Cricut Magazine April/May 2011 in stock and shipping!
You'll get over 120 pages of inspiration in every issue - scrapbook pages, cards, and all kinds of cool projects made with your favorite Cricut cartridges. Start your collection with the very first issue! The second issue of Cricut Magazine features ideas for Babies, Cards, Layouts, Home Decor, Wedding, and so much more! You'll love the feature article "Cartridge of the Month" featuring the A Child's Year cartridge! Celebrate Cricut's five year anniversary and learn how to use your Cricut to create perfect springtime crafts. Celebrate mothers and spring with our Mother's Day and Birds and Butterflies sections. You'll also love the babies, banners, critters, and graduation sections! This issue is packed with fun and inspiration - don't miss the second issue of Cricut Magazine! Purchase in our online store here! Julie Creek Creek Bank Creations, Inc. www.creekbankcreations.com

Cricut Magazine In Stock!

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Cricut Magazine April/May 2011 in stock and shipping! You'll get over 120 pages of inspiration in every issue - scrapbook pages, cards...
Our best selling word book!
The Grand kids kit comes with all the letters, boards, and a full 1.5" chipboard alpahbet set. This means you can build grandpa, grandma, grand dog...just about anything you think is grand.

We've accented our book by painting the pages, and the backs of the letters with cream paint, then covering only the fronts of the letters with paper. (much faster). Our words KIDS was painted, then covered with ultra thick embossing powder for a high gloss finish.

We used the following supplies on this book:
Maya Road Pins (leaf)
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel Little Lady Trims
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel Layered Chipboard
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel Love Letters Paper
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel So Sweet Herringbone paper
My Minds Eye Stella and rose Mable Play Silly Stripe paper
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mable Little Lady Fine Flowers Paper
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive (for adhering paper to chipboard, and chipboard to chipboard)
Beacon's 3 in 1 fabric glue for adhering ribbon to paper
Cream Arcylic Paint
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To learn more about covering chipboard with pattern paper read here!

To learn who to apply Ulta Thick Embossing Powder read here!

To purchase this book online see here! (please note this is the book, which means no paper included)

Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

www.creekbankcreations.com

Grand Kids Book Updated

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Our best selling word book! The Grand kids kit comes with all the letters, boards, and a full 1.5" chipboard alpahbet set. This means ...
New Edge Album
You've been asking for an edge album for a long time. It's a simple four page album, that is cut from Creek Bank Creations Heavyweight chipboard. This heavyweight chipboard will still look great after you sand the edges, and when you are finished it will stand up! No more flopping books! Purchase the edge album on our website here.
I've also put this book together in kit form. How about making Dad a gift for Father's Day that is a unique one of kind treasure? This kit is sure to be an all time favorite for Dad!

The kit starts with Creek Bank Creations Heavyweight chipboard album, then includes complete instructions on how to accent the book, and add an additional two pages to the book using coin envelopes and tags! We've thrown into the mix some funny Dad quotes for you (father is a fellow who has replaced the currency in his wallet with the snapshots of kids), twill to accent with ink, a complete 6x12 alphabet sheet, and a ruler!


It's sure to please!


You will also need:
Creek Bank Creations lil Sis Sanding Stick
Distress Stickles Vintage Photo
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Tim Hotlz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Ink Blending Tool
Crop a dile for punching holes


Purchase the Kit here!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
http://www.creekbankcreations.com/

New Edge Album

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New Edge Album You've been asking for an edge album for a long time. It's a simple four page album, that is cut from Creek Bank Crea...

Dimensional Book Three Trees
This chipboard book is cut from heavyweight chipboard from Creek Bank Creations. It measures 8.25" long by 6.75" tall. It comes with four pages. Page one is 8.25x5.75", page 2 is 5.25" wide by 5.75", and has a scalloped edge. Page three is 6.5" wide by 5.75" tall, page four is 8.5" long by 5.75" tall.

The dimensional pieces on the book are the tree parts. The book comes with the front cut out piece as one unit, and then you'll find the following parts also cut separately: the tree trunks, the tree tops, and the bird.

To finish the book as we've done. Paint the front page blue. Allow to dry. Cover the separate tree pieces with pattern paper as shown. Cover largest tree trunk piece with brown stickles, cover bird with green stickles. Adhere the trees on the left and right with Scotch quick dry adhesive. Adhere the middle tree by locating the extra piece of chipboard in your package (marked by an X). Use your scissors to cut pieces of "chipboard pop dots" that will lift your tree and give it dimension. I cut one long narrow piece the same size as the large tree trunk, and several smaller squares for the tree circle. Adhere the "chipboard pop dots" using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Do you need snap rings for this book? Purchase them here.
Do you need Crop A Dile for hole punching this book? Purchase that here.
Do you need Scotch Quick dry Adhesive for this book? Purchase that here.
Purchase the dimensional three trees book here.

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Retailers: This book comes in a clear hang bag with a label and is priced at $7.99. Order in 6's.
I thought you might enjoy some word books that were sent in to use that were finished by customers! These are great, fun examples of the many things you can do with word books!

By Sydnei Vinson


By Sidnei Vinson
By Sidnei Vinson

By Karla Vaught
You can order any kind of Build A Book on our website here. to order a book like INDY 500..you would need to order a 7 letter book, and then put in the comments section INDY 500. It's just a fun program that we love to play around with!
We're open this weekend! Hope to see you soon! (10am-5pm)
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132

Custom Word Books

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I thought you might enjoy some word books that were sent in to use that were finished by customers! These are great, fun examples of the ma...

New Dimensional Chipboard Book....CLOCK


Here comes another one of our new chipboard books! The clock face! This book comes with chipboard pieces and pages. You must assemble. Layer clock elements to give your clock front a dimensional look. The letters on the front do not come with the book. They are listed in the supply list below.



Pages 1 and 2. Just having fun with the papers and embellishments. See that flower?

The flower is made with tissue tape, and the wonder tape sheet I explained last week (scroll down). To make this one though you start from the outside edge and work into the middle, folding and pleating as you go.




This page has a pocket on the left...perfect with filling with tags. Can't help but use that zipper tape from My Minds Eye...(I love zippers).

Products used: Creek Bank Creations Dimensional Clock Book

Tim Holtz Distress Ink: fired brick, black soot, brushed corduroy Ink Blending tool to apply ink

Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Newsprint (letters on front) Tim Holtz TinyAttacher or stapler Tim Holtz Edge Distressor Tim Holtz Tissue Tape Symphony Scotch Quick Dry Beacons 3 in1 7 Gypsies Lille Tags 7 Gypsies Lille Paper: Beautiful, Life is Good, Coeur, Crazy Love My Minds Eye Trim Stella & Rose Hazel Memories Trim (zipper) Ranger Wonder Tape (for making flower from Tissue Tape) Misc: snap rings, ribbon, paper clip


This product is in stock and shipping.

This product is available for wholesale purchase. (order in 6's).


Julie Creek

Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

101 Ross Street

Muncie, IL 61857

217-548-2132

creekbc@comcast.net

www.creekbankcreations.com

New Dimensional Clock Book

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New Dimensional Chipboard Book.... CLOCK Here comes another one of our new chipboard books! The clock face! This book comes with chipboa...
Art Bin Super Satchel in stock and shipping!

A new great way to store cartridges! In stock and shipping! Just $19.99! Order here today!

Just a brief update what is going here at Creek Bank Creations!
We will be in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend at The Creating Keepsakes Convention.
The shop is closed from now on when I'm at a show, so we won't be open until March 18 & 19th in Muncie, Illinois.

We typically work at the shop on Tue and Wed FOR SURE..so those are days that are great if you need to contact us, or drop by and pick something up. (Please always call before you drive out 217-548-2132).

Lots more updates below...keep reading!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc.
www.creekbankcreations.com

Art Bin Shipping

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Art Bin Super Satchel in stock and shipping! A new great way to store cartridges! In stock and shipping! Just $19.99! Order here today !...
New Styles of 6"x12" chipboard
New Chipboard styles to play with! Once again cut from our heayweight chipboard. This allows you to design and play with it to your hearts content. Two new styles Mini Banner, and Mini triangle. Great for making accents on your pages.
Here's a close up of the banner I made. I covered the mini triangles with paper, then accented them with stickles. I added the chipboard letters that I painted, and accented with stickles too. I adhered the bakers twine across the top with Beacon's Fabric tac. Great stuff when you need a tacky strong hold that dries clear.

Mini Triangles
Mini Banners

Supplies I used on this page:
Creek Bank Creations 12x12 Tree
Creek Bank Creations 6x12 Birds and Cage Chipboard
Creek Bank Creations 6x12 Mini Triangles Chipboard

Retail partners: We rack the chipboard products right with the papers in our shop. The 12x12 board comes in a clear bag with a hang hole. The 6x12 pieces come with a large hole for easy hanging. These pieces work great for kits and projects because you can use them for any color you want!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
creekbc@comcast.net

New 6x12 Chipboard

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New Styles of 6"x12" chipboard New Chipboard styles to play with! Once again cut from our heayweight chipboard. This allows you ...
New Dimensional Sand Castle Book
The first in a series of dimensional chipboard books from Creek Bank Creations! I wanted to make books that had dimension to them, things we could pop up, put photos behind and stick things out of. Over the next few weeks you'll be seeing my newly designed chipboard books. All our books are cut from our heavy weight chipboard.

How many of our competitors albums could you cover with this amount of Mudd Puddles product....have it NOT warp...and still stand up beautifully?This sand castle book comes with parts, and 4 pages. The first thing you want to do is cover the castle parts, and water with Mudd Puddles. I used Malibu, ocean, and Tahiti. A THIN COAT of Mudd Puddles, then use the knife to clean off your edges. Allow to air dry 2 hours, then cover with wax paper and put a book on them overnight to dry.
Decide what you are going to do with the background of page 1. I covered mine with paper, and I covered the back as well. You could also accent them with ink, or paint them. While you are waiting for Mudd Puddles to dry, cover the front and back of page 1 as desired.

Once you have the front covered, and the parts are dry start putting it all together.
Glue the top part on first, adhering it with Scotch Quick Dry directly to the chipboard. Work down, and get ready to put on the next two smaller pieces.

Each kit comes with one extra piece of chipboard. It will be a smaller scrap piece. You'll want to take this piece, and cut small squares to adhere to the back edges of your next two pieces. I placed these small chipboard pop dots on the edges, giving the book strength. Adhere these pieces onto the sand castle parts using Scotch Quick Dry adhesive. Adhere the castle parts to the book using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

The final step is to adhere the larger bottom piece. You will want to cut more chipboard pop dots, and adhere them to the castle just like the other pieces. I cut pieces to support the outside edge, and the lower bottom edge. It will help if you cut the pieces the same size as the castle parts you are trying to support. Adhere castle to page.

Now there may be places on the edges that your chipboard pop dots show. Just go back and cover those areas with Mudd Puddles and allow them to dry overnight.

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Each of the new books has a scalloped page, and two other waterfall pages. All cut from heavyweight chipboard. I used My Minds Eye Sunshine Boy to accent this book. I love this paper!
I used
Good Day Sunshine Boy Punch Out
Good Day Sunshine Boy Beach Huts Paper
Good Day Sunshine Boy Bold Dots Paper
Good Day Sunshine Boy Boardwalk Paper
Good Day Sunshine Boy Hit The Road
Good Day Sunshine Boy Writing On The Wall

I used Maya Road Chipboard Alphas for the front cover, accented with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.

It's a great deal of fun and makes me long for lazy days at the beach!

Do you need snap rings for your book?I used 1" rings. Purchase them here!
Do you need a crop a dile to punch holes in your book? Purchase that here.

The overall size of this book is 5.5" wide, and 8.5" long.

This is apart of our new book product line and will not start shipping until March 9, 2011.

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com
creekbc@comcast.net

New Sand Castle Album

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New Dimensional Sand Castle Book The first in a series of dimensional chipboard books from Creek Bank Creations! I wanted to make books that...

Palm Tree Book
There will be many new chipboard books coming in the next week or so. As I finish samples I'll be posting them here. I will list on the website when each book is ready to ship. This book will begin shipping next Wednesday (March 9th). Order the palm tree book here.

This is a fun 5.75x5.5.75 round book, simple for vacation or cruise photos. I've accented the book front with Mudd Puddles.
I've used:

Mudd Puddles can be applied with the applicator knife, and spread THIN. Allow to air dry 2 hours, then cover with wax paper and put books on top of it. This will keep your project from warping. If you are using Mudd Puddles on paper use it sparingly...it is a wet product and will warp your stuff!

Hope you enjoy seeing new products as they arrive!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132

Palm Tree Book

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Palm Tree Book There will be many new chipboard books coming in the next week or so. As I finish samples I'll be posting them here. ...
2011 Chipboard Book

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It's here! The 2011 Chipboard book. Perfect for graduation, or other special memories. Our chipboard books are cut from the heaviest chipboard on the market. Our books come as plain books, and you accent as desired. I've painted this book with acrylic paint, and accented the numbers with stickles glitter glue. (ohhhh the joy!!!)

This book is available for our retail partners. Do you want to sell it? Make a sample with your local team colors!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com
creekbc@comcast.net

2011 Chipboard Book

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2011 Chipboard Book It's here! The 2011 Chipboard book . Perfect for graduation, or other special memories. Our chipboard books are...
I love the expression "life is good" so when this paper came out from 7 Gypsies I wanted to make something with it. I like this expression because it helps me focus on the many rich blessings in my life. This kit starts with Creek Bank Creations Scalloped chipboard piece which measures around 11.75x11.75. Now our chipboard sheets are simply BETTER than any other chipboard I've seen on the market today...and often ours is a better price. Our chipboard is board weight heavy stuff, so it doesn't flop over after you work with it. I've included an optical lens from 7 Gypsies, a full package of tags and lots of fun in this kit. I think it's fun to learn new techniques when you do a kit, and this kit has that! (keep reading) You can purchase the kit here.

Would you like to create your own board? Order the 11.75 Scallop here!

The kit contains all the papers, chipboard, embellishments and instructions for you to put the kit together at home. You will also need the following supplies:
black embroidery floss, rock candy stickles, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy (or brown ink), Ink Blending tool if using Distress Ink, Creek Bank Creations Sanding stick, Adhesive (Scotch quick dry to adhere paper to chipboard, and Glossy Accents to attach lens to page), Brayer (optional), Sew Easy Stitch Piercing tool and blanket head for stitching. (please note we are out of stock of sew easy tools until mid march!)

You may of noticed this kit contains a flower. I've included the products you need to make the flower in the kit, and step by step instructions. It's worth me posting here how to make these flowers. Some say you need a special adhesive product to make these flowers. REALLY want you need is a great high tac adhesive, and a sheet of Wonder Tape from Ranger will do this for you. Wonder tape comes in a 8x10 sheet, and can be cut with scissors, or die cut into any shape you want. In this case we're cutting it into a circle......

Let’s make the flower!
A. Locate the red twill, and the wonder tape. Cut the tape into a 2” circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect.B. Take the red liner off the top. Leave the paper on the back. Take the end of the twill and fold it over.C. Push the folded over piece into the middle.D. If it is standing up too tall, just push it straight down.

E. Grab the twill and begin twist it, and pushing it down into the adhesive. Just keep twisting the twill, sticking it down, and turning the adhesive circle around.F. You can scrunch it up, push it down, then twist and stick it down. Just keep twisting, scrunching and sticking, and turning.
When you've filled the entire circle, take scissors and trim off any extra white showing'
H. Cut the twill so that you have about 1/4” left, and push it into the adhesive on the back.
When you get ready to put the flower on your page, just peel and stick it down. This looks great with twill, but can be used with any kind of trim. (wider stuff needs cut down)

Now that's really fun, really cool, and really easy!
By the kit here!
By the Wonder Tape here!

Earlier on this blog (yesterday) I posted a sale flyer. Did you see it? Did you notice the coupon for twill? Now you know why! Bring the coupon to the shows, or our shop, and use to to purchase some twill...then you can make your own flowers!

Oh Happy Day!
Tom and Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations,Inc
101 Ross Street
Muncie, IL 61857
217-548-2132
www.creekbankcreations.com
creekbc@comcast.net

Life is Good Kit

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Life is Good Kit I love the expression "life is good" so when this paper came out from 7 Gypsies I wanted to make something with i...