My name is Nicole and I’m addicted to scrapbooking. Fortunately so are many of my friends. And, in fact, we try to meet up once a month or so to snack and scrap! This month, it’s my turn to host our scrapbooking party and here’s my plan for a fun-filled, imaginative evening:
For a successful scrapbooking party, it’s very important to have ample work space. All seasoned scrappers know you must have plenty of elbow room to produce artistic pages. For your next scrapbooking party, consider putting two or more tables together. Also have one separate table for scrapping gear like: die cut machines, sticker makers, paper cutters and decorative scissors. And always invite your guests to bring and share all of their cool tools.
It’s a good idea to place several waste paper baskets around your table so that your guests can easily dispose of their unwanted snippets. And why not include some jazzy background music to get those creative juices flowing?
For my scrapbooking get together, I am going to design an uncomplicated project to demonstrate to my guests. I will create a simple, yet innovative, thank you note, for example, that my fellow scrappers can easily duplicate. And I will provide each person with the materials and instructions needed to reproduce the original handmade card. Participating in a project together is an enjoyable break from traditional scrapbooking and could evoke even more inventive ideas!
I will be serving finger foods at my scrapbooking party like: mini sandwiches, chips and dips, cheese and crackers and more. I will also provide soda, water and wine and, of course, dessert! Always display your goodies and beverages on a separate table from your work space to minimize the chance of spilling on your precious projects.
What’s a party without a party favor? I always like to give my guests a scrapbooking memento. I usually discover paper packs, stickers, ribbons and card kits at Target’s dollar section, Michael’s craft stores or my local dollar shop.
The Scrap Basket
My group of crafters has what we refer to as the “scrap basket.” One person is responsible for bringing the basket along to every party. Whenever one of us has leftover brads, card stock, ribbons, stickers or patterned paper, we donate it to the scrap basket. Now fellow scrappers can find that picture perfect embellishment for their next scrapbooking page without spending a dime. Let’s face it; one scrapbooker’s trash is another ones treasure!