Category Archives: inkpad

May Challenge – Link Party #28

It’s the second week of May, and time for another challenge here on the Cropstop blog! I’ve been enjoying playing with some new products from the Cropstop store. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial that uses the Gelli Printing Plate, … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Baby Wipe

I have another mid-week inspiration post for you again this week.  Today’s card features a used baby wipe turned into a beautiful butterfly. Instead of throwing away the baby wipes I’ve used to clean up my work area after using … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Backgrounds

Here’s a mid-week Bonus Post to get your creativity going…. Today I want to share a quick and easy way to create background for your cards using embossing folders and distress inks.(Cropstop carries a large selection of both — stop … Continue reading

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Distress Oxides & Gelli Printing Plates

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about (if not not bought and experimented with) the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  If you haven’t used them yet, you’re missing out! They are wonderful cross between pigment and dye … Continue reading

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Embossing Spacer

Today’s card showcases one of the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets that Cropstop added to the store this year.  You’ll want to stop by and check them out – they make beautiful focal points for your cards! To create this … Continue reading

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Mini Stencils

Hello everyone, welcome back to the Cropstop blog! Here in the USA, it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year – springtime! My card today reflects the greens that have been popping up all around me this past month! … 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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Inked Embossing Folder

Today’s card features the fun technique of inked embossing folders. To create a background for your project you can apply ink to your embossing folder a) with a brayer or b) directly from the ink pad. Load your paper in, … 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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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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