Card video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas

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Ever have the urge to play with colors that don’t technically line up with the established colors of a particular genre? What? Yes? ME TOO! And so, I say, go with what makes you happy. I was playing around with some new ink (Hot Mama from Simon Says Stamp, which I didn’t expect to be as purply as it is), … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas

Happy World Card Making Day, Y’all!

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It’s here. World Cardmaking Day. And this marks the very first WCD that has found me, Cathy Zielske, a firmly entrenched maker of said cards. I still cannot get over how much fun this stuff is. To celebrate this fine day, I’ve created a card that features many techniques I have learned lo these past many months! A little ink … Read More

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Simple Copic Coloring on Small Images

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For the past six months, I’ve slowly been adding to my Copic marker collection. At roughly $7.99 a pop, they can add up in a hurry, but boy, once you try coloring with them, you’ll probably see what all the fuss is about. However, I wanted to share a simple card for those of you who are thinking of getting … Read More

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Super Simple with CZ (a new series at Simon Says Stamp!) + New Releases

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Today I’m starting a new series with Simon Says Stamp and the goal is simple: make really simple cards. I know what you may be thinking, “But Cathy, aren’t all of your cards kind of simple?”, and the answer to that is more or less, yes, but I want to start featuring a few cards that are less technique driven, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple with CZ (a new series at Simon Says Stamp!) + New Releases

Mama Elephant 5-Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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Today I’m happy to be a part of the Mama Elephant 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! If you’ve arrived here from Nichol’s blog, hello and welcome! This is Day 3 of the 3-Day Stampede! (Find Day 1 and Day 2, respectively!) I loved working with these new products! Mama Elephant was the very first set I ever bought and used Copic … Read More

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Free Card Sentiment Printable

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It was bound to happen. I got pun-ny. In my effort to become a better Copic marker colorer, I decided to print out some test images to print and whaddya know? I came up with this super simple sentiment panel that you can download, print and color in, too! Then you can give it to someone in your life who … Read More

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Rainbow Shaker Card and Video Tutorial

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I have taken another step on the ladder of card making, and this step is know as the Shaker Card Rung. Yes, after getting my hands on some recent sequin goodness from Pretty Pink Posh, I decided it was time to take the plunge. I know what you’re thinking: “But Cathy, how can someone who was goth in college make … Read More

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Card Share: Enjoy the Ride

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My best friend’s nephew is getting married and I wanted to bust out my Bicycle Built for Two stamp and die set and see what kind of card might shake out. And what shook out? Oh, that’s easy: cuteness. Seriously though. I know you might look at me and think, “But Cathy doesn’t like cuteness,” and I would have to say … Read More

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Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway

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Today I’m excited to be part of the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop! I made a very bold, graphic holiday card and it is actually pretty simple once you get past all the foam adhesive! The two new Hero Arts products I used for my card are the Poster Christmas Carol stamps and the 12-point Infinity Stars. … Read More

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Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Well they say there is a first for everything and today I’m honored to be part of the 5th Birthday Bash Blog Hop for Neat & Tangled. Neat & Tangled, if you recall, is the company responsible for the Polygon Cover Plate die, and that die was yet one more stone in my Path to Becoming Obsessed with Cardmaking (see this post for the … Read More

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