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Posted 2/20/2009 by MeMovieGal in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 408,786
January 2009
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Layouts: 101

Posted: 2/20/2009 8:10:45 AM
I am going to my first crop tonight and have searched the web for a scrapbooking crop checklist. Does anyone have a resource for this, or seasoned croppers do you have your own list you might share. I am nervous that I will just not bring the correct items. This is at a home, not an LSS if that makes any difference. Any and all help would sure be appreciated. I am nervous that I will back out at last minute because I am so nervous.


PeaNut 311,175
April 2007
Posts: 1,296
Layouts: 20
Loc: Miami {the one in Florida, not the one in Oklahoma}

Posted: 2/20/2009 10:17:31 AM
This is my own list, so it is designed to work with the way I scrap.

In my wheeled tote:
Page Kits -- I make my own page kits from my stash. I grab ones to go with the photos I have chosen. These contain patterned paper & coordinating cardstock, brads, chipboard, ribbon, buttons, thickers, etc. I bring more of these than I think I will need because you never know when you will get into a scrapping frenzy!
Journaling Pens
Post-It Notes -- If there's something I didn't bring that I'd like to add to a layout, I stick a Post-It note w/ a reminder to the page protector so I can finish it quickly when I get home
Stamps & stamp blocks -- I concentrate on versatile stamps like journaling spots, alphabets and flourishes
Baby Wipes
ATG & Extra Adhesive -- I always bring way more than I think I will need in case of creative frenzy
Paper Trimmer
Punches -- my 3" and 2.5" circles and scalloped circles as they are my most used
Water bottle
iPod -- only if I don't know anyone else going to the crop, for the unlikely event that conversation and/or music is super lame

I also bring my AMM Tote-Ally Cool Tote, which sits on my scrap desk at all times and holds pretty much all of my tools except my big punches: stapler, craft knives, corner rounders, deco scissors, crop-a-dile, paper piercer, rulers, bone folders, glue dots, mouse pad (for stamping and piercing), BG files, chapstick, extra trimmer blades, scissors, pop dots, etc. -- it holds a ton of stuff.

I think the best way to prepare for a crop is to think about the way you scrap and then try to do as many things as possible ahead of time to pare down and prep for that process so you can transport it easily.

I'm sure you will have tons of fun!



PeaNut 297,442
February 2007
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Loc: Southwest VA

Posted: 2/20/2009 10:50:09 AM
great info, I also have to pack for a 3 day crop in a few weeks.

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PeaNut 108,542
September 2003
Posts: 7,155
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Loc: ND

Posted: 2/20/2009 10:50:29 AM
Think about how fast you scrap then plan a project for that amount of time. For example you could bring your christmas photos. Then all you need to bring are the paper, stickers, embellishments that would work for Christmas. You can either type out journaling, make Cricut titles, etc. ahead of time or do those type of things after you get home. Last pack the tools you use the most. I have a Totally-Cool tote that holds are my basics that is always ready to go.

Have fun! Remember if you forget something chances are someone will have it to borrow!


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PeaNut 276,485
September 2006
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Loc: central ca

Posted: 2/20/2009 10:54:52 AM
great list!

I also bring a small box of kleenexes, and my own sack for trash (sometimes they are not provided).

and bring extra pictures...sometimes there are challenges, and you may not want to use your project pictures for these (esp the 3 day crop)

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PeaNut 26,633
January 2002
Posts: 3,179
Layouts: 35
Loc: Tennessee

Posted: 2/20/2009 10:57:09 AM
If you have time, it is really helpful to take page kits - pulling the paper you think you might want to use for a layout - rather than trying to take bunches of cardstock and PP.

Oh, but I do take extra black, kraft, and white cardstock - that is always handy.

I always have these grand ideas of getting soooo many layouts done, and I spend most of my time watching others or learning their techniques. It is all in what is "fun" for you at a crop.

Have fun! Let us know how it was


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PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
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Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 2/20/2009 11:08:10 AM
choose what photos you want ot crop

then choose:

and anythign else you may need to put on your pages like ephemera

bring your basic tool kit or what you find essential for scrapping

I have a tool bag with:

van dyke brown ink
black distress ink
journaling pen
embossing stylus
BG files
sanding block
journal spots
exacto knife
cutting mat
diamond glaze
glue dots
2" square punch
scallop border punch
corner punch
small jar of buttons
linen thread

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PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,773
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 2/20/2009 11:08:33 AM
Oh, and I always bring plenty to drink

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PeaNut 408,786
January 2009
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Layouts: 101

Posted: 2/20/2009 11:14:10 AM
Thank's everyone for your suggestions


PeaNut 359,361
January 2008
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Loc: Northern Kentucky

Posted: 2/20/2009 12:41:15 PM
In general, bring more than you think you need in case you move fast or get bored with what you are working on. I find I am best served when I leave my less commonly used items or messier items at home. For me that means no stamps, no embossing powders, and only a few distress/chalk inks.

I also bring the basic embellishments I go for the most: brads, eyelets, ribbon, buttons, and a few other doo-dads. I keep all those in one bag so it's easy to grab and go. Things like tiny beads or sewing supplies all stay home- you can't use everything you own at once! I like to save those labor intensive items for when I'm working at home.

Be sure to always brings lots of extra adhesive, and I would make sure that includes a spare dispenser in case yours jams up. I use an ATG, but will bring a backup tape runner *just in case*.

Post it notes are great for making notes to yourself of anything you might want to add when you get back.

Don't worry- crops are a lot of fun and if you forget anything, it's back home waiting for you when you are done

Oh, one last thing. You might want to bring something to put your finished layouts in when you are done so they don't get smooshed! I sometimes forget about that and end up carrying them out in a separate trip and sitting them on the seat next to me.

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PeaNut 168,696
September 2004
Posts: 8,526
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 2/20/2009 3:01:56 PM
I would make sure that-
--your cutting blade is sharp, new.
--You have a pencil and a regular pen. Pencil with eraser is handy for making marks for placement, and the Pen is good for the notes you take on the post-its.

Remember to put postits on the backs of photos, as the adhesive is harmful to the front.

I also have clear acrylic stamps and a acrylic block that is the size I will be using that day.


PeaNut 272,106
August 2006
Posts: 591
Layouts: 15
Loc: somewhere in Texas!

Posted: 2/20/2009 3:05:49 PM
Along with many of the items listed above, I always have a spiral notepad with me in order to sketch out ideas that may be circling in my head before starting to cut into paper, etc and to sketch out my final layout if I'm in the middle of it at quitting time.

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PeaNut 191,815
February 2005
Posts: 2,220
Layouts: 4
Loc: Moorpark, CA

Posted: 2/20/2009 3:31:36 PM
There's no need to be nervous or worried about bringing the right/wrong things. Just take the time to give some thought to what you want to work on and pack accordingly, but in moderation. But most of all, plan for having fun, and you will!



PeaNut 369,162
March 2008
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Loc: New Jersey

Posted: 2/20/2009 5:47:04 PM
I hope you went, MeMovieGal and had a great time!


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PeaNut 216,140
July 2005
Posts: 261
Layouts: 35
Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted: 2/22/2009 2:37:04 PM
Here is a list from the Dis Boards I received when I asked for a crop list.......Crop Supply List

1) Page Kits
a) If you do not own page kit bags you can use extra large Ziplocs bags (31X31 cm min.) Failing that you can use page protectors
i) 2 pieces of cardstock (CS) same colour
ii) 1 piece coordinating CS
iii) 3 coordinating pattern paper
iv) Pre typed journaling
(1) If you type instead of write
v) Embellishments to match
vi) Page protectors
2) Photos
a) Project specific
i) Do not bring every photo you own
Photo cloth
3) Memorabilia (project specific)
a) Archival mist
4) Paper
a) Black and white card stock
c) Page protectors
d) Transparencies
i) If there is a printer available
e) Vellum
i) If there is a printer available
f) 8x11 paper
i) For journaling if there is a printer available
g) Mat stacks
i) For adding touches of colour that might not have made it into the page kits
h) Project specific pattern paper
i) Should be in your page kits
i) Project specific card stock
i) Should be in your page kits
5) Cutting tools
a) Self healing cutting mat
Fine point scissors
c) Personal trimmer and extra blade(s)
d) Exacto Knife and extra blade(s)
e) Corner rounder
f) Basic templates
i) (Coluzzle or Perfect layers)
(1) Round
(2) Square
(3) Oval
ii) Tags
iii) Library pocket
g) Basic shape punches
i) Round
ii) Square
iii) Etc.
h) Fiskars scissors
i) If you use pattern scissors
6) Other Tools
a) Ruler(s)
i) Quilting rulers which are clear with a metal edge work nicely
i) Great for picking up and placing small embellishments
c) Hammer
d) Cropadile OR
i) Eyelet tools
(1) Punch
(2) Setter
e) Small round pliers
f) Sand paper
i) Sanding block
ii) Large paper nail files
g) Paper piercer or large needle
i) A sharpened darning needle works well
h) Sewing/Stitching supplies
i) Needles
ii) Embroidery cotton
iii) Magnifying glass
(1) Unless you are still 20
i) Brayer
j) Embossing stylus
k) Rub on “rub on ner”
l) Screw driver
m) Stapler and staples
n) Die cutting machine for longer crops/retreats
i) Extra blades, cartridges, mat etc.
o) Pencil sharpener
p) Clothes pins
i) For holding glued stuff together
7) Journaling tools
a) Journaling Genie
i) Or some kind of line template
c) Pencil sharpener
d) Mechanical pencil and refills
e) Notebook and writing pen
f) Post it Notes
g) Black journaling pen
h) White pen
i) Gold leafing marker
j) Silver leafing marker
k) Other journaling pens relevant to page kits
l) Date stamp kit and ink
8) Books
a) Dictionary
c) Quote book
d) Idea book
e) Personal sketch book
9) Chalk
a) sponges and applicators
10) Adhesives and supplies
a) Toothpicks
i) For putting small amounts of glue on small embellishments
Photo corners
i) Various colours
c) Runner adhesive and refills
d) Xyron X and refills
e) Glue dots
i) Large and small
f) Wacky Tack 1/4 “ and 1” wide
g) Clear, dimensional adhesive (E600 or KI Gloo, CTMH Liquid glass, Diamond glaze)
i) For acrylics, metals and other heavy embellishments
h) Double sided tape
i) Scotch tape
i) To hold things in place
ii) To seal bags or loose embellishments
iii) Etc.
j) Craft glue stick
i) Don’t laugh they work great, they are inexpensive and are archival safe
k) Zig glue pen
i) 2 different sizes
l) Undu
m) Waxed dental floss
i) Works to remove semi dried glue for paper/picture repositioning
11) Stamping supplies
a) Inks
i) Brown and black at least
Baby wipes
c) Alphabet stamps
i) acrylic block if you are using acrylic stamps
d) Cotton Balls
e) Stamp cleaner and scrubber
f) Project specific stamps and ink colours
12) Paint brushes
a) Paint tray or plastic plate
Plastic cup for rinsing
c) Paper towel
d) Project specific colours
13) Embellishments (project specific)
a) Fibre/ribbon
Buttons, eyelets and brads
c) Letter rub ons/stickers
d) Flowers
e) Stickers
f) Tags
g) Etc.
14) Personal Comfort
a) Band-Aids
Bottled water
c) Snacks
d) Non sticky candy
e) Table light and extension cord
i) Saves your eyes since most halls lighting is not that great.
f) Chap stick/lip balm
g) Pain relievers
h) Antacid
i) Pillow
i) For your bum!
j) Drink holder
i) Clamp style for table
k) “Female” supplies
l) Hand sanitizer
m) Something to hold your hair out of your eyes if you have longer hair
n) Nail clippers
o) Empty bags for scraps
15) Money!
a) If you forget everything else…this will save you, your projects and your crop/retreat!


PeaNut 341,259
October 2007
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Layouts: 95
Loc: British Columbia Canada

Posted: 2/22/2009 11:08:54 PM
I also bring a gift bag and some duct tape and tape it beside me for a trash can. A medium sized one seems to work out just right.

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PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
Posts: 78,773
Layouts: 236
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*

Posted: 2/23/2009 9:33:56 PM
what ever you do, dont be one of those crazy scrapper that carries their entire room with them

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PeaNut 337,284
September 2007
Posts: 376
Layouts: 1
Loc: TX

Posted: 2/23/2009 9:51:44 PM
I always pack (and use!) bandaids. For some reason I always get a paper cut (usually the first hour) and they bleed all over your paper!



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October 2006
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Loc: DFW, TX

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December 2002
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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:52:39 PM
I just pinned a checklist that I created last year here.


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December 2002
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Posted: 2/5/2013 5:51:41 PM
BTT for those who've requested it, and for anyone else who finds it useful.

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