Category Archives: texture

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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UTEE Texture

Here we are at the end of January already and before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here! Today I’m sharing a fun tutorial for making textured embellishments for your cards. Let’s get started… To start: I cut a … 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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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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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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