Category Archives: cropstop

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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Watercolor Tutorial with Distress Ink & Mini Mister

Today I want to share a Watercolor Tutorial using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Mini Misters! Distress Inks react wonderfully with water to make some gorgeous looking images…especially when paired with Watercolor Paper! 1. Gather your supplies – Distress Ink/Stamp/Watercolor … Continue reading

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Mini Envelope Valentine

I’m having so much fun creating projects to share with you using CropStop products!! There are so many fun supplies to pick from in the store, and plenty of designs, styles, and techniques to try out too! To begin with … Continue reading

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Valentine Teddy — Free Printable

Hello Everyone! I’m back today to share another Valentine card with you and a free printable! I made two of this card in slightly different color schemes. I started with white cardstock as my base and added a stip of … Continue reading

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