Friday, May 8, 2015

Crop Stop Embossing Folders

Hello, sweet crafters!  I'm delighted and honored to have you stop by my blog today as I share a project I made for Crop Stop.  One of the MANY terrific products sold at Crop Stop are their Embossing Folders.  They carry (are you SERIOUSLY ready for this???) 346 different Embossing Folders at Crop Stop!  If you're not familiar with them, you will definitely want to take a closer look.  They're inexpensive, easy to use, and they add SO MUCH texture and personality to your cards and projects.  For this particular card, I used the Tall Trees  All Dressed Up Collection" Embossing Folder.  But you can achieve this effect with ANY of the embossing folders they carry.  Once I embossed my cardstock, I distressed the raised up part a bit by using a piece of sand paper to give it a worn look.  You can actually see this even better in my close-up that I've shared on the Crop Stop Blog.
Once I embossed the cardstocks, I machine stitched them together.  This alone gave my base a lot of texture.  Next, I added some Trendy Tape/Washi Tape to the top just for a little POP of color.  My sentiment was made by applying a rub-on sentiment to a piece of black cardstock, and tying it with Ivory Burlap String.  And...let's not forget my favorite part - the FLOWERS!  In the bottom left-hand corner, I added some Petaloo Leaves, a Petaloo Textured Elements Flower, and two Petaloo Botanica Collection small Sugared Flowers.  There's also more of the Ivory Burlap String tied into that bundle.  How sweet!
I really do hope that you will take some time to browse through Crop Stop's MANY wonderful products, and especially focus on their 300+ Embossing Folders and all the great flowers, trims and embellishments to go along with them.  Today is a perfect day to treat yourself to something new!

I'm sharing my card here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Don't Abandon The Coral

DRS Designs Challenge #173 - Hot Trends/Beautiful Backgrounds - I used an embossing folder to create my backgrounds, and inked them.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Let's Get Sentimental - I used a rub-on for my sentiment on this card.
Happy shopping and crafting!


  1. Love the rich color on this sweet card, Karen! You always think of all the little details that make a card spectacular!

  2. Very pretty Karen - love all the texture!!

  3. Wonderful project Karen !
    I am your new follower !

  4. Very pretty. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  5. GORGEOUSNESS!!! I saw this card in the SSS gallery and had to pop over to tell you just how gorgeous it is (although I'm sure you already know)! Love the burlap flower and the deep crimson tones.

  6. Love the rustic look of the flower and your bgs are wonderful! Thanks for joining in the DRS Designs challenge!

  7. What a stellar creation you've made here! I really love the color combo and how it's so full of energy and movement. How clever to emboss on two layers and then add stitching! I also like the ivory burlap string and how you've added such incredible texture at so many different points. Your work is always a joy to see and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Gorgeous, beautiful card, love that fabulous flower.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. just beautiful I have that same Embossing folder , as always you did a Beautiful job.
    have a great week
    God Bless