September Challenge – Link Party # 32

100_4990Where 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 in fall colors.

100_4967Here’s how I created the sunflowers on my card:




  • The next step was cutting slits in each flower to form petals
  • I used my stylus to roll each petal tip for added dimension
  • Since I didn’t have any dark brown seed beads, I came up with the idea to add coffee grounds to the centers of each flower — I love the look it gives them!

100_5001To create my card:


Now it’s your turn to share your creativity with us!

1Here’s how our challenges work:

  • Create ANY new project using products from companies  CropStop carries in the store. It’s ok if you didn’t buy it from us, and also fine if it’s a product we don’t currently have it in stock as long as it’s from one of the companies we carry!
  • Please, no back-linking old projects.
  • Limit five (5) entries per challenge.
  • Link your project here, link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
  • We’ll choose one random Winner who will receive a prize from the CropStop Store!
  • We’ll also choose one entry as “Top Pick.” That entry will be eligible to be a guest designer for a future post.

Thanks so much for linking up with us, we look forward to seeing all your great entries this month. Grab our badge and help us spread the word that CropStop is a great place to play along!









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9 Responses to September Challenge – Link Party # 32

  1. Oooh, I just love this! The sunflowers, burlap and kraft are so perfect for fall creating.

  2. Gail Scott says:

    I will gladly send you my address and you can mail me that card! Heheheh
    OH my goodness so lovely— I am a freak for sunflowers – and your card is sooooo beautiful – thanks for sharing – have a blessed week!

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  4. Beautiful, wow, coffee grounds for the center, I know a few coffee lovers who would probably love that 🙂 I love the way you colored them too, lovely layout and beautiful inside as well!

  5. D.Ann C says:

    Those gorgeous sunflowers look terrific with those fab backgrounds! Bet they smell great with the coffee grounds!! Genius idea!!

  6. Janis in ID says:

    Gorgeous autumn sunflower card!! Love all the texture and detailing. The coffee grounds centers was a brilliant idea!
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  8. Such a gorgeous card Esther, love every detail and for sure love sunflowers!
    Hugs, Sherry x

  9. Love it!! 🙂
    Karen C

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