Category Archives: cards

October Challenge – Link Party #33

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating a fun patchwork pumpkin. I’m also including three different ways you can use your finished pumpkin. To create the pumpkin: Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly bigger than your pumpkin template … Continue reading

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Zentangles

I’m so excited because I actually created a clean-and-simple card that I like! (smile) Usually, this style is very hard for me, and more often than not I don’t like the finished project! Cropstop sells several different Zentangle stamps (and … Continue reading

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Prima Dolls

Happy October to you!! Today I’m sharing a slim card I made using one of the Prima doll stamps from the Holiday Bliss Planner Stamp set. Cropstop currently has two of their dolls in stock – Betty With a Hair … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves

Here we are at the last week of September already! I love the beauty of nature during autumn, so I decided to create a bright and colorful background in fall colors using Ken Oliver Color Burst. To create my card I: … Continue reading

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September Challenge – Link Party # 32

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s already September and time for another link party! We’re heading into one my favorite seasons of the year – autumn! For today’s card I chose to showcase some bright yellow sunflowers … Continue reading

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Autumn Background

Today I’m sharing a fairly quick and easy card featuring a bright autumn background created with Distress Inks. To create my background: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size Using sponge daubers, I began inking my paper with … Continue reading

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Back To School

It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even … Continue reading

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August Challenge – Link Party #31

It’s time for a new link party here on the Cropstop blog! Before I get to today’s project, I want to take a minute to thank each one of you who faithfully link up to this blog each month.  It … Continue reading

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Creating Backgrounds

One thing I love about the paper crafting world is that we all have our own style and there’s no right or wrong way to create our art. “Variety is the spice of life,” and I enjoy trying different techniques and … Continue reading

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Distress Stained Flowers

Hard to believe it’s the last day of July already! My summer flower beds are full of beautiful blooms — everything from black-eyed-Susans to daisies to knock-out roses. I enjoy all the different varieties of flowers, and try to add … Continue reading

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