Category Archives: embellishment

Zentangle Butterfly

Cropstop has several different Zentangle stamps in stock right now, and I just love all the detail included in them. Today I’m showcasing the beautiful Zentangle Butterfly set from Woodware Clear Stamps. To create my card I: Stamped my Zentangle … Continue reading

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Mini Notebooks

Hello friends! Today I have a fun little project to share with you.  I recently purchased some mini notepads and turned them into cute little Valentine gifts with matching decorated paper clips. Here’s how I customized my cover: I carefully … Continue reading

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February Challenge – Link Party #37

It’s time for a new challenge here on the Cropstop blog, and today I’m sharing a Valentine card I created with a pretty stenciled background. Here’s how I put this card together: Using sponge daubers, I applied Worn Lipstick Distress … Continue reading

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Quilted Sympathy

Today I have a quilt themed sympathy card to share with you. I keep my paper scraps organized in pockets according to color, so it’s fairly easy to pull out some matching pieces and create a background like this one. … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Today I’m sharing a winter wonderland card I created in whites and blues. Instead of using all of one brand of product, I combined several to create the bright winter sky behind my snow scene. To create my sky I: … Continue reading

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Dictionary Page Background

Today I’m sharing a somewhat funky style of card created with an old dictionary page and some Tim Holtz distress products. To create my card I: Rubbed some Salty Ocean Distress Ink randomly across my old dictionary page Added some … Continue reading

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Money Holder

Christmas is just one week away, and if you’re like me, money and gift cards will be part of your holiday giving this year. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy money holder I created to make my monetary gifts … Continue reading

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December Challenge – Link Party #35

It’s time for our last link party of 2017! Announcing a few changes for 2018 Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes The Challenge is moving to the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas

It’s hard for me to believe it’s December already, but my calendar says it’s so! Today I’m sharing a quick and simple card I created along with a free Christmas carol printable. To create this card I: Inked the Christmas … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

It’s hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is already behind us and we’re quickly heading into Christmas, but it’s true! Maybe it’s just me, but this first year of working for Cropstop as a designer seems to have passed … Continue reading

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