Author Archives: Esther Asbury

Faux Epoxy Sticker + Distress Oxides

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating faux epoxy stickers as well as showcasing more backgrounds I made using the NEW Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz! To create the background for this first card, I pulled out my Watercolor Stencil … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Kate Dykstra

Time for another guest design spot and today’s card features the work of Kate Dykstra of Small Bits of Paper. Kate has an eye for creating some of the cutest cards, and I enjoy getting inspiration from her blog and … Continue reading

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For Love of the Sea

Today’s card features a fun way to create your own backgrounds using Distress Oxide Re-inkers from the Cropstop store.  Here’s a little tutorial to show you how I made the pretty blue-green backgrounds on these sea cards. Step One: Drop … Continue reading

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Guest Designer- Marsha Drain

Happy Friday! Today we’re back with another beautiful card by our talented guest designer, Marsha Drain of Gramma’s Room! I just love this western style card with the woodgrain embossing and beautiful horse stamp! Marsha shares how she put this … Continue reading

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May Challenge – Link Party #28

It’s the second week of May, and time for another challenge here on the Cropstop blog! I’ve been enjoying playing with some new products from the Cropstop store. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial that uses the Gelli Printing Plate, … 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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GIVEAWAY!

Today I have a giveaway  (retail value over $30!) featuring products from the Cropstop store.  Here’s what’s included in the prize: 1 Rectangle Embossing Spacer 1 Package Red Petaloo Flowers 1 Large Green Burlap Flower 1 Gelli Printing Plate (3 … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Marsha Drain

Welcome back to the Cropstop Blog! Today we’re feature a card from our guest designer, Marsha Drain of Gramma’s Room.  Marsha created a lovely birthday card to showcase some of the products carried in the Cropstop store. Here’s what Marsha … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Baby Wipe

I have another mid-week inspiration post for you again this week.  Today’s card features a used baby wipe turned into a beautiful butterfly. Instead of throwing away the baby wipes I’ve used to clean up my work area after using … Continue reading

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Vintage Receipt Holder

Today I want to share with you a fun way to create your own home decor pieces using a Mix The Media Receipt Holder.  “Back in the day store owners would tuck receipts behind these metal holders to keep track … Continue reading

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