I am not a huge crafter, but I’m definitely prone to lofty goals for making scrapbooks or cards for that “someday” when I have more time.

That’s why I am marking my calendar for the upcoming Indiana Paper Arts Gathering, hosted by Tom and Julie Creek. The Creeks own paper crafts manufacturing company Creek Bank Creations, and their goal for the gathering is to provide education and spark more interest in the world of scrapbooking, card crafting and other paper crafting.

New Dates

This event has been moved this year from its traditional November dates to Sept. 24-26, 2021, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex in Danville, Indiana. If you love paper crafting including cardmaking and scrapbooking at any level, you won't want to miss this.

The event will include classes to teach new skills and techniques and multiple vendors to stock up on all the paper and tools you need.

Tickets & RegistrationIndiana Paper Arts Gathering

Full weekend tickets, which include three days of crafting at an 8-foot table, a gift from Creek Bank Creations, a door prize and four meals are still available for $175.

To register, click here.

Anyone can also come during the weekend to shop or to attend a class. New in 2021 is an expanded class schedule that includes cardmaking, ornament, recipe albums and more. You must pre-register for classes (because there are supply lists you will need).

To pre-register for specific classes, click here.

Smore Cropping Fun

The theme for the weekend is Smore Cropping Fun, and participants will decorate their tables and participate in a costume contest. The goal of the weekend is to bring people up to date on the newest trends, tools and techniques in paper crafting. There will be demonstrations and “hands-on” experts on site to help you with your projects.

Tom and Julie consider themselves walking textbooks when it comes to knowledge about paper crafting, and they love to answer questions and share their knowledge.


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Stay the NightStaybridge Suites

To make the most of the event, rooms are available at the Staybridge Suites in Plainfield for a reduced rate. Learn more about the rates and group codes here.

Need to take a break from cropping? Be sure to visit the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Downtown Danville just up the road from the Fairgrounds for shopping, snacks and more.

Whether you’re an avid papercrafter or merely have an interest, come and check out the Indiana Paper Arts Gathering. If nothing else, you’ll meet some friendly, creative people and maybe leave with a few extra pretty things for your craft cabinet.