Category Archives: paper project

Black and White Zentangle

Hello blog readers, it’s time for another inspiration post here on the Cropstop blog. Today I’m sharing a black and white card I created using one of Cropstop’s Zentangle stamps. Actually I made two cards with slightly different designs on … Continue reading

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Acetate Window

Recently I’ve been playing around with acetate and decided to share a card with you featuring an acetate window in the center. My card features two Dina Wakley little birdies to remind us that spring is “just around the corner.” … Continue reading

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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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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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January Challenge – Link Party #36

Happy New Year everyone —Welcome to 2018! Just in case you missed the December announcement I’ll re-post it again: Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes The Challenge … 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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Ghirardelli Treat Holders

I recently made these Ghirardelli Treat Holders for the ladies in a card-making group I’ve started attending this year. I think they’d make great favors for a fall party or maybe for your Thanksgiving table. With a different color scheme … Continue reading

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Elegant Pearls

A friend of mine (from college days) is getting married this month, so I wanted to create a somewhat simple/somewhat elegant looking card to send her.  Since it’s fall, I used a deep coral colored cardstock as my main color … Continue reading

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