Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Summer time is in full swing here in the USA, and there are plenty of people enjoying their vacations on a sandy shore somewhere. With vacations by the sea in mind, I created a fun beach themed card that includes … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Verna Angerhofer

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog! Today we have a beautiful card from our Guest Designer: Verna Angerhofer of VA’s Creative Clutter. Verna not only created a lovely card, but she’s sharing a fun tutorial for creating that faux woodgrain … Continue reading

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Heritage Themed Receipt Holder

As promised, the vintage receipt holder is making another appearance! There are limitless ideas for decorating these awesome “Mix the Media” displays, and I’ve chosen a “Heritage Theme” this time. I’m including a free printable at the end of this … Continue reading

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Floral Timepiece

Today’s card features a lot of Tim Holtz products. Not only is the clock ones of his dies, but there’s quite a few layers of distress ink in one form or another. To create the background for my card, I … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Sandie Lobbezoo

We’re back with another guest design post from Sandie of Sandie’s Card Garden. Once again she “knocked my socks off” with her over-the-top beautiful card! I love that gorgeous bouquet of flowers decorating her pretty frame! Sandie shares how she … Continue reading

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July Challenge – Link Party #30

It’s challenge time again, and here on the Eastern seaboard of the USA it’s summer time!  When I think of summer, I think of: Picnics with my family, evening walks on the beach, fresh veggies from the garden, waffle cones … 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 and will receive a prize from Top Picks will be a favorite of mine from the projects linked up, and will … Continue reading

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Packing Tape Glitter Technique

Today I’m sharing a fun technique for adding glitter behind your die cuts pieces. All you need is a piece of packing tape! Step One: Die cut your image Step Two: Adhere a piece of clear packing tape to the … Continue reading

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Technical Issues

FYI – Both the blog and the store experienced technical issues this week when their hosting site lost a hard drive. Thank you for your patience while we waited for repairs. We’re hoping the store will be up and running … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Sandie Lobbezoo

Time for another guest design post! Today we’re privileged to have Sandie from Sandie’s Card Garden sharing her talent with us! Sandie created a gorgeous wedding day card with so many beautiful details! I just can’t stop looking at this … Continue reading

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