Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Guest Designer – Christine Miller

Welcome back for another guest design post from the creative Christine Miller of With a Grateful Heart.  Christine has created another lovely spring card for us today using more fun stuff from her CropStop prize package! For this card, Christine … Continue reading

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Pocket Card

Today I’m sharing a lovely little pocket card I created using some of the awesome products found in the CropStop store! DIRECTIONS: Step One: Cut a piece of kraft cardstock into a 4.25 x 9.75 inch strip.  Step Two: Score at … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Christine Miller

Today’s lovely card inspiration comes from our talented guest designer, Christine Miller of With a Grateful Heart. She created this pretty spring card using products from her CropStop prize package! Christine started with a white cardstock base and layered rectangular … Continue reading

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Inked Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the fun technique of inked embossing folders. To create a background for your project you can apply ink to your embossing folder a) with a brayer or b) directly from the ink pad. Load your paper in, … Continue reading

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February Challenge – Link Party #25

It’s time for our monthly challenge here on the blog! I’ve had so much fun creating Valentine related cards and projects this year and I couldn’t wait to share this one with you! I chose Kraft colored cardstock for my … Continue reading

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Winner and Top Pick

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

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Glassine Bag Envelope

Today’s project is a Glassine Bag that I decorated to use as a fancy envelope for my card.  Since the envelope features so many embellishments, I kept the card inside very simple. Here’s the recipe for making this pretty Valentine … Continue reading

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Watercolor Tutorial with Distress Ink & Mini Mister

Today I want to share a Watercolor Tutorial using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Mini Misters! Distress Inks react wonderfully with water to make some gorgeous looking images…especially when paired with Watercolor Paper! 1. Gather your supplies – Distress Ink/Stamp/Watercolor … Continue reading

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Mini Envelope Valentine

I’m having so much fun creating projects to share with you using CropStop products!! There are so many fun supplies to pick from in the store, and plenty of designs, styles, and techniques to try out too! To begin with … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Kathleen Sawyer

Welcome back to the CropStop blog for another guest design post by the talented Kathleen Sawyer of Kat’s Scrap Box. For her project today, Kathleen created a detailed Valentine card using some great products from CropStop.  She chose kraft colored … Continue reading

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