Category Archives: distress

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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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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Sandpaper Sandcastle

Summer time is in full swing here in the USA, and there are plenty of people enjoying their vacations on a sandy shore somewhere. With vacations by the sea in mind, I created a fun beach themed card that includes … Continue reading

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Floral Timepiece

Today’s card features a lot of Tim Holtz products. Not only is the clock ones of his dies, but there’s quite a few layers of distress ink in one form or another. To create the background for my card, I … Continue reading

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Packing Tape Glitter Technique

Today I’m sharing a fun technique for adding glitter behind your die cuts pieces. All you need is a piece of packing tape! Step One: Die cut your image Step Two: Adhere a piece of clear packing tape to the … Continue reading

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Burlap Canvas

I have a little mid-week inspiration for you today….. a burlap canvas decor decor project! I’m also sharing a mini tutorial I use for making layered 3D flowers. Cropstop currently has both stretched burlap and natural canvases in 4 x … 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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