Category Archives: cropstop

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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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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Mini Chalkboard

  Today I’m sharing another variation of the Mix The Media Mini Chalkboards. Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this mini piece of home decor: 6 x 6 Mix the Media Chalkboard Petaloo Lace (Blues) Petaloo Flower … Continue reading

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Heidi Swapp Stencils

Do you enjoy using stencils on your projects? Have you ever tried the mini Heidi Swapp sets? I especially like the Frames Set that look like little Polaroid photos. Unfortunately, I’m not always very creative with turning them into cards. … 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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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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Pocket Card

Today I’m sharing a lovely little pocket card I created using some of the awesome products found in the CropStop store! DIRECTIONS: Step One: Cut a piece of kraft cardstock into a 4.25 x 9.75 inch strip.  Step Two: Score at … Continue reading

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Glassine Bag Envelope

Today’s project is a Glassine Bag that I decorated to use as a fancy envelope for my card.  Since the envelope features so many embellishments, I kept the card inside very simple. Here’s the recipe for making this pretty Valentine … Continue reading

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