Category Archives: stencils

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

Posted in Candi Dots, cards, cropstop, cuttlebug, distress ink, distress stain, embellishment, embossing, flowers, funky, Heartfelt Creations, heidi swapp, paper project, petaloo, prima, ranger, spring, stamping, stencils, tim holtz | 2 Comments

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

Posted in cards, challenge, cropstop, distress, distress ink, gesso, Linky Party, paper project, ranger, snowflakes, spellbinders, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, winter | 14 Comments

November Challenge – Link Party #34

Today I have a handmade journal to share with you. I started out to create a gratitude journal, but decided to make it do double duty by adding currently journal pages to it as well.  I sent this fun little … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, canvas, challenge, cropstop, distress crayons, distress paint, distress stain, flowers, freebie, gesso, Linky Party, petaloo, prima, ranger, ribbon, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial | 13 Comments

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

Posted in autumn, butterflies, canvas, christmas, cropstop, distress crayons, distress ink, Easter, embellishment, gesso, home decor, patriotic, ranger, spring, stamping, stencils, tag, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, Valentines, winter, xmas | 2 Comments

September Challenge – Link Party # 32

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s already September and time for another link party! We’re heading into one my favorite seasons of the year – autumn! For today’s card I chose to showcase some bright yellow sunflowers … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, cards, challenge, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress ink, distress oxide, embellishment, flower, Heartfelt Creations, inkpad, Linky Party, Martha Stewart, nestabilities, punch, ranger, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, watercolor | 9 Comments

Back To School

It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even … Continue reading

Posted in back to school, cards, chipboard, circles, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress ink, distress stain, embossing folders, gesso, inkpad, nestabilities, spellbinders, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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

Posted in card, cropstop, distress, distress oxide, embellishment, flowers, Heartfelt Creations, heidi swapp, inkpad, sizzix, spray ink, stamping, stencils, tim holtz | 2 Comments

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

Posted in altered, circles, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress, distress crayons, distress ink, distress oxide, distress stain, embellishment, freebie, inkpad, masculine, ranger, spellbinders, stamping, stencils, tag, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

Posted in cards, challenge, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress, distress ink, distress oxide, distress paint, embellishment, gesso, inkpad, Linky Party, Martha Stewart, ranger, Reinkers, sizzix, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, watercolor | 7 Comments

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

Posted in cards, cropstop, cuttlebug, die cuts, distress, distress oxide, distress paint, embellishment, flowers, funky, inkpad, nestabilities, petaloo, ranger, spellbinders, stamping, stencils, texture, tim holtz, tutorial, watercolor | 3 Comments