Who is Scrappetizer “Cream of the Crops” Retreats?

Scrappetizer Weekend Retreats offers scrapbooking, stamping & papercrafting getaways at “Cream of the Crops” premier destinations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Connecticut. Join us for a relaxing weekend of cropping, shopping, classes, food & fun at locations that pamper you all weekend long!

We have been offering affordable and intimate scrapbooking weekend getaways since 1999!! Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable, relaxed space to work on your scrapbooking & papercrafting projects and to have some fun!

Each event boasts an on-site retail store providing a selection of scrapbooking and card making paper, countless custom die-cuts, and other exciting embellishments at appealing prices.

What makes an event a “Cream of the Crops” event?

  • Inspiring locations at premier destinations
  • Early-bird hours starting at 9 am on Friday or in some locations Thursday
  • Reserved table space with 4-8 feet per person depending on retreat
  • Unlimited use of the latest cropping tools, including cricut machines
  • Remarkable vendors with innovative scrapping products
  • All inclusive overnight and local packages
  • Massage therapy, reflexology and/or manicures (priced separately)
  • Workshops and classes for beginners thru experienced
  • Goody bags, Door Prizes and Give-a-ways for everyone

Will I be seated with my crop buddies?

YES, please list those you would like to be seated with on your registration or send us an email. We are happy to seat you and your friends together. If you are coming by yourself, that is okay too. We will seat you with some of our other individuals or veteran scrappers!

Any suggestions on what to bring?

  • Bring scrapbooking or stamping supplies, materials and projects pictures & your camera
  • a covered coffee or drink mug
  • overnight supplies, toiletries, pajamas, slippers, swimming suit….
  • we suggest you wear layers of clothing as we keep the room at an average temperature…
  • shopping money for our excellent vendor booths, massages and reflexology

Will there be Snacks?

We provide a limited amount of beverages, snacks and, of course, chocolate at each location. Hamilton Park Hotel offers a full continuous break station all morning and afternoon.

What other costs are there?

The meals that are included will be listed. Also included are snacks, prize tickets, make-n-takes and cropping space. Bring extra money for any supplies purchased from the vendors, class fees, hotel amenities massages or reflexology appointments.

Can I Play Music While I Crop?

Outside music is only permitted with your own earphones.

Can I stop by to shop?

Our vendors are available only for attendees during the crop weekend. Please contact the individual vendor to arrange for other shopping hours.

What Scrapbooking Tools Will Be Available?

Scrappetizer has an assortment of tools that you can use during the crop weekend for no additional charge. We have  Cricut machines, Creative Memories cutting system, large trimmers and as assortment of other cutting tools and punches.   The following cartridges are available (more being added):

Accent Essentials, Plantin Schoolbook, Fabulous Finds, Mickey & Friends, Jasmine, Joys of the Season, Everyday Paper Dolls, George & Basic Shapes, Stand and Salute, Cursive 101, Zoo Balloo, Paper Pups, Mickey Font, Stretch your Imagination, Stamped, All Mixed Up, Storybook, Ashlyn’s Alphabet, Animal Kingdom, Tags, bags, boxes & more, Simply Sweet, Doodlecharms, Locker Talk, Designer’s Calendar, My World, 50 States, Printing 101, Sesame Street Friends, Stand and Salute, Learning Curve, and all of the CREATIVE MEMORIES CARTRIDGES: Reminisce Accents, Cheerful Seasons, Storks Delivery, Traveler

What hours will the cropping room be open?

Generally the crops run from 9 a.m on Friday throught 5 pm on Sunday (some locations the hours vary) The crop room will stay open until the last person (usually around 3:00 a.m. and reopens at 6:30 a.m.)!! You may come and go as you wish. Your scrap things can be left on your table while you sleep! No need to move anything.

Where do I send a check for my balance? (made out to Kathy Gaffney)
Kathy Gaffney   22 Hemlock Drive   Franklin, NJ 07416

Can I bring my son or daughter to a scrapbooking weekend?
Scrappetizer Weekend Retreats are a wonderful weekend retreat for adults.  Most of our attendees are looking for getaway time to scrapbook and be with their friends.  At Scrappetizer, we love children dearly, and we understand the needs of our croppers.  Scrappetizer Weekend Retreats are for guests who are at least 13 years of age, unless pre-approved by the crop organizer or specifically stated on the registration form.

Scrappetizer Refund Policy: We refund all monies that have not been paid out for your event after the cancellation fee. There is a $25 fee for cancellations that occur 45-90 days before event start; $75 fee for cancellations that occur 12-44 days before event start. We cannot guarantee any refund for cancellations 0-11 days before event start.  Typically refunds are sent within 45 days of request.