Precious Memories Page Kit
We've used the Graphic 45 Precious Memories on our newest page kit.  
The kit includes complete instructions and all the papers. 
You can purchase the kit on our website here. 
You can purchase the paper by the sheet here. 

 You provide 4 sheets white cardstock, pop dtos, adhesive, paper trimmer and ink for accenting the edges.  We used Tim Holtz Tumbled glass distress ink, and applied the ink with the ink blending tool.
I accented the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  The ink was applied with the ink blending tool. 

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House
$100.00 Crafting Weekends
Accordion Rectangle Frame Card

Karen Burniston continues to pump out fantastic die shapes while working with the Manufacturer Elizabeth Crafts. Today we will look at the Accordion Rectangle Card  and the Katie Frame Flourish Edges Die and learn to how make a great Mother's Day Card!

The first thing you will want to do is open the Accordion Rectangle package and separate the pieces of the die.  This die package actually has 5 pieces in it.  I separate the pieces using my button shank remover tool, but any snips that reach into the space will work.  To make the card we are building today you need the large rectangle piece.  You can set the other pieces aside for now.

 I made a three page card.  This means when you cut the large page pieces you need to cut three pieces.  I have found some heavyweight cardstock is best for this project.  (Bazzill)  You can make a larger piece if you want to, just cut more pages!
I accented my card with the Katy Frame Flourish edges.  You will need to die cut this piece 6 times to get all the edges covered like I did.  There is a trick to this and I show that in the video below. 

I have accented my card with the Mason Jar Die Set.  You will find more details on that below.  

I accented all the edges of my card and pieces using the ink blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. 

It's a fun card and you can build it into anything you want!  
Watch my video below to learn how!

Products Used



Bazzill Metallic Cardstock for lid. 

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Creek Bank Creations, inc.
River Retreat House
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I love sending cards with a twist!

I love sending hand made cards.  I love thinking about the look on their face when they discover some cool twist I've thrown into the cards.  If you are like me and enjoy that pleasure you will really like the 

They are simple and really don't look like much but they are FUN!  The bottom edge of this die does not cut, so when you attach it to paper and run it through your die cut machine you get this really great place to make the card stand up in!  There are new dies that are being added to this line that we are expecting anyday! 

 The You can watch my instructional video here that tells how to use these fun dies!  (if you subscribe to my you tube channel you will get an email each time I post a new video!) card does lay flat and fit into an envelope for mailing! As you can see you can decorate the cards any way you like at the top! 

You can watch my instructional video here that tells how to use these fun dies!  (if you subscribe to my you tube channel you will get an email each time I post a new video!) 
Stand Up Helper Cards

You can also view my Custom Pin Board for Stand Up Helper cards on Pinterest!

You can purchase these dies through our website here!   
I will be vendoring in Evansville, Indiana Feb. 21 (next Saturday) at Crop For Cure.  It is not too late to sign up and attend this fun cropping event!  

March 7 & 8th I will also be at The Heirloom Productions Show in Indianapolis.  You can view theirwebsite here!  This event is held at the Fair Grounds and is a heavy rubber stand show.  I will bring my scrapbooking goodness and I think you would enjoy shopping the vendors who travel from all over the United States to vendor at this show.  You can buy tickets at the scrapbook Store in Indianapolis.  he store is called The Neu Scrapbook store.  You can find their website here

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Tom and Julie Creek
River Retreat House
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Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Stand Up Cards

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I love sending cards with a twist! I love sending hand made cards.  I love thinking about the look on their face when they discover som...
Eiffel Tower Pop Die
 Make the base card 4 1/4"x11".  Score in the middle at 5.5"
Cut the accent paper for the front 4 1/4"x5 1/2".
I die cut the edge with the decorative edge die. 

Line up the pop up stand die in the center of the die and die cut.
Die cut the Eiffel Tower pieces.  You need two.  Adhere them to the stand bases on the card.
Accent the bottom and top with decorative paper cut 4 1/4" wide by 4" long.  
Adhere string under the paper and thread through the tower top.
Accent with banner pieces! 

Want to see it all on video?  Great here it is!  

Buy the die on our website here!

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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House
Zee Landscape Album Tutorial 
Find the Tutorial for sale on our website! 
Watch the video here!  You can purchase the tutorial for your use at home! 

In this tutorial, we will construct a fun interactive mini album with a landscape orientation. It will accommodate a multitude of pictures sized 5” x 7”, 6” x 4” and smaller.  The Zee the Landscape measures 7” x 9” and contains six double pocket pages, with 12 add on options and has a soft spine. This mini album can be easily customized. Chipboard cut to measure for your album cover, Tyvek tutorial.

 There are just tons of flaps and openings for photos.  Lots of belly bands and gusseted pockets to put your photos and memories.

Find the Tutorial for sale on our website! 
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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House

Split Cover Notebook Tutorial

In this this tutorial, you will construct a fun interactive folio to use for pictures on tags  or photo mounts.  The Split Cover Notebook Folio measures 6” x 8 1/2” and contains multiple pocket options and a 5 1/4” x 7 3/4” six page booklet. This folio has lots of opportunities for individual personalization. Chipboard cut to measure for your album cover and a tutorial will be included in this tutorial.  No paper included in this kit.  

 This album opens up to reveal awesome pockets and places to put photos and journaling.  The holly covered belly band in the photo above opens to reveal several pages that flip up.
 As you keep unfolding the album you find more and more places to put photos.
The last section of the book is located on the far right.  it is actually a mini book that is attached inside the album.  This is just a fun project full of surprises!

Other examples of this book:

Supply list you need:
 1. 12" Full size paper trimmer
 2. Pencil/pen
 3. Ruler prefer centering ruler. 
 6. Double sided tape. (Score Tape  1/4" or Tacky Tape)
 7. Ink for accenting or distressing edges
 9. Scissors
10. craft knife
11. Scor Board  and stylus or something with which to score and fold Prefer as well a large ball embossing tool.
12. Bone folder
15. 2  Brads Large Decorative
17.  Ribbon 1/8" wide by 12" in length.  
18.  Decorative Edge Punch 
Papers and embellishments 
1. 8-10-sheets of 12x12 coordinating Designer Cardstock or an 8x8 pattern paper pack. 
3.  Various embellishments, ribbon trim.  Flat works best. 
Gatefold Album Tutorial

In this Tutorial, we will be learning to use varied techniques to construction a full size (10” x 12”) interactive gate fold album. The basic construction of this album includes multiple variations of the pocket page. The album will accommodate pictures up to 8” x 10”. It will contain lots and lots of Real Estate to attach photos to.  The techniques presented in this tutorial are techniques that can be adapted to create other album types.  A moderate to advanced skill level is required to meet the challenge of this project.

Buy the tutorial on our website here!

Buy the tutorial on our website here!

 Kit Contents – we provide
Full Tutorial
Medium Weight Chipboard – cut to measure for cover
One metal swing closure & findings for mounting
Chipboard mount for swing closure

GATE FOLD FOLIO -  SUPPLIES you must provide.  

Individual Personal Supplies – you provide.  
1) – Pattern paper pack or multiple sheets coordinating designer paper – can be single or double sided – at least 16 sheets. Be sure to bring enough sheets to account for “mistakes”. – Packaged collections work well
2) – 12 x 12 solid color cardstock.  Must be smooth finish.  Must be 65 lb.  (This will be used as the base paper for the album. Select the solid color suitable to your pattern paper selection.) – 16 pieces.  Bring a few extra to allow for mistakes!   This paper choice is IMPORTANT as it affects the entire album.  It must be 65lb smooth cardstock. 
4) – Decorative border punch, scissors or decorative cutter blade for paper trimmer
6) – 12" paper trimmer
7.  Craft knife (exacto knife) 
8) – Scissors
9) – Score board, bone folder, or scoring blade for paper trimmer.  You must have a bone folder.  Score board or trimmer must be 12". 
10) ¼” Score Tape or Red Tacky Tape (sticky tape) 
14)  Brayer
15) Pencil
16)  eraser
17) Small hole punch (1/8" or 1/4") or Crop-a-dile.  A small hand held punch will work, but this hole size is smaller than standard size. 
18) 1" circle punch

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
River Retreat House
$100.00 crafting weekends