2023 - Mesa, Arizona - Mega Make & Take Extravaganza

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.

Vintage Truck Embellishments
by Keep It Simple

Description:
Create two adorable vintage truck embellishments using ephemera created with our new Vintage Truck die set and Autumn Charm paper collection. Use them on a scrapbook layout, a card, or any other fun project!

Supplies Needed:
Your favorite adhesives.

Thank You Cards
by Hill Street Stamps

Description:
Join us and create two adorable thank you cards for that special someone using two different paper lines to create your cards: one with a floral print and the other with some beautiful earth-tone colors. We will be layering, stamping, using paper for a ribbon look, and more. Your kit will include a special sentiment stamp and bling to finish off your cards. With Hill Street Stamps, envelopes are always included so your cards will be ready to send out to those you want to thank.

Supplies Needed:
Paper trimmer, scissors, stamp block, black ink, liquid adhesive, and a tape runner or double-sided tape. Optional: Pop dots.

Light-up Grill Embellishment
by Pear Blossom Press

Description:
Let's make a barbeque that really lights up! It's fast and easy with our One Lights, and it's the perfect way to embellish a masculine card or Father's Day layout.

Supplies Needed:
Scissors and adhesive, Optional: Tweezers.

Winter Express Slimline Card
by Rubbernecker Stamps

Description:
Join Rubbernecker Stamps as we create this Winter Express Slimline card. You will assemble this pre-cut kit with ease and gain inspiration on how to use these Paper Pads in a variety of ways for future projects. We welcome you to our craft table and can’t wait to get crafty with you!

Supplies Needed:
Stamping platform or 3 x 3" acrylic block, black ink, tweezers/craft pick, tape runner, and liquid glue.

All About Layers and Sparkle
by Stamplistic

Description:
This 6 x 6" card can be used as a card or an embellishment on your scrapbook page. Adorned with Austria crystals, this is a colorful piece that will sparkle like no other.

Supplies Needed:
Scissors, pop dots, and your favorite adhesive.

Stenciled Floral Card
by The Ton Stamps

Description:
Join us and create this beautiful multi-layered floral stencil card! You will use layered stencils with different colors of ink and stencil brushes to create a finished A2-size birthday card.

Supplies Needed:
Pink ink (one or two shades), green ink, black ink, ink blending brushes for each ink color, A2 white card panel, Washi tape, and adhesive or pop dots.

Clutter Caddy
by Sweet Sentiment Stamps

Description:
This adorable little caddy can be made in so many ways to suit your gift giving or organizing needs. Make one, two, three, four, or more of the base boxes and decorate any way you like. Perfect for holding all the things you tend to lose on your desk (scissors, glue, spray bottle, etc.) or to hold fun items for gifts (lotion, mini wine bottles, candy, and more)! You’re going to adore this quick and simple fun way to get organized! PLEASE NOTE: Your project kit may have paper patterns and colors that vary from the project shown.

Supplies Needed:
Glue or strong double sided adhesive, a bone folder and scissors

Irresistible Creating with Close To My Heart
by Close To My Heart - Kelly Hammonds

Description:
Make two different cards featuring Close To My Heart's Irresistibles Cardstock and Card Front Stencil from the newly-released 2023 Essentials Catalog. See the possibilities of using Irresistibles Cardstock to create your own patterned papers to complement existing paper collections or alone to make beautiful projects. See how you can use the half-heart stencil in any paper crafting project.

Supplies Needed:
Scissors, bone folder, ink pads in soft/muted colors (yellow, pink, green, dark grey, and purple), blending brushes or sponges (CTMH #Z697) for each ink color, Washi or masking tape (CTMH #Z4606), baby wipes, paper towels, tape runner (CTMH #Z7010), liquid adhesive (CTMH #Z3441) or Micro Dots (CTMH #Z2089) or Liquid Glass (CTMH #Z679), and foam tape (CTMH #Z2060). CTMH colors used: Honey Butter, Mulberry, Sage, Charcoal, and Wisteria. o Adhesive Tape Runner – I used CTMH’s new Refillable Adhesive Tape Runner (Z7010). o Liquid Adhesive (Z3441) or Micro Dots (Z2089) for small embellishments - I used Liquid Glass (Z679). o Foam Tape – I used Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060).

Three-Hour Tour Card
by Scrappy Boy Stamps

Description:
Join Scrappy Boy Stamps to create this adorable card. All of the pieces will be pre-colored except for the hut. You will receive an exclusive stamp of the hut and we will color it together! See the project description for the exact colors used or bring any coloring medium of your choice along with a black stamp pad and stamp block.

Supplies Needed:
Black stamp pad, acrylic stamp block, scissors, coloring medium of your choice, foam adhesive squares, and liquid adhesive. Copic colors used: Roof & Window Frame - YR27, YR24, YR21; Walls - E37, E35, E31; Door & Interior window frame -C7, C5, C3; Window Glass - B000.

Sending Smiles Card with Gift Card Pocket
by KNC Essentials - Kraft n Creativity

Description:
Gift cards make for a perfect giveaway. This simple and easy-to-make card with a gift card pocket is an ideal project to share the love and make someone smile.

Supplies Needed:
Score board, bone folder, and liquid glue or double-sided tape. Optional: Nuvo drops or enamel dots, Shimmer Sparkle, and a large round punch.

Stamp Anniething Tag
by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

Description:
Join us and create this adorable tag using the Stamp Anniething card kit. You will receive a pre-colored image for a quick and easy evening project, but your kit will include the Taylor - So Beary Sweet stamp set so you can make more fun projects at home!

Supplies Needed:
Your favorite adhesives.

Coffee & Donuts Wood Tag
by Krazy Kreations

Description:
Learn how fun it is to use vinyl outline stickers, handmade glitter paper and wood to create a beautiful presentation to any gift!

Supplies Needed:
Scissors, tweezers, and adhesive. Optional: Black marker and a sanding block.

Sending Hugs Simple Cards
by Scrap That!

Description:
Together we will make two cards from the Simple Stories Sending Hugs Card Kit. You will see how fun, quick and easy the Simple Stories Card Kits are and you will be hooked!

Supplies Needed:
Your favorite adhesive or glue stick.

What will your experience be like?

  • The doors to the MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza will open around 2pm to allow guests to be seated and set up for the night.
  • Upon arrival our hosts will start you out with your “I Played” button.
  • Once you get comfy, you'll receive your package of Mega Make & Take projects.
  • Included is a beautiful MEGA color booklet with photos and complete instructions for each of your projects.
  • Shopping? Oh Yes...our Sponsors will be selling at the event so take advantage of a little pre-show buying!
  • Starting around 4pm each sponsor will come forward and present their Make & Take projects to everyone. (Start times vary by location based on number of projects).
  • 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.
  • Enjoy plenty of door prizes and gifts throughout the evening.

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.

Have Questions? We Got Answers!

How does seating work?

  • General Seating at the Play Date is an open seating system and guests are seated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Each crafter who attends will have a chair and approximately 48" x 24" of space to create. Locations such as Irving and Orlando may vary.
  • 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 Play Date the next day, please see the "Leaving My Stuff" tab for useful information.
  • If you would like to guarantee seating with your friends, 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?

We know how important it is for you to sit by your friends. Our hosts do an amazing job helping guests find seats together. If you have a party up to 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 up to 8 guests.
  • Each guest will need to purchase their own Mega Make & Take Extravaganza or Play Date ticket online.
  • Once your party has purchased their individual Mega Make & Take Extravaganza or Play Date tickets, one person from the party will need to visit our "Reserved Seating Application" to reserve your seats.
  • In an attempt to offer seating reservations for everyone, groups may be seated with other patrons to make the most of our seating capacity.

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 1 Party of 2 Party of 3 Party of 4 Party of 5 Party of 6 Party of 7 Party of 8
Fee: $10 $15 $25 $25 $35 $40 $50 $50
  • Once we receive your application, we will add the reserved seating to your order. Please allow 48-72 hours to process the application as these are done manually.
  • Once your application has been processed we will send you an email confirmation letting you know that we have added the tables to your order.
  • When you arrive at the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza or Play Date; 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 medical requests or needs, please be sure to add this request to the seating application. Special medical 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 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 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 1 Week before the event.

Online Reserved Seating Application Available After Pre-Registration Opens

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 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 up to 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 up to 8 guests. You will need all printed tickets in hand, in order to reserve.
  • In an attempt to offer seating reservations for everyone, groups may be seated with other patrons to make the most of our seating capacity.

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 1 Party of 2 Party of 3 Party of 4 Party of 5 Party of 6 Party of 7 Party of 8
Fee: $15 $20 $30 $30 $40 $45 $55 $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 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 Exclusive Entrance for those that are looking for others to group up with.

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    Calling All Weekend Crafters! Yes…that’s right…several days of amazing fun when you purchase the MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza and our themed Play Dates. Just take a look below at all of the amazing perks our “All Weekend Crafter 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 Play Dates are sure to keep you busy throughout the day and well into the evening...while making a few new friends along the way!

    2024 All Weekend Crafter Perks

    • Pickup your tickets at Will Call (the afternoon of the Mega Event) and head over to the Play Date Area for Expedited Check In!
    • Receive an awesome Badge Holder to display and store your All Weekend Pass...no more wristbands!!!
    • By-Pass the Check-in Desk Each Day!

    Just a Few Extra's!

    • Collectible "I Played!" Button
    • Friday and Saturday show floor admission included
    • Separate "Exclusive Entrance" Shopping 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.

Can I leave my stuff overnight?

Guests attending the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza or Play Dates throughout the weekend have the option of leaving their stuff overnight. Here are two helpful tips.

  • If you have purchased Reserved Seating for the next day, you will need to inquire with your host before leaving. Your host will have a special tent card that you will place on your table.
  • For those guests who do not have reserved seating, but are planning to attend the next day...you are more than welcome to leave your items overnight in a designated area. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to leave your items at your table. Please inquire with your 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 or Cricut machines. If the files are on your laptop, bring your laptop to hook it up! Remember to bring a hot spot, not all venues have free WiFi.

  • Cricut Joy
  • Cricut Maker
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Multi Purpose Heat Tool from Darice
  • Cutterpillar Paper Trimmer

What supplies will I need?

When attending the Mega Make & Take Extravaganza or Play Date, 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 events 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 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 Play Date 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. When in doubt dress in layers so you can adjust to get 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 event tickets and then contact us by phone (951) 403-9781. 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 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 crafters around you can enjoy the music provided by the EXPO.

 

We'd like to thank our generous sponsors

*Note not all Sponsors are Exhibiting at every show.