Friday, November 16, 2018

Guest Designer - Rebecca Yahrling

Today we have a beautiful autumn easel card to share with you. This gorgeous fall card was created by our talented guest designer for this week - Rebecca Yahrling (Flickr Gallery here).

Here's what Rebecca says:

"Hi everyone!  I am so happy and honored to once again be a Guest Designer here at Crop Stop. I thought I would try making an easel card for the first time. (I know, I'm behind the times! lol).  It was fun to make and I think I will try to make all of my family's birthday cards as easel cards next year.

I started by cutting a 4 1/4" by 8 1/2" piece of black cardstock (all cs trimmed with Fiskars trimmer)and scored it at 4 1/4" and 6 1/4" then folded at the score lines. I then cut a 4 1/4" square of black cardstock. I then cut a piece of light grey cardstock 4" square. This was then embossed with a Sizzix folder with Fall sentiments (using my Cuttlebug).
This was then adhered to the black square with double sided tape (Scrapbook Adhesives). I then die cut two 3 1/4" lacey squares (Spellbinders) from white cs. On one, I stamped the sentiment (Neat & Tangled) in Versafine onyx black & clear embossed (Hampton Art) at the bottom left. This was then adhered to the grey embossed panel. 
The other lacey square was adhered to the inside of the card, towards the top rather than centered. I then stamped my birch leaves (Neat & Tangled), one fully and then two just partial to make two small leaves, on watercolor paper with Versafine onyx black & clear embossed. I then colored them with a variety of markers (Tombow, Copic & TH distress). The large leaf was die cut (Cuttlebug) with its coordinating die. The two small leaves were fussy cut and I went around all the edges with a black Sharpie. I adhered one small leaf flat using Tombow liquid glue. The 2nd small leaf was popped up over the other one to be the 'catch' for the easel. I added some orange thread to the leaf stem & tied into a knot, trimming the ends. I then popped it up on the front panel. I used my Zig WOS brush (clear) all over the leaves (hope you can see the shine). To finish the card, I added several bronze gems (Hampton Art) as shown. 
Hope you like it and are inspired to make an easel card (especially if you haven't already!). Happy crafting. Becca"

I'd love to see what you've been creating, so stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Bauble Blossoms

Hello friends! It's time for another "Inspiration Monday" post. Today I'm sharing a bright and happy card I created using some new Cropstop supplies I recently acquired!

Here's how I put this card together:

Now it's your turn....stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Guest Designer - Marsha Drain

It's time for some guest designer inspiration, and today we're sharing the work of Marsha Drain of Gramma's Room. Marsha not only made an adorable birthday card, but she also included directions and a template for creating a step card! I love the bright, happy colors of her card, and especially like her fun design.

Here's what Marsha says about putting this cheerful card together:
"Most of the time I do my cutting with a guillotine type cutter but in order to make this side step card, I pulled out my smaller cutter .  I started with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of orange cardstock.  After cutting the two lines as per the template, I moved the card to my Scor pal and scored all the lines.  After making the base and adhering the dotted patterned paper with Tombow Adhesive tape, the really run part began - stamping the cake, the cluster of balloons and coloring them.  Both the cake and the balloons are cut out with coordinating dies.  The large balloons were cut from cardstock that matched the Copic colors I used on the small balloons.  The sentiment piece is cut with a Spellbinder circle die and backed with a Spellbinder scalloped circle die. After coloring the cake, I added liquid pearls to the dots on the cake
All the balloons and sentiment are adhered to the steps with Scor Tape.  The last step was to pop the cake up with dimension foam tape."

Products used:
Paper Sweeties stamps and dies
Stamploration balloon dies
Spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies
Scor pal
I'd love to see what you've been creating, so stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


It’s time to announce the winner from our last link-up!

Entry #19 - Jennifer Lewis

Please email Cropstop owner, Haylie-Jo, at within seven (7) days to claim your prize. Be sure to include your physical mailing address so she can get your prize out to you right away.

Great job everyone! Thanks for playing along on the Cropstop blog - we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work this month! 

 I also want to share these two cards that Jennifer linked up to Cropstop last month.
She took my tutorials for DIY Plaid Marker Backgrounds to a whole new level when she created these beautiful cards! I need to take lessons from her!!!