By Julie Creek
The Rectangle pull card is a creative die designed by Karen Burniston and manufactured by Elizabeth Crafts.  
The die set contains a "spinner" piece which causes things to "pop up" when you open the card.  
This die set also has that stamp die set on it which I absolutely LOVE!
So how do you make this card?

I like to put mats inside my card so I cut two pieces of paper 7.25"x 5.5".  Put the long side of the paper against the top of your scoreboard and score at 3 5/8".  

 Place the die as shown above in the center fold mark of the die.  I stack up the pieces of cut paper and cut them both at the same time.
 Take the piece you will use as your base and fold the front flap back along the fold line.  Shown above and below.

 Take piece you cut as a mat and cut it down the center on the fold line.  Take each piece and trim 1/8" off of each side of the rectangles.  This will give you mats that fit perfectly.  Ink the edges with brown ink using the Ink blending tool to apply ink. Adhere the mats with thin lines of Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  Match up the die cut marks on both pieces.
Die cut "the spinner" piece that is in the die cut set.  I accented the edges of mine so you could easily see the fold marks.  Fold along the score lines on the piece after it is die cut. 
Place adhesive on the spinner piece where the X is shown above.  

 Fold the spinner in half and set in the fold of the card.  There is a close up below of what this looks like. I used double stick tear tape for adhesive here.
Now place adhesive as shown below on the spinner piece where I've marked with an X. 

Close the card and the spinner piece will stick exactly where it is supposed to stick. 

The spinner is attached and now you can add anything you want to the piece as an accent. 

I accented the front of my card with the Eiffel Tower Die cut, a small banner and an elegant oval shape.  I covered the Eiffel tower with Wink of 
stella for a shimmer finish!

You can view my pinterest page for the Rectangle Pull Card Here! 

Products Used
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 Rectangle Pull Die
Eiffel Tower  
 Elegant Oval Die
Ink Blending Tool
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Martha Stewart Score Board 
1/4" score tape 
Authentique Beauty paper products 
Wink of Stella Shimmer pen

I hope you will share with me what kind of rectangle pull card YOU make!

Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, inc.
201 Center Street
Perrysville, IN
Beautiful Scallop Frame
By Julie Creek
Sometimes products come along that I fall in love with.  I drag them home and wait for inspiration.  This scallop frame is a new product I've been waiting to work on.  Inspiration came a few weeks ago while vendoring at a trade show in Indianapolis.

I had a new product in the booth with one of my favorite sayings on it.  The piece had the saying


on it. This is my expression that describes the fact that life can be difficult.  Life can be very difficult.  It causes you to have to really examine what matters in life and making a choice to fight for those things.  The decorative piece had a photo of my husband Tom and I on it. We were working the trade show and a customer  came up to check out.  She hands me my display piece.  I quickly started referring her back to the rack where the merchandise was, thinking she wanted to buy a plain one to decorate for herself.  She corrected me,


This stopped me dead in my tracks.  I turned to look her straight in the eye and asked her this question.


Her answer was "Well yes I suppose."  It broke my heart.  I refused to sell her the sample (as she was still asking for it) and made her promise she would make one for HERSELF.  Let me tell you friend YOU ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR.  If you don't have anything else to fight for, fight for yourself.  God designed and created you.  God Loves You.  The world needs what ONLY YOU can offer.  

I cam home with this heavy on my heart and when the component sheet from Authentique arrived I knew what I would do with it.

I started with the scallop frame piece.  When you open the package it comes apart in two pieces.  One front and one back.  

I painted the front piece and covered the back piece with pattern paper.  Use the back chipboard piece as a pattern and trace it onto the paper.  Cut it out with scissors.  Adhere the paper to the chipboard using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  Using the correct glue matters because you don't want glue lines, air bubbles or too much moisture. 

Use Creek Bank Creations Large Sanding stick, and place the chipboard piece on the edge of a table.  Pull straight down and sand the paper off the chipboard edges.  This will gives you a PERFECT edge. 
 When you are finished sanding the entire shape, use the ink blending tool to apply black ink to the edges of the covered paper and the edges of the frame. 

Adhere the front to the back using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  

Then the fun begins.  Here I added a curio knob and hung some die cut hearts from it. 

The pull handle is gift from my friend Michelle.  It is no longer available but is one of my favorite things so I added it.  The two hearts represent my two children.  The old camera bulb represent my love for things old and strange, and my creative light! 

 The flowers in the bottom left corner are made with the Majestic Blooms die, and I accented them with Wink of Stella. You can watch a video here and learn to make the flowers too!

So my dear friend it's time to think about what a treasure YOU ARE.  I challenge you today to create something that tells the wonderful story of YOU!


Products Used
Authentique Beauty Component sheet.  The punch out came from this! 

Scallop Frame
Authentique Paper 
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive 

Creek Bank Creations Large Sanding Stick 

Ink blending tool for applying ink onto edges of paper, chipboard and more! 

Great knobs for projects!  Curio Knob.
Heartfelt creations Majestic Bloom Die.  I used this die to make flowers. 

Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die.  I used this to mat the title piece on the scallop frame.  

McGill Paper Blossom Shaping tool kit used to make flowers from the Majestic blooms die. 

Wink of Stella Pen used to had a shot of shimmer to the hanging hearts and petal leaves.

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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, Inc.
201 Center Street
Perrysville, IN
$100.00 Retreat Weekends at River Retreat House

Mini Envelope Book Kit
by Julie Creek
 This mini envelope book kit is a fun and versatile project!  The finished project measures 4.5"x5" with a paper spine.  We sell the kit with raw pieces and instructions.  You can decorate to fit your style!

The charms hanging on the front of this album are some key charms I had in my collection.  I hung them from the knob (Called a hitch fastener) on the front of the album.  To punch a hole in chipboard you need a tool called Crop A Dile.  It punches holes in chipboard and sets eyelets.  You can view a video on the tool here. 

Products used
Mini Envelope Kit Creek Bank Creations, Inc.

Scotch Adhesive to adhere paper to chipboard, and to adhere envelopes together

Creek Bank Creations Sanding Stick to clean the edges of your chipboard after you apply paper.

Hitch Fasteners for front knob
Crop A Dile for punching holes in chipboard

I can't wait to see what you do with this kit!
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Julie Creek
Creek Bank Creations, inc.
201 Center Street
Perrysville, IN
$100.00 weekend retreats at River Retreat House