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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:03:00 PM
I am going to do scrapbooking nights at our community center. We are in a a very depressed area, so probably most people will come with very little or nothing.

I have 5 different paper cutters and can round up probably 10 pairs of scissors. I also have decorative scissors if they would want to use them

I have maybe 12 large shape punches, circles,squares, and ovals in graduated sizes.I have an old sizzix, a sizlet? a cuttlebug and some dies. I don't have a ton of dies because I switched to electronic cutters. I won't supply the cutters but I might cut some shapes for them to use.

I will supply some of my papers. I also have lots of stickers that I don't use.

The problem is adhesive.I need some that works but is cheaper in cost.

Has anyone done something similar? Any ideas or advice? Do I have enough paper cutters? Something I should or shouldn't do.

Thanks
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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:20:00 PM
Acid free glue sticks or photo splits purchased with coupons.

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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:38:13 PM
You can get acid free glue sticks at the dollar stores in packs of 6


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Posted: 6/4/2014 5:55:09 PM
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Posted: 6/4/2014 8:44:34 PM
Maybe you can get the adhesive donated?


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Posted: 6/4/2014 9:24:30 PM
It's great that you're doing this and sharing your supplies and scrapping knowledge. Keep us posted on how it goes.


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Posted: 6/5/2014 1:00:51 AM
I've done this type of thing before with churches, boy and girl Scouts, etc. and can offer these other suggestions.

1. Bring a few of your old idea books or magazines, some people can understand this craft better if they have plenty of examples to follow.

2. Put your name, or at least your initials on all of your equipment that you are bringing with you. That way if someone shows up with the same equipment you will know who's is who's.

3. Stamps are great for group activities since they can be used repeatedly, just remember to bring at least one ink pad, or some paint.

4. Bring wipes with you some people get glue EVERYWHERE, and you will have to leave the tables clean when you leave.

5. If you are planning to have a class/instruction for those that have never done this before try making some pre-cut simple cards, or journaling blocks so that they can complete a small project. This will keep them interested.

6. Punches are just like stamps, great for repeat use by a group.

7. I would bring the scissors, just PLEASE tell them NOT to use them on their photos!

8. Make sure that any drinks are NOT allowed on the tables where people are working without proper water tight lids. (You could post this in advance if possible.)

9. If the class/group is going to be for more than 2 hours bring some chips, or finger snacks. It doesn't have to be much just a box of crackers and cheese, since you are already helping out so much, or perhaps get someone to help with those things.

10. Make SURE that you know in advance what age groups are allowed. Some crops do NOT allow children under the age of 12. If children will be coming, especially toddlers set up a person to watch them. I found that hooking up a DVD player with a kid's movie helps in this area if children are going to be there. Most adults have more of a relaxed time if it is a "no children allowed" crop, since it's usually the only time they get to leave the house without the kid's in tow.

Hope that helps if I can be of anymore help feel free to PM me. You are sweet to do this! Penny




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Posted: 6/5/2014 3:07:48 PM
Thanks, Penny. Those suggestions help a lot. I was thinking no kids so the parents could do something child free. I did think about asking for a dollar to cover glue, but I don't want people to not come if they don't have any money.

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Posted: 6/5/2014 3:14:38 PM
I used glue sticks to make scrapbooks for the kids in my class when I worked for Head Start and the pictures did not stick well.They would pop off when they dried. Are there glue sticks that hold?

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Posted: 6/5/2014 3:49:42 PM
I use acid free glue sticks, much cheaper and I haven't had too many issues with not holding, and they are quick and easy!!! I wouldn't use anything else now

this is such a great idea, good on you, I hope it goes well

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Posted: 6/5/2014 8:32:15 PM
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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:23:09 PM
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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:27:27 PM
I've had a lot of success with the glue sticks as well, but be careful which one's you buy. Elmer's makes a white, and a blue glue stick. Meaning the glue INSIDE the tube is either white or blue. The blue is okay for dark paper but it shows up on white, or lighter colored cardstock, so if you get any out of place it dries blue and you can see it on your finished work.

I purchased a ton of the Elmer's glue sticks (they were the larger size about the size of a quarter around, and about 4 inches tall, with a blue outer casing) you couldn't tell from looking at the tube if you were buying blue, or white glue inside the stick.

I didn't know the difference till I opened each tube after I got back home with them. As far as I could tell there was no difference in packaging.

This has also been the case with some other brands I have purchased but some were white and other's a purple color. The purple color showed up just like the blue did, so I would buy one package and open them up to see what you are buying before buying in too much bulk.

Glad to be able to help you out! Despite my learning curve, we all had a blast. I did find that the more organized I was the better the crop was for everyone. I didn't charge to help out either.


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Posted: 6/5/2014 9:33:19 PM
Sorry I should have stated "Decorative" scissors. New scrapper's especially can get a little carried away with the decorative scissors and really make a mess of their prized or vintage photos with those scissors. Paper "YES", photo's "NO", at least until they know what they are doing.

I prefer any group I'm working with to bring copies of their photo's the first couple of times they scrap, till they get the hang of it, so that nothing irreplaceable get's damaged. If they can't afford copies, I suggest they start with photo's that are not from important events in their lives for the first few times.

For example I would ask they not start out with their wedding photo's, a child's birth, vintage photo's, etc..so that they have a chance to learn with everyday photos that don't hold such special meaning.


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Posted: 6/6/2014 10:53:01 AM
Thanks, Penny. You are a wealth of information.

I started thinking about them maybe not have any album for their pages.I was thinking about making 8x8 pages if they don't have any album and I would somehow come up with an idea for making or buying albums. I also plan on making cards.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 11:12:35 AM
I would definitely do glue sticks. AC Moore, Michaels or even Dollar Store and buy a bag of glue sticks. Make sure to get Elmers. That's what I used at our Church's summer camp. The kids made a mini album. We did 8 x 8 format and I supplied chipboard for front and back covers as well as binder rings. You could just punch holes and use ribbon to bind it.

The product I had available when I taught at the camp (it was for children and adults)

Glue Sticks
Hole Puncher
Chipboard pieces
Paint
Ink Pads
Stamps
Decorative Scissors
Various Punches
Roller Stamps
Ribbon
Twine
Buttons (they loved the jars of buttons)
Paper clips (makes a great embellishment) esp. colored ones and you can decorate them with paper, ribbon, twine, buttons, etc.
Cut up 3 sponges (inexpensive - to use for the paint or to ink edges)
Chalk
Paper scraps (cut down to squares and retangles) nothing smaller
Sharpies
Glitter
Liquid Glue
Medical Tape (can color it any color - make your own washi tape)
Eyelets and setter (great way to purge some of those eyelets)
Letter stickers (esp. those leftover sheets)
Homemade Masks
Tooth Picks to make flags
bubble wrap - makes a great background with paint or ink
corner rounder
scissors (purchased mine from dollar store)
sticker sheets (esp. those leftover sheets)
TAGS - very inexpensive embellishment - all sizes), I purchased a box of yard sale sized white tags with the string (what you use for pricing items) from staples - the string can be used to thread buttons.
Twine
Fabric
Magazines for some inspiration or HOW TO's.

****I would love to donate some glue sticks to you, if you go that route. Let me know. Just PM your decision.****


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Posted: 6/6/2014 3:59:56 PM
Sounds like glue sticks it is.

I was thinking about doing it with chipboard front and back.

Treyaut, thanks for the list. That's great. I have tons of tags and mats from when I belonged to Club Scrap. I also have lots of chipboard pieces that they can paint or stamp.

You guys are giving me lots of ideas that I hadn't thought of.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 5:23:45 PM
I replied to your peamail. I hope you got it.

Good luck.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:29:35 PM
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Posted: 6/6/2014 6:36:50 PM
Finally figured it out.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 7:23:48 PM
when the school supplies go on sale, the elmers glue sticks are very cheap!


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Posted: 6/8/2014 2:23:58 AM
My step daughter's young mothers group did a bit of scrapping. They used a4 spiral art journals with black pages. Worked out cheaper for the charity running it and easier for the girls to replicate when they filled one.

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Posted: 6/8/2014 8:53:46 AM
to you for doing this. Sent you a peamail. Maria

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Posted: 6/8/2014 1:03:48 PM

My step daughter's young mothers group did a bit of scrapping. They used a4 spiral art journals with black pages. Worked out cheaper for the charity running it and easier for the girls to replicate when they filled one.

That's a good idea.

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Posted: 6/8/2014 1:13:15 PM
I just want to say thanks to everyone for their suggestions and donations. It makes me cry to see how good people are.
I cannot wait to get started.

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Posted: 6/8/2014 1:24:55 PM
Should I serve snacks? Suggestions? I will probably have to make snacks because I'm out of a job right now and so can't buy snacks but I have ingredients in my pantry to make some stuff. And then serve tea. Or lemonade. I also thought of setting up a separate table to eat snacks, so nothing would be ruined if something spilled. And, believe me, I'll probably be the one doing the spilling. lol

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Posted: 6/11/2014 11:35:32 PM
If you have access to a fridge, these are great and are not that expensive.

Mini Jello Cheesecakes:

You will need:
1 Large, or 2 small boxes of Jello brand INSTANT CHEESECAKE pudding mix These boxes DO NOT have the graham cracker crust included, and are sold with the pudding mixes.

(if you can't find just the boxes of pudding mix, you can buy the cheesecake pudding mix in the large boxes that comes with the crust mixture included, but I don't like their crust mix so I don't use it.)

1- 8 oz package of Cream cheese

Milk according to the box directions

1 box Vanilla wafers (regular size)

1 can of cherry pie filling (or your favorite flavor, but cherry seems to be the most popular)

1 package of MINI cupcake liners (I think I have used regular size liners as well, but I did not fill them to the top!)

Directions:

Separate the cupcake liners and add a Vanilla Wafer to the bottom of each cup cake liner.

Mix pudding, milk, and softened cream cheese together till pretty smooth. (box recipe does NOT call for the cream cheese, but it makes a WORLD of difference to the flavor, and the thickness of the cream cheese filling)

(I try to put the cupcake liner's in whatever pan or plastic dish I am going to transport these with prior to filling them up, it's just easier that way.)

Add about a tablespoon of cream cheese to each cupcake liner, then add about the same amount of the pie filling on top of the cream cheese, more or less of each depending on how far you are trying stretch this mixture out.

Chill for at least 3 hours for best results. If you don't chill them they are a mess to eat! Still yummy but a mess.

I use this same recipe for a large pie pan size cheesecakes, but I use a pre made graham cracker crust. It will make one large pie or two smaller pies that are not as deep, but that leaves you one to give away.
This is my own adaptation of this recipe/mix, so please don't post it elsewhere as your own, but feel free to enjoy it. I have been making these this way for YEARS. Penny I also have another recipe I made up that uses chocolate pudding!






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Posted: 6/12/2014 3:18:52 PM
I have two of those no bake cheese cake mixes in the cabinet right now. And I have made the individual ones like that before. Good Idea.

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Posted: 6/12/2014 8:33:48 PM
Be sure and add the 8 oz's of cream cheese, it makes them 100 times better.


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Posted: 6/12/2014 8:53:46 PM
okay, I'll make sure and do that.

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Posted: 6/14/2014 12:18:06 AM
Brownies also make a good crop snack, plain, or if you have ingred. you could add choc. chips, or butterscotch chips, or nuts or Reese's chips.
You mentioned making lemonade - that sounds so good to me right now! Maybe with a peanut-butter sandwich.

Maybe some nuts for snacks? Our local JayC and Kroger stores have cans of different kinds of nuts on sale real often for $1.99. Good quality too. And I've bought snack stuff at the Dollar Store before that was just as good as the higher priced versions. Some really good Caramel candies from there - maybe Goetze's brand?
After you host your first one, you'll get a better idea of what to expect and what to prepare for at the next one. They'll just love you for doing this! Maria

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Posted: 6/14/2014 7:38:14 AM
For Albums.......... use 8 1/2 X 11.... Ordinary note books can be used and will be on sale soon with back to school supplies. I just saw white ones in Costco 6 for $7... Page protectors are cheap in boxes by the 100s... They are also supplies that they can buy reasonably later on their own if they choose to continue and/or show other people.

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Posted: 6/14/2014 4:17:18 PM
Maria, I have some brownie mix. I didn't even think of that.


For Albums.......... use 8 1/2 X 11.... Ordinary note books can be used and will be on sale soon with back to school supplies. I just saw white ones in Costco 6 for $7... Page protectors are cheap in boxes by the 100s... They are also supplies that they can buy reasonably later on their own if they choose to continue and/or show other people.



That is certainly a good suggestion.Will have to remember that. We don't have a Costco here but somewhere else might have a similiar deal.

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Posted: 6/20/2014 9:55:49 PM
Does anyone know when the school supplies go on sale?

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Posted: 6/23/2014 1:28:41 PM
PM me your address, and I will send off goodies.

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Posted: 6/23/2014 3:20:00 PM
Sorry about the 8.5 X 11 notebooks. They even carry those at the dollar stores around here. Are they AF, probably not but many are not. But is a good way to start. I just always suggest them because they are a standard size and supplies are easy to find, page protectors, even cheap AF cardstock by the ream at Walmart.

School supplies go on sale here in August. Where school open soon they may be on sale sooner.
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