Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mini Chalkboard

  Today I’m sharing another variation of the Mix The Media Mini Chalkboards. Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this mini piece of home decor: 6 x 6 Mix the Media Chalkboard Petaloo Lace (Blues) Petaloo Flower … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Birgit Norton

It’s time for another guest design post here on the Cropstop blog. This weeks guest designer is Birgit Norton of Crafting While I Wait. Birgit has made a beautiful set of Shabby Refrigerator Magnets to share with us today. I … Continue reading

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Heidi Swapp Stencils

Do you enjoy using stencils on your projects? Have you ever tried the mini Heidi Swapp sets? I especially like the Frames Set that look like little Polaroid photos. Unfortunately, I’m not always very creative with turning them into cards. … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Birgit Norton

Today we have a beautiful card created by our talented guest designer, Birgit Norton of Crafting While I Wait. Birgit not only created a lovely card, but also included some extra photos of the process and a great tutorial for … Continue reading

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Masculine Mixed Media Tag

Today’s creation is something totally out of the ordinary for me — mixed media, a tag, and masculine! Both mixed media and masculine are areas I “struggle” in, but lately I’ve been branching out and trying my hand at both. … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Vicki Robertson

We’re back for a final guest design post from Vicki Robertson of He”artful” Validation .  Not only did she create a lovely baby boy card, but she’s also sharing a great tutorial for creating shaker cards!  Let’s get to it… … Continue reading

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August Challenge – Link Party #31

It’s time for a new link party here on the Cropstop blog! Before I get to today’s project, I want to take a minute to thank each one of you who faithfully link up to this blog each month.  It … Continue reading

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Winner and Top Pick

Time to announce our winner and top pick from the last link up! Winners are chosen by random.org and will receive a prize from Cropstop.com Top Picks will be a favorite of mine from the projects linked up, and will … Continue reading

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Creating Backgrounds

One thing I love about the paper crafting world is that we all have our own style and there’s no right or wrong way to create our art. “Variety is the spice of life,” and I enjoy trying different techniques and … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Vicki Robertson

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog and another guest design post by Vicki Robertson of  He”artful” Validation of Vicki. Vicki has two beautiful Christmas themed tags to share with us today. Here’s what she says about creating them: “We are … Continue reading

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