I'm not 100% sure since I've never been to one, but I sort of get the idea. Basically each person designs a card and you need to make a sample card that everyone can follow. All the supplies needed to make that card need to be cut and ready with directions for everyone (and placed in your shoebox). Then everyone would go around the room to different tables and make everyone's cards. You would need to have enough supplies in your shoebox for everyone to make 1 card and generally the cards need to be easy enough to be completed in about 15 minutes.
Sometimes there are name tag contests, usually there is a lunch, and some even have 'for sale tables' where you can bring your items to sell or trade with each other. I think the hostess gets +2 of your swap cards that you design- I think.
Last edited by LaLatty; 07-10-2012 at 06:14 PM..