Spring 2018 Education and Tradeshow - April 19-23

NEW LOCATION - Radisson Inn, Cromwell (Hartford), CT
Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
Don’t forget your Class Kit!

Please make sure you have a “class kit” with you when attending classes. It is best if your kit is labeled with your store name and includes the items below. Some vendors have requested that you bring additional items, as specified in their class description. 

Your basic kit should include: Paper trimmer, scissors, various adhesives (both wet & dry), glue dots, foam squares, tweezers, scoring tool, favorite ink and applicator, paint brushes, baby wipes, writing pen and small notebook for taking any notes.
Join Top Industry Vendors, Including:
About our Event:
This event is designed specifically for qualified paper crafting retailers.  If you are not sure if you qualify, please call Jenni Sprinz at 719-528-1391 for more information.

All classes are especially planned for YOU, the independent Paper Crafting Retailer and your team--store managers, and in-house teachers.  Events are planned so that you can return to your store with not only the best new products, but also with the latest paper crafting techniques to help GROW YOUR BUSINESS and SELL MORE PRODUCT. Our classes provide you with complete projects and instructions that you can take back to your store and teach to your customers - thus building enthusiasm and maximizing sales.

Our FREE Tradeshow on Sunday allows you to speak personally to the key personnel from each of the vendors in a much more relaxed and intimate setting than you ever could find at the "major" shows. In addition, vendors will be offering amazing show specials that are available only to stores in attendance.
Show Overview

Thursday, April 19
3:00 - 8:30pm - Onsite Registration
3:00 - 5:30pm - ALL NEW - Color Charts and Demos with your favorite vendors
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Retailer Seminar with Retail Expert Bob Negen
Friday, April 20
8:00-9:10 a.m.- Product Lightning Round
9:15-12:30 p.m.- Sessions A and B
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.- Lunch
1:15-4:30 p.m.– Sessions C and D
4:45pm-6:15pm - Make Art Afternoon with Wendy Vecchi
Dinner (on your own)
7:30-10:00 p.m. – Evening Workshops
Saturday, April 21
8:30-11:45 a.m. – Sessions E and F
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:30 – 3:45pm Session G and H
4:00p.m. - 5:00pm - Retailer Symposium
Dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Sample Making Frenzy
Sunday, April 22
8:00-9:30 a.m. - Order Writing Breakfast
9:30 a.m.- 5:00p.m. – Tradeshow
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
7:00pm - 9:30 p.m. – Evening
Dinner (on your own)
Monday, April 23
8:00am - 3:00pm
Includes two, 3-hr seminars by Lawn Fawn and Art Gone Wild! & Friends.
About The Hotel:

Hotel: Radisson Inn Cromwell, Ct

Rate: $114 per night (Standard Room) or $134 per night for a Business Class room that includes breakfast daily - if reserved through our web link to the right.
This rate is NOT available by calling Radisson reservations - it is only available through our online link.

Address: 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 

Phone: 860-635-2000

Parking: Complimentary

Transportation: This property does not include shuttle transportation to and from Hartford's Bradley International Airport.  

Uber and Lyft are approximately $40-50 per trip - about the same price as Knight's Limo Service that we used in Boston. Taxis typically run about $10 more than Uber.

For those of you returning to the airport right after the Monday event, we have rented a shuttle bus that will depart for the airport at 3:30.  This shuttle will be $25 per person.
Lawn Fawn
My Colors Cardstock
Neat and Tangled
Paper Cut, The
Paper House Productions
Pattern Happy
Petticoat Parlor
WOW! Embossing Powder
3L Corporation
Art Gone Wild! & Friends
Chameleon Art Products
Crafter's Workshop, The
Creative Expressions
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Foundations Décor, LLC
Graphic 45
Hero Arts
Impression Obsession
Karen Foster Design


Please see the registration form for specific details. Note: There is a discount for Ultimate Package Attendees paying by check or cash.