Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Guest Designer – Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright (of Sasha Belle Designs) is our guest designer for today! She’s sharing a fun technique called “Faux Metal” that she used to create this beautiful CAS card! I ask Stephanie for instructions on creating the faux metal look … Continue reading

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Embossing Spacer

Today’s card showcases one of the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets that Cropstop added to the store this year.  You’ll want to stop by and check them out – they make beautiful focal points for your cards! To create this … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Janis Woolbright

Janis Woolbright (from Her Peaceful Garden) is our guest designer again today. She created a lovely French – Shabby Chic card for us today. Here’s  how she put this beautiful card together: 1.  Cut a panel from pink Core’dinations Pastel … Continue reading

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April Challenge – Link Party #27

Today I’m sharing a mixed media card that includes several different embellishments and mediums.  There’s plenty of texture and dimension to this spring collage. To create the base for this card I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white … 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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Mini Stencils

Hello everyone, welcome back to the Cropstop blog! Here in the USA, it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year – springtime! My card today reflects the greens that have been popping up all around me this past month! … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Janis Woolbright

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog! Today we have a lovely card from one of our April Guest Designers – Janis Woolbright of Her Peaceful Garden. Janis created a beautiful spring card to share with us today so let’s get … Continue reading

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Easter Tag

Today I’m sharing an Easter gift ensemble I created with a punched paper bag and a pretty spring tag. To create my tag I started with a 5.75 x 3.75 piece of  kraft cardstock. I cut a coral piece of … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Karen Letchworth

I had an empty guest designer spot in March and decided to ask an old pro at creating beautiful cards to showcase Cropstop products if she would fill it! — Welcome back Karen Letchworth from My Cup Runneth Over. To … Continue reading

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Color Bursts and Gesso

Today I’m sharing a set of three cards that are pretty quick to make and full of texture and color!! To create the background for these cards: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size and tapped out just … Continue reading

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