you had given at the time of online pre-registration. You are not required to have your hotel confirmation number.
  • For any special needs or requests please be sure to contact the hotel directly as they can better assist.

For guests taking advantage of the Hotel/Crop Promotion you will receive 2 – $20 Kit Voucher for the Friday or Saturday Crop). These vouchers will be included on your order and are redeemable at the Keep It Simple booth in the crop.

Guests attending the Mega Make &amp Take Extravaganza will receive an exclusive gift from Glue Dots! Your “Glue Dot Gift” ticket will be printed at the Will Call counter along with your Mega Make &amp Extravaganza tickets.

  • Your Mega Make & Take, Crop and Kit Vouchers will be available at the Will Call counter at the convention center.
  • Please bring your order confirmation with you so you can scan and print your tickets.
  • If you have purchased other tickets such as admission or workshop tickets you can pick them up as well.
  • Once your tickets are printed, the Will Call attendants will assist with the handling of your tickets. Please do not leave Will Call without visiting one of our Will Call attendants.
  • Once you’ve been processed our Will Call attendants will further assist in directions to the crop party and other events being held.
  • Will Call Hours: Thursday 2pm – 6pm, Friday 7:30am – 6pm, Saturday 7:30am – 5pm.
  • Please be sure to keep your tickets in a safe place. We will not reprint lost, forgotten or stolen tickets.
  • If you arrive after Will Call has closed, your Mega Make & Take or Crop Tickets for that day will be printed and sent to the Crop Area after closing hours. If you do not show up that evening, we will return the tickets back to Will Call the following day.

Please be sure to visit our SEATING & OTHER EVENT DETAILS tab at the bottom of the page. This section will include information about general seating, reserved seating, leaving your stuff over night as well as many other details to help you prepare for the weekend.

CROP THEMES

 

2018 - Schaumburg, Illinois - Mega Make & Take

This MEGA Extravaganza is sure to be one of your favorite events at the Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO! Enjoy EXCLUSIVE Make & Take projects from top companies. Learn about the latest products and new techniques while completing Make & Take projects you can ONLY get at this MEGA event.

 

Mega Make & Take Extravaganza ~ 3pm to 12pm (Midnight)

What will your experience be like?

  • The doors to the MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza will open at 3pm to allow guests to be seated and set up for the night.
  • Once you get comfy, you'll receive your package of Mega Make & Take projects.
  • You will also receive a beautiful MEGA color booklet with photos and complete instructions for each of your projects.
  • At 5pm each sponsor will come forward and present their Make & Take projects to everyone.
  • You'll enjoy a fun-filled evening of Make & Takes with your friends, both old and new. You'll come away with exclusive projects and great techniques.
  • Receive your “I Cropped” button.
  • Enjoy plenty of door prizes and gifts throughout the evening.
  • New for 2018 – Guests will receive a Mega Gift from Glue Dots (retail value $20).

What supplies will you need to bring?

  • Suggested Items - Variety of adhesives (such as liquid adhesive or tape runner), paper trimmer, scissors, corner rounder, paper piercer, stapler, hole punch, acrylic block, distressing ink pad, baby wipes, and journaling pen.

** Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold separately.

The Exhibit Floor is not open on Thursday.

2018 - Schaumburg, Illinois - Friday Crop

Friday Rock Of Ages Crop Party ~ 8am to 11pm

Here is a shout out to all of you music fans. If you enjoy music you will want to come and jam with us at our Rock of Ages crop event. We want to celebrate any and every type of music you enjoy. Are you a Rock Star? How about a Disco Diva? Do you enjoy the smooth sounds of Jazz or Soul? Is country music your thing? Get in the groove by wearing your musically inspired outfit for a chance to win a record-breaking prize package. Choose a music-filled name for yourself as we announce the Grammy Award winners of the night. The more creative you are, the better your chances of winning. Turn your table top into a dance floor and take away the mirrored ball trophy! Our final award will go to the “Entertainer Of The Year” which could be you!

Crop Details
  • Seating is open and on a first come first serve basis.
  • Each cropper who attends will have an approximate 4’ x 24” space to create. Size of space may vary at certain locations.
  • Seating is arranged in sets of four or eight and does vary per location; so plan on making a few friends during your stay.
  • Croppers will receive a Buddy Bag from Totally Tiffany. Limit one per person, per weekend.
  • New for 2018 – Guests who purchase a Crop Party ticket will now receive a $20 voucher to use in our new Keep It Simple Booth. You will now be able to choose from a wide range of products onsite…. you will no longer be prompted to choose online.
  • Receive your “I Cropped” pin.
  • You can come and go as you please and create as you wish.
  • The Crop area is quiet during the day; but come evening, the crop party comes to life around the crop theme!
  • Prizes & contests will start after the show floor closes each day.
  • Admission to the showroom floor is sold separately.
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

Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold Separately.

2018 - Schaumburg, Illinois - Saturday Crop

Saturday - Kentucky Derby Crop Party ~ 8am to 11pm

Step up to the betting window, place your bets and grab a seat for the Kentucky Derby event of your life. Did you pick the winning horse? We will have all the stats on the horses so you can pick the best of the best. Cheer for your favorite horse to win, place or show. Hear all the cheers as you make the first turn and wave as you show off your Derby gear. As you make your way around the second turn the cheers continue for you and one of your friends as you participate in that favorite Derby game called “oh no I threw a shoe” Horseshoe that is! As you make your way around the final turn and head for the finish line think about all of those great prizes you will be awarded in the ‘Winners Circle”. Turn your table top into a one of a kind Kentucky Derby experience. Make your way to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo race track and let the races begin!

Crop Details
  • Seating is open and on a first come first serve basis.
  • Each cropper who attends will have an approximate 4’ x 24” space to create. Size of space may vary at certain locations.
  • Seating is arranged in sets of four or eight and does vary per location; so plan on making a few friends during your stay.
  • Croppers will receive a Buddy Bag from Totally Tiffany. Limit one per person, per weekend.
  • New for 2018 – Guests who purchase a Crop Party ticket will now receive a $20 voucher to use in our new Keep It Simple Booth. You will now be able to choose from a wide range of products onsite…. you will no longer be prompted to choose online.
  • Receive your “I Cropped” pin.
  • You can come and go as you please and create as you wish.
  • The Crop area is quiet during the day; but come evening, the crop party comes to life around the crop theme!
  • Prizes & contests will start after the show floor closes each day.
  • Admission to the showroom floor is sold separately.
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

Admission to the Exhibit Floor is sold Separately.

 

SEATING & OTHER EVENT DETAILS

Have Questions? We Got Answers!

How does seating work?

  • General Seating at the crop is an open seating system and guests are seated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Each cropper who attends will have a chair and an approximate 48" x 24” space to create. Locations such as Pomona will have an approximate space of 36" x 30" and our Grapevine & Orlando locations will have an approximate space of 36" x 27".
  • Upon arrival you will be given a special name tag to put on your chair. This will be your seat for that day’s event.
  • Seating is arranged in sets of four or eight and does vary per location; so plan on making a few new friends during your stay.
  • For guests returning to the crop the next day, please see the "Leaving My Stuff" tab for useful information.
  • If you have a party of Two, Four, Six or Eight guests and would like to reserve your seats prior to the event, please be sure to check out the "Online Reserved Seating" Tab. Reserved seating is not necessary as all seating is on a first come first serve basis. However, this option is available to guarantee that your party will be seated together, without having to exercise our first come first serve policy. There is an additional fee to reserve your seats prior to the event.

How do I Reserve seating before the show?

New for 2018 - We know how important it is for you to sit by your friends. Our crop hosts do an amazing job helping guests find seats together. If you have a party of Two, Four, Six or Eight guests and would like to reserve your seats prior to the event you are welcome to do so. Reserved seating is not necessary as all seating is on a first come first serve basis. However, this option is available to guarantee that your party will be seated together without having to exercise our first come first serve policy. There is an additional fee to reserve your seats prior to the event.

  • Reserved seating is available for a party of 2, 4, 6 or 8 guests.
  • Each guest will need to purchase their own crop ticket online.
  • Once your party has purchased their individual crop tickets, one person from the party will need to visit our "Reserved Seating Application" to reserve your seats.

The daily fee for reserved seating is based on the size of your party. This fee is not per person, it is a flat fee for your party.

Party of 2Party of 4Party of 6Party of 8
Fee:$15$25$40$50
  • Once we receive your application, we will add the reserved seating to your order. Please allow 48-72 hours to process the application.
  • When you arrive at the crop; please notify your host to assist in locating your reserved seating.
  • Online seating applications close one week prior to the show. See cutoff dates below.

Special Requests: If you have any special requests or needs, please be sure to add this request to the seating application. Special requests or needs are filled to the best of our hosts ability and not always accommodated.

Moving Reserved Seating Tent Cards: Much time is taken to fill requests for those that have paid extra to "Reserve Seating" ahead of time. We ask that you PLEASE be respectful and do not move your tent card or other guests tent cards. All reserved seating tent cards will be marked with their row/aisle number for our crop hosts to assist guests in locating their reserved seating. If tent cards are moved; that party will forfeit further seating reservation privileges in the future. We ask that you please see your crop host if you have any concerns with your seating arrangements and they will be happy to assist.

Online Seating Application
Deadline - 11:59 PM Pacific Time On Dates Listed Below

Pleasanton, CA
Irving, TX
Pomona, CA
Orlando, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Puyallup, WA
St. Paul, MN
Chantilly, VA
Kansas City, MO
Duluth, GA

Feb. 22, 2018
Mar. 15, 2018
Mar. 28, 2018
Apr. 19, 2018
Apr. 26, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 31, 2018
Jun. 14, 2018
Jun. 21, 2018
Jul. 12, 2018

Santa Clara, CA
Schaumburg, IL
Edison, NJ
Marlborough, MA
Mesa, AZ
Denver, CO
Akron, OH
Sacramento, CA
Ontario, CA

Jul. 26, 2018
Aug. 9, 2018
Aug. 16, 2018
Aug. 30, 2018
Sep. 6, 2018
Sep. 20, 2018
Sep. 27, 2018
Oct. 11, 2018
Oct. 25, 2018

Online Reserved Seating Application

How do I Reserve seating during the show?

Guests are not obligated to reserve seating as seating is open and on a 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 seating online prior to pre-registration closing. Guests will still be able to reserve seating onsite; however, you will no longer be able to reserve seating during the evening hours with the crop host. Guests will need to reserve their seating by 5pm the day prior to their schedule event. Same day seating reservations will not be permitted. Please see the steps below if you wish to reserve seating for a party of two, four, six or eight guests onsite.

  • ALL Onsite reservations will need to be made at the registration counter by 5pm one day prior to your scheduled event.
  • Guests can reserve seating for 2, 4, 6 or 8 guests. You will need all printed tickets in hand, in order to reserve.

The daily fee for reserved seating is based on the size of your party. This fee is not per person, it is a flat fee for your party.

Party of 2Party of 4Party of 6Party of 8
Fee:$20$30$45$55
  • All tickets will be verified that are not already associated with an existing reservation.
  • Once verified, we will print your seating ticket & receipt for your party. Please present to your crop host.

If you are looking for others to group up with, we do suggest that you join our Facebook page to meet up with new friends. 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.

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    Calling All Weekend Croppers! Yes…that’s right…three days of amazing fun when you purchase the Thursday MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza and our Friday & Saturday themed crops. Just take a look below at all of the amazing perks our “All Weekend Cropper Pass” has to offer. Not only will you have a great time at the MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza learning great new tips and techniques but our themed crops are sure to keep you busy throughout the day and well into the evening...while making a few new friends along the way!

    All Weekend Cropper Perks

    • Pickup your tickets at Will Call on Thursday and head over to the Crop Area for Expedited Check In!
    • Receive an awesome Crop Badge Holder to display and store your All Weekend Pass...no more crop wristbands!!!
    • By-Pass the Crop Check-in Desk Each Day!

    Just a Few Extra's!

    • Mega Gift from Glue Dots on Thursday Night
    • Collectible "I Cropped!" Button
    • Buddy Bag Gift from Totally Tiffany (1 per person)
    • Canon Photo Paper 5pk
    • Two - $20 Vouchers to shop the Keep It Simple Booth
    • Separate "Exclusive Cropper Entrance Line" at 9am
      ***Seating is first come first serve. Please visit the tab section for more information on additional seating options and other event details.
      ***Admission to the show floor sold separately.

      Special Note for Pomona, CA Event - The All Weekend Cropper Pass will apply to four days at the Pomona, CA location (Wednesday Mega Make & Take, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Crop Parties).

Can I leave my stuff overnight?

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

  • If you have purchased Reserved Seating for the next day, you will need to inquire with your crop host before leaving. The crop hosts will have a special tent card for you to place on your table.
  • For those guests who do not have reserved seating, 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.

Will there be tools I can try/use?

Check out the Creation Station! 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!

  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Brother Scan N Cut
  • Vinyl Samples from Crafter Depot
  • Canon PIXMA Photo Printer
  • Brother Strong and Tough Sewing Machine
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Minc machine
  • Embossing Folders and Die Sets from Darice
  • Multi Purpose Heat Tool from Darice
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
  • We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter
  • Cutterpillar Paper Trimmer
  • Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool
  • The Minc Foil Applicator

What supplies will I need?

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 15 hours, so bring whatever will keep you busy.

For those attending the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza here are a few suggestions that you may need during this event: Variety of adhesives (such as liquid adhesive or tape runner), paper trimmer, scissors, corner rounder, paper piercer, stapler, hole punch, acrylic block, distressing ink pad, baby wipes, and journaling pen.

 

What do I do when I'm hungry?

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.

Are children allowed?

We love our young scrappers!  Children are welcome to attend our events, however we do ask that those under 18 be accompanied by an adult and must purchase a crop or mega make & take ticket for the event.

 

What should I wear?

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.

Will there be electrical power available?

Want to operate your die cut machines, photo printers, lights and laptop computers?  We can arrange for the Venue Electrician to supply power for your needs. Price varies per location $60 - $230 and includes 1 power strip to plug in your devices.  You must first pre-register online for your crop tickets and then contact us by phone (888) 252-EXPO. Our staff will be able to assist with electrical pricing and the seating reservation application. 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.

 

Will there be Music?

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.