crop
n. A gathering or party where several people meet to build and discuss scrapbooks.

Example Citations:
More and more, ‘scrapbookers’ get together for parties, called crops. Scrapbooking is the ‘quilting bee of the 21st century,’ Mrs. Arrigo said.
—Jenni Smith, “Scrapbook company turning a profit by helping others make sure precious memories last forever,” The Dallas Morning News, June 25, 2000

In Columbus, scrapbooking has taken hold and then some. Creative Memories, a St. Cloud, Minn-based direct-marketing company is host to at least one local class a day. Creative Memories sells its line of merchandise through in-home classes, workshops and extended sessions called “crops.”
—Debbie Gebolys, “Scrapbooking Industry Cropping Up in Columbus,” Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), November 9, 1998

Earliest Citation:
Evening lights are flicking on, and the women gather at the store in the neighborhood shopping center as they might at a church for a quilting bee a century ago.

They bring mementos of their family lives — a sixth-grade class photo, a first birthday party with yellow balloons, ticket stubs from the movie “Toy Story,” a 2-year-old in a bubble bath, a new kitten asleep on the sofa, a helmeted 5-year-old perched on his bike.

From these colorful pieces, a scrapbook will emerge.

“It’s called a ‘crop.’ You get together with other ladies and work from 6 to midnight, without the distraction of kids and telephones,” says Donna Johnson, 30, of Lakeland, who started “scrapbooking” 10 months ago.
—Mary J. Loftus, The Ledger
(Lakeland, Florida), March 4, 1998

Notes:
This verb-to-noun construction comes from the verb crop, to trim an item such as a photograph or picture. The full phrase cropping party is just a bit older:

Just recently, Mrs. Crumpton and a group of like-minded women met for their monthly “cropping party” — a six-hour marathon of cutting, pasting, drawing, sticking and tracing - all in the name of the ultimate family album.
—Scottie Vickery, “The Ultimate Family Album,” Birmingham News (Alabama), January 22, 1996

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