Category Archives: spring

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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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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Mini Stretched Burlap Canvas

Today I’m featuring one of the stretched canvas’ Cropstop carries in the store. This one is a mini (4 x 4) one made of burlap.  I decided to make an interchangeable piece of decor with mine. Here’s step by step … 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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Dryer Sheet Texture

A few years ago there was technique going around that featured stamped scenes with a used dryer sheet glued over the top and glitter added.  I tried it, but found it dulled my stamping more than I liked. After experimenting … Continue reading

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Faux Epoxy Sticker + Distress Oxides

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating faux epoxy stickers as well as showcasing more backgrounds I made using the NEW Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz! To create the background for this first card, I pulled out my Watercolor Stencil … Continue reading

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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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Vintage Receipt Holder

Today I want to share with you a fun way to create your own home decor pieces using a Mix The Media Receipt Holder.  “Back in the day store owners would tuck receipts behind these metal holders to keep track … 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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