Karen Letchworth here today sharing a lovely CropStop project I created with some of the WONDERFUL supplies they carry. I can’t even begin to tell you how IN LOVE I am with their Petaloo Botanica Sugared Berries and coordinating Petaloo Botanica Sugared Flowers. They are STUNNING! I can’t wait to try them in another color scheme, and to make more coordinating hand-stained seam binding with their lovely Prima Color Bloom Sprays to match them. I am SO loving all the wonderful products carried at CropStop, and I highly recommend doing some browsing (and shopping). Just look at this lovely card and envelope set I created using their lovely supplies.
This card was created with some October Afternoon patterned papers, and a piece of vellum onto which I stamped my sentiment using Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Stamp Pad and inked the edges with Denim Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad; then I machine stitched it together. To embellish my card, I added a bunch of Petaloo Sugared Berries in Teal, as well as a bow of Natural Burlap String. You may also notice that I used some of the hand-stained seam binding that I created for a previous CropStop tutorial (you can see that tutorial here: Hand-Stained Seam Binding), and to some of the ribbon, I added a bit of Tim Holtz Walnut Ink Spray to give it a rustic or shabby look. In the upper right corner of my card, you will see a sweet rusty little Tim Holtz Ideology Mini Safety Pin. They’re small, but they add such a lovely touch to your cards. Then, in the bottom right corner of my card, you will notice three little dots, and they were made with Cosmic Shimmer in Holly, another sweet little touch (and they come in seven different colors). I’m telling you, CropStop is filled with wonderful supplies waiting to adorn your next card or project.
Well, I couldn’t stop there! I also decided to decorate the envelope for this card, and CropStop made that a breeze as well. I took a Doodlebug Envelope in Swimming Pool Blue (which matched my teal/turquoise hues so nicely), and to that I added a Petaloo Botanica Sugared Flower in Teal, a scrap of burlap, and a bow made from Natural Burlap String. These sweet Doodlebug Envelopes comes in different colors and shapes/sizes; but this particular Swimming Pool color fits a basic 4 x 5 1/2″ small card just perfectly.
I hope this has inspired you to do some SHOPPING! CropStop has everything a crafter could ever dream of, and more. Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!
Karen Letchworth for CropStop