Friday, June 15, 2018

Guest Designer - Donna Phelan

 We're back with another "Guest Designer Friday." This is our third and final week to share the talent of Donna Phelan of Crafting by the Beach. Today Donna has created an awesome masculine card just in time for Father's Day!  Here's what Donna says about putting this masterpiece together: 

"Good Morning!

I am back Guest Designing over at the CropStop Blog, this is my
3rd and final day!  What FUN it has been. 

Thank you all so much!

They have the most wonderful Challenges and an amazing CropStop Store
where you can find all of your paper crafting needs. 
Dies, Embossing Folders, Storage, Punches and Paper, just to name a few. 
Go on over and check them out, you'll be glad you did!

Today I am sharing a Father's Day card with you all.....there's still a little bit of time
to create one for the man in your life too!

This is an A2 Top Folding Card.
4 1/4 inches x 11 inches, scored at 5 1/2 inches.

My Designer Paper is Sea Glass by Craft Smith.

I used the My Favorite Things dies;
Notched Border, Harlequin Border, Mini Pennants and Mini Tabs.

Spellbinders; Classic and Scallop Oval dies.

Stamps by Gina K Designs; By The Sea and Masculine Tags.
Inks in; Raven Black and Tempting Turquoise.
Foam Squares.
Image colored with Copic Markers."

Thanks for sharing your work with us Donna - you did a fabulous job of guest designing and made my job easy with all the details, photos, and links you provided! 
Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! I'll look forward to seeing your work appear in the gallery!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Far Out

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a super fun card I created that includes a galaxy background and an action wobble spring!  Instead of starting off with white watercolor paper, I decided to use a piece of dark blue card stock as the base......

Here's how I created my background:

Next I:
  • added some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges
  • added some white paint spatters to resemble stars
  • stamped several images from the Changito in Space (Stampendous) stamp set on watercolor paper
  • colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and used q-tips and baby oil to blend the color

  • I fussy cut and popped up the rocket with mounting tape 
  • Using a circle punch, I cut out the monkey astronaut and added dimension to my card front by popped him up with an Action Wobble Spring
  • I added some accents and the sentiment by stamping in Versamark watermark ink and adding white embossing powder
  • I stamped a few more images inside the card and colored them as above

Now it's your turn to share your creativity with us! Stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that includes a product or two from companies in the Cropstop store! Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Guest Designer -- Donna Phelan

On today's "Guest Designer Friday" I get to share yet another beautiful card created by our talented guest designer, Donna Phelan of Crafting By The Beach. Donna is sharing another great tutorial with our blog readers that includes lots of photos! Here's what Donna says about putting her pretty floral card together:
"Good Morning!

I am happy to be back as a Guest Designing on the CropStop Blog.

No sentiment, just a pretty all occasion card! 

Here's how I created it!

I layered 2 of the My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Rectangles together, die cutting in White card stock.  This creates an easy and decorative frame.

I die cut the Memory Box Distress Windham Collage from White card stock and topped it with my pretty Cross Stitched Rectangle frame.  I then layered a piece of pretty Violet card stock behind that.  Adhering a piece of Fun Foam using Scor Tape to the back of all of those layers.  The Fun Foam gives this panel a nice sturdy feel.  

Next I cut the pretty Dogwood Blossom Corner die by Poppy Stamps
from Violet and Green card stock.  I cropped the flowers from the Violet piece and layered them on to the Green vine.  Topped with Adhesive Pearls.

My butterfly is from the Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit die.  I just snipped the largest butterfly from the die cut and again backed it with the pretty Violet card stock.  
It just POPS! 
Added one more Adhesive Pearl.

As always, a little bit of dimension.  I flipped up the butterfly wings a bit.

I stamped a wee little butterfly on the inside as well as a little vine.
Sending Love Stamps by Gina K Designs.
Inks in Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi."

Thanks for sharing your talent with us again this week, Donna!
Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! I'll look forward to seeing your work appear in the gallery!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

We have a WINNER!

 It’s time to announce the winner from our last link-up!
Chosen by, the winner is:
Please email 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 so much for linking your lovely projects up to Cropstop!  We love seeing your work via the link up, so swing by the current party and showoff the projects you’ve been working on!