February Challenge – Link Party #25

100_4964It’s time for our monthly challenge here on the blog! I’ve had so much fun creating Valentine related cards and projects this year and I couldn’t wait to share this one with you!

I chose Kraft colored cardstock for my A2 card base and added a sheet of text designer paper matted on bright red cardstock. 

To make that giant heart, I ran my Kraft paper through my Fiskars paper crimper and rubbed my Tim Holtz Fired Brick distress ink pad over the top.

100_4969A handmade bouquet of flowers tied with baker’s twine, sentiment from Momenta, and a piece of Crochet Lace from Petaloo completed this elegant Valentine’s Card.

If you’d like to make one of those “Paper Wrapped Flower Bouquets” for yourself here’s a mini tutorial I created for you!

rosesSupplies and Tools: Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die, Flower Punch, Stylus, Cardstock, Hot Glue Gun,  Dictionary page or newspaper (also useful the Craft Molding Mat )

To start with Punch 4 flowers from cardstock and cut one Scallop Circle from dictionary page or newspaper  Step 1 Fold Scalloped Circle as shown above Step 2 Using your stylus, lightly press the center of two punched flowers to fold upwards Step 3 Using the small end of your stylus, fold two flowers up over the end to form a tight center for your rose Step 4 Assemble flower by hot gluing the two tightly folded petals together Step 5 Add inside layers to the two slightly cupped flowers to complete your rose

heart template

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


Here’s how our challenges work:

  • Create any new project(s) using any product sold at CropStop Store. It’s okay if you didn’t buy it from us – just have a look in the store and see if we have what you’re using (we probably do).  If it’s a company we carry, then it’s fine if we don’t necessarily have the particular color or style you use.  Please, no back-linking old projects.  Limit five (5) entries per month/challenge.   You’re welcome to share ANY project with us.
  • Link your project here in our linkup using this handy dandy linky tool below.   Link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
  • We’ll choose one random winner who will receive a prize pack of CropStop goodies!   The WINNER will be announced the night before the new challenge starts. (New challenges always start on the second Wednesday of the month.)
  • We’ll also choose one entry as “Top Pick” and announce it along with the winner. Whoever is selected “Top Pick” will be eligible to do a guest design post in the future.

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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6 Responses to February Challenge – Link Party #25

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  3. D.Ann C says:

    Such pretty flowers wrapped up so nicely! I love the swipe of color across the corrugated heart, too!

  4. Marjeta says:

    Love DT card. It is so adorable. Love how you wrap up flowers.


  5. Kate Dykstra says:

    Your card is beautiful, Esther! I just love the paper-wrapped bouquet! How pretty!

    Special thanks to Shoregirl for letting me know about your site and challenge! I’m thrilled to join the fun!

  6. Gail says:

    Beautiful creation – TFS and for the challenge

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