Friday, December 7, 2018

Guest Designer - Jennifer Lewis

 Today we have a brand new guest designer here on the Cropstop blog. Her name is Jennifer Lewis and she makes some super cute cards! (You can visit her Splitcoast Stampers Gallery by clicking here.) Jennifer is sharing a fun masculine card with us today. In her own words Jennifer says:

"This card started with a magazine print transfer on my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.  I've found that the Ranger Distress Paints work really well to get just the right thin layer of paint to pull a good print.  But the travel magazine that I used had pages that were a bit too glossy to get a great print. No problem, It still makes a cool background.  And because I had been using a travel magazine, I was inspired to make a card using my Art Impressions "Born to Ride" stamp.  In order to make it look like a Polaroid picture snapped on a road trip through this place in the magazine picture, I masked off a square to stamp the biker and sponged in some blue sky all around him. I popped my "Polaroid" up on foam squares at a carefree angle and tied it up with a bit of black twine."

Art Impressions "Born to Ride"

Memento Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue
Distress Ink -  Black Soot
Spectrum Noir Markers

Other Products:
Distress Paints in Black Soot, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry
Spellbinders Card Creator A and B dies
 Now it's your turn to share the projects you've been working on! Stop by the current link party and link up any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


It’s time to announce the winner from our last link-up!
Chosen by our winning entry is:
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! 

Monday, December 3, 2018

December Link Party #46

Happy December! It's time for a new link party here on the blog and today I'm sharing a fun festive card to kick things off.

Supplies and Tools used on this card:
St. Nicholas 2 Stamp Set (Graphic 45)
Pine Needles/Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Dotted Ovals Dies (Spellbinders)

Now it’s your turn to share the projects you’ve been working on! As always our link party is "Anything Goes" with these few simple rules

  1. Create ANY new project using a product or two from one of the 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!)
  2. Please, no back-linking old projects
  3. Limit 5 entries per challenge
  4. 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! (100 or more links = two winners and two prizes!) 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!

Optional Twist for December:
Create a Christmas card in traditional colors (red/green) and I'll enter your name twice in the random drawing for a prize (for each project linked). 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Guest Designer - Marsha Drain

 Christmas is on it's way and today's guest designer (Marsha Drain of Gramma's Room) has a sweet holiday tag to share with us. This beauty would dress up any gift and make it extra special!

Here's how Marsha created her lovely tag:
"I cut out a tag using the Elizabeth Crafts Design die and also cut out the leaves using one of the dies in the set.  Backed the front to a green background using Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent Tape runner.  The ornaments are stamped with Great Impression stamps, colored with Copics. Then I added Ranger Glossy Accents (my favorite brand) to each ornament.  Used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator to sponge on Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the tag.  The last touch was to make the little bows for each ornament - impossible without the Craft-Dee Bowz tool."

Have you been creating Christmas tags? If so I'd love to see them, 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.