- I carefully unwound the wire from my notebook and removed the front cover
- Using the cover as a template, I trimmed a piece of kraft card stock to size
- Next, I laid the cover over the kraft card stock and punched tiny holes across the top with my crop-a-dile
- I rounded the bottom corners of my cover with a corner punch, and re-attached it to the note pad
Now you’re ready to decorate! I used several different papers from the Red Sampler Pack (Canvas Corp), a Martha Stewart heart border punch, red ric rac ribbon from Petaloo, and some natural colored burlap string.
Now it’s your turn to share the projects you’ve been working on. Stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and add any project that includes a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Happy Crafting!
It’s Friday, and that means we get to share the work of one of you as a guest designer here on the Cropstop blog!! I love all the different styles and techniques that paper crafters use to create projects, and sharing your work in this spot is an inspiration and joy! This week we’re back with a gorgeous journal spread from my sweet friend, Cheri Weston of Stamp’n Boomer. I just love all the wonderful details she included in this spread — I can’t quit looking at it!
Here’s what Cheri says about putting this beautiful project together: “I’m here again as guest designer with another project for CropStop. A place for some one stop papercraft shopping.
Today I’d like to share with you a page from my art journal using the Dyan Reaveley Creative Journey Journal .
To begin, I prepared the double page with Gel Matte Medium and laid Tim Holtz Tissue paper over it, smoothing it but leaving some wrinkles for texture as I went along. Once the tissue paper was dry I then added some Candied Apple Distress Ink to color the background. Making sure the ink was dry, I again covered both pages with the gel matte medium and glued dollar store paper napkins, that I had trimmed, in the upper corners.
While that layer was drying, I stamped the Stampers Anonymous stamp “Ice Skate” (It’s a blueprint stamp), onto cardstock and colored them. I then fussy cut them and set them aside. From pieces of scrap paper, die cut the packages with a Sizzix Alterations die then distressed their edges.
Going back to the journal which was now dry, I splattered some white acrylic paint to appear as snow and took a damp baby wipe and wiped it in areas to soften the image. I placed the skates and packages where I wanted them and glued them in place. I added dimensionals to the front skate to make it appear forward from the other. I added pieces of embroidery thread to hang and secured those to the back of the page. After adding some ribbon on the packages it was time for the sentiment.
In my stash I had some tiny alphabet stamps I’ve had for ions using them, I took a scrap piece of black card stock and stamped out the words in white pigment ink, cutting and separating them from the original piece. The word “wonderful” was created using some old Thickers I had hanging around. I used my white gel pen to highlight them.
There you have it! Thank you so much for stopping by and once again I thank Ester Asbury for inviting me to guest design for CropStop.”
Now it’s your turn…..Stop by the February Link Party and showoff any projects that include a few supplies from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Who knows? Maybe you’re work will be featured here next time!
Chosen by random.org, the winner is:
Please email Haylie-Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org within seven (7) days to claim your prize. Be sure to include your physical mailing address so she can get your prize out to you right away.
Great job everyone! Thanks so much for linking your lovely projects up to Cropstop! We love seeing your work via the link up, so swing by the current party and showoff the projects you’ve been working on!
Time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog. Today we have a super cute (and FUN!!) card from my sweet friend Cheri Weston of Stamp’n Boomer.
Here’s what Cheri says about creating this adorable Valentine card: “Today is a exciting day for me, I’ve been asked my my crafting friend, Esther Asbury to be a guest designer for CropStop, a fabulous one-stop shopping place for many brands for papercrafters.
I positioned my chosen birds on my MISTI stamp positioner where I wanted them to be on the panel. After stamping them with Memento black ink, I colored them with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done, I positioned the coordinating die over each bird and die cut them out. I then trimmed the panel with a stitched border die from My Favorite Things and replaced the birds into the negative space on the panel. This gives a lot of dimension to the individual birds. I added a MFT heart balloon die, which was cut out of hot pink card stock multiple times and stacked on top of each other. For a final touch of dimension I added Glossy Accents to the eyes. The sentiment, hearts and little bouquet are all from the Stampers Anonymous “Things/Talk” from Tim Holtz.
Thank you for asking me to be a guest designer for CropStop blog. I’ll be back next week with another project for you.”
I love the way Darlene created her cabin scene behind her die cut snowflake — such a cool technique!
Hope to see you there!
- I cut a heart shape out of brown card stock
- I inked the front side of it with Versamark Watermark ink
- I added a layer of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
- Using my heat gun, I melted the UTEE
- Working quickly – while the surface was still wet I added another layer of UTEE and heat set
- I repeated the process 4 times
- While the last layer was still wet I placed a background stamp on top and pressed lightly (I inked my stamp with Versamark Watermark first)
- After letting it set for just a bit (maybe 30 seconds) I removed the heart and trimmed away the excess UTEE with sharp scissors
- I added some Picket Fence Distress Stain and set my embellishment aside to dry while I made my card
- Ran a piece of kraft card stock through my Fiskars paper crimper
- Die cut a piece of red card stock with the Mixed Media Dies (Tim Holtz)
- Added some natural burlap string across the bottom
- Die cut the sentiment using the Sentiment Words Thinlits (Tim Hotlz)
- Added some Prima Flowers and Pearls to my heart embelishment
- For even more dimension, I popped my heart up off the card using Mounting Tape
- Inside I added a SU sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide
Time for another guest design post here on the blog. Today we’re sharing a gorgeous winter card created by: Ann Greenspan of Ann Greenspan’s Crafts. Here’s what Ann says about putting her beautiful card together:
“My card was made using two Sizzix trees left over from a previous card. They were cut using some gold foiled dsp.
To make the background, I first embossed a piece of white card stock with the Crafts-Too Lattice embossing folder. Then, using my finger, I rubbed on some Vintage Green gilding wax by Creative Expressions.
The layers of the card are held together with 1/4″ Scor Tape and Tombow Mono Adhesive runner. For areas on the front of the card where I didn’t want the glue to show, such as for the sprigs on the deer necks, I used Creative Expressions Specialist Acrylic Glue. It is the only glue I trust to not show on my cards. It even dries clear on foiled cardstock.”
Supplies Ann used
- Crafts-Too Lattice embossing folder
- Sizzix Winter Card Front die set
- Frantic Stamper Northern Star
- Impression Obsession Deer Trio
- Impression Obsession Fir Sprig Set
- Elizabeth Crafts Designs Shimmer Sheetz (bottom layer)
- Tombow Mono Adhesive tape dispenser
- Scor Tape
- Creative Expressions Vintage Holly Gilding Wax
- Creative Expressions Specialist Acrylic Glue (dries clear)
Thank you Ann for sharing this stunning card with us today. Now it’s YOUR turn! Stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and link up any project that uses some products from companies Cropstop carries in the store.
I love the way Karen used Distress Oxide inks to create a soft and lovely card “outside of her comfort zone!”
Hope to see you there!