Category Archives: cards

February Challenge – Link Party #37

It’s time for a new challenge here on the Cropstop blog, and today I’m sharing a Valentine card I created with a pretty stenciled background. Here’s how I put this card together: Using sponge daubers, I applied Worn Lipstick Distress … Continue reading

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UTEE Texture

Here we are at the end of January already and before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here! Today I’m sharing a fun tutorial for making textured embellishments for your cards. Let’s get started… To start: I cut a … Continue reading

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Quilted Sympathy

Today I have a quilt themed sympathy card to share with you. I keep my paper scraps organized in pockets according to color, so it’s fairly easy to pull out some matching pieces and create a background like this one. … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Today I’m sharing a winter wonderland card I created in whites and blues. Instead of using all of one brand of product, I combined several to create the bright winter sky behind my snow scene. To create my sky I: … Continue reading

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Dictionary Page Background

Today I’m sharing a somewhat funky style of card created with an old dictionary page and some Tim Holtz distress products. To create my card I: Rubbed some Salty Ocean Distress Ink randomly across my old dictionary page Added some … Continue reading

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January Challenge – Link Party #36

Happy New Year everyone —Welcome to 2018! Just in case you missed the December announcement I’ll re-post it again: Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes The Challenge … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us! Today I’m sharing one last Christmas card. This card features one of the 5 x 7 embossing folders from Couture Creations. To be honest I was a bit “stumped” when … Continue reading

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Money Holder

Christmas is just one week away, and if you’re like me, money and gift cards will be part of your holiday giving this year. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy money holder I created to make my monetary gifts … Continue reading

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December Challenge – Link Party #35

It’s time for our last link party of 2017! Announcing a few changes for 2018 Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes The Challenge is moving to the … Continue reading

Posted in cards, challenge, christmas, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress oxide, embellishment, embossing folders, Linky Party, liquid pearls, nestabilities, pocket card, ribbon, scor-pal, snowflakes, spellbinders, stamping, tag, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, winter, xmas | 10 Comments

Season’s Greetings

It’s hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is already behind us and we’re quickly heading into Christmas, but it’s true! Maybe it’s just me, but this first year of working for Cropstop as a designer seems to have passed … Continue reading

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