Memories Wall Decor
by Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
Special thanks to Trudie Dillion for sharing her photos with me!

This wall decor starts with the Memories word frame from Clear Scraps.  The word frame comes with 1 acrylic front board with customized laser cut words and a back solid chipboard piece.  It measures 7"wide by 28" long.

You will need the following supplies:
Memories Wall Decor
Paper cutter
Blue Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Glossy Accents Adhesive
Beacon's 3 in 1 or Beacons Fabric Tac 
Zip Dry Adhesive
Creek Bank Creations Big Brother Sanding Stick
2 pieces pattern paper or cardstock your choice
small scissors
Dry Erase Marker
Magic Matter
Crop A Dile 

You might notice I've listed four kinds of adhesive for this project.  I realize that is a great deal of adhesive.  I honestly try to keep the adhesive use at a min. because I know costs add up.  This project, however, uses several different types of products and those products require certain adhesives or the project will fall apart!

To get started with the clear front remove the piece from the packaging and locate the clear piece.  The clear piece as a protective liner on the front and the back and you need to peel it off.
Get your Glossy Accents adhesive out and gather up the some sand.
Decide where you want to put the sand and add the glossy accents to those places. I placed sand on the clear sheet on the corners AND in several places where I knew I would want to hide adhesive LATER.  When the clear piece is finished we will want to adhere it to the chipboard backing with Zip Dry.  If you place sand around in different places it will give you a place to put adhesive that will NOT show. 
Drop the sand on the adhesive.  GENTLY tap off the excess.  Allow to dry several hours (at least 12 hours)

While clear piece is drying you can work on the back.

I gave the piece this collage look because I did not want a direct paper line showing.  To achieve this look gather up your paper, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Blue ink and the ink blending tool.

Tear the paper into various shapes. 
Use the ink blending tool to apply ink to the edges of all the scrap paper.
 Adhere the paper to the chipboard background.
Use Creek Bank Creations Sanding Stick to sand the edge clean so your edge is perfect.
Ink the entire edge with the blue ink and the ink blending tool.  

Locate your photos and the clear piece. 
Choose your photos and lay the clear piece on top of the photo.  Use the dry erase pen to draw the line or shape directly onto the photo front.  If you have printed your photos at home make sure the ink on the photo is set and dry before using the marker on them. 

When cutting small items and details you should use small scissors.  Use the scissors to cut the letter/shape out on the line.  When you've got it cut out use a tissue to wipe off the dry erase marker.
I think the letters need matted onto cardstock so I use the magic matter tool for that! 
Use the smallest disk in the set and place it on the edge of the photo.  Use a pencil and place the lead of the pencil inside the hole in the center of the disk.  Gently roll the disk along the edge of your photo and draw a line for cutting.  (I like to use a mechanical pencil which allows me to push the lead out farther and place it in the hole of the magic matter) 

Mat all the photos!
Adhere the photos to the chipboard backing placing them where the hole in the letters hits.  Use Beacon's Fabric adhesive when adhering the letters as this glue does not dry fast and it will give you time to move the letters where you want them.

Once you are sure the front is dry you can add shells to your clear piece.  Adhere shells with Glossy Accents.  If you have glossy accents showing, simply drop some sand onto it., and it will cover up any "glue" showing. 
Now to the netting!  I fond the netting at the fabric store.  It was the look I wanted for this piece.  You can use any netting you like, or you could leave it off.  the netting is adhered to the BACK of the chipboard FIRST.  Lay it down how you think you would like it, wrap it to the back and use Beacon's Fabric Tac to adhere it to the back.

Messy for sure!  Once the back is dry you can flip it over and use a tiny bit of Beacon's Fabric tac where you know sand will end up covering it up.  You don't have to glue the entire piece down, as the clear section will hold it down.  

Adhere the clear to the chipboard by using Zip Dry adhesive where the sand places and shells are.  Allow to dry overnight. 

Use the Crop A Dile Tool to punch holes in the top corners for hanging.  If you don't own a crop a dile tool get your husband's drill and use it!

You can find all the products for this project on our website here!

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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Together Wall Hanging
by Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

The Large Expressions clear word titles are a great option for decorating.  The are totally clear so you can accent them any way you like.  They measure around 5"x15".

Supplies you need for this project:
Together Large Word Expression Clear
Your color choice of acrylic paint
Sponge or sponge brush for applying paint
Stazon Spiced Chai permanent ink
Stazon Ganache permanent ink
Stamp of your choice.  We used a swirl stamp.
Fiskars Stamp press
Creek Bank Creations Big Brother Sanding Stick
12x12 clear sheeting
Zip Dry Adhesive 
4 pieces 4"x6" heavyweight chipboard

Our product starts out totally clear. 

I altered and added some color, and hung it with some chipboard for a wall hanging.
Locate the word, your choice of acrylic paint and a sponge.  

Take the clear liner off the clear expression word.  It is located on both sides.  Turn the word over and apply a small amount of paint on the back with a sponge. Allow the paint to dry. 

Take the Creek Bank Creations Big Brother Sanding Stick and scratch the back of the piece, removing much of the paint.
Locate the Stazon Ganache ink and turn the ink pad upside down.  Rub the ink over the back of the word as shown.
Swipe if over the title several times.  Allow to dry.
Locate the Stazon Ink Spiced Chai ink and repeat. 
Cover the back with ink until you get the look you like. 
Turn the piece to the front.  Locate the stamp you want to accent the front with.  Adhere it to the Fiskars stamp press using the cling mount.  Turn the stamp press over and ink the stamp up with the Spiced Chai ink.   This photo shows the Fiskars stamp press.  I've had some questions about it so I will explain what it is!  The stamp press in the photo above is upside down.  The stamp press is great for stamping because you use the grid to place your stamp, then when you turn it over to stamp you can see exactly where you are stamping.  Love this tool, especially when stamping words or text to the inside of cards!  
Turn the stamp press over and stamp the word with the stamp.  Cover the front to your liking with the stamp and the ink.
Hang on the wall just this or accent it with chipboard!

To make the wall hanging locate a clear sheet (on our website listed above in the supply list)  and cut the piece into two pieces 4"wide by 12" long.  Adhere the chipboard, word and pieces onto the clear sheet with Zip Dry Adhesive. Type the phrase "wonderful place to be" on your computer and adhere it to the front.  Accent with flowers. 

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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
Class:  A Charming Surface!  Teacher Julie Creek
Saturday 10am   November 15th Cost $15.00
2 hour class
Appropriate for any skill leve
Sign Up for the class here!

This class is hosted by Creek Bank Creations at Scrap Camp in West Lebanon, Indiana.  This is a weekend event, but you can register for classes and just take classes. We will have several vendors on site and if you just want to shop and take classes you can.  If you want to take classes, and eat lunch with us on Saturday you can buy lunch on site for $7.00. If you choose this option you will not have a table to scrapbook at and there will be no lodging.  Email Julie at with questions. 

Join me as I teach you one of the most requested expansion surfaces I created. I'm teaching it again because you asked!  We will build a two page layout using a 12"x12" top loading format.  During class I will show you the other surfaces that I've developed and you will take home instructions so that you can make them all when you get home.  What are surfaces?  They are simply more places within a scrapbook page to place photos, journaling and embellishments! 
We will build this layout in class!  
Yep there it is the piece that slides out!

Oh yeh!  That entire page flips up!

I will share these layouts with you and give you full instructions for making them later!

This class is apart of our weekend event Scrap Camp.  Join us for the entire weekend or just sign up to take classses.
Learn more about Scrap Camp Here!
Sign up for this class here!
Hope to see you there!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Cookie In A Jar Kit

Mason Jars are so fun to work with because of all the creative options!  We've picked up a few mason jar items I think you will enjoy!

These wire items are heavy duty and offer many creative fun options for crafting!
I've put together a fun kit for Christmas Gift Giving that makes it so simple to give a cookie in a jar gift!

The kit contains the directions, the pre-printed cards, the ribbon and the punched pieces.  Just assemble and embellish!
Cut the recipe cards out and mat them on the red paper included. Slip into the wire holder. (wire holder not in the kit.  Find them on our website here.  

Turn the glitter paper over to the backside and trace the jar lid onto the paper.  Cut it out and adhere it to the lid.
Adhere the red ribbon to the jar ring using Beacon's three in 1 Adhesive. (Beacon's Adhesive not in the kit.  Find that on our website here)

Accent the punched holly leaves with green stickles glitter glue (Not in the kit, found on our website here) and accent the snowflakes with icicle stickles glitter glue (Not in the kit, but found on our website here )  Allow to dry.  Punch a hole in the pieces and thread them with bakers twine.  Tie them to the top.  Accent the neck jar with bakers twine. 

Add the Chalkboard label.  (Not in the kit.  Found on our website here

The wire items and the Chocolate Chip Cookie in A Jar Recipe Kit can be found on our website here!
Happy Creating!
Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Fun Flip Books

It starts out as a simple kraft book.  It's already put together.  You only have to add photos and paper!
Watch the video below to see how it works!

It makes the greatest, easiest flip book ever!

Here is what you need to know!  There is a clear tab on the right side of the back page of this book.  The books wants to get stuck on this tab.  To keep this from happening place a photo or cardstock completely over the tab.  This solves the problem!  

You can buy the flip book on our website here! 

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creaitons, Inc.
$100.00 crafting Weekends!
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Fun Flip Books

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Fun Flip Books It starts out as a simple kraft book.  It's already put together.  You only have to add photos and paper! Watch the ...
Baby Boy MDF Board

It started out as a raw mdf book.  Simple Enough.  This unit comes as two separate pieces.  I put paper on the back piece using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and paper from a paper pad.

I covered the front with the backside of this paper.
When adhering paper you want to use a thin line of glue, and run your hand over it and make sure you don't have any air bubbles.

Use Creek Bank Creations Sanding stick to sand the edges of the paper off the mdf product.  This gives you a clean edge.  

Accent the edges with a blue ink pad using the ink blending tool to apply ink.

Adhere the two pieces together using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Mark where you want your knobs to sit and drill a hole for them.  Place them on the board.

Accent with string or bakers twine.  Hang the photos and pieces of paper from the paper pad onto the string with safety pins.

Make your own clothes pin accents by adhering paper to the clothes pins with Scotch Quick Dry.  Sand the edges clean with the sanding stick.  Accent the piece adding the close pins as desired.  Adhere them in with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. 

This project can be adapted in so many wonderful ways.  
Thank you Debbie for the photos!

You can find all the products to make this project on our website here!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, inc.
River Retreat House
$100.00 crafting retreat weekends!