Category Archives: altered

Mini Album Tutorial

Today I have something a little different to share with you…. a tutorial for creating a mini album! This method is fairly versatile in that you can make it any size you like, with as many pages as you need, … 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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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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Weathered Barnwood

As promised, I’m back again today to share two more cards I created using yesterday’s tutorial for faux barnwood (or faux weathered wood) backgrounds. These cards feature the Hickory Smoke backround. For this first card, I cut a large circle … Continue reading

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DIY Weathered Wood Background

Today I have a fun tutorial for creating faux barnwood (or faux weathered wood) backgrounds. There are many different ways to create this look (and I may share some of the others later this year), but today I’m going to … 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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October Guest Designer, Christine Miller

Hello, CropStop friends!  We’re so honored to have you all stop by today.  We have a new Guest Designer for the Month of October, and her name is Christine Miller.  Christine has been a friend of the fun CropStop Challenges, … Continue reading

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July Guest Designer, Stephanie Wright

Welcome to the CropStop Blog, everyone!  For the month of July, we have special Guest Designer, Stephanie Wright.  Stephanie has been playing along in the CropStop challenges for some time now, and she is a sweet and talented artist.  She … Continue reading

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June Guest Designer, Gail Scott

Hello, friends of CropStop!  Welcome back to our blog as we introduce our talented Guest Designer for the month of June, Gail Scott.  Gail has creatively used several wonderful products from CropStop to create this lovely card, and she will … Continue reading

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Tim Holtz Vintage Candy Cane Tutorial

It’s beginning to be that time of the year again when we will all be creating LOTS of Christmas cards.  One very popular embellishment for Christmas cards and projects is the use of candy canes.  I’ve seen one big brand … Continue reading

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