Category Archives: circles

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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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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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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DIY Cardboard Buttons

Hello fellow crafters! I have another mini tutorial for you today. I’m going to show you how to make cardboard buttons so you’ll never have to worry about not having just the right color to match your project ever again!  … Continue reading

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February Challenge – Link Party #25

It’s time for our monthly challenge here on the blog! I’ve had so much fun creating Valentine related cards and projects this year and I couldn’t wait to share this one with you! I chose Kraft colored cardstock for my … 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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Merry Christmas Reindeer

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with two Merry Christmas Reindeer cards. These Spellbinders Reindeer were perfect for the front of the card.  They come as a set of 4, but I chose to cut two off for one of the cards. … Continue reading

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Birthday cards

Hey everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I’ve created a pair of birthday cards that will be sure to please. I’ve used an assortment of products from the CropStop store. The papers are from the same paper pack – Pink Paislee’s … Continue reading

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